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LeClairRyan

  • Designation: Newark
  • Head Count: 353
  • Gross Revenues: $163,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $460,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $370,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

LeClairRyan is a Richmond-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, LeClairRyan has 353 attorneys and is the 120th largest firm in the United States.  With $163,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 157th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 157 10 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 128 16 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 164 -14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Pa. OAG's Legal Tab for Retaliation Suits Passes $430K

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : July 08, 2016

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has run up a $436,065 tab fighting a series of lawsuits alleging various forms of retaliation on the part of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, chief of staff Jonathan Duecker and other members of the office.

INADMISSIBLE: ABA Committee Gives Garland Top Rating

: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

An American Bar Association committee on Tuesday ranked U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland as "well qualified" for the high court — its highest rating for judicial nominees.

ABA Gives Top Rating to Supreme Court Nominee Garland

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 21, 2016

Report sent to White House and senators deems Merrick Garland "well-qualified" to serve on the nation's high court.

Plaintiff Wants Comcast to Reveal Hackers' Identity

Tom McParland : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2016

In a petition for pre-complaint discovery a plaintiff is asking the federal district court to make Comcast reveal the identity of a person who allegedly stole trade secrets.

Am Law 'Second Hundred' Lacking in Delaware Presence

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 03, 2016

While Am Law 100 firms register a massive presence in Delaware, the nation's next 100 highest grossing firms operate far fewer offices in Wilmington, highlighting the challenging dynamics of a market weighted toward serving big corporate clients.

Dewey Case Memo Calls Birth of DA's Case “Troubling”

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

A defense attorney representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders suggested in a court filing that the criminal investigation of the now-defunct firm's former chairman "was pressed by" an ex-partner and a former top prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s Office.

Still Short of Midyear Mark, a Breakneck Pace for Firm Moves

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 01, 2016

There's been a greater degree of mobility within the legal industry in recent years. But the current activity level in New Jersey—including mergers and spin-offs, to go along with the lateral moves that have become commonplace—is remarkable by any standard.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Elevate Services Hires Former JPMorgan Chase Executive Director Todd

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : May 12, 2016

Matt Todd will be tasked with expanding the company's legal operations consulting division for both legal departments and law firms.

Unwittingly Submitting to Mandatory Arbitration Provision

Abraham J. Gafni : The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2016

Parties may relinquish their right to litigate in court in many ways. They click a box on a computer screen, open a container containing a purchased product or turn on an electrical device, and, by so doing, they agree to submit all disputes with another party to binding arbitration.

LeClairRyan in Newark Takes Eight From Dissolving Forman Holt

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 11, 2016

The Newark office of LeClairRyan has brought aboard the remaining name partners and others from New Jersey bankruptcy firm Forman Holt Eliades & Youngman.

Ex-Partner Appeals Ruling Sending Bias Suit to Arbitration

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Four months after suing LeClairRyan for gender discrimination, former partner Michele Craddock is appealing a recent ruling sending her bias complaint against the firm to arbitration.

Carter Receives Pioneer Award

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : April 21, 2016

New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter received the George Bundy Smith Pioneer Award Tuesday from the New York State Bar Association's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section at an event entitled "Smooth Moves 2016: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color."

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Duane Morris Lures Four Corporate Lawyers From LeClairRyan

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 19, 2016

In what appears to be the result of ramped-up recruiting efforts out of its Newark office, Duane Morris has hired a four-lawyer corporate transactional group away from LeClairRyan.

Announcing the Law Journal's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 19, 2016

Our focus in selecting this group of noteworthy individuals was to represent the figures who have helped to shape the law in New Jersey, whether through their work on the bench, their work in-house, building a firm or any other means.

ABA's Evaluation of Garland Continues, Despite GOP Blockade

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 15, 2016

The American Bar Association's formal evaluation of Judge Merrick Garland's qualifications for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is underway and could be completed soon, even though the Senate Judiciary Committee has no plans to hold a hearing on his nomination.

Georgia Legal Food Frenzy to Begin Monday

Gabrielle Orum Hernández : Daily Report : April 15, 2016

Georgia's Legal Food Frenzy kicks off its fifth annual friendly food drive competition on Monday.

Conn. Law Firms Appoint Leaders, Announce New Hirings

LAW TRIBUNE STAFF : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 14, 2016

LeClairRyan taps Conn. attorney to run national litigation department

Dugan v. TGI Fridays Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 13, 2016

Class-Action Certification Was Error as Plaintiffs Failed to Establish Predominance

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

CT Firm Opens NYC Office With Two From LeClairRyan

Rebecca Baker/Connecticut Law Tribune : New York Law Journal : March 23, 2016

Hartford-based Shipman & Goodwin has launched a New York City office that will be led by two veteran lawyers from LeClairRyan.

Conn. Firm Adds Attorneys, Opens New York Office

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 21, 2016

Connecticut-based Shipman & Goodwin is launching its second out-of-state office, with the firm opening a new location in New York City. At the same time, the 180-lawyer firm has announced that it is adding two veteran attorneys from the national firm of LeClairRyan.

TGI Friday's Case Hinges on Whether Lawyers 'Manufactured' Claims

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 16, 2016

The viability of a putative class suit against T.G.I. Friday's for failing to disclose beverage prices on its menu depends on whether the lead plaintiff bought his drink at the behest of his lawyers, a federal judge has ruled.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Partners Yearbook 2016

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

The Law Journal's annual yearbook on new partners, including lateral hires, in New Jersey.

Newark Lawyer Ends Term as CEO of Acquisitive LeClairRyan

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 04, 2016

After five years as CEO of 25-office LeClairRyan, Newark-based partner David Freinberg has passed the torch to new CEO Erik Gustafson, who began March 1.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Mayer Brown Launches German PE Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

King & Wood Mallesons' private equity leader in Germany joins Mayer Brown; two more Edwards Wildman Palmer alums leave Locke Lord; Polsinelli keeps growing; Wachtell adds an e-discovery expert; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.