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  • Designation: Richmond
  • Head Count: 339
  • Gross Revenues: $150,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $445,000
  • 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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, LeClairRyan has 339 attorneys and is the 128th 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, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 167 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 144 -10 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 164 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.


: 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.

K&L Gates Adds Down Under After Moscow Closure, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2016

After closing its Moscow office, K&L Gates doubles down in Australia; Greenberg Traurig grabs a Goodwin Procter securities litigator; high-powered lawyers leave Vinson & Elkins and Morgan Lewis in Houston; and other key additions from around The Am Law 200.

Conn. Law Firms Announce Partner, Counsel Promotions

Law Tribune Staff : The Connecticut Law Tribune : February 11, 2016

As usual, the early months of the new year bring about a large number of law firm hirings and promotions.

Troutman Sanders Posts 'Eye-Popping' Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 04, 2016

Troutman Sanders had a blockbuster year in 2015, reporting $468.5 million in revenue, up 11 percent, and net income of $180.8 million, up 14 percent. Profit per equity partner jumped from $805,000 to $970,000—after a $55,000 increase in 2014.

State AG Kane Says Agents' Testimony Not Protected Speech

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : February 03, 2016

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her chief of staff have asked a federal district court to dismiss the civil case brought against them by two special agents from her office, arguing that the grand jury testimony behind their retaliation claims was not protected speech.

Complaint Alleges Gender Discrimination at LeClairRyan

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2016

Michele Craddock, a former LeClairRyan partner, has accused the firm of widespread gender discrimination when it comes to compensation and promotions.

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.

Attorney Discipline to Be 'Harmonized' in July, OCA Says

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Disciplinary committees in each of the four Appellate Division departments will continue investigating reports of attorney wrongdoing, and justices will review recommended sanctions, the OCA said. However, common procedures will be used by the committees, so that sanctions for similar kinds of wrongdoing will be consistent across the state.

Judge Awards $1.47 Million in Attorney Fees

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 29, 2015

When a judge knows how hard you've worked, let the bench decide attorney fees.