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Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

  • Designation: Kansas City, Mo.
  • Head Count: 458
  • Gross Revenues: $316,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $690,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $805,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Shook Hardy & Bacon L. is a Kansas City-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Shook Hardy & Bacon L. has 458 attorneys and is the 97th largest firm in the United States.  With $316,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 101st on The American Lawyer's 2015 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, CO, 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 200 101 1 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

What You Can't See Can Hurt You: The Intricate World of Dark Data

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : February 04, 2016

Hidden metadata can prove a minefield – and a gold-mine – for tech savvy legal experts. .

Pelvic Mesh Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2016

The first trial against two manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products has ended in a verdict for both companies. A jury in Jackson County, Missouri, which began hearing opening statements in the trial on Dec. 2, found that both Boston Scientific Corp. and C.R. Bard Inc. weren't liable for plaintiff Eve Sherrer's injuries.

Will Lyft's Settlement With Drivers Be a Model for Uber?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2016

It looks as though Lyft Inc., the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, has put the brakes on a class action lawsuit that had the potential to seriously damage its business model.

Burger King leases New Miami Home for $83 Million

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2016

The new home of the Whopper will be a standalone office building in Miami's Airport West submarket, near its current home.

Smoker Attorneys Flirted With Reversal of $75 Million Award

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2016

The Fourth DCA had strong words for plaintiffs attorneys who "pushed the envelope" in a high-dollar tobacco case.

Report Touts Record-Breaking Year for Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

A look back, and ahead, from legal consultancy Altman Weil.

The 5 Big Labor and Employment Stories of 2015

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 28, 2015

Busy federal agencies and a plaintiffs bar active on the employment front made 2015 an eventful year in this space. Here are five highlights.

Finalist, Product Liability: Shook Hardy

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Size and smarts help give Shook Hardy an edge in huge mass torts.

Winner, Product Liability: Covington

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Covington succeeds with innovative thinking and tactics.

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Star Clients, Bold Headlines: Litigators' Intriguing Cases

Am Law Daily Staff : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Celebrity clients and high-profile cases come with the territory when you're one of the nation's top litigation teams. Here are headline-grabbing suits from among 108 contest submissions for our Litigation Department of the Year awards.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Tobacco Wars Lawyer Scores Another Verdict in Record-Setting Case

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Attorney Michael Piuze stunned the plaintiffs bar when he got a record $28 billion punitive damages verdict in 2002 for a Los Angeles woman who sued Philip Morris after being diagnosed with lung cancer. On Thursday, a federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $900,000 in noneconomic damages on behalf of the woman's daughter, Jodie Bullock.

Shook Hardy Managing Partner Shines in Philip Morris Cases

: Daily Business Review : December 04, 2015

In one year, tobacco giant Philip Morris was the defendant in 24 Engle trials resulting from lawsuits by individuals that grew out of a decertified class action. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been lead counsel in over 70 percent of those, and no one has held that position more frequently than Miami managing partner William Geraghty.

Legal Department of the Year 2015

: Daily Business Review : November 17, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Over the Years, the First Chair Defense

: Daily Business Review : November 17, 2015

Over the past several years, Shook, Hardy & Bacon was the first chair defense for Philip Morris, the country's largest cigarette manufacturer, in 27 of its 39 Engle progeny trials. Miami managing partner William P. Geraghty was the first chair in 17 of them.

'Keeping It Simple' Wasn't Working

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Same Court, Same Judge, Same Facts: What Gibson Dunn Did Differently to Win

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2015

Prism Technologies LLC was on a roll, suing the five largest cellular telephone service providers for infringing the same two patents. The first two cases, against AT&T and Sprint, went Prism's way—until it was Gibson Dunn and T-Mobile's turn.

Florida Supreme Court Revives $6.6M Asbestos Award Against Union Carbide

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 29, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court quashes a lower court decision in an asbestos case and reinstates a $6.6 million judgment for a former construction supervisor with mesothelioma.

