550 Lawyers

Heller by the Numbers

Ted Kim talks about why he and former Heller associate
Erin Gordon started their own firm. Photo by Melissa Barnes

When San Francisco-based Heller Ehrman announced its dissolution in August, 550 attorneys were faced with finding new positions. We wondered how they were doing in their job searches. Through media reports and follow-up phone calls to law firms (only Sidley Austin did not confirm figures), we found that 402 have landed softly at new firms.

FIRM NAME—partners (p); of counsel (oc); and associates (a)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 30p; 4oc; 23a
Covington & Burling 14p; 6oc; 29a
Cooley Godward Kronish 15p; 2oc; 24a
Jones Day 20p; 1oc; 14a
Davis Wright Tremaine 16p; 3oc; 6a
Hogan & Hartson 9p; 2oc; 13a
Goodwin Procter 8p; 1oc; 8a
DLA Piper 7p; 1oc; 6a
Perkins Coie 4p; 10a
Winston & Strawn 8p; 2oc; 4a
Foley & Lardner 6p; 1oc; 6a
Arnold & Porter 6p; 5a
Proskauer Rose 5p; 6a
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton 6p; 2oc; 2a
Sidley Austin 8p
Bingham McCutchen 2p; 1oc; 3a
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 3p; 1oc; 2a
Stoel Rives 3p; 2oc; 1a
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr 1p; 1oc; 3a
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 3p; 2a
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker 1p; 3a
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 2p; 1oc; 1a
Schiff Hardin 2p; 1oc; 1a
Baker & McKenzie 1p; 1a
Dechert 2p
Hixson Nagatani (new firm) 1p; 1a
Kim Law Advisors (new firm) 1p; 1a
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps 2p
Brown Rudnick 1p
Crowell & Moring 1p
Dotten ADR (new firm) 1p
Eversheds 1p
Lovitt & Hannan 1p
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 1p
Montgomery & Hansen 1p
Nixon Peabody 1p
Patton Boggs 1p

TOTAL 402195p; 32oc; 175a

Unaccounted for:

148 Partners and associates

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