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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

QVC's Computer Fraud, Breach of Contract Case Survives

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 11, 2016

A lawsuit in which television retailer QVC accused two Internet marketing companies of overloading its servers and subsequently disrupting its online business can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.

Customers Reap Benefits From Hughes Hubbard's MF Global Role

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2016

Hughes Hubbard & Reed received $87 million for its work handling the liquidation of MF Global's broker-deal unit, and customers and creditors of the defunct commodities trader also fared well after four years of bankruptcy proceedings finally came to an end this week.

Judge Criticizes Tobacco Lawyers' 'Ridiculous' Litigation Strategy

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

U.S. tobacco companies on Monday drew the ire of a federal judge in Washington, who accused them of trying to "stall" their obligation to pay for public ads about the health risks of smoking.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

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

Getting a Grip on Risk: Information Governance in a Tech-Driven World

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : February 05, 2016

When it comes to gaining insight on company data, it's time for organizations to start practicing what's being preached.

LegalTech Conference Kicks Off in Manhattan

: New York Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Courtroom technology, cybersecurity and analytics will be among the topics discussed this week at LegalTech, a three-day conference on technology in the legal industry in Manhattan.

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

'Twelfth Night' Talent

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

The New York City Bar Association held its annual 'Twelfth Night' talent show on Friday with a performance of "Professional Pitfalls: Lyrical Lessons for Lawyers."

Rick Burleson Joins Paul Hastings in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2016

Houston oil and gas lawyer Rick Burleson, founder of Burleson LLP, which closed at the end of 2015, has joined Paul Hastings in Houston.

Civil Case Stayed to Consider Firm's Ongoing Involvement

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2016

Two days before trial, the Second Circuit on Monday stayed a civil case to address whether Baker & Hostetler and partner John Moscow should be disqualified as counsel to real estate companies accused of laundering fraud proceeds.

USA v. Prevezon Holdings Ltd.

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Refusal to Certify, for Interlocutory Appeal, Decision Denying Disqualification Explained

Baker Hostetler Taps Jones as Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2016

Baker & Hostetler has named Joann Gallagher Jones the new managing partner for its Atlanta office, succeeding Chris Arena.

Morning Wrap: Shkreli Clashes With Congress | Embattled Nev. Judge Takes Senior Status

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : January 22, 2016

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who grabbed headlines for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, is fighting back against Congress. A Nevada federal trial judge who's clashed with the Ninth Circuit will take senior status. And a federal judge in New York finds "fraud" at the GM bellwether trial—a significant blow to the plaintiffs' case.

Lawyer Albert W. 'Ted' Preston Jr. Dies

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2016

Philadelphia attorney Albert W. "Ted" Preston Jr. died Dec. 20 at age 82.

Judge Reverses His Ruling Disqualifying Baker & Hostetler

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2016

In an unusual move, Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa has reversed his own disqualification ruling last month and reinstated Baker & Hostetler and partner John Moscow as counsel to real estate companies accused of laundering proceeds of a Russian fraud scheme.

9 Firms Announce New Atlanta Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2016

Here are the latest announcements of Atlanta lawyers who have made partner at their firms. All new partner promotions are effective Jan. 1.

Report: Clampdown on Tax Evasion 'Shows No Signs of Abating'

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2016

You can expect the U.S. government's crackdown on tax evasion to continue in 2016.

It's Only Rock ’N’ Roll, But She Likes It

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2016

Laurie Kosanovich ❘ General Counsel, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Judge Rethinks Removing Baker Hostetler From Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Southern District Judge Thomas Griesa on Monday withdrew his opinion disqualifying Baker & Hostetler and partner John Moscow from defending real estate companies accused of laundering the proceeds of a Russian fraud scheme.

Tobacco Companies' Appeal of Settlement Changes Is Tossed

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2015

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a lower court's ruling that modified a partial settlement agreement between several states and tobacco companies in a way that saved Pennsylvania about $126 million.

5 Data Breach Predictions for 2016

Judy A. Selby : Legaltech News : December 22, 2015

In its third annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, Experian makes five sobering predictions based on recent events and new and emerging trends.

Litigators of the Week: Kirkland's Reed Oslan and Michael Foradas

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 22, 2015

The two won a $73.6 million verdict for a small U.K. engineering firm battling a trade secrets case against the colossus Caterpillar Inc.

Judge Removes Baker Hostetler Over Strategy in Fraud Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 22, 2015

Baker & Hostetler and partner John Moscow have been disqualified from defending real estate companies allegedly involved in laundering proceeds of a Russian fraud scheme after a federal judge found the firm's defense strategy involves attacks against a former client.

Am Law Partner Takes Flight at Airbus, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 20, 2015

Five months after joining Greenberg Traurig, a new hire heads in-house; Baker & Hostetler bags two from Kenyon & Kenyon; Sidley Austin adds a new diversity manager; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

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

Uber Reworks Driver Agreements After Legal Loss

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 14, 2015

A high-profile worker classification lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. in California has brought national attention to the question of whether workers in the sharing economy are full-fledged employees or just contractors on a digital platform. The issue is at the center of , but it hasn’t been the only one that matters as the case makes its way through the courts.

Barclays Hires Boies Schiller (Again) in Fight Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2015

Jonathan Shaw, a litigation partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., is representing Barclays as it squares off against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who were loaned money so they could pay their capital contributions.

The Problem with Email: The Security and Challenges of Corporate's Favorite Communication Method

Judy A. Selby and Bryn Bowen : Legaltech News : December 08, 2015

While email is still the primary method of business communication, it brings with it tremendous cybersecurity risks.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Race & Admissions: Round 2 at Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 28, 2015

When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a second round of arguments Dec. 9 on the use of racial factors in admitting new students at the University of Texas, it will mostly — but not totally — be a case of déjà vu all over again.