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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, has 616 attorneys and is the 64th largest firm in the United States.  With $318,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 100th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AL, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, 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

Baker Donelson Hopes Cybersecurity Event Unlocks Israeli Business for Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2015

Now that cybersecurity has become a hot practice area, an increasing number of large firms have been organizing conferences on the topic. But one that Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is holding Thursday and Friday at Georgia Tech is a bit different.

Congratulations to New ABA President-Elect Linda Klein [LETTER]

: Daily Report : August 14, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate our past president, Linda A. Klein, managing shareholder in the Atlanta offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, on her recent installation as president-elect of the American Bar Association.

For Meetings and Events, There's a Fine Line Between Ostentatious and Comfort

Mary Welch : New Jersey Law Journal : August 13, 2015

How to spend money on marketing and business development for your law firm.

For Meetings and Events, There's a Fine Line Between Ostentatious and Comfort

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 10, 2015

Lee Watts learned three lessons when she went $50,000 over budget on an event. The first was to get budget approval from the correct partner; the second was to always pad the budget.

Atlanta Lawyer to Head American Bar Association

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

The American Bar Association named an Atlanta lawyer as president-elect during its annual meeting in Chicago Tuesday.

Lessons for General Counsel from Recent Cyberattack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Joe D. Whitley : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

While most consumers seem to find the various media reports of public and private sector cyberattacks relatively unremarkable, an April cyberattack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other recent high-profile breaches should remind general counsel that "no sector, network or system is immune to infiltration by those seeking to steal commercial or government secrets and property to perpetrate malicious and disruptive activity."

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Expands Consumer Financial Litigation Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired three lawyers in Atlanta for its consumer financial litigation and compliance group: Teresa Bailey, Teah Glenn Kirk and Craig Nazzaro. All three joined as of counsel.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

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

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Lifetime Achievers: Linda Klein

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

The idea of throwing herself into bar activities didn't come quickly to Linda A. Klein, slated to become president-elect of the American Bar Association this year and president in 2016.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

FBI Beefs up FCPA Teams

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Business Review : June 09, 2015

The Justice Department is adding to its enforcement arsenal by tripling the number of agents working on cases.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

High Court Hears Homeless Shelter Arguments

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

An attorney for the embattled Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless came under some tough questioning at the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

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

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