US BigLaw cut down to size

April 26, 2011 The 250 largest law firms in the US reduced their lawyer headcount by about 3,000 lawyers last year, and has scaled back by about 9,500 lawyers since 2008, according to a survey of the National Law Journal.

These ‘big’ firms are on average 8% smaller than they were in 2008. Here is an account of the ten biggest firms by headcount:
1 Baker & McKenzie 3,738
2 DLA Piper 3,348
3 Jones Day 2,502
4 Hogan Lovells 2,363
5 Latham & Watkins 1,931
6 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 1,859
7 White & Case1,814
8 K&L Gates 1,763
9 Greenberg Traurig 1,721
10 Mayer Brown 1,645

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