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Edwards Wildman Palmer

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 540
  • Gross Revenues: $311,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $575,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $680,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -9

Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge was created by the November 1, 2005 merger of two Boston firms, Edwards & Angell and Palmer & Dodge. On January 1, 2008, the firm merged with London firm Kendall Freeman. The firm has its largest offices in Boston. With 507 attorneys, the firm placed 67th on the National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 350 rankings of U.S. firms based on size. Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge ranked 92nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of law firms based on revenue, with $298,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In the 2007 Global 100 rankings, the firm was ranked 100th. Edwards Angell's practice groups include corporate, environmental, finance, litigation, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. In addition to its Boston locations, Edwards Angell offices include Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, New Jersey, Florida, Delware, and London. The partnerships of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP merged on October 1, 2011. The new firm, with 14 offices and 650 lawyers, is now known as Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 98 -9 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 98 -9 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 74 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -59 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 137 13 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Rhode Island Struggling with Stratification

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Aereo Presses Case Despite U.S. Supreme Court Setback

Anick Jesdanun : The Associated Press : January 11, 2014

Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that suspended operations after the Supreme Court ruled against it, is refusing to disband for good.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.

On The Move: Edwards Wildman Adds Five Partners

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer welcomes five new partners, who will focus their practice on toxic tort, product liability and complex commercial litigation.

Panels On The Radar: LegalTech West Coast Day One

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Five panels to be on the look out for during the first day of Legal Tech West Coast in Los Angeles next Tuesday.

LegalTech West Coast Preview: Day 2 Panels

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

The second day of LegalTech West Coast will include a dozen panels on topics such as information governance, cybersecurity and deflating the cost of e-discovery.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

LegalTech Tackles E-Discovery and Cybersecurity

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

Panels address risk management, information governance, regulatory hurdles, the cloud, e-discovery spending.

Corporate Law Reforms Could Mean Legal Business For Conn.

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 16, 2014

They are corporate giants, employing thousands of Connecticut residents at their headquarters and generating hundreds of millions in tax dollars each year. But much of the tax revenue paid by Connecticut's largest corporate citizens goes to a tiny coastal state south of New Jersey.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

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

LegalTech in Los Angeles: E-Discovery, Big Data, For Starters

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

19 seminar panels cover the nuances of IT, e-discovery, small firm evolution, Big Data and more.

General Counsel Converse at Forum

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The held the first of its General Counsel Leadership Forum at the Beacon Hill Club in Summit on June 4.

On The Move: Two New Associates at Weber Gallagher

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The Workers' Compensation Group at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby adds two, while James Tyrrell, Jr., joins Edwards Wildman.

Patton Fugitives Finally Cleared to Join Jones Day

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

Another round of lateral moves away from Squire Patton Boggs became formal on Thursday, as health care partners who had signed with Jones Day received notice from Squire they'd be released this week and members of legacy firm Patton Boggs' Alaska office announced they had moved to Holland & Knight.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Six Litigators to Join Tyrrell at Edwards Wildman

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Six attorneys who worked closely with James Tyrrell Jr. at Patton Boggs are following him to Edwards Wildman Palmer. They will focus on toxic tort, product liability, and complex commercial litigation.

Retired Judge Wins Appeal in Suit Against Country Club

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

An appeals court has revived Retired Bergen County Assignment Judge Robert Passero's suit against a country club over an unrefunded debenture bond.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Beijing Partner First New Hire at Squire Patton Boggs

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Li Hua is joining the newly-merged firm from the Beijing office of French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Objector Frank Convinces Posner to Toss Pella Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner pokes holes in a consumer class action settlement with the Pella window maker, finding the plaintiffs lawyers' $11 million fee wildly disproportionate.

Tyrrell Lands Partnership at Edwards Wildman

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

James Tyrrell Jr., the prominent Patton Boggs litigator who was not expected to be part of the firm's merger with Squire Sanders, has landed at Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

Ex-Patton Boggs Partner, Chevron Foe Lands at New Firm

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

James Tyrrell Jr., the prominent Patton Boggs litigator who was not expected to be part of the firm's merger with Squire Sanders, has landed at Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs Fallout, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Dechert has added as partner Jeffrey Brown, most recently co-chief, general crimes unit for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, and Diamond McCarthy has hired Mark Jay Krum to lead its litigation practice in New York, among other announcements.

