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Schiff Hardin LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 317
  • Gross Revenues: $238,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $750,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $810,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Schiff Hardin is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Schiff Hardin has 317 attorneys and is the 140th largest firm in the United States.  With $238,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 125th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY and PA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 125 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 140 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 87 10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 124 -30 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 103 23 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Unilever Wants Fees Slashed in Suave Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Unilever PLC is asking a judge to slash $2 million from a $3.4 million bill for plaintiffs' attorneys' fees in a $10 million Suave hair products class action settlement, highlighting what the company called unacceptable charges, such as $875 for “waiting around for brief” and $22,000 for communicating with the media.

Student Athletes Score in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

Top college football and basketball players must be paid the full cost of their education, plus up to $5,000 a year in broadcast and video game licensing, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California ruled Friday.

Eight of the 50 Best Firms for Women Have Atlanta Offices

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 08, 2014

Eight of this year's 50 Best Law Firms for Women chosen by Flex-Time Lawyers and Working Mother magazine have an Atlanta office—but none are based here.

Wilken Sides With Athletes in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ordered the National Collegiate Athletic Association to increase men's football and basketball scholarships and permit schools to pay athletes up to $5,000 in licensing revenue.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

Outside Firms Claim Share of D.C. Market

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

Law firms built outside Washington continue to muscle into a business landscape once locked down by the old regulatory practices of the Capital City.

The Churn: Arnold & Porter Adds to Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 26, 2014

Arnold & Porter takes on a couple of attorneys from Alston & Bird; the embattled Bingham McCutchen brings on a partner and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Group Gives Some Atlanta Firms Gold Standard for Women in Big Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 22, 2014

Thirteen firms with Atlanta offices have qualified for Gold Standard Certification this year from the Women In Law Empowerment Forum for having a "meaningful percentage" of women in leadership roles.

Greenhouse Gas Ruling Gives EPA Leeway To Regulate

Marcia Coyle : New Jersey Law Journal : July 16, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the Obama administration its second major, if not complete, victory in its efforts to combat air pollution, this time those pollutants contributing to global warming.

Braves Whiff on 'Baseball Rule' with Appellate Panel

Greg Land : Daily Report : July 15, 2014

The Georgia Court of Appeals has rejected a plea by the Atlanta Braves that it determine whether the so-called "baseball rule" shields the team from being sued by the parent of a child hit by a foul ball at Turner Field.

Braves Strike Out at Appeals Court in Case Over Child Hit by Foul Ball

Greg Land : Daily Report : July 14, 2014

The Georgia Court of Appeals has rejected a plea by the Atlanta Braves that it determine whether the "baseball rule" shields the team from being sued by the parent of a child hit by a foul ball at Turner Field.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Circuit Overturns Shutdown-Driven Probation Sentence

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 10, 2014

Eastern District Judge Frederic Block's decision to keep a tax offender out of prison because he believed the government couldn't afford the cost of incarceration during its 2013 shutdown was reversed by a Second Circuit panel on Wednesday.

Maintenance Bill's Formulaic Approach Drew Opposition

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 07, 2014

Leaders of the state's matrimonial bar breathed a sigh of relief when the Legislature concluded its 2014 session without passing a bill that would have used a formulaic approach to curb judicial discretion over post-divorce maintenance payments.

Latham & Watkins

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2014

In-House Counsel Profile: Wintrust Financial Corp.'s Lisa Pattis

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2014

Wintrust Financial Corp. is one of the faster-growing bank holding companies in the Midwest. General counsel Lisa Pattis was Wintrust's first in-house attorney.

Greenhouse Gas Ruling Gives EPA Leeway to Regulate

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 23, 2014

Five years ago, environmentalists endured their worst term in decades, suffering a stunning 0-5 outcome in the U.S. Supreme Court. This term, they are 2-1 and victorious on the most pressing of their issues: greenhouse gas pollutants.

Greenhouse Gas Ruling Gives EPA Leeway to Regulate

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : June 23, 2014

Five years ago, environmentalists endured their worst term in decades, suffering a stunning 0-5 outcome in the U.S. Supreme Court. This term, they are 2-1 and victorious on the most pressing of their issues: greenhouse gas pollutants.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

Mortgage Case Puts Bank Of America Lawyers In Dilemma

: Bloomberg : June 11, 2014

Bank of America Corp. lawyers face a legal paradox, arguing a judge was right and wrong at the same time.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 02, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Diversity Crisis: Big Firms' Continuing Failure

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 29, 2014

Large firms have long lagged in matters of diversity, and their record on hiring and promoting African-Americans is especially bleak. Why have firms fallen so short, and what can be done about it?

Belafonte, Kings Settle Suit on MLK Papers

: Daily Report : April 11, 2014

A suit filed by activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte against the estates of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his late wife, Coretta Scott King, over the King children's claims to documents that had long been in Belafonte's possession has been settled.

Lawyer Ejected from King Case

Greg Land : Daily Report : April 07, 2014

A judge has disqualified an attorney and his firm from representing the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in its battle with King's daughter over the slain civil rights icon's Nobel Peace Prize and Bible, ruling that William Hill Jr.'s role as a special master in a previous wrangle over King's possessions mandated his removal from the ongoing case.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

In-House Counsel Profile: DeVry Education Group Inc.'s Gregory Davis

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : March 31, 2014

Gregory Davis heads an 11-­lawyer team that also includes a director of contract management.

Latest Dewey Clawback Complaint Targets Ex-COO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2014

About a week after former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief operating officer Dennis D'Alessandro's lawyer spoke with The Am Law Daily about his client's innocence in the alleged fraud scheme that helped destroy the firm, the trustee overseeing Dewey's bankruptcy case sued D'Alessandro in a bid to recover nearly $9.3 million for creditors.

The Churn: White House Official Joins Kilpatrick, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2014

The White House's former associate director of intergovernmental affairs and public engagement is now part of Kilpatrick Townsend's Native American affairs team; Faegre adds two labor and employment attorneys in Chicago; and the former U.S. Steel general counsel joins Fox Rothschild.