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Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

  • Designation: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Head Count: 438
  • Gross Revenues: $317,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $725,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $900,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -14

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a Kansas City, Missouri-based law firm. It placed 79th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. law firms based on size, with 493 attorneys working out of offices worldwide. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 80th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms, with gross revenue of $337,000,000 in 2010. The firm placed 99th on the 2005 Global 100 rankings of firms worldwide. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a business law firm. Its practice groups include antitrust, commercial law, environmental and toxic tort, health law, intellectual property, real estate, and tax. The firm is best known for its products liability litigation, and in particular for its defense of the tobacco industry.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 96 -14 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 96 -14 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 87 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 103 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 80 -5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 56 -39 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 52 -52 Summer programs

In the News

Man Blinded in One Eye Appeals Defense Verdict for Surgeon

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

A man claiming an eye surgeon's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye is appealing a Philadelphia jury's verdict in favor of the doctor.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

SMU Opens Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking Legal Clinic

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is launching a center for victims of domestic violence, financed by a $5 million donation from university alumni Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt.

Top Laterals 2013 - Deeb, Frishberg, 
Markovich and Murphy

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Philadelphia-based Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich split up in September, with four of the name partners and one associate joining Anderson Kill's Philadelphia office and a fifth name partner, along with another associate, joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Philadelphia office.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Pelvic Mesh Cases Expanding Into Latest Mass Tort

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

The increasing volume of pelvic mesh product-liability actions has prompted Philadelphia court officials to create a new mass tort program to coordinate those cases.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy Revenue, Profits Dip

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's financials fell in 2013 in every major metric, including a 2.7 percent drop in revenue from the previous year, to $308.5 million. Even so, firm chair John Murphy insists Shook Hardy is right where he'd like it to be.

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Torts 101 — Damages for Those Who Might Get Sick Are Nonsensical

Mark Behrens and Christopher Appel : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

New York court's decision on medical monitoring follows a basic tenet of law.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Are Mass Torts Turning Into Commodity Work? Not Quite

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

The number of mass torts filings in the United States hasn't seen a precipitous drop-off, but profit margins for the law firms defending those cases have taken a hit.

Realtor's Legal Malpractice Case Tossed Over Paid Judgment

PJ. D'Annuzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has tossed a corporation's legal malpractice claims against its former attorneys, finding that it suffered no actual loss from a judgment related to a contract dispute because a third party paid the settlement on its behalf.

Reputation Versus Right to Know

Mike Scarcella : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A company fights to keep its name and (allegedly unsafe) product secret.

Workers' Comp Reform Needed in Pennsylvania

Mark A. Behrens and Joanna Vassallo : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2013

Scores of Pennsylvania employers may soon find themselves dragged into costly lawsuits brought by former workers with occupational diseases as a result of a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Midsized Firms Saw Group Laterals, Leadership Changes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Whether they were gaining or losing groups of lawyers, undergoing leadership transitions, splitting up or merging, midsized firms across Pennsylvania experienced a number of significant changes in 2013.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Smoker with lung disease awarded $12.5 million

: Daily Business Review : January 05, 2013

Still Shrinking, But More Slowly

Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

Michael Best & Friedrich gains nine attorneys in Salt Lake City; a deputy general counsel at Philip Morris returns to Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr brings in a special counsel from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. .

CABA Presidential Contest Called 'a Gentleman's Race.'

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

Don't expect any mudslinging in the Dec. 3 election for president of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Microsoft IP Counsel Opening New Shook, Hardy & Bacon Office

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2013

After nearly 17 years in-house with Microsoft Corp., patent attorney Bart Eppenauer is joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon, where he will serve as managing partner of the firm's new Seattle office.

Consumer Groups Press Court to Open Sealed Case Records

Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

The case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit tests the scope of the authority of judges to close courtrooms and to conceal documents from the public.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

With Chill in the Air, a Fresh Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes Dorsey & Whitney getting sued over a burst pipe; the ex-wife of a deceased Kaye Scholer partner seeking retirement benefits from the firm; and Thompson Hine facing accusations of discrimination and wrongful termination brought by a legal secretary once employed by the firm.

Insurer Takes $3M Hit for the Industry

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

An insurer settles with its customers for breaching their data security.

'New Lawsuit Ecosystem' Report Charts Litigation Trends

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

'New Lawsuit Ecosystem' Report Charts Litigation Trends

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

Courts are seeing an explosion of suits against businesses involving M&A litigation, False Claims Act suits, and class actions related to food labeling, according to a new litigation trends report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Frivolous Lawsuit Bill Aims to Help Small Businesses

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2013

A pending U.S. House of Representatives bill intended to help small businesses by reducing "frivolous" lawsuits would only provide minimal aid to large companies.

More Profiles ::

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp

  • - Financial Information
  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp

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

Man Blinded in One Eye Appeals Defense Verdict for Surgeon

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

A man claiming an eye surgeon's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye is appealing a Philadelphia jury's verdict in favor of the doctor.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

News Partners 2014: BigLaw's Brass Ring Gets Harder To Grasp

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

Industry experts and some BigLaw managers say it's becoming increasingly difficult to make partner, causing many associates to look for jobs at smaller firms or go in-house.

