The Am Law 100 2017: warning signs for the UK market as America's biggest get bigger

Latham and Kirkland have outpaced the vereins to take the top two spots in this year's Am Law 100 - but what lessons can UK firms learn from the rankings?


For the many UK law firms to have seen star partners drift towards the dollar signs of US rivals such as Latham & Watkins and Kirkland & Ellis in recent years, this year’s Am Law 100 rankings - which show the pair in the top spots by revenue – will make for uncomfortable reading.

What is more unusual this year, however, is that the rankings now raise questions about the long-held dominance of the global vereins in revenue terms.

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