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Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 902
  • Gross Revenues: $363,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $405,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $710,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith has 902 attorneys and is the 30th largest firm in the United States.  With $363,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 84th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, NJ, NV, NY, RI, TX, WA and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 84 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 84 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 30 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 1 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Appeals Court Keeps Out Execs at Ponzi-Fed Oil Company

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : October 03, 2014

In the ongoing saga of Ponzi scammer Arthur Nadel, a federal appellate panel rules two former officers of a Texas oil company that received money from the fraud lack standing to protest a receiver's appointment.

Parents of Dodgers Stadium Beating Victim File Suit Again

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 01, 2014

The parents of a San Francisco Giants fan who won a nearly $18 million verdict over injuries he sustained after being beaten in the Los Angeles Dodgers parking lot has sued the team again, claiming its insurance company secretly purchased a lien on their son's medical expenses and now wants an inflated share in the jury award.

More Attorneys and Staff Exit Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, which since February has shed 30 attorneys, has parted ways with six more attorneys and several key staff positions, sources close to the firm have said.

Stacy Schwartz: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Davis v. Brickman Landscaping

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Expert Testimony Required to Establish Fire Sprinkler Inspectors' Standard of Care

Court Narrows Claims Filed After Mother Sends Teen to Utah

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

A non-custodial father who was unaware his son would be whisked off to Utah for a month of strenuous hiking at a therapeutic wilderness camp has had his claims against the camp and the transport service dismissed. But Eastern District Judge Joseph Bianco allowed the son to proceed with claims of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Change in Counsel Cannot Delay Trial for "Real Housewives" Star

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Hoffman : New Jersey Law Journal : August 29, 2014

A New York City law firm representing former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Christopher, in a pending bankruptcy suit will be allowed to withdraw from the case, but U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Grossman told the reality stars that a change in counsel would not delay court hearings.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Judge Permits Claims Against MonaVie Juice

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

A New Jersey federal trial judge has dumped a motion to dismiss a putative class action against the makers and distributors of MonaVie, a “super juice” allegedly hawked in a nationwide pyramid scheme as a treatment for cancer, arthritis, stroke, diabetes and allergies, among other conditions.

Rising Stars 2014: Jonathan D. Goins | 37

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When a client comes to his office, Jonathan Goins knows his job is to protect creativity, monetize it or capitalize on what's already been created, and that is what fuels his practice and enthusiasm for intellectual property, entertainment and sports law.

IP Firm Novak Druce Opens Phila. Office, Supporting Wilm. Presence

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Delaware Law Weekly : August 06, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : August 01, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Rock On, Legal Tech Style

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 01, 2014

A legal technology band will rock the International Legal Technology Association annual meeting this month in Nashville.

One Businessman's Pro Se Crusade Against an Air Rights Sale

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 01, 2014

For James Brady—investor, businessman and crusader against the corporate forces he believes have trampled over his rights—every fight must come at a cost. Not least of all, the one that has consumed him for the last seven years.

Board of Young Lawyers Division Is Announced

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2014

Sharri Edenfield, the new president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, has appointed a slate of lawyers to the YLD's board of directors. Edenfield's initiatives for the 2014-2015 year include service to military veterans, leadership development for YLD members and increasing access to justice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

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

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : July 24, 2014

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

Nelson Levine Looks to Client to Fill COO Role

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 24, 2014

As part of an effort to add muscle to the firm, Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton has hired a longtime Harleysville Insurance senior official as the new executive vice president and chief operations and strategic officer.

Holden Elected State Bar President

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 18, 2014

Craig Holden, who cochairs the commercial litigation practice at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, ran unopposed.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

Jury Socks LA Dodgers for Injuries to Beaten Giants Fan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 10, 2014

A jury has awarded nearly $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 07, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia

Opinion: Researching Jurors On The Internet Is Not Just Permissible, But Necessary

JOHN G. BROWNING : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 01, 2014

On June 30, the Law Tribune published an editorial "A Troublesome Opinion Regarding Juror Internet Research," in which it lamented recent American Bar Association Formal Opinion 466. This opinion concluded that there was nothing wrong with a lawyer reviewing a juror's internet presence as long as the lawyer does not initiate contact with the juror (such as by sending him or her a "friend" request).

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : June 25, 2014

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has added a partner, while other firms have added counsel

Seven Lessons for Litigators in 'Game of Thrones'

John G. Browning : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2014

With the fourth season finale of TV show "Game of Thrones" behind us, here are seven things litigators can learn from the Machiavellian machinations of those jockeying for power in the Seven Kingdoms. (Don't worry: I'm not giving away information from Sunday's season finale if you haven't seen it yet.)

Defense Wins in Product Liability Case Over Modified Van

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : June 17, 2014

The defense prevailed in a nearly two-week-long Cherokee County State Court product liability trial over the cause of the death of an infant in a van modified for wheelchair access.

Seven Lessons for Litigators in 'Game of Thrones'

John G. Browning : Texas Lawyer : June 16, 2014

With the fourth season finale of TV show "Game of Thrones" behind us, here are seven things litigators can learn from the Machiavellian machinations of those jockeying for power in the Seven Kingdoms. (Don't worry: I'm not giving away information from Sunday's season finale if you haven't seen it yet.)

Panel Rejects Coordination in Recalled Berries Class Actions

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2014

A federal panel has refused to coordinate nine class actions filed on behalf of consumers who ate a recalled frozen berries and pomegranate mix linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.

