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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker & Hostetler has 905 attorneys and is the 35th largest firm in the United States.  With $633,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 54th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 35 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 148 -1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 114 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 17 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 102 -30 Summer programs

In the News

NLJ 500 Expansion Adds Seven Atlanta Firms to Ranks of Nation's Largest

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 11, 2016

Hometown firms continue to dominate Atlanta's attorney head count, but national competitors are gaining ground.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Why We Kicked Dentons Off the NLJ 500 and Am Law 200 Lists

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Its growth strategy raises eyebrows, and no one denies the firm's bold and risky vision.

Q&A: Legal AI Pioneer ROSS Takes Stock After First Year

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Andrew Arruda, the 27-year-old founder of ROSS Intelligence, says his company's technology is already serving hundreds of lawyers.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

List of Winners 2016

The Legal Intelligencer : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Here are the 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Skadden has promoted seven attorneys to counsel, while several other firms announce new additions, including Littler Mendelson, Kramer Levin and Greenberg Traurig.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 14, 2016

Six firms announce new additions, while Nixon Peabody has promoted two attorneys and Karen Shaer has joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office of Criminal Justice as first deputy director.

Pa. Firms Ride National Wave of Growth in IP Practices

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 13, 2016

As large firms across the country beef up their intellectual property practices, Pennsylvania firms have played a major role in the lateral and acquisition activity, and firm leaders expect these hires and deals to continue in the near future.

Union Pacific Hires CLO From FirstEnergy

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : June 09, 2016

Phila. Bar 5K Event Returns to Raise Money for Children

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : June 03, 2016

The 37th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Charity Run/Walk took place May 15 with 1,300 participants either running or walking the 5K course. The race annually benefits the Support Center for Child Advocates' efforts to combat child abuse and to defend its ­unfortunate victims in Philadelphia.

New Coca-Cola Euro Bottler Names GC

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : June 03, 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners has named Clare Wardle general counsel and secretary of the London-based company, the world's largest independent Coke bottler.

Dewey Papers Allege Sources of DA's Interest in Firm Finances

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 02, 2016

Newly filed court papers in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case attempt to answer a central question dogging the indicted executives: Who pressed the Manhattan district attorney to investigate Dewey's finances amid its 2012 collapse?

Lawyers Grow Impatient in Climate-Change Scientist's Libel Fight

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016

A year and a half after the D.C. Court of Appeals heard arguments in prominent climate scientist Michael Mann's defamation suit against his critics, the court has yet to issue a ruling. The lawyers, growing impatient, have asked the trial and appeals judges in the case to take action.

Dewey Case Memo Calls Birth of DA's Case “Troubling”

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

A defense attorney representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders suggested in a court filing that the criminal investigation of the now-defunct firm's former chairman "was pressed by" an ex-partner and a former top prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s Office.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Schlumberger Subsidiary in Trade Secrets Dispute

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 24, 2016

The Supreme Court of Texas recently handed down a decision in favor of M-I SWACO, a subsidiary of oil technology giant Schlumberger, which had charged National Oilwell Varco with stealing trade secrets.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli Rolls Up Currency Head From Bryan Cave

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A little more than a year after Richard Levin joined Bryan Cave, where he served as a partner and co-chair of the firm's digital currency team, the corporate lawyer has lateraled to another leadership post at fast-growing Polsinelli.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Jones Day to Close Cleveland Office for Republican Convention

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

The firm, which is representing presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, cited “expected congestion” for its decision.

AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its First Big Law Clients

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2016

Baker & Hostetler is the first law firm to make public that it has licensed the artificial intelligence product using IBM's Watson technology for bankruptcy matters.

People in the News—May 4, 2016—Rawle & Henderson

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

Jamie L. Augustinsky joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson.

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.