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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

Judge Approves $225M Settlement With Exxon in Pollution Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 27, 2015

N.J. Judge Michael J. Hogan recently approved New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. that resolves the state's claims for natural resource damage against Exxon.

Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Lawyers on opposing sides of the case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives used the last day of testimony from the former general counsel, Janis Meyer, to present the jury with their disparate versions of the events that drove the firm into bankruptcy in 2012.

Lawyers Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

Jurors in a New York criminal court were presented Tuesday with conflicting stories about the timing and circumstances that led to the downfall of Dewey & LeBoeuf during the testimony of Janis Meyer, the firm's former general counsel.

Judge OKs Controversial $225M Exxon Accord, $44M in Fees

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 25, 2015

A New Jersey judge on Aug. 25 upheld the controversial $225 million settlement reached by the administration of Gov. Chris Christie and ExxonMobil over contamination claims.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Dewey General Counsel Says She Wasn't Aware of Accounting Adjustments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel, Janis Meyer, testified Thursday that the executive committee didn't approve reclassifications of payments made to of counsel as equity partner compensation. She also said she didn't know about the accounting adjustments.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

The Power of Social Media in the Legal World

Julie Talenfeld : Daily Business Review : August 20, 2015

Law firms are turning to social media to build their brands and buzz, writes public relations professional Julie Talenfeld.

Berman Grills NFL on Brady Suspension, Urges Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman is giving the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell plenty to worry about as they consider whether to reach a settlement over the suspension of quarterback Tom Brady for what the judge called "the deflation situation."

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf GC Testifies About Firm's Accounting

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Janis Meyer, a former general counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf and current professional ethics and responsibility partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson in New York, testified Thursday in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial.

In Rare Move, Bouchard Forces Sale in Business 'Divorce'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 19, 2015

After Elizabeth Elting and Philip R. Shawe were college roommates in business school, their brief engagement to be married swiftly came to an end. But they went on to found a global leader in supporting litigation, in translation services and in localizing websites.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

'Deflategate' Talks Stall, Court Proceedings to Begin

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and the players union failed to reach an agreement Tuesday over the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to deflate footballs below the league minimum.

$125M Settlement Reached For Madoff Investors

Celia Ampel : New York Law Journal : August 14, 2015

A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys helped negotiate a $125 million settlement with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors who lost money in Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme.

Heightened Risk of Cyberattacks Puts Pressure on Law Firms to Bolster Defenses

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 14, 2015

Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.

$125 Million Settlement Reached for Madoff Investors

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : August 13, 2015

A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys with Boies, Schiller & Flexner help reach the deal with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors.

Judge Urges NFL, Brady to Settle 'Deflategate'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman pressed the NFL to explain Commissioner Roger Goodell's approval of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his role in an alleged scheme to deflate footballs during a playoff game.

NFL, Brady Bring 'Deflategate' Dispute to Southern District

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 12, 2015

The brawl over deflated footballs and the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady will roll Wednesday into the courtroom of Southern District Judge Richard Berman, who continues to press for a quick settlement.

Dealmaker of the Week: Phillip Mills of Davis Polk & Wardwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Mills advised PartnerRe on a previously agreed-upon merger with AXIS Capital before changing gears to confront an evolving—and ultimately successful—hostile bid by Italian investment firm Exor.

How Sports Got Blitzed by the Plaintiffs Bar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 06, 2015

With deep pockets and peeved players, leagues are under pressure from a flurry of suits.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

All Eyes on Veteran Jurist Mulling Proposed Exxon Deal

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 06, 2015

Burlington County Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan, who retired on New Year's Day 2012 and who has been serving on a recall basis since January 2013, finds himself very much in the spotlight in what has become one the most polarizing lawsuits in the state: Hogan is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve the $225 million settlement agreement reached between the administration of Gov. Chris Christie and ExxonMobil over contamination claims.

Clinton Email Saga Means Work for Big Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2015

As the U.S. State Department grapples with dozens of lawsuits seeking emails from Hillary Clinton's private server and other records about her time as secretary of State, Clinton and former aides have separately lawyered up.

Visa and MasterCard Must Face ATM Fees Antitrust Case, D.C. Circuit Says

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 04, 2015

A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday revived an antitrust case that accuses Visa and MasterCard of conspiring to keep ATM access fees high. Independent ATM operators and ATM users sued Visa and MasterCard over rules the companies put in place that restricted ATM access fees. The rules block ATM operators from charging different fees for the use of certain networks to process transactions, even if it costs the operator less to use a non-Visa or MasterCard network.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Deflation to Spoliation? Tom Brady and E-Discovery

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 31, 2015

The Deflategate quarterback is showing companies with data-packed devices that there are potential penalties for e-discovery fumbles.

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

State Bar Chooses Members to Study NY Constitution

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 28, 2015

The New York State Bar Association has announced the makeup of a 25-member committee that will study whether New Yorkers should authorize a statewide convention in 2017 to consider changing the state Constitution.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Proskauer and Chadbourne

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The two firms, along with Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams, are still fighting claims that they helped facilitate R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.

