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Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: Cleveland
  • Head Count: 878
  • Gross Revenues: $579,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $810,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Baker & Hostetler is a Los Angeles-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 58 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 58 2 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

Race & Admissions: Round 2 at Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 28, 2015

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a second round of arguments Dec. 9 on the use of racial factors in admitting new students at the University of Texas, it will mostly — but not totally — be a case of déjà vu all over again.

Court Reverses $1M Verdict for Ex-Fighter Pilots; Attacks Continue

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : November 25, 2015

Legal air strikes continue between former fighter pilots who compete in dueling military-style business consulting companies.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

IN BRIEF: Facebook Fends Off Suit

: The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

Facebook Inc. may have put to rest a privacy suit seeking billions of dollars in damages for the company's alleged snooping on users' browsing habits. Plus more in this week's column.

FTC Weighs in on Upcoming Third Circuit 'Product-Hopping' Appeal

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : November 02, 2015

"Product-hopping" refers to a practice employed by some brand-name pharmaceutical companies in which the company attempts to shift users from an older prescription drug that is going off-patent and will soon face generic competition to a newly introduced similar product from that company. Often, the new product will have a significant term of patent protection or other exclusivity remaining.

Baker & Hostetler's Madoff Tab Tops $715 Million

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

The firm reports that it's made $715.6 million since 2008 for its work recovering funds for victims of Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 25, 2015

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Class Action Zeroes In on Trump for Club Refunds

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 20, 2015

Former members of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa Jupiter dropped the club from a class action lawsuit alleging their deposits should have been refunded when Donald Trump took over.

SEC Potentially Targets CCOs for Cybersecurity Lapses

Judy Selby and Jonathan A. Forman : Legaltech News : October 19, 2015

CCOs would be well advised to carefully review and implement where appropriate the SEC's latest cybersecurity guidance.

Dentons Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 11, 2015

The world's soon-to-be-largest firm by attorney head count continues to expand; Honigman Miller hires again in Chicago; Ice Miller opens in New York; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Benefits of Game Theory in Negotiations and Mediations

Dana Trexler Smith and Gary H. Levin : The Legal Intelligencer : October 06, 2015

Game theory is the study of strategic decision-making between two or more parties where the decisions of one party are driven by the other party's expected actions. In situations of conflict, such as negotiations or adversarial procedures, game theory analyzes the strategic behavior of rational actors.

FTC May Expand Use of Disgorgement Remedy to Closed Mergers

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : October 05, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission will consider seeking disgorgement of "ill-gotten gains" even in cases involving closed mergers, said Deborah Feinstein, director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, during a recent speech in New York regarding the agency's approach toward merger review. Given the FTC's more frequent use of the disgorgement remedies in recent years, this is a potentially important acknowledgement and one that the business community should watch closely.

Lawyers Play a Big Role in Big Data Issues

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 02, 2015

All data within the enterprise needs to be governed throughout its lifecycle.

Ex-Skadden Associate Beats Out Firm for Police Monitor Job

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

A former Skadden and Quinn Emanuel associate who joined a nonprofit police consulting firm will lead a team overseeing reforms at the Cleveland Division of Police. The department, which the Justice Department has accused of using a pattern of excessive force, has made national headlines for violent acts against local citizens.

Former USDA Official Settles Defamation Suit Against Breitbart Estate

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 01, 2015

Former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod has settled her long-running defamation lawsuit against the late conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Full Circuit to Hear Challenge to Scope of Search Warrants

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 29, 2015

The issues of how much computer data federal agents can seize under a warrant, how long they can hold onto it and what they can do with it will be taken up by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday.

Baker & Hostetler Opts For a Single Partnership Tier

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

The firm becomes the latest to trade in its two-tier partnership in favor of an equity-for-all model.

In-House Counsel Profile: HMSHost Corp.'s Paul Mamalian

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

"Having lived through a war gave me a pretty good perspective on what is truly a bad day versus what is a normal bad day here. I tend to handle stress pretty well."

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Defense Failed to Close Courtroom but Still Scored Points in Hot Car Case, Lawyer Says

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : September 15, 2015

The defense attorney who lost a long-shot bid to close the courtroom for pretrial hearings in the case of a father accused of deliberately leaving his toddler to die in a hot car may have succeeded in other ways, according to a First Amendment lawyer who carried the day.

IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2015

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker & Hostetler Votes to Drop Nonequity Partner Tier

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015

With a unanimous vote, the 930-lawyer firm joined a small group of law firms that have abandoned two strict partnership tiers in favor of tying all partner compensation at least partly to firmwide profits.

The Intractable Crisis in Legal Education

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015

To understand why the crisis in legal education persists, take a look at how law deans and professors are wishing it away.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

House Suit Against Obama Administration Jumps Early Hurdle

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2015

The House of Representatives, alleging an unconstitutional infringement on its appropriation powers, can sue the Obama administration over Affordable Care Act spending, a federal judge in Washington, ruled on Wednesday. The court did not rule on the merits of the case.

Small-Time, Boring Cases? Well Done, SEC

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2015

Under the heading “They don't make 'em like they used to” add accounting fraud suits by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. But that's a good thing.

Financial Institutions Need Cyber Insurance

Juliana Kenny : Legaltech News : September 02, 2015

ABA Insurance Services has partnered with Baker Hostetler to provide legal services and insurance for banks.

Experts Say Dewey Defendants Must Weigh Risks of Testifying

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : August 31, 2015

Now that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office has rested its case against Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, a fateful decision awaits the defendants—whether to take the stand.