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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has 949 attorneys and is the 27th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,109,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 22nd on The American Lawyer's 2016 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, NY and Ontario.

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 27 7 Lawyer head count
The A-List 29 -10 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 56 -10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 16 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 46 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 101 -10 Summer programs

In the News

Paul Weiss Overturns Mississippi Gay Adoption Ban

Rebecca Blair : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Litigator Roberta Kaplan added another win to her growing list of gay rights victories, as a federal court ruled that Mississippi's prohibition on adoptions by gays was unconstitutional.

Special Report: A Year of Public Service

: The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

The American Lawyer's latest survey of Big Law's pro efforts, from law firm rankings to project profiles and the state of the Justice Gap.

Women Lawyers Face a Steep Climb to Partner

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Only 1 in 5 claim title among responding NLJ 500 firms. Those that beat the average credit leadership.

Brexit Vote Clouds Big-Firm Lawyers' M&A Crystal Balls

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2016

As top transactional lawyers sought to calm nervous clients Friday after Britain's vote to leave the EU, several said that they were bracing for the possibility of a two-year drought in their most highly leveraged, profitable business: advising on cross-border M&A deals.

Bouchard Approves Plan for TransPerfect Forced Sale

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 21, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Monday approved a plan to complete the Delaware Chancery Court-ordered sale of TransPerfect Global by modified auction, granting broad discretion to the company's custodian and limiting the role of its warring co-founders in the process.

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

For Disney's Lawyers, a Florida Nightmare and a Chinese Debut

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

Between celebrating the opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai and girding for the legal aftermath of a gruesome alligator attack in Orlando, Disney has had quite a week.

Derivative Suit Over Lululemon Stock Price Drop Is Tossed

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 16, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Tuesday dismissed a shareholder derivative suit challenging allegedly suspicious trades the chairman of lululemon athletica made ahead of a steep decline in company stock, saying the claims were barred because a nearly identical case in New York has been fully adjudicated.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

New Dean Named at CUNY School of Law

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 08, 2016

The City University of New York School of Law has named as dean Mary Lu Bilek, who has served on the CUNY Law faculty and has led the University of Massachusetts School of Law since 2012. She will begin on Aug. 15.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Jessica Carey

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Looking back on what attracted her to the law, Jessica Carey said it was her love of learning combined with the special lens to view the world that the legal profession provides.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Salvatore Gogliormella

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

As a Bronx native, Salvatore Gogliormella could see both New York's bright lights—and those who lived far from them. That vision helped shape his legal practice, which focuses on real estate.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Matthew Cipolla

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Matthew Cipolla wanted to do litigation work on graduating from law school in 2007 but had not yet settled upon a subspecialty. Then came the cataclysmic collapse of the nation's financial system.

He Was Sumner Redstone's Lawyer for 50 Years--Now He's Suing Him

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 06, 2016

Sumner Redstone's longtime personal attorney George Abrams, a partner at Boston's Winer and Abrams, is suing his former client and his daughter Shari Redstone, alleging that she “manipulated her father to achieve her goals.” A look at the ugly fight over Redstone's $40 billion empire.

Sullivan & Cromwell on Softbank $10B Alibaba Share Sale

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 06, 2016

The cash raised will help the Japanese company reduce debt and invest in new startups.

Ali's Lawyers, Counsel to The Champ, Recall Representing The Greatest

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2016

Billions around the world have felt the death of Muhammad Ali, a legendary boxer who turned himself into a global icon. Not surprisingly, a man who made a living with his fists—but became known for his words—employed more than a few lawyers in his lifetime.

Alter, 5 Others Leave Kasowitz to Start Family Law Boutique

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Eleanor Alter, a sought-after divorce attorney representing celebrities and law firm partners alike, has left Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman with five other attorneys to form a family law boutique.

Kirkland Partner Leaving for Latham Asked to Pay Back Bonus

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2016

Frank Sun, a private equity and M&A partner in Hong Kong who rejoined Kirkland & Ellis from Paul Weiss in 2013, left the firm again in May for Latham & Watkins. But he had to pay up on his way out.

Paul Hastings on Latest Chinese Property Venture in Manhattan

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 03, 2016

State-owned insurer China Life is the largest investor in a $1.65 billion joint acquisition of a New York office building that houses Paul Weiss' headquarters.

Reliance on Deceptive Financial Statements Leads to Direct Claim, Justices Say

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 01, 2016

Holder claims raised in New York federal court were direct and not derivative in nature because they belonged to stockholders who alleged harm stemming from their reliance on a banking giant's supposed deception about its financial health, the Delaware Supreme Court said in answering a certified question of law.

