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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

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.

State Ethics Complaint Leads to Payment of Attorney Fees

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : December 10, 2014

A St. Marys chiropractor who filed a state ethics complaint against a liberal organization this summer is agreeing to reimburse some of the organization's attorney fees after the ethics commission rejected his claims.

IBM Loses Suit Over Army Auditing Contract

Nate Beck : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

A federal claims judge has denied IBM's challenge over a government decision to award a U.S. Army auditing contract to low-bidder Ernst & Young.

Plaintiffs in GM Ignition Switch Case Seek Internal King & Spalding Documents

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 05, 2014

Plaintiffs suing General Motors claiming the carmaker covered up evidence of a faulty ignition switch they blame for their daughter's death want GM's lawyers at King & Spalding to hand over confidential internal notes and memos about the case.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Years After Leaving, Amy Fouts Rejoins McKenna Long & Aldridge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 25, 2014

Amy Fouts has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge's health care practice after two years at Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever

Private Probation Survives—As Do Claims Against Private Probation Company

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : November 24, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court said there was nothing inherently unconstitutional about counties hiring private companies to manage thousands of convicts on probation, but the justices said probationers could pursue a private probation company for, in effect, extending probationers' sentences.

DOOSAN INFRACORE INTERNATIONAL: Rising Star

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Neither an Emory law degree nor a successful litigation record at Alston & Bird were enough for Courtney Fletcher to infiltrate the boys' club that was Doosan Group, a South Korean company that purchased the American farm equipment firm Bobcat Co. in 2007.

Associate Recommends Partners Advise Proteges to Go Fly a Kite

Jeremy Berry : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Partners, please tell your associates to go jump in a lake, take a hike, or go fly a kite. Please! Associates will be better off for it and partners and clients will benefit from an associate who is not always stuck in the office.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

GM Sharing Ignition Documents With Plaintiffs Lawyers

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers are meeting with General Motors Co.'s outside law firm, King & Spalding, in hopes of obtaining internal emails and documents that could show how much the automaker's lawyers knew about a faulty ignition switch.

State Won't Need to Review Feds' Files on Charged Driller

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 07, 2014

Although the ExxonMobil subsidiary the state attorney general last year charged criminally for violations related to fracking can subpoena federal investigators for Brady material, a Lycoming County judge has ruled that state prosecutors will not need to review the federal government's investigative files on the company.

Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Plan to Bring Slot Machines to L.I.

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 06, 2014

In what is believed to be the first Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy plan confirmed in New York state, Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting's $100 million bankruptcy plan will go forward, including the development of a new Long Island electronic slot machine casino.

Senate Power Switch Could Revive Michael Boggs' Judicial Confirmation

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 06, 2014

The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this week might give new life to the stalled nomination of Michael Boggs, the Georgia Court of Appeals judge tapped for the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

Lawyers Decry Clawback Ruling in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

A bankruptcy ruling barring former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners from using a "value" defense in a clawback suit could have far reaching consequences by encouraging partners "to run for the exits" at the first sign of a law firm's financial instability, according to defense attorneys.