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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Designation: Nashville
  • Head Count: 652
  • Gross Revenues: $332,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $510,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $490,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, is a Memphis-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, has 652 attorneys and is the 60th largest firm in the United States.  With $332,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 99th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 99 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 99 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 64 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 114 18 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 155 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 53 43 Summer programs

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Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 11, 2016

Labor and employment firm Ford & Harrison has opened a Charlotte office with two lateral partners, Angela Cummings and Julie Adams, from rival labor and employment firm Littler Mendelson.

Small Bump for Legal Jobs as U.S. Employment Shows Surprise Uptick

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2016

The U.S. legal industry's employment outlook remained mostly flat amid better-than-expected job growth in the overall American economy, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's latest jobs report.


: The National Law Journal : July 04, 2016

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Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

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Mary Smith Judd | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

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Freed Howard Launches; and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 21, 2016

Gary Freed has returned to running his own shop. He has just launched Freed Howard with F. Beau Howard, a senior associate at Chamberlain Hrdlicka.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Second Tranche of Offshore Docs Reveals More Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

A nonprofit published a database of offshore entities culled from leaked documents at Panama's Mossack Fonseca. But while the names of dozens of law firms emerged in the disclosures, internal emails and other source materials remained out of public view.

Jobs Report Shows Fresh Dip in Legal Employment

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2016

The industry lost 1,500 jobs in April after gaining jobs in March, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Alexander Dubose Firm Acquires Appellate Attorney in Houston Office; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Richard O. Faulk, an appellate attorney, has joined Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend as a partner in the firm's Houston office. Faulk, who focuses on complex toxic tort and environmental litigation, will split his time between Houston and Washington, D.C.

Gardere Wynne Sewell Adds Environmental Partner; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

Mary Alice Robins : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2016

Laura Whiting has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as an environmental partner in the firm's Dallas office. She will assist clients with all aspects of compliance and permitting for heavily regulated industry and real estate development.

What's in a Name? AI in Modern E-Discovery

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 18, 2016

While AI is a buzzword that invokes the future, its application is already seen in e-discovery and other processes. What's in store for the upcoming year?

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.

Legal Industry Shares in Latest U.S. Jobs Growth

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2016

The legal services sector added 1,200 jobs last month, according to the Department of Labor, which also revised earlier figures to reflect continual gains for the industry this year.