Jury Awards $12 Million to Estate of Smoker

: VerdictSearch : October 28, 2015

Goodwin Procter Latest Am Law 100 Firm to Earn ISO Security Certification

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 28, 2015

The firm, like a small number of others, was audited to ensure it complies with the global standard that demonstrates its security level on stored data.

What is Reasonable? Examining FRCP Rules 1 and 26(g)

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : October 16, 2015

Under updated Rule 1, judges can hold attorneys responsible for making reasonable discovery requests.

Judge Nixes 'E-Cigarettes Are Safer' Argument

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

A Boston federal judge has blocked plaintiffs suing Philip Morris USA from arguing that the company should have provided e-cigarettes to consumers as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

The Challenges of E-Discovery and International Privacy Laws

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : September 29, 2015

While we work and live in a "borderless" economy, when it comes to e-discovery and litigation matters, borders are ever apparent amid the myriad of international data privacy laws in play where ever data flows between regions.

Up in Smoke: Tobacco Merger Takes Toll at Hughes Hubbard

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2015

Reynolds American's $27.4 billion acquisition of fellow cigarette maker Lorillard last year has caused Hughes Hubbard & Reed to cut the size of its office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Eight Law Firms to be Honored for Top Litigation Work

Review staff : Daily Business Review : September 24, 2015

The Daily Business Review will recognize eight law firms in the third annual Litigation Department of the Year Awards at a ceremony Nov. 17 in Miami.

Rising Stars: Alexandra Bach Lagos

: Daily Business Review : September 16, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner Alexandra Bach Lagos has built an impressive career as a litigator and along the way is helping other female attorneys climb the ladder.

Zofran Birth-Defect MDL Headed to Pennsylvania?

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2015

A new multidistrict litigation over the anti-nausea drug Zofran could be coming to Pennsylvania pending the outcome of a hearing before a federal judicial panel in roughly two weeks.

ILTACON 2015 Review: New Name, Same Legal Technology Challenges

Jobst Elster : Legaltech News : September 16, 2015

Here's what stood out from this year's mega legal technology conference.

Kansas City Legal Market Poised for Prosperity

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Modest economic growth and new high-technology businesses in Kansas City, Missouri, are funneling corporate and real estate work to local law offices.

More Profiles:
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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: N/A

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

What You Can't See Can Hurt You: The Intricate World of Dark Data

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : February 04, 2016

Hidden metadata can prove a minefield – and a gold-mine – for tech savvy legal experts. .

Pelvic Mesh Trial Ends in Defense Verdict

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2016

The first trial against two manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products has ended in a verdict for both companies. A jury in Jackson County, Missouri, which began hearing opening statements in the trial on Dec. 2, found that both Boston Scientific Corp. and C.R. Bard Inc. weren't liable for plaintiff Eve Sherrer's injuries.

Will Lyft's Settlement With Drivers Be a Model for Uber?

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2016

It looks as though Lyft Inc., the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, has put the brakes on a class action lawsuit that had the potential to seriously damage its business model.

Burger King leases New Miami Home for $83 Million

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2016

The new home of the Whopper will be a standalone office building in Miami's Airport West submarket, near its current home.

Smoker Attorneys Flirted With Reversal of $75 Million Award

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2016

The Fourth DCA had strong words for plaintiffs attorneys who "pushed the envelope" in a high-dollar tobacco case.

Report Touts Record-Breaking Year for Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

A look back, and ahead, from legal consultancy Altman Weil.

The 5 Big Labor and Employment Stories of 2015

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 28, 2015

Busy federal agencies and a plaintiffs bar active on the employment front made 2015 an eventful year in this space. Here are five highlights.

Finalist, Product Liability: Shook Hardy

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Size and smarts help give Shook Hardy an edge in huge mass torts.

Winner, Product Liability: Covington

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Covington succeeds with innovative thinking and tactics.

