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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. With 319 attorneys, the firm placed 138th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. With respect to revenue, the firm ranked 134th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings with $199,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Thompson & Knight is a business law firm that primarily represents corporations, businesses, and individual entrepreneurs. Among its practice areas are corporate and securities, energy, finance, government relations, intellectual property, real estate, and technology. In addition to its Dallas headquarters, Thompson & Knight has several other offices in Texas (Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston) and several worldwide office locations, including Monterrey, Mexico, Algiers and Paris.

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

Week of July 7

: Texas Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Farooq Tayab has been named a partner in Bickel & Brewer in Dallas. He has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial matters and intellectual property disputes.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

What Texas Firms Worked on the Big Deals in 2013?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

Spurred by strength in energy deals and financings, seven Texas firms made the charts in "Corporate Scorecard 2014," The American Lawyer's rankings of the nation's top dealmakers in 2013.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

Cisco's Ruth Savolaine Joins KPMG

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

In other moves, Greg Douglas is promoted at Yorktel and two lawyers switch firms.

Baseball and Banding Together: Is Collective Bargaining the Key to Cutting the Cost of 'Patent Troll' Litigation?

Justin S. Cohen : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

If companies presented a unified front and acted collectively to negotiate a grand bargain, the NPE would likely lose its level of control and its steady stream of licensing revenue.

R. Allen Stanford Receivership Goes After Tiger Woods Foundation

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 05, 2014

For more than five years, lawyers representing a court-appointed receiver have trotted the globe in their quest to find the assets of convicted financier R. Allen Stanford. Now they've landed on the doorstep of a foundation created by professional golf superstar Tiger Woods.

R. Allen Stanford Receivership Goes After Tiger Woods Foundation

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 01, 2014

For more than five years, lawyers representing a court-appointed receiver have trotted the globe in their quest to find the assets of convicted financier R. Allen Stanford. Now they've landed on the doorstep of a foundation created by professional golf superstar Tiger Woods.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Six firms announce new hires, while two others announce promotions.

Firm Finance Report: Firm-by-Firm Analysis

: Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2014

$156 Million in Treble Damages Sought in Antitrust Case After Win

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

The verdict has broad implications for businesses in the Gulf Coast area, said Paul Yetter, a partner in Yetter Coleman in Houston who represents MM Steel in the lawsuit.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Circuit Certifies Questions on Lease Value in Bankruptcy

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

A 78-year-old woman's attempt to stay in her rent-stabilized apartment may depend on whether New York's highest court finds the value of her lease constitutes a "local public assistance benefit" and can be exempt from bankruptcy.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

Randy Aoyama joins Hinshaw & Culbertson as partner in the Phoenix office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Six firms have added partners and Oleg Sabel has added counsel.

Newsmakers: Week of March 10

: Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

David L. Evans of Benbrook, judge of the 48th District Court in Tarrant County, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a four-year term. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.

Firm Finance: Thompson & Knight Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

"The first quarter of 2013 was as slow as we have ever seen it in everyone's memory," said Thompson & Knight managing partner Emily Parker, who is in Dallas. "The last quarter of 2012 was a barnburner. … It cannibalized the first quarter of 2013."

Show Me the Money! High Court Campaign Finance Report

Angela Morris and Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 17, 2014

A review of Texas Supreme Court candidates' campaign finance reports shows that the Republican incumbent justices have out-fundraised their primary challengers by more than seven-to-one and outspent them by more than four-to-one.

Firm Finance: Thompson & Knight Numbers for 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 10, 2014

"The first quarter of 2013 was as slow as we have ever seen it in everyone's memory," said managing partner Emily Parker. "The last quarter of 2012 was a barnburner. ... It cannibalized the first quarter of 2013."

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Relentless, Focused, Choosy

George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Dallas boutique Bickel & Brewer harbors Texas-size ambitions about the cases it wants. It has a penchant for matters with a lot of money and business at stake, groundbreaking legal issues or big public policy questions. And it gets what it wants.