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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McKenna Long & Aldridge has 454 attorneys and is the 98th 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

Morning Wrap: The Lawyering Up Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 02, 2015

An interview with Dentons' leaders about its growth to the world's largest firm, while cyclists and the Texas attorney general get their own lawyers. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2015

Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm's merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement.

McKenna and Dentons Seal the Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's long-awaited merger with global megafirm Dentons took effect Wednesday, the two firms announced.

Dentons' Eye Still Wandering as McKenna Long Ties the Knot

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

With Dentons' merger with McKenna Long & Aldridge becoming official on Wednesday, we asked the firm's leaders about the impending combination with China's Dacheng—and what other global tie-ups may be in store.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

When the Firm Moves: Keeping or Destroying Old Documents

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : June 29, 2015

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

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

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 24, 2015

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Another Labor Relations Partner Leaves McKenna for Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lifetime Achievers: Clay Long

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Clay C. Long's best year in his professional life happened at his first law job, 52 years ago. He clerked for Justice Hugo Black the year Black wrote the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states must provide lawyers for poor people charged with crimes.

Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration: Part I

Abraham J. Gafni : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

It is generally understood that the obligation to submit to arbitration (unless mandated by statute or court rule) arises by reason of a written (and occasionally oral) contractual obligation entered into by the parties.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

GM Plaintiffs Try Crime-Fraud Exception to Get Documents

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : June 15, 2015

In an effort to crack attorney-client privilege, a plaintiffs lawyer has accused General Motors Co. and the King & Spalding law firm of conspiring to commit fraud by concealing an ignition-switch defect.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

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

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.

NLRB Ruling on Racism Firing May 'Unsettle Employers'

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 10, 2015

A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that a company violated the National Labor Relations Act by firing an employee who made racist remarks on a picket line.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

What Dentons Gets From McKenna Merger After Departures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 09, 2015

Skeptics accuse global megafirm Dentons of growing for growth's sake, especially after its January combination with a 4,000-lawyer Chinese firm, Dacheng. That move made Dentons the largest firm in the world with 6,500 lawyers.

Downsizing at Some Firms, Intentional or Not

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Numbers sank at a few shops that shed underperformers or lost lawyers to the competition.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hiscock and Damon Morey Announce Merger

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 02, 2015

Upstate law firms Hiscock & Barclay and Damon Morey announced they have combined to establish Barclay Damon, a 275-attorney firm, the largest firm in the state not based in New York City.

Dennis Hastert's Arraignment Rescheduled for Next Week

Zoe Tillman and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2015

The federal district judge in Chicago overseeing the prosecution of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Tuesday pushed back Hastert's arraignment to next week.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Mind State Lines When Taking On New Clients

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : June 01, 2015

Attorneys should weigh the risks posed by inconsistent ethics rules and legal malpractice exposure under laws of multiple states.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.