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Star Clients, Bold Headlines: Litigators' Intriguing Cases

Am Law Daily Staff : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Celebrity clients and high-profile cases come with the territory when you're one of the nation's top litigation teams. Here are headline-grabbing suits from among 108 contest submissions for our Litigation Department of the Year awards.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Tobacco Wars Lawyer Scores Another Verdict in Record-Setting Case

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Attorney Michael Piuze stunned the plaintiffs bar when he got a record $28 billion punitive damages verdict in 2002 for a Los Angeles woman who sued Philip Morris after being diagnosed with lung cancer. On Thursday, a federal jury in Los Angeles awarded $900,000 in noneconomic damages on behalf of the woman's daughter, Jodie Bullock.

Shook Hardy Managing Partner Shines in Philip Morris Cases

: Daily Business Review : December 04, 2015

In one year, tobacco giant Philip Morris was the defendant in 24 Engle trials resulting from lawsuits by individuals that grew out of a decertified class action. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been lead counsel in over 70 percent of those, and no one has held that position more frequently than Miami managing partner William Geraghty.

Legal Department of the Year 2015

: Daily Business Review : November 17, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Over the Years, the First Chair Defense

: Daily Business Review : November 17, 2015

Over the past several years, Shook, Hardy & Bacon was the first chair defense for Philip Morris, the country's largest cigarette manufacturer, in 27 of its 39 Engle progeny trials. Miami managing partner William P. Geraghty was the first chair in 17 of them.

'Keeping It Simple' Wasn't Working

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Same Court, Same Judge, Same Facts: What Gibson Dunn Did Differently to Win

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 02, 2015

Prism Technologies LLC was on a roll, suing the five largest cellular telephone service providers for infringing the same two patents. The first two cases, against AT&T and Sprint, went Prism's way—until it was Gibson Dunn and T-Mobile's turn.

Florida Supreme Court Revives $6.6M Asbestos Award Against Union Carbide

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 29, 2015

The Florida Supreme Court quashes a lower court decision in an asbestos case and reinstates a $6.6 million judgment for a former construction supervisor with mesothelioma.

Jury Awards $12 Million to Estate of Smoker

: VerdictSearch : October 28, 2015

Goodwin Procter Latest Am Law 100 Firm to Earn ISO Security Certification

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 28, 2015

The firm, like a small number of others, was audited to ensure it complies with the global standard that demonstrates its security level on stored data.

What is Reasonable? Examining FRCP Rules 1 and 26(g)

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : October 16, 2015

Under updated Rule 1, judges can hold attorneys responsible for making reasonable discovery requests.

Judge Nixes 'E-Cigarettes Are Safer' Argument

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

A Boston federal judge has blocked plaintiffs suing Philip Morris USA from arguing that the company should have provided e-cigarettes to consumers as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

The Challenges of E-Discovery and International Privacy Laws

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : September 29, 2015

While we work and live in a "borderless" economy, when it comes to e-discovery and litigation matters, borders are ever apparent amid the myriad of international data privacy laws in play where ever data flows between regions.

Up in Smoke: Tobacco Merger Takes Toll at Hughes Hubbard

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 25, 2015

Reynolds American's $27.4 billion acquisition of fellow cigarette maker Lorillard last year has caused Hughes Hubbard & Reed to cut the size of its office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Eight Law Firms to be Honored for Top Litigation Work

Review staff : Daily Business Review : September 24, 2015

The Daily Business Review will recognize eight law firms in the third annual Litigation Department of the Year Awards at a ceremony Nov. 17 in Miami.

Rising Stars: Alexandra Bach Lagos

: Daily Business Review : September 16, 2015

Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner Alexandra Bach Lagos has built an impressive career as a litigator and along the way is helping other female attorneys climb the ladder.

Zofran Birth-Defect MDL Headed to Pennsylvania?

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 16, 2015

A new multidistrict litigation over the anti-nausea drug Zofran could be coming to Pennsylvania pending the outcome of a hearing before a federal judicial panel in roughly two weeks.

ILTACON 2015 Review: New Name, Same Legal Technology Challenges

Jobst Elster : Legaltech News : September 16, 2015

Here's what stood out from this year's mega legal technology conference.

Kansas City Legal Market Poised for Prosperity

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Modest economic growth and new high-technology businesses in Kansas City, Missouri, are funneling corporate and real estate work to local law offices.