IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Patton Boggs LLP
- - Financial Information
- - Compensation
- - Billing Rates
- - Lateral Partner Moves
- - Pro bono
- - Key Contacts
- Designation: Washington, D.C.
- Head Count: 485
- Gross Revenues: $317,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $655,000
- Profits Per Partner: $735,000
- Year Over Year Change: 12
Its the biggest lobby shop in Washington according to The Influence 50 and with revenues of $88 million, second only to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in revenues. But if it and its chairman Tom Boggs, son of a House Majority Leader and brother of an NPR commentator, got famous for influencing public policy, Patton Boggs has grown into a worldclass law firm, too. Litigation, which accounts for some 40 percent of its revenue, is its biggest practice but clients with regulatory issues in areas that include antitrust, energy, food and drug, government contracts, health care, tax, telecommunications, trade, and transportation turn to the firm whose lawyer bench includes many veterans of government service.
In June 2010, the firm acquired the Breaux Lott Leadership Group, a bipartisan lobbying firm led by former U.S. senators John Breaux and Trent Lott. That deal didnt just bring the firm a pair of influential Washington insiders, but also clients that included Chevron Corporation, Citigroup, and FedEx Corp. Patton Boggs, of course, is no stranger to Alist lobbying clients, having built relationships with the likes of AT&T Services Inc., Bloomberg L.P., and BristolMeyers Squibb Co.
Like its D.C.based peers, Patton Boggs has a strong record on pro bono work. The firm requires associates to perform a minimum of 100 hours per yearfar exceeding the average annual pro bono workload at most firmsand it ranked twentyfifth of 200 firms on The American Lawyers 2011 Pro Bono Report.
Patton Boggss only overseas offices are in the Middle East, where it has been a longtime legal adviser to regional clients, particularly in the United Arab Emirates. The firm has an office in Abu Dhabi and attorneys in Dubai. In 2003, Patton Boggs became the first U.S. firm to open an office in Qatar. Today, lawyers based in Doha advise on trade and infrastructure projects, negotiate military and security agreements, and mediate international disputesof the business variety, that is.
Updated as of 1/1/12
|Survey||Rank||Year Over Year Change||Description|
|Am Law 100||95||12||Gross revenue|
|Am Law 200||95||12||Gross revenue|
|NLJ 250||83||9||Lawyer head count|
|The A-List||NR||N/A||Overall excellence|
|Pro Bono Scorecard||25||5||Pro-bono commitment|
|Diversity Scorecard||87||N/A||Minority head count|
|Midlevel Associates Survey||NR||N/A||Job satisfaction|
|Summer Associates Survey||81||N/A||Summer programs|
In the News
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2013
The largest firm in the world as measured by gross revenue is increasing its attorney head count by combining with United Arab Emirates firm Habib Al Mulla in a tie-up that takes effect on July 1.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : April 17, 2013
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 9, 2013
Two associates who worked on the amicus brief filed by Cravath, which had been appointed by the circuit to represent Judge Hellerstein's position on the rulings on appeal, had been law clerks for Hellerstein and assisted him in the litigation.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 4, 2013
A close look at the legal fees accrued by the National Football League Players Association in its collective bargaining battle with owners in 2011.
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : April 4, 2013
On the heels of K&L Gates and Fox Rothschild entering new cities earlier in the week, Patton Boggs and Vedder Price launch locations in Dubai and San Francisco, respectively.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 3, 2013
In our latest look at sports and the law, The Am Law Daily does some spring cleaning by tracking down the legal fees accrued by the National Football League Players Association in its collective bargaining battle with owners in 2011; catching up with one of the NCAA's top outside litigators from Schiff Hardin; and looking at the lawyers staying busy for Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees.
Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : April 1, 2013
Questions & Answers: Todd Harrison, Patton Boggs
Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : April 1, 2013
One jury found that the Baltimore Ravens infringed on a logo sketched by a fan. Another jury found that the Ravens didn't owe the fan anything. That's why they're still in court today.
: New Jersey Law Journal : March 29, 2013
Litigation Department of the Year — Product Liability/Mass Torts — Patton Boggs
Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2013
The Washington, D.C.-based firm has announced that John Nonna is taking on the role. Nonna, 64, left Dewey & LeBoeuf last April to join Patton Boggs as part of a four-lawyer group.
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