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

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

Schlesinger Team Wins $35 Million Verdict for Smoker

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2015

Scott Schlesinger, Steven Hammer and Jonathan Gdanski told the jury that Philip Morris and Liggett Group hid information about the health dangers of their cigarettes.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Remington Settles Rifle Trigger Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2014

Remington Arms Co. has agreed to replace the trigger mechanism in as many as 8 million of its iconic Model 700 bolt-action rifles, according to the terms of a settlement in a putative class action that alleged a defect allowed the rifle to fire even when the trigger is not pulled.

Mass-Torts Defense Counsel Decry 'Horrible' Plaintiff Intake

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 08, 2014

The sanctions recommended Dec. 4 against plaintiffs firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro over its pursuit of three thalidomide cases has plaintiffs lawyers pointing out the difficulty in immediately assessing the viability of products liability mass tort cases and defense lawyers warning plaintiffs counsel to be honest with themselves.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Boston Scientific Loses Second Verdict in Mesh Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2014

A federal jury in West Virginia on Thursday awarded $18.5 million against Boston Scientific Corp. in the second verdict in federal court over one of its pelvic mesh devices.

Attorneys: Stryker's $1.4B Settlement Offer to Hip Replacement Patients Not Enough

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : November 19, 2014

Fort Lauderdale lawyers representing hip replacement patients say a $1.4 billion settlement offer by Stryker Corp. may not be enough to compensate for its recalled product.

VerdictSearch: Jury Sides With School Board's Firing

: Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

A school board was justified in its termination of a teacher, a jury found.

Miami Jury Awards $26.7M in Transvaginal Mesh Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : November 14, 2014

The federal jury deliberated four hours before delivering its verdict against Boston Scientific Corp.

13-Year Benlate Suit Nets $6 Million for Costa Rican Grower

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : November 10, 2014

A Miami-Dade jury awarded $6 million to a Costa Rica citrus grower for damage blamed on the DuPont pesticide Benlate.

Jury: Smoker Wasn't Member of Engle Class

: VerdictSearch : October 29, 2014

EDI Launches Diversity Committee and Pledge

Vincent Catanzaro : Law Technology News : October 29, 2014

The E-Discovery Institute targets the legal industry's dismal, embarassing diversity statistics.

Cities Where Partners Are Content (and Not)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : October 27, 2014

Is Philadelphia the new Houston?

Group Challenges Settlement in Vitamin Water Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2014

Blasting a proposed settlement that would give the plaintiffs' attorneys $1.2 million and consumers only injunctive relief, the watchdog group Truth in Advertising Inc. has filed a motion to oppose the deal cut with The Coca-Cola. Co. over alleged false advertising of its Glaceau Vitaminwater products.

Judges Offer Candid Advice on E-Discovery at Leadership Summit

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : October 16, 2014

The E-Discovery Institute's Leadership Summit opens with a judges panel, aka "The Derek Jeter Tour."

Boston Scientific Headed for Trial on Mesh Liability

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

On the heels of losing a $73.4 million verdict in Texas state court, Boston Scientific Corp. is headed to trial next month in two federal courts over its pelvic mesh devices.

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Davis v. Brickman Landscaping

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Expert Testimony Required to Establish Fire Sprinkler Inspectors' Standard of Care

Alfred "Al" Saikali: Shook, Hardy & Bacon

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Boston Scientific Loses $73.4M Verdict in Mesh Trial

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 11, 2014

A Dallas jury has awarded $73.4 million in the first trial to go against Boston Scientific Corp. over one of its pelvic mesh devices.

Sheppard Mullin Chases The Cool Quotient in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Ten stories above Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's staid Washington office reception room, the firm's associates brainstorm about their work, life and happiness.

Calif. Judge Warns Plaintiffs Lawyers About Fees in Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 03, 2014

A California federal judge has fired a warning shot at a cadre of plaintiffs lawyers, cautioning them not to regard their proposed class action against The Coca Cola Company as a way to pile up legal fees.

Will Microsoft Change How Firms Collaborate With Clients?

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : September 03, 2014

Matter Center for Office 365 shows that Microsoft understands how legal works with corporate clients.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Shook Hardy & Bacon Llp

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  • - 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

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

Schlesinger Team Wins $35 Million Verdict for Smoker

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2015

Scott Schlesinger, Steven Hammer and Jonathan Gdanski told the jury that Philip Morris and Liggett Group hid information about the health dangers of their cigarettes.

