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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

INADMISSIBLE: Stevens Recalls Clashes With Scalia, Dentons Doubles Down

Staff : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens recalls his clashes with the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dentons doubles down on demanding payment from ex-McKenna partners. And Rosemary Collyer is named the new presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Dentons Tells Ex-McKenna Partners It Still Wants Its $2M

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 22, 2016

For the second time, Dentons has told partners who joined it through the McKenna Long & Aldridge merger last year that they owe for a $2 million accounting error.

Morrison & Foerster Expands Government-Contracts Practice With Eight-Partner Team from Jenner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Jenner & Block waved goodbye to the bulk of its government-contracts and procurement practice this week, when eight partners in Washington and Northern Virginia announced they would join Morrison & Foerster.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Seyfarth Grabs Labor, Corporate Partners; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 08, 2016

Seyfarth Shaw made some big hires last week, adding a four-lawyer group of labor lawyers from national labor and employment firm Littler, and a corporate partner, Tom Schramkowski, from Troutman Sanders.

The Am Law 100: Profits Rise at Baker & Hostetler

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2016

Still buoyed by its work for Bernie Madoff victims, the firm posted strong financial gains across the board in 2015, with profits rising nearly 15 percent.

Billion-Dollar Deals and Big Suits Boost Revenue, Profit at Alston & Bird

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 25, 2016

Alston & Bird reported a strong year in 2015 with big gains in revenue and profit.

Dentons Tells Former McKenna Partners It's Keeping Some of Their Capital

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 25, 2016

Dentons thinks its merger last summer with McKenna Long & Aldridge came up $2 million short on its books. So the global firm is asking a smaller predecessor firm's former equity partners to pay back. According to letters sent to individual lawyers this month, Dentons believes Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps wrongly distributed $1.9 million to the bygone California firm's almost 50 equity partners.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Covington's Double Down on Investments Causes Dip in Profits

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Covington & Burling's partnership has become accustomed to the rebuilding year. Although revenue has grown for six straight years, profits have gone down, then up, then down again in the past three years. In 2015, the firm experienced 5 percent growth in gross revenue, to $742.5 million. It was a $33.5 million increase from the year before. Revenue per lawyer was up 2 percent, to $935,000. Yet profits per partner sunk four percent, to $1,275,000, or a $60,000 decrease from 2014, the firm told The National Law Journal this month.

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.