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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 351
  • Gross Revenues: $396,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,130,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

Hughes Hubbard & Reed is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Hughes Hubbard & Reed has 351 attorneys and is the 123rd largest firm in the United States.  With $396,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 72nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Hughes Hubbard & Reed ranked as the 92nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, MO, NJ, NY and WI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 72 8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 72 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 123 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 9 -6 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 4 -3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 12 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 10 1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 10 21 Summer programs

In the News

A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

Has the settlement dam finally broken in the so-called progeny Florida tobacco litigation? Or will the big cigarette makers continue trying to plug the dike?

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy's Partner Profits Take Another Dip

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

The Kansas City, Missouri-based firm posted a 3 percent decline in PPP in 2014 while gross revenue grew 2.4 percent. Revenue per lawyer declined 1.4 percent and the firm added 18 attorneys to its head count. Shook Hardy's financial results come amid an announcement Tuesday that it would absorb Chicago-based complex commercial litigation boutique Grippo & Elden.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired Richard Tarlowe, former head of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit of the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, as counsel in its litigation department, among other moves and promotions.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

NY Bar Groups Show Support for Lynch as Attorney General

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Three major New York bar groups Monday weighed in with the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee to support Loretta Lynch's nomination by President Barack Obama as the next U.S. attorney general, all stressing her professional credentials and her personal integrity.


: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.

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.

Severed Dewey Trial Planned for 2016

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Now that the fraud trial against three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives has been pushed back to April 27, a separate trial against indicted junior manager Zachary Warren likely won't start until 2016.

Judge Resets Dewey Trial Date to Late April

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz has bumped back the fraud trial against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top leaders to April 27, after former Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders replaced his defense counsel.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

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.

Lehman Trustee Takes Barclays Fight to Supreme Court

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Monday's petition—should the Supreme Court grant it—raises the prospect of a high court showdown between former U.S. solicitor general Paul Clement and David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner over Barclays' firesale acquisition of Lehman Brothers' brokerage business.

Merck Buys Cubist for $9.5B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : December 15, 2014

Drugmaker Merck & Co., in Whitehouse Station, N.J., on Dec. 8 announced it has paid about $9.5 billion in cash and stock to acquire biopharmaceutical company Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Lexington, Mass.

Dealmaker of the Week: Olivia Tyrrell of Baker & McKenzie

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

Olivia Tyrrell, a 38-year-old corporate partner with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, led a deal team from the firm composed almost entirely of women in advising pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. on its $9.5 billion buy of Cubist Pharmaceuticals.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : December 10, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, North America's largest transit network, has signed a 20-year lease with SL Green Realty Corp. for an expansion of the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. at 420 Lexington Ave. Also, boutique financial firms Brightwood Capital Advisors LLC and DH Capital LLC will be moving their headquarters to 810 Seventh Ave.

Bermuda Insurer Could Crimp Dewey Defense Costs

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 09, 2014

The ex-leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf facing criminal trial have momentarily turned their attention away from prosecutors in New York and are attacking an insurance carrier who threatened to pull the plug on their legal fees.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

The Internet of Things and E-Discovery

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 21, 2014

The IoT is growing rapidly and will impact nearly every facet of society in the coming years, including e-discovery.

Attorneys Debate Timing of Dewey Manager's Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 20, 2014

The indicted ex-leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf said the trial of junior manager Zachary Warren should be held first because he is a "crucial exculpatory witness" for their own trial.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Judge Grants Former Dewey Client Manager Separate Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Zachary Warren, a junior manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf who was charged alongside the firm's top leaders for their alleged roles in cooking the firm's books, will get his own criminal trial, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled, also upholding the vast majority of criminal counts facing the four defendants.

Argentina Strikes Out in Bid to Undo $185M BG Group Award

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 03, 2014

Capping a decade-long legal battle with British energy company BG Group plc, the Republic of Argentina ran out of options at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in the country's bid to overturn a $185 million arbitration award.

Jury: Smoker Wasn't Member of Engle Class

: VerdictSearch : October 29, 2014

Circuit Vacates Attorney's Sanction

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 22, 2014

An attorney accused by a judge of ignoring his instructions not to mention punitive damages and of acting strangely during closing argument in the products liability litigation over the bone-density drug Fosamax has had sanctions against him lifted by a federal appeals court.

Fried Frank Picks Up Tax Duo in New York, London

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

A month after losing its former leader and two other capital markets partners to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wall Street mainstay Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is bringing on two tax partners from King & Spalding and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Hughes Lecture

: New York Law Journal : October 09, 2014

The New York County Lawyers' Association held its 51st Charles Evans Hughes memorial lecture on Monday. Eastern District U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch gave the 2014 address.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.