Which law firms lost the highest percentage of lawyers in the last year?
Patton Boggs—now part of merged law firm Squire Patton Boggs–lost the highest percentage of lawyers among law firms in the last year, according to an analysis by a company that monitors law firm websites.
Patton Boggs still has its own website—the Squire Patton Boggs website is still under construction—and it lost 36 percent of its lawyers, the Am Law Daily reports, citing the findings of data-scraping company RivalEdge.
The story cautions that the information isn’t perfect; some of the lawyers dropped from the website may have died, rather than leaving for other firms, and some lawyers who moved offices within a firm can be counted as a loss.
The biggest losses, in percentage terms, occurred at:
1) Patton Boggs, with a loss in lawyer headcount of 36.2 percent.
2) Kenyon & Kenyon, an intellectual property law firm, with a loss of 20.7 percent.
3) McKenna Long & Aldridge, with a loss of 19.8 percent.
4) Bingham McCutchen, currently in merger talks with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, with a loss of 17.9 percent.
5) Dickstein Shapiro, with a loss of 17.4 percent.