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So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?

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Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2008, 05:48:01 PM »
What about midlaw?  I'm guessing that's based less on prestige, and more just any firm 50-250 attorneys?

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2009, 06:45:51 PM »
all firms paying the highest salary for first year associates can be considered to be BIGLAW

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Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 12:21:14 PM »
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all firms paying the highest salary for first year associates can be considered to be BIGLAW


What about elite boutique firms?
Some pay market but have fewer than 50 lawyers.

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 12:25:29 PM »
I think of the AmLaw 250 when I think Biglaw.

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 01:35:54 PM »
BigLaw has historically been known as the AM Law 250.  I like to think of only the top 100 AM Law Firms, but that would disqualify a lot of national firms that are not as large. 

So to answer the question, when we speak of BigLaw, we generally mean the AM Law 250 (which includes the V100). 

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 04:13:15 PM »
BigLaw has historically been known as the AM Law 250.  I like to think of only the top 100 AM Law Firms, but that would disqualify a lot of national firms that are not as large. 

So to answer the question, when we speak of BigLaw, we generally mean the AM Law 250 (which includes the V100). 


Way to revive an old ass thread to say the same thing I already said.

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 04:55:28 PM »
since this thread has been revived, I should point out that there is no AmLaw 250. There is an AmLaw 200 and a NLJ 250. The AmLaw 200 is the top 200 firms by gross revenues, and the NLJ 250 is the top 250 firms by number of attorneys. I think the AmLaw 200 is the more useful measure, personally, for determining what biglaw is. Which one were you talking about?

Re: So what exactly qualifies as BIGLAW?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2009, 07:13:28 AM »
since this thread has been revived, I should point out that there is no AmLaw 250. There is an AmLaw 200 and a NLJ 250. The AmLaw 200 is the top 200 firms by gross revenues, and the NLJ 250 is the top 250 firms by number of attorneys. I think the AmLaw 200 is the more useful measure, personally, for determining what biglaw is. Which one were you talking about?

Ahh, thanks for the clarification.  To me, BigLaw is whoever pays market salaries in a given market.  I guess the AmLaw 200 would fit that profile because I'm pretty sure size of the firm is irrelevant and would likely include profitable boutique firms.