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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, 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

Will Dewey Defendants Take the Stand?

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 28, 2015

With prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial having rested their case, lawyers for the firm's former leaders will have to decide whether their clients should testify.

Fee Tracker: Summer Fun for LSAC, I-Bank IPOs and Monsanto

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Pro bono is nice, but it helps to get paid. This week we track fees from the Law School Admission Council's litigation woes, an IPO for investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Monsanto lobbying.

Shout-Out: Latham & Watkins

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2015

It's been a big week for lawyers at Latham & Watkins, who chalked up major wins in insurance and antitrust disputes.

Cleveland Suits Up for Republican Convention

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

The city of Cleveland is sprucing up for its 2016 Republican National Convention hosting duties, and law firms are getting a cut of the action.

Specific Guidance to Businesses Still Lacking in FTC Principles

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : August 21, 2015

In 1914, Congress passed the FTC Act, creating the Federal Trade Commission. Section 5 of the FTC Act declared "unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce" to be unlawful and gave the FTC enforcement power over such "unfair methods." Over 100 years later, that key language in Section 5 underlying the agency's competition-related powers had never been the subject of any formal FTC guidance. Clearly, "unfair methods of competition" include Sherman and Clayton Act violations, and some argue that Section 5 reaches beyond those statutes. But exactly what kind of additional conduct falls within the FTC's Section 5 powers has been a long-unsettled question.

People in the News - Aug. 20, 2015 - Fogdall Named Pro Bono Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2015

Stephen Fogdall of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis was named the new chair of the firm's pro bono committee.

Clay Long Goes Solo, Works on Coke Bottler Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.

Cybersecurity Infiltrates E-Discovery Managed Services

Monica Bay : Legaltech News : August 18, 2015

Security is a top agenda when law firms select EMS vendors.

Morning Wrap: Julian Bond, Remembered | Former SCOTUS Clerks on the Hill | Jury Exclusions

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 17, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: Civil rights leader Julian Bond dies, plaintiffs lawyers take on police brutality cases and renewed scrutiny of prosecutors who strike black jurors from the pool.

FTC Issues 'Enforcement Principles' Governing Competition Authority

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : August 14, 2015

Over 100 years since Congress passed the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Federal Trade Commission has finally issued formal guidance interpreting the central provision underlying the agency's antitrust enforcement authority. Under Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FTC can take action against "unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce."

FTC Unfairness Guidance Draws a Mixed Reaction

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2015

The agency's statement is a historic first. But some lawyers say they're still in the dark over how to advise their clients.

BakerHostetler Shakeup Highlights Shifting Equity Equation

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

When are "all equity" partnerships really not all equity?

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Intent, Not Accounting, May Be Key to Dewey Trial

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 07, 2015

For more than two months, prosecutors in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial have walked jurors through Byzantine accounting adjustments applied after the firm was created through a 2007 merger. But in the end, some criminal defense experts say, it may not matter how Dewey was allegedly fudging its numbers. What matters is the who—and the why.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Intent, Not Accounting, May Be Key to Dewey Trial

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

In the end, it may not matter how Dewey & LeBoeuf was allegedly fudging its numbers. What matters is the Who—and the Why.

Boards' Lack of Cybersecurity Knowledge Puts Companies at Greater Risk: Study

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 05, 2015

Corporate board members that fail to employ adequate oversight on cybersecurity matters are compromising their company's security defenses.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ruling on Economic Favoritism Puts 'NC Dental' Back in Spotlight

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : August 03, 2015

In a recent opinion, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that an economic regulation passed by a state agency solely to protect one group from competition would not violate the constitutional guarantees of due process or equal protection. The court noted that such action might still violate antitrust laws, but went no further since no antitrust claim had been raised in the case. At least in the Second Circuit, this decision raises the stakes in future cases interpreting the scope of state-action immunity under the antitrust laws.

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.