IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Greenberg Traurig P.A.
- - Financial Information
- - Compensation
- - Billing Rates
- - Lateral Partner Moves
- - Pro bono
- - Key Contacts
- Designation: National
- Head Count: 1,699
- Gross Revenues: $1,239,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $730,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,360,000
- Year Over Year Change: 1
Greenberg Traurig is a big, iconoclastic firm. One of a dozen or so firms with more than $1 billion in annual revenues—it may have gotten its start in Miami, but it now counts New York as its largest office. It has a lot of other locations too, ranging from smaller American cities like Albany, to burgeoning global hot spots like Shanghai, to largely untapped (at least by most U.S. firms) markets like Tel Aviv.
Its passion for lateral hiring has helped Greenberg fill out its attorney roster. In a typical year, Greenberg will pick up dozens of partners from rival firms. Many lawyers are drawn by the firm’s entrepreneurial bent: Partners are given a lot of leeway to manage their practices as they see fit, and even Greenberg’s offices tend to enjoy an unusual amount of independence (there are more than 30 offices in all). The firm also fares well on diversity. With minorities composing roughly 14 percent of its U.S.–based lawyers, and 10 percent of its partnership, Greenberg ranked well above average on The American Lawyer’s 2011 Diversity Scorecard, coming in fifty–second of 194 firms.
Still, Greenberg, whose clients come from industries including information technology, energy, entertainment, telecommunications, and health care, isn’t one of the hyper–profitable shops among The Am Law 100. Although it has ranked around the top ten on gross revenues, when it comes to profits per partner, Greenberg has placed more around the top 50. But unlike many of its peers, Greenberg’s revenues stayed fairly stable during the recession, seesawing a bit but avoiding any heart–stopping drops. For a firm that likes to pitch itself not only to prospective clients but to prospective partners, that was a very good thing, indeed.
—Updated as of 1/1/12
|Survey||Rank||Year Over Year Change||Description|
|Am Law 100||11||1||Gross revenue|
|Am Law 200||11||1||Gross revenue|
|NLJ 250||9||no change||Lawyer head count|
|The A-List||NR||N/A||Overall excellence|
|Pro Bono Scorecard||200||26||Pro-bono commitment|
|Diversity Scorecard||46||6||Minority head count|
|Midlevel Associates Survey||NR||N/A||Job satisfaction|
|Summer Associates Survey||NR||N/A||Summer programs|
In the News
The National Law Journal : Daily Business Review : April 24, 2013
A year after Greenberg Traurig revealed that it started lobbying for Netflix Inc., the law firm's work for the video subscription service ended.
Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : April 24, 2013
Expanding its Manhattan campus by more than twice its size, Nyack College has signed a 20-year lease for 166,354 square feet at 2 Washington St. and part of 17 Battery Place North. Also, Interpublic Group will consolidate its offices at 1400 Broadway at 38th Street.
: New York Law Journal : April 23, 2013
The inaugural Vito J. Titone Award for Legal Excellence, named for the only Staten Islander to sit on the state's high court, was presented by Governor Mario Cuomo on April 19.
Kyle R. Johnson : The Legal Intelligencer : April 23, 2013
A recent decision from the federal district court in Pittsburgh highlights the importance of carrying environmental insurance, especially in connection with properties or facilities with an increased potential for environmental legacy liabilities.
: New York Law Journal : April 22, 2013
The Historical Society of the New York Courts held its annual gala "Honoring Lady Justice" on April 18 at the New York Public Library, where the five women who have served on the state Court of Appeals were honored.
: The National Law Journal : April 22, 2013
Carolyn Fuentes, an assistant federal public defender from San Antonio, made history in the annals of U.S. Supreme Court advocacy on April 17. Plus more in this week's column.
: The Recorder : April 19, 2013
Todd Ruger : Legal Times : April 19, 2013
A Greenberg Traurig lobbyist is at the center of a U.S. senator's investigation into how "political intelligence" can affect markets.
Todd Ruger and Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : April 18, 2013
A Greenberg Traurig lobbyist is at the center of a U.S. senator's investigation into how "political intelligence" can affect markets. The inquiry includes an examination of the lobbyist's email about a dramatic change in government's health care policy more than an hour before it was announced.
Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : April 17, 2013
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