Law Firms in Canada Fees Report 2022 –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “2022 Valeo Canada Law Firm Fee Report” has been added to from offer.

The Valeo 2022 Canadian Law Firm Hourly Rates Report is the most comprehensive and detailed competitive intelligence and legal pricing tool available, as the report details average hourly rates by individual law firms as opposed to to aggregate groupings of law firms with disparate pricing structures as found in surveys. , peer services and electronic billing reports.

We have modified sections of the report to provide more detail on 1) law firms based in Canada and 2) those based outside of Canada but operating in Canada. We’ve also separated large law firms from mid-market firms so you can see the price differences as opposed to the average of large and small law firms’ rates, which isn’t very helpful.

The publisher researches, reviews and analyzes hourly rates that are made public for attorneys and support staff at currently 1,700 law firms representing over 12,000 client entities. A secondary search of public records is conducted to complete detailed engagement profiles of attorneys and companies involved.

Through this process, we are able to provide actionable data to our users – primarily law firms and corporations – of the online pricing platform to perform 1) direct comparisons between lawyers and law firms (as opposed to broad averages of a collection of rates from various firms as found in surveys or e-billing services) and 2) significant company-wide pricing and strategy decisions or engagement by commitment.

In the online pricing platform, all hourly rates, hours and fees for each individual lawyer are quoted according to the source. For example, citation of a court case includes: case name, case number, court, case filing date, case number, case description, attorney and support staff listed by full name, client’s name, each timekeeper’s hourly rate, hours billed, total number of hours and the period in which the work was performed. As mentioned, further secondary research is needed to confirm experience levels (years of graduation and licensure), state of the bar (in the United States), or country of law society (outside the United States), area(s) of practice, and client’s primary industry.

In order to provide this detailed level of clarity and transparency, the publisher searches 1) the public records of the United States State Courts, United States Supreme Court, United States Federal Courts – District, Appellate, Federal Circuit, and Bankruptcy 2) publicly available budgets from municipalities, districts (school, water, environmental, and others), counties, and states where attorneys have been hired to perform legal work for the public entity 3) records such as SEC filings and the like publicly disclosed documents and 4) government business expenses.

Main topics covered:


Section 1: Rates for large consolidated Canadian law firms (all firms combined)

  • Aggregate Rates for Large Consolidated Canadian Law Firms

  • Aggregate and Practice Area Rates for Large Canadian Law Firms

Section 2: Fees for large consolidated US law firms (all firms combined)

  • Global Rates for Large Consolidated U.S. Law Firms

  • Global and Practice Area Fees for Large US Law Firms

Companies cited

  • Aird & Berlis LLP

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

  • Baker McKenzie

  • Bennett Jones LLP

  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

  • Chaitons LLP

  • Cozen O’Connor

  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • Deeth Williams Wall srl

  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

  • Denton

  • Dickinson Wright LLC

  • DLA Piper LLP (USA)

  • EY Law LLP

  • Fasken

  • Goldman, Sloan, Nash & Haber LLP

  • Goodmans, LLP

  • Gowling WLG

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP

  • Jones Day

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • KPMG International Limited

  • Kroll Inc. Kroll Associates, Inc.

  • Kutak Rock LLP

  • Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Lawson Lundell LLP

  • PC Lowenstein Sandler

  • Lunny MacInnes Law Firm

  • McCarthy Tetrault LLP

  • McMillan LLP

  • Miller Thomson LLP

  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC

  • Minden Gross LLP

  • TLM Aikins LLP

  • Morency Law Firm, SENCRL

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Proskauer Rose LLP

  • Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Sidley Austin LLP

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Squire Patton Boggs

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP

  • Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP

  • Torys, LLP

  • Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • White & Case srl

  • Wickwire Holm

  • Wiley Kidney LLP

  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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