Kirkland & Ellis has leapfrogged its way over Greenberg Traurig, Jones Day and Latham & Watkins to become the largest law firm in the US by headcount, according to Law360’s annual “400” survey.
The Law360 400 lists the largest US-based law firms as measured by the number of attorneys.
Launched in 2014, this is the fifth year Law360 has published the 400 list.
The other key list of this type is the NLJ 350, which also lists firms by lawyer numbers.
National Law Journal first published its survey of the top 200 largest firms in 1978, expanded that to 250 firms in 1983, and grew to 350 firms in 2012.