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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

Motions to Disqualify: Four Things to Know

J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens : Daily Report : December 15, 2014

Few things are worse for an attorney than getting a new big matter, starting work, and then facing a motion to disqualify.

Judson Turner Tapped as State Water Czar

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : December 11, 2014

In response to mounting water litigation, Gov. Nathan Deal has created a new role of water czar and named a top government lawyer to the position.

State Ethics Complaint Leads to Payment of Attorney Fees

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : December 10, 2014

A St. Marys chiropractor who filed a state ethics complaint against a liberal organization this summer is agreeing to reimburse some of the organization's attorney fees after the ethics commission rejected his claims.

IBM Loses Suit Over Army Auditing Contract

Nate Beck : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

A federal claims judge has denied IBM's challenge over a government decision to award a U.S. Army auditing contract to low-bidder Ernst & Young.

Plaintiffs in GM Ignition Switch Case Seek Internal King & Spalding Documents

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : December 05, 2014

Plaintiffs suing General Motors claiming the carmaker covered up evidence of a faulty ignition switch they blame for their daughter's death want GM's lawyers at King & Spalding to hand over confidential internal notes and memos about the case.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Years After Leaving, Amy Fouts Rejoins McKenna Long & Aldridge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 25, 2014

Amy Fouts has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge's health care practice after two years at Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever

Private Probation Survives—As Do Claims Against Private Probation Company

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : November 24, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court said there was nothing inherently unconstitutional about counties hiring private companies to manage thousands of convicts on probation, but the justices said probationers could pursue a private probation company for, in effect, extending probationers' sentences.


Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Neither an Emory law degree nor a successful litigation record at Alston & Bird were enough for Courtney Fletcher to infiltrate the boys' club that was Doosan Group, a South Korean company that purchased the American farm equipment firm Bobcat Co. in 2007.

Associate Recommends Partners Advise Proteges to Go Fly a Kite

Jeremy Berry : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Partners, please tell your associates to go jump in a lake, take a hike, or go fly a kite. Please! Associates will be better off for it and partners and clients will benefit from an associate who is not always stuck in the office.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

GM Sharing Ignition Documents With Plaintiffs Lawyers

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers are meeting with General Motors Co.'s outside law firm, King & Spalding, in hopes of obtaining internal emails and documents that could show how much the automaker's lawyers knew about a faulty ignition switch.

State Won't Need to Review Feds' Files on Charged Driller

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 07, 2014

Although the ExxonMobil subsidiary the state attorney general last year charged criminally for violations related to fracking can subpoena federal investigators for Brady material, a Lycoming County judge has ruled that state prosecutors will not need to review the federal government's investigative files on the company.

Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Plan to Bring Slot Machines to L.I.

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 06, 2014

In what is believed to be the first Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy plan confirmed in New York state, Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting's $100 million bankruptcy plan will go forward, including the development of a new Long Island electronic slot machine casino.

Senate Power Switch Could Revive Michael Boggs' Judicial Confirmation

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 06, 2014

The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this week might give new life to the stalled nomination of Michael Boggs, the Georgia Court of Appeals judge tapped for the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

Lawyers Decry Clawback Ruling in Dewey Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

A bankruptcy ruling barring former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners from using a "value" defense in a clawback suit could have far reaching consequences by encouraging partners "to run for the exits" at the first sign of a law firm's financial instability, according to defense attorneys.

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

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.


: 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.