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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 an Atlanta-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, London, 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

Screen Vendors to Prevent Law Firm Cyberattacks

Elizabeth Ferrell, Shari Klevens, Alanna Clair : Law Technology News : October 24, 2014

Vendor questionnaires are a good start to assessing your firm's vulnerability to cybercriminals.

Second Annual GAPABA Judiciary Committee Event

: Daily Report : October 23, 2014

The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association invited members of the state's Judicial Nominating Commission to a panel discussion on how to seek judicial appointment.

JNC Members: Bench Diversity Not Black-and-White

Greg Land : Daily Report : October 22, 2014

A member of the Judicial Nominating Commission told a group of Asian-American lawyers seeking advice on how to get on the bench that selection of judges is "an inherently political process."

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Hodgson Russ has appointed Gary Schober, former firm president and CEO, as managing partner of its New York City office; Kirkland & Ellis and Goodwin Procter announce several promotions; and four other firms have added partners.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Drone Practices Take Off at Hogan Lovells, MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster are the latest Am Law firms to launch new practice groups focused on drones in the race to claim an early stake in the business.

Meet the GC: Avi Stadler of Esquire Solutions

Mary Welch : Daily Report : October 15, 2014

Avi Stadler joined Esquire Deposition Solutions, a national court-reporting company based in Atlanta, in May 2014.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

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

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Careerist: Should Firms Use Personality Tests?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : October 09, 2014

Big Law is way behind the curve in how it screens recruits. But that might be a good thing, at least when it comes to personality tests.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

FAA Approves Drones for TV and Filmmakers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : October 01, 2014

Are unmanned aircraft systems making movies near you?

Who's Your Daddy?

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : October 01, 2014

A court rules that meat producers can be compelled to disclose where animals were born.

Almost One Fifth of the Global 100 Firms Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 01, 2014

In this year's Global 100 ranking by The American Lawyer, there are 19 firms with Atlanta offices, including DLA Piper, the No. 2 firm on the list after Baker & McKenzie.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 29, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia High Court Hears Cases on Private Probation

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Augusta Circuit judge's ruling limits powers of company supervising misdemeanor probationers

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Greenberg Starts Atlanta Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 16, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has recruited real estate partner Christina Rogers from McKenna Long & Aldridge to build a real estate practice for its Atlanta office. Rogers joined Greenberg as a shareholder on Sept. 8.

Unfinished Business and Hourly Fee Matters: Whose Property Are They?

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Two experts analyze the "unfinished business" issue. It arises when attorneys leave existing law firms and join new law firms, taking business and clients with them.

Bar Backs Out of Parking Garage Deal

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : September 10, 2014

The State Bar of Georgia has backed out of a plan to purchase a $5 million parking garage near its downtown headquarters.

On the Move: Lawyers Raise $16K for Guardians Ad Litem

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 10, 2014

An August fundraiser at family law firm Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy raised $15,950 to train volunteer guardians ad litem to represent children in contested child custody hearings in Fulton County Superior Court.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Disneyland to Bring in the Drones

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : September 03, 2014

Disney has filed for patents employing drone technology in the Magic Kingdom.

Feds Pledged No Negative Ratings in Settlement with Supreme Court Contractor

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : September 03, 2014

The recent settlement of the long-running legal dispute over modernization of the U.S. Supreme Court building included a pledge by the government not to give the contractor any negative ratings.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

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