Did you know that the legal service industry globally is projected to attain almost $1045.24 billion USD by 2025? The top 10 globally renowned law offices obviously contribute a lion’s share of this revenue. Legal services will include finance, taxation, business, corporate affairs, patents, conflicts, copyrights, property, labor, antitrust, political and social issues. Here are the leading globally law firms:

  1. DLA Piper is a multinational law firm with employees spread across 40 countries; it was founded in 2005 as a result of a merger amongst many law firms. The headquarters are in Chicago and London and the firm’s key practice areas include government contracts, insurance, education, and technology.
  2. Kirkland & Ellis LLP caters to a niche group of corporate clients and focuses on taxation, corporate, intellectual property, litigation, etc. It employs more than 2000 lawyers and contributes about $4.15 billion in revenues with clients like Delta Airlines, Boeing, Verizon, General Motors, and Nike. The firm was established in 1909 at Chicago and boasts of many famous attorneys like Neil Eggleston, the former White House Counsel to President Obama.
  3. Latham & Watkins LLP was founded in 1934 and employs more than 2700 attorneys spread across the Europe, US, Asia, and the Middle East. It produced well-known attorneys like the former US secretary of State, Bruce Babbitt. It has offices in more than 14 countries and specializes in legal services for political contributions, media and entertainment, white-collar defense, real estate, etc. It offers legal services industries like defense, government services, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, fintech, etc.
  4. Dentons was the outcome of mergers and employs greater than 10,000 attorneys spread across 70 countries, and contributing almost $2.9 billion annually. This multinational law firm operates almost 183 offices and boasts of having the world’s greatest headcount of attorneys.
  5. Baker McKenzie is a global law firm that has its headquarters in Chicago, 7 offices across 46 countries, and employs 4600 lawyers all over the world. This firm contributes $2.92 billion yearly and is one of the biggest in the business in terms of lawyer headcount and revenues.
  6. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP: Popularly called Skadden, this law firm that was set up in 1948, owns 22 offices worldwide and employs more than 1700 attorneys. It is reported to have yearly revenues to the tune of $2.63 billion. The key specialization areas are financial institutions, businesses, and government agencies.
  7. Sidley Austin is a general practice firm in the US focusing on litigation and transactional matters. It contributed $2.04 billion in 2019 and employs more than 2000 lawyers currently. The firm focuses on finance, corporate, regulatory and government issues, tax laws, and employment.
  8. Clifford Chance LLP as set up in 1987 as a result of a merger and its headquarters are in London. The firm has 29 offices worldwide employing 2400 lawyers. Its key specialization areas are healthcare, banks, private equity, logistics, and transport.
  9. Morgan Lewis employs more than 2200 lawyers and was set up in 1873. It is reported to provide almost $2.27 billion in annual revenues. The firm has its headquarters in Philadelphia and has 31 offices worldwide.
  10. Hogan Lovells is an American-British firm with headquarters in Washington DC and London. It came about as a merger between the British firm Lovells and American firm Hogan & Hartson. It employs 2800 attorneys spread across 40 offices worldwide.