Legal Business

Global 100: DLA Piper

A highly symbolic year for DLA Piper, with the rapidly-assembled business services juggernaut becoming the world’s largest law firm in revenue terms with income up 9% to $2.44bn, while profit per equity partner (PEP) was up by 6% to $1.3m.

The 1,300-partner firm – which now has nearly 80 offices worldwide – also made ground in pushing up the value chain, a key aim behind the 2011 appointment of former Linklaters head Tony Angel as global co-chair. Profit per lawyer (PPL) was up 10% annually to around $150,000 as the number of lawyers decreased by 3% to 4,036 firm-wide.