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The California 50

By Megan Kinneyn | Aug. 2, 2007
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Law Office Management

Aug. 2, 2007

The California 50

Our annual survey of the state's largest law firms compares the numbers—on size, equity and nonequity partners, diversity, and more—to last year's stats. By William-Arthur Haynes and the staff of California Lawyer

By William-Arthur Haynes
     
      Observers of the legal industry agree that widespread lateral mobility, as well as law firm expansion?whether by mergers or geographic growth?will continue in the years to come. And since our last California 50 survey a year ago, firms in the Golden State have indeed been growing through mergers, lateral mobility, and office openings.
      Although the top four firms from 2006 remain entrenched in their respective slots, there was plenty of jostling among the state's largest firms below the top four in this year's rankings. Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro posted the largest gain in ranking, with 27 more attorneys in practice areas such as hospitality, tax, real estate, and land use. These additions, as well as a new Orange County office, catapulted the Los Angeles?based firm to the number 36 slot, up from number 45 last year. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leapfrogged six spots this year to number 24, thanks to a 36-lawyer increase in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, where stock-options-backdating investigations boosted the litigation and white-collar practices. Skadden's head count in corporate, restructuring, real estate, and banking and finance practices also went up.
      For 2007, the California 50 added newcomers Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo?a Cerritos-based firm with five additional California offices?and Los Angeles's Loeb & Loeb. Rejoining the list after a one-year absence is San Francisco's Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, coming in at number 50, with 121 attorneys. Three firms dropped off the list: Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal; Nossaman Guthner Knox & Elliot; and Farella Braun + Martel.
      Los Angelesbased Latham & Watkins and Philadelphia- based Morgan, Lewis & Bockius gained the most attorneys in the state. Most of Latham's 50-lawyer upsurge came in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Technology and intellectual property practices fueled much of the growth. Corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, biotechnology, and media/entertainment areas also grew. Morgan Lewis gained 45 lawyers, with the lion's share going to the intellectual property and life sciences practices in San Francisco and Palo Alto, followed by the litigation and labor and employment groups in Irvine.
      The last quarter of 2006 was busy with mergers of California and New York firms. Cooley Godward united in October with Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman to create Cooley Godward Kronish; Thelen Reid & Priest merged with Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner in December to form Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner. The year ended with the industry anticipating in vain the merger of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe with New York's Dewey Ballantine. Orrick chair Ralph H. Baxter and Dewey chair Morton A. Pierce ended talks in January.
      But not all California firms have grown since last year's survey. Among the 22 firms that slipped in the rankings, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal tumbled farthest. The Chicago-born firm, less 20 lawyers this year, dropped completely off the chart from its 2006 perch at number 41 after curtailing its labor and employment group in Los Angeles and other practices that weren't expected to increase profits or expand much. And the new year marked the dissolution of Santa Monica's Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan. In May, Bingham McCutchen absorbed 40 attorneys from the firm, including name partner Marshall Grossman, to give the nearly 1,000-lawyer Bingham its third Southern California outpost.
      California's regional boutiques with strong environmental, real estate, and land-use practices seemed to benefit most from the lively lateral market. Cox Castle & Nicholson added a luxury-development partner from Farella Braun + Martel in December, followed by a six-partner group in real estate, environmental law, and land use from Morrison & Foerster in January. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps beefed up its San Francisco real estate and land-use practice this spring with a group of five attorneys from Steefel, Levitt & Weiss and a partner from K&L Gates.
      Although merger discussions continue, the number of deals closing has not kept pace, as firms become more logical in their due diligence. The legal industry is wising up, according to Mozhgan Mizban, a San Franciscobased legal consultant with the Zeughauser Group. "People are very thoughtful," she says. "People have realized that integration and assimilation after these acquisitions is extensive and challenging."
      As firms expand into new markets in the unrelenting search for higher profits, talent remains the fuel that powers the machine. "There's no question that the lateral movement, the law firm consolidation, and the salary increases we've all seen are because of the unending need of, lust for, and difficulty finding talent," says Lyndon J. Parker, the managing director at the legal-staffing consultancy Mestel & Company in Los Angeles. "The pool is shallow, and our needs are deep."
     
