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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

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.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Zoning Team Relocates to Pursley Friese

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 03, 2015

The zoning law team of G. Douglas Dillard, Julie Sellers, Jill Arnold and paralegal Dotty Duarte have left Weissman Nowack Currie & Wilco for Pursley Friese Torgrimson.

To Hand Off or Not To Hand Off

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

The U.S. is giving up oversight of Internet domain names—but not yet.

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Judge Deems Legal Fees Charged in Asbestos Cases Reasonable

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2015

In recommending $8.8 million in legal fees for 14 law firms, including Sidley Austin, DLA Piper and Nixon Peabody, Southern District Magistrate Judge James Francis said that a reasonable billing rate "need not be the lowest possible rate, but, rather, must merely fall within a range of reasonableness."

Littler Recruits Four Partners From Ogletree

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment firm, has recruited four shareholders from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, the nation's second-largest labor and employment firm.

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Stanley Data Leak Spotlights Insider Threat

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2015

The incident is a stark reminder that the insider cyberthreats companies face are just as formidable as outside hacker attacks.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Nabs Wiley Rein Bankruptcy Group

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

Two months after Wiley Rein announced plans to part ways with its bankruptcy group, the practice led by partner H. Jason Gold has found a new home at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Washington, D.C. The moves comes just days after Howrey's bankrupt estate reached a $1.85 million settlement with several former partners and the now-defunct firm's ex-bankruptcy lawyers at Wiley Rein.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy; U.S. v. Weil; Takata Air Bag Litigation; In re Whirlpool Washer Product Liability Litigation

Public Finance Duo Joins Arnall Golden

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 31, 2014

Bond lawyers Lewis Horne and Sandra Zayac have left Chicago-based Schiff Hardin for Arnall Golden Gregory.

Likely Delay for US Handover of ICANN Web Domain Oversight

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : December 16, 2014

The United States is supposed to give up its oversight of the Internet's domain name system next year. But the planned move has made brand owners and members of Congress apprehensive.

Judge Refuses to Approve Whirlpool Pollution Settlement

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 10, 2014

Questioning whether prospective class members were well represented, an Arkansas federal judge has refused to certify a class action against Whirlpool Corp., and thus torpedoed a $2.9 million preliminary settlement between the company and property owners who claim pollution from Whirlpool's former plant has hurt property values.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morris Manning Snags Partner Specializing in Immigrant Investment

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 09, 2014

Jennifer Moseley has joined Morris Manning & Martin as a partner from Barnes & Thornburg, saying that her practice representing start-up companies and foreign-funded investment entities through the EB-5 visa program is becoming more real-estate oriented.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.

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  • - Billing Rates
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Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough Llp

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • 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

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.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Zoning Team Relocates to Pursley Friese

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 03, 2015

The zoning law team of G. Douglas Dillard, Julie Sellers, Jill Arnold and paralegal Dotty Duarte have left Weissman Nowack Currie & Wilco for Pursley Friese Torgrimson.

To Hand Off or Not To Hand Off

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

The U.S. is giving up oversight of Internet domain names—but not yet.

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Judge Deems Legal Fees Charged in Asbestos Cases Reasonable

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2015

In recommending $8.8 million in legal fees for 14 law firms, including Sidley Austin, DLA Piper and Nixon Peabody, Southern District Magistrate Judge James Francis said that a reasonable billing rate "need not be the lowest possible rate, but, rather, must merely fall within a range of reasonableness."

Littler Recruits Four Partners From Ogletree

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest labor and employment firm, has recruited four shareholders from Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, the nation's second-largest labor and employment firm.

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Stanley Data Leak Spotlights Insider Threat

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2015

The incident is a stark reminder that the insider cyberthreats companies face are just as formidable as outside hacker attacks.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Nabs Wiley Rein Bankruptcy Group

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

Two months after Wiley Rein announced plans to part ways with its bankruptcy group, the practice led by partner H. Jason Gold has found a new home at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Washington, D.C. The moves comes just days after Howrey's bankrupt estate reached a $1.85 million settlement with several former partners and the now-defunct firm's ex-bankruptcy lawyers at Wiley Rein.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy; U.S. v. Weil; Takata Air Bag Litigation; In re Whirlpool Washer Product Liability Litigation

Public Finance Duo Joins Arnall Golden

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 31, 2014

Bond lawyers Lewis Horne and Sandra Zayac have left Chicago-based Schiff Hardin for Arnall Golden Gregory.

Likely Delay for US Handover of ICANN Web Domain Oversight

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : December 16, 2014

The United States is supposed to give up its oversight of the Internet's domain name system next year. But the planned move has made brand owners and members of Congress apprehensive.

Judge Refuses to Approve Whirlpool Pollution Settlement

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 10, 2014

Questioning whether prospective class members were well represented, an Arkansas federal judge has refused to certify a class action against Whirlpool Corp., and thus torpedoed a $2.9 million preliminary settlement between the company and property owners who claim pollution from Whirlpool's former plant has hurt property values.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morris Manning Snags Partner Specializing in Immigrant Investment

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 09, 2014

Jennifer Moseley has joined Morris Manning & Martin as a partner from Barnes & Thornburg, saying that her practice representing start-up companies and foreign-funded investment entities through the EB-5 visa program is becoming more real-estate oriented.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.