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Greenberg Traurig Says Secret Is More Partners, Not Fewer

Greenberg Traurig LLP has the highest number of partners of any firm in the U.S. and the highest concentration of partners among the top 15 firms in the Law360 400, and the firm says being able to put more partners in front of clients gives it a competitive advantage in today’s cutthroat marketplace.

Greenberg's partner concentration — more than 54.3 percent of its 1,558 U.S.-based attorneys are partners — is especially notable given the firm's size. It scored the No. 2 spot on the Law360 400, topped only by Jones Day with its 1,739 U.S. lawyers. Other firms of its size on the Law360 400 have more modest partner concentrations — Jones Day has a partner concentration of 37.3 percent in the U.S., while Sidley Austin’s partners account for 38.95 percent of the firm’s U.S. attorney pool.

“The translation for clients is that they are not paying excessive costs to train people, and there will always be at least one shareholder that is really handling the matter, not just a shareholder who shows up at a pitch,” CEO Richard Rosenbaum said.

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