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McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 518
  • Gross Revenues: $341,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $900,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

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 $341,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 90th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 90 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 90 -3 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

Ex-AG Bowers: Religious Freedom Bills Are 'Ill-Conceived' and 'Mean-Spirited'

R. Robin McDonald and Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 24, 2015

Gay rights groups on Wednesday introduced former Attorney General Mike Bowers as a new and unlikely ally in their fight to stop passage of legislation they say will use religion as an excuse to discriminate—a move that prompted eight legislator lawyers to dismiss Bowers' critique of the bills as "shameless."

INADMISSIBLE: Hogan Lovells' Gross Revenue Increases

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Hogan Lovells reported an increase of 3.6 percent in its gross revenue for 2014, to $1.78 billion compared with 2013's $1.72 billion. Plus more in this week's column.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

New Partners: Climbing Up, Seeing the Light

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

The pipeline to partnership has been clogged by residue from the recession, lateral partner movement and lifestyle issues, but observers have noticed a renewed interest by firms in developing top-tier attorneys so they have more of an unobstructed path.

Suit Accuses Feds of Unlawfully Seizing Tax Refunds

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 18, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Americans may have had their tax refunds wrongfully taken by the federal government, according to a class action filed Wednesday in Washington federal district court.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 17, 2015

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

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Names Teacher to Judicial Watchdog Agency

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 09, 2015

A North Georgia elementary school teacher with a background in law enforcement has become the newest member of the state judicial disciplinary agency.

King & Spalding Tops 2013's Partner Profit Boost

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 09, 2015

King & Spalding reported substantial increases in revenue and profit in 2014, following a strong 2013.

JNC Submits Two Short Lists, Gets New Members

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 06, 2015

Three lawyers are vying to be the next Georgia Tax Tribunal judge.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Polsinelli's Revenue Soars While PPP Dips

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Fast-growing Polsinelli continued expanding in 2014, with revenue jumping 13.4 percent to $368 million for its fiscal year ending Oct. 31. The Kansas City, Mo.-based firm has more than doubled its revenue since 2010. Meanwhile, profits per partner dropped 5 percent to $650,000, partly due to the equity partner ranks rising by nearly 7 percent to 112.

McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP v. Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co.

: New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Insurer Granted Judgment in Bid to Enjoin Arbitration of Claims Over $20M Litigation Loan

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

Former Rep. Jim Moran Plans to Bring Appropriations Lobbying to McDermott

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 28, 2015

Former Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia is joining McDermott Will & Emery, according to two people familiar with the hire. Moran's announcement, likely to come in February, is another of the early movements of former members joining lobbying firms.

King & Spalding Fights Effort to Open Confidential Notes on GM Ignition Switch

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 26, 2015

King & Spalding is fighting an effort to make public what lawyers at the firm said to each other about their client, General Motors, with regard to the company's faulty ignition switch litigation.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 20, 2015

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

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

McKenna Long Can't Dodge Arbitration Over Patent Campaign

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2015

A federal judge refused to let the firm off the hook in an arbitration stemming from an investment fund's loan of more than $20 million to fuel patent infringement litigation. 

What's a Firm to Do With a Former Congressman? Send Him to Canada

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 13, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge has hired former Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Owens as a part-time strategic adviser. That's fairly standard for a Congressman-turned-lobbyist. But it's Owens' connections along the U.S.-Canada border McKenna really wants.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Spirited Debate, Bar Backs Pay Raises for Judges, DAs And PDs

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 10, 2015

Proposed legislation to make the salaries of district attorneys and circuit public defenders equal to superior court judges sparked robust debate Saturday during the State Bar of Georgia's midyear meeting in Atlanta.

Former Senator Saxby Chambliss Joins DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined DLA Piper as a partner, the firm has announced. Chambliss will be based in the firm's Atlanta office with the goal of serving a national array of clients.

Chambliss Picked DLA Piper for Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he chose to join DLA Piper, which has 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, because of its national and international reach.

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.

Yates' No. 2 to Take Over Atlanta U.S. Attorney Spot

Greg Land : Daily Report : December 23, 2014

With a Democratic White House and Republican-dominated Senate, finding a palatable replacement for Sally Yates as U.S. Attorney may take some doing.Until then, current First Assistant U.S. Attorney John Horn will step into place as interim U.S. attorney.

Asset Seizures Gone Wrong

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

In 2014, the FTC won asset freezes coupled with temporary restraining orders in 29 cases naming 145 companies and 82 individuals, a 45 percent increase from 2013, according to an analysis by The National Law Journal.

Motions to Disqualify: Four Things to Know

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : December 15, 2014

Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big matter, starting work, and then facing a motion to disqualify.

Judson Turner Tapped as State Water Czar

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : December 11, 2014

In response to mounting water litigation, Gov. Nathan Deal has created a new role of water czar and named a top government lawyer to the position.