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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 Wildman Palmer is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Edwards Wildman Palmer has 540 attorneys and is the 74th largest firm in the United States.  With $311,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 98th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, London, MA, NJ, NY and RI.

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

Iram Valentin Rejoins Kaufman Dolowich As Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck in Hackensack welcomes back Iram Valentin, who rejoins the firm as partner.

Good, Bad and Ugly Legal Technology Trends

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 22, 2014

Panelists place ILTA Technology Survey results under microscope.

Alumni Bestow $3.25 Million Upon Indiana Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : August 13, 2014

Indiana University Maurer School of Law–Bloomington has received $3.25 million from two donors to establish its first endowed chair for clinical law and a scholarship that will cover tuition for one third-year student each year.

Trial Challenges Bank's Liability in Terrorist Acts

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

More than 5,000 miles from the war-torn Middle East, a Brooklyn federal courtroom this week will be the scene of an unprecedented trial testing a multibillion dollar bank's liability for allegedly offering material support to Hamas through its financial services.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Edwards Wildman Moves From West End to Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 04, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer has moved its 20-lawyer Washington office from Washington's West End to downtown, the firm announced Monday.The move comes at a time when a number of Washington law offices are preparing to swap spaces.

Rock On, Legal Tech Style

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 01, 2014

A legal technology band will rock the International Legal Technology Association annual meeting this month in Nashville.

Rhode Island Struggling with Stratification

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


: The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

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


: The National Law Journal : July 14, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Aereo Presses Case Despite U.S. Supreme Court Setback

Anick Jesdanun : The Associated Press : July 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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.


: The National Law Journal : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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.


: The National Law Journal : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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.