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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

Redskins Argue to Keep Trademark Case in Virginia Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 31, 2014

A Virginia federal judge seemed inclined Friday to allow the Washington Redskins to continue to fight in the trial court over the validity of the team's trademarks.

Federal Preemption Debated in Topamax Cases

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 30, 2014

Lawyers in two multimillion-dollar Topamax birth-defect cases argued before the state Superior Court in Philadelphia on Wednesday over whether claims that the anti-seizure drug was inadequately labeled were preempted by federal law.

What's Up With These Ebola Practice Groups?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : October 30, 2014

Reed Smith just launched its global Ebola group. Should your firm do so too?

Multimillion-Dollar Topamax Cases Headed to Argument

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : October 29, 2014

Two Topamax birth-defect cases that have produced multimillion-dollar awards in favor of mothers who took the drug while pregnant are set to be argued today before the state Superior Court in Philadelphia.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

INADMISSIBLE: Ginsburg Error is Latest by Justices

: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices, being human, make mistakes. But the court's handling of a recent error made by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was unprecedented. Plus more in this week's column.

People in the News - Oct. 24, 2014 - Hancock Joins Willig Williams

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 24, 2014

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner Timothy J. Bergere, chair of the firm's environmental and energy transaction practice, was selected as the chair of the environmental committee of the United States Law Firm Group.

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

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Associates Class of 2014: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

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Associates Class of 2014: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

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Associates Class of 2014: H-L

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

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Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

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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.

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: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

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: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

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: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

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