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- Designation: Philadelphia
- Head Count: 553
- Gross Revenues: $381,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $690,000
- Profits Per Partner: $720,000
- Year Over Year Change: -5
Drinker Biddle & Reath is a Philadelphia-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Drinker Biddle & Reath has 553 attorneys and is the 76th largest firm in the United States. With $381,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 81st on The American Lawyer's 2015 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.
In the News
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015
It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.
: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015
Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.
Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : November 23, 2015
In-house counsel need a way to catch fraudulent—or at least not very transparent—billing practices on their own, and the answer may be in the data.
Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : November 20, 2015
In most bankruptcy cases where the business is being sold or liquidated, the two primary sources of funds for distribution to creditors are sale proceeds and avoidance claim recoveries from preference and fraudulent transfer actions. Fraudulent transfer actions can be quite complex. Interesting issues arise when the defendant is not the initial recipient of the fraudulent transfer from the debtor, but rather a subsequent recipient of those funds. In many of these cases, the subsequent transferee never did any business with the debtor itself, actually extended value to the initial recipient of the fraudulent transfer, and found itself embroiled in litigation with the bankruptcy trustee of the debtor's estate. Such a situation was recently reviewed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Brandt v. Horseshoe Hammond LLC, Case No. 14-2174 (7th Cir. Oct. 13, 2015). In this case, the court reviewed whether a bankruptcy trustee could recover over $8 million from a casino where the debtor's principal gambled regularly for years with funds fraudulently transferred to him and his wife from the debtor. While the court ultimately affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the casino, this case illustrates the dangers of unknowingly dealing with recipients of fraudulent transfers.
Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : November 17, 2015
Litigants are likely to push for the rehearing of certain hot-button issues by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as those decided by a deeply divided bench during its five-justice year, once a fully constituted, seven-member court is in place next year, appellate attorneys said.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2015
Court papers filed this week by Arnold & Porter offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the firm screened off a recent hire from the Washington Redskins trademark dispute. The new attorney clerked for the federal trial judge who oversaw the case and whose ruling is now on appeal.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : November 17, 2015
Attorneys for the plaintiff and drugmaker McNeil Consumer Healthcare went back and forth Tuesday in federal court over motions to exclude pieces of evidence—some related to profit margins and lobbying—in the first bellwether trial in the Philadelphia-based Tylenol multidistrict litigation.
Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 15, 2015
An environmental law expert heads to Oregon; Greenberg Traurig grabs two from McDermott in New York; Hogan Lovells hires a Latham & Watkins trio in Dubai; Ice Miller brings back a mayor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : November 13, 2015
Microsoft hopes to assuage fears about government snooping on cloud platforms.
Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : November 05, 2015
the People, Process and Technology Behind Better Preservation.
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2015
The term “donkey balls” isn't one that most lawyers would dare put into a federal appeals court brief. But Arnold & Porter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan recently got borderline scatological in their representation of the Washington Redskins in a trademark battle.
Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : October 26, 2015
The year 2015 was an active year in the evolution of EU privacy law, and could set the stage for further issues down the line.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 26, 2015
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2015
Attorney General Kathleen Kane has said she plans to stay at the head of the office, despite the suspension of her law license, but ethics attorneys say Pennsylvania law does not allow her to do so.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2015
It's the fourth quarter, which in the legal industry means collections season. And while law firm leaders have said they have focused on improving their collections cycle, most still said to call back come Jan. 1 for any clear picture of the year's finances.
: The Legal Intelligencer : October 21, 2015
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel added Michelle Ringel to the firm's family law practice group.
Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : October 19, 2015
U.S. and EU officials will need to agree to guidelines by January 2016, or U.S. organizations will need to find alternative legal means to transfer data out of the EU.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 16, 2015
: New York Law Journal : October 13, 2015
Nine firms announce new additions, including Morvillo Abramowitz, Willkie Farr, and WilmerHale.
Zach Warren : Legaltech News : October 12, 2015
The new software version, released at Relativity Fest, looks to 'make it simple.'
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015
Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : October 02, 2015
The ability to obtain a discharge of a person's debts in bankruptcy—either through a reorganization of his or her affairs or liquidation proceeding administered by a court-appointed trustee—is a fundamental benefit of filing for bankruptcy. When a debtor's prepetition actions involve fraud, concealment, or other examples of a lack of good faith, bankruptcy courts dismiss such "bad faith" filings, thereby denying debtors the protections and benefits of the federal bankruptcy law. Usually bad faith involves fraud, concealment, or other types of white-collar criminal activity. Debts arising from other types of tortious conduct are also excepted from being discharged.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 01, 2015
A federal jury Tuesday in a Children's Motrin case returned a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, sued by the parents of a child who they claim was blinded from taking the drug at age 3.
Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 01, 2015
With suits by users of Daiichi Sankyo's hypertension drug Benicar numbering more than 1,100, the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation is seeking to meet a late 2016 target date for the first trial.
Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : September 30, 2015
The conference assembled experts to address the issues facing all stakeholders in the information governance industry.
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2015
An investment dispute arbitration ruling in favor of Goldman Sachs has been reinstated by a federal appeals court after being vacated because an arbitrator did not disclose his full disciplinary history to the parties.
: The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015
P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015
A federal jury today in a Children's Motrin case returned a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015
A petition for sanctions seeking counsel fees must be filed within 30 days of a trial court's final order in the case, even if the case is on appeal, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 28, 2015
Pennsylvania law firms were split down the middle when it came to how well received their summer associate programs were this year as compared to last year.