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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 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 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

Large Firms Lag in Support For Legal Aid to Poor

Susan Beck : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

An analysis by NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer suggests that the most generous firms contribute little more than one-tenth of 1 percent of their gross revenue to groups that provide basic legal services for the poor, and many fall far below that amount.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Back to the Future

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

A bank gives women who have taken time off a chance to resume their careers.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Judge Blocks Sysco-US Foods Merger

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Cooley Partner Levine to Take Helm of JTS Board

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

Alan Levine, a senior litigation partner in Cooley's New York office, on July 1 will become the chair of the board of trustees for The Jewish Theological Seminary, the flagship institution for Conservative Judaism.

There's 'Joy' in Big Law After Marriage Ruling

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 26, 2015

"Exaltation, crying, absolute unmitigated joy," Roberta Kaplan said Friday after the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. "I don't think anyone was that surprised, but we all had in the back of our hearts this lingering fear that it would not be what we hoped."

Attorneys Get $4.9 Million Settlement on Michael Kors Outlet Pricing

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : June 24, 2015

Scott Edelsberg and Jason Alperstein, along with Jeff Ostrow, settled a lawsuit accusing Michael Kors of posting discounts from original prices that were never used at its outlet stores.

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 24, 2015

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Jury Finds for Pfizer In Zoloft Birth Defect Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 23, 2015

A Philadelphia jury handed up a defense win in a suit brought by an Illinois woman who said her use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy was the cause of her daughter's congenital heart defects.

Morning Wrap: Jeh Johnson Fights Depo | Google Evidence

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : June 19, 2015

Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security Department secretary, is fighting a deposition demand in a privacy suit. The Ninth Circuit looks at the admissibility of machine-made evidence. Head count at Paul Weiss swells. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Paul Weiss Surges Ahead on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 18, 2015

Despite the ho-hum results for law firm growth on this year's NLJ 350, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attained standout status.

Gains Exceed Losses at Firms Statewide

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

After years of post-recession stagnant or shrinking head counts, New York state's largest 100 law firms showed solid growth in 2014, with gains spread across the New York City multinationals as well as the statewide regionals. Six of the top 10 New York City-based mega-firms showed strong growth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's Nina Macpherson

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Ex-Weil Partner Named Wall St. Watchdog's Interim Chief

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 15, 2015

As the wait for a permanent successor to Benjamin Lawsky continues, it will fall to his deputy, former Weil partner Anthony Albanese, to keep the banks on their toes as acting head of New York's Department of Financial Services.

MFY Celebrates 52 Years

: New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

MFY Legal Services recognized Patterson Belknap and Paul Weiss for their long-term commitment to working with MFY to secure justice for adult home residents at its annual gala dinner benefit Wednesday.

Pfizer Wins Zoloft Failure-to-Warn Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 12, 2015

A Philadelphia jury Thursday handed up a defense win in a suit brought by an Illinois woman who said her use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy was the cause of her daughter's congenital heart defects.

Defense Attorney Prods Prosecution Witness at Dewey Trial

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

Counsel for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief financial officer Joel Sanders struck back hard Thursday at the prosecution's most damaging witness to date—the firm's third-ranking finance department manager who pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge in early 2014.

Dewey Defense Lawyers Drill Down On Cooperator

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

Defense counsel for Joel Sanders, Dewey & LeBoeuf's former CFO, struck back hard Thursday at the prosecution's most damaging witness to date, the third-ranking finance department manager at the firm, who pleaded guilty to a lesser criminal charge in 2014.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.

Ex-Dewey Controller Admits to Making False Financial Adjustments

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Thomas Mullikin, a former key financial manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf, told a jury in the criminal trial of three former firm executives that he and others made false adjustments to accounting records in order inflate net income. Mullikin said this was done at the start of 2009 to avoid breaking agreements that the firm had with lenders.

Prosecutors Claim Dewey Defendants Lied to Lenders

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives on Tuesday presented evidence for the first time that suggested executives lied to their bankers about how the firm was using loan money.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.

Billionaire Wife's Case Tossed for Failure to Show

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 08, 2015

Real estate mogul Roger Wang's failure to show for a deposition caused the dismissal of a securities case brought by his wife over Bear Stearns' collapse.

