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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

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Hostetler Taps Jones as Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2016

Baker & Hostetler has named Joann Gallagher Jones the new managing partner for its Atlanta office, succeeding Chris Arena.

Want to Hire Smarter? Try Tougher Interviews

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 20, 2016

New study finds that difficult interviews yield higher employee satisfaction.

Report Touts Record-Breaking Year for Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

A look back, and ahead, from legal consultancy Altman Weil.

Show Me State Firms Land New Recruits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2015

Armstrong Teasdale, Bryan Cave, Husch Blackwell, Lathrop & Gage, Polsinelli and Stinson Leonard Street—a half-dozen Am Law 200 firms with Missouri roots—are hiring for the holidays.

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

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

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

The Price of Influence: Law Firms Go Beyond Lobbying

Katelyn Polantz : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

What Big Law earns from lobbying—and from less traditional public policy work.

More Dentons Combo Deals Help Firm Enter Latin America

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2015

Dentons' drive to become the preeminent global legal giant continued after Thanksgiving as the 7,300-lawyer firm announced agreements to absorb full-service shops in Colombia and Mexico into its growing Swiss verein network.

Merger Mania? Not For Many of D.C.'s Biggest Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

A handful of law firm leaders with Washington roots have dug deeper this year, claiming that no matter how frequently mergers creep across the industry, their law firms won't join other firms.

Dentons' Fast Growth Has Potential Rewards, and Risks

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

Dentons has sent a clear message: Bigger is better. But the latest deals across Asia also raise questions about its aggressive growth strategy.

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.