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Baker & Hostetler

  • Designation: Cleveland
  • Head Count: 810
  • Gross Revenues: $510,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $630,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Baker & Hostetler is a Cleveland, Ohio-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250, the firm has 645 attorneys and is the 57th largest law firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, Baker & Hostetler ranked 69th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100, with $386,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, the firm ranked as the 87th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm's practice areas include business; employment and labor; litigation; tax planning; and employee benefits. In addition to its Cleveland headquarters, the firm has nine branch offices in locations including Washington, D.C., Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 61 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 61 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 51 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 151 -13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 88 25 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 17 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 102 -30 Summer programs

In the News

Gartner Ratchets Up Legal IT Research

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 17, 2014

The research and advisory company plans to release a number of reports on legal technology later this year.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Court OKs Attack on DataTern Patents by SAP, Microsoft

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

After DataTern accused dozens of SAP and Microsoft customers of patent infringement, the two companies sprang into action and used declaratory judgment actions to knock out DataTern's patents in 2012. The Federal Circuit blessed that tactic on Friday, but with some reservations.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Big Law Reveals the Budgets and Tech Needed to Safeguard Confidential Data

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Big Law experts reveal budgets and technology needed to safeguard client confidentiality.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

SEC Charges Valley Husbands With Insider Trading

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In unrelated civil cases, the agency accuses two men of trading on information they overheard from their wives' work calls.

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.

What's Up With JuraLaw, Firm Manager, Liquid Lit Manager and More

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 28, 2014

This week JuraLaw works with NetDocuments, Firm Manager ferrets out unbilled time, Office 365 takes on iPads and more legal technology product and industry news.

IP Litigator Leaves Kessler Topaz for Condo Roccia Firm

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

A little over three years after starting a patent litigation practice at Radnor, Pa.-based class action firm Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, partner Michael J. Bonella has left to join Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Condo Roccia Koptiw as a partner.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Circuit Halts U.S. Enforcement of Brazilian Judgment

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A federal appeals panel has found that it cannot enforce a $6.8 million criminal judgment in favor of the Brazilian government in a Brazilian court because the so-called penal law rule prevents it from enforcing other nations' criminal laws.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

Wiley Rein Sees Year of Steady Revenue, Income

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Wiley Rein's revenues and profits per partner held nearly steady in a year when the firm saw big wins in court and some expansion internally. Revenue stayed around $232 million from 2012 to 2013. Profits per partner rose by about $7,000 per partner, to just under $1.2 million per partner

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

Insider Trading Case Marks Latest Mixed Verdict for SEC

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The latest came on Thursday in an insider trading case against Andrew Jacobs, a former executive at The Hershey Co., and his brother Leslie Jacobs.

Chasing Compliance

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

JPMorgan has paid out billions in penalties. Did it fix the problems?

Ready for Prime Time

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The MPAA hires a veteran GC who knows his way around a courtroom; and other Moves.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

Top Laterals 2013 - Wolfsohn and Goranin

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

David J. Wolfsohn, a member of intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn's policy committee, left the firm in October 
with Aleksander J. Goranin, the chair of the firm's litigation practice, to join Duane Morris.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

The Privacy/Security Clash's Unexpected Consequence

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

Leaks, breaches and public uproar may create opportunities for privacy professionals.

'Phantom Income' Haunting Ex-Howrey Partners

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

A $41 million settlement reached by the Howrey estate and Baker & Hostetler last year may have been a windfall for the defunct firm's creditors, but it will result in substantial tax bills for former Howrey partners—three of whom insist they shouldn't have to pay.

People in the News - February 20, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Archer & Greiner, in partnership with the Garden State Bar Association, is set to host a CLE seminar addressing diversity in the legal system.

Chase's Compliance Chase

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid out billions in penalties. But did it fix the problems?

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Robert C. Wendland has been hired as general counsel of the Dallas County Community College District. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Get Your Data House in Order—Or Else

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

Data security concerns, privacy, compliance and e-discovery costs are some of the reasons that sound data policies must be in place.

Baker & Hostetler Create InfoGov Practice

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 13, 2014

Partner Judy Selby and counsel James Sherer will lead a new information governance cross-practice group at Baker & Hostetler.