Edwards Wildman Attorneys Work $201M Bond Issue For PortMiami Improvements

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

Edwards Wildman lawyers in West Palm Beach acted as disclosure counsel for Miami-Dade County on a $201 million bond issue for PortMiami improvements.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

Edwards Wildman Launches Public Policy Group

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Squire Sanders isn't the only Am Law 100 firm seeking to bolster its government relations arm. Edwards Wildman has added four lobbyists from a Boston-based public policy shop to double the size of its practice.

FCC Punts on Net Neutrality

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Commission chairman charts a course that satisfies no one.

On The Move: Riker Danzig Adds Two Associates

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

New hires and noteworthy appointments from around the state, including Riker Danzig bringing aboard two associates.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Levine Lee has added the former deputy chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District as a partner and Brown Rudnick has added the former deputy chief appellate attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, among other moves.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Edwards Wildman Partner Works $6.4M Refinancing for Jupiter Theater

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman partner Mark-David Adams walks the Maltz Jupiter Theater through a $6.4 million refinancing.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New hires and lateral moves in this week's column.

IN BRIEF: Apartheid Liability

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A federal judge ruled on April 17 that victims of South African apartheid can seek compensation from three Fortune 100 companies under the Alien Tort Statute, directly contradicting a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruling in another case implicating that law. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Profit Pressure Prompting Firm Leaders to Swing Ax

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Six Am Law 200 firms have now confirmed layoffs of staffers this year.

Corporate Risk Management Goes Digital

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Cyberrisk is cybersecurity plus more, and it isn't until a company understands the "more" that it can bring its legal needs into focus.

Association Honors Two with Resolutions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

The state bar association approves resolutions honoring Paulette Brown and NJ LEEP.

Using Another's Inter Partes Patent Review Can Cost You

By David Cotta and Peter J. Cuomo : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

The American Invents Act provides an attractive inter partes review option—but it comes with a downside.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Saul Ewing Revenue Up 5.3 Percent, RPL Down 0.9 Percent

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

Saul Ewing saw its gross revenue grow by 5.3 percent but its revenue per lawyer (RPL) dip by 0.9 percent in 2013, a year in which the firm increased its overall headcount by 14 lawyers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Two More Ex-Dewey Partners Hit With Clawback Suits

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

As the criminal case against three ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders proceeds, the trustee overseeing the bankrupt firm's estate this week added two more names to the list of former partners being sued over money they received from Dewey after it became insolvent.

Cozen O'Connor Revenue Dips 1.3 Percent, PPP Rises 1.4 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Cozen O'Connor saw a 1.3 percent decline in gross revenue in 2013 as its headcount dropped nearly 3 percent in a year that saw a number of attorneys leave the firm in places such as Chicago and Philadelphia.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Pamela Fulmer joins Arent Fox's intellectual property and complex litigation practices as partner in the San Francisco office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Uncertain Clarity: Recent Developments in Class Certification Requirements

Huhnsik Chung and Nicholas A. Secara : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 17, 2014

Huhnsik Chung and Nicholas A. Secara of Edwards Wildman Palmer write that while the newfound attention by the U.S. Supreme Court on class certification requirements is both welcome and significant, the Court's guidance has been less than clear.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Paulette Brown is Keynote Speaker at Seton Hall Diversity Banquet

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Paulette Brown gave the keynote address at the Seton Hall University School of Law's fifth annual Diversity Banquet, three Hill Wallack partners were awarded at the Community Associations Institute's annual awards dinner, and more.

Strategic Intervention in Insurance Coverage Disputes

E. Paul Kanefsky and Nicholas A. Secara : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

E. Paul Kanefsky, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, and Nicholas A. Secara, an associate with the firm, write: Insurance carriers and their counsel should strongly consider intervening in underlying litigations involving their insureds in order to assist in the resolution of insurance coverage issues. Strategic intervention is an advantageous, but underutilized, litigation device that might enable counsel to forestall months or even years of delay in resolving coverage disputes between policyholders and insurers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Churn: Kaye Scholer Adds Cybersecurity Expert, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Kaye Scholer creates a new global cybersecurity and privacy group in connection with a recent hire; Dentons makes a series of additions in Washington, D.C., and several lawyers leave Edwards Wildman & Palmer.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, while two have promoted attorneys to partner.