Ex-Law Firm Leaders Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 30, 2014

A pair of ex-firm leaders head elsewhere; embattled Japanese air bag maker Takata hires a high-profile Simpson Thacher litigator to become in-house legal chief of its North American unit; a Skadden tax lawyer heads to the federal bench; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Remington Settles Rifle Trigger Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2014

Remington Arms Co. has agreed to replace the trigger mechanism in as many as 8 million of its iconic Model 700 bolt-action rifles, according to the terms of a settlement in a putative class action that alleged a defect allowed the rifle to fire even when the trigger is not pulled.

Mass-Torts Defense Counsel Decry 'Horrible' Plaintiff Intake

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 08, 2014

The sanctions recommended Dec. 4 against plaintiffs firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro over its pursuit of three thalidomide cases has plaintiffs lawyers pointing out the difficulty in immediately assessing the viability of products liability mass tort cases and defense lawyers warning plaintiffs counsel to be honest with themselves.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Boston Scientific Loses Second Verdict in Mesh Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2014

A federal jury in West Virginia on Thursday awarded $18.5 million against Boston Scientific Corp. in the second verdict in federal court over one of its pelvic mesh devices.

Attorneys: Stryker's $1.4B Settlement Offer to Hip Replacement Patients Not Enough

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : November 19, 2014

Fort Lauderdale lawyers representing hip replacement patients say a $1.4 billion settlement offer by Stryker Corp. may not be enough to compensate for its recalled product.

VerdictSearch: Jury Sides With School Board's Firing

: Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

A school board was justified in its termination of a teacher, a jury found.

Miami Jury Awards $26.7M in Transvaginal Mesh Case

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : November 14, 2014

The federal jury deliberated four hours before delivering its verdict against Boston Scientific Corp.

13-Year Benlate Suit Nets $6 Million for Costa Rican Grower

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : November 10, 2014

A Miami-Dade jury awarded $6 million to a Costa Rica citrus grower for damage blamed on the DuPont pesticide Benlate.

Jury: Smoker Wasn't Member of Engle Class

: VerdictSearch : October 29, 2014

EDI Launches Diversity Committee and Pledge

Vincent Catanzaro : Law Technology News : October 29, 2014

The E-Discovery Institute targets the legal industry's dismal, embarassing diversity statistics.

Cities Where Partners Are Content (and Not)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : October 27, 2014

Is Philadelphia the new Houston?

Group Challenges Settlement in Vitamin Water Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2014

Blasting a proposed settlement that would give the plaintiffs' attorneys $1.2 million and consumers only injunctive relief, the watchdog group Truth in Advertising Inc. has filed a motion to oppose the deal cut with The Coca-Cola. Co. over alleged false advertising of its Glaceau Vitaminwater products.

Judges Offer Candid Advice on E-Discovery at Leadership Summit

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : October 16, 2014

The E-Discovery Institute's Leadership Summit opens with a judges panel, aka "The Derek Jeter Tour."

Boston Scientific Headed for Trial on Mesh Liability

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

On the heels of losing a $73.4 million verdict in Texas state court, Boston Scientific Corp. is headed to trial next month in two federal courts over its pelvic mesh devices.

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Davis v. Brickman Landscaping

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 17, 2014

Expert Testimony Required to Establish Fire Sprinkler Inspectors' Standard of Care

Alfred "Al" Saikali: Shook, Hardy & Bacon

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Boston Scientific Loses $73.4M Verdict in Mesh Trial

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 11, 2014

A Dallas jury has awarded $73.4 million in the first trial to go against Boston Scientific Corp. over one of its pelvic mesh devices.

Sheppard Mullin Chases The Cool Quotient in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Ten stories above Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton's staid Washington office reception room, the firm's associates brainstorm about their work, life and happiness.

Calif. Judge Warns Plaintiffs Lawyers About Fees in Class Action

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 03, 2014

A California federal judge has fired a warning shot at a cadre of plaintiffs lawyers, cautioning them not to regard their proposed class action against The Coca Cola Company as a way to pile up legal fees.

Will Microsoft Change How Firms Collaborate With Clients?

Patrick Oot : Law Technology News : September 03, 2014

Matter Center for Office 365 shows that Microsoft understands how legal works with corporate clients.