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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

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.

Kaye Scholer and Choate Hall Rank First in Summer Associates Survey

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Which big law firms have the best summer programs? More than 3,600 law students rate the firms where they spent the summer.

The National Law Journal, Connecticut Law Tribune Announce Boston Rising Stars

: The National Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Earlier this summer, the National Law Journal, collaborating with the Connecticut Law Tribune, solicited nominations for our Boston Rising Stars supplement, which features exemplary young lawyers in the Boston area.

Morning Wrap: Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey | Judge Lifts FBI Gag Order

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 15, 2015

Kaye Scholer joined Boston-based Choate Hall & Stewart in a tie for first place in The American Lawyer's 2015 Summer Associate satisfaction survey. A federal judge lifts the FBI's gag order against an Internet service provider. Lawyers for the file-sharing website Megaupload press their forfeiture appeal in the Fourth Circuit. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

The 2015 Summer Associates Survey

: The American Lawyer : September 14, 2015

Overall, summer associates were a contented group in The American Lawyer's latest survey. The happiest among them said they felt welcomed, engaged and well-guided on serious assignments from partners and senior associates.

Summer Associates Say Choate Hall, Kaye Scholer Are Tops

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 14, 2015

And Orange County, California, ranks as the best place to work, according to The American Lawyer's 2015 Summer Associate satisfaction survey.

The Second Circuit Hears the Whistle Blow

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : September 14, 2015

In light of a new ruling, experts advise legal departments to beef up their compliance regimes, and to ensure that whistleblower protections kick in even when a complaint is made internally, without first going to the SEC.

DC Lobbying Partner Starts Own Shop After Probe, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2015

More than a year after Mark Hayes' name arose in an insider trading investigation, the Greenberg Traurig partner has started his own practice; Greenspoon Marder merges into Miami; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A National Roundup of Laterals and New Arrivals

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

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

After Bingham Bolt-On, Morgan Lewis Subleases Unused Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 24, 2015

Less than a year after agreeing to absorb the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has agreed to sublease space in Boston that it agreed to move into last year, before its combination with the former was finalized in January.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.