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- Designation: Indianapolis
- Head Count: 521
- Gross Revenues: $361,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $695,000
- Profits Per Partner: $880,000
- 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.
In the News
Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 25, 2016
As breaches abound, organizations look for protection. Is cyberinsurance the way?
Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016
As part of a crackdown on “spoofing,” the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission will square off in Chicago's federal court on Monday against a Northwestern University dropout who made millions on the futures markets.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016
A former IT engineer at the firm got nine years for a cyberattack in 2011. Plus: A plaintiffs lawyer files the first of several promised law firm cybersecurity class actions.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 14, 2016
AshleyMadison.com is fighting to block thousands of internal documents exposed in last year's data breach from getting into court, where plaintiffs attorneys want to use emails between the company's executives and outside counsel to allege the extramarital-affair website was engaged in widespread fraud on consumers.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 11, 2016
The owners of Videogames YouTube Channel, who are defendants in a lawsuit that led to a more than $20 million jury verdict against them, hired new lawyers from Dallas' Friedman & Feiger. Robert Wilson of Dallas, who previously represented them, has withdrawn as their counsel.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016
Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016
The firm boosted its revenue and profits in 2015 as it expanded in Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere.
Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016
After a Dallas jury delivered a more than $20 million verdict against two owners of Videogames YouTube Channel, a U.S. magistrate ordered one of the owners, Bryan Martin, to show why he should not be charged with contempt of court and serve jail time after a tweet.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016
The New York firm saw light declines in revenue and lawyer head count in 2015.
Greg Land : Daily Report : March 23, 2016
A Fulton County jury awarded $782,001 to an Alpharetta telecom company, finding that its former president broke his contract by operating a competing company and siphoning employees and business to a second competing business while employed by the plaintiff company.
: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016
The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to email@example.com.
: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016
They'll be working in six cities in the midwest, California and Georgia.
: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
: The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016
New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 21, 2016
King & Wood Mallesons' private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
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.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 04, 2016
Troutman Sanders had a blockbuster year in 2015, reporting $468.5 million in revenue, up 11 percent, and net income of $180.8 million, up 14 percent. Profit per equity partner jumped from $805,000 to $970,000—after a $55,000 increase in 2014.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 02, 2016
New Orleans-based Jones Walker has scooped up a team of six construction lawyers from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.
Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016
The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016
Having already hired a handful of litigators this week, Barnes & Thornburg dipped back into the lateral market Wednesday to snag four more partners for its IP practice from prominent Chicago-based boutique Brinks, Gilson & Lione.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2016
Barnes & Thornburg has added two litigators locally: Gary Freed as a partner from Thompson Hine and J. Malcolm Cox as of counsel from McGuire Woods.
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.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2016
After adding four litigators in Atlanta and Minneapolis, Barnes & Thornburg hired product liability expert James Murdica in Chicago from New York's Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.
John G. Browning : Texas Lawyer : December 17, 2015
Despite a slew of ethics opinions and high-profile sanctions on everything from contacting represented parties via Facebook to instructing clients to delete damaging online content, attorneys are still getting into trouble resulting from their misuse of social media.
: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015
Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015
Barnes & Thornburg partner Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz III must donate $5,000 as punishment for tweeting photographs of a trial in violation of court rules, a committee of federal judges in Chicago has ruled.
Ben Seal, Amanda Bronstad and Cheryl Miller : New Jersey Law Journal : December 11, 2015
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Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2015
Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz III, the Barnes & Thornburg partner in Chicago who got in trouble for tweeting photos of a federal criminal trial, has proposed that his punishment include a $1,000 donation, legal training and pro bono service. "Mr. Schmeltz deeply regrets that this occurred and has learned a valuable lesson," a lawyer for Schmeltz said.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2015
Lawsuits filed over the cyberattack of extramarital site AshleyMadison.com have been coordinated before a federal judge in St. Louis. Avid Life Media Inc., the Toronto-based parent company of Ashley Madison, and some of the plaintiffs attorneys had pushed for the Missouri judge. Others had argued for districts in California and Illinois.