12 on 12: Favorite Moments at LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Court Officers in Stanford, Madoff Cases Ask Supremes for Standing to Sue on Behalf of Creditors

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford are behind bars and out of the headlines. But lawyers tasked with cleaning up their messes hope the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a critical issue: Do federally appointed court officers have standing to sue on behalf of creditors to recover their money?

Baker & Hostetler Announces Information Governance Practice Group

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

The cross-practice team will focus on privacy and data protection and e-discovery advocacy and management.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Baker & Hostetler's Madoff-Fueled Run Slows

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

After three years of extraordinary growth tied to its work on Bernard Madoff-related litigation, Baker & Hostetler saw its financial performance level off last year, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. While the firm's gross revenue rose a still-healthy 6 percent, to $540 million, its profits per partner were essentially flat at $935,000.

Western Union Anti-Money Laundering Settlement Extended

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

After apparently failing to put in place adequate anti-money laundering controls, the Western Union Co. agreed to extend a February 2010 settlement.

Amid Client Conflict, Three Lawyers Decamp for Wiley

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Three intellectual property lawyers left Baker & Hostetler to join Wiley Rein after a merger created a client conflict.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

People in the News - January 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Jacqueline Barrett and Philip Kontul of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart were elected to the position of shareholder.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Big Data and Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

A quick primer on how organizations are starting to adopt analytics to serve customers and increases sales, with some important caveats.

Judge Denies Latest Effort to Dismiss Climate Scientist's Libel Suit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Climate scientist Michael Mann has survived a second attempt to dismiss his defamation lawsuit against National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Lifland, Longest-Serving Southern District Bankruptcy Court Judge, Dies

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Burton Lifland, who oversaw court proceedings to wind down Bernard Madoff's businesses and repay victims of his Ponzi scheme, died Sunday afternoon after a brief battle with bacterial pneumonia. He was 84.

The Churn: Another Patton Boggs Loss, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

A banking partner leaves Patton Boggs in New York to join Greenberg Traurig; McGuireWoods hires a onetime counsel to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; and Latham poaches a Weil partner in London.

Following Merger, Novak Druce's Bove Sees Bright Future for Firm

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 08, 2014

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg senior partner Jeff Bove said the firm faced some post-merger challenges in 2013, but new clients and geographic diversity have the firm well prepared for success in the upcoming year.

Baker & Hostetler, Carlton Fields Complete Mergers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2014

Two law firm mergers announced last quarter for firms with Atlanta offices have gone through: Baker & Hostetler's acquisition of Woodcock Washburn and Carlton Fields' combination with Jorden Burt.

People in the News - January 3, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads' Cherry Hill, N.J., office participated in the Camden County Bar Foundation's Adopt-A-Family Program, which provides holiday gifts and food to families in need in Camden.

Woodcock Washburn, Baker & Hostetler Complete Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

The new year brought a new firm to Pennsylvania with the merger of Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn into Am Law 100 firm Baker & Hostetler.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Barbara de Marigny joins the tax practice of McGuireWoods as partner in the Houston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Defend Against Dark Data

Angela Hunt : Law Technology News : January 20, 2013

We've heard of big data and hyperdata. But dark data? Yes, it exists, and it could be putting your firm at risk.

Predictions: Anticipated Outcomes of a Data Breach Perfect Storm

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 20, 2013

The number of data breaches experienced and reported are expected to continue to rise in 2014, with healthcare, energy, financial services, retail and telecom industries top targets.

Former MPAA GC Takes Over at A+E Networks

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2013

Henry Hoberman has been tapped to be general counsel at A+E Networks—home to "Duck Dynasty," "Pawn Stars" and more—replacing Doug Jacobs, who will become senior counsel for A+E.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Baker & Hostetler, Woodcock Washburn Partners Approve Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2013

The partnerships of Baker & Hostetler and intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn have voted to merge their two firms, making official their signed letter of intention to combine that was announced last month.

The Churn: Dentons Adds Toronto Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.

New Legislation Adds Risks to Robo-Calling, -Texting

Judy Selby, C. Zachary Rosenberg : Law Technology News : January 06, 2013

Amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which restricts telephone solicitations and limits the use of automatic dialing systems, are finding favor among class action attorneys.

ZyLab Unveils IP Protection Tool

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 04, 2013

ZyLAB's Intellectual Property Protection Program is geared towards preventing data leaks and breaches.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Iran Not Open to U.S. Businesses Under Nuclear Deal

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2013

Despite loosened trade sanctions against Iran following a historic nuclear deal with the country, U.S. companies will have few, if any, opportunities to cash in.

