Shook, Hardy & Bacon Law Firm Profile

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Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

  • Designation: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Head Count: 440
  • Gross Revenues: $308,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $700,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -6

Shook Hardy & Bacon L. is a Kansas City-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Shook Hardy & Bacon L. has 440 attorneys and is the 100th largest firm in the United States.  With $308,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 102nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2004 Global 100 survey, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.ranked as the 99th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, KS, LA, MO, PA, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 102 -6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 100 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 80 7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 59 21 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 56 -39 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 52 -52 Summer programs

In the News

Information Overload: Courts Prepare for e-Discovery Changes

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : April 17, 2015

Over the next few years, the volume of data will continue to skyrocket, which means e-discovery technology has to be scalable.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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

Erin E. Harrison : Law Technology News : April 09, 2015

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

Law Firm Mergers Set New Record in First Quarter

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

Mergers among U.S. law firms continued at their rapid clip in the first quarter, with 29 announced combinations, according to legal management consultancy Altman Weil Inc.

Phila. Court Has Jurisdiction in Mesh Cases, Judge Rules

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

In response to a venue challenge, a Philadelphia judge has ruled the city's courts have jurisdiction over the defendants in the pelvic-mesh mass tort.

Cozen O'Connor Could Fill Market Void With Chicago Merger

Gina Passarella and Brian Baxter : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

Cozen O'Connor leadership said as recently as last week that it was looking to grow in the Midwest this year, and, according to one media report, that may happen sooner rather than later if merger talks with Chicago's Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson result in a union.

Talcum Powder's Alleged Cancer Link Spurs Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

What could be more harmless than baby powder? But some studies have connected the use of talc products to ovarian cancer. Companies are lawyering up.

Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 27, 2015

A Broward jury awards compensatory and punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in Oakland Park butcher's lung cancer death.

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.

Plaintiffs Attorneys Win $17M for Smoker's Widow

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 04, 2015

Eric Rosen, Alex Alvarez, Kimberly Wald and Todd McPharlin were part of a team to win $11.6 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris.

Miami Attorney Edward Moss Dies at 78.

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon commercial litigator Edward Moss died of complications from prostate cancer.

New Partners 2015

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Asbestos Defense Mobilizes Over Punitive Damage Claims

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Defense attorneys in asbestos lawsuits are preparing to appeal a ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Sheri Klein Heitler, coordinator of the New York City Asbestos Litigation court, allowing consideration of punitive damages for the first time in almost two decades.

Former Firefighter Settles Equipment Failure Suit

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

A former firefighter who laid in burning wreckage for 20 minutes while other firemen tried to find him has reached a $10.6 million settlement with a safety equipment manufacturer.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy's Partner Profits Take Another Dip

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

The Kansas City, Missouri-based firm posted a 3 percent decline in PPP in 2014 while gross revenue grew 2.4 percent. Revenue per lawyer declined 1.4 percent and the firm added 18 attorneys to its head count. Shook Hardy's financial results come amid an announcement Tuesday that it would absorb Chicago-based complex commercial litigation boutique Grippo & Elden.

Roche Ruling Puts Thousands of Accutane Cases in Jeopardy

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 23, 2015

Twelve years into sprawling litigation over its blockbuster acne drug, Hoffmann-La Roche and its lawyers at Covington & Burling convinced a New Jersey judge that plaintiffs had "cherry-picked" scientific research to suggest that Accutane use can cause Crohn's Disease.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Defense Verdict for Surgeon Stands in Blindness Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2015

The state Superior Court upheld a verdict in favor of an eye surgeon in a case where a man claimed the doctor's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye.

Pelvic Mesh Maker Wants Phila. Cases Sent to MDL

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 12, 2015

Boston Scientific Corp., a defendant in the Philadelphia pelvic-mesh mass tort, is seeking to remove cases from the city's Complex Litigation Center to federal court in West Virginia.

Sprint Wins $27.6M in Comcast Patent Row

Saranac Hale Spencer : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 11, 2015

Sprint secured a $27.6 million verdict in a patent infringement suit involving data delivery patents against Comcast on Feb. 6.

Sprint Evens Score (and Then Some) in Comcast IP Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : February 09, 2015

Handing a victory to Sprint's lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Delaware jury put Comcast on the hook for about $28 million just months after Comcast won $7.5 million from Sprint in a related patent case.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Opponents in Chevron-Ecuadorean Case Go Toe-to-Toe at LTNY

Rich Steeves : Law Technology News : February 06, 2015

Attorney for Chevron and a public relations representative for Steven Donzinger discuss the Chevron-Ecuadorean case at Legaltech New York.

Big Data Could Make the Detection of 'Pre-Crime' a Reality

Chris DiMarco : Law Technology News : February 03, 2015

The use of data analysis that can pinpoint changes in employee behavior, for example, could expose a compromised account before hackers are able to exploit it.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 26

: Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.

Morning Wrap: Wrong Person Gets Lawyer's Payment from Government

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 22, 2015

Law firm expansions planned for Kansas City and China, and an attorney who's missing his $40,000: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country.

How This West Palm Attorney Helped Secure $26.7M Vaginal Mesh Award

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2015

Babbitt Johnson's Joseph Osborne represented the lead plaintiff as four women pursued their claims against Boston Scientific in a bellwether transvaginal mesh trial.

Littler Back Office Feels Polsinelli Backlash

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

Less than two weeks after Littler Mendelson announced it would open a back office in Kansas City, Mo., local firm Polsinelli is criticizing the move for undercutting the competitive advantage that it and others now enjoy.

