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Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

  • Designation: Los Angeles
  • Head Count: 891
  • Gross Revenues: $364,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $410,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

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 $364,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 87th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 87 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 87 -3 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

In-House Counsel Profile: Bowlmor AMF Corp.'s Rick Chung

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."

Nelson Brown, Lewis Brisbois Settle Lawsuits Against Each Other

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

Lawsuits that Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith attorneys leveled at each other over allegedly stolen laptops and withheld bonuses have been resolved.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Con Ed Has Right to Contractor's Files, Panel Finds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A judge was "too harsh" when she denied Consolidated Edison Inc.'s request for the litigation files of a contractor in the massive steam pipe explosion that rocked midtown Manhattan in July 2007, a sharply divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

Panel Rejects Amendment as 'Patently Devoid of Merit'

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

A trial court erred in allowing the family of two brothers who died in a 2007 elevator accident to add an allegation of gross negligence and demand punitive damages in their lawsuit against the property owner and the elevator operator, an appellate court ruled.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

West Palm Firm Helps Station Owner Avoid Damages From Gas Fire

Francisco Alvarado Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : April 09, 2015

A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.

Discrimination Suit Claims Nelson Brown Had 'Frat House' Culture

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

The former heads of the subrogation unit of what is now Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein ran the department like a "frat house" and discriminated against the female attorneys working there, a former associate at the firm has alleged in a lawsuit.

Newsmakers: Week of March 30

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Harvey Heller and Keith Short have joined Coats Rose as of counsel in the firm's real estate practice group in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of March 16

: Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Devon D. Sharp has been promoted to a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. She is in the firm's business litigation section and labor and employment practice group.

Judge Deletes Two Cybersecurity Class Actions

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015

A federal judge has dismissed two data breach class actions—filed by plaintiffs whose personal information was hacked from a payroll company—because no apparent identity-theft-related crimes occurred as a result.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Name Partner Set to Leave Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : March 05, 2015

Four attorneys, including name partner Michael A. Hamilton, will be leaving insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, sources have told The Legal.

Lawyers' Departures Fuel Fight Over Laptops

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is fending off claims that its attorneys stole laptops from their previous firm containing sensitive client information, in a case that highlights the complications of what stays and what goes when lawyers jump ship.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

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

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Mullen, Salvucci and Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

In February 2014, John Mullen and John Salvucci led a 14-lawyer team from what is now insurance boutique Nelson Brown to open the Philadelphia office of Los Angeles-based Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

The List of Top Laterals for 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The lateral market in 2014 proved consistent with recent years in two main respects: The allure of group laterals remained strong and the insurance industry continued to see some of the most significant shake-out.

Top Laterals

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The Top Laterals supplement includes articles on the calculus of starting up a firm, learning through lateral experience, our listing of the top lateral hires of 2014 and more.

Nelson Brown's Big Drop in Head Count Raises Questions

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 18, 2015

In a little more than the past year, insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein has gone from roughly 75 attorneys to now around 25, leading to questions about the firm's long-term future.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

More Profiles:
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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - 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

In-House Counsel Profile: Bowlmor AMF Corp.'s Rick Chung

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

"I know the processes that need to be put in place to create a foundation for adequate growth."

Nelson Brown, Lewis Brisbois Settle Lawsuits Against Each Other

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : May 15, 2015

Lawsuits that Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith attorneys leveled at each other over allegedly stolen laptops and withheld bonuses have been resolved.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Con Ed Has Right to Contractor's Files, Panel Finds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 23, 2015

A judge was "too harsh" when she denied Consolidated Edison Inc.'s request for the litigation files of a contractor in the massive steam pipe explosion that rocked midtown Manhattan in July 2007, a sharply divided panel of the Appellate Division, First Department, ruled Tuesday.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

Panel Rejects Amendment as 'Patently Devoid of Merit'

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

A trial court erred in allowing the family of two brothers who died in a 2007 elevator accident to add an allegation of gross negligence and demand punitive damages in their lawsuit against the property owner and the elevator operator, an appellate court ruled.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

West Palm Firm Helps Station Owner Avoid Damages From Gas Fire

Francisco Alvarado Special to the Review : Daily Business Review : April 09, 2015

A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.

Discrimination Suit Claims Nelson Brown Had 'Frat House' Culture

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

The former heads of the subrogation unit of what is now Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein ran the department like a "frat house" and discriminated against the female attorneys working there, a former associate at the firm has alleged in a lawsuit.

Newsmakers: Week of March 30

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Harvey Heller and Keith Short have joined Coats Rose as of counsel in the firm's real estate practice group in Houston.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Diversity Initiative Honorees 2015: Defense Association of New York

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : March 30, 2015

When Gary Rome took the helm of the nonprofit Defense Association of New York in June 2014, this lack of women and minority defense litigators and firm partners was high on his priority list. "Are we just going to talk about diversity, or are we actually going to train diverse attorneys and teach them what it takes to obtain clients, what it takes to climb the ladder?" he said.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015

Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of March 16

: Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Devon D. Sharp has been promoted to a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. She is in the firm's business litigation section and labor and employment practice group.

Judge Deletes Two Cybersecurity Class Actions

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015

A federal judge has dismissed two data breach class actions—filed by plaintiffs whose personal information was hacked from a payroll company—because no apparent identity-theft-related crimes occurred as a result.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Name Partner Set to Leave Nelson Brown

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : March 05, 2015

Four attorneys, including name partner Michael A. Hamilton, will be leaving insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein, sources have told The Legal.

Lawyers' Departures Fuel Fight Over Laptops

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith is fending off claims that its attorneys stole laptops from their previous firm containing sensitive client information, in a case that highlights the complications of what stays and what goes when lawyers jump ship.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

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

Newsmakers: Week of March 2

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.

Mullen, Salvucci and Team

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

In February 2014, John Mullen and John Salvucci led a 14-lawyer team from what is now insurance boutique Nelson Brown to open the Philadelphia office of Los Angeles-based Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

The List of Top Laterals for 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The lateral market in 2014 proved consistent with recent years in two main respects: The allure of group laterals remained strong and the insurance industry continued to see some of the most significant shake-out.

Top Laterals

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The Top Laterals supplement includes articles on the calculus of starting up a firm, learning through lateral experience, our listing of the top lateral hires of 2014 and more.

Nelson Brown's Big Drop in Head Count Raises Questions

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 18, 2015

In a little more than the past year, insurance boutique Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein has gone from roughly 75 attorneys to now around 25, leading to questions about the firm's long-term future.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.