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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

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

10 Questions to Ask About Privacy in Marketing and CRM

Alan Friel : E-Commerce Law & Strategy : April 24, 2015

Big data and the interactivity of digital marketing are powerful tools for marketers, but consumer data protection laws present heightened compliance and risk management issues when executing advanced advertising campaigns and consumer relationship management programs.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Lawyer's Role in Involuntary Psych Commitments Before Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2015

Delaware County's involuntary commitment procedures and the liability of the court-appointed attorney who represented people facing extensions of forced psychiatric treatment were at issue before the Third Circuit on Tuesday.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Symposium Advances Debate Over FTC's Section 5 Enforcement Powers

Carl W. Hittinger and Jeffry W. Duffy : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

What is an "unfair method of competition" for purposes of the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement powers? For more than 100 years, lawyers, economists and other experts—as well as courts—have debated that question, trying to determine exactly what conduct Congress meant to prohibit, beyond conduct already condemned by the antitrust laws, when it enacted Section 5 of the FTC Act of 1914. The Baker & Hostetler-sponsored Symposium on Section 5, held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, assembled, for the first time in a public forum, key decision-makers and experts from all three branches of government to debate the future of FTC's competition enforcement authority as the agency embarks on its second century. (The last symposium on Section 5 took place in 2008 but was an internal workshop for the FTC.) The vigorous exchange of opinions among the 14 distinguished symposium speakers clarified the terms of the dialogue over whether the FTC should adopt formal guidelines to finally define "unfair methods of competition" and place limits on its enforcement discretion under its "stand-alone" Section 5 authority—that is, its power to pursue anti-competitive conduct not reached by the Sherman or Clayton antitrust acts.

12 Issues That Threaten Info Security and Governance Programs

Judy A. Selby and Bryn Bowen : Law Technology News : April 03, 2015

No entity can completely safeguard itself from a data breach but here are low-cost steps to take to reduce the risk of breach and be in a position to rapidly respond.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

UPenn, Avid Win Attorney Fees in Patent Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 01, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, which had each been accused of infringing on patents related to Alzheimer's disease research, were awarded attorney fees in the case after they were victorious in a federal jury trial three years ago.


: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

New Federal Fracking Rules Spark Litigation

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Two oil and gas industry groups wasted no time digging in and suing the federal government over its new effort to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Fracking Fuss Over Federal Rules for Public and Tribal Lands

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 24, 2015

Two oil and gas industry groups wasted no time digging in and suing the federal government over its new effort to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands.


: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Seton Hall Picks Finalists in Law School Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

A search committee at Seton Hall University School of Law is interviewing five finalists as it seeks to replace the law school's departing dean, Patrick Hobbs.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Loss for QVC on Internet Crawling Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 19, 2015

In an opinion that has defined a section of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a law that has been clouded by decades of amendments, a federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled in favor of an Internet startup company and against retail giant QVC.

Trustee for Madoff Victims Urges Court to Overturn Circuit

Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : March 19, 2015

The trustee recovering money for victims of Bernard Madoff's epic fraud asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn a ruling he says may prevent the recovery of nearly $4 billion, reward those who unwittingly profited from the Ponzi scheme at the expense of those who did not, and have far-reaching effects for future victims of financial frauds.

Picard Taps SCOTUS Pro for Swipe at Madoff 'Net Winners'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 18, 2015

Irving Picard has hit a wall in his efforts to claw back nearly $2 billion in "fictitious" profits pocketed by Bernie Madoff's customers. Can Goldstein & Russell's Thomas Goldstein succeed where Picard's partners at Baker & Hostetler have failed?

Proskauer Rose's Lawsuit Against Ex-Client Is Dismissed

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 17, 2015

Proskauer Rose was dealt a setback in January in its long-running battle against a former client when a Manhattan judge dismissed its fraud suit against the company's executives. This month, the same judge limited the firm's discovery in a related case in which it is the defendant.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Name Partner Set to Leave Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : March 05, 2015

Four attorneys, including name partner Michael A. Hamilton, will be leaving insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, sources have told The Legal.

Former Baker & Hostetler Manager in D.C. Dies at 70

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 03, 2015

William Schweitzer, a long-time former Washington managing partner of Baker & Hostetler, died Tuesday morning, the firm said in a statement. He was 70.

FTC's Appellate Win Reflects Focus on Health Care Consolidation

Carl W. Hittinger and M. Mitchell Oates : The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

In an important victory for the Federal Trade Commission in the appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed last year's decision from the District of Idaho in , No. 14-35173, in which the FTC successfully sued to undo a 2012 merger of two health care providers in Nampa, Idaho.

Lawyers' Departures Fuel Fight Over Laptops

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is fending off claims that its attorneys stole laptops from their previous firm containing sensitive client information, in a case that highlights the complications of what stays and what goes when lawyers jump ship.

Ninth Circuit Refuses to Rewind Netflix Win

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 27, 2015

The appeals court sided with Netflix on antitrust claims related to its acquisition of Wal-Mart's DVD-rental subscription business.

Can the FTC Update Its Approach to Unfair Business Practices?

: Corporate Counsel : February 27, 2015

Corporate lawyers, judges, legislators and commissioners discussed the Federal Trade Commission's need to create guidelines on unfair or deceptive business practices.

Carl Hittinger

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

When Carl Hittinger left the Philadelphia office of DLA Piper for Baker & Hostetler, he was the first lawyer in the firm's office in the city who was not focused on intellectual property law.

The List of Top Laterals for 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The lateral market in 2014 proved consistent with recent years in two main respects: The allure of group laterals remained strong and the insurance industry continued to see some of the most significant shake-out.

Top Laterals

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The Top Laterals supplement includes articles on the calculus of starting up a firm, learning through lateral experience, our listing of the top lateral hires of 2014 and more.