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Hunton & Williams LLP

  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 707
  • Gross Revenues: $568,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $805,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,000,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Hunton & Williams is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Hunton & Williams has 707 attorneys and is the 53rd largest firm in the United States.  With $568,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 59th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 59 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 59 -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

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Proskauer and Chadbourne

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The two firms, along with Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams, are still fighting claims that they helped facilitate R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

Lessons We Learned in Winning A Union Election

Gregory B. Robertson and Ryan A. Glasgow : Corporate Counsel : July 23, 2015

Lawyers describe how they helped a company defeat a "quickie" vote under the NLRB's new rules.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Dust-Up Over Ex-Willkie Partner Roils Megabucks Credit Card Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.

Review Honors Young Lawyers Who Are Rising Stars

Review staff : Daily Business Review : July 22, 2015

The Daily Business Review announces its 2015 class for Rising Stars—a selection of South Florida lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Attorney Rejoins Hunton & Williams After 12 Years

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : July 13, 2015

After 12 years working in-house at a big financial services company and then at another firm, Eric Jon Taylor has returned to Hunton & Williams in Atlanta as a partner in its national financial services litigation practice.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Announcements of promotions and additions from Hunton & Williams, Shearman & Sterling, Latham & Watkins, Jackson Lewis, Kaye Scholer and Epstein Becker & Green.

Seventh Circuit Revives Katten's $3.6B Ponzi Headache

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

Winston & Strawn may have escaped malpractice claims related to Thomas Petters' $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme, but Katten Muchin Rosenman hasn't been so lucky.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Ruling Stirs Up Questions for Employee Benefits Bar

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Employee benefits lawyers face, as a result of the high court's ruling, a whole host of perplexing and many urgent questions.

What Marty Steinberg's Defection to Hogan Lovells Means for Bilzin

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : July 01, 2015

Marty Steinberg is leaving Bilzin Sumberg to join Hogan Lovells, taking four attorneys and a massive slice of business with him.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

As GC to AME Church, Atlanta Bond Lawyer Witnesses Charleston Funeral

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Doug Selby, an Atlanta bond lawyer at Hunton & Williams, was an eyewitness to history last Friday. As the general counsel of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Selby sat on the dais with other church leaders at the Charleston funeral for Rev.

SCOTUS Rules for Power Industry in EPA Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 30, 2015

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court justices held that the EPA should have examined the costs to the electric power sector before electing to restrict the levels of the toxic air pollutants it regulated in 2011.

Lewis Brisbois' Atlanta Office Adds Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2015

Continuing its hiring spree, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith added three new partners in June from a mix of large and small firms: Frank Brannen from King & Spalding, Jason Wright from Morris Manning & Martin and Terry Finnerty from Ford & Finnerty.

Ex-Dewey Senior Partner Says Probe News Scuttled Merger Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 29, 2015

Defense lawyers for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives had some tough questions during their cross-examination of a former executive committee member from the now-defunct firm.

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Dallas Private Equity Company Plans $7.6B Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 25, 2015

Lone Star Funds of Dallas has agreed to acquire Home Properties, of Rochester, for $7.6 billion, including assumed debt.

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 24, 2015

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Chip Away at Intel's $16.7 Billion Altera Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

On the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion buy of Broadcom, a handful of Am Law 100 firms have found themselves at the helm of another big microchip merger between two California-based companies.

D.C. Bar Members Elect President in Closest Vote Ever

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 01, 2015

In an election separated by a mere 35 votes, Annamaria Steward, a law school associate dean, won the District of Columbia Bar presidency over media lawyer Laura Possessky, the bar said Monday. "It absolutely is the closest race in our history," D.C. Bar spokeswoman Cynthia Kuhn said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

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

Arnold & Porter, Others Make Best Firms for Families List

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The Yale Law Women's survey also credits Cadwalader, Duane Morris, Hogan Lovells, Hunton & Williams, Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles, Orrick and Wilmer.

Business Lawyers Prepare for Open Carry

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : May 21, 2015

Will businesses allow open carry? Lawyers say if a business prohibits open carry, it needs procedures if a customer has a gun. Lawyers are divided about whether allowing open carry brings litigation risks.

INADMISSIBLE: Justice Dept. Loses Laptop Search Dispute

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Two Real Estate Teams in Warsaw

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The additions come from Allen & Overy and Norton Rose Fulbright and bring Greenberg Traurig's attorney count in Warsaw to 80, with 30 lawyers working in the region's real estate industry.