Woodcock Washburn Plans to Merge With Baker & Hostetler

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2013

Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn is set to merge with 800-lawyer Baker & Hostetler pending a partnership vote, the firms confirmed to

When Can You Lift a Litigation Hold? (Part Two)

Mark Michels : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

A methodology for dealing with the accumulated data on an existing litigation hold.

When Can You Lift a Litigation Hold? (Part One)

Mark Michels : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery panel discusses how to manage legal hold data during litigation to help reduce costs and risks of spoliation.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. And as the latest spate of deals pushed the total number of mergers announced so far to 78—past the previous high of 70 set in 2008—The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Thompson Taps Broad Expertise for Transition Team

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Kenneth Thompson has announced a 32-member transition team of prominent private attorneys, community leaders and criminal justice experts who are tasked with recruiting high-caliber legal talent to the office.

Reputational Damage Is the Lingering Data Breach Injury

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 21, 2013

Organizations need incident response plans in place to mitigate harm to their brand and keep their customers.

E-Discovery Will Change, but Bruce Springsteen Will Always Rock

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 21, 2013

Georgetown Law's Advanced E-Discovery Institute kicks off with Judges Facciola and Scheindlin, and D.C. lawyers William Butterfield and Jonathan Redgrave.

Panel Challenges City on Delay in Seeking Stay in Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling ordering a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk practices that she found unconstitutional was attacked by the city as a dangerous judicial overreach Tuesday before the Second Circuit.

N.J. District Home to Suits Alleging Vehicle-Transportation Price Fixing

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2013

New Jersey's federal court has become a magnet for multidistrict litigation alleging that a global price-fixing conspiracy has driven up the cost of new cars shipped to the United States.

More Profiles ::

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Gartner Ratchets Up Legal IT Research

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 17, 2014

The research and advisory company plans to release a number of reports on legal technology later this year.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Scott Morehouse joins Sheppard Mullin's real estate, land use and environmental practice as partner in the Costa Mesa, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Court OKs Attack on DataTern Patents by SAP, Microsoft

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

After DataTern accused dozens of SAP and Microsoft customers of patent infringement, the two companies sprang into action and used declaratory judgment actions to knock out DataTern's patents in 2012. The Federal Circuit blessed that tactic on Friday, but with some reservations.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Big Law Reveals the Budgets and Tech Needed to Safeguard Confidential Data

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Big Law experts reveal budgets and technology needed to safeguard client confidentiality.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Feeling Insecure?

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

You should—threats to client confidentiality lurk inside and outside your firm.

SEC Charges Valley Husbands With Insider Trading

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In unrelated civil cases, the agency accuses two men of trading on information they overheard from their wives' work calls.

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.

What's Up With JuraLaw, Firm Manager, Liquid Lit Manager and More

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 28, 2014

This week JuraLaw works with NetDocuments, Firm Manager ferrets out unbilled time, Office 365 takes on iPads and more legal technology product and industry news.

IP Litigator Leaves Kessler Topaz for Condo Roccia Firm

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

A little over three years after starting a patent litigation practice at Radnor, Pa.-based class action firm Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, partner Michael J. Bonella has left to join Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Condo Roccia Koptiw as a partner.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Labor Lawyers Predict NLRB Fumble on Football Decision

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Labor lawyers are skeptical that a decision by a National Labor Relations Board official in Chicago giving football players at Northwestern University a green light to unionize would survive judicial scrutiny.

Circuit Halts U.S. Enforcement of Brazilian Judgment

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A federal appeals panel has found that it cannot enforce a $6.8 million criminal judgment in favor of the Brazilian government in a Brazilian court because the so-called penal law rule prevents it from enforcing other nations' criminal laws.

Gay-Friendly Policies Can Help Law Firms, Advocates Say

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

A work environment that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lawyers is not only fundamentally fair, it can boost the bottom line. That was the message of Out in Law, a daylong event at New York University School of Law this month.

