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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 949
  • Gross Revenues: $1,109,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,170,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,085,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 943 attorneys and is the 27th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,036,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 26th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ranked as the 33rd 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 22 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 22 4 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

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

Circuit Reinstates Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The four-game suspension of New England Patriots' Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to tamper with the air pressure in footballs has been restored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $6 million profits-per-partner mark, with average PPP of $6.6 million. For The Am Law 100 as a whole, average profits per partner rose by 4.0 percent in 2015, falling short of 2014's increase of 5.3 percent.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Former Morgan Lewis Tokyo Head Joins Hogan Lovells

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 19, 2016

Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss' office in the Japanese capital.

Shout-Out: Simpson Thacher Scores Class Reversal for Best Buy

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 18, 2016

A team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett won a groundbreaking appellate decision reversing class certification in a securities action against firm client Best Buy Co. Inc.

Appeals Court Upholds $1B NFL Concussion Settlement

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : April 18, 2016

Over objections from dozens of ­retired National Football League players, a federal appeals court has upheld the league's $1 billion concussion litigation settlement that would compensate more than 20,000 former players.

ExxonMobil Challenges Subpoenas on Climate Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

Taking dual aim at the plaintiffs bar and a coalition of state prosecutors, ExxonMobil Corporation has filed an unusual lawsuit against the lawyers who subpoenaed documents from the company related to climate change.

Wilson Sonsini Backs Polycom in $1.8B Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The sale to Canada-based Mitel will lower its taxes, though executives said it wasn't an inversion.

In Exxon Suit, Paul Weiss Targets Cohen Milstein's Ties to Climate Probe

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

Ted Wells launched the first volley this week in a brewing battle involving climate change, free speech and prosecutors' ability to partner with the plaintiffs bar.

Ashley Madison Litigation Ensnares Law Firm's Emails

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 14, 2016

AshleyMadison.com is fighting to block thousands of internal documents exposed in last year's data breach from getting into court, where plaintiffs attorneys want to use emails between the company's executives and outside counsel to allege the extramarital-affair website was engaged in widespread fraud on consumers.

Jones Day, Armstrong Teasdale Advise on Big Coal Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest privately owned coal miner, filed for bankruptcy in St. Louis on Monday. The two Am Law 200 firms have landed lead debtor's counsel roles in the Chapter 11 case, the latest by a major energy company this year.

High Court's First Latina Justice Calls for More Diversity

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 12, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is hampered by the fact that it does not reflect the racial or gender diversity of the rest of the country, nor the diversity of experience in the legal community, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday during a public appearance in Brooklyn.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The End of the Cravath Lockstep Model? Not So Fast

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they're wrong this time, too.

Morning Wrap: Graham to Meet Garland | GOP Floats SCOTUS Pick

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : April 08, 2016

While he's still holding firm against proceeding with hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham has agreed to meet with Judge Merrick Garland. Twenty-five years after her sexual harassment allegations dominated Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing, Anita Hill says she would do it all again. And the District of Columbia and the federal government have agreed to pay a combined $2.8 million to settle claims filed over arrests. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Who Will Represent the Firm Behind the 'Panama Papers'?

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Mossack Fonseca says it hasn't yet hired outside counsel. What kind of lawyers will it need?

Morning Wrap: Panama Papers Law Firm Has U.S. Presences | Garland's Student Tutoring Schedule

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 07, 2016

Updates on the law firm behind the Panama Papers, Judge Merrick Garland's whereabouts this week and the renaming of George Mason University's law school: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher on $1.2B Japan Outbound Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2016

Tokyo-based passenger-car tire maker Yokohama Rubber is buying industrial tire manufacturer Alliance Tire Group from buyout firm KKR.

Morning Wrap: Grassley Takes on Chief Justice Roberts | A DPA Do-Over | Scalia Law

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 06, 2016

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley takes on Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s recent remarks about the politics of the confirmation process. The D.C. Circuit revives a deferred prosecution deal that a judge rejected as too lenient. George Mason tinkers with the new name of its law school. And Hogan Lovells announces leadership changes. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Report: Merger-Minded Law Firms Running Out of Low-Hanging Fruit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Law firm mergers have continued at a high pace in 2016, but the legal consultancy Altman Weil says it's getting harder for large firms to find a good boutique to bolt on.

