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DLA Piper tops list of largest U.S. law firms

06/11/2013

DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the U.S., according to the National Law Journal’s most recent rankings released Tuesday.

DLA Piper, which has Baltimore-area offices in Mount Washington and downtown Baltimore, has 4,036 lawyers. That was a 7.7 percent increase from 3,746 in 2011, the National Law Journal reported.

The rankings are based on number of attorneys at firms.

DLA knocked Chicago’s Baker & McKenzie out of the top spot. Baker & McKenzie, which was first in NLJ’s 2011 rankings, came in second in the 2012 rankings, with 4,004 attorneys, up 5.2 percent from 2011.

DLA also came in first in a report by American Lawyer magazine, which ranked U.S. law firms by revenue. The firm had $2.44 billion in gross revenue, the magazine said.

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