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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has 412 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 2015 Global 100 survey, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson ranked as the 79th 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 250 109 -14 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 47 -26 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 123 20 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 101 20 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 74 -25 Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Panel Temporarily Halts Hudson River Floating Park

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 08, 2016

The First Department has halted until at least September construction of the "Pier 55" project, a 2.4-acre park on a platform over the Hudson River off Manhattan.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

DOJ Health Care Fraud Prosecution Head Joins Hogan Lovells

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

The head of the U.S. Department of Justice's health care fraud unit in the Criminal Division is joining Hogan Lovells, the firm announced Monday morning. Gejaa Gobena will be a white-collar defense partner in the firm's Washington office.

For Small Businesses, a Hand Up

Zachary Melvin : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and other firms partner with a nonprofit to foster commerce in the South Bronx.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

While Friday's Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

$415M Merrill Lynch Settlement Spurs SEC to Boost Enforcement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 24, 2016

Gambling with customer money that was supposed to be set aside for its own rainy day cost Bank of America's Merrill Lynch $415 million in a settlement Thursday and prompted a stepped-up enforcement and monitoring effort by the SEC.

Ropes & Gray Seeks Fees for Gawker Bankruptcy Work

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 21, 2016

The firm has filed its formal application for employment to advise Gawker Media Group as the company seeks to navigate Chapter 11 proceedings in New York.

Judge Tosses Securities Case Against 'Blockbuster Drug' Maker

Tom McParland : New Jersey Law Journal : June 21, 2016

A New Jersey Judge on Monday tossed a securities fraud class action against drugmaker Aerie Pharmaceuticals and its officers for failing to show that they knowingly misled investors by touting a forthcoming glaucoma medication as a "blockbuster drug."

List of Winners 2016

The Legal Intelligencer : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2016

Here are the 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Ari Waldman

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Ari Waldman is a full-time associate professor of law at New York Law School and director of its Innovation Center for Law and Technology. He is the founder and director of the Tyler Clementi Institute for CyberSafety that was launched last year.

Wilson Sonsini Adds to Tech Transactions Group With Fried Frank Hire

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

Daniel Glazer is the latest lawyer in the technology startup world to switch firms in New York.

Paul Hastings on Latest Chinese Property Venture in Manhattan

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 03, 2016

State-owned insurer China Life is the largest investor in a $1.65 billion joint acquisition of a New York office building that houses Paul Weiss' headquarters.


: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

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.