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on Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

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Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

  • Designation: Houston
  • Head Count: 790
  • Gross Revenues: $585,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $740,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $780,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -6

Fulbright & Jaworski is a Houston-based law firm. One of the largest law firms in Texas, with 843 attorneys, the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 ranks it as the thirty-secondth largest law firm in the United States. With $625,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm placed 40th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms by revenue. The firm placed 47th on the 2011 Global 100 survey in terms of revenue worldwide. Fulbright & Jaworski's practice areas include: antitrust and trade regulation; corporate governance and corporate transactions; labor and employment family law; intellectual property; litigation; product liability; and information technology and e-commerce. In addition to its Houston headquarters, the firm's offices include Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, Washington, D.C., and overseas offices in London, Munich, Beijing, Dubai, Riyadh, and Hong Kong.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 54 -6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 54 -6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 37 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 38 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 88 -8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

The Churn: Weil, Patton Boggs See More Defections, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses a securities litigation partner to Jenner & Block; Patton Boggs goes through another spate of departures; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr hires a former FBI director and his ex-chief of staff.

Pike Powers: Financial Co. Owes Me Commission

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 31, 2014

"We ultimately believe that, when all the facts kind of shake out as they do during discovery—and when you apply the four corners of the contract—that what he is asking for is well in excess of what he is owed in terms of the contract," said Rick Espey, the president of Espey & Associates, who represents Duff & Phelps.

'No Consequential Damages' Clause and Lost Profits

Glen Banks : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

In his Contract Law column for the New York Law Journal, Glen Banks, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski), discusses an opinion in which a sharply divided Court of Appeals ruled that a "no consequential damages" clause in a distribution agreement would not bar a distributor from recovering breach of contract damages for the profit it allegedly would have made reselling the product which was the subject of the agreement. The court reversed a unanimous ruling below that the "no consequential damages" clause limited the distributor's recovery to nominal damages.

'No Consequential Damages' Clause and Lost Profits

Glen Banks : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

In his Contract Law column, Glen Banks, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski), discusses an opinion in which a sharply divided Court of Appeals ruled this week that a "no consequential damages" clause in a distribution agreement would not bar a distributor from recovering breach of contract damages for the profit it allegedly would have made reselling the product which was the subject of the agreement. The court reversed a unanimous ruling below that the "no consequential damages" clause limited the distributor's recovery to nominal damages.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Legal forums throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

Pike Powers: Financial Co. Owes Me Commission

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

"We ultimately believe that, when all the facts kind of shake out as they do during discovery—and when you apply the four corners of the contract—that what he is asking for is well in excess of what he is owed in terms of the contract," said Rick Espey, the president of Espey & Associates, who represents Duff & Phelps.

Newsmakers: Week of March 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Katherine D. Hoke, a business, real estate and commercial litigator, has been named managing partner of Shields Legal Group in Addison. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Craig Wolfe has joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Bond Schoeneck member Laura Harshbarger as chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee, and other announcements.

Norton Rose Fulbright Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Norton Rose Fulbright has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro led by Brazil veterans Andrew Haynes, a lateral partner hire, and partner Glenn Faass, who is currently head of the firm's Bogota, Colombia office.

Norton Rose Fulbright Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

The firm expects the office, its 55th worldwide, to grow to five lawyers by the end of the year.

Show Me the Money! High Court Campaign Finance Report

Angela Morris and Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

A review of Texas Supreme Court candidates' campaign finance reports shows that the Republican incumbent justices have out-fundraised their primary challengers by more than seven-to-one and outspent them by more than four-to-one.

Culture Change

Mitchell Dembin, Philip Favro : Law Technology News : January 01, 2014

Proposed amendments to the e-discovery federal rules will accomplish nothing without a change in attitudes.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

The Churn: Dechert and MoFo's Revolving Door, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Morrison & Foerster hires the Justice Department's top Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcer Charles Duross, while Dechert's white-collar and securities litigation cochair Benjamin Rosenberg is poised to leave his firm to become the New York County District Attorney's Office's next general counsel. Meanwhile, a Paul Weiss litigation partner is headed for the nonprofit sector. .

Freshfields, Norton Rose, S&C Handle $1.2 Billion BMO Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

BMO Financial Group, a unit of the Bank of Montreal, has retained Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Sullivan & Cromwell to advise on its $1.2 billion acquisition of F&C Asset Management, one of the top asset managers in Europe and the U.K. Norton Rose Fulbright, which combined with Fulbright & Jaworski last summer and recently hired BMO's former chief compliance officer, is advising F&C on the deal.