Amid Battles With League, NFL Players Incur Big Legal Fees

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

In an annual filing, The National Football League Players Association recently detailed expenditures to 16 law firms within the past year, including payments to Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and Winston & Strawn.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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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

Paul Weiss Overturns Mississippi Gay Adoption Ban

Rebecca Blair : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Litigator Roberta Kaplan added another win to her growing list of gay rights victories, as a federal court ruled that Mississippi's prohibition on adoptions by gays was unconstitutional.

Special Report: A Year of Public Service

: The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

The American Lawyer's latest survey of Big Law's pro efforts, from law firm rankings to project profiles and the state of the Justice Gap.

Women Lawyers Face a Steep Climb to Partner

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Only 1 in 5 claim title among responding NLJ 500 firms. Those that beat the average credit leadership.

Brexit Vote Clouds Big-Firm Lawyers' M&A Crystal Balls

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2016

As top transactional lawyers sought to calm nervous clients Friday after Britain's vote to leave the EU, several said that they were bracing for the possibility of a two-year drought in their most highly leveraged, profitable business: advising on cross-border M&A deals.

Bouchard Approves Plan for TransPerfect Forced Sale

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 21, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Monday approved a plan to complete the Delaware Chancery Court-ordered sale of TransPerfect Global by modified auction, granting broad discretion to the company's custodian and limiting the role of its warring co-founders in the process.

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

After Orlando, Firms Offer Pro Bono Help On Gun Control

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

Since 49 people were gunned down at Orlando's Pulse nightclub last weekend, law firms have offered to ramp up their support for gun control efforts.

For Disney's Lawyers, a Florida Nightmare and a Chinese Debut

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

Between celebrating the opening of a $5.5 billion theme park in Shanghai and girding for the legal aftermath of a gruesome alligator attack in Orlando, Disney has had quite a week.

Derivative Suit Over Lululemon Stock Price Drop Is Tossed

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 16, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Tuesday dismissed a shareholder derivative suit challenging allegedly suspicious trades the chairman of lululemon athletica made ahead of a steep decline in company stock, saying the claims were barred because a nearly identical case in New York has been fully adjudicated.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

New Dean Named at CUNY School of Law

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 08, 2016

The City University of New York School of Law has named as dean Mary Lu Bilek, who has served on the CUNY Law faculty and has led the University of Massachusetts School of Law since 2012. She will begin on Aug. 15.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Jessica Carey

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Looking back on what attracted her to the law, Jessica Carey said it was her love of learning combined with the special lens to view the world that the legal profession provides.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Salvatore Gogliormella

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

As a Bronx native, Salvatore Gogliormella could see both New York's bright lights—and those who lived far from them. That vision helped shape his legal practice, which focuses on real estate.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Matthew Cipolla

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Matthew Cipolla wanted to do litigation work on graduating from law school in 2007 but had not yet settled upon a subspecialty. Then came the cataclysmic collapse of the nation's financial system.

He Was Sumner Redstone's Lawyer for 50 Years--Now He's Suing Him

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 06, 2016

Sumner Redstone's longtime personal attorney George Abrams, a partner at Boston's Winer and Abrams, is suing his former client and his daughter Shari Redstone, alleging that she “manipulated her father to achieve her goals.” A look at the ugly fight over Redstone's $40 billion empire.

Sullivan & Cromwell on Softbank $10B Alibaba Share Sale

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 06, 2016

The cash raised will help the Japanese company reduce debt and invest in new startups.

Ali's Lawyers, Counsel to The Champ, Recall Representing The Greatest

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2016

Billions around the world have felt the death of Muhammad Ali, a legendary boxer who turned himself into a global icon. Not surprisingly, a man who made a living with his fists—but became known for his words—employed more than a few lawyers in his lifetime.

Alter, 5 Others Leave Kasowitz to Start Family Law Boutique

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Eleanor Alter, a sought-after divorce attorney representing celebrities and law firm partners alike, has left Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman with five other attorneys to form a family law boutique.

Kirkland Partner Leaving for Latham Asked to Pay Back Bonus

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2016

Frank Sun, a private equity and M&A partner in Hong Kong who rejoined Kirkland & Ellis from Paul Weiss in 2013, left the firm again in May for Latham & Watkins. But he had to pay up on his way out.

Paul Hastings on Latest Chinese Property Venture in Manhattan

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 03, 2016

State-owned insurer China Life is the largest investor in a $1.65 billion joint acquisition of a New York office building that houses Paul Weiss' headquarters.

Reliance on Deceptive Financial Statements Leads to Direct Claim, Justices Say

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 01, 2016

Holder claims raised in New York federal court were direct and not derivative in nature because they belonged to stockholders who alleged harm stemming from their reliance on a banking giant's supposed deception about its financial health, the Delaware Supreme Court said in answering a certified question of law.

Amid Battles With League, NFL Players Incur Big Legal Fees

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

In an annual filing, The National Football League Players Association recently detailed expenditures to 16 law firms within the past year, including payments to Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and Winston & Strawn.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.