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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

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.

22 Make Daily Report's First Lifetime Achiever List

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : March 12, 2015

The Daily Report will recognize four judges and 18 lawyers with Lifetime Achievement Awards as part of the newspaper's 125th anniversary celebration.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms to Form Alliance to Handle Cyber Security Threats

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

As pressure mounts to strengthen defenses against security breaches, at least five Am Law 100 and Magic Circle firms are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyber threats and vulnerability.

Judging Is Part of May's DNA

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : March 06, 2015

Leigh Martin May's career plans didn't always include a federal judgeship. But if her destiny wasn't guaranteed, a post on the federal bench was, at least, in May's DNA.

Report: McKenna and Dentons Are Talking Merger Again

: Daily Report : March 05, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge and Dentons are discussing a merger, just 15 months after their effort to tie up failed, according to our affiliate, The Am Law Daily. The Daily Report will follow up with more later today and tomorrow in print.

McKenna Long, Dentons Looks to Merge Again

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

A little more than a year after a potential union between Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge fell through, the two Am Law 100 firms are once again examining the possibility of combining operations.

Slimmer This Time, McKenna May Be Pondering Dentons Merger Again

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : March 05, 2015

The McKenna Long & Aldridge that decided not to become part of global megafirm Dentons in late 2013 is not quite the same firm that is considering giving the proposed union another go.

Lawyer Testifies About Kleiner's Handling of Pao Complaints

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 05, 2015

Managing partner John Doerr said Ellen Pao had a "female chip on her shoulder," according to employment attorney Stephen Hirschfeld, who investigated her harassment allegations.

Law Firms to Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

As pressure to strengthen defenses against security breaches increases, at least five firms—Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Allen & Overy and Linklaters—are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyberthreats and vulnerability.

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.