National Law Journal Reports Robust U.S. Law Firm Hiring in 2007, as DLA Piper Gains Top Spot In NLJ 250 Rankings

November 13, 2007 The National Law Journal reported today that the NLJ 250, the nation’s 250 largest law firms ranked by headcount, grew their total number of lawyers by almost 6 percent in 2007, a significantly larger increase than last year’s 4 percent gain. The newspaper’s 30th annual survey also identified a new leader, as DLA Piper knocked long-reigning Baker & McKenzie out of the top ranking. The survey reveals that a total of 128,213 attorneys worked at the top 250 firms this year, compared with last year¹s attorney census of 121,423. Additional survey results and analysis are available in this week’s issue of The National Law Journal and on the Web at www.nlj.com and www.law.com.

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