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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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Head of Fried Frank's Environmental Unit Dies at 64

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : March 03, 2015

Richard Schwartz, an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson known for his work in environmental law and his dedication to sustainability and local food, died Feb. 21 from complications from cancer.

4 Ways to Improve Cybersecurity via Corporate Culture

Jason Straight : Corporate Counsel : March 02, 2015

Close analyses of catastrophic cybersecurity failures have repeatedly revealed that company culture and human behavior are at least as culpable as technology.

Soulless Corporations Can't Be Witnesses, Judge Rules in Dole Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court may treat corporations like people when it comes to making political donations, but there's at least one place where only a human being will do: a Delaware witness stand.

Why Fried Frank Pulled Out of China

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Will other Am Law 200 firms follow its example?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

Relocating its corporate headquarters to Philadelphia, the American Bible Society, a longtime institution at 1865 Broadway, has sold its West Side property for $300 million to AvalonBay Communities Inc. Also, Extell Development Company has relinquished the reins of 212 Fifth Ave. to the joint venture of Madison Equities, Building and Land Technology, and Thor Equities for $260 million.

Asia: One Firm Goes Big as Another Goes Home

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : February 06, 2015

Fried Frank and Dentons have implemented dramatically different China strategies. Maybe they're both correct.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader's Partner Profits Take a Hit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft saw profits per partner decline by 15.3 percent in 2014 while gross revenue remained flat. Revenue per lawyer was down by 3.2 percent. At the same time, attorney head count climbed by 3.4 percent.

Obituary: Leon Silverman

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Leon Silverman, a former Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson partner and co-chair of the firm, died Thursday at age 93.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Morning Wrap: Which Firms Are Waiting on N.J. Bridgegate Payment?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 23, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. The legal community is reacting to firm news out of China and two firms are still waiting on payments from Gov. Chris Christie's Republican backers.

Fried Frank Chair Discusses Asia Exit

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2015

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson chair David Greenwald says the firm's decision to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, as revealed by The American Lawyer on Monday, was a "difficult but necessary decision."

Patton Boggs Cofounder Donates 100 Works to North Carolina Museum

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

James Patton Jr., founder of the Am Law 100 firm formerly known as Patton Boggs, has donated 100 works from his contemporary art collection to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The 86-year-old chaired Patton Boggs' art committee, which created the firm's own extensive collection, one that Patton believes contributed to its culture and attracted clients.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: From Law School to Congress, High-Court Sarcasm, the SEC's Winning Streak

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 20, 2015

A look at the law schools that have sent the most alumni to Congress. Justice Scalia wins for most sarcastic justice. Police agencies are using handheld radars to "see" inside homes. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM publications and other sites.

Fried Frank to Pull Out of Asia

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2015

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, The American Lawyer has learned.

Fried Frank to Pull Out of Asia

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2015

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, The American Lawyer has learned.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

Grand Jury Practice, Protests and Reform

Steven M. Witzel : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2015

In his Corporate Crime column, Steven M. Witzel explains the history and purposes of the grand jury, highlights the differences between federal and New York state practice, addresses the prosecutor-law enforcement conflict issue and reviews the legislation designed to ameliorate it.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On The Move: Two Promoted at Walder Hayden

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2015

Walder Hayden in Roseland, N.J., promotes of counsel Asaad Siddiqi and Kevin Buchan.

O'Melveny Sees Two Partners Depart

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015

Two months after losing a high-profile media and entertainment group to Latham & Watkins, two more top partners at O'Melveny & Myers have left the firm. IP partner Kenneth Nissly in Silicon Valley has retired, while London-based M&A partner Daniel Oates has defected for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

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

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

All for One

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

On pro bono work, firms are working together as never before. In other ways, they're very stratified.