Hunton & Williams LLP
- Designation: Richmond, Va.
- Head Count: 739
- Gross Revenues: $557,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $755,000
- Profits Per Partner: $825,000
- Year Over Year Change: -8
Hunton & Williams is a Richmond, Virginia-based law firm. According to The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, with 855 attorneys in offices worldwide, it is the 32nd largest law firm in the United States. With $600,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm is 43rd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms. Hunton & Williams has been in the top 50 of The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 revenue rankings since 1986. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, Hunton & Williams ranked as the 50th highest grossing law firm in the world. Hunton & Williams's practice areas are organized into four groups: litigation, business practices, regulatory/government relations, and international. In addition to several U.S. locations, the firm has offices in Bangkok, Brussels, Beijing, London, and Singapore.
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Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014
Banco Popular North America's in-house legal department knows how to do more with less. With only three attorneys, two paralegals and one administrative assistant, the department maintains close relationships with about a dozen outside law firms while keeping legal matters in-house as much as possible to control costs.
Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014
Albertsons LLC has tapped a team of Dechert partners led by Paul Denis and James Fishkin—as well as Baker Botts partner Christopher MacAvoy and Schulte Roth & Zabel's Michael Swartz—to win antitrust approval of its $9 billion acquisition of rival grocer Safeway Inc.
Marcia Coyle : supreme_court_brief : January 05, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court, increasingly drawn into disputes over international child abductions, ruled on Wednesday that a treaty's one-year period to demand return of a child cannot be extended because the abducting parent concealed the child's location.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014
Surasak Vajasit, Melisa Uremovic and Pakpoom Suntornvipat will all join Singapore-based Rajah & Tann as partners, taking 11 lawyers with them.
Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014
U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014
The FTC proposes settlement over violations of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014
Many big firm lawyers dream of having their own shop but are leery of taking the leap.
Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014
Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.
Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014
Douglas W. Kenyon and Stephen P. Demm : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014
Looking at and ways to assess risk given the current state of the fair use defense.
Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 06, 2014
Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay began the LegalTech Keynote discussion "Privacy and Security" with a deceptively simple question for panelists: "Is privacy dead?"
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.
: Daily Report : January 29, 2014
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate our current State Bar secretary, Rita A. Sheffey of Hunton & Williams LLP in Atlanta, on receiving the inaugural Peter Perlman Service Award, presented by the Litigation Counsel of America.
Lon A. Berk and Robert J. Morrow : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014
As e-commerce and use of the Internet for commercial transactions has grown, so too has the sale of so-called "cyberinsurance." This insurance product began to develop in the 1990s as companies increasingly recognized that failure to engage in commercial Internet transactions put them at an enormous competitive disadvantage, both with respect to the ability to service consumers and clients and in the ability to collect data regarding consumer interests and needs.
: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014
Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 27, 2014
Before heading off for a long winter recess, the Supreme Court on Monday issued a major decision that could affect prosecutions when a crime victim dies of multiple causes.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014
Independent Commission on Internet Governance launched in Switzerland.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2014
Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Michael Clark will retire from the bench, effective Feb. 28, to join Suwanee trial lawyers Oxendine & Sauls, at which point the firm will become Clark, Oxendine & Sauls.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 15, 2014
Did you miss the State Bar of Georgia's midyear meeting in Atlanta this past weekend. No worries. Here's a smattering of important and interesting items for you to catch up on:
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014
A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 14, 2014
For the second time in three months, the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors delayed a vote on a professional rules change that would require lawyers to establish client trust funds exclusively with banks that offer competitive interest rates.
: Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2014
Nandita Berry, former senior counsel at Locke Lord in Houston, has been appointed Texas secretary of state by Gov. Rick Perry. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014
Lawyers and members of Congress wonder whether the Federal Trade Commission plays fair in administrative law suits.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 10, 2014
The State Bar of Georgia's indigent legal services task force will take another stab Saturday at seeking approval from the Board of Governors for a professional rules change that would require lawyers to establish client trust accounts at banks that agree to offer competitive interest rates.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014
For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission has come out on top in every administrative lawsuit involving allegations of unfair methods of competition—a winning streak now being challenged by lawyers and members of Congress, who question whether the forum is fair.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014
For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission has come out on top in every administrative lawsuit involving allegations of unfair methods of competition — a winning streak now being challenged by lawyers and members of Congress, who question whether the forum is fair.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014
With college bowl season upon us, The Am Law Daily decided to review the tax filings made by the nonprofits that stage the big-ticket events to determine which law firms have a hand in the festivities.
Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014
A federal appeals court has reinstated an antitrust complaint against a milk processor, ruling that the trial judge used the wrong standard for excluding an expert witness.
: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013
Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2013
The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed rulings against a lawyer with Fort Lauderdale-based Ellis Diversified Inc., sparing him from a new trial and a $10 malpractice award.
Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday waded into the emotionally weighted arena of international child abductions in a battle between Columbian parents of a little girl now living in the United States.
: New York Law Journal : January 09, 2013
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Defining the Scope of Cyber-Insurance Protection," "How Inter Partes Review Differs From District Court Patent Litigation," "Utilizing Computer-Generated Evidence in Medical Malpractice Cases" and "'Allied' May Expand Circumstances for Reopening a Bankruptcy Auction."
Lon A. Berk and Robert J. Morrow : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2013
Lon A. Berk and Robert J. Morrow of Hunton & Williams write that as more and more companies are subjected to and become aware of the risk of being a part of interconnected electronic networks, more and more insurers are offering to cover that risk in exchange for a premium. Unfortunately, many of these insurers, whether intentionally or not, appear to be structuring their products in a manner that does not reflect the nature of e-commerce and its risks.
Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013
Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.
Ted Gavin and Michael P. Richman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013
How to orchestrate a successful out-of-court restructuring.
Ted Gavin and Michael P. Richman : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2013
There is a moment in every transition from corporate health to corporate distress when failure can be averted. Act early and the company has options, act late and the company may not be able to avoid the sometimes crushing burden of bankruptcy.
Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2013
The Supreme Court returns from Thanksgiving on Monday, Dec. 2 with a full plate of oral arguments that will bring the usual D.C. veteran advocates, as well as several New York City newcomers, to the lectern.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg's protection authority won't be investigating involvement between the Redmond giant and PRISM.
: The Recorder : January 25, 2013
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Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 22, 2013
The inaugural information governance track at the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute examined ways to create a strong IG practice in the era of Big Data.
Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013
Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses three partners to Greenberg Traurig and gains one in Dallas; Jackson Lewis hires a new managing partner for its San Francisco office; and a longtime Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner joins Wiley Rein in Washington, D.C. .
: Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2013
Tim Sorrells, former general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, has joined The Tuggey Group as a partner in the Austin government affairs practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013
Leading regulatory law attorneys and current and former members of Congress say congressional deadlock could shift authority to other actors on regulations.
John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2013
For many labor and employment attorneys, noncompete agreements are the hot issue of the day and becoming a bigger part of their practices.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013
Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2013
Chinawat Assavapokee, previously a partner with Baker & McKenzie, advises on tax issues relating to foreign direct investment and other cross-border transactions.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 30, 2013
It's been a tenants' market for Class A office space since the recession but the market is starting to tighten up, according to a report on national law firm office space from real estate brokerage Jones Lang LaSalle.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 28, 2013
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday that a former U.S. solicitor general and a team of Washington attorneys will defend the state from a water rights lawsuit brought by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 24, 2013
According to the consumer agency, Borders & Borders and name partners Harry Borders, John Borders Jr., and J. David Borders ran a "network of shell companies" to pay kickbacks for referrals of mortgage settlement business. The firm strongly disputes the charges.
Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 16, 2013
A newly created State Bar of Georgia task force is considering how to better fund indigent representation in civil cases, and one of the ideas it's mulling over is an increase in bar fees.
Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2013
In the latest edition of its annual analysis of law firm real estate trends, real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle finds landlords routinely getting the upper hand in lease negotiations for the first time in seven years. At the same time, firms have been able to maintain an advantage in some major markets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013
Cooley has announced a merger with Dow Lohnes, a former Am Law 200 firm known for its telecommunications regulatory expertise that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Dow Lohnes's main office in Washington, D.C., will be folded into Cooley, while the former's 15-lawyer Atlanta office, which has been hit hard by the loss of key client Cox Enterprises, will not be part of the merger. The combined 750-lawyer firm will go live under the Cooley name on January 1, 2014.
Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2013
When scores of debt-collection lawyers descend on Washington this week for a trade association meeting, they'll find one agency open that many may wish was closed: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 14, 2013
As the Georgia Supreme Court wrestles with when to apply a heightened negligence standard for medical malpractice cases against emergency room personnel, a panel of the state Court of Appeals has approved a trial judge's decision to let a jury figure it out.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013
caught up this week with CBRE's Robert Flippin—who advised Mayer Brown on its signing this week of a lease for 187,000 square feet of space that will serve as the firm's new New York base—about the broader law firm real estate market. Hughes Hubbard & Reed, meanwhile, was one of dozens of other Am Law 200 firms to address its office needs recently, signing a 20-year lease to stay in its downtown Manhattan headquarters.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013
A half-dozen Am Law 100 firms led by Vinson & Elkins scored roles on a trio of energy deals announced Thursday: natural gas pipeline operator Regency Energy Partners's $5.6 billion buy of rival PVR Partners; Buckeye Partners's $850 million acquisition of Hess's oil and gas terminals business; and Crestwood Midstream Partners's $750 million purchase of Arrow Midstream Holdings.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013
Reed Smith announced Wednesday that it has hired a three-partner tax team from Dentons led by David Hryck, who has handled charitable work for celebrities such as musician Wyclef Jean and model Petra Nemcova, while Crowell & Moring picked up a pair of government contracts partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge. The lateral moves come as Dentons and McKenna Long continue to pursue a potential combination.
: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2013
Judge Susan Edlein : Daily Report : January 03, 2013
The Atlanta Bar Association's sixth annual Celebrating Service luncheon once again will spotlight Georgia's unsung legal heroes who lead by example in their commitment to serving others in our community.
: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Modern Government Investigations Embrace Technological Advances," "Insider Trading Case Raises Concerns About Judicial Assignment," "'Agrawal' Allays Concerns About Trade Secret Protection" and "Uncertainty Looms for Digital Currency Providers and Regulators."
Laura Colombell Marshall and Shawn Patrick Regan : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013
Laura Colombell Marshall and Shawn Patrick Regan, partners at Hunton & Williams, write: If the Liberty Reserve case and recent FinCEN guidance has its desired effect, at least the potential exists for financial institutions to seek new lines of business with compliant digital currencies. For this to happen, however, regulators will need to proceed with restraint and resist imposing unrealistic standards for managing risks in what is still unchartered territory for most financial institutions.
Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013
Stephen Horvath, a former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner who has played a key role helping the now-defunct firm wind down its business via bankruptcy over the past 16 months, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in London.
Matthew Huisman : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013
Even those that are growing are streamlining operations to please recession-wary clients.
Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013
A federal prosecutor in Texas joins Haynes and Boone; Greenberg Traurig adds a lawyer on each coast; and Epstein Becker & Green nabs a labor and employment specialist from Proskauer Rose. .
Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013
Hunton & Williams declined to comment Thursday on whether one of its Washington, D.C.,–based IP partners is the attorney who, during a 2010 dinner conversation, tipped off the defendant in an insider trading suit filed last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission about the planned takeover of a pharmaceutical company.
: The National Law Journal : January 23, 2013
Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2013
A Florida Bar grievance committee found no reason to file ethics charges against Oakland Park attorney Bill Gelin, who writes the popular Broward courthouse JAABlog blog.
: Daily Business Review : January 18, 2013
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Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 17, 2013
Eight Weil, Gotshal & Manges partners plan to defect to Sidley Austin in Dallas; Crowell & Moring hires two partners in New York from Dentons; and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher welcomes back a former U.S. attorney. .
: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013
Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013
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