      William-Arthur Haynes (william_haynes@dailyjournal.com) covers law firm business for the San Francisco Daily Journal.
     
     
      Partner Progress
     
      Most Diverse
     
      Percentage of partners in California who are people of color
     
      2007
      Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo* 17.6%
      Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 17.6%
      McDermott Will & Emery 16.4%
      Kirkland & Ellis 15.5%
      Howrey 15.2%
      *Not on the California 50 last year.
     
      2006
      McDermott Will & Emery 17.7%
      Kirkland & Ellis 16.9%
      Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 15.8%
      Sidley Austin 14.6%
      Townsend and Townsend and Crew 14.5%
     
     
      Least Diverse
     
      Percentage of partners in California who are people of color
     
      2007
      Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis 3.4%
      Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps 3.7%
      Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold 4.2%
      Loeb & Loeb* 4.6%
      Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 4.7%
      *Firm declined to provide 2007 data.
     
      2006
      Rutan & Tucker* 1.3%
      Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis 1.9%
      Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps 2.9%
      Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 3.9%
      Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold 4.3%
      *Firm declined to provide 2007 data.
     
     
      Most Women
     
      Percentage of partners in California
     
      2007
      Baker & McKenzie 37.7%
      Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp 32.7%
      Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin* 31.8%
      Littler Mendelson 31.7%
      Foley & Lardner 29.5%
      *Not on the California 50 last year
     
      2006
      Baker & McKenzie 37.7%
      Littler Mendelson 29.5%
      Sidley Austin 28%
      Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi 27%
      Foley & Lardner 26.9%
     
     
      Fewest Women
     
      Percentage of partners in California
     
      2007
      Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro 11.8%
      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates 11.8%
      Munger, Tolles & Olson 12.5%
      Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis 13.7%
      Irell & Manella 13.8%
     
      2006
      Rutan & Tucker 6.6%
      Greenberg Traurig 10.7%
      Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates 12%
      Munger, Tolles & Olson 12.1%
      Irell & Manella 13.3%
     
     
      The California 50
      2007 Survey of the State's Largest Firms
     
      Rank: 1
      Last year's rank: 1
      Firm: Latham & Watkins
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 704
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 654
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,960
      CA Partners in 2007: 210 (does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: 213 (does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 18
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 15
      CA Women Partners 2007: 41
      CA Women Partners 2006: 40
     
      Rank: 2
      Last year's rank: 2
      Firm: Morrison & Foerster
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 573
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 601
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,065
      CA Partners in 2007: 205 (does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?215 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 24
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 24
      CA Women Partners 2007: 46
      CA Women Partners 2006: 43
     
      Rank: 3
      Last year's rank: 3
      Firm: O'Melveny & Myers
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 551
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 516
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,083
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?145 Nonequity?5
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?132 Nonequity?5
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 15
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 14
      CA Women Partners 2007: 22
      CA Women Partners 2006: 20
     
      Rank: 4
      Last year's rank: 4
      Firm: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 470
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 455
      Attorneys firmwide: 650
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?131 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?133 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 23
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 21
      CA Women Partners 2007: 24
      CA Women Partners 2006: 27
     
      Rank: 5
      Last year's rank: 6
      Firm: Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 420
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 401
      Attorneys firmwide: 530
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?50 Nonequity?198
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?52 Nonequity?195
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 28
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 21
      CA Women Partners 2007: 67
      CA Women Partners 2006: 56
     
      Rank: 6
      Last year's rank: 7
      Firm: DLA Piper US
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 386
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 396
      Attorneys firmwide: 3,200
      CA Partners in 2007: 185 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?114 Nonequity?63
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 15
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 14
      CA Women Partners 2007: 39
      CA Women Partners 2006: 34
     
      Rank: 7
      Last year's rank: 5
      Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 376
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 404
      Attorneys firmwide: 462
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?107 Nonequity?51
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?122 Nonequity?43
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 9
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 29
      CA Women Partners 2006: 26
     
