US law firms increase headcount in oil-rich regions

July 2, 2013 Taking a closer look at the US firms with the biggest growth in headcount, points out that oil-rich cities showed the biggest gains.

In the National Law Journal’s survey of the largest 350 US firms, Denver, Houston and Dallas showed the biggest gains in headcount, with Pittsburgh’s Marcellus shale work boosting growth there.
Across the 350 largest firms, the average growth last year was 1.1 percent, while in Denver large firms had an average headcount increase of 7.5 percent. The figures were boosted by Bryan Cave’s 2012 merger with energy-focussed firm Holme Roberts & Owen in Denver.

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