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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Designation: Indianapolis
  • Head Count: 517
  • Gross Revenues: $346,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $835,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Barnes & Thornburg is an Indianapolis-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Barnes & Thornburg has 517 attorneys and is the 78th largest firm in the United States.  With $346,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 90th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, GA, IL, IN, MI, MN and OH.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 90 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 90 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 81 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 159 -8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 178 6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News


: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Merger Mania in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 18, 2015

So far this year, four Am Law 200 firms have picked up smaller shops in the Windy City.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court Grants $2.6M Judgment Against Morris Schneider Wittstadt in Hotly Contested Loan Case

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

A Georgia businessman who made a $2 million emergency loan to Nathan Hardwick IV last August that was used to prop up the escrow accounts of one of Atlanta's largest real estate closing firms, Morris Hardwick Schneider, should get his money back, a Fulton County judge has ruled.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Laterals Open Dallas Office for Barnes & Thornburg

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 08, 2015

Two litigation partners open a Dallas office for Indianapolis-based Barnes & Thornburg. Bob Grand, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg pictured above.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

LA Law: Sidley, Barnes & Thornburg Make Notable Hires

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 28, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms have brought on a pair of entertainment industry experts in the City of Angels.

Would-Be Creditors Want Troubled Real Estate Firm to Set Aside $6.5M

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 28, 2015

Two putative creditors of Morris Schneider Wittstadt, who are suing the firm over unpaid loans executed by its former managing partner, Nathan Hardwick IV, have asked that the firm be ordered to set aside $6.5 million to cover their claims, out of concern that the firm's assets are shrinking to the point where they will not be able to collect anything.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Boies, Quinn Reap More Settlements in Foam Antitrust MDL

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

Two months after the Supreme Court refused to undo certification of a "gargantuan" antitrust class action, a half-dozen foam manufacturers have agreed to pay big bucks to bow out of the price-fixing case.

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

UPS Ruling Delivers Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : March 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's "Young v. United Parcel Service" ruling provides some guidance for employers dealing with potential liability from pregnancy discrimination claims.

NLRB GC Rewrites the Rule Book on Employee Handbooks

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : March 24, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel has issued clear new rules on employee handbook policies that can help any GC test current company policies against what will pass muster at the NLRB.

Herbal Supplements Class Actions Piling Up

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

The plaintiffs bar has filed more than 50 class actions in the past month that accuse retailers like Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of widespread fraud through the sale of herbal supplements.

Matching Cybersecurity Risk to Insurance Coverage

Scott N. Godes : The Corporate Counselor : March 13, 2015

Companies should take a hard look at their insurance programs to evaluate what coverage they have for existing digital security risks.

Hot Real Estate Market Pays Off for Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 11, 2015

Morris Manning & Martin posted its third consecutive strong year, fueled again by the resurgent real estate market.

Court Overrules State Board in ATV Dealers' Dispute

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : March 10, 2015

A state agency cannot prevent the designation of a new franchisee because of the possibility that competition with an existing dealer would cause one or both to close, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.


: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

A Supreme Court Win for the Administrative State

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 09, 2015

In a significant victory for regulators over the wishes of the regulated, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that federal agencies do not need to seek public comment when they change their interpretation of their own rules.

Lawyer Opens Up on Football Player's Case in Panel on Sports Law

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 04, 2015

Friday at the annual Georgia Bar Media and Judiciary Conference, an Atlanta lawyer who represents sports stars in trouble gave a first-hand account of the balancing act between helping a client avoid prison and salvaging the athlete's career.

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.

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Leading Sports Lawyer Joins Barnes & Thornburg

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

Wm. David Cornwell Sr., a prominent litigator in the sports world with a stable of all-star clients, is leaving Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani for Barnes & Thornburg. Gordon Rees, which acquired Cornwell's Atlanta-based firm three years ago, sued former Cornwell client Alex Rodriguez last week for $380,000 in legal fees stemming from his representation of the New York Yankees star last year.

Blackhawk Network's David Durant

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 23, 2015

The GC, who saw the gift-card company through its spinoff from Safeway last year, talks about compliance in a heavily regulated industry.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.