A look at both firms’ head count over the last five years shows steady declines.
Andrews Kurth had 327 attorneys in 2016, down about 6 percent from 2011, while Hunton’s head count stood at 661 attorneys in 2016, about a 12 percent drop in the same time frame, according to National Law Journal census figures. Meanwhile, profits per partner have steadily risen during the same five-year period for both firms, reaching $1.26 million at Andrews Kurth and $1.1 million at Hunton & Williams in 2016.
Both firm have generated similar revenues per lawyer, with RPL of $820,000 for Hunton and $885,000 for Andrews Kurth in 2016.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys contributed reporting from Houston.
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