Family Receives $13M in Smoker's Cancer Death

: VerdictSearch : January 14, 2015

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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

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Shook Hardy & Bacon 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

Information Overload: Courts Prepare for e-Discovery Changes

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : April 17, 2015

Over the next few years, the volume of data will continue to skyrocket, which means e-discovery technology has to be scalable.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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

Erin E. Harrison : Law Technology News : April 09, 2015

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

Law Firm Mergers Set New Record in First Quarter

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

Mergers among U.S. law firms continued at their rapid clip in the first quarter, with 29 announced combinations, according to legal management consultancy Altman Weil Inc.

Phila. Court Has Jurisdiction in Mesh Cases, Judge Rules

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

In response to a venue challenge, a Philadelphia judge has ruled the city's courts have jurisdiction over the defendants in the pelvic-mesh mass tort.

Cozen O'Connor Could Fill Market Void With Chicago Merger

Gina Passarella and Brian Baxter : The Legal Intelligencer : March 31, 2015

Cozen O'Connor leadership said as recently as last week that it was looking to grow in the Midwest this year, and, according to one media report, that may happen sooner rather than later if merger talks with Chicago's Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson result in a union.

Talcum Powder's Alleged Cancer Link Spurs Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

What could be more harmless than baby powder? But some studies have connected the use of talc products to ovarian cancer. Companies are lawyering up.

Jury Awards $13M to Widow in Smoker Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 27, 2015

A Broward jury awards compensatory and punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris in Oakland Park butcher's lung cancer death.

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.

Plaintiffs Attorneys Win $17M for Smoker's Widow

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : March 04, 2015

Eric Rosen, Alex Alvarez, Kimberly Wald and Todd McPharlin were part of a team to win $11.6 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris.

Miami Attorney Edward Moss Dies at 78.

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon commercial litigator Edward Moss died of complications from prostate cancer.

New Partners 2015

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Asbestos Defense Mobilizes Over Punitive Damage Claims

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Defense attorneys in asbestos lawsuits are preparing to appeal a ruling by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Sheri Klein Heitler, coordinator of the New York City Asbestos Litigation court, allowing consideration of punitive damages for the first time in almost two decades.

Former Firefighter Settles Equipment Failure Suit

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

A former firefighter who laid in burning wreckage for 20 minutes while other firemen tried to find him has reached a $10.6 million settlement with a safety equipment manufacturer.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy's Partner Profits Take Another Dip

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

The Kansas City, Missouri-based firm posted a 3 percent decline in PPP in 2014 while gross revenue grew 2.4 percent. Revenue per lawyer declined 1.4 percent and the firm added 18 attorneys to its head count. Shook Hardy's financial results come amid an announcement Tuesday that it would absorb Chicago-based complex commercial litigation boutique Grippo & Elden.

Roche Ruling Puts Thousands of Accutane Cases in Jeopardy

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 23, 2015

Twelve years into sprawling litigation over its blockbuster acne drug, Hoffmann-La Roche and its lawyers at Covington & Burling convinced a New Jersey judge that plaintiffs had "cherry-picked" scientific research to suggest that Accutane use can cause Crohn's Disease.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

Defense Verdict for Surgeon Stands in Blindness Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2015

The state Superior Court upheld a verdict in favor of an eye surgeon in a case where a man claimed the doctor's inadvertent anesthesia injection caused him to go blind in one eye.

Pelvic Mesh Maker Wants Phila. Cases Sent to MDL

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 12, 2015

Boston Scientific Corp., a defendant in the Philadelphia pelvic-mesh mass tort, is seeking to remove cases from the city's Complex Litigation Center to federal court in West Virginia.

Sprint Wins $27.6M in Comcast Patent Row

Saranac Hale Spencer : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 11, 2015

Sprint secured a $27.6 million verdict in a patent infringement suit involving data delivery patents against Comcast on Feb. 6.

Sprint Evens Score (and Then Some) in Comcast IP Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : February 09, 2015

Handing a victory to Sprint's lawyers at Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Delaware jury put Comcast on the hook for about $28 million just months after Comcast won $7.5 million from Sprint in a related patent case.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Opponents in Chevron-Ecuadorean Case Go Toe-to-Toe at LTNY

Rich Steeves : Law Technology News : February 06, 2015

Attorney for Chevron and a public relations representative for Steven Donzinger discuss the Chevron-Ecuadorean case at Legaltech New York.

Big Data Could Make the Detection of 'Pre-Crime' a Reality

Chris DiMarco : Law Technology News : February 03, 2015

The use of data analysis that can pinpoint changes in employee behavior, for example, could expose a compromised account before hackers are able to exploit it.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 26

: Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.

Morning Wrap: Wrong Person Gets Lawyer's Payment from Government

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 22, 2015

Law firm expansions planned for Kansas City and China, and an attorney who's missing his $40,000: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country.

How This West Palm Attorney Helped Secure $26.7M Vaginal Mesh Award

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2015

Babbitt Johnson's Joseph Osborne represented the lead plaintiff as four women pursued their claims against Boston Scientific in a bellwether transvaginal mesh trial.

Littler Back Office Feels Polsinelli Backlash

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

Less than two weeks after Littler Mendelson announced it would open a back office in Kansas City, Mo., local firm Polsinelli is criticizing the move for undercutting the competitive advantage that it and others now enjoy.

Family Receives $13M in Smoker's Cancer Death

: VerdictSearch : January 14, 2015