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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 854
  • Gross Revenues: $934,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 854 attorneys and is the 34th largest firm in the United States.  With $934,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ranked as the 35th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, DE and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 28 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 34 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 19 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 46 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 21 -7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Confirmation Clash | White House Drone Fallout

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 27, 2015

Senate Republicans announce the witnesses scheduled to testify at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearings. A federal appeals court upholds the campaign finance conviction of a prominent Nevada lawyer. A drone's unannounced visit at the White House is causing a few problems. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Paul Weiss Called In to Investigate Deflate-Gate

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

The National Football League has tapped Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to lead a probe into whether the New England Patriots used intentionally deflated balls during the American Football Conference title game last Sunday.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Patton Boggs Cofounder Donates 100 Works to North Carolina Museum

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

James Patton Jr., founder of the Am Law 100 firm formerly known as Patton Boggs, has donated 100 works from his contemporary art collection to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The 86-year-old chaired Patton Boggs' art committee, which created the firm's own extensive collection, one that Patton believes contributed to its culture and attracted clients.

Siga to Appeal $194.6M Award in Smallpox Vaccine Dispute

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 21, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery granted a final award and judgment of $194.6 million in a contract dispute over the development of a smallpox vaccine.

Litigation Boutique Kobre & Kim Launches S.F. Outpost With IP Focus

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

The new office will led by partner Michael Ng, the former head of Kerr & Wagstaffe's IP practice.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Vaccine Contract Dispute Could Reach $194.5M Resolution

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2015

Drug manufacturer PharmAthene Inc. is seeking Delaware Court of Chancery approval of a more than $194.5 million judgment against a company with which it developed a smallpox vaccine.

Big Law and Me: Aric Press Reflects

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

After 16 years, a departing editor offers 12 lessons for firms and lawyers.

Court OKs New Arbitration over Citi's $7.5B Abu Dhabi Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel are finally getting some good news in their long-running fight with Citigroup Inc.

Orrick, Skadden, Paul Weiss on $1.6B Bitauto Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.

Settlement Reached in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Civil Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

The settlement in a federal lawsuit over stop-and-frisk practices in public housing said there would be changes in the NYPD patrol guide on policing inside Housing Authority buildings and in officer training, and clarification of the prohibited activity of "lingering."

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015

Promotions and additions at Herrick, Feinstein; Haynes and Boone; Gibson Dunn; Paul Weiss; Shearman & Sterling; Quinn Emanuel; and Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro.

Billing Rates Rise, Discounts Abound

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The price of a billable hour has risen by more than 10 percent in four years, as large corporate law firms focused on their most expensive work and saved clients' money elsewhere.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Asia's Biggest-Ticket Recent Transactions

Firms Find Creative Outlet Through Art Collections

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 31, 2014

Dozens of firms have curated museum-quality collections to grace their walls, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, whose art work includes pieces by famed photographers Annie Leibovitz, Nicholas Nixon, Lee Friedlander and Irving Penn, screen prints by Andy Warhol, a tapestry by Alexander Calder and a one-of-kind painting by Jim Dine.

The Year's Most Interesting Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2014

Changing technology sparked a range of memorable lawsuits—but so did some timeless (and thorny) legal issues.

Toll Discount Scheme Held Constitutional

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 29, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling allowing New York City drivers living in Staten Island and the Rockaway and Broad Channel areas of Queens to pay reduced tolls on three bridges.

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Objecting Former NFL Players Denied Appeal

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2014

Seven dissident ex-pro football players have been denied permission to appeal U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's conditional certification, for the purpose of facilitating settlement, of class plaintiffs in the NFL concussion lawsuit.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 29, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Five Am Law 100 Firms Play Role in Caesars Reshuffling

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

At least five Am Law 100 firms have played a role in Caesars Entertainment Corporation's purchase of Caesars Acquisition Company in an attempt to ward off a complicated bankruptcy proceeding involving a subsidiary. Skadden and Latham are representing Caesars Acquisition Company and its special committee, respectively, while Reed Smith and Paul Weiss are counseling Caesars Entertainment and its executive committee.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan After Leaving Bench

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.

