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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

  • 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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 81 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 81 -5 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

Drinker Biddle Adds Wilmington Partner to Bankruptcy Team

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : February 10, 2016

Philadelphia-based national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath announced for the second time in as many weeks that it has bolstered its Wilmington ranks, this time with the addition of Steven K. Kortanek as a partner on its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring team.

Divided ABA Adopts Framework to Allow Nonlawyer Legal Services

Susan Beck : New York Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Over the objections of the New York State Bar Association and other groups, the ABA's House of Delegates on Monday adopted a resolution giving states a regulatory framework for allowing nonlawyers to provide simple legal services.

Hackers, Leakers and Careless Employees: 7 IG and Cybersecurity Sessions at Legaltech New York

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : February 09, 2016

These LTNY sessions outlined the biggest topics in cybersecurity and information governance as told by experts in the space.

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.

Divided ABA Adopts Resolution on Nonlawyer Legal Services

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2016

Following a contentious debate, the American Bar Association's House of Delegates voted Monday to adopt a resolution that gives states a framework to consider the regulation of "nontraditional legal service providers."

Disrupting the Legalsphere: 9 Startups Pitch at Legaltech New York

Mike Susong : Legaltech News : February 08, 2016

LTNY's Legal Disruption Lightning Rounds gave 9 startups a platform to inspire and innovate.

Mass Tort Designation Denied for Levaquin Cases

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2016

A Philadelphia judge has struck down the bid to establish a mass tort program for numerous cases claiming the antibiotics Levaquin, Avelox and Cipro led to nerve damage.

People in the News—Feb. 5, 2016—McCausland Keen & Buckman

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016

Benjamin R. Picker was elected as a shareholder of McCausland Keen & Buckman.

People in the News—Feb. 4, 2016—Drinker Biddle

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2016

Drinker Biddle & Reath added Mark J. Foley to its labor and employment practice group.

At ABA Meeting, Bar Groups See Threat from Nonlawyers

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

A modest proposal that hints at opening the door to nonlawyers providing simple legal services faces a tough fight at the American Bar Association's midyear meetings.

Private or Not: Employer Information on Private Devices

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : February 04, 2016

In the keynote at Day 3 of LTNY, experts discuss BYOD, private servers and other issues surrounding shadow IT.

Legaltech Experts Discuss Analytics in Investigations and Practice

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : February 03, 2016

At Legaltech New York, experts discuss the various ways in which analytics has aided their work.

Drinker Biddle Adds Partner, With Eye on Chancery Practice

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : February 03, 2016

Philadelphia-based national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath last week announced it had bulked up its corporate litigation practice with the addition of Michael J. Maimone as a partner in its Wilmington office.

The Wachtell Way of E-Discovery

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Maura Grossman, a Wachtell lawyer, developed a better way to do e-discovery. Why are so few other firms taking a lead with tech?

Mass Layoffs Unlikely in NJ, but 'Rightsizing' Never Ends

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2016

New Jersey firms haven't replicated the recent mass layoffs at Reed Smith, and don't appear poised to, but that doesn't mean they're not taking a hard look at expenses—including personnel.

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.

Supreme Court Orders Reargument in 26 Cases From 2015

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2016

Appeals

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

A New Digital World: The Latest Legal Controversies and What They Reveal About IG

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : January 25, 2016

IG expert Jason R. Baron, and others to address challenges in today's technological world at upcoming Legaltech New York panel.

Supreme Court Orders Reargument in 26 Cases From 2015

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2016

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered reargument in at least 26 cases that were argued before the justices in 2015 but left undecided by the end of the year. The cases represent more than one-third of those presented at oral argument last year.

Justices Refuse to Resolve Pharmaceutical Company's Work-Product Battle

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2016

A seven-year fight between a pharmaceutical company and the Federal Trade Commission over documents in an antitrust investigation ended at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when the justices declined to review questions concerning lawyers' work-product protections.

Phila. Judge Increases $12.5M Award In Pelvic Mesh Suit for Delay Damages

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2016

As post-trial disputes get under way in Philadelphia's first pelvic-mesh suit to hit trial, the judge has added nearly $800,000 to the $12.5 million verdict that was awarded in the case last month.

Justices Refuse to Resolve Pharmaceutical Company's Work-Product Battle

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 19, 2016

A seven-year fight between a pharmaceutical company and the Federal Trade Commission over documents in an antitrust investigation ended at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when the justices declined to review questions concerning lawyers' work-product protections.

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.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian Names Managing Member. Drinker Biddle Adds Litigation Partner.

The Obama Administration is Now on Snapchat

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : January 12, 2016

The social media application deletes images shortly after sending them, raising questions over the requirement for presidential records to be preserved.

3 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Data Security Provider

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : January 11, 2016

Not all firms are the same, but all share the need to secure their data. Experts offer some considerations for getting the ball rolling.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

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

Intermediate Courts Must Weather Vacancies

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2016

The two intermediate appellate courts in Pennsylvania are undergoing some of the most sweeping changes to their benches in years, but attorneys who work before the courts said they are not concerned turnover will seriously affect operations.