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  • - Billing Rates
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  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Llp

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

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

In the News

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Appeals Court Keeps Out Execs at Ponzi-Fed Oil Company

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : October 03, 2014

In the ongoing saga of Ponzi scammer Arthur Nadel, a federal appellate panel rules two former officers of a Texas oil company that received money from the fraud lack standing to protest a receiver's appointment.

Parents of Dodgers Stadium Beating Victim File Suit Again

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 01, 2014

The parents of a San Francisco Giants fan who won a nearly $18 million verdict over injuries he sustained after being beaten in the Los Angeles Dodgers parking lot has sued the team again, claiming its insurance company secretly purchased a lien on their son's medical expenses and now wants an inflated share in the jury award.

More Attorneys and Staff Exit Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 22, 2014

Insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, which since February has shed 30 attorneys, has parted ways with six more attorneys and several key staff positions, sources close to the firm have said.

Stacy Schwartz: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Davis v. Brickman Landscaping

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Expert Testimony Required to Establish Fire Sprinkler Inspectors' Standard of Care

Court Narrows Claims Filed After Mother Sends Teen to Utah

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : September 08, 2014

A non-custodial father who was unaware his son would be whisked off to Utah for a month of strenuous hiking at a therapeutic wilderness camp has had his claims against the camp and the transport service dismissed. But Eastern District Judge Joseph Bianco allowed the son to proceed with claims of assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Change in Counsel Cannot Delay Trial for "Real Housewives" Star

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Hoffman : New Jersey Law Journal : August 29, 2014

A New York City law firm representing former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Jacqueline Laurita and her husband, Christopher, in a pending bankruptcy suit will be allowed to withdraw from the case, but U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Grossman told the reality stars that a change in counsel would not delay court hearings.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Judge Permits Claims Against MonaVie Juice

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

A New Jersey federal trial judge has dumped a motion to dismiss a putative class action against the makers and distributors of MonaVie, a “super juice” allegedly hawked in a nationwide pyramid scheme as a treatment for cancer, arthritis, stroke, diabetes and allergies, among other conditions.

Rising Stars 2014: Jonathan D. Goins | 37

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When a client comes to his office, Jonathan Goins knows his job is to protect creativity, monetize it or capitalize on what's already been created, and that is what fuels his practice and enthusiasm for intellectual property, entertainment and sports law.

IP Firm Novak Druce Opens Phila. Office, Supporting Wilm. Presence

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Delaware Law Weekly : August 06, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : August 01, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Rock On, Legal Tech Style

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 01, 2014

A legal technology band will rock the International Legal Technology Association annual meeting this month in Nashville.

One Businessman's Pro Se Crusade Against an Air Rights Sale

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 01, 2014

For James Brady—investor, businessman and crusader against the corporate forces he believes have trampled over his rights—every fight must come at a cost. Not least of all, the one that has consumed him for the last seven years.

Board of Young Lawyers Division Is Announced

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 30, 2014

Sharri Edenfield, the new president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, has appointed a slate of lawyers to the YLD's board of directors. Edenfield's initiatives for the 2014-2015 year include service to military veterans, leadership development for YLD members and increasing access to justice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

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

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : July 24, 2014

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

Nelson Levine Looks to Client to Fill COO Role

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 24, 2014

As part of an effort to add muscle to the firm, Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton has hired a longtime Harleysville Insurance senior official as the new executive vice president and chief operations and strategic officer.

Holden Elected State Bar President

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 18, 2014

Craig Holden, who cochairs the commercial litigation practice at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, ran unopposed.

Three Judges Named to Fill Santa Clara Vacancies

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 16, 2014

Those appointments and one in Contra Costa County were among 10 throughout the state announced Wednesday.

Jury Socks LA Dodgers for Injuries to Beaten Giants Fan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : July 10, 2014

A jury has awarded nearly $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day in 2011.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 07, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia

Opinion: Researching Jurors On The Internet Is Not Just Permissible, But Necessary

JOHN G. BROWNING : The Connecticut Law Tribune : July 01, 2014

On June 30, the Law Tribune published an editorial "A Troublesome Opinion Regarding Juror Internet Research," in which it lamented recent American Bar Association Formal Opinion 466. This opinion concluded that there was nothing wrong with a lawyer reviewing a juror's internet presence as long as the lawyer does not initiate contact with the juror (such as by sending him or her a "friend" request).

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : June 25, 2014

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith has added a partner, while other firms have added counsel

Seven Lessons for Litigators in 'Game of Thrones'

John G. Browning : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2014

With the fourth season finale of TV show "Game of Thrones" behind us, here are seven things litigators can learn from the Machiavellian machinations of those jockeying for power in the Seven Kingdoms. (Don't worry: I'm not giving away information from Sunday's season finale if you haven't seen it yet.)

Defense Wins in Product Liability Case Over Modified Van

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : June 17, 2014

The defense prevailed in a nearly two-week-long Cherokee County State Court product liability trial over the cause of the death of an infant in a van modified for wheelchair access.

Seven Lessons for Litigators in 'Game of Thrones'

John G. Browning : Texas Lawyer : June 16, 2014

With the fourth season finale of TV show "Game of Thrones" behind us, here are seven things litigators can learn from the Machiavellian machinations of those jockeying for power in the Seven Kingdoms. (Don't worry: I'm not giving away information from Sunday's season finale if you haven't seen it yet.)

Panel Rejects Coordination in Recalled Berries Class Actions

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2014

A federal panel has refused to coordinate nine class actions filed on behalf of consumers who ate a recalled frozen berries and pomegranate mix linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak.