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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, MS, 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

Survey: Data Security Is Tech Chiefs' Top Worry

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Law firm chief information officers say they see potential threats coming from outside the firm, and from within.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Justice in the Voting Booth

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Voters will decide at least 10 ballot initiatives affecting the courts on Nov. 4 — ranging from raising a limit on medical malpractice damages to creating an intermediate appellate court.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Picks Up Four Health Care Lawyers in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Four health care lawyers move from Houston office of Strasburger & Price to Baker Donelson's Houston office.

Adult Asylum-Seekers Need Lawyers, Too

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Since last summer, four times as many families have crossed the border than during the previous fiscal year. Akin Gump and other large firms have stepped in to help.

Baker Donelson Picks Up Four Health Care Lawyers in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

Four health care lawyers move from Houston office of Strasburger & Price to Baker Donelson's Houston office.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Expert: Laws for Ebola Response Have Practical Limits

Alyson M. Palmer : Texas Lawyer : October 03, 2014

The legal infrastructure designed to contain infectious diseases is a combination of federal and state powers to isolate or quarantine people suspected of carrying certain diseases such as Ebola.

Laws for Ebola Response Have Practical Limits, Georgia Expert Says

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

Laws that authorities may use to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the United States are designed to work best for a disease with a much shorter incubation period, said an Emory University public health law expert.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

The Local Global Lawyer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : September 09, 2014

In today's economy, firms need a foreign policy or they're missing an opportunity.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

EEOC Settles HIV Discrimination Case

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 05, 2014

A Popeye's Chicken franchisee that allegedly refused to hire a man because he was HIV-positive settled disability discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, agreeing to pay $25,000. Cases alleging HIV bias are a small portion of the EEOC's docket, yielding generally modest settlements, but the litigation is meant to send a message.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White-Collar Team Jumps Ship to Baker Donelson

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : September 02, 2014

Former Homeland Security GC Joe Whitley to head Baker Donelson's white-collar defense practice

On the Move: Real Estate Lawyer Chairs State Development Agency

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2014

Simon Bloom has become the chairman of the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Bloom, a partner in Bloom Sugarman Everett, called the agency the state's "unsung heroes of economic development" and said he'd like to raise its profile.

Judge Says Landlord May File to Evict Task Force Shelter

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 12, 2014

Judge Schwall said state law allows little discretion to bar dispossessory

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Part-Time Magistrate Departs Team Seeking Shelter Eviction

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 05, 2014

A part-time Fulton County magistrate who recently joined lawyers attempting to oust the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless from its downtown shelter has dropped out of the case after the task force said his role violated judicial canons.

Part-time Magistrate Departs Team Seeking Homeless Shelter's Eviction

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 01, 2014

A part-time Fulton County magistrate who recently joined lawyers attempting to oust the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless from its downtown shelter has dropped out of the case after the Task Force said his role violated judicial canons.

On the Move: Hoelting & McCormack Form Family Law Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2014

Family lawyers Rebecca Hoelting and Sarah McCormack are acting on a long-held ambition and opening their own firm, Hoelting & McCormack, on Aug. 1.

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  • - Billing Rates
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  • - Key Contacts

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz Pc

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  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Survey: Data Security Is Tech Chiefs' Top Worry

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Law firm chief information officers say they see potential threats coming from outside the firm, and from within.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Justice in the Voting Booth

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Voters will decide at least 10 ballot initiatives affecting the courts on Nov. 4 — ranging from raising a limit on medical malpractice damages to creating an intermediate appellate court.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Picks Up Four Health Care Lawyers in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Four health care lawyers move from Houston office of Strasburger & Price to Baker Donelson's Houston office.

Adult Asylum-Seekers Need Lawyers, Too

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Since last summer, four times as many families have crossed the border than during the previous fiscal year. Akin Gump and other large firms have stepped in to help.

Baker Donelson Picks Up Four Health Care Lawyers in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

Four health care lawyers move from Houston office of Strasburger & Price to Baker Donelson's Houston office.

On the Move: McGuireWoods Adds Three Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014

McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Expert: Laws for Ebola Response Have Practical Limits

Alyson M. Palmer : Texas Lawyer : October 03, 2014

The legal infrastructure designed to contain infectious diseases is a combination of federal and state powers to isolate or quarantine people suspected of carrying certain diseases such as Ebola.

Laws for Ebola Response Have Practical Limits, Georgia Expert Says

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

Laws that authorities may use to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the United States are designed to work best for a disease with a much shorter incubation period, said an Emory University public health law expert.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

The Local Global Lawyer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : September 09, 2014

In today's economy, firms need a foreign policy or they're missing an opportunity.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

EEOC Settles HIV Discrimination Case

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 05, 2014

A Popeye's Chicken franchisee that allegedly refused to hire a man because he was HIV-positive settled disability discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, agreeing to pay $25,000. Cases alleging HIV bias are a small portion of the EEOC's docket, yielding generally modest settlements, but the litigation is meant to send a message.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White-Collar Team Jumps Ship to Baker Donelson

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : September 02, 2014

Former Homeland Security GC Joe Whitley to head Baker Donelson's white-collar defense practice

On the Move: Real Estate Lawyer Chairs State Development Agency

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2014

Simon Bloom has become the chairman of the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Bloom, a partner in Bloom Sugarman Everett, called the agency the state's "unsung heroes of economic development" and said he'd like to raise its profile.

Judge Says Landlord May File to Evict Task Force Shelter

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 12, 2014

Judge Schwall said state law allows little discretion to bar dispossessory

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Part-Time Magistrate Departs Team Seeking Shelter Eviction

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 05, 2014

A part-time Fulton County magistrate who recently joined lawyers attempting to oust the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless from its downtown shelter has dropped out of the case after the task force said his role violated judicial canons.

Part-time Magistrate Departs Team Seeking Homeless Shelter's Eviction

Greg Land : Daily Report : August 01, 2014

A part-time Fulton County magistrate who recently joined lawyers attempting to oust the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless from its downtown shelter has dropped out of the case after the Task Force said his role violated judicial canons.

On the Move: Hoelting & McCormack Form Family Law Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2014

Family lawyers Rebecca Hoelting and Sarah McCormack are acting on a long-held ambition and opening their own firm, Hoelting & McCormack, on Aug. 1.