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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 $460,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 66th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

A Revamp Fuels Double-Digit Gains at Fried Frank

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

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

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.

King & Wood Mallesons Litigator To Leave For Arnold & Porter

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : March 04, 2016

As Hilton Mervis heads to Arnold & Porter's London office, his departure is the latest in a string of partner exits from King & Wood Mallesons in Europe.

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Amid Defections, Kirkland Extends Notice Period for Departing Partners

Susan Beck and Anna Ward : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2016

In a move that appears aimed at deterring partner departures, Kirkland & Ellis is doubling the notice period that partners must give before they leave, from 60 to 120 days, according to former Kirkland partners.

The Am Law 100: Paul Hastings Sees Growth Across the Board

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 29, 2016

The high-flying firm posted gains in both revenue and profits in 2015.

Kirkland's London Arm to Lose Seven Partners to Sidley and Freshfields

Anna Ward : Legal Week : February 29, 2016

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer adds a second high yield partner from Kirkland in a year, as Sidley Austin picks up a six-partner City team in a private equity push.

As High Court Faces Bevy of Abortion Briefs, New Challenge Awaits

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : February 29, 2016

Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments Wednesday in its most significant abortion case in nearly nine years, a reminder of battles still being fought in the states arrived last week at the high court from, once again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

A Vinson Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2016

A week after leaving Vinson & Elkins for Simpson Thacher, Douglas McWilliams did an about-face; Hughes Hubbard hires a new securities enforcement chair; Latham and Paul Weiss grow in Hong Kong; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 19, 2016

Six firms have added new attorneys, while DLA Piper and Sheppard Mullin announce promotions.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.