Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.
Baker Donelson
Headquarters Memphis, Tennessee
No. of offices 20 total, 1 international
No. of attorneys 650+ (2016)
Major practice areas General practice
Key people Ben C. Adams, Chairman and CEO[1]
Date founded 1888
Founder James F. Baker
Company type Professional corporation

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. is a large U.S. law firm and lobbying group with offices in the Southeastern United States, Washington, D.C. and London, England. Fortune has selected Baker Donelson as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For seven times, citing the firm's commitment to diversity, public service and pro bono work.[2]


Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz traces its roots back to the firm of Baker, Worthington, Crossley & Stansberry, founded in 1888[3] in Huntsville, Tennessee by James Baker. James Baker's son, Howard Baker, Sr., who served as a United States Representative from Tennessee, and his grandson, Howard Baker, Jr., who served as Majority Leader of the United States Senate and White House Chief of Staff, were also lawyers at the firm. Howard Baker, Jr. was the last lawyer at the original Huntsville office, which closed after his death in 2014.[4]

The current firm, headquartered in Memphis, is the result of a complex series of mergers of many different predecessor firms spread throughout the Southern United States.[5]

Practice areas

In addition to its broad-based litigation and lobbying practices, the firm has practices in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, and tax law. It is also known as a large lobbying firm, representing large clients such as Toshiba.[6]

Notable lawyers and alumni


  1. Adams firm profile
  2. Fortunes' 100 Best Companies to Work For (2016)
  3. "Profile of Professional Organization Contributors Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC". The National Law Review. The National Law Forum, LLC. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2013-01-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 MP McQueen, "After 126 Years, Baker Donelson Shutters Huntsville Office", The American Lawyer, November 11, 2014.
  5. Timeline of the firm's history
  6. 6.0 6.1 Catherine Ho, "Daschle Leaves DLA Piper to Form Lobbying Group at Baker Donelson", The Washington Post, November 3, 2014  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).

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