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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

Judge Approves $225M Settlement With Exxon in Pollution Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : August 27, 2015

N.J. Judge Michael J. Hogan recently approved New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp. that resolves the state's claims for natural resource damage against Exxon.

Attorneys Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Lawyers on opposing sides of the case against Dewey & LeBoeuf's top executives used the last day of testimony from the former general counsel, Janis Meyer, to present the jury with their disparate versions of the events that drove the firm into bankruptcy in 2012.

Lawyers Spar Over Cause of Dewey & LeBoeuf's Demise

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

Jurors in a New York criminal court were presented Tuesday with conflicting stories about the timing and circumstances that led to the downfall of Dewey & LeBoeuf during the testimony of Janis Meyer, the firm's former general counsel.

Judge OKs Controversial $225M Exxon Accord, $44M in Fees

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 25, 2015

A New Jersey judge on Aug. 25 upheld the controversial $225 million settlement reached by the administration of Gov. Chris Christie and ExxonMobil over contamination claims.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Dewey General Counsel Says She Wasn't Aware of Accounting Adjustments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel, Janis Meyer, testified Thursday that the executive committee didn't approve reclassifications of payments made to of counsel as equity partner compensation. She also said she didn't know about the accounting adjustments.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

The Power of Social Media in the Legal World

Julie Talenfeld : Daily Business Review : August 20, 2015

Law firms are turning to social media to build their brands and buzz, writes public relations professional Julie Talenfeld.

Berman Grills NFL on Brady Suspension, Urges Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman is giving the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell plenty to worry about as they consider whether to reach a settlement over the suspension of quarterback Tom Brady for what the judge called "the deflation situation."

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf GC Testifies About Firm's Accounting

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Janis Meyer, a former general counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf and current professional ethics and responsibility partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson in New York, testified Thursday in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal trial.

In Rare Move, Bouchard Forces Sale in Business 'Divorce'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 19, 2015

After Elizabeth Elting and Philip R. Shawe were college roommates in business school, their brief engagement to be married swiftly came to an end. But they went on to found a global leader in supporting litigation, in translation services and in localizing websites.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

'Deflategate' Talks Stall, Court Proceedings to Begin

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and the players union failed to reach an agreement Tuesday over the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to deflate footballs below the league minimum.

$125M Settlement Reached For Madoff Investors

Celia Ampel : New York Law Journal : August 14, 2015

A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys helped negotiate a $125 million settlement with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors who lost money in Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme.

Heightened Risk of Cyberattacks Puts Pressure on Law Firms to Bolster Defenses

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 14, 2015

Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.

$125 Million Settlement Reached for Madoff Investors

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : August 13, 2015

A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys with Boies, Schiller & Flexner help reach the deal with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors.

Judge Urges NFL, Brady to Settle 'Deflategate'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman pressed the NFL to explain Commissioner Roger Goodell's approval of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his role in an alleged scheme to deflate footballs during a playoff game.

NFL, Brady Bring 'Deflategate' Dispute to Southern District

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 12, 2015

The brawl over deflated footballs and the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady will roll Wednesday into the courtroom of Southern District Judge Richard Berman, who continues to press for a quick settlement.

Dealmaker of the Week: Phillip Mills of Davis Polk & Wardwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Mills advised PartnerRe on a previously agreed-upon merger with AXIS Capital before changing gears to confront an evolving—and ultimately successful—hostile bid by Italian investment firm Exor.

How Sports Got Blitzed by the Plaintiffs Bar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 06, 2015

With deep pockets and peeved players, leagues are under pressure from a flurry of suits.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

All Eyes on Veteran Jurist Mulling Proposed Exxon Deal

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 06, 2015

Burlington County Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan, who retired on New Year's Day 2012 and who has been serving on a recall basis since January 2013, finds himself very much in the spotlight in what has become one the most polarizing lawsuits in the state: Hogan is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve the $225 million settlement agreement reached between the administration of Gov. Chris Christie and ExxonMobil over contamination claims.

Clinton Email Saga Means Work for Big Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2015

As the U.S. State Department grapples with dozens of lawsuits seeking emails from Hillary Clinton's private server and other records about her time as secretary of State, Clinton and former aides have separately lawyered up.

Visa and MasterCard Must Face ATM Fees Antitrust Case, D.C. Circuit Says

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 04, 2015

A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday revived an antitrust case that accuses Visa and MasterCard of conspiring to keep ATM access fees high. Independent ATM operators and ATM users sued Visa and MasterCard over rules the companies put in place that restricted ATM access fees. The rules block ATM operators from charging different fees for the use of certain networks to process transactions, even if it costs the operator less to use a non-Visa or MasterCard network.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Deflation to Spoliation? Tom Brady and E-Discovery

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 31, 2015

The Deflategate quarterback is showing companies with data-packed devices that there are potential penalties for e-discovery fumbles.

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

State Bar Chooses Members to Study NY Constitution

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 28, 2015

The New York State Bar Association has announced the makeup of a 25-member committee that will study whether New Yorkers should authorize a statewide convention in 2017 to consider changing the state Constitution.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Claims Against Proskauer and Chadbourne

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The two firms, along with Greenberg Traurig and Hunton & Williams, are still fighting claims that they helped facilitate R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme.