Law firm intake sizes

Law firm hiring since 2010

Since 2010 we've gathered data on law firm hiring numbers. 

 

Size of starting class

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

36

40

38

50

33

33

38

Allen & Overy LLP

18

20

21

22

16

17

21

Alston & Bird LLP

79

49

64

52

36

34

38

Arnold & Porter LLP

 

 

 

 

 

35

26

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

 

 

 

 

6

4

4

Baker & McKenzie

23

25

24

30

14

32

32

Baker Botts LLP

38

48

48

48

40

52

64

Bracewell LLP

33

23

19

25

34

20

23

Brown Rudnick LLP

15

21

18

20

23

14

14

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

27

26

31

39

37

34

40

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

33

41

34

34

47

38

37

Chadbourne & Parke LLP

18

11

17

15

12

10

9

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

13

18

11

13

15

10

11

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

110

81

93

126

99

92

90

Clifford Chance US LLP

41

30

24

20

22

29

29

Cooley LLP

38

30

46

48

46

44

45

Cozen O'Connor

 

 

 

 

 

14

14

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

89

99

44

75

94

92

90

Crowell & Moring LLP

21

15

14

16

18

14

11

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost

14

9

15

11

8

7

8

DLA Piper LLP (US)

98

70

92

109

101

112

133

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

82

35

47

62

66

76

75

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

 

 

 

 

44

54

65

Dechert LLP

62

53

49

50

30

35

31

Duane Morris LLP

9

9

12

13

9

10

18

Dykema Gossett PLLC

6

5

6

12

8

16

10

Epstein Becker & Green PC

6

7

6

9

8

8

10

Fenwick & West LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Finnegan

27

31

28

30

25

21

24

Fish & Richardson PC

20

24

20

15

18

22

25

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

18

16

12

15

8

10

9

Foley & Lardner LLP

 

 

 

 

50

36

48

Fox Rothschild LLP

13

13

13

12

11

12

19

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

8

15

11

7

18

17

20

Fried, Frank

53

51

39

32

26

43

52

Gibbons P.C.

10

10

10

10

10

6

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

123

89

103

125

111

109

96

Goodwin Procter LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

Goulston & Storrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Greenberg Traurig, PA

27

21

23

27

43

37

36

Hangley Aronchick

 

 

 

 

 

1

1 – 2

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

 

 

 

 

7

4

4

Haynes and Boone, LLP

33

23

26

31

31

29

30

Hogan Lovells

56

86

54

58

58.5

57

62

Holland & Knight LLP

36

50

34

34

24

27

38

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Hunton & Williams LLP

13

18

19

32

24

26

31

Irell & Manella LLP

29

20

26

23

23

14

15

Jackson Walker LLP

12

12

13

17

15

9

15

Jenner & Block LLP

44

37

28

35

20

28

34

Jones Day

133

94

117

126

101

129

118

K&L Gates

 

104

63

51

70

85

67

Kasowitz

19

18

22

18

16

18

6

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

7

11

29

28

31

23

23

Kaye Scholer LLP

16

23

15

15

21

17

18

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

King & Spalding LLP

43

26

15

22

31

24

27

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

130

142

140

141

111

114

140

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20

14

11

16

17

12

12

Latham & Watkins LLP

203

131

150

115

133

104

156

Linklaters

25

20

19

26

20

23

17

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Mayer Brown LLP

94

59

30

47

49

60

68

McGuireWoods LLP

 

 

 

 

23

15

19

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

55

22

31

43

42

46

51

Mintz Levin

 

 

 

 

 

16

17

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

70

51

59

62

56

86

61

Morrison & Foerster LLP

 

 

 

 

59

43

43

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

23

17

15

14

18

17

10

Nixon Peabody LLP

 

 

 

 

16

23

21

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

 

 

 

 

6

7

4

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

 

 

 

 

67

47

67

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

47

33

39

28

26

31

33

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

11

13

16

6

6

6

17

Paul Hastings LLP

 

 

 

 

54

61

61

Paul, Weiss

86

61

66

97

92

84

120

Pepper Hamilton LLP

 

 

 

 

21

12

14

Perkins Coie LLP

37

36

23

27

31

30

38

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

26

26

22

23

29

25

35

Proskauer Rose LLP

56

86

40

43

41

62

53

Reed Smith LLP

31

32

35

34

43

47

46

Ropes & Gray LLP

187

216

116

126

96

108

133

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

 

     

 

 

33

Sedgwick LLP

5

9

 4

 6

 

7

Seward & Kissel LLP

10

8

11

14

11

15

14

Shearman & Sterling LLP

51

70

39

31

39

48

59

Sheppard, Mullin

28

28

26

30

31

29

32

Sidley Austin LLP

60

154

104

115

120

101

96

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

83

108

112

97

96

114

104

Skadden

184

92

86

135

149

186

200

Snell & Wilmer LLP

23

14

18

17

22

19

13

Squire Patton Boggs

24

1

5

12

4

16

10

Sterne, Kessler

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

24

13

23

16

25

14

14

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

116

89

114

87

102

108

112

Thompson & Knight LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Vedder Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Venable LLP

20

23

39

27

29

28

39

Vinson & Elkins LLP

72

57

70

74

43

48

62

Waller

6

4

4

6

5

10

5

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

54

104

130

77

59

64

83

White & Case LLP

 

 

 

 

58

55

67

Wiley Rein LLP

13

18

13

13

16

12

8

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

47

27

22

42

43

55

66

WilmerHale

88

99

85

75

105

80

49

Winston & Strawn LLP

69

36

48

41

23

43

51