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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 314
  • Gross Revenues: $309,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,220,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -8

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, has 314 attorneys and is the 139th largest firm in the United States.  With $309,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 105th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2009 Global 100 survey, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, ranked as the 99th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, MA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 105 -8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 124 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 30 19 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 63 30 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 15 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 72 -41 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 86 -51 Summer programs

In the News

A New Look for Law Libraries: Fewer Books, More Tech

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Recent redesigns speak volumes about the changing role of firm libraries and the librarians who oversee them.

Senate Sets July Vote on Federal Circuit Nominee

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 24, 2015

Kara Stoll, a Finnegan partner, would replace former Chief Judge Randall Rader.

Appeals Court Reinstates Trade Secrets Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 23, 2015

The Sixth District Court of Appeal said a 2009 settlement agreement doesn't protect Finnegan Henderson client.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Brawls With League Yield More Big Legal Bills for NFL Players

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2015

The National Football League Players Association filed its annual financial report with the U.S. Department of Labor, which shows that the powerful professional sports union has paid big money to lawyers from five leading Am Law 100 firms.

Pharma Looks to Circuit to Call Tune for Biosimilar 'Patent Dance'

: The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Arguments in fight over $1.2 billion cancer drug expected to flesh out procedures around 2010 biologics law.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Public IP Companies Feel the Pinch

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 22, 2015

Changed patent climate could doom smaller publicly traded patent assertion entities like Joe Beyers' Inventergy.

PTAB Chief Judge to Step Down

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 19, 2015

James Smith helped implement the now popular postgrant procedures authorized in the America Invents Act.

With More Diverse Selection Panel, District Judges Seek Replacement for Magistrate

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : May 08, 2015

The U.S. District Court is accepting applications from those hoping to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn Brill, who will retire in January from the Atlanta post she has held since 1994.

Latham Scores for InterDigital in ITC Odyssey

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 28, 2015

For eight years InterDigital Inc. and a succession of top IP counsel have pursued an ITC case against Nokia and Microsoft—and after detours to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, the company has finally won a key ruling from an ITC judge.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Have Tech Patent Questions? Counsel Can Click for Answers

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : April 16, 2015

"The Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015," written by attorneys at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, clarifies the many recent changes in U.S. patent law.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Finnegan Henderson Joining Competitors in Seoul

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 13, 2015

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner will open an office in Seoul, the firm said on Monday. The D.C.-based intellectual property firm follows some 20 U.S. and U.K. firms that have opened in South Korea since 2012.

Abbvie Scores Again in Humira Patent Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 08, 2015

Siding with Abbvie Inc. and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins, the Federal Circuit again rejected efforts by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to extend a patent license for the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.

Federal Patent Lawsuit Filings Drop After Peak Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Lex Machina's second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review reveals that the number of federal patent cases filed last year fell by 21 percent—from 6,082 cases in 2013 to 5,012 cases.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

D.C. Firms by 2014 Financial Results: Emoji Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 26, 2015

So far this year, the NLJ has covered several financial announcements from D.C.'s largest firms. Why not corral them and a few other firms of interest into one helpful post? 😎

Mylan Subject to NJ Court's Jurisdiction in Abilify Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. can proceed with a suit over plans by Mylan Inc. to produce a generic version of antipsychotic drug Abilify after a federal judge in Camden ruled that the defendant's U.S. operation is subject to the jurisdiction of the District of New Jersey.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Black Legal Groups Say U.S. Magistrate Selection Process Lacks Diversity

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 18, 2015

Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. called allegations that nominees were excluded because of their race “utterly false, preposterous and outrageous.”

Apple, HP Settle Fee Fight Over Deja-Vu Patent Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 16, 2015

The Silicon Valley companies went after Linex Technologies for initiating litigation in California after losing similar suits elsewhere.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Sued Over Crash

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Partner Profits Soar at Winston & Strawn

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2015

After seeing gross revenue and profits per partner sink in 2013, Winston & Strawn enjoyed a rebound year in 2014, as the firm posted big gains in several key financial metrics. While the firm's equity partnership decreased for a seventh straight year, Winston & Strawn recently added a dozen partners to its ranks following a raid on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Goodwin Procter Grabs Another Partner From Kenyon & Kenyon

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2015

Marcia Sundeen, head of Kenyon & Kenyon's International Trade Commission practice, joins five recently departed former colleagues at Goodwin Procter.

In-House Counsel Profile: Rambus Inc.'s Jae Kim

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

"I'm hands-off to the extent I can be, but I will roll up my sleeves and get involved in things where appropriate."

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Paul Hastings' Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Paul Hastings' gross revenue passed surpassed $1 billion mark, with gross revenue increasing by 6.3 percent, revenue per lawyer growing by 8 percent and partner profits and partner profits increasing by 8.5 percent. At the same time, the firm's total number of lawyers was down by 16, though the number of partners increased by seven.

High Court Rejects Embryonic Stem Cell Patent Appeal

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : February 23, 2015

Dealing a blow to a non-profit that hoped to invalidate a controversial stem cell patent, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into a fight over the rights of third parties to challenge decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.