Wiley Rein Sees Year of Steady Revenue, Income

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Wiley Rein's revenues and profits per partner held nearly steady in a year when the firm saw big wins in court and some expansion internally. Revenue stayed around $232 million from 2012 to 2013. Profits per partner rose by about $7,000 per partner, to just under $1.2 million per partner

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

Insider Trading Case Marks Latest Mixed Verdict for SEC

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The latest came on Thursday in an insider trading case against Andrew Jacobs, a former executive at The Hershey Co., and his brother Leslie Jacobs.

Chasing Compliance

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

JPMorgan has paid out billions in penalties. Did it fix the problems?

Ready for Prime Time

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The MPAA hires a veteran GC who knows his way around a courtroom; and other Moves.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

Top Laterals 2013 - Wolfsohn and Goranin

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

David J. Wolfsohn, a member of intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn's policy committee, left the firm in October 
with Aleksander J. Goranin, the chair of the firm's litigation practice, to join Duane Morris.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

The Privacy/Security Clash's Unexpected Consequence

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 21, 2014

Leaks, breaches and public uproar may create opportunities for privacy professionals.

'Phantom Income' Haunting Ex-Howrey Partners

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

A $41 million settlement reached by the Howrey estate and Baker & Hostetler last year may have been a windfall for the defunct firm's creditors, but it will result in substantial tax bills for former Howrey partners—three of whom insist they shouldn't have to pay.

People in the News - February 20, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Archer & Greiner, in partnership with the Garden State Bar Association, is set to host a CLE seminar addressing diversity in the legal system.

Chase's Compliance Chase

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid out billions in penalties. But did it fix the problems?

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 17

: Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Robert C. Wendland has been hired as general counsel of the Dallas County Community College District. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Get Your Data House in Order—Or Else

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

Data security concerns, privacy, compliance and e-discovery costs are some of the reasons that sound data policies must be in place.

Baker & Hostetler Create InfoGov Practice

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 13, 2014

Partner Judy Selby and counsel James Sherer will lead a new information governance cross-practice group at Baker & Hostetler.

12 on 12: Favorite Moments at LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Court Officers in Stanford, Madoff Cases Ask Supremes for Standing to Sue on Behalf of Creditors

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford are behind bars and out of the headlines. But lawyers tasked with cleaning up their messes hope the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a critical issue: Do federally appointed court officers have standing to sue on behalf of creditors to recover their money?

Baker & Hostetler Announces Information Governance Practice Group

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

The cross-practice team will focus on privacy and data protection and e-discovery advocacy and management.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Baker & Hostetler's Madoff-Fueled Run Slows

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

After three years of extraordinary growth tied to its work on Bernard Madoff-related litigation, Baker & Hostetler saw its financial performance level off last year, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. While the firm's gross revenue rose a still-healthy 6 percent, to $540 million, its profits per partner were essentially flat at $935,000.

Western Union Anti-Money Laundering Settlement Extended

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

After apparently failing to put in place adequate anti-money laundering controls, the Western Union Co. agreed to extend a February 2010 settlement.

Amid Client Conflict, Three Lawyers Decamp for Wiley

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Three intellectual property lawyers left Baker & Hostetler to join Wiley Rein after a merger created a client conflict.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

People in the News - January 31, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Jacqueline Barrett and Philip Kontul of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart were elected to the position of shareholder.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Big Data and Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

A quick primer on how organizations are starting to adopt analytics to serve customers and increases sales, with some important caveats.

Judge Denies Latest Effort to Dismiss Climate Scientist's Libel Suit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Climate scientist Michael Mann has survived a second attempt to dismiss his defamation lawsuit against National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Lifland, Longest-Serving Southern District Bankruptcy Court Judge, Dies

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Burton Lifland, who oversaw court proceedings to wind down Bernard Madoff's businesses and repay victims of his Ponzi scheme, died Sunday afternoon after a brief battle with bacterial pneumonia. He was 84.

The Churn: Another Patton Boggs Loss, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

A banking partner leaves Patton Boggs in New York to join Greenberg Traurig; McGuireWoods hires a onetime counsel to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; and Latham poaches a Weil partner in London.

Following Merger, Novak Druce's Bove Sees Bright Future for Firm

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 08, 2014

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg senior partner Jeff Bove said the firm faced some post-merger challenges in 2013, but new clients and geographic diversity have the firm well prepared for success in the upcoming year.

Baker & Hostetler, Carlton Fields Complete Mergers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2014

Two law firm mergers announced last quarter for firms with Atlanta offices have gone through: Baker & Hostetler's acquisition of Woodcock Washburn and Carlton Fields' combination with Jorden Burt.

