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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

  • Designation: Memphis
  • 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 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 $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 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

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.

138 Groups Are Set to Raise Food Bank Funds

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

As early registration draws to a close, 138 law firms and legal organizations have registered to participate in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Governor Should Veto 'Religious Freedom' Bill, Former U.S. Attorney Says

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 24, 2016

A former U.S. attorney says the General Assembly's passage of a "religious freedom" bill will allow "a broad range of discrimination that will likely meet with many costly legal challenges."

Daily Report Announces Lifetime Achievement, On the Rise Honorees

: Daily Report : March 23, 2016

“We had a lot of very impressive nominations for each group,” said George Haj, the ALM regional editor-in-chief who oversees the Daily Report. “We had a lot of tough choices to make.”

SeaWorld's Decision on Whale Shows Followed Legal Feeding Frenzy

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2016

Thanks to regulatory challenges and lawsuits tied to SeaWorld Entertainment's famous orca shows, the company has had to rely heavily on professionals that can't be paid in sardines: lawyers.

In-House Counsel Profile: Electronic Funds Source LLC's Scott Bojczuk

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

Scott Bojczuk is the general counsel at Electronic Funds Source LLC, a Nashville-based provider of fuel-purchasing cards and payment processing services for the fleet trucking industry.

New CISA Interim Guidelines Described as 'Step in Right Direction'

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : February 19, 2016

The interim guidelines provide for a more proactive review of information being shared with the government by businesses.

Kilpatrick Snags Womble Corporate Partners, Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 17, 2016

Corporate lawyers John "Sandy" Smith and Lou Barbieri have joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton as partners from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Smith. Plus more in this week's column.

Divided ABA Adopts Framework to Allow Nonlawyer Legal Services

Susan Beck : New York Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Over the objections of the New York State Bar Association and other groups, the ABA's House of Delegates on Monday adopted a resolution giving states a regulatory framework for allowing nonlawyers to provide simple legal services.

Legal Research Firm Sues Over Whether State Regulations Can Be Copyrighted

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 10, 2016

The CEO of a legal research service that's free to members of the State Bar of Georgia said his company's suit against the Georgia secretary of state's designated publisher of the state's rules and regulations is about "whether private publishers can own public law."

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Divided ABA Adopts Resolution on Nonlawyer Legal Services

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2016

Following a contentious debate, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates voted Monday to adopt a resolution that gives states a framework to consider the regulation of "nontraditional legal service providers."

14-Year Veteran Judge, D. Michael Lynn Joins Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : February 05, 2016

D. Michael Lynn, a 14-year veteran judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division prior to his recent retirement, has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as senior counsel.

King & Spalding Breaks $1B in Revenue in 2015

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 03, 2016

King & Spalding broke the billon-dollar mark in revenue last year—the first Atlanta-based firm to do so—reporting revenue of $1.02 billion, a 9 percent increase over 2014.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Adds to Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2016

Nelson Mullins is continuing to build its Atlanta real estate practice, adding six lawyers from other firms—mostly real estate finance practitioners, with some who practice traditional "dirt law."

How to Develop Your Own Practice Management Solution: Lessons from Large and Small Firms

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : January 20, 2016

Attorneys at Baker Donelson and Mays & Kerr took different routes, but both developed a system to meet their own unique needs.

Dickstein Litigators Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro's shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O'Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Expands in Atlanta and Florida With Lawyers From Busch White, Elsewhere

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2016

Corrected: Baker Donelson has started off the New Year on a hiring spree.

Baker Donelson Adds Nine Attorneys From Busch White

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2016

Baker Donelson has picked up nine defectors from the law firm Busch White Norton, including five in Florida and four in Atlanta.

McNatt, Peterson Finally Make Partner at Balch; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 29, 2015

After about a decade of practicing at Balch & Bingham as of counsel while maintaining their own firm in Vidalia, trial lawyers Hugh McNatt and Hugh Peterson III will close up McNatt Greene and Peterson at year-end and become Balch partners.

Reed Smith Bolsters Corporate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 06, 2015

Five months after a high-profile raid by Cooley, Reed Smith rebuilds its capital markets practice; Burleson refugees find new homes; Dentons keeps hiring; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Abortion Case Focuses on Hyper-Technical Issue

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : November 30, 2015

Donald Christopher, lead counsel for Planned Parenthood, said the case revolved on a "hyper-technical issue, but hyper-technical issues matter sometimes."