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on Gordon & Rees LLP

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Gordon & Rees LLP

  • Designation: San Francisco
  • Head Count: 403
  • Gross Revenues: $185,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $460,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $695,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 14

Gordon & Rees is a San Francisco, California-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Gordon & Rees has 372 attorneys and is the 120th largest firm in the United States. 2003 was the first year that the firm ranked on the NLJ 250. According to The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue, Gordon & Rees ranked 155th, with $162,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. 2005 was the first year that the firm ranked on the AmLaw 200. The firm's office locations include San Diego and Los Angeles. Practice areas include labor and employment, environmental/toxic tort, insurance, intellectual property, professional liability defense, and tort and product liability.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 141 14 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 111 9 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 174 15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 25 35 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

To Cut Costs, Gordon & Rees Sends Some Functions Across the Bay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

A Q&A with Executive Director Mark Stephens on the firm's decision to relocate 130 employees to Oakland.

Cozen O'Connor Revenue Dips 1.3 Percent, PPP Rises 1.4 Percent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

Cozen O'Connor saw a 1.3 percent decline in gross revenue in 2013 as its headcount dropped nearly 3 percent in a year that saw a number of attorneys leave the firm in places such as Chicago and Philadelphia.

People in the News - March 14, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 14, 2014

Fox Rothschild is set to present a panel discussion on the current state of Title IX enforcement actions from 8 to 10 a.m. March 21 at the Marriott in Conshohocken, Pa.

ON THE MOVE: Peck Shaffer's Atlanta Office Relocates to Butler Snow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.

E-Filing Comes to the First District

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

A Q&A with Don Willenburg of Gordon & Rees.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Top Lateral Hires of 2013

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

The team approach to lateral moves continued in 2013, as many firms grabbed up groups of laterals or an entire boutique to bolster a practice area or open an office in a new market.

Top Laterals 2013 - The Gordon & Rees Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

When San Francisco-based Gordon & Rees was looking to expand into Pennsylvania, it was initially eyeing Philadelphia, but it first made an unexpected pit stop in Pittsburgh in 2012 with the hiring of a group of attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 24, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 24

: Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Jeffrey O. Anderson has been named general counsel for the not-for-profit Kids Matter International, headquartered in Southlake. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Law Firm Blog at Center of Libel Claims

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 24, 2014

A libel lawsuit being prosecuted by a Connecticut law firm against a California-based legal practice is showing some of the perils of using legal blogs.

Lewis Brisbois Opens in Pa. With 14-Lawyer Nelson Levine Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2014

Los Angeles-based Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has opened a Berwyn, Pa., office with the addition of 14 lawyers from insurance law boutique Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, Lewis Brisbois announced late Wednesday.

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

Mars Subsidiary Sued Over Claims About Dog Food's Bacterial Benefits

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Pet owners are suing Nutro, a subsidiary of Mars Inc., for allegedly inducing them to buy its dog food products with false statements about their promotion of growth of beneficial bacteria.

Week of Feb. 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

Catherine H. Goodman and Cynthia L. Hill have become equity partners in Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller in Fort Worth. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 04, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Santeria Religious Sacrifice Held Constitutionally Protected Activity

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2014

A priest of Santeria—an Afro-Caribbean religion that requires animal sacrifice—can claim his arrest on animal cruelty charges violates the federal constitution, federal judge has ruled in a case of first impression in the Third Circuit.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

First District Gives Plaintiffs Lawyers Second Bite at Fee Request

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 23, 2013

Smith Gambrell Hires Ex-AirTran GC to Launch Consultancy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2013

Former AirTran general counsel Steven Rossum has joined Smith, Gambrell & Russell to launch an aviation consulting practice for the firm.

Keeping Clients: Houston Partner's Focus on Personalized Service Retains Long-Term Business

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2013

Norris Hayes, who owns a manufacturing business in Sugar Land, prefers small law firms because he appreciates "special care." So, when his longtime lawyer, Joseph DiCecco, moved from DiCecco Fant & Berman to Gordon & Rees in 2005, Hayes was concerned. He ultimately stuck with DiCecco.

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.

Lawyer's Dallas Cowboys Mega-Collection Draws Film Crew From NBC Sports

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2013

An attorney who's a hard-core Dallas Cowboys fan might own, say, a few jerseys and a player-autographed ball, plus season tickets. But then there's Bob Bragalone, who's in a class by himself.

Dolphins' Martin Faces Limited Legal Options If He Presses Bullying Claims

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 08, 2013

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is at the center of what arguably is the most famous workplace bullying incident of all time.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 28, 2013

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.