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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Designation: Memphis
  • Head Count: 616
  • Gross Revenues: $318,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $515,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $520,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -100

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 100 100 -100 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 100 -100 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

State Bar Young Lawyers' Race Heads to Runoff

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

The next secretary of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division will be decided in a runoff starting Wednesday.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

NanoLumens Lights Up a Big-Picture GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015

The digital display manufacturer has named Mark Carlson as both general counsel and vice president of strategic initiatives.

Sandy Springs Reaches $7M Settlement for City Hall Site

Greg Land : Daily Report : May 06, 2015

Faced with the prospect of extended litigation and a jury trial on its condemnation effort, the city of Sandy Springs has agreed to pay $7 million for a parcel of property destined to be part of its nearly $200 million City Center project, nearly twice what the city had offered the property owners several months ago.

Nelson Mullins Starts REIT Practice With Baker Donelson Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has started a REIT practice by snagging a partner, Mike Rafter, from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Snags 2 Lawyers to Serve Atlanta's Growing Payments Sector

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 30, 2015

Holland & Knight continues its Atlanta hiring spree, adding its fourth partner this month, G. Roth Kehoe, and Robert Green as senior counsel, both from Hunton & Williams. The two corporate lawyers represent electronic payments processing companies, one of Atlanta's biggest but most invisible industries.

Morning Wrap: Busy Week at SCOTUS | Japan Sends PM Plus Lobbying Dollars to U.S.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 30, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

IP Lawyer Rejoins Former K&Sers at Meunier Carlin

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Intellectual property litigator John Harbin has left King & Spalding for local IP boutique Meunier Carlin & Curfman.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Newsmakers: Week of April 20

: Texas Lawyer : April 20, 2015

Michael D. Pegues and Jason A. Wietjes have joined the Dallas office of Polsinelli as shareholders in the firm's national intellectual property and technology litigation group.

Firm Finance: Head Count, Gross Revenue Drop at Strasburger

John Council : Texas Lawyer : April 20, 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."

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.