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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Designation: Memphis
  • Head Count: 588
  • Gross Revenues: $297,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $505,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $500,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, is an USA-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, has 588 attorneys and is the 68th largest firm in the United States.  With $297,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 109th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AL, DC, FL, GA, LA, MA, MS, NJ, TN and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 109 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 68 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 132 -6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 167 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 53 43 Summer programs

In the News

Firm Finance: Head Count, Gross Revenue Drop at Strasburger

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 16, 2015

"It's an interesting way to look at it—2013 was an extremely good year for us," said Dan Butcher, Strasburger's managing partner. "And 2014 was a more normal year for us."

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.

Constangy Further Builds on Prophete's Arrival, Adding 2 Partners in Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2015

Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete has recruited two shareholders to its Atlanta headquarters, Tamika Nordstrom from Littler and Erica Mason from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, following the arrival last month of Don Prophete as a name partner from Littler.

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Terry Davis has joined Holland & Knight as a partner from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and will co-chair the firm's investment management practice.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Rejoin McKenna Long

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

Two former partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge, Jim Thomas II and Phil Bradley, returned to the firm as senior counsel in March.

It's Refinancing Time for Housing Bubble CMBS Loans

Jennifer LeClaire : Daily Business Review : March 30, 2015

It's no secret that over $300 billion in CMBS loans will need to be refinanced between now and 2017.

New Law Deans Named at DePaul, Widener, Wyoming

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Three law schools have named deans in the past week.

Congratulations to Attorney on Diversity Council Selection [LETTER]

: Daily Report : March 26, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to attorney Damany F. Ransom of Baker Donelson in Atlanta on his selection into the 2015 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of top general counsels and managing partners in the legal profession.

John Marshall Dean Renata Turner Named Fulton Juvenile Court Judge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 24, 2015

Renata Turner, an assistant dean at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, has been named an associate judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court, Georgia's largest juvenile court.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle Registers As A Lobbyist At Last

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle registered with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Baker Donelson, Alston & Bird Make Fortune's Best Companies List

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 19, 2015

Two firms in Atlanta made Fortune's annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz was No. 30 on the list and Alston & Bird was No. 41.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Daschle to Register With DOJ as Lobbyist for Foreign Client

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 16, 2015

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who started a public policy practice at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz last year, said he will register with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career.

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

The Daily Report will recognize four judges and 18 lawyers with Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the newspaper's 125th anniversary celebration.

News and Gossip

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : March 09, 2015

Five firms on Fortune's list; the hubris of law grads; Amal's latest gig.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Florida Supreme Court to Visit Lender-Friendly Foreclosure Rulings

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

In the rush to clear massive foreclosure backlogs, Florida courts favor lenders over borrowers, according to one nonprofit. That trend has continued with a stretching of the five-year statute of limitations.

Ready for the 'L' Word

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Former lawmakers and staffers are starting their new careers.

The Morning Wrap: Rep. Aaron Schock Lawyers Up | FCC Moves on Internet Rules

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 25, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock lawyers up with a Jones Day team; a Texas jury rejects an insanity plea in the murder of "American Sniper" author; senior Republicans concede they lost the fight over net neutrality; a dog food class action.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : February 24, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

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.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 16

: Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pannill Fletcher, a trial attorney, has been promoted to a partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Art and Science of Legal Project Management

Allen W. Nelson and David A. Rueff : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Legal Project Management has emerged as a method for lawyers and clients to collaborate on the design of legal representation with the goal of obtaining a more predictable result, both as to outcome and legal spend.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.