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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, Virginia-based law firm. According to The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, with 855 attorneys in offices worldwide, it is the 32nd largest law firm in the United States. With $600,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010, the firm is 43rd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms. Hunton & Williams has been in the top 50 of The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 revenue rankings since 1986. In the 2011 Global 100 survey, Hunton & Williams ranked as the 50th highest grossing law firm in the world. Hunton & Williams's practice areas are organized into four groups: litigation, business practices, regulatory/government relations, and international. In addition to several U.S. locations, the firm has offices in Bangkok, Brussels, Beijing, London, and Singapore.

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

Circuit Upholds Veteran Attorney's Sanction

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The removal of defense attorney Ivan Fisher from the rolls in the Southern District has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

Carlos Loumiet Moves To Broad And Cassel

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

Carlos Loumiet, formerly a partner at DLA Piper, Hunton & Williams and Greenberg Traurig, has joined Broad and Cassel as a Miami partner.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spencer Barasch Poised to Leave Andrews Kurth

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The longtime head of Andrews Kurth's corporate governance and securities practice is preparing to leave the firm just weeks after it settled a malpractice case seeking $50 million in damages over its representation of an affiliate of convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: "It's been good for law firms," said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It's been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

Rejected! Governor Scott Tosses List Of 6 Finalists For Palm Beach JNC

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

But nine others are named to South Florida judicial nominating commissions.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Report: Two Muslim American Lawyers Target of NSA Surveillance

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 09, 2014

A report released Wednesday identifies two Muslim American lawyers whose communications were targeted in U.S. surveillance efforts.

Visiting Lawyers to Pay Georgia Appellate Fees

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 08, 2014

Georgia's high court has become the latest judicial body to agree to levy fees against out-of-state lawyers in order to shore up legal aid programs.

The Churn: Venable Expands in L.A., Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

A day after Hogan Lovells and Squire Patton Boggs started the third quarter with mergers abroad, Venable has gotten into the tie-up game by picking up seven lawyers from Los Angeles litigation boutique Weingarten Brown. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of Am Law 200 hires.

FCC Names Merger Review Lawyers in Comcast and AT&T Deals

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

With two megamergers pending, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced the legal teams that will review the $45 billion combination of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable and the $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV Inc.

FCC Names Merger Review Lawyers in Comcast and AT&T Deals

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

With two megamergers pending, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced the legal teams that will review the $45 billion combination of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable and the $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV Inc.

Panels On The Radar: LegalTech West Coast Day One

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Five panels to be on the look out for during the first day of Legal Tech West Coast in Los Angeles next Tuesday.

The Unlikely Centerpiece of Hunton's Asia Strategy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Why Hunton & Williams' biggest Asia office is in Bangkok.

EPA's Clean Power Plan Represents Unwise Regulatory Overreach

Allison D. Wood : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

However laudable its goal, the EPA lacks authority or expertise over power generation, and its Clean Power Plan is overreaching.

Meet the GC: Barry Medintz of Recall Holdings

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Barry Medintz is the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Recall Holdings Ltd. Recall is an international provider of information management services and supports 80,000 customer accounts in 23 countries with more than 300 dedicated operations centers.

Lawyers Are Seriously Asking To Be Charged Higher Dues

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

A petition signed by former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero and more than 500 attorneys asks the court to raise Florida Bar dues to fund indigent legal aid.

LegalTech in Los Angeles: E-Discovery, Big Data, For Starters

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 16, 2014

19 seminar panels cover the nuances of IT, e-discovery, small firm evolution, Big Data and more.

VerdictSearch: Lowe's Prevails Over Former Employees' Claims

: Texas Lawyer : January 16, 2014

A judge sided with Lowe's in a lawsuit brought by four former employees who claimed that they were fired for seeking workers' compensation due to on-the-job injuries.

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

Litigation in the Air: EPA Presses New Rule For Carbon Emissions

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Provisions that were intended to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protec­tion Agency's newly proposed carbon-emissions rule for industry are also what make it legally vulnerable, lawyers say.

EPA's Clean Power Plan Represents Unwise Regulatory Overreach

Allison D. Wood : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

However laudable its goal, agency lacks authority or expertise over power generation.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Emission Rule Will Spark Legal Challenges, Lawyers Say

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency's newly proposed carbon-emissions rule will spark legal challenges that could shape its authority to regulate the energy industry under the Clean Air Act, environmental law experts said.

Florida Puts Limit On Facebook Discovery

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Florida courts say social media evidence is discoverable, yet basic discovery principles still apply and litigants can't go on fishing expeditions.

