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In terms of assessing Patton Boggs’ performance in 2005, managing partner Stuart Pape says don’t be deceived. “There was actually growth from 2004 to 2005, but because 2004 has that big number in it, [we're] flat in absolute terms, but we were busier in 2005,” says Pape. That “big number” included a fee of as much as $10 million for representing families of those killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Without such big-ticket items, firm revenues grew at a modest 2.5 percent in 2005. The firm dropped to 18th overall, reporting $159 million in revenue. Overall, Patton Boggs’ profits per partner dipped to $636,000, while revenue per lawyer was up $30,000, from $555,000 to $585,000. The firm also lost senior lawyers in 2005, including Daniel Kracov, former deputy director of the firm’s public policy practice, to Arnold & Porter. More recently, in 2006, Patton Boggs saw six of its lobbyists move to Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. “What tends to happen is an ebb and a flow from one year or a couple of years to the next,” says Pape of the lateral moves. In 2005, he says, the firm focused on hiring in non-D.C. markets such as New York and New Jersey. Last month, Patton Boggs picked up a 30-lawyer toxic tort defense group in New Jersey from Latham & Watkins and expects to open a New York office shortly. Head count in Patton Boggs’ Washington office dropped by three lawyers to 276 last year. But the firm upped the number of equity partners from 84 to 86. The number of nonequity partners stayed the same at 46. The firm also scored former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), who came on board in January 2005. Pape says that Breaux has divided his time between business development and strategizing with clients this year. Breaux made headlines last year as a key advocate for the Gulf Coast recovery after Hurricane Katrina. The firm also regularly made the newspapers through its partner Robert Luskin, who represents former White House aide Karl Rove in the CIA leak scandal. In other activity, partner Amy Koch worked as special energy counsel on Boston Generating’s $1.2 billion recapitalization and debt-restructuring deal last October. Patton Boggs has acted as counsel since Boston Generating defaulted on a $2.3 billion loan in 2001. Despite efforts to diversify, the firm continued to rely on its public policy practice to bring in about a third of its total revenue. According to the 2005 Influence 50 revenue survey, Patton Boggs generated $75.7 million in lobbying revenue. In that arena the firm saw an uptick in its health care practice, working on regulatory reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues for clients including Hoffman-La Roche Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Kidney Care Partners.
D.C. 20 (2006)Rank by D.C. revenue: 18D.C. Revenue (2005): 159,200,000D.C. Revenue (2004): 155,300,000Revenue per lawyer: 585,000Profits per partner: 635,000Average Compensation All Partners: 550,000Lawyers/Equity All Partners: 272/86Firmwide Revenue (2005): 222,100,000 D.C. 20 (2005)D.C. Revenue 2004: 155,300,000D.C. Revenue 2003: 141,800,000Revenue Per Lawyer: 555,000Profits Per Partner: 850,000Average Compensation All Partners: 660,000Lawyers/Equity Partners: 279/84Firmwide Revenue 2004: 212,800,000

LT150 (2006)Rank by size of D.C. office (2005): 17Lawyers in Office (2006): 248Partners in Office (2006): 122Lawyers in office (2005): 247Partners in office: (2005): 127Percent Change in Number of Lawyers: 0.4Associate Hires Expected 2006: 21 LT150 (2005)Rank: 11Lawyers 2005: 247Partners 2005: 127Lawyers 2004: 237Partners 2004: 121Percent Change: 4.20Associate Hires: 22

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