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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

Mintz Levin Looks to Poach Edwards Wildman IP Group

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

Ahead of a looming merger vote with Locke Lord, a 20-lawyer IP group from Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston is poised to depart for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a result of a conflict between their representation of a large pharmaceutical company and Locke Lord's work for a generic drug manufacturer.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Ona Wang

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Ona Wang has a bifurcated pro bono career. In one stream, as vice chair of Baker & Hostetler's pro bono committee, she rallies attorneys to volunteer their legal skills for nonprofit organizations. In another stream is her individual work, an effort that challenges death sentences, wins legal services for LGBT youth and fights abuses in the mental health system.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Herbalife Hires a Safe 'Harbour' to Head Compliance

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 06, 2014

Herbalife Ltd. has brought on former Federal Trade Commission commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour to oversee the nutritional supplement provider's compliance work amid an investigation by the agency into the company's business practices and structure.

A History of American Monopolists: Remembering One's Non-Monopoly Roots

Carl W. Hittinger : The Legal Intelligencer : October 06, 2014

As the story goes, Ford Motor Co. almost never got off the ground because of a monopolist. In 1903, the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM) tried to stop Henry Ford from building his first gasoline-powered four-stroke automobile.

Herbalife Hires a Safe 'Harbour' to Head Compliance

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 06, 2014

An investigation into the company's structure and business practices leads it to bolster its legal team.

State Law Claims Survive in Pitt-Lundy Dispute

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2014

State law claims in the case between two Philadelphia personal-injury law firms have survived a motion to dismiss in federal court.

Fairfield Liquidator Wins New Chance to Void Madoff Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 27, 2014

As with any financial upheaval, the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities brought opportunities for fees and profit. And as with Madoff's fraud, some suffered plain old bad luck.

Ruling Served on Whether U.S. Open Umps Are Employees

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 26, 2014

It doesn't matter that the umpires had to wear a uniform. The court held that they're independent contractors.

The Morning Wrap

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 23, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM and other publications, including: New Jersey Supreme Court confronts post-sentence GPS tracking; Citizens United loses in Colorado federal district court; and Michael Boggs' nomination languishes.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

New details on Tom Boggs as firm leader, Republicans sign up a litigation specialist firm, plus merger news and patent forecasts: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

The Secret Is Out: Texas Is Good for Women in Law

Nancy MacKimm : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Texas is a pretty amazing place for women in law, if you think about it. And we are helping one another succeed in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

House GOP Contract Restricts Firm in Obama Suit

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

Baker & Hostetler no longer will represent House Republicans in their suit against President Barack Obama's use of executive authority because of a contract violation, two people with knowledge of the firm said Monday.

Cash Payments for Referrals Alleged In Row Between Pitt Firm, Lundy Law

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

A former managing partner of several medical centers—who has twice been found liable for insurance fraud—testified in the highly contentious case between two of Philadelphia's personal-injury firms that Lundy Law had required payments from him before it would refer clients to his offices.

Oxfam Sues SEC Over Oil Industry Transparency Rule

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 18, 2014

In its second lawsuit related to requirement for publicly traded oil and gas companies to disclose payments to foreign governments, Oxfam claims the wait for a final version of the rule has gone on far too long.

Perry Seeks Expedited Resolution in Second Filing

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

The new filing "avoids the needless consumption of valuable judicial resources, and should expedite the court's resolution of Gov. Perry's constitutional challenges," said the Sept. 8 first motion to quash and dismiss the indictment in .

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Perry Seeks Expedited Resolution in Second Filing

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

The new filing "avoids the needless consumption of valuable judicial resources, and should expedite the court's resolution of Gov. Perry's constitutional challenges," said the Sept. 8 first motion to quash and dismiss the indictment in .

A History of American Monopolists: Lessons Not Easily Learned

Carl W. Hittinger : The Legal Intelligencer : September 08, 2014

As the story goes, in 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt, wanting to make his mark on the presidency as a real deal "trust buster," took aim at Wall Street by going after financial titan J.P. Morgan. Working with his then-attorney general, Pennsylvanian Philander Knox, Roosevelt decided to file an antitrust suit against the Northern Securities Co., a Morgan-controlled trust. The lawsuit under the new Sherman Act accused the holding company of gaining monopoly power through controlling stock acquisitions over two competing railroad companies for the purpose of illegally restraining trade. Wall Street was appalled. Morgan was shocked, claiming that his lawyers had carefully organized the holding company with the new antitrust laws in mind. Moreover, Morgan was dismayed that the president had not even tried to work things out with him before firing off the lawsuit and accusing Morgan of being an illegal monopolist. Morgan reacted by jumping on a train to Washington with a phalanx of politicos to meet with Roosevelt and Knox to straighten things out. Or so he thought he could, as he usually always did with other rivals. However, the White House meeting went from bad to worse.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

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

House Republicans Hire Baker & Hostetler for Obama Suit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : August 25, 2014

House Republicans hired Baker & Hostetler to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, according to a contract approved Monday and posted on the Committee on House Administration.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Baker & Hostetler LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Baker & Hostetler is a Houston-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Mintz Levin Looks to Poach Edwards Wildman IP Group

