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Thompson & Knight LLP

  • Designation: Dallas
  • Head Count: 290
  • Gross Revenues: $201,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $695,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $855,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Thompson & Knight is a Dallas-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Thompson & Knight has 290 attorneys and is the 148th largest firm in the United States.  With $201,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 141st on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, MI, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 141 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 148 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 155 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 127 -14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 74 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 62 -45 Summer programs

In the News

Will Oil Price Drop Trigger Change for Firms?

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 16, 2014

O&G lawyers identify the biggest three consequences of the price drop on their firms' practices.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law Trio Reaps Rewards From Record REIT IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Goodwin Procter, Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr & Gallagher grabbed roles this week on a $2.29 billion initial public offering for Paramount Group, the largest-ever public listing for a real estate investment trust.

Advice From Top Texas Bar Exam Scorers

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Top scorers on the state's July bar exam answer the question "What advice would you give to law graduates who are still preparing to take their bar exams?"

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal of the Week: Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Texas Firms Handling $1.5 Billion Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

Western Gas partners using Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in its pending purchase of Nuevo Midstream for $1.5 billion.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

: Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Texas Market Limited, but Pa. Firms Finding Ways to Grow

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 08, 2014

They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the supply of lawyers isn't endless, making the successful entry of out-of-state firms into the market all the more challenging as the most sought-after talent is only going to lateral so often.

Billionaire Lawyer Fuels Four Firms With Energy Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

Andrews Kurth and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld are advising Enterprise Products Partners L.P., an energy pipeline investor headed by a Houston lawyer-turned-billionaire, on its $4.6 billion acquisition of a two-thirds stake in marine terminal operator Oiltanking Partners L.P., which has retained Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Vinson & Elkins. Enterprise plans to eventually take full control of Oiltanking in a deal valued at roughly $5.8 billion.

Thompson & Knight, Vinson & Elkins on Mexican Oil Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2014

The law firms are advising private equity firms EnCap Investments and Riverstone Holdings as they fund Mexico's first independent oil and gas production company in nearly 75 years.

The Secret Is Out: Texas Is Good for Women in Law

Nancy MacKimm : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Texas is a pretty amazing place for women in law, if you think about it. And we are helping one another succeed in ways that were unimaginable 20 years ago.

Leading Ladies: More Women Are Running Large Law

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Nineteen of the state's 25 largest firms shared data showing that overall women make up 30 percent of the firms' lawyers, 20 percent of the partners and 16 percent of the equity partners.

Law Firm Retirement Plans Don't Follow One Trend, Set Another

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 22, 2014

Don't expect law firms' retirement plans to pioneer sustainable and socially responsible investment strategies, but count on them for doing so with the "cash-balance" defined-benefit structure, which allow participants to park much more than under 401(k)s in deferred tax accounts.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

3 top women in Texas' largest firms share thoughts on path to partnership today

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : September 19, 2014

If you were starting your legal career today, what would you do differently than you did 10, 20 or 30 years ago?

Law Firm Retirement Plans Don't Follow One Trend but Set Another

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : September 18, 2014

Don't expect law firms' retirement plans to pioneer sustainable and socially responsible investment strategies, but count on them for doing so with the "cash-balance" defined-benefit structure, which allow participants to park much more than under 401(k)s in deferred tax accounts.

Ex-Client Sues, Alleges Conflict of Interest Against Thompson & Knight

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

A former client of Thompson & Knight files a $1 million lawsuit against the firm, alleging that it had a conflict of interest when representing him and a third party in an acquisition.

Ex-Client Sues, Alleges Conflict of Interest Against Thompson & Knight

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 09, 2014

A former client of Thompson & Knight files a $1 million lawsuit against the firm, alleging that it had a conflict of interest when representing him and a third party in an acquisition.

Leaders Managing 'Staggering' Costs of Firm Merger Talks

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 02, 2014

In an economy in which revenue is hard to come by, mergers are increasingly viewed as a way for firms to capture market share. But merger discussions could also lead to lost revenue opportunities, making them a tricky proposition for firm leadership.

Deal of the Week: Partnership Starts with $450 Million Initial Investment

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Quantum Energy Partners of Houston and Tug Hill of Fort Worth form a partnership and use Texas firms for the work.

Texas Titans: A Look at the Criminal Justice Players in Perry Case

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2014

"You've got a really, really smart, capable prosecutor and defense lawyer. It's not going to be one of those mismatches, where someone is grossly outlawyered on the other side. These guys are both on the top of their game. They are as good as you are going to find," said Geary Reamey, a criminal law professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio.

Texas Titans: A Look at the Texas Players in Perry Case

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : August 19, 2014

"You've got a really, really smart, capable prosecutor and defense lawyer. It's not going to be one of those mismatches, where someone is grossly outlawyered on the other side. These guys are both on the top of their game. They are as good as you are going to find," said Geary Reamey, a criminal law professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 18

: Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.

Energy/Electricity Lawyers Leave Andrews Kurth for Thompson & Knight

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

The group's clients include Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Sam Houston Race Park.

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Energy/Electricity Lawyers Leave Andrews Kurth for Thompson & Knight

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 13, 2014

The group's clients include Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Sam Houston Race Park.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.