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Baker & Daniels LLP

  • Designation: Indianapolis
  • Head Count: 274
  • Gross Revenues: $175,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $640,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $680,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 15

Baker & Daniels is an Indianapolis-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms by size, with 279 attorneys it is the 152nd largest law firm in the United States. The firm ranked 160th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $ 152,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Baker & Daniels is a business law firm specializing in legal issues pertaining to Indiana, including local laws and regulations. The firm also offers expertise in federal legislation and regulation. Practice areas include corporate finance, government affairs, litigation, tax and real estate. The firm has several offices in Indiana, as well as offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and China.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 145 15 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 153 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 154 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 164 10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 41 -20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

In-House Counsel Profile: Cantel Medical Corp.'s Eric Nodiff

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Contracts (distribution agreements, supply agreements, service agreements) make up 65 percent of the legal work, general counsel Eric Nodiff said, with mergers and acquisitions accounting for 15 percent and employment, securities filings, intellectual property, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and litigation comprising the rest.

Target Data-Breach Litigation Coordinated in Minnesota

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A federal panel has ordered about 100 consumer class actions filed against Target Corp. over its data breach transferred to Minnesota, where lawyers in related derivative shareholder actions have moved to appoint lead counsel.

The Churn: White House Official Joins Kilpatrick, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

The White House's former associate director of intergovernmental affairs and public engagement is now part of Kilpatrick Townsend's Native American affairs team; Faegre adds two labor and employment attorneys in Chicago; and the former U.S. Steel general counsel joins Fox Rothschild.


: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.


Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

For Cargill Inc. general counsel Laura Witte, attention to the management of outside counsel has paid off.


Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

The Chanhassen, Minn.-based gym franchiser's two-attorney department handled an impressive array of deals during the past year.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Five Am Law 100 Firms Handle Three Big PE Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Private equity giants KKR and The Carlyle Group kept a handful of Am Law 100 firms busy this week with acquisitions totaling nearly $5 billion, and veteran Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Mari Lerner took the lead on two of the deals. Changing hands in the transactions were an industrial packaging unit owned by Illinois Tool Works, medical device maker Lake Region Medical and optical retailer National Vision.

Lawyer Threatened With Jail Over $50,000 in Unpaid Sanctions

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2014

A federal judge held Minneapolis lawyer William Butler in contempt for failing to pay about $80,000 in sanctions in a mortgage case and asked Minnesota's U.S. attorney to collect the sanctions and consider criminal proceedings against him.

Fee Tracker: Apple's Bromwich Battle and More

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily tallies how much Am Law 200 firms are earning on a variety of engagements, from a Goodwin Procter partner serving as Apple's court-appointed monitor to Robins Kaplan's representation in a card-swipe class action to a Winston & Strawn partner's move in-house with a longtime client.

Amid Practice Leader Losses, Dorsey Plots Turnaround

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A year after an abrupt management change spurred a firmwide restructuring, three practice group leaders have recently left Dorsey & Whitney for positions elsewhere. Departures aside, Dorsey managing partner Kenneth Cutler tells The Am Law Daily that the firm's gross revenue rose last year for the first time in six years against the backdrop of a shifting legal landscape that has seen leading Minneapolis-based rivals Faegre & Benson and Leonard, Street and Deinard strike merger deals.

Novartis Loses Home-State Advantage on Drugs Claim

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to Novartis' attempt to apply the sharp limits on punitive damages claims of its home state New Jersey to litigation over its cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa.

In-House Counsel Profile: American Family Insurance's David Holman

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Until the end of 2013, David Holman was chief legal officer and secretary at American Family, heading a two-front legal department. On Jan. 1, Holman became American Family's first chief strategy officer.

Beyond Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2013

For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Blakes E-Discovery Attorney Heads to Wortzman Nickle and Other Career Moves

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 12, 2013


Locking Down IP for Employee Inventions

Steven M. Haines, Chad Drown and Andrew Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

To own the patents claiming employee inventions, a company should have an employment agreement with language transferring ownership of inventions.

Lessons from Rock and Roll

Steven M. Haines, Chad Drown, and Andrew Johnson : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

If your company wants to own employee inventions, get it in writing.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Patton Boggs creates a public finance practice with four hires from Edwards Wildman & Palmer; Arnold & Porter loses a partner to Bingham McCutchen; and Fisher & Phillips hires four attorneys from a shuttering firm in Denver. .