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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

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.

Madoff Victims Lose Bid for Inflation Adjustment

: The Associated Press : February 23, 2015

Thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar fraud are not entitled to interest or inflation when they get a share of recovered funds, the Second Circuit said Friday, rejecting the argument it was only fair for victims of a fraud that lasted decades to get an adjustment for time lost.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

3 Employer Responsibilities After a Health Care Hack

: Corporate Counsel : February 20, 2015

Because most data held by health insurers is funneled by employers that use its health plans, the insurer isn't alone in dealing with the consequences of a breach.

Revel Claims Buyer Has 'No Intention' of Going Through with Sale

Reporting by Bloomberg News and Scott Flaherty : New Jersey Law Journal : February 20, 2015

Revel AC Inc. is urging a New Jersey bankruptcy judge to let it scrap the second attempted sale of its bankrupt Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino and try for a third time to find a buyer.

Once You Grant FMLA Leave, No Tag-Backs

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 19, 2015

Don't go granting Family and Medical Leave Act rights to your employees and then try to take them back.

Troll or Copyright Crusader? Freeplay Trades Lawsuits With YouTube Giants

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 18, 2015

A week after being labeled a "troll" for allegedly extorting fees from businesses that manage YouTube channels, Freeplay Music tapped Baker & Hostetler to show it's nowhere near backing down from enforcing its copyrights.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

What Is Synthetic Identity Theft and How to Detect It

Judy Selby : Law Technology News : February 13, 2015

Thieves create fraudulent identities from real and fake information that is hard to detect.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Baker & Hostetler's Revenue Up, Profits Down

Susan Beck and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2015

The firm's gross revenue climbed 7.2 percent in 2014 while profits per partner dropped 13.4 percent. Firm chair R. Steven Kestner attributes the PPP falloff to a big contingency fee settlement that Baker & Hostetler reached with the trustee of Howrey. Revenue per lawyer, meanwhile, was down 2.2 percent, while head count was up 10 percent, in part because of a merger with an IP firm.

Judges Panel: What's Wrong With Discovery?

Gail Gottehrer : Law Technology News : February 09, 2015

Top magistrate judges analyze e-discovery problems at Driven Inc. panel.

In-House Counsel Profile: Godiva Chocolatier Inc.'s Jon Drucker

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.

People in the News - Feb. 4, 2015 - Promer Named to Phila. Bar Foundation Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2015

Ellen Canan Grady joined Cozen O'Connor as a member in the corporate securities practice.

Big Data Could Make the Detection of 'Pre-Crime' a Reality

Chris DiMarco : Law Technology News : February 03, 2015

The use of data analysis that can pinpoint changes in employee behavior, for example, could expose a compromised account before hackers are able to exploit it.


: New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: We analyze trends in new partner promotion numbers, and provide insightful articles discussing how to create value with technology, the opportunities of diversity, the importance of company culture, achieving growth through practice diversification, and being a leader from the front line.

'Product-Hopping' Can Be Snagged Under the Antitrust Laws

Carl W. Hittinger, Gary Levin and William T. DeVinney : The Legal Intelligencer : February 02, 2015

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act, more commonly known as the Hatch-Waxman Act, together with the patent laws, attempt to advance the competing goals of preserving pharmaceutical companies' incentives to make the staggering investments necessary to bring new, improved drugs to market, as well as fostering lower prices through competition from generic versions of branded drugs.

Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : February 02, 2015

Big Law leaders need to go to more major league baseball games.


: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Suits

David Bario, Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson; In Re Forex Benchmark Rates and Antitrust Litigation; Harris Country v. International Paper; In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities; SimpleAir v. Google

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Tech News Desk Jan. 27 Part 2: Venio Systems Hires Two E-Discovery Veterans

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2015

Women in E-Discovery tackles privacy, and more sneak peeks at the LegalTech New York exhibit hall.