      Rank: 8
      Last year's rank: 10
      Firm: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 374
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 362
      Attorneys firmwide: 864
      CA Partners in 2007: 127 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?129 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 6
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 5
      CA Women Partners 2007: 23
      CA Women Partners 2006: 26
     
      Rank: 9
      Last year's rank: 9
      Firm: Heller Ehrman (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 373
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 379
      Attorneys firmwide: 664
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?145 Nonequity?25
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?175 Nonequity?Not applicable
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 11
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 10
      CA Women Partners 2007: 37
      CA Women Partners 2006: 37
     
      Rank: 9
      Last year's rank: 12
      Firm: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 373
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 356
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,124
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?100 Nonequity?14
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?89 Nonequity?15
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 17
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 12
      CA Women Partners 2007: 19
      CA Women Partners 2006: 15
     
      Rank: 11
      Last year's rank: 8
      Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 367
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 383
      Attorneys firmwide: 828
      CA Partners in 2007: 174 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?102 Nonequity?76
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 18
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 22
      CA Women Partners 2007: 41
      CA Women Partners 2006: 44
     
      Rank: 12
      Last year's rank: 11
      Firm: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 365
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 358
      Attorneys firmwide: 935
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?138 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?134 Nonequity?Not applicable
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 17
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 14
      CA Women Partners 2007: 21
      CA Women Partners 2006: 20
     
      Rank: 13
      Last year's rank: 14
      Firm: Bingham McCutchen
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 346
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 316
      Attorneys firmwide: 977
      CA Partners in 2007: 139 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: 130 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 15
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 13
      CA Women Partners 2007: 34
      CA Women Partners 2006: 32
     
      Rank: 14
      Last year's rank: 13
      Firm: Cooley Godward Kronish
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 336
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 335
      Attorneys firmwide: 565
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?114 Nonequity?2
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?111 Nonequity?3
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 8
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 8
      CA Women Partners 2007: 26
      CA Women Partners 2006: 26
     
      Rank: 15
      Last year's rank: 16
      Firm: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 301
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 256
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,342
      CA Partners in 2007: 107 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: 105 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 14
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 13
      CA Women Partners 2007: 26
      CA Women Partners 2006: 22
     
      Rank: 16
      Last year's rank: 15
      Firm: Gordon & Rees
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 252
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 273
      Attorneys firmwide: 291
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?24 Nonequity?87
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?24 Nonequity?78
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 21
      CA Women Partners 2006: 22
     
      Rank: 17
      Last year's rank: 20
      Firm: Reed Smith
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 245
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 230
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,501
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?44 Nonequity?56
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?46 Nonequity?53
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 14
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 20
      CA Women Partners 2006: 21
     
      Rank: 18
      Last year's rank: 17
      Firm: Fenwick & West
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 236
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 237
      Attorneys firmwide: 238
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?83 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?81 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 8
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 9
      CA Women Partners 2007: 13
      CA Women Partners 2006: 14
     
      Rank: 19
      Last year's rank: 18
      Firm: Jones Day
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 233
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 233
      Attorneys firmwide: 2,217
      CA Partners in 2007: 82 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: 80 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 8
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 8
      CA Women Partners 2007: 16
      CA Women Partners 2006: 14
     
      Rank: 20
      Last year's rank: 22
      Firm: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 232
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 224
      Attorneys firmwide: 600
      CA Partners in 2007: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?101 Nonequity?7
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 7
      CA Women Partners 2007: 21
      CA Women Partners 2006: 22
     
      Rank: 21
      Last year's rank: 19
      Firm: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 230
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 230
      Attorneys firmwide: 230
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?117 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?107 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 4
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 2
      CA Women Partners 2007: 16
      CA Women Partners 2006: 15
     
      Rank: 22
      Last year's rank: 24
      Firm: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 228
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 208
      Attorneys firmwide: 350
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?46 Nonequity?69
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?40 Nonequity?64
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 11
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 5
      CA Women Partners 2007: 24
      CA Women Partners 2006: 18
     
      Rank: 23
      Last year's rank: 21
      Firm: Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 223
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 224
      Attorneys firmwide: 388
      CA Partners in 2007: 71 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?43 Nonequity?26
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 3
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 3
      CA Women Partners 2007: 17
      CA Women Partners 2006: 17
     
      Rank: 24
      Last year's rank: 30
      Firm: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 217
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 181
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,908
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?51 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?50 Nonequity?NA
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 6
      CA Women Partners 2007: 6
      CA Women Partners 2006: 6
     
      Rank: 25
      Last year's rank: 28
      Firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 214
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 188
      Attorneys firmwide: 395
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?70 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?65 Nonequity?1
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 9
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 7
      CA Women Partners 2007: 13
      CA Women Partners 2006: 12
     
      Rank: 25
      Last year's rank: 25
      Firm: Sidley Austin (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 214
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 201
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,723
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?86 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: 82 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 12
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 12
      CA Women Partners 2007: 23
      CA Women Partners 2006: 23
     
      Rank: 27
      Last year's rank: 23
      Firm: Irell & Manella
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 208
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 208
      Attorneys firmwide: 208
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?80 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?83 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 10
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 10
      CA Women Partners 2007: 11
      CA Women Partners 2006: 11
     
      Rank: 28
      Last year's rank: 26
      Firm: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 205
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 198
      Attorneys firmwide: 205
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?71 Nonequity?37
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?74 Nonequity?30
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 4
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 3
      CA Women Partners 2007: 22
      CA Women Partners 2006: 20
     
      Rank: 29
      Last year's rank: 29
      Firm: McDermott Will & Emery
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 199
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 183
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,143
      CA Partners in 2007: 110 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?47 Nonequity?66
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 18
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 20
      CA Women Partners 2007: 21
      CA Women Partners 2006: 26
     
      Rank: 30
      Last year's rank: 34
      Firm: Littler Mendelson
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 196
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 169
      Attorneys firmwide: 621
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?82 Nonequity?22
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?73 Nonequity?22
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 12
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 33
      CA Women Partners 2006: 28
     
      Rank: 31
      Last year's rank: 31
      Firm: Best Best & Krieger
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 193
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 180
      Attorneys firmwide: 193
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?73 Nonequity?14
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?74 Nonequity?13
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 10
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 10
      CA Women Partners 2007: 18
      CA Women Partners 2006: 13
     
      Rank: 32
      Last year's rank: 27
      Firm: Munger, Tolles & Olson
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 189
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 188
      Attorneys firmwide: 189
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?88 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?91 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 12
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 12
      CA Women Partners 2007: 11
      CA Women Partners 2006: 11
     
      Rank: 33
      Last year's rank: 33
      Firm: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 183
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 175
      Attorneys firmwide: 183
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?96 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?90 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 14
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 17
      CA Women Partners 2006: 16
     
      Rank: 34
      Last year's rank: 35
      Firm: Kirkland & Ellis
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 179
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 166
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,285
      CA Partners in 2007: 84 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: 71 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 13
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 12
      CA Women Partners 2007: 19
      CA Women Partners 2006: 15
     
      Rank: 35
      Last year's rank: 32
      Firm: Greenberg Traurig
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 168
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 180
      Attorneys firmwide: 1,685
      CA Partners in 2007: 80 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity partners)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?32 Nonequity?52
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 10
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 10
      CA Women Partners 2007: 13
      CA Women Partners 2006: 9
     
      Rank: 36
      Last year's rank: 45
      Firm: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 160
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 133 (from firm's website)
      Attorneys firmwide: 160
      CA Partners in 2007: 85 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity)
      CA Partners in 2006: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 5
      CA Partners of Color 2006: Firm declined to provide
      CA Women Partners 2007: 10
      CA Women Partners 2006: Firm declined to provide
     
      Rank: 36
      Last year's rank: 38
      Firm: Seyfarth Shaw (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 160
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 146
      Attorneys firmwide: 727
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?43 Nonequity?20
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?44 Nonequity?19
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 4
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 4
      CA Women Partners 2007: 12
      CA Women Partners 2006: 13
     
      Rank: 38
      Last year's rank: 37
      Firm: Townsend and Townsend and Crew
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 151
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 150
      Attorneys firmwide: 181
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?56 Nonequity?18
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?54 Nonequity?22
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 9
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 11
      CA Women Partners 2007: 14
      CA Women Partners 2006: 15
     