Recent Contract Law Decisions From the Second Department

Glen Banks : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

In his Contract Law column, Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski) partner Glen Banks reviews decisions that addressed what is necessary to prosecute a claim as a third-party beneficiary of a contract, when unsigned documents could be given binding effect and other topics.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

City Settles Lawsuits in RNC Arrests for $18 Million

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Activists and civil rights attorneys hailed the settlement, which includes $7.6 million for plaintiffs lawyers' fees, as a vindication of their claim that police had no right to arrest some 1,800 protestors, bystanders, legal observers and journalists without individualized probable cause.

Egyptian Unrest Causes British Firm to Flee Cairo

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Four months after The Am Law Daily checked in on Am Law 100 and other leading foreign firms with offices in tumultuous Cairo, London-based Trowers & Hamlins has decided that Egypt's ongoing civil unrest is too much to bear.

Big Firm Tie-Ups Abroad Keep 2013 Merger Mania Alive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

The U.S. set a record for law firm mergers in 2013, even if a few late year unions failed to materialize. Now large firms in the U.K., Canada and South Africa firm are getting into the act, with four notable combinations announced this week.

Temporary Change at the Top of Fulbright & Jaworski

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 12, 2013

Norton Rose Fulbright announced Dec. 12 that Kenneth Stewart, managing partner of Fulbright & Jaworski, the U.S. member firm of Norton Rose Fulbright, will take a temporary leave of absence as managing partner for up to six months, effective immediately.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

A Great Statesman, Mandela Also Inspired Fellow Lawyers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela's death Thursday prompted an outpouring of tributes around the world. But before he became one of the 20th century's most influential world leaders, Mandela founded South Africa's first black law firm in one of his first steps on the path to social justice. Many of South Africa's largest firms—and most prominent lawyers—are remembering his important legacy.

Is the Natural Gas Industry in Pa. Creating More Legal Work?

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2013

While there is currently debate over whether the rise of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania has created as many jobs as some had originally projected, there is little disagreement among attorneys and legal recruiters that there is, at the moment, plenty of legal work flowing from the drilling industry and, as a consequence, steady demand for oil and gas lawyers.

Expert Testimony Unreliable if Opinion Isn't Peer-Reviewed

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 04, 2013

The Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed a Superior Court decision barring an expert's testimony, ruling that the testimony was unreliable under the U.S. Supreme Court's standard because her opinion was not peer-reviewed.

Examining Efforts Clause and 'Trumping' Language

Glen Banks : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2013

In his Contract Law column, Glen Banks, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski), analyzes 'Netologic v. Goldman Sachs Group,' in which the First Department considered the pleading of a claim premised upon the alleged breach of an efforts clause in a contract, and 'Warberg Opportunistic Trading Fund v. GeoResources,' where the court considered the effect that should be given to the language of a "trumping" clause.

Let Your Voice Be Heard on FRCP Amendments

David Kessler and Alex Altman : Law Technology News : January 21, 2013

Let Your Voice Be Heard re proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The defense bar has been relatively quiet about amendments that could shake up e-discovery.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses three partners to Greenberg Traurig and gains one in Dallas; Jackson Lewis hires a new managing partner for its San Francisco office; and a longtime Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner joins Wiley Rein in Washington, D.C. .

Nerf Gun Inventor Wins $73 million Arbitrated Award

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 18, 2013

A former NASA engineer who invented the wildly popular Nerf dart guns has been awarded $72.8 million in a royalty fight with toy company Hasbro.

McKenna and Dentons Mum on Mega-Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2013

The deadline for the partnerships of Atlanta's McKenna Long & Aldridge and global megafirm Dentons to vote on a combination has come and gone, but the firms have not yet announced whether there will be a deal.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

Get Smart, Stand Out and Position Yourself for Law Firm Success

Joy Martini : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Joy Martini, the founding partner of Martini Consulting, writes: Even if a law student secures a dream spot at a law firm, the truth is it doesn't get easier down the road. It's not just the high pressure and long hours. Today, firms expect more than just great work product. Firms want business generators to materialize out of the young lawyer ether. There are some basic ways to get smart, stand out and add value to your law firm home.

Bankruptcy Filings Fall in FY 2013, Continuing Post-Recession Decline

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Bankruptcy cases in the just-ended 2013 fiscal year fell significantly from their 2010 recession peak, according to a report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

Orrick, Pillsbury Confirm Merger Talks

Sara Randazzo and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2013

Orrick, Pillsbury Confirm Merger Talks

Sara Randazzo and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2013

Am Law 100 firms Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are in merger talks that, if successful, would create one of the world's 20 largest firms in terms of attorney head count.

Morgan Lewis Hires Norton Rose's Head Of Pittsburgh Office

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2013

Just over two years after joining Norton Rose Fulbright to help open its Pittsburgh-area office, energy and environmental compliance attorney Kenneth Komoroski has left the firm to join Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Pittsburgh along with a team of associates.