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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, London, 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

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Skadden Continues M&A Hot Streak With Two Big Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The firm, which earlier this month took the top spot on three separate rankings for its M&A work, is representing longtime client Permira Advisers on its $3.5 billion sale of Arysta LifeScience Ltd. to Platform Specialty Products. Skadden is also advising British Columbia Investment Management Corporation as it partners with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets to purchase electric utility Cleco Power for $3.4 billion.

Agency Sets High Expectations For Cooperation

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

For lawyers defending companies under scrutiny by federal agencies, the real question is whether to self-report wrongdoing.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

$6.5M Coverage Settlement Draws Protest in Legal Mal Case

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : October 15, 2014

An insurance carrier for Camden County, N.J,. has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the county in a long-standing coverage dispute stemming from the county's alleged mishandling of a tort claim. But questions have been raised about whether the insurance company can settle with the county while continuing to pursue a legal malpractice claim against the assistant county counsel who allegedly botched the tort case.

Am Law Firms in Africa See Minimal Effects of Ebola—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The outbreak of the virus has led to postponed conferences, travel restrictions and reliance on videoconferences with clients for some firms doing business in West Africa, where the virus has taken its greatest toll. But for the most part, it's been business as usual.

Walfrido Martinez

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Like anyone, members of the military may need legal representation. The U.S. Coast Guard, the often-forgotten military branch, is no exception, and Walfrido Martinez has made it his pro bono mission to get its members help.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Small Firm Prevails With DIY Predictive Coding

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

An off-the-shelf discovery tool helped a small firm shrink 11 million documents to a more manageable size.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 9, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 09, 2014

*Five firms on Anbang Insurance's $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf Astoria New York*Ashurst advises state-run PT Pertimina on $2 billion acquisition of Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets*Herbert Smith Freehills guides Australia's Regis Healthcare on its recent IPO.

FDA Guides Manufacturers on Medical Device Cybersecurity

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : October 07, 2014

A breach in a medical device could mean life or death for a patient.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Annual Program Honors Legal Heroes

Mary Smith Judd : Daily Report : October 06, 2014

Some may say that recognizing—at a single luncheon—the best volunteer work and programs coming out of Atlanta's three largest pro bono legal service organizations is pure genius.

NFL's DirecTV Deal Yields Gridiron Roles for Covington, Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 02, 2014

Covington & Burling is counseling the National Football League on an eight-year, $12 billion extension of its Sunday Ticket television deal with DirecTV, a key component of the satellite broadcaster's pending $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.

Almost One Fifth of the Global 100 Firms Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 01, 2014

In this year's Global 100 ranking by The American Lawyer, there are 19 firms with Atlanta offices, including DLA Piper, the No. 2 firm on the list after Baker & McKenzie.

Lifetime Achiever: Thomas Sager

Susan Hansen : The American Lawyer : September 24, 2014

The former DuPont general counsel became one of the industry's leading advocates for diversity in outside counsel.

Seasalt and Pepper Control Settled. Find Out Who Will Run the Popular Restaurant

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : September 22, 2014

A behind-the-scenes battle between the owners of the popular Miami eatery has been settled.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Uriel Mendieta: Hunton & Williams

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Jamie Zysk Isani: Hunton & Williams

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Gustavo Membiela: Hunton & Williams

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : September 17, 2014

In an effort to maximize efficiency, Paul Hastings has plans for its New York City office involving a move to the MetLife Building at 200 Park Ave. in early 2016. Also, London-based UBM plc, a global media and communication services company, has signed a 10-year lease with Vornado Realty Trust for 26,444 square feet at Two Penn Plaza for a new Americas headquarters.

Uttam Dhillon

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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

Mobile Apps Access Personal Data Without Sufficient Notice

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : September 12, 2014

Study shows 85 percent of mobile apps don't provide users with clear privacy information.

Venable Appeals Win for Generics in Hospira Sedative Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2014

Less than three weeks after halting drugmakers Mylan and Par Pharma from selling generic versions of Hospira's blockbuster sedative Precedex, a judge in Baltimore performed an unexpected about-face that allows the generics to resume sales.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

SEC Names First Ombudsman

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 05, 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday named its first-ever ombudsman, Tracey McNeil, a former Hunton & Williams lawyer who is a senior counsel in the SEC's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.