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McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 454
  • Gross Revenues: $305,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $670,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $825,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -17

McKenna Long & Aldridge is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McKenna Long & Aldridge has 518 attorneys and is the 82nd largest firm in the United States.  With $305,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 107th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, NY, PA and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 107 -17 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 82 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 104 14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 92 -35 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 18 5 Summer programs

In the News

McKenna Long Government Contracts Partners Vote with Their Feet

Katelyn Polantz : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Ahead of McKenna Long's merger with Dentons, members of a key D.C. practice jump to Covington.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: Ex-Speaker Gingrich Signs With Dentons

: The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican U.S. House speaker and presidential candidate who once hoped to colonize the moon, will join the lobbying group of the world's largest law firm on Earth. Plus more in this week's column.

Maintaining Ethical Integrity as a Creative Litigator

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Texas Lawyer : May 21, 2015

Litigators are known for their zealous representation, creative advocacy, and quick "on their feet" thinking. Yet they are still required to follow all applicable rules of ethics. This poses unique challenges and risks for attorneys who specialize in litigation.

Gingrich Signs On With Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 20, 2015

The former speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate will join the global megafirm on June 1 as a senior adviser in its public policy and regulation practice, Dentons announced Wednesday, ahead of the closing of its impending merger with Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Former Speaker Gingrich Signs Up With Dentons

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 20, 2015

Newt Gingrich, though not a lawyer, will be a senior adviser at Dentons and arrives as the firm builds out its policy-related practices through mergers and new hires.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Scoops Up Two McKenna Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 18, 2015

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

Dentons to Develop New Technologies Through NextLaw Labs

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015

The firm on Monday unveiled NextLaw Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary through which Dentons will invest in and develop technologies so that attorneys can deliver services to their clients "better, cheaper, faster," according to Dentons global chairman Joseph Andrew.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker & Hostetler Lands McKenna's Atlanta Health Care Team

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 14, 2015

A 25-lawyer group of health care lawyers led by Jim Rawls is leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge for Baker & Hostetler on June 1, ahead of McKenna's impending merger with global megafirm Dentons.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Partners Say McKenna Dangled Exit Deals to Win 'Yes' Votes on Dentons Merger

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 12, 2015

McKenna Long chairman Jeffrey Haidet said there was no "vote buying" and the firm negotiated partner departures on a case-by-case basis.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

Firms Race For State AG Practices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.

Baker & Hostetler Picks Up Two McKenna Corporate Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 08, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge has lost two corporate partners, David Brown and Clayton Coley, to Baker & Hostetler.

For Pillsbury Chair, Time to Hand Over Keys

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Under James Rishwain, who announced he will step down at the end of 2016, headcount and revenue fell sharply as the firm searched for the right merger partner. But its overall financial health improved, partners say.

Pillsbury Takes Four Partners from McKenna in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

The government-contracts lawyers were expected to leave ahead of McKenna's merger with Dentons.

McKenna Litigator Jumps to Kilpatrick

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 06, 2015

Raymond Aghaian, a former federal prosecutor, specializes in white-collar defense and cybersecurity.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Our roundup of law firm promotions and laterals: Covington & Burling; Jones Day; Kelly Drye & Warren; Locke Lord; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 04, 2015

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

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spurning Dentons Merger, McKenna Government Contracts Team Goes to Covington

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 01, 2015

Covington & Burling has scooped up 19 lawyers, including five partners, from McKenna Long & Aldridge's marquee Washington government contracts group, The National Law Journal reports.

Covington Picks Up Heart of McKenna's Government Contracts Group

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 01, 2015

Covington & Burling has picked up the heart of McKenna Long & Aldridge's government contracts practice in an acquisition of 19 lawyers, including five partners, the firm announced Friday.