Randolph Evans, chairman of the financial institutions practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge, and his troops have gone to battle and emerged victorious in some of the highest profile insurance cases in recent years in areas such as D&O, professional malpractice, employment practices, environmental and construction defect claims.
The 28 litigation partners in the Atlanta office (there are 122 firmwide), plan for a strong strategic position and dig in for the win.
"Our team is very tough and very professional," says Evans. "You can be very aggressive, assertive and tough without being mean-spirited, personal or vitriolic. You don't want to alienate others and be so vilified that other lawyers will never talk settlement. You have to be tough but fair, but sometimes you have to leave blood on the floor."
Defining the win is the first thing. "We are often called in after a shipwreck has already occurred and we have to do the appeals or figure out the next strategy and win for the client," says Shari Klevens, practice group leader for the firm's law firm defense and counseling practice. Klevens works out of the firm's Washington office but makes frequent forays to Atlanta.
ATLANTA (April 29, 2013) —McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is pleased to announce that the firm posted a 23.4% increase in gross revenue in 2012, the largest reported by any Am Law 100 firm. This significant revenue increase resulted in MLA ranking No. 87 (up from No. 104) on the annual list compiled by The American Lawyer. The prestigious Am Law 100 list ranks the world’s largest firms overall gross revenue.
“We had a great year and all the while we were doing a pretty heavy lift in effectively integrating our merger with Luce Forward," said firm chairman Jeffrey Haidet. "I am proud of the work done by our lawyers and other professionals in serving our clients well again in 2012."
The Am Law 100 rankings, which also measure law firms’ increase in headcount, revenue-per-lawyer, and profits-per-partner, highlight MLA’s steady growth during the past year. In 2012, the firm merged with San Diego based Luce Forward, bolstering several of its practices including Litigation and Real Estate as well as adding new offices in Orange County, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, and San Francisco.
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