The intellectual property boutique was founded in Washington in 1965 and opened its Atlanta office in 1997. Local managing partner R. Bruce Bower believes that a hot area for intellectual property practice will be at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in response to the March 16 implementation of the America Invents Act.

—Reported by Am Law

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $348,000,000 1.8%
Revenue per Lawyer $945,000 2.7%
Profit per equity partner $1,160,000 2.7%

Total lawyers 369 2
Atlanta lawyers 30/8% 1.19
Partners 145 2
Equity partners 104 2
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No. 3


Abbott Labs, AOL, Caterpillar, Eli Lilly and Co., FedEx, Fuente Cigar Ltd., Georgia-Pacific Corp., HTC Corp., LG Electronics, MeadWestvaco Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Philips Electronics, Pronova BioPharma Norge AS, Prysmian Cables and Systems USA, Rambus, Research in Motion Corp., Simmons Bedding Co., Telecom Italia, Toshiba Corp.



Atlanta (30), Boston (26), Brussels (5), Palo Alto, Calif. (26), Reston, Va. (41), Shanghai (2), Taipei, Taiwan (1), Tokyo (2), Washington (235)



Atlanta—Douglas S. Weinstein, electrical, to Jones Day; Leslie F. Bessenger, electrical, to Withers & Keys