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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Hunton & Williams ranked as the 70th 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

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Initial Agreement Reached to Replace Old Safe Harbor Agreement Between US, EU

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : February 02, 2016

The agreement aims to protect the rights of Europeans when there data is transferred to the United States.

Companies Should Cheer the New US-EU Data Privacy Deal

Jan Wolfe : Corporate Counsel : February 02, 2016

While details of the eleventh-hour agreement are still emerging, if it holds up in court, it will likely offer clarity about how to handle customer data—the lifeblood of modern companies.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

New DLA Piper Pro Bono Counsel in D.C. Marks Expansion in the Area

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2016

One of the rarest areas for lateral hires has a new face: Suzanna Brickman joined DLA Piper as full-time pro bono counsel. Brickman becomes one of the global firm's seven pro bono lawyers. Generally, full-time pro bono attorneys at firms don't move around much, as there are so few of them. Some firms have one or two. Many large firms have no dedicated pro bono counsel.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Parker Poe Launches Atlanta Office With Pharma Litigators; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2016

Charlotte-based Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has opened a four-lawyer Atlanta office, its first outside of the Carolinas.

Arch Coal Taps Davis Polk in Latest Mining Bankruptcy

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The filing comes just weeks after senior lenders successfully blocked a debt swap deal that might have averted Chapter 11 for the mining juggernaut.

From the EU to China, 2016 Ushers in New Data Headaches for Companies

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2016

Foreign governments, including China, Turkey and the European Union, are giving corporate America fits over how companies handle information and data, and the trend is only going to worsen this year.

Deal Watch: Record M&A Year Gives Way to More 2016 Transactions

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2016

With record-breaking M&A volume pushing past the $5 trillion mark in 2015, it's no surprise that deal-hungry Am Law 100 firms wasted little time scooping up market share to start 2016.

Show Me State Firms Land New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2015

Armstrong Teasdale, Bryan Cave, Husch Blackwell, Lathrop & Gage, Polsinelli and Stinson Leonard Street—a half-dozen Am Law 200 firms with Missouri roots—are hiring for the holidays.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Hunton & Williams Lawyer Turns Vacation Into Humanitarian Mission

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Adam Rosser, a 44-year-old counsel at Hunton & Williams, had thought the European migrant crisis might reveal itself while he and his father vacationed for 10 days in Greece this September. But the sight grabbed him more deeply than he had expected and turned him into a volunteer. The crisis has since become his personal cause.

Law Firms Adopt Sustainability to Stay Sustainable

Richard J. Sobelsohn : New York Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Richard J. Sobelsohn writes: It was not long ago that when law firms moved to new digs, they had them designed with the old-school method. Wood paneling on the walls, window-less interior offices for junior associates, and the coveted oversized corner offices for senior partners and rainmakers. During the past few years however, law firms have started going green, and the traditional law office floor plans have morphed.

Thompson & Knight Expands in Mexico, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 22, 2015

Thompson & Knight welcomes back a father and son attorney team in Mexico; King & Spalding grabs a Skadden counsel in D.C.; Latham & Watkins takes on a Goldman Sachs executive; and other key hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

How to Write Blogs That In-House Counsel Will Read

Rebekah Mintzer and Sue Reisinger : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Hint: Quality counts more than quantity. Plus, a roundup of other must-read news from the world of corporate GCs.

Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network Adds Asylum Lawyer

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 15, 2015

Zainab Alwan is the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network's new asylum attorney, expanding the legal nonprofit's paid staff to three lawyers and an office coordinator.

Deal Watch: DuPont/Dow Union Looms as GE Continues to Unload

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2015

Am Law 100 transactional lawyers are wringing their hands over a potential $120 billion chemical industry tie-up for the holidays, as General Electric continues keeping its outside counsel busy on a spate of divestitures by the conglomerate.

4 Lawyers Running for Cobb Judgeship

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 09, 2015

Four lawyers have launched campaigns for the open seat on the Cobb County Superior Court created by the pending retirement of Judge Adele Grubbs.

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden; K&L Gates grabs three Down Under; Willkie welcomes back an alum from the FCC; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hunton & Williams Partner Helps Worldwide Primates Protesters Avoid Hairy Legal Prospects

: Daily Business Review : December 04, 2015

Hunton & Williams partner Thomas Julin help protesters defeat an emergency injunction by Worldwide Primates Inc.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

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

Lateral Litigator Love: November's Biggest Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 30, 2015

There's no place like a new law firm for the holidays. A series of star litigators made the leap to new firms in the waning weeks of the year, with securities and intellectual property litigators in especially high demand. Here's a look at some of November's most notable moves.

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

INADMISSIBLE: Former Patent Board Judge Goes In-House

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

The former chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is coming clean. James Smith has joined Ecolab Inc., a Fortune 500 chemical company that promotes sanitation in everything from hospitals to drinking water to farm animals. Plus more in this week's column.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 19, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

Young Attorney Moves In-House to Find Work-Life Balance

: Daily Business Review : November 17, 2015

Jennifer Ellis said she found a better work-life balance as in-house counsel for Tyco.