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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Drinker Biddle & Reath ranked as the 97th 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

Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort Filings Continue to Rise

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

The number of filings in the pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia has increased since the mass tort's creation in February, court officials said.

Negligence Not Enough for Waiver of Subordination Rights

Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

There are times when an unusual factual setting provides for a difficult legal analysis and even a surprising result. An example of such a case occurred recently in , Case No. 13-1713-RGA, in which the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware reversed the decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and held that a creditor's failure to file a proof of claim for years following the bar date did not constitute a waiver of the creditor's contractual subordination rights or warrant equitable subordination of the creditor's claim.

How to Succeed in Your First Year of Practicing Law

Vik Jaitly : The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Did you just take the bar exam? If so, you may be only a few weeks away from starting your first job as an attorney. For many recent graduates, the anticipation of starting your career can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Although it might be difficult to predict your professional future, here are a few tips that will help you succeed in your first year.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

IGI Report Eyes Typical Projects and Expenses

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

The Information Governance Initiative releases its inaugural annual report.

Women Partners Gain but Minority Partners Flat at N.J. Firms

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Partnerships at major New Jersey firms made strides toward gender equality in 2014, according to a survey of 20 bellwether firms, but the proportion of minority partners at those firms showed no change from last year's numbers.

IP Firm Novak Druce Opens Phila. Office, Supporting Wilm. Presence

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Delaware Law Weekly : January 06, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Morgan Installed as Gloucester Bar President

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Benjamin Morgan, a commercial litigation attorney with Archer & Greiner in Haddonfield, was installed as President of the Gloucester County Bar Association on June 6.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Chancery Court Blocks $300 Mil. D.C. Office Building Sale

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 30, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has blocked the $300 million sale of a Washington, D.C., office building, ruling the property's owner did not comply with an agreement to notify its previous owner of an intent to sell. If the owner wishes to consummate the transaction, he must start the process over by issuing a notice to the property's original owner before contacting third-party buyers, the court said.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

Acquitted Lawyers' Lives, Practices Shaken by Six-Year RICO Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

"All's well that ends well" is one way to look at what happened to three lawyers charged with criminal racketeering and fraud, who were acquitted by a federal jury July 3.

Firms Entrenched in Princeton Seeing Practice Areas Grow

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Princeton, N.J.—a unique market that began attracting large Philadelphia firms nearly 30 years ago—remains a desirable place to maintain an office, and business opportunities there are growing post-recession, according to firm leaders.

Michael Zogby

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Drinker Biddle & Reath, Florham Park

Traffic Ct. Defendants Not Guilty on Fraud, Conspiracy Charges

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Traffic Court trial, which endured for nearly two months, concluded with jurors finding four of the traffic court judges guilty of perjury and giving false statements, but not guilty of charges related to ticket-fixing.

New Leaders of the Bar 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The lawyers profiled in these pages are those that represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Court Upholds $10 Mil. Children's Motrin Verdict Against McNeil

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

The state Superior Court has upheld a $10 million verdict against McNeil-PPC in a case in which a 3-year-old girl was left blind in one eye and suffered damage to her reproductive system and permanent disfigurement of much of her skin after taking several doses of Children's Motrin.

Risperdal Judge Won't Reconsider Punitive Damages Ruling

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has declined to reconsider his decision denying hundreds of plaintiffs in the Risperdal mass tort litigation the ability to seek punitive damages.

President's Recess Appointments Struck Down in Noel Canning

Scott A. Coffina : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

Last month's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting President Obama's January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board came at a delicate time, with a debate raging between the president and Congress over the limits of the president's executive authority.

'Little People' Not 'Screwed' in Traffic Court, Lawyer Says

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

In response to the prosecution's argument that ordinary people couldn't get special treatment for their tickets from traffic court judges, a defense attorney in the Philadelphia Traffic Court trial Friday said "the little people" never "got screwed."

Bank Liable for Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duties

Andrew C. Kassner and Joseph N. Argentina Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Given the improving economy, bankruptcy filings are at the lowest levels since before the Great Recession. Instead, many companies are implementing out of court by balance sheet debt restructurings or sales. Often the senior secured lenders pressure the company to commence a sale process and the company's board must grapple with the alternatives of pursuing an expedited sale process or pursuing alternative restructurings that could result in a better recovery for shareholders. The board engages a financial adviser as an expert to evaluate strategic alternatives, one of which is fashioning and implementing a sales process.

Acquitted Lawyers' Lives, Practices Shaken by Six-Year RICO Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

"All's well that ends well" is one way to look at what happened to three lawyers charged with criminal racketeering and fraud, who were acquitted by a federal jury July 3.

People in the News - July 17, 2014 - Parker McCay Promotes Silverstein to Counsel

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 17, 2014

Kevin E. Raphael, a partner in Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, was named vice chairman of education for the American Health Lawyers Association fraud and abuse practice group for the 2014-15 term.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Webinar Drills Down on E-Discovery

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

E-discovery best practices and trends were among the topics of a recent kCura webinar.

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Attorneys Acquitted in Mob Racketeering Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Three attorneys who were indicted along with alleged mobster Nicodemo Scarfo, Jr., in a racketeering case were cleared of criminal charges on July 3.