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

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

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

Am Law Trio Help Koch Slake Petro Thirst

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Jones Day is advising an affiliate of Koch Industries on its $2.1 billion purchase of PetroLogistics, which is being represented by Vinson & Elkins and Weil.

Hogan Lovells Recognized For Pro Bono Work

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 23, 2014

Hogan Lovells takes top honors for donating 4,000 hours of pro bono work to the Miami-Dade public defender's office in the past year.

Waterbury Hospital To Share In $297 Million Class Action Settlement

PAUL SUSSMAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 22, 2014

Waterbury Hospital and hundreds of other hotels, restaurants and medical facilities across the country that claimed they were overcharged by a major food vendor will likely share in a $297 million class action settlement.

Ahold Reaches $297 Million Deal to Exit RICO Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

After fending off a last-ditch U.S. Supreme Court appeal in April, plaintiffs in a rare class action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act inked a $297 million deal with U.S. Foods Inc. and its former parent, the Dutch retail conglomerate Royal Ahold.

Week of May 19

: Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2014

Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Four Am Law Firms Dine on Red Lobster Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Latham and Wachtell are advising Darden Restaurants on the $2.1 billion cash sale of seafood chain Red Lobster to longtime Kirkland & Ellis private equity client Golden Gate Capital. But some activist investors aren't happy.

Hunton & Williams Helps Payment Card Processors Start Trade Group

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

While Georgia's burgeoning film industry gets a lot of attention, few people know that the state is the nation's hub for the less visible but far more lucrative electronic payments processing industry.

Kirkland Suffers Swift Defeat in Teva FDA Fight

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

Less than a week after Teva Pharmaceutical Industries sued the FDA to block competitors from marketing generic versions of its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, the company's lawyers are back where they started.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A joint venture of Savanna and KBS Capital Advisors has acquired 110 William St. from Swig Equities and Dubai Investment Group for $261.1 million. Also, retail real estate firm RKF has expanded its midtown New York City headquarters at 521 Fifth Ave.

Am Law Duo Put to Bed $1.3 Billion Hotel Venture

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wachtell and Schulte Roth are advising on the sale of a portfolio of hotel properties by Chatham Lodging Trust and Cerberus Capital Management to a new joint venture led by Chatham and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Hunton & Williams Attorneys Work $115M Loan to Brazilian Bank

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

Structuring a $115 million loan was just a small part of the cross-border work for Hunton & Williams attorneys representing the Inter-American Development Bank.

Water Wars: Disputes Run Deep in Recent and Pending Litigation

Kathy Robb : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Kathy Robb, a partner at Hunton & Williams, writes: It is not surprising that water-related litigation in the courts, and regulatory developments that are likely to generate more litigation, are increasing. Two key factors drive the disputes: population growth and drought. In the United States, water supply is no longer a concern limited to the arid west.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Water Wars: Disputes Run Deep in Recent and Pending Litigation" "Dealing With Subsequent Remedial Measures" "Will 'Nautilus' Significantly Change the Strength of Patents?" and "Admissibility of Email Under FRE's Business Records Exception."

Passing Down The Law Firm's Reins

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Succession planning for law firms and their clients is vital to ensure continued operations when a founding partner dies. However, some small firms refuse to talk about a change in control.

Dentons, Norton Rose Helps Buffett Branch Out in Canada

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

Refugees from Canada's Heenan Blaikie helped the energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway expand up north.

Legal Aid Launches Annual Campaign, Lands Woodruff Gift

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 01, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has won a $1.5 million gift from the Woodruff Foundation for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E.

Teams Have Until Friday To Win Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 01, 2014

Less than three days remain for members of Georgia's legal community to gather food and cash to support this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy—and possibly win a big trophy in addition to helping feed hungry people.

Bad Blood Simmers In Suit Between Miami Restaurateurs

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 30, 2014

On the banks of the Miami River, Seasalt and Pepper has taken the culinary world by storm. But behind the scenes, lawsuits are flying between the two owners and against their primary lender.

Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

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

Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant once known as TXU, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.

Ackman Pressed SEC to Preserve Rules on Beneficial Reporting

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

It's no accident that Pershing Square chief Bill Ackman used the Securities and Exchange Commission's beneficial ownership reporting requirements to his advantage in his joint bid with Valeant for Allergan.

A Look Inside Atlanta Firm Financials

Mary Smith Judd : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

A couple of caveats about year-over-year comparisons this year at all firms. For the third year, the Daily Report used the Am Law standards for rounding some metrics.

SODEXO INC.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Diversity is a key ingredient to any Sodexo Inc. legal department initiative, including its pro bono and mentoring programs.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Albertsons / Safeway; Men's Wearhouse / Jos. A. Bank; Media General / LIN; Energy XXI / EPL Oil & Gas

Kilpatrick Leading Food Frenzy Online Donations Race

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 24, 2014

The Georgia Food Frenzy is off and running, already having raised more than $23,000 in cash donations.