Sex, Money, Security Risks and E-Discovery Flaws

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

Tech Circuit: 3 surveys tackle preservation issues, the exploding cloud and Big Law's dismal treatment of women attorneys.

SMU Opens Domestic Violence, Sex Trafficking Legal Clinic

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is launching a center for victims of domestic violence, financed by a $5 million donation from university alumni Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt.

Top Laterals 2013 - Deeb, Frishberg, 
Markovich and Murphy

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

Philadelphia-based Deeb Blum Murphy Frishberg & Markovich split up in September, with four of the name partners and one associate joining Anderson Kill's Philadelphia office and a fifth name partner, along with another associate, joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Philadelphia office.

And If the List Were Longer ... Top Lateral Runners-Up

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

There was no shortage of notable lateral moves in 2013 and, as usual, there were too many to put them all on the shortlist.

Pelvic Mesh Cases Expanding Into Latest Mass Tort

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2014

The increasing volume of pelvic mesh product-liability actions has prompted Philadelphia court officials to create a new mass tort program to coordinate those cases.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Sedgwick Latest Am Law Firm to Make Back-Office Move

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The San Francisco-based firm plans to open an office housing various support operations in Kansas City sometime this summer. The location will be home to roughly 100 Sedgwick staffers who will either relocate or come out of the local labor force to manage work in the firm finance, human resources, information technology, knowledge management, marketing and new business operations.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy Revenue, Profits Dip

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's financials fell in 2013 in every major metric, including a 2.7 percent drop in revenue from the previous year, to $308.5 million. Even so, firm chair John Murphy insists Shook Hardy is right where he'd like it to be.

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.

People in the News - January 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Flaster Greenberg shareholders Kevin Greenberg and Bill Skinner are set to discuss recent changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct.

Torts 101 — Damages for Those Who Might Get Sick Are Nonsensical

Mark Behrens and Christopher Appel : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

New York court's decision on medical monitoring follows a basic tenet of law.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Top Laterals of 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 24, 2014

Each year, we at The Legal take a look back at all the lateral moves in Pennsylvania in an effort to determine the 10 most important lateral hires of the previous year. Profiles of the top laterals and details about each move will be included in our Top Lateral Hires of 2013 supplement. Here is our list of top laterals and this year's runners-up.

Are Mass Torts Turning Into Commodity Work? Not Quite

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

The number of mass torts filings in the United States hasn't seen a precipitous drop-off, but profit margins for the law firms defending those cases have taken a hit.

Realtor's Legal Malpractice Case Tossed Over Paid Judgment

PJ. D'Annuzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

A Philadelphia judge has tossed a corporation's legal malpractice claims against its former attorneys, finding that it suffered no actual loss from a judgment related to a contract dispute because a third party paid the settlement on its behalf.

Reputation Versus Right to Know

Mike Scarcella : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A company fights to keep its name and (allegedly unsafe) product secret.

Workers' Comp Reform Needed in Pennsylvania

Mark A. Behrens and Joanna Vassallo : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2013

Scores of Pennsylvania employers may soon find themselves dragged into costly lawsuits brought by former workers with occupational diseases as a result of a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Midsized Firms Saw Group Laterals, Leadership Changes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Whether they were gaining or losing groups of lawyers, undergoing leadership transitions, splitting up or merging, midsized firms across Pennsylvania experienced a number of significant changes in 2013.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Smoker with lung disease awarded $12.5 million

: Daily Business Review : January 05, 2013

Still Shrinking, But More Slowly

Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

Michael Best & Friedrich gains nine attorneys in Salt Lake City; a deputy general counsel at Philip Morris returns to Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr brings in a special counsel from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. .

CABA Presidential Contest Called 'a Gentleman's Race.'

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

Don't expect any mudslinging in the Dec. 3 election for president of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Microsoft IP Counsel Opening New Shook, Hardy & Bacon Office

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 12, 2013

After nearly 17 years in-house with Microsoft Corp., patent attorney Bart Eppenauer is joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon, where he will serve as managing partner of the firm's new Seattle office.

Consumer Groups Press Court to Open Sealed Case Records

Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

The case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit tests the scope of the authority of judges to close courtrooms and to conceal documents from the public.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

With Chill in the Air, a Fresh Law Firm Lawsuit-Palooza

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Our latest roundup of litigation in which Am Law 200 firms are either defendants or plaintiffs includes Dorsey & Whitney getting sued over a burst pipe; the ex-wife of a deceased Kaye Scholer partner seeking retirement benefits from the firm; and Thompson Hine facing accusations of discrimination and wrongful termination brought by a legal secretary once employed by the firm.

Insurer Takes $3M Hit for the Industry

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 25, 2013

An insurer settles with its customers for breaching their data security.

'New Lawsuit Ecosystem' Report Charts Litigation Trends

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

'New Lawsuit Ecosystem' Report Charts Litigation Trends

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

Courts are seeing an explosion of suits against businesses involving M&A litigation, False Claims Act suits, and class actions related to food labeling, according to a new litigation trends report from the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Frivolous Lawsuit Bill Aims to Help Small Businesses

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 21, 2013

A pending U.S. House of Representatives bill intended to help small businesses by reducing "frivolous" lawsuits would only provide minimal aid to large companies.