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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Designation: Indianapolis
  • Head Count: 522
  • Gross Revenues: $344,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $855,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -89

Barnes & Thornburg is an Indianapolis-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms by size, the firm has 450 attorneys and is the 92nd largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, Barnes & Thornburg ranked 109th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $260,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Barnes & Thornburg's practice areas include business law; energy; telecom and utilities; intellectual property; litigation; environmental law; governmental services; and finance. In addition to its Indianapolis headquarters, the firm's other locations include Chicago, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Washington, D.C.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 89 -89 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 89 -89 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 Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

The Art of the Custodian Interview

Raymond J. Biederman and Helen Geib : Corporate Counsel : January 17, 2014

The custodian interview is a cost-effective discovery tool to locate relevant documents when your company is a party to a lawsuit.

The Churn: Venable Expands in L.A., Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

A day after Hogan Lovells and Squire Patton Boggs started the third quarter with mergers abroad, Venable has gotten into the tie-up game by picking up seven lawyers from Los Angeles litigation boutique Weingarten Brown. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of Am Law 200 hires.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Labor Law: Back to an Uncertain Future

Rebekah Mintzer : Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in impacts NLRB decisions issued over 18 months.

Big Suits

David Bario, Ross Todd, and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund; Shell Oil v. U.S; U.S. v. Jiang; In re BofA AIG; In re Neurontin; In re Pradaxa

NLRB Decision Sends Labor Law Back to an Uncertain Future

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning impacts NLRB decisions issued over 18 months.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Five IP Attorneys Leave Novak Druce for Drinker Biddle

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 28, 2014

Intellectual property attorneys Francis DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Eichen, M. Curt Lambert, Zhun Lu and Keith A. Walter Jr. have left Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg to join Drinker Biddle & Reath, both firms have confirmed.

After 17 Years at Helm, a Law Firm Leader Steps Down

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Alan Levin became Barnes & Thornburg's managing partner in 1997. Since then the Indianapolis-based Am Law 100 firm has grown to 522 lawyers. On Nov. 1, Levin will become chairman emeritus and make way for successor Robert Grand, a politically connected member of the firm's management committee.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

Edwards Wildman Launches Public Policy Group

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Squire Sanders isn't the only Am Law 100 firm seeking to bolster its government relations arm. Edwards Wildman has added four lobbyists from a Boston-based public policy shop to double the size of its practice.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mark Hershey, general counsel for Armstrong World Industries Inc.

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Armstrong World Industries Inc. designs and manufactures floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 35 plants in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, France, Germany, India and the United Kingdom, with about 8,700 employees. In 2013, the company reported revenue of about $2.7 billion. The employment trend has been up as Armstrong buys plants overseas, general counsel Mark Hershey said.

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Fee-Shifting Bylaws

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

An investor or subsidiary that sues a corporation and loses may be required to fork over attorney fees under fee-shifting bylaws, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The court upheld the validity of the provisions in a response to certified questions of law asked by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Del. Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Fee-Shifting Bylaws

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2014

An investor or subsidiary that sues a corporation and loses may be required to fork over attorney fees under fee-shifting bylaws, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled. The court upheld the validity of the provisions in a response to certified questions of law asked by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Jay-Z, Solange and You Have No Expectation of Privacy

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

A very public brawl between two celebs leads to legal questions about the expectation of privacy and how in-house counsel should advise clients.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Sutherland Barely Falls Off Am Law 100 National Firm Rankings

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

Twenty-five firms that appear in this year's Am Law 100 ranking of the nation's top-grossing law firms have an office in Atlanta. That is a net gain of one firm from last year.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2014

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

Labor Board to Rule if Football Players Can Unionize

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

Football players at Northwestern University will vote today whether to unionize, but the ballots won't be counted until the five politically appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board decide if the student-athletes are in fact university employees.

Effort to 'Streamline' Labor Rules Will Burden Business

Scott J. Witlin : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Despite Obama's declaration that the idea is to streamline regulations, the proposal to rewrite federal overtime laws is likely to only burden businesses big and small with increased record-keeping and uncertainty.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

The NLRB Busts Hospital for Discouraging Negativity

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

If your company has a too-vague policy on promoting positive actions and discouraging bad thoughts, you might want to rethink that.

IP Attorney Pezzner to Leave Novak Druce for Drinker Biddle

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 09, 2014

Intellectual property attorney Ashley I. Pezzner is set to leave Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg to join Drinker Biddle & Reath, Novak Druce senior partner Jeff Bove has confirmed.

Active Year Pays Off for Burr & Forman

: Daily Report : January 31, 2014

Last year was a growth year for Burr & Forman. The firm's revenue increased 8.3 percent to $130 million.

Jacoby Bankruptcy Troubles Similarly Named Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Creditors' attempts to force Jacoby & Meyers Bankruptcy LLP into bankruptcy are worrying similarly named firms that people will confuse them with the financially troubled entity.

White House Aims to Give More Workers Overtime Pay

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2014

President Barack Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor to require employers to pay more of their salaried employees overtime.

11th Circuit Invalidates Law on Prompt Insurance Pay

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

A federal appeals court has said Georgia's expansion of requirements for quick processing of insurance claims is invalid.

TARGET CORP.

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Some legal departments talk about diversity; then there are those like Target Corp. that not only recruit a wide spectrum of attorneys but also donate time to initiatives that help the entire legal profession diversify.

Indiana Court Finds IBM Botched $1.3 Billion State Contract

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

An appeals court ruled that IBM botched an assignment to privatize Indiana's welfare benefits system, putting the computing giant on the hook for as much as $177 million in damages. The decision is a major reversal of fortune for the state and its lawyers at Barnes & Thornburg, who were up against high-powered opponents at Kirkland & Ellis.

Rogowski Leaves Novak Druce to Build Phila. IP Firm's Del. Office

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 12, 2014

Patricia S. Rogowski, a former intellectual property attorney at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's Wilmington office, has joined Philadelphia-based Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, where she said she will lead her new firm's expansion into Delaware.

Panitch Schwarze Makes First Hire In New Del. Office

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

Patricia S. Rogowski, a former intellectual property attorney at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's Wilmington, Del., office, has joined Philadelphia-based Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, where she will lead her new firm's expansion into Delaware.

Vacation May Be Permitted Under FMLA Rules

Isobel Markham : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2014

Following the recent decision, there are circumstances under which employees can use the Family and Medical Leave Act to go on vacation.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

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