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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

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."

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

Homeless Shelter Case Must Be Decided by Jury, High Court Says

Greg Land : Daily Report : November 23, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a jury should decide whether there was a conspiracy among several Atlanta business groups and individuals to drive the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless out of business and wrongfully foreclose on the shelter it runs at the corner of Peachtree and Pine streets.

More Firms Earn Top Marks in Annual LGBT Equality Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Nearly 100 law firms received top ratings from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The annual survey is meant to promote inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Hunter Maclean Adds Real Estate Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 17, 2015

Savannah firm Hunter Maclean has added a partner and two associates.

In-House Counsel Profile: Landry's Inc.'s Steven Scheinthal

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

"I like being associated with a company that has assets that are so recognizable by the consuming public. There's not anybody I meet who doesn't know who we are."

Munger, Tolles & Olson

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

A federal judge in New Orleans in September 2014 found that Transocean Ltd.'s negligence contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Remarkably, that verdict was a resounding victory for Transocean's legal team, led by Brad Brian, a partner at Los Angeles-based Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Corrected: Leaders Urge Women to Be 'Flexible and Organic' to Succeed

Mary Welch : Daily Report : October 29, 2015

Leading lawyers repeated the words "flexible" and "organic" in describing how women can balance the business of a law firm—with strict billable hour requirements and serving clients—and their personal lives.

In-House Counsel Profile: Nissan North America Inc.'s Andrew Tavi

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

"We are the definition of a ­global company, so we're on a 24-hour cycle."

Experience Tops Youth in Daily Report Poll on Court of Appeals Openings

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 20, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal may like youth in his judicial appointments. But other lawyers, it seems, are swayed by seniority and experience.

Crowell Nabs a DJ but Loses a Lindh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2015

Crowell & Moring picks up a former disc jockey to head its London corporate group, while another controversial partner departs; Cahill Gordon & Reindel hires from Credit Suisse; Orrick adds in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of October 19

: Texas Lawyer : October 16, 2015

James L Dronehas joined Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz as of counsel in the firm's Houston office.

You Pick the Judges: Poll Closes at 5 p.m. Monday [POLL]

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 15, 2015

Within the next few weeks, Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to make three major judicial appointments that could affect the courts for many years to come. The Daily Report wants to know what the Georgia legal community thinks about the 11 finalists.

Take a Closer Look at the 11 Court of Appeals Finalists [SLIDESHOW]

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 14, 2015

The finalists include veteran trial court judges as well as 30-something upstarts with sterling résumés. The short list allows Deal to select someone well known by the state's lawyers—or somebody better known by him.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.