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

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

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.

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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

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

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.