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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 943
  • Gross Revenues: $1,036,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,100,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,845,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 $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 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 26 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 26 2 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

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pfizer Fights to Keep Lid on 10-Year-Old Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2015

Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal

'Deflategate' Lessons for E-Discovery Device Policies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The investigation into Tom Brady and the New England Patriots underscores the problems that can arise when employees create data that becomes e-discovery fodder.

For Lawyers Who Took Time Away, an In-House 'ReEntry'

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The JPMorgan Chase Legal ReEntry program uses the bank's legal department to help talented lawyers resume their careers without missing a beat.

No Securities Fraud in Lululemon Missteps, Court Affirms

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 17, 2015

The business press may never tire of reminding Lululemon Athletica about its see-through yoga pants debacle. But for the securities class action plaintiffs bar, Lululemon is proving to be an elusive target.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers Who Earn the Least Are Happiest, Survey Says

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : May 13, 2015

A survey of 6,200 lawyers finds those in public service jobs who are paid the least are also the happiest; a UVA dean sues Rolling Stone for defamation; Deflategate lawyer defends his findings. This is a round up of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

China's Broad & Bright Hires Siemens In-house Counsel

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 12, 2015

Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.

Cravath Bankruptcy Partner Departs for Jenner & Block

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

In a rare lateral move, Richard Levin is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after almost eight years to join Jenner & Block's restructuring practice. Levin was an author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and recently helped save the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Motor City's historic bankruptcy proceedings.

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Legaltech People on the Move

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : May 08, 2015

A round-up of career moves from DSi, DTI, kCura, Epiq Systems, Everlaw, kCura and Kroll Ontrack.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Morning Wrap: Inside Cozen O'Connor's Expansion | Lunch for a Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 07, 2015

A consultant who worked on Cozen O'Connor's recent merger discusses how it came together in Chicago. And a pizza place in D.C. will donate to Food From the Bar tomorrow. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Circuit Affirms Pandora's Access to Music Catalogues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 07, 2015

In a victory for the music service Pandora, a federal appeals court in Manhattan said music publishing companies Universal, EMI and Sony/ATV cannot limit Pandora's access to the catalogues of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Dissenting SEC Commissioner Blasts Deutsche Bank Waiver

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015

An official with he U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has criticized the agency's practice of waiving certain penalties for large corporations.

King & Spalding Preserves Pandora Win in ASCAP Royalty Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.

Defense Scores in Youth Soccer Concussion Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 06, 2015

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said Wednesday that she would dismiss a sweeping suit against FIFA and U.S. soccer authorities.

Appeals Court Hits Pause on First US Biosimilar

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 05, 2015

The appeals court issued an injunction Tuesday preventing the release of Sandoz's Zarxio until a challenge by rival Amgen can be resolved.

A Company, and a GC, of Its Own

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Two years after the split, News Corp. finally has its own general counsel; and other Moves.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Judge Signs New York City Stop-and-Frisk Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 29, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has signed off on a settlement between New York City and plaintiffs on police stop-and-frisk practices in public housing buildings.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

NLJ Collection: Same-Sex Marriage at the High Court

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

The National Law Journal has closely followed the legal battle over same-sex marriage as the issue rose through the court system. Here are links to our stories about key developments.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

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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

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pfizer Fights to Keep Lid on 10-Year-Old Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2015

Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal

'Deflategate' Lessons for E-Discovery Device Policies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The investigation into Tom Brady and the New England Patriots underscores the problems that can arise when employees create data that becomes e-discovery fodder.

For Lawyers Who Took Time Away, an In-House 'ReEntry'

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The JPMorgan Chase Legal ReEntry program uses the bank's legal department to help talented lawyers resume their careers without missing a beat.

No Securities Fraud in Lululemon Missteps, Court Affirms

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 17, 2015

The business press may never tire of reminding Lululemon Athletica about its see-through yoga pants debacle. But for the securities class action plaintiffs bar, Lululemon is proving to be an elusive target.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers Who Earn the Least Are Happiest, Survey Says

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : May 13, 2015

A survey of 6,200 lawyers finds those in public service jobs who are paid the least are also the happiest; a UVA dean sues Rolling Stone for defamation; Deflategate lawyer defends his findings. This is a round up of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

China's Broad & Bright Hires Siemens In-house Counsel

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 12, 2015

Libin Zhang returns to the firm two years after leaving it to head the German company's Asia in-house M&A team.

Cravath Bankruptcy Partner Departs for Jenner & Block

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

In a rare lateral move, Richard Levin is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after almost eight years to join Jenner & Block's restructuring practice. Levin was an author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and recently helped save the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Motor City's historic bankruptcy proceedings.

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Legaltech People on the Move

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : May 08, 2015

A round-up of career moves from DSi, DTI, kCura, Epiq Systems, Everlaw, kCura and Kroll Ontrack.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Morning Wrap: Inside Cozen O'Connor's Expansion | Lunch for a Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 07, 2015

A consultant who worked on Cozen O'Connor's recent merger discusses how it came together in Chicago. And a pizza place in D.C. will donate to Food From the Bar tomorrow. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Circuit Affirms Pandora's Access to Music Catalogues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 07, 2015

In a victory for the music service Pandora, a federal appeals court in Manhattan said music publishing companies Universal, EMI and Sony/ATV cannot limit Pandora's access to the catalogues of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Dissenting SEC Commissioner Blasts Deutsche Bank Waiver

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 06, 2015

An official with he U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has criticized the agency's practice of waiving certain penalties for large corporations.

King & Spalding Preserves Pandora Win in ASCAP Royalty Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

The Second Circuit ruled that ASCAP and music publishers can't bypass new media outlets like Pandora when licensing songs from the ASCAP catalog.

Defense Scores in Youth Soccer Concussion Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 06, 2015

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said Wednesday that she would dismiss a sweeping suit against FIFA and U.S. soccer authorities.

Appeals Court Hits Pause on First US Biosimilar

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 05, 2015

The appeals court issued an injunction Tuesday preventing the release of Sandoz's Zarxio until a challenge by rival Amgen can be resolved.

A Company, and a GC, of Its Own

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Two years after the split, News Corp. finally has its own general counsel; and other Moves.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Judge Signs New York City Stop-and-Frisk Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 29, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has signed off on a settlement between New York City and plaintiffs on police stop-and-frisk practices in public housing buildings.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

NLJ Collection: Same-Sex Marriage at the High Court

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

The National Law Journal has closely followed the legal battle over same-sex marriage as the issue rose through the court system. Here are links to our stories about key developments.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.