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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 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker & Hostetler has 798 attorneys and is the 43rd 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

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.

Baker & Hostetler Lands McKenna's Atlanta Health Care Team

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 14, 2015

A 25-lawyer group of health care lawyers led by Jim Rawls is leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge for Baker & Hostetler on June 1, ahead of McKenna's impending merger with global megafirm Dentons.

Polo Association Notches Win in Trademark 30 Years' War

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : May 13, 2015

The Second Circuit on Wednesday added some clarity but no more finality to a seemingly endless dispute between the owner of the Ralph Lauren POLO trademark and the U.S. Polo Association, the sport's governing body.

Study: Human Error to Blame for Data Security Leaks

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 11, 2015

Don't blame your IT department. And bad guys are only partly to blame for data security breaches that cost millions to fix.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : May 11, 2015

A new award recognizes outstanding achievement for women with leadership qualities in the advancement of technology.

Lawyer's Civil Rights Suit Over Involuntary Commitment Nixed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 08, 2015

A lawyer who alleged he unknowingly waived a hearing to determine whether he should be involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment for 20 days cannot sue the county or state-appointed attorney who represented him, the Third Circuit has ruled.

Baker & Hostetler Picks Up Two McKenna Corporate Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 08, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge has lost two corporate partners, David Brown and Clayton Coley, to Baker & Hostetler.

Baker & Hostetler Ranks Human Error Most Common Cause of Data Breach

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : May 07, 2015

Law firm says that in data breach incidents it advised on in 2014, most were facilitated by employee negligence.

Creating a Robust Data Management and Protection Program

Alan Friel : E-Commerce Law & Strategy : May 06, 2015

For any privacy, data protection and information governance program to be effective, it requires a multidisciplinary effort with a mandate from the board and C-suite, and ongoing assessment and maturement.

'Actavis' Still Raising More Questions Than It Answers

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2015

Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in , 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013), "reverse payment" settlements in patent litigation between brand-name drug manufacturers and potential generic entrants remain a hot topic in the antitrust world. At the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., last month, reverse payments were discussed at numerous sessions, including one session devoted exclusively to the topic.

From Saigon to Big Law and Back Again

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese- American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.

K2 Intelligence Pushes Into Cyber Defense

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 29, 2015

The company is making a major foray into the fast growing field of cyber protection. K2 Intelligence, which often works in tandem with Am Law 100 firms, recently secured an investment from AIG to do cybersecurity work and on Tuesday announced the hire of the FBI agent who investigated the JPMorgan Chase security breach.

People in the News - April 27, 2015 - Shapiro to Chair Pa. Commission

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 27, 2015

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young counsel Josh Shapiro was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf as chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

10 Questions to Ask About Privacy in Marketing and CRM

Alan Friel : E-Commerce Law & Strategy : April 24, 2015

Big data and the interactivity of digital marketing are powerful tools for marketers, but consumer data protection laws present heightened compliance and risk management issues when executing advanced advertising campaigns and consumer relationship management programs.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Lawyer's Role in Involuntary Psych Commitments Before Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2015

Delaware County's involuntary commitment procedures and the liability of the court-appointed attorney who represented people facing extensions of forced psychiatric treatment were at issue before the Third Circuit on Tuesday.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Symposium Advances Debate Over FTC's Section 5 Enforcement Powers

Carl W. Hittinger and Jeffry W. Duffy : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

What is an "unfair method of competition" for purposes of the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement powers? For more than 100 years, lawyers, economists and other experts—as well as courts—have debated that question, trying to determine exactly what conduct Congress meant to prohibit, beyond conduct already condemned by the antitrust laws, when it enacted Section 5 of the FTC Act of 1914. The Baker & Hostetler-sponsored Symposium on Section 5, held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, assembled, for the first time in a public forum, key decision-makers and experts from all three branches of government to debate the future of FTC's competition enforcement authority as the agency embarks on its second century. (The last symposium on Section 5 took place in 2008 but was an internal workshop for the FTC.) The vigorous exchange of opinions among the 14 distinguished symposium speakers clarified the terms of the dialogue over whether the FTC should adopt formal guidelines to finally define "unfair methods of competition" and place limits on its enforcement discretion under its "stand-alone" Section 5 authority—that is, its power to pursue anti-competitive conduct not reached by the Sherman or Clayton antitrust acts.

12 Issues That Threaten Info Security and Governance Programs

Judy A. Selby and Bryn Bowen : Legaltech News : April 03, 2015

No entity can completely safeguard itself from a data breach but here are low-cost steps to take to reduce the risk of breach and be in a position to rapidly respond.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

UPenn, Avid Win Attorney Fees in Patent Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 01, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, which had each been accused of infringing on patents related to Alzheimer's disease research, were awarded attorney fees in the case after they were victorious in a federal jury trial three years ago.


: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

New Federal Fracking Rules Spark Litigation

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Two oil and gas industry groups wasted no time digging in and suing the federal government over its new effort to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.