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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 450
  • Gross Revenues: $458,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,020,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,635,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has 450 attorneys and is the 95th largest firm in the United States.  With $458,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 66th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson ranked as the 78th 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 66 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 66 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 95 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 42 -10 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

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Hastings Takes Two Fried Frank Hong Kong Partners

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 21, 2015

Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.

Norton Rose Hong Kong Hires 5-Lawyer Team From Fried Frank

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 21, 2015

Three months after Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson announced it was pulling out of Asia, the firm's disputes practice in Hong Kong, led by former partner Alfred Wu, has found a new home.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

Buying a chunk of Brooklyn real estate, a joint venture of ASB Real Estate Investments and L3 Capital LLC has acquired a 17-property portfolio in Williamsburg from the estate of Ulla Lee for more than $85.75 million. The properties, which include about a dozen buildings and several parcels of land, span a two-block area between N. 6th and N. 7th streets, from Berry Street to Kent Avenue.

DC Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Am Law Firms Advise on $70 Billion Royal Dutch Shell Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Oil and gas tops off this week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc. Magic Circle and Am Law firms landed roles on the mega deal, with Slaughter and May, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising Shell, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer working on behalf of BG Group.

Fried Frank Continues Rebuilding Litigation Ranks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Fresh off adding a new litigation chief from the lateral market, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson snagged Shearman & Sterling's IP litigation chair Scott Doyle and partner Jonathan DeFosse in Washington, D.C., where Doyle served as his former firm's local co-managing partner. Both lawyers have recently picked up notable victories for corporate clients.

Wilson Team Gets Call on $4.3B Sale of Informatica

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 07, 2015

Private equity, pension funds ink deal to take cloud-computing company private.

Foley Client: My Bad on The Brief!

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

German business executive Sigram Schindler promises he will never write a U.S. Supreme Court brief again. Schindler is the Foley & Lardner client who insisted last year that partner Howard Shipley file a petition with the Supreme Court almost exactly as he, Schindler, had written it.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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?

April Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Fried Frank Hires DLA Piper's $5 Million Man

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2015

Fresh off a rebound financial year in 2014, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has hired a new litigation chair in James "Jamie" Wareham from DLA Piper, a global legal giant that made its soon-to-be-former partner a $5 million man after hiring him four years ago from Paul Hastings.

Irell Partner Reflects on Sale of Klimt's Gold Painting

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Irell & Manella partner Steven Thomas negotiated the sale of Gustav Klimt's famous gold painting "Adele Bloch-Bauer I," which drew headlines for fetching the highest price for any artwork in 2006. The painting, along with four others, was stolen by the Nazis and recovered by the Bloch-Bauer heirs after an eight-year legal battle with the Austrian government, and is now the subject of "Woman in Gold," a film starring Helen Mirren that will be released Wednesday.

David Shine of Fried Frank, Matthew Hurd of Sullivan & Cromwell

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Shine represented Merck & Co. in its $14.2 billion sale of consumer brands to Germany's Bayer AG, which in turn tapped Hurd for counsel on the giant carve-out.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

2015 Dealmakers of the Year

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Our Dealmakers of the Year package is no rote examination of the 2014's biggest transactions. Instead, we spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work. Here we present 20 transactions—some big, some small—where effective lawyering truly made the difference.

The Global Lawyer: Seat Stays Vacant for State Department Legal Adviser

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

For 27 months, the Obama administration has gone without a confirmed candidate for this important post.

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On The Move: Norris McLaughlin Promotes Six to Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 26, 2015

The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus promotes six associates.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Fried Frank's Rebound Continues

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

Having just completed his first year as chairman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, David Greenwald is happy with his firm's "realignment." Fried Frank, which in January announced plans to shutter its offices in Asia, saw gross revenue remain flat in 2014, although profits per partner and revenue per lawyer both hit the highest marks in the firm's history.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: O'Melveny Down, But Eyes Rebound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2015

O'Melveny & Myers saw gross revenue, profits per partner, revenue per lawyer and attorney head count all fall in 2014 as the firm sought to refill a pipeline of high-end litigation work. Bradley Butwin, chairman of the firm, spoke with The Am Law Daily about O'Melveny's performance and its outlook for the future.

Paul Hastings' Hiring Spree Continues With Magic Circle Raid

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 06, 2015

The Los Angeles-based firm, which saw partner profits rise 8.5 percent in 2014, has picked up three partners from Allen & Overy and a new office in Brazil in the wake of other recent hires of note from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Shearman & Sterling.