People in the News - January 3, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads' Cherry Hill, N.J., office participated in the Camden County Bar Foundation's Adopt-A-Family Program, which provides holiday gifts and food to families in need in Camden.

Woodcock Washburn, Baker & Hostetler Complete Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

The new year brought a new firm to Pennsylvania with the merger of Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn into Am Law 100 firm Baker & Hostetler.

For Large Law Firms, 2013 Was a Year of Expansion, Pseudo-Mergers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2013

For Pennsylvania's large law firms, 2013 was a year of office expansion and pseudo-mergers.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013

Barbara de Marigny joins the tax practice of McGuireWoods as partner in the Houston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Defend Against Dark Data

Angela Hunt : Law Technology News : January 20, 2013

We've heard of big data and hyperdata. But dark data? Yes, it exists, and it could be putting your firm at risk.

Predictions: Anticipated Outcomes of a Data Breach Perfect Storm

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 20, 2013

The number of data breaches experienced and reported are expected to continue to rise in 2014, with healthcare, energy, financial services, retail and telecom industries top targets.

Former MPAA GC Takes Over at A+E Networks

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2013

Henry Hoberman has been tapped to be general counsel at A+E Networks—home to "Duck Dynasty," "Pawn Stars" and more—replacing Doug Jacobs, who will become senior counsel for A+E.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Baker & Hostetler, Woodcock Washburn Partners Approve Merger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2013

The partnerships of Baker & Hostetler and intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn have voted to merge their two firms, making official their signed letter of intention to combine that was announced last month.

The Churn: Dentons Adds Toronto Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Dentons lands a top Canadian deal lawyer from Baker & McKenzie; Abercrombie & Fitch hires a general counsel from the ranks of Greenberg Traurig; and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett expands in Houston.

New Legislation Adds Risks to Robo-Calling, -Texting

Judy Selby, C. Zachary Rosenberg : Law Technology News : January 06, 2013

Amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which restricts telephone solicitations and limits the use of automatic dialing systems, are finding favor among class action attorneys.

ZyLab Unveils IP Protection Tool

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 04, 2013

ZyLAB's Intellectual Property Protection Program is geared towards preventing data leaks and breaches.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Iran Not Open to U.S. Businesses Under Nuclear Deal

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2013

Despite loosened trade sanctions against Iran following a historic nuclear deal with the country, U.S. companies will have few, if any, opportunities to cash in.

Woodcock Washburn Plans to Merge With Baker & Hostetler

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2013

Philadelphia-based intellectual property boutique Woodcock Washburn is set to merge with 800-lawyer Baker & Hostetler pending a partnership vote, the firms confirmed to

When Can You Lift a Litigation Hold? (Part Two)

Mark Michels : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

A methodology for dealing with the accumulated data on an existing litigation hold.

When Can You Lift a Litigation Hold? (Part One)

Mark Michels : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery panel discusses how to manage legal hold data during litigation to help reduce costs and risks of spoliation.

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. And as the latest spate of deals pushed the total number of mergers announced so far to 78—past the previous high of 70 set in 2008—The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Thompson Taps Broad Expertise for Transition Team

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2013

Brooklyn District Attorney-elect Kenneth Thompson has announced a 32-member transition team of prominent private attorneys, community leaders and criminal justice experts who are tasked with recruiting high-caliber legal talent to the office.

Reputational Damage Is the Lingering Data Breach Injury

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : January 21, 2013

Organizations need incident response plans in place to mitigate harm to their brand and keep their customers.

E-Discovery Will Change, but Bruce Springsteen Will Always Rock

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 21, 2013

Georgetown Law's Advanced E-Discovery Institute kicks off with Judges Facciola and Scheindlin, and D.C. lawyers William Butterfield and Jonathan Redgrave.

Panel Challenges City on Delay in Seeking Stay in Stop/Frisk

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling ordering a monitor to reform NYPD stop-and-frisk practices that she found unconstitutional was attacked by the city as a dangerous judicial overreach Tuesday before the Second Circuit.

N.J. District Home to Suits Alleging Vehicle-Transportation Price Fixing

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2013

New Jersey's federal court has become a magnet for multidistrict litigation alleging that a global price-fixing conspiracy has driven up the cost of new cars shipped to the United States.