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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • Designation: Philadelphia
  • Head Count: 571
  • Gross Revenues: $388,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $680,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $705,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Drinker Biddle & Reath is a Philadelphia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Drinker Biddle & Reath has 571 attorneys and is the 70th largest firm in the United States.  With $388,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 76th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Drinker Biddle & Reath ranked as the 96th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, IL, NJ, NY, PA and WI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 76 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 76 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 70 0 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 107 -13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 161 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 115 -28 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 24 3 Summer programs

In the News

State's JCB Under the Gun in Investigation of McCaffery

P.J. D'Annunzio 
and max mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014

While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court expects the state's Judicial Conduct Board to investigate and determine whether to charge Justice Seamus P. McCaffery within 30 days, lawyers said meeting the deadline might be an unrealistic goal for the modestly-staffed disciplinary body.

Third Circuit Considers Arbitrator Fitness Rules

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2014

Where the burden falls for investigating the fitness of arbitrators could determine the outcome of a multimillion-dollar suit against investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Pa. Supreme Court Suspends McCaffery

P.J. D'Annunzio and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery has been suspended by his peers on the court based on the recent pornographic email scandal as well as other allegations of wrongdoing involving referral fees paid to his wife and attempts to "exert influence" over judicial assignments.

US Must Adopt Balancing Test to Protect Employee Data

William Hamilton : Law Technology News : October 20, 2014

Jason R. Baron's keynote at LawTech Euro Conference 2014 calls for greater data use transparency.

Squire Patton Boggs Hired to Lobby on Ebola Drug

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 20, 2014

Squire Patton Boggs has inked a pharmaceutical lobbying client that's pushing to develop a drug to treat Ebola, the company announced Monday.

Pa. Firms Use Global Footprints to Get Fortune 500 Clients

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2014

While there are only a few Pennsylvania firms among those most frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, some of the largest corporations in the world call on Pennsylvania firms of all sizes for a variety of legal needs.

Associates Class of 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: M-Q

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: H-L

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

PPL Elec. Util. Corp. v. Director, Division of Taxation

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 16, 2014

CBT Doesn't Require Add-Back of Pennsylvania Gross Receipts or Capital Stock Taxes

Former Google Lawyer Nominated to Head PTO

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

Michelle Lee, the agency's interim director, would be the first woman and person of color in the post.

Castille Says McCaffery Only Justice to Send Explicit Emails

Max Mitchell and P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 16, 2014

Justice Seamus P. McCaffery was the only Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice to have sent or received any of the pornographic emails found as part of an internal review at the state Attorney General's Office, according to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille.

'Extremist' Group Can Continue Sidewalk Demonstrations

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 16, 2014

The state Superior Court has ruled that an "extremist" group's racially-charged demonstrations on the sidewalk outside of a Philadelphia mall were protected by the First Amendment.

New Jersey Firms Getting Their Share of Big-Name Clients

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 15, 2014

New Jersey homegrown firms are competing to represent the country's richest corporations in litigation matters, while outside firms with strong presences in the state are doing just as well if not better, a recent survey has shown.

Justice Long Family Law Inn of Court Opens First Session

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 13, 2014

On Oct. 2, New Jersey Supreme Court justices, judges, attorneys and judicial law clerks from around the state attended the inaugural celebration of the Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court.

Will Jurists Have to 'Pay the Piper' Over Explicit Emails?

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 13, 2014

Judges involved in sending pornographic or otherwise inappropriate emails to members of state agencies could face disciplinary action for tarnishing the reputation of the judiciary, lawyers said.

Women & Minorities at Large Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

A look at women and minorities in large firms across N.J.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Largest Law Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Largest Law Firms

Eleventh Circuit Unwinds Order Confirming Bankruptcy Sale

Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : October 03, 2014

Like all legal matters, it appears that the speed of restructurings and bankruptcy administration is accelerating. The case is filed, the business and assets are promptly sold, and then lawsuits are brought by allegedly aggrieved parties against insiders, professionals and others asserting claims for damages resulting from the failure of the business and resulting bankruptcy.

Hill Wallack Participates In ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Hill Wallack in Princeton, N.J., took part in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" on Sept. 2 after the challenge was brought to the firm by attorney Susan Swatski.

Universities Help Drive Need for Data-Security Advice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Data breaches at Target, Home Depot and more recently JPMorgan Chase have grabbed the biggest headlines this year, but threats aren't limited to for-profit entities, according to lawyers in a seemingly growing data-security practice area.

Hospitals' Internal Error Reviews Not Discoverable, Court Says

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Sept. 29 upheld a hospital's right to maintain the confidentiality of internal review reports written after adverse events, saying confidentiality ensures health care workers will be more forthcoming and candid when errors are made.

Drinker Biddle Partner Receives Award from Land Trust

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 26, 2014

Richard Goldman, a partner with Drinker, Biddle & Reath in Florham Park, N.J., received the Donald B. Jones Award, presented annually by D&R Greenway Land Trust to a person or group embodying their mission to inspire a conservation ethic.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Making the Clery Act a More Effective Crime-Reporting Tool

Scott A. Coffina : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2014

Safety on college campuses, particularly how schools prevent and respond to sexual assaults, has been a dominant issue in 2014.

Drinker Biddle Prepares for Leadership Transition in 2015

Gina Passarella 
and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Longtime Drinker Biddle & Reath Chairman Alfred W. Putnam Jr. will hand over leadership of the firm next year to his second-in-command, executive partner Andrew C. Kassner, a number of sources have confirmed to The Legal.