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Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC is an American law firm based in Washington, DC. The "uber-elite, D.C.-based litigation boutique"[1] was founded in 1993 by three former Harvard Law School classmates, Michael K. Kellogg,[2] Peter W. Huber, and Mark C. Hansen.

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC
HeadquartersWashington, DC
No. of lawyers70
Major practice areasTrial Litigation, Appellate Litigation, Supreme Court Litigation
Key peopleMichael Kellogg, Managing Partner
Date founded1993
FounderMichael K. Kellogg
Peter W. Huber
Mark C. Hansen
Company typeProfessional Limited Liability Company

The firm is "recognized for its excellence in litigation."[3] Nearly all of its partners and associates graduated from top-tier law schools and served as law clerks for federal judges, and more than a dozen clerked for Justices of the United States Supreme Court.[4] Practice areas include: commercial litigation, appellate litigation, intellectual property litigation, telecommunications law, governmental investigations, white-collar law, and Supreme Court litigation. Seven Kellogg Hansen lawyers have argued a total of 27 appeals since January 2014, as well as 51 merits cases before the Supreme Court.[5]

The firm won the two largest antitrust judgments in United States history (Conwood v. U.S. Tobacco and In re Urethanes Antitrust Litigation),[5] as well as the seminal cases Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and American Express v. Italian Colors.

Throughout its history, Kellogg Hansen has represented clients in the telecommunications industry in their dealings with the Federal Communications Commission. Its clients have included Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. The firm has also made a successful challenge to regulations that stemmed from the Telecommunications Act of 1996.[5]

Kellogg Hansen maintains strict education and professional requirements for its new hires, and the firm is famous for "the difficulty of landing a job there."[6] As of 2018, "the firm pays base salaries" for new associates different than the "market" rate for elite law firms: "$225K for the first two years at the firm" followed by rates well above the market rates after that.[7][8] "All associates who join the firm get a starting bonus of $175K," or a $330,000 signing bonus to hires who have clerked for Supreme Court Justices.[9]

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  1. ^ Lat, David (January 13, 2015). "Associate Bonus Watch: A Tale of Two Litigation Powerhouses". Above the Law.
  2. ^ Broady, Gavin (September 9, 2014). "Kellogg Huber's Philosophical Founder: Michael Kellogg – Law360". Law360.
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  5. ^ a b c "Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC|Company Profile". Vault. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ Lat, David (January 13, 2015). "Associate Bonus Watch: A Tale of Two Litigation Powerhouses". Above the Law.
  7. ^ {Patrice, Joe (August 9, 2018). "Litigation Firm Already Above Salary Scale Moves Even Further Up Salary Scale". Above the Law.
  8. ^ Patrice, Joe (June 14, 2018). "Kirkland Has Spoken… Can We Now Declare The Salary Wars Over?". Above the Law.
  9. ^ Lat, David (January 13, 2015). "Associate Bonus Watch: A Tale of Two Litigation Powerhouses". Above the Law.
  10. ^ Flaherty, Scott (October 20, 2016). "US Agency Paid Two Firms Over $1 Billion in Battle With Banks". The American Lawyer.
  11. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Eleventh Wave of Judicial Nominees". February 12, 2018.
  12. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees and Seventh Wave of U.S. Marshal Nominees". February 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Thirteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees". February 12, 2018.

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