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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 412
  • Gross Revenues: $504,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,225,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,205,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has 414 attorneys and is the 109th largest firm in the United States.  With $504,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 64th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson ranked as the 80th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 64 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 64 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 95 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 44 -12 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 21 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 102 21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 101 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 74 -25 Summer programs

In the News

Deal Watch: Amid Oil Price Plunge, Two Big Energy Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2016

A half-dozen big firms are advising on two key transactions in the embattled energy space, as a pair of oil field services companies and natural gas producers agree to combine.

Energy Future Creditors Protest Accelerated Bankruptcy Plan

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016

Energy Future Holdings Corp. is running into strong headwinds from creditors as it tries speed up its schedule in its $42 billion Chapter 11 restructuring by seeking the court's approval of its new plan.

Judge Balks at Bid for Nondisclosure of Subpoenas

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Rather than ordering Facebook and other online service providers not to notify their subscribers that they were subpoenaed, a Brooklyn federal magistrate judge told prosecutors they must better explain the need for confidentiality.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Big Law Women Talk About Abortion (Their Own)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 11, 2016

A gutsy admission? Or career suicide?

A Revamp Fuels Double-Digit Gains at Fried Frank

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : May 10, 2016

The firm's new chair enacted strategic and operational changes, leading to steep increases in revenue per lawyer and profits per partner.

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

Big Law Alums Seek to Grow Tech Startup Scene in New York

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2016

New York City's efforts to grow as an East Coast technology hub are being helped by Tech:NYC, a new nonprofit headed by a former Loeb & Loeb and Dentons lawyer that has two Am Law 100 alums on its board. Gunderson Dettmer is also involved with the organization.

Milbank to Move Uptown Into Hudson Yards Site

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, a firm that has spent the last 150 years in downtown Manhattan, will relocate its headquarters to the Hudson Yards development in 2018.

INADMISSIBLE: Stevens Recalls Clashes With Scalia, Dentons Doubles Down

Staff : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recalls his clashes with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dentons doubles down on demanding payment from ex-McKenna partners. And Rosemary Collyer is named the new presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Ex-Informant Who Won $1.9M From Feds is Sued Over Legal Fees

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

A boutique Washington law firm claims that a former confidential informant for U.S. law enforcement in Colombia is refusing to safeguard $731,500 in contested legal fees from a $1.9 million settlement reached last month with the feds.

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Goldman Sachs Pays $5 Billion in Latest Mortgage Settlement

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 11, 2016

Federal prosecutors today announced a $5 billion deal with the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to resolve claims over the firm's misconduct in packaging and selling mortgage-backed securities from 2005 to 2007.

Lawsuit to Block Hudson River Park Plan Dismissed

Associated Press/Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that opposed a plan to build a 2.4-acre park on a platform over the Hudson River.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

The Am Law 100: Patterson Belknap Holds Profits Steady

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

The New York firm saw light declines in revenue and lawyer head count in 2015.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Kirkland & Ellis Keeps Revenue Rising

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

The firm posted a whopping $2.305 billion in revenue last year, according to The American Lawyer's early reporting.

Big Firms Flock to Windy City's Multiple Police Probes

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2016

Chicago has paid $760,000 to Wilmer, Taft Stettinius and an ex-Fried Frank partner to advise it on a U.S. Department of Justice probe into its troubled police department. McGuireWoods has also been retained by Chicago's police oversight agency to conduct an internal audit.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 21, 2016

Fried Frank appointed Steven Scheinfeld as global chair of the corporate department, among other announcements.

Special Report: A Return to Earth for Elite New York Firms?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2016

A barrage of big deals in 2015 didn't translate into explosive growth for many of the country's most profitable firms.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 16, 2016

Announcements from Epstein Becker Green, Greenberg Traurig, Kaye Scholer, Fried Frank, and more.

The Am Law 100: A Big Year for Fried Frank as New Strategy Pays Off

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2016

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson achieved significant increases in revenue and profit in 2015, driven at least partly by strategic and operational changes made by chair David Greenwald.

Feds to Pay $2M to Colombian Informant Who Sued Over Contract

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

The United States will pay nearly $2 million to a former confidential informant who alleged federal officials broke their promises to protect her in Colombia as she helped build financial-crimes cases, according to newly filed court records in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.