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Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: Cleveland
  • Head Count: 798
  • Gross Revenues: $540,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $675,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $935,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

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 $540,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 60th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 60 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 60 1 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

Feb. 3 LTNY Panel Addresses Big Data Issues

Gail Gottehrer : Law Technology News : January 20, 2015

The rise of Big Data complicates litigation for organizations.

The SEC's On a Long Winning Streak

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

As criticism mounts that its in-house forum is unfair, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won every administrative case last year, according to an analysis by The National Law Journal.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tips for Newbies to Survive LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 09, 2015

12 on 12: Veterans offer guidance on how first-time attendees can fully exploit the opportunities of LTNY 2015.

Law & Politics: Rumbles on the Hill

Andrew Ramonas and Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Republican opposition to Obama administration initiatives continued unabated in 2014. The president and his party responded through administrative fiat and reining in the Senate filibuster.

Bingham McCutchen's Tokyo Outpost Absorbed, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

The Tokyo office of Bingham McCutchen has found a home for holidays, with one of Japan's leading firms and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius agreeing to divvy up the spoils; Baker & Hostetler bags a hydraulic fracturing advocate; Skadden brings back a former partner from Guantánamo Bay; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Are Companies Too Focused on Cybercrime?

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : December 22, 2014

Companies are not paying enough attention on errant employees, and will pay the price in 2015.

Lawyers See Business Opportunity in Obama's Cuba Opening

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

The U.S. business community is largely divided on the benefits of rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, with industries including cigar retailers hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Startups Must Avoid Making an 'Uber-Size Mess' of Big Data

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 15, 2014

Regulators have become increasingly concerned with the privacy implications of geolocation data and mobile app data security.

Holiday Wish Lists: iPads, Gadgets, Fishing Poles

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 12, 2014

Legal techies have very eclectic Santa lists!

Investors Win Madoff 'Fictitious Profits' Appeal

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 08, 2014

A Second Circuit panel concluded that trustee Irving Picard's bid to claw back about $1.6 billion in "fictitious profits" from Madoff investors is barred by a provision of the bankruptcy code that was designed, ironically, to minimize uncertainty in the securities markets.

Holder Promises 'Fair and Expeditious' Investigation of Eric Garner Death

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 03, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. announced late Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential federal civil rights violations in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after a white police officer placed him in a chokehold.

FTC Aggressively Pressing 'Antitrust Trumps IP' Theme

Carl W. Hittinger and Jeffry W. Duffy : The Legal Intelligencer : December 01, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission has recently brought its considerable institutional weight to bear in two developing areas at the intersection of unfair competition and intellectual property law. Continuing its crusade against "reverse-payment" patent infringement settlements in the pharmaceuticals sector, the FTC is promoting—especially in the Third Circuit—a maximalist interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), decision that may have ramifications in IP-based industries beyond pharmaceuticals. And it scored its first win against another long-term target: a patent assertion entity—pejoratively, a "patent troll"—accused of making misrepresentations to extract money from alleged infringers. Both developments portend a more aggressive use of the FTC's powers in domains previously reserved to IP law and largely protected from antitrust scrutiny, if political factors don't blunt its current momentum.


: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Morgan Lewis Finalizes Bingham Deal, Adds 510 Lawyers

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 25, 2014

Philadelphia became home Monday to the largest firm in the United States based on domestic-attorney head count with the addition of 510 lawyers to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Clement and Laurence Tribe Team Up

: The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

In a not-so-subtle hint that it's prepared to fight, the American Clinical Laboratory Association last week announced it has hired longtime U.S. Supreme Court advocate Paul Clement and constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe to challenge federal regulators. Plus more in this week's column.

House Republicans Challenge Health Care Law in Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 21, 2014

House Republicans on Friday filed a long-threatened lawsuit challenging certain provisions of the Obama administration's signature health care reform law.

Report Benchmarks Privacy in Fortune 1000 Companies

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : November 21, 2014

Total privacy spending across the biggest U.S. companies is predicted to rise to $3B in 2015.

Morning Wrap: Wiley Rein's McBee Talks Ongoing, NYPD Loses Secrecy Argument

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Wiley Rein, Eric Cantor's team and the attorney general of Missouri all consider changes in the lobbying industry: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit and

Litigator of the Week: Winn Carter of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 20, 2014

After two codefendants fled a billion-dollar trial over catastrophic pollution with a last-minute settlement, Carter and his client faced the jury alone and walked away with a take-nothing verdict.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Prof Jonathan Turley Takes Up Boehner Suit

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : November 18, 2014

Jonathan Turley is taking over as lead counsel in House Speaker John Boehner's yet-to-be-filed lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive actions. The hiring of Turley comes after two other firms—Quinn Emanuel and Baker & Hostetler—backed out of pursuing any case.

VOIR DIRE: Sting of a Bad Rap

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

The Roxanne Wars of the mid-'80s get reignited in a Long Island library, and mourning legal tech too soon gone in this week's column.

Personal Data Transfers in the Face of Globalization

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : November 17, 2014

Problems can arise when marketing or human resources ask for data from global customers to be sent to the home office.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Lateral moves at Baker & Hostetler, Fox Rothschild, Jenner & Block, and Miller & Chevalier.

Building On Holder's Legacy

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Loretta Lynch isn't a Washington insider. But her track record as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York shows she's largely been in sync with the Justice Department's priorities under Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 17

: Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Frank S. Wu has joined Haynes and Boone as a partner in Houston. Wu is cochairman of the firm's greater China practice group.

Moves at Baker & Hostetler, Norton Rose

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 14, 2014

Plus new hires at Dubin Research and Consulting and Wilson Legal Solutions.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.