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Hunton & Williams LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 726
  • Gross Revenues: $545,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $750,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $865,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Hunton & Williams is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Hunton & Williams has 726 attorneys and is the 50th largest firm in the United States.  With $545,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 58th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Hunton & Williams ranked as the 69th 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 58 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 58 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 50 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 37 -7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 113 -17 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Kilpatrick Leads Food Frenzy Online, But Habachy Could Defend Cup

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 24, 2015

As the first week of the Georgia legal community's campaign to help the state's food banks drew to a close on Friday, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton had raised the most money online.

Food Frenzy Is One-Third of the Way to Online Goal; Daily Report Cracks Top 10

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

By late afternoon on Thursday, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy was about a third of the way toward its online fundraising goal, with the legal community having raised more than $33,000 for the state's food banks.

Kilpatrick Townsend Overtakes Hanna in Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 22, 2015

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has let it be known it will be a force to be reckoned with in this year's competition to benefit the state's food banks, pulling ahead of the Marietta consumer debt collection firm of Frederick Hanna in the online fundraising race.

Savanna Invests in Outside Counsel as New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 22, 2015

Valerie Kitay is leaving Hunton & Williams to lead the Savanna law department.

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

Fred Hanna's Firm Leads Food Frenzy Online Race

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

By late afternoon on the second day of a competition to benefit the state's food banks, Georgia's lawyers had raised nearly $20,000 online.

Legal Aid's Annual Campaign Features GC Auction in May

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

The annual campaign raises money from Atlanta lawyers for Atlanta Legal Aid's operating fund.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

No DOJ Rules for ADA-Compliant Websites? Do It Anyway

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 07, 2015

Right now is the perfect time to make websites and mobile applications accessible, regardless of when the U.S. Department of Justice actually mandates it.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

GC of Birla Carbon in Marietta Works With Global Reach and Responsibilities

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

Joe Gaynor joined Columbian Chemicals Co. in 2010. It was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group in 2011 and now operates as Birla Carbon.

Two Rejoin McKenna Long

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

Two former partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge, Jim Thomas II and Phil Bradley, returned to the firm as senior counsel in March.

First in Their Families

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Cornelius Range began First Generation Profession­als, a support group for first-generation students like himself, at Columbia Law School. A growing number of law schools offer programs designed to help students whose parents lack college degrees.

Georgia-Pacific, Int'l Paper Can't Crush Box-Buyers' Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 26, 2015

Five years into litigation over an alleged price-fixing scheme by the biggest players in the paper and packaging industry, plaintiffs lawyers gained ground on Thursday when a Chicago federal judge allowed the case to move forward as a class action.

Justices Debate Costs and Benefits of EPA Pollution Rules

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 25, 2015

The Obama administration's ambitious effort to reduce power plant pollution underwent tough scrutiny Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court debated whether the Environment Protection Agency should have given more consideration to the costs involved in writing its regulations.

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

An affiliate of Quinlan Development Group, in a joint venture with Building & Land Technology, recently closed on the acquisition of 41 Flatbush Ave. for $89.4 million. Also, ClearSlide Inc. has signed a four-year lease with Tishman Speyer Properties at 183 Madison Ave. for nearly 10,000 square feet.

Law Firm Retirement: 'Not the Gravy Train It Once Was'

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

As law firm economics have changed over the years, so have the expectations of senior partners readying for retirement and management of firms they often helped build.

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Funding of New Falcons Stadium

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court won't stand in the way of construction of a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.

Unusual Alliances Back Ex-Va. Governor in Corruption Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 10, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's appeal has spurred some unusual alliances. John Ashcroft, attorney general under President George W. Bush, and Gregory Craig, who spent several years as counsel to President Barack Obama, found common ground in arguing that McDonnell was wrongfully convicted.

New Partners 2015

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

As the SEC Brings More Administrative Proceedings, Criticism Grows

David Bario : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

The SEC's administrative courts are seeing more cases of a size and complexity they weren't designed to handle. Are defendants getting a fair shake?

ExxonMobil Protests Penalty in Pipeline Spill Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : February 26, 2015

ExxonMobil Corp. appealed a $1,045,000 penalty imposed by the federal pipeline safety agency against the oil company in relation to a 2011 pipeline failure that caused a 63,000 gallon-oil spill into the Yellowstone River in Montana.

Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps to Chilivis Cochran to Defend Doctors in Whistleblower Claims

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 17, 2015

Scott Grubman, a former federal prosecutor focused on health care fraud investigations, joined Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever on Monday as a partner from Rogers & Hardin.

R. Allen Stanford Civil Litigation Hits the Stage

John Council : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

Edward Valdespino, a partner in the San Antonio office of Strasburger & Price who represents the putative class of investors, said recent rulings against Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams—combined with the start of the first "clawback" trial—means the long-pending Stanford civil cases are finally hitting the litigation stage.

Bar President Congratulates Emory Dean, Entertainment Lawyer

: Daily Report : February 12, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to attorney Rita A. Sheffey of Hunton & Williams in Atlanta on her recent appointment as assistant dean for public service at the Emory University Law School.

Ex-Troutman Partners Open Atlanta Outpost for LeClairRyan

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 11, 2015

Two former Troutman Sanders partners, John Hutchins and Chris Wiech, are launching an Atlanta office for LeClairRyan, a 380-lawyer firm founded in Richmond, Va.