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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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 57 -8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 57 -8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 46 -14 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 26 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 96 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Bar's Governors Approve IOLTA Rule on Third Try

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

The third time was the charm for a recommended professional rules change that is expected to raise millions of dollars for civil legal services over the next several years.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Banco Popular

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.

Albertsons Taps Top-Shelf Antitrust Lawyers

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.

Court Sides With Abducting Parent on Child's Return

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.

Rajah & Tann Recruits Hunton & Williams Team in Bangkok

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.

Big Suits

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

FTC Announces Settlement With Fantage.com

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014

The FTC proposes settlement over violations of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework.

Solo with A Safety Net: Letzring Leaves Big Firm for Hall Arbery

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Many big firm lawyers dream of having their own shop but are leery of taking the leap.

12 on 12: Favorite Moments at LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.

Duo Worked Over Holiday Weekend In Bank Acquisition

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Copyright Fair Use: More Complex Than Ever?

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.

LTNY Keynote Day 3: Privacy and Security

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?"

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

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.

LETTER: Congratulations to Rita Sheffey on National Recognition

: 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.

Defining the Scope of Cyberinsurance Protection

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.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Justices Deliver Major Rulings in Drug, Workplace Cases

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.

Global Commission on Internet Governance Formed

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Independent Commission on Internet Governance launched in Switzerland.

Gwinnett Judge to Retire After 21 Years on Bench

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.

Bar Backs Juvi Prosecutor and Public Defender Funding, and Restrictions on Nonlawyers in Real Estate Closings

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:

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Bar Again Delays IOLTA Rule Change

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.

Week of January 13

: 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.

FTC's Winning Streak Prompts Questions About Process

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.

Bar Targets IOLTA Accounts and Out-of-State Lawyers to Raise Legal Aid Money

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.

FTC's Winning Streak Provokes Questions About Process

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.

FTC's Winning Streak Provokes Questions About Process

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.

The Score: The Lawyers Who Help Make Bowl Season Happen

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.

Antitrust Claims Against Milk Processors Reinstated

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 Year in Quotes: Action Shifts To the Agencies

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Attorney Facing $10 Malpractice Judgment Won't Be Retried

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.

Case Tests Limits of Child-Abduction Treaty

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.

Litigation

: 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."

Defining the Scope of Cyber-Insurance Protection

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.

Still Shrinking, But More Slowly

Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.

Tactics, Not Theatrics

Ted Gavin and Michael P. Richman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

How to orchestrate a successful out-of-court restructuring.

How to Orchestrate an 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.

Three NYC Lawyers to Make High Court Debut

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.

No Investigation for Microsoft Luxembourg

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 25, 2013

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Georgetown 2013: Building a Better Info Governance Practice

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.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

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. .

Newsmakers

: 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.

Regulatory Climate is Unsettled

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.

Justice Watch: Lawyers Fight More Noncompetes With Improving Economy

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.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

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.

Hunton & Williams Adds Bangkok Tax Partner

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.

Office Space Market Tightens

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.

Georgia Picks Waxman, Kirkland for Water War Reps

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.

Consumer Agency Charges Law Firm with Illegal Kickbacks

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.