Say hello to the Global 100 for 2011. This is the American Lawyer’s list of the world’s 100 largest law firms, ranked by total revenue.
There’s a lot of economic anxiety these days, with fears of a double-dip recession running rampant. But looking back — the list is compiled based on 2010 revenue numbers — the legal business seems to be hanging in there. As noted by Am Law, total revenue for the Global 100 increased by 3 percent last year.
Lawyers are a competitive lot. So you’re probably less interested in the overall figures than in how different firms fared in the rankings….
There wasn’t a huge amount of movement at the top of the list. Here are the top ten on the Global 100:
Don’t see your firm listed above? Perhaps it’s on the extended list, which you can check out over at Am Law.
Right behind Baker & McKenzie and Skadden Arps is DLA Piper, at #3. DLA is a new entrant on the list; as Am Law explains in a footnote, this is the first time it’s publishing global statistics for DLA.
And what about the closely watched metric of profits per partner?