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BigLaw's Biggest Revenue Gainers And Losers In 2018

Law360 (April 23, 2019, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Five law firms bested the rest of BigLaw in 2018 in terms of year-over-year revenue increases, while five others failed to keep up with the pack in a robust financial year for the legal sector, according to a report released Tuesday.

Aggregate income among the 100 largest law firms in the U.S. by revenue ticked up 8% in 2018, reaching a record $98.7 billion and exceeding 2017's growth of 5.5%, according to the Am Law 100 report released on Tuesday.

The five law firms that saw the largest increases in revenue as a percentage of their overall income in 2018, according...

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP has redefined what it means to be the biggest of BigLaw — weighing in at 2,116 attorneys by year end 2018 and becoming the first firm since Law360 began tracking law firm head counts to top 2,000 U.S.-based attorneys.

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