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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

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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, London, MI, NY, Paris 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

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.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Week of July 7

: Texas Lawyer : July 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 : June 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 : June 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : April 25, 2014

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

Firm Finance Report: Firm-by-Firm Analysis

: Texas Lawyer : April 25, 2014

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

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 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 : April 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.