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Mayer Brown LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 1,470
  • Gross Revenues: $1,146,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $780,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,285,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Mayer Brown is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Mayer Brown has 1470 attorneys and is the 15th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,146,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 18th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Mayer Brown ranked as the 22nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, IL, London, NC, NM, NY, Paris and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 18 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 18 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 15 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 68 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 115 -12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 84 -84 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 35 4 Summer programs

In the News

Florida Bar Asks Justices to Rule on Judicial Campaigns

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : August 27, 2014

As judicial elections heat up around the country with record fundraising efforts, The Florida Bar has taken the unusual step of urging, instead of opposing, U.S. Supreme Court review of a state ethics rule prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting contributions.

Practitioner's Guide to Reorganized Supreme Court Clerk's Office

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : August 27, 2014

A year after taking over as clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, Scott Harris is putting his stamp on the office with a major reorganization—including elimination of the historic position of chief deputy clerk.

The Windy City Winners

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

We asked top litigation practices in Chicago to tell us about their operations — head counts and revenues, biggest wins and even their losses. The NLJ staff then pored over the information and selected the nine firms you'll read about here.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Mayer Brown

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Steady Work in Chicago — At Least for the Lawyers

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 25, 2014

Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next?

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, , practitioners discuss the court's significant holdings from the past term, effective oral arguments, preserving issues for appeal, and more.

Another Firm Iced: Arnold & Porter, Zuckerman Add Support to ALS Charity Campaign

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 22, 2014

Arnold & Porter and Zuckerman Spaeder were among a number of legal groups in Washington and elsewhere to take part in the ALS awareness-raising charity campaign that has gone viral on social-networking sites this month.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 22, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, including Steptoe & Johnson, Latham & Watkins and Hunton & Williams.

The Churn: Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Third Circuit Rejects News Corp.-Related Hacking Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : August 22, 2014

A New Jersey marketing company has lost its appeal of a decision that barred it from pursuing claims that a company owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., hacked into its computers to gain a competitive advantage and then falsely denied it in a prior lawsuit.

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Restrictions on Counsel's Participation In Inter Partes Review Proceedings Explained

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Kaplan Blasts Plaintiffs in Irish Bank Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 19, 2014

Motions for reconsideration are always a long shot. But they don't usually backfire as dramatically as they did Tuesday in a decision by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan.

Reed Smith Adds Finance Partner in S.F.

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 18, 2014

Vanessa Gage specializes in aviation and transportation financing.

Justices Asked to Rule on Judicial Campaign Fundraising

Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : August 18, 2014

As the amount of money in judicial elections swells across the nation, a major barrier to the candidates themselves directly soliciting the funds is under constitutional attack in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Alabama Court Bucks Trend, Says Generic Patient Can Sue Pfizer

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 18, 2014

The tort theory of "innovator liability"—the notion that brand-name drug companies can be held liable for inadequate warnings on other manufacturers' generic versions of their drugs—has been widely panned on appeal. But innovator liability isn't dead yet.

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Justices Asked to Rule on Judicial Campaign Fundraising

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : August 13, 2014

As the amount of money in judicial elections skyrockets across the nation, a major barrier to the candidates themselves directly soliciting the funds is under constitutional attack in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Obama Administration Relaxes Lobbyist Ban

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : August 12, 2014

Some lobbyists can serve once again on federal agency committees and boards after the Obama administration changed a White House rule that barred them from the panels, according to guidance released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday.

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

Lobbyists Regain Seat At the Table

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The Obama administration is poised to rescind at least a portion of a White House rule that bars lobbyists from serving on agency committees and boards, likely ending a court fight over the First Amendment.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Koh Rejects $324 Million No-Poach Settlement, Saying It Isn't Enough

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

The judge said Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe should pay $50 million more given an earlier settlement, the strength of the plaintiffs' case and rulings in their favor.