Each year the American Lawyer publishes a list of the 100 higest-grossing law firms - "The Am Law 100." This year, they're giving a peek of the top 10 largest law firms.
Five Am Law 200 firms posted gross revenue in excess of $1 billion in 2004, the largest number ever. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood broke the billion-dollar barrier for the first time in 2004, while the others did so previously -- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1999; Baker & McKenzie in 2001; and Latham & Watkins and Jones Day in 2003. Gross revenue figures on this chart are rounded to the nearest $500,000. Firms that tied in the rankings are listed alphabetically. Some firms provided fractional full-time equivalent or full-year equivalent lawyer numbers, which were rounded up to the nearest whole number. Firms marked with an asterisk have more than one partnership tier or some partners who are predominantly on fixed-income status.
The top 10 list is available here.