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Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 157
  • Gross Revenues: $194,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,240,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,810,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Choate, Hall & Stewart is a Boston-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Choate, Hall & Stewart has 157 attorneys and is the 244th largest firm in the United States.  With $194,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 151st on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in LA, MA and NH.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 151 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 255 10 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 108 -40 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 160 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 31 -31 Summer programs

In the News

Holland & Knight, Choate Hall Latest Firms Tapped for Sex Abuse Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

The two Am Law 200 firms have been hired by Phillips Exeter Academy to probe sexual abuse allegations roiling the elite New Hampshire-based boarding school.

The Am Law 100: Proskauer Rose's World Mostly Flat in 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

Proskauer Rose stayed in growth mode last year, posting slight gains in gross revenue, profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

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

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Mylan Moves on to Meda With Cravath in Tow

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Choate Hall Hires Three Locke Lord PE Partners in Boston

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

A group of former Locke Lord partners, all of whom joined the firm from a year ago after it absorbed Edwards Wildman Palmer, have decamped for another Boston-based firm in Choate, Hall & Stewart. Locke Lord, however, responded by hiring Boston-based Foley Hoag's former co-managing partner.

EEOC Wants to Collect Pay Data to Beat Discrimination

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2016

Aiming to combat pay discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposed Friday a revision to the Employer Information Report, or the EEO-1, requiring employers with more than 100 employees to collect and disclose pay data.

Heinz Loses $25M Coverage Dispute With Insurer

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 01, 2016

An insurance company does not have to cover H.J. Heinz Co. for up to $25 million in losses tied to the accidental contamination of baby food because Heinz made material misrepresentations of fact in its insurance application, a federal judge has ruled.

Pay Reporting Proposal Could Help Government Enforce Equal Pay Laws

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

At a White House event Friday honoring the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, federal officials laid out a proposal to have private companies include pay data in annual reports on the race, gender and job categories of their employees. President Barack Obama said the more detailed reports would "help us do a better job enforcing existing equal pay laws," underscoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's point that the added data would buoy its efforts to sniff out of cases of pay discrimination.

In a First, Outsider Gets Whistleblower Award From SEC

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 19, 2016

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jury: Insurer for Heinz Failed to Address Missing Info

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 17, 2015

The insurance company for H.J. Heinz Co. waived its right to assert a rescission claim because it agreed to sell a policy to the food company despite knowing its insurance application contained misrepresentations, a jury ruled Wednesday in federal court.

SEC Whistleblowing Update Confirms Focus on Retaliation

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 23, 2015

The whistleblower program included in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act has kept in-house lawyers and compliance officers busy this year.

Moot Court for the In-House Bar: How's It Working?

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : November 20, 2015

A Boston law firm offers its clients the opportunity to moot arguments prepared for federal and state courts.

Insurer's Motion in Heinz Case Doesn't Cut the Mustard

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 16, 2015

A federal judge has denied a request for summary judgment from H.J. Heinz Co.'s insurer claiming the food company wasn't fully transparent about a series of contaminations in its products.

Volkswagen Saga Continues With Whistleblower Immunity

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 16, 2015

It must be no fun working at the legal and compliance departments at Volkswagen AG right now. The revelation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the automaker cheated on its emissions tests has set off an explosion of lawsuits, investigations, financial losses and a new report of duping regulators on environmental issues.

Bio-Rad Fired GC Case a Perfect Storm of Whistleblowing, Eroding Privilege

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : November 02, 2015

The continued stream of in-house counsel and compliance officers becoming whistleblowers has advanced to the point that "it is now a river," according to attorney Gregory Keating.