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

Ahead of a looming merger vote with Locke Lord, a 20-lawyer IP group from Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston is poised to depart for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a result of a conflict between their representation of a large pharmaceutical company and Locke Lord's work for a generic drug manufacturer.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Ona Wang

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Ona Wang has a bifurcated pro bono career. In one stream, as vice chair of Baker & Hostetler's pro bono committee, she rallies attorneys to volunteer their legal skills for nonprofit organizations. In another stream is her individual work, an effort that challenges death sentences, wins legal services for LGBT youth and fights abuses in the mental health system.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Herbalife Hires a Safe 'Harbour' to Head Compliance

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 06, 2014

Herbalife Ltd. has brought on former Federal Trade Commission commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour to oversee the nutritional supplement provider's compliance work amid an investigation by the agency into the company's business practices and structure.

A History of American Monopolists: Remembering One's Non-Monopoly Roots

Carl W. Hittinger : The Legal Intelligencer : October 06, 2014

As the story goes, Ford Motor Co. almost never got off the ground because of a monopolist. In 1903, the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM) tried to stop Henry Ford from building his first gasoline-powered four-stroke automobile.

Herbalife Hires a Safe 'Harbour' to Head Compliance

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 06, 2014

An investigation into the company's structure and business practices leads it to bolster its legal team.

State Law Claims Survive in Pitt-Lundy Dispute

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2014

State law claims in the case between two Philadelphia personal-injury law firms have survived a motion to dismiss in federal court.

Fairfield Liquidator Wins New Chance to Void Madoff Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 27, 2014

As with any financial upheaval, the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities brought opportunities for fees and profit. And as with Madoff's fraud, some suffered plain old bad luck.

Ruling Served on Whether U.S. Open Umps Are Employees

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 26, 2014

It doesn't matter that the umpires had to wear a uniform. The court held that they're independent contractors.

The Morning Wrap

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 23, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM and other publications, including: New Jersey Supreme Court confronts post-sentence GPS tracking; Citizens United loses in Colorado federal district court; and Michael Boggs' nomination languishes.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

New details on Tom Boggs as firm leader, Republicans sign up a litigation specialist firm, plus merger news and patent forecasts: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

The Secret Is Out: Texas Is Good for Women in Law

Nancy MacKimm : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Texas is a pretty amazing place for women in law, if you think about it. And we are helping one another succeed in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

House GOP Contract Restricts Firm in Obama Suit

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

Baker & Hostetler no longer will represent House Republicans in their suit against President Barack Obama's use of executive authority because of a contract violation, two people with knowledge of the firm said Monday.

Cash Payments for Referrals Alleged In Row Between Pitt Firm, Lundy Law

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : September 18, 2014

A former managing partner of several medical centers—who has twice been found liable for insurance fraud—testified in the highly contentious case between two of Philadelphia's personal-injury firms that Lundy Law had required payments from him before it would refer clients to his offices.

Oxfam Sues SEC Over Oil Industry Transparency Rule

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 18, 2014

In its second lawsuit related to requirement for publicly traded oil and gas companies to disclose payments to foreign governments, Oxfam claims the wait for a final version of the rule has gone on far too long.

Perry Seeks Expedited Resolution in Second Filing

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

The new filing "avoids the needless consumption of valuable judicial resources, and should expedite the court's resolution of Gov. Perry's constitutional challenges," said the Sept. 8 first motion to quash and dismiss the indictment in .

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Perry Seeks Expedited Resolution in Second Filing

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : September 08, 2014

The new filing "avoids the needless consumption of valuable judicial resources, and should expedite the court's resolution of Gov. Perry's constitutional challenges," said the Sept. 8 first motion to quash and dismiss the indictment in .

A History of American Monopolists: Lessons Not Easily Learned

Carl W. Hittinger : The Legal Intelligencer : September 08, 2014

As the story goes, in 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt, wanting to make his mark on the presidency as a real deal "trust buster," took aim at Wall Street by going after financial titan J.P. Morgan. Working with his then-attorney general, Pennsylvanian Philander Knox, Roosevelt decided to file an antitrust suit against the Northern Securities Co., a Morgan-controlled trust. The lawsuit under the new Sherman Act accused the holding company of gaining monopoly power through controlling stock acquisitions over two competing railroad companies for the purpose of illegally restraining trade. Wall Street was appalled. Morgan was shocked, claiming that his lawyers had carefully organized the holding company with the new antitrust laws in mind. Moreover, Morgan was dismayed that the president had not even tried to work things out with him before firing off the lawsuit and accusing Morgan of being an illegal monopolist. Morgan reacted by jumping on a train to Washington with a phalanx of politicos to meet with Roosevelt and Knox to straighten things out. Or so he thought he could, as he usually always did with other rivals. However, the White House meeting went from bad to worse.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

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

House Republicans Hire Baker & Hostetler for Obama Suit

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : August 25, 2014

House Republicans hired Baker & Hostetler to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, according to a contract approved Monday and posted on the Committee on House Administration.