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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, MA, MS, NJ, 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

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Former Lawmakers, Staffers Now Free to Lobby

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 08, 2015

The start of the new Congress could bring new business to nearly two dozen former federal lawmakers and congressional staffers who have left Capitol Hill since 2013, if they can stomach the oft-maligned title of lobbyist.

Former Senator Saxby Chambliss Joins DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined DLA Piper as a partner, the firm has announced. Chambliss will be based in the firm's Atlanta office with the goal of serving a national array of clients.

Chambliss Picked DLA Piper for Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he chose to join DLA Piper, which has 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, because of its national and international reach.

Yates' Path Would Be Unusual Rise to DOJ's No. 2 Post

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : December 23, 2014

If Sally Quillian Yates is confirmed as deputy attorney general, she will have made a somewhat unusual rise through the ranks of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sally Yates Nominated as Deputy U.S. Attorney General

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 21, 2014

President Barack Obama announced Monday afternoon his intent to nominate Sally Quillian Yates, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General, the No. 2 person in the U.S. Department of Justice.

VerdictSearch: Parties Settle for $25,000 for Firing After Employee's Absence

: Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

A warehouse worker who was fired for allegedly taking an unexcused absence agreed to a $25,000 settlement.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle and Hastert Dish on Politics, Regs

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.

Daschle, Hastert Predict Areas of Compromise

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and House Speaker Dennis Hastert offer a broad look at regulation—and politics—in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Hastert described Jeb Bush as a "serious candidate" for the presidency.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

CRAWFORD & COMPANY: Outside Legal Management

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

The legal team at insurance company claims manager Crawford and Co. handled thousands of lawsuits with a competitive spirit, enthusiasm, confidence, intelligence and vigor.

Akin Gump Lobbying Deal Blooms From DLA Departures

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is again a winner during a lobbying practice shakeup, this time creating a strategic partnership with consultants who've left DLA Piper: Kristen Ratcliff and Krista Drobac, who founded Sirona Strategies this month.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

After 126 Years, Baker Donelson Shutters Huntsville Office

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

The firm closed the one-man outpost in Tennessee on Oct. 30 following the death this summer of former U.S. Senator Howard Baker, Jr., whose grandfather founded the office in 1888.

Daschle Group Snags Three DLA Lobbyists

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 10, 2014

The Daschle Group at Baker Donelson is beginning to take shape. The firm said Monday that three DLA Piper lobbyists will join former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's new group.

Southeastern GCs Want to Be Seen as Contributors, Not Cost Centers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 05, 2014

Keeping outside legal spending down and looking good to management were common themes in a new survey asking Southeastern general counsel what is on their minds.

James Duff to Lead Judiciary's Administrative Office

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : November 04, 2014

James Duff, president and CEO of the Freedom Forum and CEO of the Newseum and Newseum Institute, will take on a repeat engagement as head of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, effective Jan. 5.

INADMISSIBLE: From Supreme Court to the Movie Screen

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court soon may be the subject of a casting call for the movie version of one of its more controversial rulings. Plus more in this week's column.

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.