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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 2013 Global 100 survey, Baker & Hostetler ranked as the 71st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, NY, OH and TX.

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

Judge Rejects Federal Pre-emption Defense in Caterpillar MDL

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Caterpillar Inc. has failed to persuade a federal judge in Camden that multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective diesel engines it made for buses is preempted by the Clean Air Act.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

FCC Sends Signals With $100M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 08, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is turning its attention to deceptive data plan practices, starting with a record $100 million forfeiture fine against AT&T Mobility.

Bench Slap in Galveston Separation-of-Powers War

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 08, 2015

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry "intentionally interfered with the independence of the Galveston County judiciary and the ability of the Galveston County judiciary to perform its judicial functions."

Patent Defeats Antitrust in Latest Test at Supreme Court

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : July 06, 2015

In , 576 U.S. ____ (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to overturn , 379 U.S. 29 (1964), its 1964 decision holding that it was per se unlawful for a patent owner to charge royalties for use of a patented invention after the licensed patent has expired. In a 6-3 decision by Justice Elena Kagan, the court in concluded that it was required by stare decisis to affirm the rule.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2015

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

How Many LGBT Lawyers in Texas?

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : July 02, 2015

The 2014 Dallas Law Firm Diversity Report Card includes data from 16 of Dallas's biggest law firms. The firms said they had 11 LGBT lawyers among 1,203 associates and nonequity lawyers, and six of 681 partners were LGBT.

Ruling on Noncash Pay-for-Delay Deals Raises New Questions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 30, 2015

The Third Circuit's ruling June 26 in In re Lamictal Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation brought a wider array of reverse-payment settlements between pharmaceutical companies under antitrust scrutiny, bolstering the FTC's efforts against such accords and ensuring more complicated reviews of the so-called pay-for-delay deals, antitrust attorneys have said.

Cadwalader Partner, Federal Judge Broaden Scope of Re-Enactments

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft partner Kathy Chin and her husband, Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, have been presenting re-enactments of cases important to Asian-American legal history for nearly a decade. Now, they will broaden the scope of their work to commemorate cases involving other minority groups.

Judges, Commissioners Fighting in Separation-of-Powers Brawl

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : June 26, 2015

In a separation-of-powers dispute of epic proportions, a visiting judge plans to grant a temporary injunction in the case of a district judge who sued Galveston County Judge Mark Henry in a fight over the firing of a court administrator.

Firm, Four Lawyers Added as Defendants in Suit

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 22, 2015

A San Antonio dentist and his dental company filed an amended petition in a Dallas County lawsuit, adding Baker & Hostetler and two current and two former lawyers as defendants.

New Pot Bar Has Some Lawyers Seeing Green

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

After going live last week, a pot bar began luring lawyers nationwide into its ranks. The National Cannabis Bar Association counts a current Akerman partner and former Reed Smith partner as members of its founding board of directors as the organization seeks to bring a relatively niche practice area into the mainstream.

For Kidnapping Survivors' Lawyers, A Pro Bono Case Like No Other

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The end of a decade of abuse and imprisonment for Amanda Berry and her fellow victims sparked joy, disgust, relief and endless questions. Among them: How could they ever put their lives back together after such an ordeal?

Merger Maneuvering Brings Gains on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Major mergers last year landed two newly created firms on the NLJ 350, and smaller combinations resulted in jumps up the list for five other firms.The search for opportunities—new clients, practices and geographic markets—in the face of a static market for legal services drove most of the marriages, according to firm leaders and consultants. Overall, law firm head counts on the NLJ 350 were flat in 2014, increasing by a mere 0.6 percent.

What Dentons Gets From McKenna Merger After Departures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 09, 2015

Skeptics accuse global megafirm Dentons of growing for growth's sake, especially after its January combination with a 4,000-lawyer Chinese firm, Dacheng. That move made Dentons the largest firm in the world with 6,500 lawyers.

Downsizing at Some Firms, Intentional or Not

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Numbers sank at a few shops that shed underperformers or lost lawyers to the competition.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Clawback Cases Brought by Madoff Trustee

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 08, 2015

The bankruptcy judge overseeing the Madoff case last week handed a victory to Irving Picard, the trustee seeking to claw back payments the Ponzi scheme made to "net winners"—investors who were paid more from the Madoff fund than they had put in to it.

Rulings Change Calculus of Law Firm Bankruptcies

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

Law frms used to see it as cheaper to settle unfinished business claims than to fight them, but that's no longer the case.

'C' Is for Cybersecurity

By Judy A. Selby and Jonathan A. Forman : Legaltech News : June 05, 2015

There's a new meaning to "C-suite" as cybersecurity is not just an IT risk.

Majority of U.K. Businesses Experienced a Cyberbreach in 2014

By Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : June 04, 2015

PwC survey shows that cybersecurity trends across the pond are consistent with challenges faced by U.S. organizations, and are increasingly common and expensive.

Panel Sees More Data Breach Litigation on the Horizon

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

A panel of national data-security attorneys agreed at a cybersecurity conference Tuesday that data breach litigation is expanding in almost every way, and big changes are coming soon.

Compliant Does Not Equal Secure

By Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : June 02, 2015

As businesses face growing regulatory compliance pressures, many are taking shortcuts with their security efforts and hurting themselves in the process, based on the results of a new survey.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

12-Step Security

Judy A. Selby and Bryn Bowen : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Data robbers want your stuff. Here's how to fend them off.

FTC Failure to Adopt Section 5 Guidelines Still Hot-Button Issue

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : June 01, 2015

Section 5 of the FTC Act gives the Federal Trade Commission the authority to take action against "unfair methods of competition." The act was enacted over 100 years ago, and its legislative history indicates that it was left to the FTC to provide specific content to this broad and general language. However, there is still little clarity today regarding what conduct qualifies and does not qualify as an "unfair method of competition" that might subject an actor to enforcement proceedings, litigation, and/or monetary penalties.

Real Wages, Real Work for People With Disabilities

Sonja D. Kerr and Julie Foster : The Legal Intelligencer : May 29, 2015

Nancy Stewart wants to work in an office. She successfully worked as an office assistant for six months before being laid off in downsizing, and was not able to get help finding another job. Since then, Stewart has worked in a segregated warehouse packaging car parts and labeling food for subminimum wages, earning between $10 and $40 per week. Stewart is one of approximately 13,000 Pennsylvanians with disabilities who labor in more than 100 segregated sheltered workshops, performing menial repetitive tasks, for an average of $2.40 an hour.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Brings Out Judges, Children and Lawyers

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : May 27, 2015

On May 17, the 36th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Support Center for Child Advocates was held at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Approximately 1,200 people participated in the 5K Run/Walk, the 1 Mile Dash, the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids' Dash and the Caesar Rivise Team Competition.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Send In the Experts

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's collegial lawyers can be tough when it really counts.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.