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Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Confirmation Clash | White House Drone Fallout

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 27, 2015

Senate Republicans announce the witnesses scheduled to testify at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearings. A federal appeals court upholds the campaign finance conviction of a prominent Nevada lawyer. A drone's unannounced visit at the White House is causing a few problems. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Paul Weiss Called In to Investigate Deflate-Gate

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

The National Football League has tapped Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to lead a probe into whether the New England Patriots used intentionally deflated balls during the American Football Conference title game last Sunday.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Patton Boggs Cofounder Donates 100 Works to North Carolina Museum

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

James Patton Jr., founder of the Am Law 100 firm formerly known as Patton Boggs, has donated 100 works from his contemporary art collection to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The 86-year-old chaired Patton Boggs' art committee, which created the firm's own extensive collection, one that Patton believes contributed to its culture and attracted clients.

Siga to Appeal $194.6M Award in Smallpox Vaccine Dispute

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 21, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery granted a final award and judgment of $194.6 million in a contract dispute over the development of a smallpox vaccine.

Litigation Boutique Kobre & Kim Launches S.F. Outpost With IP Focus

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

The new office will led by partner Michael Ng, the former head of Kerr & Wagstaffe's IP practice.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Vaccine Contract Dispute Could Reach $194.5M Resolution

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 14, 2015

Drug manufacturer PharmAthene Inc. is seeking Delaware Court of Chancery approval of a more than $194.5 million judgment against a company with which it developed a smallpox vaccine.

Big Law and Me: Aric Press Reflects

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 14, 2015

After 16 years, a departing editor offers 12 lessons for firms and lawyers.

Court OKs New Arbitration over Citi's $7.5B Abu Dhabi Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel are finally getting some good news in their long-running fight with Citigroup Inc.

Orrick, Skadden, Paul Weiss on $1.6B Bitauto Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.

Settlement Reached in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Civil Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

The settlement in a federal lawsuit over stop-and-frisk practices in public housing said there would be changes in the NYPD patrol guide on policing inside Housing Authority buildings and in officer training, and clarification of the prohibited activity of "lingering."

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015

Promotions and additions at Herrick, Feinstein; Haynes and Boone; Gibson Dunn; Paul Weiss; Shearman & Sterling; Quinn Emanuel; and Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro.

Billing Rates Rise, Discounts Abound

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The price of a billable hour has risen by more than 10 percent in four years, as large corporate law firms focused on their most expensive work and saved clients' money elsewhere.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Asia's Biggest-Ticket Recent Transactions

Firms Find Creative Outlet Through Art Collections

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 31, 2014

Dozens of firms have curated museum-quality collections to grace their walls, including Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, whose art work includes pieces by famed photographers Annie Leibovitz, Nicholas Nixon, Lee Friedlander and Irving Penn, screen prints by Andy Warhol, a tapestry by Alexander Calder and a one-of-kind painting by Jim Dine.

The Year's Most Interesting Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2014

Changing technology sparked a range of memorable lawsuits—but so did some timeless (and thorny) legal issues.

Toll Discount Scheme Held Constitutional

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 29, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed a lower court ruling allowing New York City drivers living in Staten Island and the Rockaway and Broad Channel areas of Queens to pay reduced tolls on three bridges.

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Objecting Former NFL Players Denied Appeal

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2014

Seven dissident ex-pro football players have been denied permission to appeal U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's conditional certification, for the purpose of facilitating settlement, of class plaintiffs in the NFL concussion lawsuit.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 29, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Five Am Law 100 Firms Play Role in Caesars Reshuffling

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 23, 2014

At least five Am Law 100 firms have played a role in Caesars Entertainment Corporation's purchase of Caesars Acquisition Company in an attempt to ward off a complicated bankruptcy proceeding involving a subsidiary. Skadden and Latham are representing Caesars Acquisition Company and its special committee, respectively, while Reed Smith and Paul Weiss are counseling Caesars Entertainment and its executive committee.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Smith to Join Friedman Kaplan After Leaving Bench

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 12, 2014

Robert Smith will join Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman as a partner following his retirement as associate justice on the Court of Appeals on Dec. 31. The 60-attorney firm announced Thursday that he will be an active litigation partner as head of Friedman Kaplan's appellate practice.

Trolls Taste Own Medicine

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Patent lawyers say successful NPEs are seeing demand letters that threaten to go after their patents if they don't pay up.