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Gordon & Rees LLP

  • Designation: San Diego
  • Head Count: 478
  • Gross Revenues: $225,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $470,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $720,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

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 200 131 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 89 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Midwest Move: Parker Ibrahim Opens New Office in Chicago

Jennifer Genova and Mark Hamblett : New Jersey Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Parker Ibrahim & Berg is headed to the windy city, announcing last week that it has opened a new office in Chicago, effective July 1.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Amid Shrinking Nameplates, Gordon & Rees Expands

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

In an era when many large firms have shortened their monikers, Gordon & Rees added two new name partners to its shingle earlier this year to become Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani. Miles Scully, one of those partners, talks with The Am Law Daily about that decision, litigation with Alex Rodriguez and his firm's expansion efforts as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Lawyers for A-Rod Sue Over Unpaid Legal Fees

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

Suspended New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez is being sued for attorney fees by one of the firms in the legal "dream team" he hired to fight accusations that he used performance enhancing drugs.

What It Takes To Establish Divisible Harm Under CERCLA

Lee Henig-Elona : New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The analysis embraced by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burlington Northern has not resulted in many findings of divisible harm under CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act).

On The Move: Cooper Levinson Promotes Three to Partner

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Cooper Levenson in Alantic City elevates associates Amy Houck, Amy Rudley and Michael Gibson to partners.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 14, 2014

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

Union Members Can Sue Over Legal Contract For Leader's Paramour

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A Newark federal judge has given union members a green light to pursue a claim against their union president for her award of $1.4 million in no-bid legal work to her live-in boyfriend.

East Bay Lawyers Win Fees From Client With 'Buyer's Remorse'

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

The company's CEO claimed he never approved a $650,000 settlement with AT&T, but an arbitrator disagreed.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.

Pro Bono Partnership Hosts 'Smorgasbono'

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Volunteer attorneys from law firms and corporations participated in the Pro Bono Partnership's third "Smorgasbono" program, advising nonprofit clients on a variety of legal subjects.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2014

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyer Worries About Family Near Crimea Border

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 09, 2014

Lilia Hrekul knows first-hand what it looks like when Kalisnikov-wielding troops come marching through town. The 2011 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law was a child when she saw troops patrolling her hometown in the then-Soviet republic of Moldova, 60 miles from the Ukraine border

Union Leader's Romance With Lawyer Flouted Fiduciary Duty, Member Says

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

A New Jersey labor lawyer's alleged romantic involvement with the president of a union his firm represents is adding fuel to a lawsuit charging the president breached her fiduciary obligation to the union.

Defamation Suit by Cyberintelligence Company Survives

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 22, 2014

A cyberintelligence company that happened upon patient data mistakenly made accessible on the Internet by a cancer detection facility can sue the facility for defamation after it alleged in a video and book that the intelligence company worked with the government to surveil private businesses, a federal judge has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

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.