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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

  • Designation: Columbia, S.C.
  • Head Count: 500
  • Gross Revenues: $298,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $595,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $690,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is a Columbia-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has 500 attorneys and is the 84th largest firm in the United States.  With $298,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 111th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DC, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, NC, SC, TN and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 111 7 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

Appeals Court Upholds FTC's Cybersecurity Oversight

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 26, 2015

The Wyndham hotel chain lost in its bid to curtail the federal agency's supervisory powers on customer data.

To TAR or Not to TAR: Deciding When to Use TAR

Heyward D. Bonyata and Jarrett O. Coco : Legaltech News : August 20, 2015

Despite the fact that TAR can be a useful and effective tool, it may not be a good fit in every litigation or investigation.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

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

Group Issues Security Standards for Mobile Health Data

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2015

Health care professionals have embraced phones and tablets to access patient data. Hackers like them too.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Suspends Partner Over In-Flight Incident

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Three glasses of wine and some sleeping pills did not make for a restful flight from Charlotte to London for Sarah Buffett, a corporate and immigration partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

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

LawJam Raises $35,000; Electric Bonfires Triumph [SLIDESHOW]

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2015

LawJam, the annual battle of the lawyer bands, raised $35,000 this year for the Atlanta Bar Foundation's minority clerkship and summer law internship programs.

IN BRIEF: Rebel Flag Rebellion

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

South Carolina-based Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough last week urged removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capitol. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

South Carolina's Nelson Mullins Joins Chorus On Confederate Flag

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2015

A week after the killings at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the state's oldest and largest firms came out against one of the South's most controversial emblems.

Another Labor Relations Partner Leaves McKenna for Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Insurance Litigator Leaves One Name Partnership for Another

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 16, 2015

Mike Athans has left the litigation firm he helped found 11 years ago, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, to become a name partner at another local litigation boutique, Casey Gilson—which is now Gilson Athans.

Nelson Mullins Opens NYC Office With Real Estate Capital Markets Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 12, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has opened a New York office with a partner from JPMorgan Chase Bank to support its real estate capital markets practice.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Dickstein Bankruptcy Lawyers Launch New York Boutique

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

Arnold Gulkowitz, who joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2007 and went on to head its bankruptcy and creditors' rights group, has left the struggling firm's New York office to start his own restructuring boutique, called Gulkowitz Berger.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

What Dentons Gets From McKenna Merger After Departures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 09, 2015

Skeptics accuse global megafirm Dentons of growing for growth's sake, especially after its January combination with a 4,000-lawyer Chinese firm, Dacheng. That move made Dentons the largest firm in the world with 6,500 lawyers.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

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.

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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

Appeals Court Upholds FTC's Cybersecurity Oversight

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 26, 2015

The Wyndham hotel chain lost in its bid to curtail the federal agency's supervisory powers on customer data.

To TAR or Not to TAR: Deciding When to Use TAR

Heyward D. Bonyata and Jarrett O. Coco : Legaltech News : August 20, 2015

Despite the fact that TAR can be a useful and effective tool, it may not be a good fit in every litigation or investigation.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 17, 2015

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

Group Issues Security Standards for Mobile Health Data

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 14, 2015

Health care professionals have embraced phones and tablets to access patient data. Hackers like them too.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Suspends Partner Over In-Flight Incident

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Three glasses of wine and some sleeping pills did not make for a restful flight from Charlotte to London for Sarah Buffett, a corporate and immigration partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Brownfields Redevelopment Is Keeping New Barnes & Thornburg Enviromental Partner Busy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 21, 2015

Brownfield redevelopment is hot, particularly in the Southeast, where states have regulations that make it viable to remediate and redevelop polluted land, said environmental lawyer Beth Davis, who joined Barnes & Thornburg from Thompson Hine as a partner at the beginning of the month.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

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

LawJam Raises $35,000; Electric Bonfires Triumph [SLIDESHOW]

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2015

LawJam, the annual battle of the lawyer bands, raised $35,000 this year for the Atlanta Bar Foundation's minority clerkship and summer law internship programs.

IN BRIEF: Rebel Flag Rebellion

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

South Carolina-based Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough last week urged removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capitol. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

South Carolina's Nelson Mullins Joins Chorus On Confederate Flag

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2015

A week after the killings at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the state's oldest and largest firms came out against one of the South's most controversial emblems.

Another Labor Relations Partner Leaves McKenna for Nelson Mullins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Insurance Litigator Leaves One Name Partnership for Another

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 16, 2015

Mike Athans has left the litigation firm he helped found 11 years ago, Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, to become a name partner at another local litigation boutique, Casey Gilson—which is now Gilson Athans.

Nelson Mullins Opens NYC Office With Real Estate Capital Markets Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 12, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has opened a New York office with a partner from JPMorgan Chase Bank to support its real estate capital markets practice.

McKenna Gains Corporate Partner, Loses Three Labor Relations Lawyers

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 10, 2015

Ahead of its impending merger with global megafirm Dentons, McKenna Long & Aldridge has brought in a corporate partner, Steve Berson, from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

Dickstein Bankruptcy Lawyers Launch New York Boutique

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

Arnold Gulkowitz, who joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2007 and went on to head its bankruptcy and creditors' rights group, has left the struggling firm's New York office to start his own restructuring boutique, called Gulkowitz Berger.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

What Dentons Gets From McKenna Merger After Departures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 09, 2015

Skeptics accuse global megafirm Dentons of growing for growth's sake, especially after its January combination with a 4,000-lawyer Chinese firm, Dacheng. That move made Dentons the largest firm in the world with 6,500 lawyers.

Anne Hathaway's Dad Joins Drinker Biddle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2015

Drinker Biddle & Reath adds a labor and employment partner with star power; Bryan Cave parts ways with a former senator; Greenberg Traurig grabs two former Dewey & LeBoeuf dealmakers; four firms raid Kirkland & Ellis; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

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.