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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Designation: Columbia, S.C.
  • Head Count: 466
  • Gross Revenues: $270,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $580,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $630,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is a Columbia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has 466 attorneys and is the 90th largest firm in the United States.  With $270,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 118th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, NC, SC, TN and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 118 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 90 10 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 87 -25 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 175 -2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Scoops Up Two McKenna Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Deal Appoints 9 Lawyers to State Policy Boards

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : May 18, 2015

In a bit of post-legislative session housekeeping, Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a slew of members, including nine lawyers, to various state boards and commissions.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

DOJ Has Some Cybersecurity Do's and Don'ts

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice has released a document outlining suggestions for victim response and reporting of breaches, along with what not to do after a hack.

Nelson Mullins Starts REIT Practice With Baker Donelson Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has started a REIT practice by snagging a partner, Mike Rafter, from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paces Properties GC Keeps Up With Real Estate Deals and the Changing Legal Industry

Mary Welch : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Jennifer Gourley became general counsel for Paces Properties in January from Arnall Golden Gregory, where she was a partner.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Polsinelli Expands Health Care Practice Into Nashville

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

The firm is extending its reach by creating a new office in Nashville that will focus on the health care industry, a staple for the fast-growing Polsinelli. Manning the outpost will be former Frost Brown Todd attorneys Bobby Guy and Robert Dempsey.

Lawyers, Take Control of Your Time

Robin M. Hensley : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

The bar is filled with lawyers who are smart and know the right people; however, the winning edge often goes to those who have learned to get more time out of their day.

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

Real estate lawyer D. Clayton Howell has joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as a partner from King & Spalding. Howell represents commercial real estate owners, operators and investors in a variety of transactions, mostly in Atlanta but also nationally.

In Menendez Case, Friendship Defense Could Prove Effective

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

As the government's case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez moves toward a trial, both sides in the case will be honing arguments about the true meaning of friendship.

ICANN Betting '.law' Domain Will Become a Legal Gold Standard

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : April 09, 2015

Concerns linger over whether lawyers and firms will jump to register.

Two Candidates Remain in Seton Hall Law Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 08, 2015

The field of candidates to be the next dean of Seton Hall University School of Law has been whittled down to two.

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers' Art Auction [SLIDESHOW]

: Daily Report : March 31, 2015

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation held its 22nd annual charity art auction on the evening of March 28. The theme of the event was “Havana Nights.”

Seton Hall Picks Finalists in Law School Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

A search committee at Seton Hall University School of Law is interviewing five finalists as it seeks to replace the law school's departing dean, Patrick Hobbs.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cellairis' GC Talks About Working With Company's Founders, Outside Counsel and Justin Bieber

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 17, 2015

Jason Adler practiced franchise and corporate law and handled commercial litigation with Kaufman, Miller & Forman, starting in 2002. In 2007, he became a partner. In 2010, Adler became general counsel for Cellairis Franchise Inc. and its affiliates.

Are Nonlawyer 'Legal Technicians' the Wave of the Future?

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 16, 2015

A possible future with nonlawyers providing a limited set of legal services to clients, indigent and otherwise, was once again a hot topic at a recent American Bar Association event—but it's an issue that so far hasn't garnered much apparent support, or even attention, in New Jersey.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Troutman Sanders Increases Gains Over 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 16, 2015

Troutman Sanders continued to grow last year, posting strong gains in revenue and profit on top of a solid 2013.

For Ingo GC, 'Every Day Is an Adventure' in Payments Industry

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Rusty Pickering joined Ingo Money, a payment processing company, in 2013 as general counsel and chief compliance and corporate development officer.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

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Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Llp

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  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Scoops Up Two McKenna Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2015

More lawyers are leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its impending merger with Dentons—this time for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Deal Appoints 9 Lawyers to State Policy Boards

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : May 18, 2015

In a bit of post-legislative session housekeeping, Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed a slew of members, including nine lawyers, to various state boards and commissions.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

DOJ Has Some Cybersecurity Do's and Don'ts

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice has released a document outlining suggestions for victim response and reporting of breaches, along with what not to do after a hack.

Nelson Mullins Starts REIT Practice With Baker Donelson Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has started a REIT practice by snagging a partner, Mike Rafter, from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paces Properties GC Keeps Up With Real Estate Deals and the Changing Legal Industry

Mary Welch : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Jennifer Gourley became general counsel for Paces Properties in January from Arnall Golden Gregory, where she was a partner.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Polsinelli Expands Health Care Practice Into Nashville

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

The firm is extending its reach by creating a new office in Nashville that will focus on the health care industry, a staple for the fast-growing Polsinelli. Manning the outpost will be former Frost Brown Todd attorneys Bobby Guy and Robert Dempsey.

Lawyers, Take Control of Your Time

Robin M. Hensley : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

The bar is filled with lawyers who are smart and know the right people; however, the winning edge often goes to those who have learned to get more time out of their day.

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 14, 2015

Real estate lawyer D. Clayton Howell has joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as a partner from King & Spalding. Howell represents commercial real estate owners, operators and investors in a variety of transactions, mostly in Atlanta but also nationally.

In Menendez Case, Friendship Defense Could Prove Effective

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

As the government's case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez moves toward a trial, both sides in the case will be honing arguments about the true meaning of friendship.

ICANN Betting '.law' Domain Will Become a Legal Gold Standard

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : April 09, 2015

Concerns linger over whether lawyers and firms will jump to register.

Two Candidates Remain in Seton Hall Law Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 08, 2015

The field of candidates to be the next dean of Seton Hall University School of Law has been whittled down to two.

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers' Art Auction [SLIDESHOW]

: Daily Report : March 31, 2015

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation held its 22nd annual charity art auction on the evening of March 28. The theme of the event was “Havana Nights.”

Seton Hall Picks Finalists in Law School Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

A search committee at Seton Hall University School of Law is interviewing five finalists as it seeks to replace the law school's departing dean, Patrick Hobbs.

Revenue Down at Alston & Bird as Toyota, Other Litigation Concludes

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

Alston & Bird's revenue dipped last year, and the firm shed nonequity partners, but its managing partner, Richard Hays, said the firm anticipated and budgeted for the decline after several large litigation matters concluded in 2013.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cellairis' GC Talks About Working With Company's Founders, Outside Counsel and Justin Bieber

Mary Welch : Daily Report : March 17, 2015

Jason Adler practiced franchise and corporate law and handled commercial litigation with Kaufman, Miller & Forman, starting in 2002. In 2007, he became a partner. In 2010, Adler became general counsel for Cellairis Franchise Inc. and its affiliates.

Are Nonlawyer 'Legal Technicians' the Wave of the Future?

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 16, 2015

A possible future with nonlawyers providing a limited set of legal services to clients, indigent and otherwise, was once again a hot topic at a recent American Bar Association event—but it's an issue that so far hasn't garnered much apparent support, or even attention, in New Jersey.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Adds, Loses Partners Seeking Greener Pastures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 03, 2015

Securities litigator Scott Sherman has left Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for a partnership at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, but Baker Donelson has added a partner, Ron Bingham II (above), to its bankruptcy practice from Stites & Harbison.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Troutman Sanders Increases Gains Over 2013

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 16, 2015

Troutman Sanders continued to grow last year, posting strong gains in revenue and profit on top of a solid 2013.

For Ingo GC, 'Every Day Is an Adventure' in Payments Industry

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Rusty Pickering joined Ingo Money, a payment processing company, in 2013 as general counsel and chief compliance and corporate development officer.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.