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Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • 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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 91 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 91 -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

Cyberinsurance: A Necessary Protection in the Digital Era?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 25, 2016

As breaches abound, organizations look for protection. Is cyberinsurance the way?

Trading 'Spoofer' Must Be Stopped, Chicago Regulators Will Argue

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.

Ex-Locke Lord Staffer Sentenced for Hacking Firm Computers

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.

Ashley Madison Litigation Ensnares Law Firm's Emails

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.

New Lawyers for Defendants After $20M Verdict, April Fools' Tweet

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.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

The Am Law 100: Barnes & Thornburg Stays in Growth Mode

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.

After $20M Verdict, April Fools' Day Tweet Almost Leads to Contempt

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.

The Am Law 100: Patterson Belknap Holds Profits Steady

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

The New York firm saw light declines in revenue and lawyer head count in 2015.

$782K Verdict Includes $200K in Punitives Over Destroyed Email Server

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.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: 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 newpartners@alm.com.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

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

Barnes & Thornburg Names 17 New Partners

Staff : The American Lawyer : March 02, 2016

They'll be working in six cities in the midwest, California and Georgia.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

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

Mayer Brown Launches German PE Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Troutman Sanders Posts 'Eye-Popping' Year

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.

Jones Walker Snags 6 Construction Lawyers From Kilpatrick; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

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.

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Barnes & Thornburg Bags Four From Top Chicago IP Shop

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.

Barnes & Thornburg Beefs Up Litigation Practice; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

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.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Patterson Belknap Loses Products Pro to Barnes & Thornburg

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.

Socially Unacceptable? Ethical Issues in Lawyers' Use of Social Media

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.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

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

Chicago Law Firm Partner Ordered to Pay $5K for Rule-Breaking Tweets

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.

Inadmissible

Ben Seal, Amanda Bronstad and Cheryl Miller : New Jersey Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Web Summary, dateline, etc. here

Chicago Law Partner Proposes His Sanction for Tweeting Court Photos

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.

Ashley Madison Breach Cases Consolidated in St. Louis Federal Court

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.