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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

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.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014

*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Laterals, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Jones Day Beefs Up in Miami

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

Jones Day is expanding in Miami, its gateway to Latin America, with the addition of Hunton & Williams partners Paul Huck Jr. and Fradyn Suarez.

Head of White-Collar, Gov't Enforcement Group at Burns White Goes Solo

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 04, 2014

The head of Burns White's white-collar and government enforcement practice has left the firm and gone out on his own, taking with him a number of high-profile matters.

Insurer Can't Revive Legal Mal Claim Against County Lawyer

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : December 02, 2014

An insurance carrier can't reinstate its legal malpractice claim against an in-house lawyer for Camden County, N.J., over her handling of an automotive injury suit after agreeing to a $6.5 million settlement of a coverage dispute with the county in the case, a federal judge in Camden, N.J., has ruled.

In-House Counsel Profile: Emmes Asset Management Co.'s Justin Kleinman

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Emmes invests in real estate primarily in the office, retail, hospitality and multi­family housing sectors. The company holds about 60 properties in 19 states; its total assets under management are about $2 billion.

INADMISSIBLE: Leondra Kruger Picked For Ca. Supremes

: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

During her seven years as a rising star at the U.S. Department of Justice, Leondra Kruger was often mentioned by admirers as a sure bet to be nominated to the Supreme Court someday. That day came Nov. 24. Plus more in this week's column.

Let's Make a Deal. Maybe.

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

It's still unclear how much leniency a new agency is offering violators that self-report wrongdoing.

Broadening Base of Desperate Clients Turn to IRAP for Help

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

In a ninth-floor office in lower Manhattan, thousands of miles from conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa, a group of young lawyers provide legal advice via Skype and email to refugees desperate to escape war and chaos.

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Attorney Disqualification and Opposing Summary Judgment

Adam R. Shaw : New York Law Journal : November 25, 2014

In his Northern District Roundup, Adam R. Shaw discusses a pair of recent decisions that address thorny issues that often confound even seasoned practitioners: the rules for attorney disqualification and the role of evidentiary rules in summary judgment.

Judge Gives More to Class, Less to Lawyers in Lowe's Deal

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

After shunning a previous settlement deal between Lowe's Home Centers Inc., and aggrieved human resources managers, a Florida federal judge has signed off on a $4.8-million agreement that substantially increases the award amount available for class plaintiffs, and separates and trims the compensation for their attorneys.

Hunton & Williams Picks Up U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy of Virginia

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 24, 2014

Timothy Heaphy, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, will join Hunton & Williams to lead its white-collar investigations unit. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday Heaphy had told the president and attorney general he would step down.

Former Law Firm Partner Convicted in Child Pornography Case Faces Disbarment

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 24, 2014

A former Hunton & Williams partner is facing disbarment in the District of Columbia six years after he was convicted of using his law firm computer to download child pornography.

Hunton & Williams Advises Worldpay on SecureNet Acquisition

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 21, 2014

Hunton & Williams lawyers from Atlanta advised Worldpay in its recently-announced agreement to buy SecureNet Payment Systems, a payments processor in Austin, Texas.

Fortifying Data Privacy and Security in Law Firms and Courts

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 21, 2014

Protecting client and litigation data is essential for firms, vendors and courts.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

EARTHLINK: Best Practices for Strategic Management

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Sam DeSimone has learned a lot in his 16 years at EarthLink Holding Corp., but he can boil them down to two essentials: Life is short (and wild and precious) and family and friends matter most (including friends at work).