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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

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.

R. Allen Stanford Civil Litigation Hits the Stage

John Council : Texas Lawyer : February 10, 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.

Former Hunton & Williams Partner Disbarred For Child Pornography

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 05, 2015

Emerson Briggs III, a former partner at Hunton & Williams who pleaded guilty to using a law firm computer to download child pornography, was disbarred in the District of Columbia on Thursday.

Office Depot, Staples Enter Merger Discussions

: Bloomberg : February 03, 2015

Staples and Office Depot are discussing a deal that would create one major office-supply chain in the U.S.

Legal Tech News Desk Jan. 27 Part 2: Venio Systems Hires Two E-Discovery Veterans

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2015

Women in E-Discovery tackles privacy, and more sneak peeks at the LegalTech New York exhibit hall.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

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

Patton Boggs Cofounder Donates 100 Works to North Carolina Museum

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

James Patton Jr., founder of the Am Law 100 firm formerly known as Patton Boggs, has donated 100 works from his contemporary art collection to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The 86-year-old chaired Patton Boggs' art committee, which created the firm's own extensive collection, one that Patton believes contributed to its culture and attracted clients.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hunton's Sheffey Goes From Big Law to Emory Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Hunton & Williams' local pro bono partner Rita Sheffey will become Emory University School of Law's first-ever public service dean on Jan. 20—a new position that the law school created to coordinate and broaden public interest opportunities for students.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Lateral moves, new arrivals, promotions and a new practice group in this week's column.

Former BigLaw Partner Charged in NJ with Bilking NY Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 22, 2014

A former partner at two New York firms was accused by federal prosecutors in New Jersey of forming two litigation-support companies in order to defraud the firms out of more than $5 million.

Document Discovery Clarified in Foreign Criminal Cases

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014

A federal statute that authorizes courts to order document production for certain foreign proceedings also permits discovery for use in a criminal investigation conducted by a foreign magistrate, the Second Circuit has ruled.

Motions to Disqualify: Four Things to Know

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : December 15, 2014

Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big matter, starting work, and then facing a motion to disqualify.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.