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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

Large Firms Lag in Support For Legal Aid to Poor

Susan Beck : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

An analysis by NLJ affiliate The American Lawyer suggests that the most generous firms contribute little more than one-tenth of 1 percent of their gross revenue to groups that provide basic legal services for the poor, and many fall far below that amount.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Back to the Future

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

A bank gives women who have taken time off a chance to resume their careers.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Judge Blocks Sysco-US Foods Merger

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Cooley Partner Levine to Take Helm of JTS Board

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

Alan Levine, a senior litigation partner in Cooley's New York office, on July 1 will become the chair of the board of trustees for The Jewish Theological Seminary, the flagship institution for Conservative Judaism.

There's 'Joy' in Big Law After Marriage Ruling

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : June 26, 2015

"Exaltation, crying, absolute unmitigated joy," Roberta Kaplan said Friday after the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. "I don't think anyone was that surprised, but we all had in the back of our hearts this lingering fear that it would not be what we hoped."

Attorneys Get $4.9 Million Settlement on Michael Kors Outlet Pricing

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : June 24, 2015

Scott Edelsberg and Jason Alperstein, along with Jeff Ostrow, settled a lawsuit accusing Michael Kors of posting discounts from original prices that were never used at its outlet stores.

Stanford Ponzi Suit Continues for Chadbourne and Proskauer

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 24, 2015

A Texas federal judge has allowed lawsuits to continue against Proskauer, Chadbourne and a former lawyer at the two firms over the roles they played representing convicted Ponzi scheme promoter R. Allen Stanford.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Jury Finds for Pfizer In Zoloft Birth Defect Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 23, 2015

A Philadelphia jury handed up a defense win in a suit brought by an Illinois woman who said her use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy was the cause of her daughter's congenital heart defects.

Morning Wrap: Jeh Johnson Fights Depo | Google Evidence

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : June 19, 2015

Jeh Johnson, the Homeland Security Department secretary, is fighting a deposition demand in a privacy suit. The Ninth Circuit looks at the admissibility of machine-made evidence. Head count at Paul Weiss swells. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Paul Weiss Surges Ahead on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 18, 2015

Despite the ho-hum results for law firm growth on this year's NLJ 350, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attained standout status.

Gains Exceed Losses at Firms Statewide

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

After years of post-recession stagnant or shrinking head counts, New York state's largest 100 law firms showed solid growth in 2014, with gains spread across the New York City multinationals as well as the statewide regionals. Six of the top 10 New York City-based mega-firms showed strong growth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's Nina Macpherson

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Ex-Weil Partner Named Wall St. Watchdog's Interim Chief

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 15, 2015

As the wait for a permanent successor to Benjamin Lawsky continues, it will fall to his deputy, former Weil partner Anthony Albanese, to keep the banks on their toes as acting head of New York's Department of Financial Services.

MFY Celebrates 52 Years

: New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

MFY Legal Services recognized Patterson Belknap and Paul Weiss for their long-term commitment to working with MFY to secure justice for adult home residents at its annual gala dinner benefit Wednesday.

Pfizer Wins Zoloft Failure-to-Warn Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 12, 2015

A Philadelphia jury Thursday handed up a defense win in a suit brought by an Illinois woman who said her use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy was the cause of her daughter's congenital heart defects.

Defense Attorney Prods Prosecution Witness at Dewey Trial

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

Counsel for former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief financial officer Joel Sanders struck back hard Thursday at the prosecution's most damaging witness to date—the firm's third-ranking finance department manager who pleaded guilty to a single felony conspiracy charge in early 2014.

Dewey Defense Lawyers Drill Down On Cooperator

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

Defense counsel for Joel Sanders, Dewey & LeBoeuf's former CFO, struck back hard Thursday at the prosecution's most damaging witness to date, the third-ranking finance department manager at the firm, who pleaded guilty to a lesser criminal charge in 2014.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.

Ex-Dewey Controller Admits to Making False Financial Adjustments

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

Thomas Mullikin, a former key financial manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf, told a jury in the criminal trial of three former firm executives that he and others made false adjustments to accounting records in order inflate net income. Mullikin said this was done at the start of 2009 to avoid breaking agreements that the firm had with lenders.

Prosecutors Claim Dewey Defendants Lied to Lenders

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives on Tuesday presented evidence for the first time that suggested executives lied to their bankers about how the firm was using loan money.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.

Billionaire Wife's Case Tossed for Failure to Show

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 08, 2015

Real estate mogul Roger Wang's failure to show for a deposition caused the dismissal of a securities case brought by his wife over Bear Stearns' collapse.