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Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: Cleveland
  • Head Count: 905
  • Gross Revenues: $633,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $700,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Baker & Hostetler is a Cleveland-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker & Hostetler has 878 attorneys and is the 35th largest firm in the United States.  With $579,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 58th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Baker & Hostetler ranked as the 69th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, NY, OH, PA, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 54 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 54 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 43 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 147 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 93 -5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 17 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 102 -30 Summer programs

In the News

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

People in the News—April 26, 2016—Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 26, 2016

Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Law Examiners for a ­three-year term.

Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

Caterpillar Seeks Approval of $60M Settlement Over Engine Defects

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 21, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. has asked a Camden federal judge to preliminarily approve a $60 million settlement of multidistrict litigation over the company's allegedly defective bus engines.

The Art of the E-Discovery Interview: Finding the Right Legal Tech Pro

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

In this unusual ACEDS 2016 session, a mock interview gave insight into hiring for a legal tech position.

Blazing Billables: State Laws Expand Pro-Pot Legal Work

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

To mark 420, the unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts worldwide, The Am Law Daily spoke with some of the go-to Am Law 200 lawyers in the legal weed field.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Roberts Uses Sign Language to Welcome Deaf Lawyers to Supreme Court Bar

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 19, 2016

In a historic gesture, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. used American Sign Language from the bench Tuesday to welcome 12 deaf or hard-of-hearing lawyers as new members of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

ExxonMobil Challenges Subpoenas on Climate Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

Taking dual aim at the plaintiffs bar and a coalition of state prosecutors, ExxonMobil Corporation has filed an unusual lawsuit against the lawyers who subpoenaed documents from the company related to climate change.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

In Exxon Suit, Paul Weiss Targets Cohen Milstein's Ties to Climate Probe

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

Ted Wells launched the first volley this week in a brewing battle involving climate change, free speech and prosecutors' ability to partner with the plaintiffs bar.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Battle Brewing Over Subpoena, 'Intimidation' in State AGs' Climate Probe

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 12, 2016

Baker & Hostetler and the Competitive Enterprise Institute may be the face of the energy industry's first courtroom response to claims that oil companies misled the public about climate change.

Deaf Lawyers to Join Supreme Court Bar in Mass Ceremony

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Thirteen deaf or hard-of-hearing lawyers are set to be sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar on April 19, in a first-ever mass event that symbolizes the strides lawyers with disabilities have made. The high court will provide interpreters and real-time captioning services to allow the lawyers to follow, visually and on their smartphones, what is happening during the swearing-in ritual and in the oral arguments that will follow.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

People in the News—April 5, 2016—Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 05, 2016

Scott D. Clements, a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, is set to speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Transportation Law Update.

To Merge or Not to Merge: Kenyon Will Decide in 2016

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Edward Colbert, the managing partner of intellectual property boutique Kenyon & Kenyon, which recently has seen a number of partner departures, said he expects the firm to decide this year whether to merge or stand alone.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Seven firms, including Baker & Hostetler, White & Case and Proskauer Rose, announce new additions.

138 Groups Are Set to Raise Food Bank Funds

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

As early registration draws to a close, 138 law firms and legal organizations have registered to participate in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Jones Day, Weil and Wachtell Paint the Town

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

A bucket of Am Law 100 firms have soaked up work on a big-time paint industry purchase.

Obama Not the Only American Lawyer Looking at Cuban Opportunities

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016

Akerman, Akin Gump, Gibson Dunn and Jones Day are busy advising clients on potential initiatives in Cuba, as President Obama makes a historic visit to the Caribbean island nation ahead of a goodwill-inducing baseball game Tuesday.

Nelson Mullins Partner Fires Back at SEC in Pay-to-Play Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

Former DNC finance co-chair Robert Crowe is still a partner at Nelson Mullins as he battles the SEC, but the firm no longer identifies him as a leader of its government relations practice.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Cobb County Courtroom Video Leads to Open Records Fight

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : March 09, 2016

An open records lawsuit over fees and restrictions for viewing courtroom security video brings up new issues over access to electronic recordings made by the government, lawyers said Wednesday.

Seyfarth Grabs Labor, Corporate Partners; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 08, 2016

Seyfarth Shaw made some big hires last week, adding a four-lawyer group of labor lawyers from national labor and employment firm Littler, and a corporate partner, Tom Schramkowski, from Troutman Sanders.


: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.