The American Lawyer tabulates worlds most valuable firms Kirkland amp Ellis tops the table with estimated valuation at close to 4 billion

Bar & Bench December 13 2012

Popular legal website The American Lawyer (Am Law) has come up with a ranking of the world’s highest-grossing law firms. Out of the 97 firms which make the cut, 33 firms have been evaluated at more than $1 billion. The firms have been ranked on the basis of “value” and “Value per Partner”, with Kirkland & Ellis topping the Value table at $4 billion and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan topping the list of value per partner with each equity partner holding an effective stake worth $17 million.

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