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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

Husband of Ex-Partner at NY Law Firms Admits to Role in Scam

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Melvin Feliz admitted in court that he and his wife, Keila Ravelo, carried out a scheme involving phony litigation-support companies while she was with Hunton & Williams from 2005 to 2010, and continued when she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 2010 to 2014.

Shout-Out: Latham & Watkins

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2015

It's been a big week for lawyers at Latham & Watkins, who chalked up major wins in insurance and antitrust disputes.

Ex-Big Law Partner's Husband Pleads Guilty to Bilking Firms

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 26, 2015

The husband of a former partner at two large New York law firms has admitted to his role in a scheme using phony litigation support companies to defraud the firms of more than $7 million.

Legal Experts Weigh In On Court Ruling in Favor of FTC Authority Over Data Breaches

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : August 26, 2015

Wyndham ruling "nails the coffin shut" on FTC's authority to go after companies following a cyberbreach.

Willkie Partner's Email Trail Sinks AmEx Settlement

Christine Simmons : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A judge found that communications between a plaintiffs attorney and a Willkie partner "tainted" the deal.

Beware the SEC's Sweeping Definition of Books, Records

Matthew P. Bosher : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2015

The agency applies a much broader definition of "books" that seems to encompass every piece of paper and data in a company's possession.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

3 Ways to Trim Self-Inflicted Harm in Internal Probes

Frank E. Emory Jr. and Ryan G. Rich : Corporate Counsel : August 18, 2015

When not conducted carefully, internal investigations can cause more harm than good. But an organization can protect itself.

Counsel's 'Egregious' Conduct Upsets Credit Card Settlement

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2015

In a stunning decision Tuesday, Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis assailed "the improper and disappointing conduct" of Gary Friedman, plaintiffs counsel in credit card litigation between retailers and American Express, for talking behind the scenes with Keila Ravelo, who represented MasterCard in a separate but similar lawsuit brought by the same retailers.

Jones Day Nabs Pair of Big Mining and Media Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Bankruptcy filings might be down 12 percent over the past year, according to a recent report released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, but Jones Day has landed key roles on two new notable filings on the business bankruptcy docket.

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.