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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

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.

Former Nelson Brown Attorneys Sue for Bonuses

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 11, 2015

Several attorneys who left Nelson Brown about a year ago have sued the firm for recovery of allegedly unpaid bonuses.

People in the News - Feb. 4, 2015 - Promer Named to Phila. Bar Foundation Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2015

Ellen Canan Grady joined Cozen O'Connor as a member in the corporate securities practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Legal's Top Lateral Hires of 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 02, 2015

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2014 supplement, scheduled to be published in The Legal on Feb. 24.

Judge Rejects Unfair Trial Claim of Wrongfully Convicted Man

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

After spending more than 20 years in prison for the rape of a police officer's wife that he did not commit, a man could not convince a judge he was subjected to malicious prosecution and deprived of a fair trial.

Nelson Brown COO Leaves After Six Months

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2015

About six months after being hired by Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein as executive vice president and chief operations and strategic officer, attorney Kevin Toth has left the firm.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

Criticism of Doctor Was Protected Speech, Judge Finds

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2015

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a doctor against three New York attorneys who wrote about another judge's scathing remarks against him, finding their statements were privileged or protected opinions.

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Midsized Firms Saw Splits and Out-of-State Entries to Market

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 23, 2014

The passing year began with a flurry of changes for small and midsized firms across the state, with leadership transitions, group laterals, additions and splits continuing throughout the year.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Plaintiffs Appeal Rejection of P.F. Chang Data Claims

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Plaintiffs in a proposed class action over a data security breach at P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. swiftly appealed an Illinois federal judge's dismissal of their suit on the ground they had not shown they had suffered actual harm.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holiday Wish Lists: iPads, Gadgets, Fishing Poles

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 12, 2014

Legal techies have very eclectic Santa lists!

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Llp

  • - Financial Information
  • - 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

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.

Former Nelson Brown Attorneys Sue for Bonuses

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 11, 2015

Several attorneys who left Nelson Brown about a year ago have sued the firm for recovery of allegedly unpaid bonuses.

People in the News - Feb. 4, 2015 - Promer Named to Phila. Bar Foundation Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2015

Ellen Canan Grady joined Cozen O'Connor as a member in the corporate securities practice.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Legal's Top Lateral Hires of 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 02, 2015

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2014 supplement, scheduled to be published in The Legal on Feb. 24.

Judge Rejects Unfair Trial Claim of Wrongfully Convicted Man

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

After spending more than 20 years in prison for the rape of a police officer's wife that he did not commit, a man could not convince a judge he was subjected to malicious prosecution and deprived of a fair trial.

Nelson Brown COO Leaves After Six Months

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 07, 2015

About six months after being hired by Nelson Brown Hamilton & Krekstein as executive vice president and chief operations and strategic officer, attorney Kevin Toth has left the firm.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

Criticism of Doctor Was Protected Speech, Judge Finds

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2015

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a doctor against three New York attorneys who wrote about another judge's scathing remarks against him, finding their statements were privileged or protected opinions.

Mergers, Management Changes Drew BigLaw Focus in 2014

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 30, 2014

The latter part of 2014 brought with it not only the biggest business of law news for Pennsylvania, but perhaps for the country. All eyes watched during the second half of the year as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius entertained merger discussions with struggling Boston-based firm Bingham McCutchen. A full-on acquisition of the more than 700 lawyers at Bingham would have been a big departure for Morgan Lewis' typical growth strategy of acquiring groups of attorneys from firms that are disbanding.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Midsized Firms Saw Splits and Out-of-State Entries to Market

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 23, 2014

The passing year began with a flurry of changes for small and midsized firms across the state, with leadership transitions, group laterals, additions and splits continuing throughout the year.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Plaintiffs Appeal Rejection of P.F. Chang Data Claims

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Plaintiffs in a proposed class action over a data security breach at P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc. swiftly appealed an Illinois federal judge's dismissal of their suit on the ground they had not shown they had suffered actual harm.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holiday Wish Lists: iPads, Gadgets, Fishing Poles

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 12, 2014

Legal techies have very eclectic Santa lists!