Patrick Oot, Tom Baldwin Land New Jobs

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Lots of career moves in law firms and vendor shops.

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

The Careerist: Only Women and Wimps Work Part-Time

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

What the latest Yale Law Women's report on law firms really tells us.

The Careerist: Wachtell Lipton Is Family Friendly?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 21, 2014

The ultimate high-intensity firm is also sensitive to personal needs?

Collateral Estoppel as an Offensive Litigation Tool

Syed S. Ahmad and Matthew T. McLellan : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

When litigating with a party likely to be involved in frequent litigation, it is important to keep in mind the potential use of collateral estoppel, or issue preclusion.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Antitrust Policy to Allow Private Companies to Share Cybersecurity Data

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

The DOJ and FTC issue a joint statement regarding information sharing among private companies with respect to cybersecurity.

UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE LLC

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Working at United Launch Alliance LLC, is, in fact, ­rocket science, but its general counsel says that creating a first-class legal department isn't. Kevin MacCary believes it's more about developing talent and fostering inclusion and volunteerism than numbers and statistics.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Legal forums throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Trial Ahead for $15M Coverage Suit Over County's Alleged Bad Lawyering

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

A long-running suit by Camden County over its insurer's refusal to cover a $15 million personal injury judgment is headed to trial, thanks to a New Jersey federal judge's ruling.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Bar's Governors Approve IOLTA Rule on Third Try

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

The third time was the charm for a recommended professional rules change that is expected to raise millions of dollars for civil legal services over the next several years.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In the latest insider trading probe to touch an Am Law 100 firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme that involves some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Cheers to Antitrust Work in Contested Glass Company Merger

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

With less than a month before trial, two glass makers and the Federal Trade Commission are on the verge of settling the agency's suit challenging the companies' pending $1.7 billion merger—a transaction that's involved dozens of antitrust lawyers from more than 20 firms.

Banco Popular

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Banco Popular North America's in-house legal department knows how to do more with less. With only three attorneys, two paralegals and one administrative assistant, the department maintains close relationships with about a dozen outside law firms while keeping legal matters in-house as much as possible to control costs.

Albertsons Taps Top-Shelf Antitrust Lawyers

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Albertsons LLC has tapped a team of Dechert partners led by Paul Denis and James Fishkin—as well as Baker Botts partner Christopher MacAvoy and Schulte Roth & Zabel's Michael Swartz—to win antitrust approval of its $9 billion acquisition of rival grocer Safeway Inc.

Court Sides With Abducting Parent on Child's Return

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 05, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court, increasingly drawn into disputes over international child abductions, ruled on Wednesday that a treaty's one-year period to demand return of a child cannot be extended because the abducting parent concealed the child's location.

Rajah & Tann Recruits Hunton & Williams Team in Bangkok

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Surasak Vajasit, Melisa Uremovic and Pakpoom Suntornvipat will all join Singapore-based Rajah & Tann as partners, taking 11 lawyers with them.

Big Suits

Susan Beck, Rebekah Mintzer, Ross Todd, Jan Wolfe and Sheri Qualters : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

U.S. v. JPMorgan Chase; In re Payment Card Interchange Fee Antitrust Litigation; Swatch v. Tiffany; In re: Southeastern Milk Antitrust Litigation

FTC Announces Settlement With Fantage.com

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 18, 2014

The FTC proposes settlement over violations of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework.

Solo with A Safety Net: Letzring Leaves Big Firm for Hall Arbery

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Many big firm lawyers dream of having their own shop but are leery of taking the leap.

12 on 12: Favorite Moments at LegalTech New York

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Judicial insight, Edward Snowden, high fashion, fear and magic were among the highlights of LegalTech extravaganzas.

Duo Worked Over Holiday Weekend In Bank Acquisition

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

Copyright Fair Use: More Complex Than Ever?

Douglas W. Kenyon and Stephen P. Demm : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

Looking at and ways to assess risk given the current state of the fair use defense.

LTNY Keynote Day 3: Privacy and Security

Katherine Montgomery : Law Technology News : January 06, 2014

Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay began the LegalTech Keynote discussion "Privacy and Security" with a deceptively simple question for panelists: "Is privacy dead?"

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.

LETTER: Congratulations to Rita Sheffey on National Recognition

: Daily Report : January 29, 2014

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate our current State Bar secretary, Rita A. Sheffey of Hunton & Williams LLP in Atlanta, on receiving the inaugural Peter Perlman Service Award, presented by the Litigation Counsel of America.