Lateral Hiring Charts

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Lateral Hiring at Large Firms in Texas
Firm name Texas Attorneys as of Jan. 1, 2012 Texas Attorneys as of Jan. 1, 2011 Texas Partners as of Jan. 1, 2012 Texas Partners as of Jan. 1, 2011 Texas Lateral Attorney Hires 2012 Texas Lateral Attorney Hires 2011 Texas Lateral Partner Hires 2012 Texas Lateral Partner Hires 2011 Texas Departing Attorneys 2012 (%) Texas Departing Attorneys 2011 Texas Departing Partners 2012 (%) Texas Departing Partners 2011
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 195 208 74 70 19 14 9 5 26 (13.3) 36 7 (9.5) 2
Andrews Kurth 345 343 177 174 21 23 3 5 28 (8.1) 27 5 (2.8) 4
Baker Botts 429 441 165 166 9 9 2 0 74 (17.2) 59 8 (4.8) 6
Bracewell & Giuliani 301 326 139 129 53 23 15 7 48 (15.9) 59 9 (6.5) 12
Cox Smith Matthews 135 138 75 78 9 9 5 4 25 (18.5) 12 8 (10.7) 5
Gardere Wynne Sewell 231 256 148 151 19 7 7 1 29 (12.6) 32 11 (7.4) 9
Greenberg Traurig* 108 105 46 47 11 13 5 12 19 (17.6) 15 7 (15.2) 3
Haynes and Boone 413 433 176 178 22 10 5 3 64 (15.5) 51 16 (9.1) 11
Hunton & Williams* 108 115 54 54 1 4 0 0 12 (11.1) 14 6 (11.1) 2
Kelly Hart & Hallman 132 125 54 51 5 8 1 1 4 (3.0) 10 0 1
Locke Lord 380 380 189 190 17 15 2 3 50 (13.2) 29 18 (9.5) 5
Looper Reed & McGraw 120 105 64 66 10 6 2 1 9 (7.5) 4 4 (6.3) 2
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr 111 107 71 70 14 10 5 5 8 (7.2) 12 3 (4.2) 6
Strasburger & Price 200 195 123 129 19 37 3 15 8 (4.0) 12 2 (1.6) 5
Thompson & Knight 289 301 143 135 16 18 3 5 29 (10.0) 43 7 (4.9) 5
Vinson & Elkins 511 536 186 198 18 19 1 0 87 (17.0) 85 12 (6.5) 17
Weil, Gotshal and Manges* 114 111 27 26 11 2 1 1 15 (13.2) 11 0 2
Winstead 268 255 143 145 29 48 5 14 19 (7.1) 39 2 (1.4) 17
*Firm is not based in Texas.
Note: The 25 largest firms in Texas were asked to participate in the Lateral Hiring Survey. The 18 firms that participated hired 303 attorneys in their Texas offices during 2012. Seven firms decline to participate in the survey: Fulbright & Jaworski; Jackson Walker; Jones Day; K&L Gates; King & Spalding; McKool Smith; and Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons.
Source: the firms.
Texas Lawyer, February 2013



 

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