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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

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.

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?