The Cleveland firm opened an Atlanta office in 2005. It is the firm’s only outpost in the southeastern United States and the smallest of its seven offices. Russell J. Rogers was named partner-in-charge of the Atlanta office in 2010. Rogers predicted the implementation of “Obamacare” and the America Invents Act likely will make health care, intellectual property and patent work active areas of practice in 2013. “With a second term [for President Obama],” Rogers said, “regulatory practices probably will pick up. Industry research also indicates a higher level of mergers and acquisitions activity on the national level in 2013. Locally, we are hoping to see real estate rebound.”

—Reported by Am Law

*Variances shown are in comparison to 2011.

Revenue $193,500,000 5.4%
Revenue per Lawyer $570,000 7.4%
Profit per equity partner $570,000 6.5%

Total lawyers 339 8
Atlanta lawyers 21/6% 1
Partners 106 3
Equity partners 45 2
Atlanta size rank among firm’s offices   No.


AGL Resources Inc., DDR Corp., Ford Motor Co., Morgan Stanley, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Newell Rubbermaid Inc., S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Solvay S.A., Verizon Wireless
Source: PACER


Atlanta (21), Cincinnati (56), Cleveland (121), Columbus, Ohio (34), Dayton, Ohio (45), New York (38), Washington (28)



Atlanta—Gregory D. Chafee, corporate transactions, securities and energy, from Morris Manning