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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

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Florida Supreme Court to Visit Lender-Friendly Foreclosure Rulings

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

In the rush to clear massive foreclosure backlogs, Florida courts favor lenders over borrowers, according to one nonprofit. That trend has continued with a stretching of the five-year statute of limitations.

Ready for the 'L' Word

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Former lawmakers and staffers are starting their new careers.

The Morning Wrap: Rep. Aaron Schock Lawyers Up | FCC Moves on Internet Rules

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 25, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock lawyers up with a Jones Day team; a Texas jury rejects an insanity plea in the murder of "American Sniper" author; senior Republicans concede they lost the fight over net neutrality; a dog food class action.

Firms Will Thrive as Agencies Enact U.S. Regulations

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : February 24, 2015

Congress may stall, but as agencies speed to enact Obama's regulatory agenda, firms will have plenty of business.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 16

: Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pannill Fletcher, a trial attorney, has been promoted to a partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Art and Science of Legal Project Management

Allen W. Nelson and David A. Rueff : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Legal Project Management has emerged as a method for lawyers and clients to collaborate on the design of legal representation with the goal of obtaining a more predictable result, both as to outcome and legal spend.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firm Programs Cater to Working Moms

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2015

Working mothers are struggling to find ways to succeed at law firms--balancing work and family--while firms are creating programs to retain and attract working moms.

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.