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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, TX and VA.

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

Report Says Dentons' Leaders Undeterred by China Market Turmoil

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : August 26, 2015

As Chinese markets continue to suffer, attention at Dentons—which absorbed the 310-lawyer, Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge last month—is focused on a deal with a huge Chinese firm.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Interning for Justice Sonia Sotomayor

: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Nick Aquart is starting work this month in the chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — but not as a law clerk or full-time staffer. Plus more in this week's column.

Clay Long Goes Solo, Works on Coke Bottler Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.

Alston & Bird Adds Tax Partner From Smith Gambrell

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2015

Alston & Bird has recruited a cross-border tax partner, Scott Harty, from Smith Gambrell & Russell's Atlanta office.

KBR Sues Defense Department for Records to Fight Tort Claims

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : August 18, 2015

Defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Services alleges in a new lawsuit that the U.S. government is unfairly withholding contract records that the company says it needs to challenge tort allegations tied to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company, represented by Covington & Burling, filed a public-records complaint Monday in Washington federal district court against the U.S. Department of Defense. "KBR's ability to defend itself adequately against litigation, in both pending suits and suits not yet filed, materially depends on obtaining records in possession of the DoD," the company's lawyers wrote.

BAY Mediation Beefs Up Roster With Five New Picks

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 18, 2015

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services has been on a summer hiring spree, adding five experienced Atlanta lawyers to its roster of neutrals: Tom Sampson and T. "Woody" Sampson II of Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, T. Bart Gary of Freeman Mathis & Gary, C.G. "Sonny" Jester Jr. of Gleeds USA, and Chris Simon, who has a plaintiffs firm and is director of business development for CoCounselor.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Bar Associations Side Against 'The Slants'

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

In a case testing the government's authority to reject trademarks it deems disparaging, a pair of Asian-American bar associations have sided against an Asian-American rock band attempting to register its name as The Slants. Plus more in this week's column.

Speaking Up and Getting Dressed Down

Rebekah Mintzer and Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Employers can overstep when they constrict wardrobe and speech.

Cytori Therapeutics Hires GC From Volcano Corp.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 31, 2015

San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics has appointed Jeremy Hayden as general counsel and vice president of business development.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gingrich, Howard Dean Appear Unified in First Joint Appearance for Dentons

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 29, 2015

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, and Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman, made their first public appearance as Dentons colleagues Wednesday on a panel discussion at the firm offices on K Street. They spoke almost entirely in agreement about the future of Medicaid and Medicare.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Proskauer and Chadbourne

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The two firms, along with Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams, are still fighting claims that they helped facilitate R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Defense Lawyer Nixes Insurance Testimony on Dewey's Health

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

An insurance executive testified Thursday that Dewey & LeBoeuf's management assured him of the firm's fiscal health ahead of a $40 million loan in 2010. But a defense lawyer for Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leader successfully dismissed that evidence.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Dickstein Shapiro's Top Insurance Lawyer, 9 Others in LA to Leave Firm

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 17, 2015

Kirk Pasich, one of few rainmakers left at Dickstein Shapiro and a nationally known insurance litigator, will pull his practice group from the D.C.-based law firm, according to five people familiar with his plans. Pasich and nine other Dickstein lawyers will join Liner LLP, two of the people said.

After Big Law and Small Law, Hodges Goes Solo

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 08, 2015

After trying a big firm and a small firm, trial lawyer Ken Hodges has gone solo, for the first time in his more than 20 years as a lawyer.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Report: Law Firms Consolidating at Record Setting Pace

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2015

In the first half of 2015, 48 law firms announced mergers, the highest half-year total in nine years, according to the legal consultancy Altman Weil.

IN BRIEF: Braves' Move Sustained

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

The Atlanta Braves' deal to move to the suburbs is safe. The Georgia Supreme Court on June 29 unanimously upheld the bond issue for up to $397 million to build a new stadium in Cobb County, Georgia. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.