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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: N/A

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

Dentons Celebrates Thanksgiving By Digesting Another Combination

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

The global legal giant inked its fifth major tie-up of 2015 by agreeing to absorb 34-lawyer Luxembourg firm OPF Partners into its Swiss verein on Jan. 1, 2016.

Sherman & Howard Augments Atlanta Beachhead With Partner From Taylor English

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

25 Firms in Atlanta Achieve Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Ranking

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 24, 2015

Lawyer Career Coach Shares Rainmaking Advice

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : November 23, 2015

Missed opportunities could be the No. 1 marketing mistake, according to lawyer-career coach Debby Stone.

Arent Fox Taps Cristina Carvalho as Firm's Next Leader

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2015

Cristina Carvalho, a Brazilian-born copyright and intellectual property lawyer, will become Arent Fox's next managing partner, the firm plans to announce this week. Although she's based in Washington, and the firm has no foreign offices, the promotion of Carvalho, educated in Rio de Janeiro, reflects Arent Fox's focus on international law and clients. "I think there are a lot of opportunities for people like me at Arent Fox. I'm one of many," Carvalho, 52, told The National Law Journal in an interview Monday.

Legal Sector Adds 700 Jobs in October, Most Employed in Two Years

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

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics unveiled its latest jobs report Friday morning. Employment in legal services is up along with the rest of the economy.

Dentons Expands Across Pacific Rim Amid Busy Merger Market

Jennifer Henderson and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.

How Large Are the Public-Policy Practices Within Law Firms?

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

One of the most surprising results of this year's National Law Journal Influence 50 lobbying survey was the number of law firms that counted almost $100 million or more in revenue from work intended to influence federal policy.

In Pursuit of Washington's 'Perfect Four' for Lobbying

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

Few of Washington's large lobbying groups achieve perfect harmony in the demographics of their Honorables. The perfect harmony is the ultimate of Washington: between House and Senate, between Republicans and Democrats. The 26 firms with public policy groups worth $15 million or more last year employed 51 former members of Congress, according to The National Law Journal's annual Influence 50 survey.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

How to Slice the Pie of a Firm's Public-Policy Practice

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2015

Some—but not all—law firms do everything in public policy. Or at least they say they do. The National Law Journal asked firms in our Influence 50 survey to discuss what types of public policy work generated most of their revenues, and more than 20 firms replied with detailed lists of their lobbying and other services. Here are a few more highlights from what the 20 largest firms on the Influence 50 shared.

Covington Chooses Continuity by Keeping Tim Hester as Chairman

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2015

Covington & Burling will remain with the same leader that has grown the firm into the largest by head count in Washington, the firm said last week. Timothy Hester, a 60-year-old antitrust lawyer, has led Covington's management and executive committees and thus the partnership since 2008, for two consecutive four-year terms. Hester, in this Q&A with the NLJ, spoke extensively about his experience and what's next for Covington.

Dentons' Latest Global Push Sees Firm Set Up Shop in Italy

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 05, 2015

Dentons is opening an office in Milan after hiring a 21-lawyer team led by three partners from DLA Piper, including its former local managing partner, Federico Sutti.

Chadbourne & Parke, Pillsbury Winthrop Talking Tie-Up

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms, both of which have mulled the possibility of a combination in the past, could be poised to pull off a union by October.

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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.