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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 350
  • Gross Revenues: $316,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $905,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $990,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -12

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, has 350 attorneys and is the 124th largest firm in the United States.  With $316,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 97th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 97 -12 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 97 -12 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

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.

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Finnegan Partner Compensation Rises to $1M Amid Contractions

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 02, 2015

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner's 2014 results represent the gains that can emerge after two years of downsizing. Partners at the firm earned 26.8 percent more on average in 2014 compensation compared with 2013. That number, $1.04 million, sets a record for the firm.

Latham Bags Four to Bolster IP, Private Equity Groups

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

A month after seeing its longtime leader retire, Latham & Watkins lured four key partners to its ranks in Germany and Washington, D.C., with raids on Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and noted IP litigation shop Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Latham Work on $18 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Dallas-based energy companies announce definitive merger agreement.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Suit Against Finnegan Could be Patent-Practice Game Changer

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 13, 2015

Massachusetts Supreme Court seeking amicus briefing on whether firms should be conflicted out of prosecuting patents for industry competitors.

Daily Decision Service Alert: Vol. 24, No. 6 - January 12, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Daily decision alert.

General-Service Firms Going Headhunting for IP Specialists

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

General-service firms sharpened the competition in intellectual property law throughout 2014, hiring lawyers away from smaller firms and staking claims to an emerging practice area inside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Litigation: High Stakes in the Courtroom

Zoe Tillman, Amanda Bronstad and Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Some of the country's biggest corporations were hauled before the bar of justice in 2014. And so was a federal judge from Alabama.

Five Am Law 100 Firms Play Role in Caesars Reshuffling

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

At least five Am Law 100 firms have played a role in Caesars Entertainment Corporation's purchase of Caesars Acquisition Company in an attempt to ward off a complicated bankruptcy proceeding involving a subsidiary. Skadden and Latham are representing Caesars Acquisition Company and its special committee, respectively, while Reed Smith and Paul Weiss are counseling Caesars Entertainment and its executive committee.

Federal Circuit Mulls Rules for AIA Post-Grant Reviews

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

The first appellate test of covered business-method review raises a grab bag of issues and three judges appeared ready to give the PTO wide latitude.

Law Firms Help Push For Pardons

Nate Beck : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

More than a thousand lawyers at advocacy groups and in private and government service are participating in a first-of-its kind program to secure mass commutations for federal prisoners.

Federal Circuit Eyes PTO Standards in Versata Appeal

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 01, 2014

The patent bar will be watching closely this week when the Federal Circuit hears the first appeal of a PTAB decision related to a covered business method patent.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

McDermott Will & Emery

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

INADMISSIBLE: Affirmative Action Redux in High Court

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week denied full-court review in the dispute over the University of Texas affirmative action program, clearing the way for a return trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Federal Circuit Pick Already a Familiar Face to Court

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Kara Stoll has a Big Law background, strong ties to policymakers, and a 'real world' view of patent litigation.

Obama Selects Finnegan Litigator for Federal Circuit Seat

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

Kara Farnandez Stoll has patent law chops and a long track record as an advocate before the court.

Coordinating European and US Post-Grant Patent Opposition

Michael Flibbert, Leythem Wall and Maureen Queler : Corporate Counsel : November 04, 2014

There are key similarities and differences between U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office post-grant proceedings.

Discovery Services Acquired by eTERA

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : October 30, 2014

Recent acquisitions, new clients, and expanded offices.

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

Gas Lobby Wins Election Season Trademark Fight

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 29, 2014

Despite confusion in the market, Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ruled the American Petroleum Institute can campaign with the phrase "Choose Energy."

2014 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : October 22, 2014

Patent trolls continue to up the lawsuit count as companies fight back. Which means plenty of work for the law firms chosen to file or defend patent suits.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.