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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Hunton & Williams has 707 attorneys and is the 53rd 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 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

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.

Declassification of 9/11 Documents Expected Soon With Help From Hunton & Williams

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 04, 2016

Hunton & Williams lawyers say they set in motion an inquiry over 28 classified pages of documents from a report about 9/11.

Dentons Cyber Group Chair Jumps to Cooley

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2016

Cooley is poised to hire Andy Roth, head of the global privacy and cybersecurity group at Dentons, as a partner for its privacy and data protection practice in New York.

Habachy Tops Online Atlanta Fundraisers as Food Frenzy Nets $128K

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : May 02, 2016

Defending champion Joe Habachy's last-day push in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy put him at the head of other Atlanta teams as online fundraising officially closed at midnight on April 29.

Chadbourne Pays $35M in Stanford Ponzi Suit; Proskauer Faces New Class Action

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

After striking a deal with Chadbourne & Parke, investors are hoping for another chance to pursue claims that Proskauer Rose helped R. Allen Stanford conceal his Ponzi scheme from regulators.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Needs 11K in 10 Hours To Hit Regional Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

With just over 9 hours to go in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, Atlanta-area law firms and legal organizations were just over $6,000 away from hitting their regional fundraising goal of $125,000.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Closes In On Goal As Business Day Ends

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

Law firms and legal organizations participating in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy were only $2,000 away from helping organizers reach their Atlanta regional goal.

Atlanta Legal Aid Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society kicked off its annual campaign with its customary spring breakfast for fundraising captains on Wednesday.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

With Two Days Left, $50K Needed to Hit Food Frenzy Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 27, 2016

Atlanta participants in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy have just two days left to raise $51,471 for regional food banks to hit the $125,000 goal set by Frenzy organizers for the area.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Atlanta Firms Clear 50% Fundraising Bar for Food Frenzy

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 26, 2016

With only three days left in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, Atlanta-area law firms and legal organizations participating in the friendly competition have reached 50 percent of their $125,000 regional fundraising goal.

Jones Day, K&L Gates Bulk Up Cybersecurity Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms brought on new partners in the cybersecurity and data privacy space by making hires from Blank Rome and Hunton & Williams.

Georgia Tech Legal Affairs Maintains Food Frenzy Lead

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 25, 2016

The Office of Legal Affairs at Georgia Tech kept its dominant lead over other Atlanta law firms and legal organizations in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy as the fundraising competition entered its second week.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Veteran Attorney, E-Discovery Expert Joins Advanced Discovery

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 22, 2016

Drake Lightle's experience includes nearly a decade of e-discovery projects and litigation and arbitration.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Tops Last Year's Halfway Mark

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 22, 2016

Law firms and legal organizations across Atlanta have surpassed last year's fundraising halfway through the two-week Georgia Legal Food Frenzy competition, raising $41,465 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the first week. Last year, participants raised just short of $40,000.

NextLaw Labs Adds European Legal Tech Minds to Advisory Board

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : April 22, 2016

Keith Austin and Gastón Bilder currently work for Deutsche Post DHL and Total, respectively.

Hunton & Williams Launches 3D Printing Team

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

The team will focus on a host of intellectual property and liability issues surrounding the nascent, but growing 3D printer market

Morning Wrap: Dickstein Shapiro State Attorneys General Lawyer Didn't Breach Ethics Rules | John McKay Returns to Private Practice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 21, 2016

An ethics commission finds a resolution in its investigation of the Dickstein Shapiro-turned-Cozen O'Connor state attorneys general practice, and big-name turnover materializes at K&L Gates, Davis Wright Tremaine, the Sacramento U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia bench. This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Atlanta Food Frenzy Raises 18% of Its $125K Goal

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 20, 2016

After nearly three days of competition, legal organizations participating in the fifth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy in the Atlanta metro area have raised 18 percent of their regional collection goal of $125,000 for food banks.

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.