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Hunton & Williams LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 696
  • Gross Revenues: $528,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $760,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $950,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Hunton & Williams is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Hunton & Williams has 696 attorneys and is the 56th largest firm in the United States.  With $528,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 62nd on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Hunton & Williams ranked as the 70th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, NC, NY, TN, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 62 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 62 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 53 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 35 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 108 5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Cognicion Launches for Cost Certainty, Containment and E-Discovery

Juliana Kenny : Legaltech News : July 08, 2016

The company, aimed at the midtier legal market, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunton & Williams.

Privacy Shield Approved by EU Member States, Set to Land Next Week

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : July 08, 2016

The agreement's approval comes after final negotiations concluded on the eve of the Brexit vote.

China's Proposed Data Localization Cybersecurity Law Catches Eye of U.S. Tech Companies

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : July 01, 2016

The law could require 'operators of key information infrastructure' to maintain personal information collected and produced within China

Haynes and Boone Tie-Up Breaks Trans-Atlantic Merger Drought

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

New data on law firm mergers this year shows fewer international deals and a slowdown in major combinations.

Special Master in Takata Case Recommends Broader Document Release

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : June 27, 2016

Honda and BMW should turn over documents related to Takata air bag problems other than explosions, a special master recommended in a small victory for the Takata litigation plaintiffs.

Joel Feldman, 35

: Daily Report : June 23, 2016

Serving as a peer lawyer in one of the first teen courts in the nation, Joel Feldman gained early exposure to his destined career.

W. Ray Persons

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

W. Ray Persons, a senior litigation partner at King & Spalding, says he developed the persuasive powers integral to his career by selling encyclopedias door to door while working his way through college.

Jason M. Beach, 38

: Daily Report : June 23, 2016

Beach, who grew up in Collierville, Tenn., was encouraged by a speech and debate coach to seek a career where he could use his storytelling gifts.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

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

Dentons, Referral Industry Square Off Ahead of New Network Launch

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2016

A month after Dentons suggested law firms and their clients should abandon “pay-to-play” networks for international legal referrals and announced its own new network, the referral industry is fighting back.

Cyber Issues Forge New Expectations Among Executives, General Counsel and Law Firms

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : June 10, 2016

Bloomberg BNA's Big Law Business Summit brought together a panel of experts to discuss the nature of cybersecurity in the modern enterprise environment.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

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

State Nat'l Ins. Co. v. Cnty. of Camden

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 01, 2016

Since Stipulation of Dismissal Was Final Judgment, Appeal Was Untimely

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Dodson Joins Southern Center as Policy Director to Focus on Criminal Justice Reforms; plus other "On the Move" news.

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 31, 2016

Marissa McCall Dodson has left the national American Civil Liberties Union, which she'd joined in November, for the Southern Center for Human Rights, where she is the new public policy director.

What Is a Company to Do to Avoid Slack-Fill Litigation?

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 31, 2016

Advertising and marketing attorneys say there are ways to minimize the risk.

IN BRIEF: Cosby to Stand Trial

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby have been held over for trial, a Pennsylvania magisterial district judge ruled May 24. Plus more in this week's column.

Winner in Three-Way Cobb Judicial Race Tells How it Happened

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 27, 2016

Kimberly Childs describes how she feels after winning a three-way campaign for the opening created by the pending retirement of Judge Adele Grubbs from Cobb Superior Court.

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

London Law Firm Merging With Miami's Thornton Davis

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : May 26, 2016

The 1,800-lawyer Clyde & Co. plans to open its sixth U.S. office in Miami, merging with insurance defense firm Thornton Davis & Fein.

UK Legal Recruiter Sets Sights on US Shores

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

London-based RedLaw launched a New York office this week, becoming perhaps only the second large U.K. legal recruitment firm to make the jump to the cutthroat U.S. lateral market.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Split 3rd Circuit Denies Insurer's Bid to Reinstate Legal Mal Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 24, 2016

A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected an insurance carrier's attempt to reinstate legal malpractice claims against an assistant county counsel over a $31 million verdict in an auto accident case she tried.

Engagement Letters Should Be Off Limits in Air Bag MDL Discovery

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 24, 2016

Automaker defendants in the Takata air bag case did not sway a special master with their effort to obtain engagement letters for plaintiffs class representatives.

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

These In-House Lawyers Do More With Less

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 11, 2016

Legal departments are being asked to do more with less. But how? For guidance, look no further than the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual list of “Value Champions,” which was announced on Wednesday.

Second Tranche of Offshore Docs Reveals More Big Firms

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

A nonprofit published a database of offshore entities culled from leaked documents at Panama's Mossack Fonseca. But while the names of dozens of law firms emerged in the disclosures, internal emails and other source materials remained out of public view.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 05, 2016

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.