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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

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

Circuit Reinstates Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The four-game suspension of New England Patriots' Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to tamper with the air pressure in footballs has been restored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $6 million profits-per-partner mark, with average PPP of $6.6 million. For The Am Law 100 as a whole, average profits per partner rose by 4.0 percent in 2015, falling short of 2014's increase of 5.3 percent.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Former Morgan Lewis Tokyo Head Joins Hogan Lovells

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 19, 2016

Lisa Yano also previously led Paul Weiss' office in the Japanese capital.

Shout-Out: Simpson Thacher Scores Class Reversal for Best Buy

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 18, 2016

A team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett won a groundbreaking appellate decision reversing class certification in a securities action against firm client Best Buy Co. Inc.

Appeals Court Upholds $1B NFL Concussion Settlement

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : April 18, 2016

Over objections from dozens of ­retired National Football League players, a federal appeals court has upheld the league's $1 billion concussion litigation settlement that would compensate more than 20,000 former players.

ExxonMobil Challenges Subpoenas on Climate Change

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

Taking dual aim at the plaintiffs bar and a coalition of state prosecutors, ExxonMobil Corporation has filed an unusual lawsuit against the lawyers who subpoenaed documents from the company related to climate change.

Wilson Sonsini Backs Polycom in $1.8B Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The sale to Canada-based Mitel will lower its taxes, though executives said it wasn't an inversion.

In Exxon Suit, Paul Weiss Targets Cohen Milstein's Ties to Climate Probe

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

Ted Wells launched the first volley this week in a brewing battle involving climate change, free speech and prosecutors' ability to partner with the plaintiffs bar.

Ashley Madison Litigation Ensnares Law Firm's Emails

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 14, 2016

AshleyMadison.com is fighting to block thousands of internal documents exposed in last year's data breach from getting into court, where plaintiffs attorneys want to use emails between the company's executives and outside counsel to allege the extramarital-affair website was engaged in widespread fraud on consumers.

Jones Day, Armstrong Teasdale Advise on Big Coal Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest privately owned coal miner, filed for bankruptcy in St. Louis on Monday. The two Am Law 200 firms have landed lead debtor's counsel roles in the Chapter 11 case, the latest by a major energy company this year.

High Court's First Latina Justice Calls for More Diversity

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 12, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is hampered by the fact that it does not reflect the racial or gender diversity of the rest of the country, nor the diversity of experience in the legal community, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Friday during a public appearance in Brooklyn.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The End of the Cravath Lockstep Model? Not So Fast

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they're wrong this time, too.

Morning Wrap: Graham to Meet Garland | GOP Floats SCOTUS Pick

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : April 08, 2016

While he's still holding firm against proceeding with hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham has agreed to meet with Judge Merrick Garland. Twenty-five years after her sexual harassment allegations dominated Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing, Anita Hill says she would do it all again. And the District of Columbia and the federal government have agreed to pay a combined $2.8 million to settle claims filed over arrests. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Who Will Represent the Firm Behind the 'Panama Papers'?

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Mossack Fonseca says it hasn't yet hired outside counsel. What kind of lawyers will it need?

Morning Wrap: Panama Papers Law Firm Has U.S. Presences | Garland's Student Tutoring Schedule

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 07, 2016

Updates on the law firm behind the Panama Papers, Judge Merrick Garland's whereabouts this week and the renaming of George Mason University's law school: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher on $1.2B Japan Outbound Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2016

Tokyo-based passenger-car tire maker Yokohama Rubber is buying industrial tire manufacturer Alliance Tire Group from buyout firm KKR.

Morning Wrap: Grassley Takes on Chief Justice Roberts | A DPA Do-Over | Scalia Law

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 06, 2016

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley takes on Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s recent remarks about the politics of the confirmation process. The D.C. Circuit revives a deferred prosecution deal that a judge rejected as too lenient. George Mason tinkers with the new name of its law school. And Hogan Lovells announces leadership changes. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Report: Merger-Minded Law Firms Running Out of Low-Hanging Fruit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Law firm mergers have continued at a high pace in 2016, but the legal consultancy Altman Weil says it's getting harder for large firms to find a good boutique to bolt on.