      Rank: 39
      Last year's rank: 36
      Firm: Foley & Lardner
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 148
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 152
      Attorneys firmwide: 982
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?61 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?61 Nonequity?6
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 8
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 7
      CA Women Partners 2007: 18
      CA Women Partners 2006: 18
     
      Rank: 40
      Last year's rank: 39
      Firm: Howrey
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 146
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 145
      Attorneys firmwide: 635
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?31 Nonequity?35
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?29 Nonequity?34
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 10
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 9
      CA Women Partners 2007: 19
      CA Women Partners 2006: 14
     
      Rank: 41
      Last year's rank: 40
      Firm: Rutan & Tucker
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 145
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 143
      Attorneys firmwide: 145
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?67 Nonequity?17
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?65 Nonequity?11
      CA Partners of Color 2007: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 1
      CA Women Partners 2007: 12
      CA Women Partners 2006: 5
     
      Rank: 42
      Last year's rank: 47
      Firm: Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 139
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 128
      Attorneys firmwide: 139
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?64 Nonequity?4
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?64 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 7
      CA Women Partners 2007: 16
      CA Women Partners 2006: 17
     
      Rank: 43
      Last year's rank: 43
      Firm: Buchalter Nemer
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 135
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 135
      Attorneys firmwide: 147
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?45 Nonequity?16
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?45 Nonequity?14
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 4
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 4
      CA Women Partners 2007: 15
      CA Women Partners 2006: 15
     
      Rank: 44
      Last year's rank: 46
      Firm: Baker & McKenzie
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 133
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 128
      Attorneys firmwide: 3,429
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?27 Nonequity?34
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?32 Nonequity?23
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 19
      CA Women Partners 2007: 23
      CA Women Partners 2006: 18
     
      Rank: 45
      Last year's rank: 48
      Firm: Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 131
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 127
      Attorneys firmwide: 137
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?52 Nonequity?0
      CA Partners in 2006: 64 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity)
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 7
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 3
      CA Women Partners 2007: 17
      CA Women Partners 2006: 12
     
      Rank: 46
      Last year's rank: 44
      Firm: Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 129 (from firm's website)
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 135 (from firm's website)
      Attorneys firmwide: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners in 2007: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners in 2006: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners of Color 2007: Firm declined to provide
      CA Partners of Color 2006: Firm declined to provide
      CA Women Partners 2007: Firm declined to provide
      CA Women Partners 2006: Firm declined to provide
     
      Rank: 47
      Last year's rank: 42
      Firm: Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 128
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 136
      Attorneys firmwide: 128
      CA Partners in 2007: 36 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity)
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?36 Nonequity?1
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 3
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 3
      CA Women Partners 2007: 10
      CA Women Partners 2006: 10
     
      Rank: 47
      Last year's rank: Not applicable
      Firm: Loeb & Loeb (Tied; listed alphabetically)
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 128
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 118
      Attorneys firmwide: 268
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?35 Nonequity?30
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?34 Nonequity?25
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 3
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 3
      CA Women Partners 2007: 11
      CA Women Partners 2006: 9
     
      Rank: 49
      Last year's rank: Not applicable
      Firm: Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 125
      Attorneys in CA 2006: Not applicable
      Attorneys firmwide: 125
      CA Partners in 2007: 51 (Does not distinguish between equity and nonequity)
      CA Partners in 2006: Not applicable
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 9
      CA Partners of Color 2006: Not applicable
      CA Women Partners 2007: 10
      CA Women Partners 2006: Not applicable
     
      Rank: 50
      Last year's rank: Not applicable
      Firm: Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
      Attorneys in CA 2007: 121
      Attorneys in CA 2006: 114
      Attorneys firmwide: 124
      CA Partners in 2007: Equity?49 Nonequity?17
      CA Partners in 2006: Equity?45 Nonequity?17
      CA Partners of Color 2007: 8
      CA Partners of Color 2006: 6
      CA Women Partners 2007: 21
      CA Women Partners 2006: 1
     
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