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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

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

What In-House Counsel Want in Law Firm Cybersecurity

Jason Straight : Legal Tech Newsletter : April 22, 2015

In order to preserve existing client relationships and secure new corporate clients, law firms need to beef up their security technologies, processes and protocols.

Emory Law Announces Civil Rights Professorship Named for John Lewis

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 21, 2015

Emory University Law School is honoring Atlanta civil rights hero and congressman John Lewis with an endowed civil rights professorship that will be called the John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Key Steps to Take When Hit by a Sanctions Motion

J. Randolph Evans : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

Motions for sanctions have become commonplace in modern-day litigation. For many litigators, it is a routine tool to increase the stakes. Fortunately, most courts recognize weak motions as little more than litigation tactics and treat them accordingly.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons Strikes Again

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2015

As Dentons merges with yet another firm, its leaders are out to shatter "myths" about law firm growth. But what if they're not myths?

Governor Confirms Tax Tribunal Appointment; Process Is Murky

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 16, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's office on Thursday confirmed his appointment of state House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal as the new judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal.

Judge Rejects Defamation Suit Against Singer K. Michelle

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

An Atlanta R&B singer who said on a reality TV show that the CEO of her former record label mismanaged her career and beat her years ago in a hotel room has prevailed in a defamation lawsuit the CEO brought in Fulton County Superior Court.

Dentons Makes a Grand Budapest Bolt-On

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

Having recently announced mergers in the U.S. and China, the ever-expanding global legal giant is now adding a 30-strong team from White & Case in the Hungarian capital. The move is essentially another merger, as Dentons will absorb the entire local affiliate of White & Case, a firm that opened in Budapest in 1990.

Polsinelli Expands Health Care Practice Into Nashville

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

The firm is extending its reach by creating a new office in Nashville that will focus on the health care industry, a staple for the fast-growing Polsinelli. Manning the outpost will be former Frost Brown Todd attorneys Bobby Guy and Robert Dempsey.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: New Details in DLA Lawyer's Killing | DOJ's Reaction to Immigration Ruling

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 10, 2015

The feds like what they saw in the Fifth Circuit earlier this week in an immigration case. Police reveal new details in the killing of DLA Piper associate David Messerschmitt. And a New York photographer beats privacy claims over shots he took of unsuspecting residents. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

McKenna Will Merge With Dentons, but Will Everyone Join?

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 09, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge and Dentons finally announced Wednesday that the two firms' partnerships have approved a merger, but it's not clear yet which lawyers from McKenna will be joining Dentons.

Dentons and McKenna Long Announce Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge announced late Wednesday afternoon that it is combining with global megafirm Dentons.

Dentons, McKenna Long Reach Merger Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

A little more than a month after rekindling merger talks, Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have agreed to a combination.

Lawyers Resist Plan to Trim Length of Appeals Briefs

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

Forcing lawyers to write shorter briefs is not the solution to the problems federal appeals court judges have with outsized filings, an advisory panel was told on Wednesday.

M&A Magic: Allow for These Critical Factors in Any Law Firm Combination

Thomas E. Jones Jr. : Daily Report : April 01, 2015

I believe there are five critical factors that should come immediately to mind and be thoroughly vetted when considering any type of law firm combination: people/culture, practice systems, compensation structures, facilities and clients/conflicts.

Battle Over King & Spalding's GM Notes Continues

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

King & Spalding is facing a second demand to hand over its confidential internal communications about client General Motors so plaintiffs counsel can see what the firm's lawyers knew about an alleged cover-up of a deadly ignition switch defect.

Two Rejoin McKenna Long

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

Two former partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge, Jim Thomas II and Phil Bradley, returned to the firm as senior counsel in March.

Will Falcons at McKenna Long Chairman's Window Hear of Dentons Merger First?

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 25, 2015

Oh, to be a peregrine falcon outside Jeff Haidet's window at McKenna Long & Aldridge. A pair of the birds of prey has returned to their annual nesting spot outside McKenna Long's downtown offices, more than 50 floors atop SunTrust Plaza.

The Business of Using Drones for Business

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : March 23, 2015

The move to use aerial drones in business is quickly pushing forward, and at least one expert advises companies to file their requests for temporary drone authorization with the federal government ASAP.

Morning Wrap: You Want The Ruth? | Loretta Lynch in Limbo

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 17, 2015

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets a new t-shirt, Senate Democrats assail Republicans over delaying Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote and McKenna partners vote to merge with global firm Dentons. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Partner: McKenna Votes to Approve Dentons Merger

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

Partners at McKenna Long & Aldridge voted on Monday afternoon to merge with global megafirm Dentons, according to a McKenna partner.

Morning Wrap: Lynch Vote Stalls | Abbe Lowell's Letter to DOJ

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : March 16, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general faces a new hurdle in the Senate. Police agencies are not too eager to talk about a powerful new surveillance tool. McKenna partners will vote on merging with Dentons. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Family Claims Former Sutherland Partner Took $60 Million

Greg Land : Daily Report : March 16, 2015

A wealthy Georgia family has sued a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan partner, Bennett Kight, claiming he plundered at least $60 million from trusts he oversaw for more than 20 years.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Surprise GM Deal Comes Just Before Hearing on King & Spalding's Client Notes

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

Four days before a crucial hearing, lawyers announced a surprise settlement Friday for a Georgia couple suing General Motors, alleging that an ignition switch defect killed their daughter.

McKenna Partners to Vote Monday on Mega-Merger With Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 13, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge's partners will vote Monday on whether to merge with global megafirm Dentons, said a McKenna partner and three sources close to the firms on Friday.