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Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: Cleveland
  • Head Count: 905
  • Gross Revenues: $633,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $700,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $930,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Baker & Hostetler is a Cleveland-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 $633,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 54th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 54 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 54 4 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

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Texas Supreme Court Rules for Schlumberger Subsidiary in Trade Secrets Dispute

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 24, 2016

The Supreme Court of Texas recently handed down a decision in favor of M-I SWACO, a subsidiary of oil technology giant Schlumberger, which had charged National Oilwell Varco with stealing trade secrets.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli Rolls Up Currency Head From Bryan Cave

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A little more than a year after Richard Levin joined Bryan Cave, where he served as a partner and co-chair of the firm's digital currency team, the corporate lawyer has lateraled to another leadership post at fast-growing Polsinelli.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Jones Day to Close Cleveland Office for Republican Convention

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

The firm, which is representing presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, cited “expected congestion” for its decision.

AI Pioneer ROSS Intelligence Lands Its First Big Law Clients

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2016

Baker & Hostetler is the first law firm to make public that it has licensed the artificial intelligence product using IBM's Watson technology for bankruptcy matters.

People in the News—May 4, 2016—Rawle & Henderson

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

Jamie L. Augustinsky joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson.

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

People in the News—April 26, 2016—Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 26, 2016

Kathleen D. Wilkinson, partner with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Law Examiners for a ­three-year term.

Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

Caterpillar Seeks Approval of $60M Settlement Over Engine Defects

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 21, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. has asked a Camden federal judge to preliminarily approve a $60 million settlement of multidistrict litigation over the company's allegedly defective bus engines.

The Art of the E-Discovery Interview: Finding the Right Legal Tech Pro

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

In this unusual ACEDS 2016 session, a mock interview gave insight into hiring for a legal tech position.

Blazing Billables: State Laws Expand Pro-Pot Legal Work

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

To mark 420, the unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts worldwide, The Am Law Daily spoke with some of the go-to Am Law 200 lawyers in the legal weed field.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Roberts Uses Sign Language to Welcome Deaf Lawyers to Supreme Court Bar

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 19, 2016

In a historic gesture, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. used American Sign Language from the bench Tuesday to welcome 12 deaf or hard-of-hearing lawyers as new members of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

ExxonMobil Challenges Subpoenas on Climate Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

Taking dual aim at the plaintiffs bar and a coalition of state prosecutors, ExxonMobil Corporation has filed an unusual lawsuit against the lawyers who subpoenaed documents from the company related to climate change.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

In Exxon Suit, Paul Weiss Targets Cohen Milstein's Ties to Climate Probe

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

Ted Wells launched the first volley this week in a brewing battle involving climate change, free speech and prosecutors' ability to partner with the plaintiffs bar.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Battle Brewing Over Subpoena, 'Intimidation' in State AGs' Climate Probe

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 12, 2016

Baker & Hostetler and the Competitive Enterprise Institute may be the face of the energy industry's first courtroom response to claims that oil companies misled the public about climate change.

Deaf Lawyers to Join Supreme Court Bar in Mass Ceremony

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Thirteen deaf or hard-of-hearing lawyers are set to be sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court bar on April 19, in a first-ever mass event that symbolizes the strides lawyers with disabilities have made. The high court will provide interpreters and real-time captioning services to allow the lawyers to follow, visually and on their smartphones, what is happening during the swearing-in ritual and in the oral arguments that will follow.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

People in the News—April 5, 2016—Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 05, 2016

Scott D. Clements, a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, is set to speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Transportation Law Update.

To Merge or Not to Merge: Kenyon Will Decide in 2016

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Edward Colbert, the managing partner of intellectual property boutique Kenyon & Kenyon, which recently has seen a number of partner departures, said he expects the firm to decide this year whether to merge or stand alone.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Seven firms, including Baker & Hostetler, White & Case and Proskauer Rose, announce new additions.

138 Groups Are Set to Raise Food Bank Funds

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

As early registration draws to a close, 138 law firms and legal organizations have registered to participate in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.