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "How Detroit's Chapter 9 Case Could Affect New York Municipalities," "SCOTUS to Rule on Powers of Bankruptcy Judges," "Utilizing Pre-Approved Retainers Under Code Section 328" and "Debtors' Delusions of Bankruptcy."

How Detroit's Chapter 9 Case Could Affect New York Municipalities

Paul J. Labov and Dana G. Hefter : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Paul J. Labov and Dana G. Hefter of Edwards Wildman Palmer explore the Dec. 5, 2013 Eastern District of Michigan opinion (determining that Detroit was eligible to be a Chapter 9 debtor) and analyze the effect it could have on municipalities eligible to file for Chapter 9 protection in New York.

Tyrrell, Patton Boggs May Part Ways Amid Merger Push, Newark Closing

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Patton Boggs, which is engaged in preliminary merger talks with Squire Sanders after announcing the closure of its Newark office this week, could see one of its top partners head for the door. James Tyrrell Jr., a member of the firm's executive committee and head of its toxic tort and product liability practice group, joined Patton Boggs in a high-profile lateral move in 2006. He also took on a controversial case representing indigenous Ecuadoreans suing energy giant Chevron, which has complicated Patton Boggs' efforts to find a merger partner. As it happens, Squire Sanders has its own ties to the South American nation.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

Law Firms Back Narrow Right of Court Access in Delaware Appeal

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Two dozen major law firms came together on Monday to send an unlikely message to the U.S. Supreme Court: It's time to clamp down on open access to government.

N.J. Legal Marketers Celebrate the Holidays

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The New Jersey chapter of the Legal Marketing Association held its holiday party, The Rutgers Law-Camden Black Law Students Association held its 18th annual Champions of Social Justice Awards, and Wilentz sponsors a blood drive.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Judge Says New York Wrong Place for 'Big Dig' Lawsuit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Acting Justice Lawrence Marks granted Edwards Wildman Palmer's dismissal motion because the weight of factors in the insurer's legal malpractice suit center in Massachusetts.

Foundation Sponsors Free Seminar On Starting a New Business

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

An update on events and seminars from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

Brown Selected as ABA President-Elect

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Paulette Brown is one step closer to leading the nation's largest lawyers group.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Short takes on lawyers, firms and judges.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Edwards Wildman Palmer Adds Hong Kong Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Man Chiu Lee was previously a partner in Hong Kong with Hogan Lovells.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Insurance Law: The Cooperation Clause And Shifting Burdens

JOSHUA P. BROUDY and AUBREY E. BLATCHLEY : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 06, 2014

Virtually all insurance contracts contain a "cooperation clause" among the standard policy provisions. The clause places an affirmative duty on an insured to assist its insurer in the investigation and defense of a claim under the policy. The duty to cooperate is one of the central policy obligations owed by an insured to its insurer, the primary purpose of which is to protect the insurer and prevent collusion between the claimant and insured.

Council Approves Peters as New Investigations Chief

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

New York City Council members on Tuesday approved Mark Peters as commissioner of the Department of Investigation, the watchdog office that probes city employees and contractors for corruption, fraud, waste or unethical conduct.

Bio: Mark Peters

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

DOI Nominee Says History Shows His Independence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Ask attorney Mark Peters if he would hesitate to break ranks with close friend and political ally Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city's top watchdog, and he will mention David Paterson.

The Churn: Yankees President Heads to Jackson Lewis, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Randy Levine, team president of the New York Yankees, has left Akin to join the New York office of Jackson Lewis as of counsel. Meanwhile, Covington adds two financial M&A partners in Washington, D.C., and Gibson Dunn lands new partners in Los Angeles and New York.

Taking It All the Way to Trial, or Acting 'As If'

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

When the U.S. Marshals Service seized the booth of a Chinese tire maker at a Las Vegas trade show and confiscated its contents, it was an unambiguous message from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley: Pay up.

Council Grills de Blasio's Choice for City Watchdog

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Mark Peters, Mayor Bill de Blasio's pick to head the city's watchdog agency, was questioned at a City Council committee hearing Thursday about his close relationship with the mayor and his ability to be independent.