The Lawyer has released its rankings of the 50 largest litigation practices at the leading US and UK-headquartered firms. The rankings measure litigation revenue overall, as well as Revenue Per Lawyer and Revenue Per Partner.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom tops the table for overall revenue from litigation (litigation, arbitration and disputes), generating more than any other firm in the world last year according to The Lawyer. In 2007, contentious matters at Skadden reportedly brought in $901 million (£450m), or approximately 45 per cent of the firm’s $2bn (£1bn) firmwide revenue.
Cravath Swaine & Moore took the top spot both for RPL and RPP, posting $1.69 million (£845,000) and $8.45m (£4.22m) respectively. Only four UK firms – Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and A&O – made it into the top 50, with litigation revenues of £199m, £177m, £151m and £122m respectively.
A chart of the Top 5 in each category is below: