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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 854
  • Gross Revenues: $934,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

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 $934,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 28th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 28 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 -3 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

Ted Olson Says He May Skip Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 17, 2015

Theodore Olson, who argued a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage two years ago, might not be in the audience when the court revisits the issue April 28. "I was having a dinner party last night, and several [people], including one D.C. Circuit judge said, 'Don't go, you'll just be frustrated,' " Olson recounted Friday.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

SEC Settles With Former Freddie Mac Executives

: The Associated Press : April 16, 2015

A former CEO and two former top executives at mortgage giant Freddie Mac have settled a government lawsuit. They were accused of understating the amounts of high-risk mortgages that Freddie held just before the housing bubble burst in 2007.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Paul Weiss Once Again Handles Ex-Partner's High-Speed IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trader led by former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison corporate partner Douglas Cifu that called off an initial public offering last year, restarted its plans for a public listing that it expects will raise $313.5 million next week. An SEC filing shows how much Paul Weiss and Davis Polk & Wardwell stand to benefit from the future float.

Two High-Stakes High Court Debuts

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Lawyers in first outings before Supreme Court will argue landmark marriage cases.

Circuit Declines to Rehear U.S. Insider Trading Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has lost his bid to reinstate insider trading convictions that were vacated last year by the Second Circuit, restricting the scope of criminal insider trading liability in a way that Bharara said has handcuffed law enforcement.

No Respite for Gov't as Court Affirms Insider Trading Ruling

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2015

Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling and Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss won't have to reargue the successful appeals of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson at the Second Circuit.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Big Deals

Michelle Chapman and Candice Choi : The Associated Press : April 02, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans on March 25 to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

Supreme Court Veteran, First-Time Advocate to Argue for Gay Marriage

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : March 31, 2015

Veteran U.S. Supreme Court practitioners and lawyers making their debuts before the justices will make the landmark arguments over same-sex marriage before the high court on April 28.

Was 2014 The Twilight of the Patent Trolls?

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

The litigation ground shifted as contests between business competitors produced large verdicts.

The Relevance of Howard University School of Law

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : March 30, 2015

One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.

Dealmaker of the Week: Scott Barshay of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 27, 2015

Barshay, a corporate partner at Cravath, led a team from the firm advising H.J. Heinz on its proposed megamerger with Kraft Foods Group.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Litigators of the Week: Rachel Krevans and Grant Esposito of Morrison & Foerster

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 26, 2015

It may take years before the law on "biosimilar" drugs is settled. But for now, MoFo's Krevans and Esposito have set the standard.

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.

Marriage-Rights Advocates at Odds Over Who Will Argue Cases

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

As with other potentially landmark challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyer egos, client wishes and historic high stakes in the same-sex marriage cases have become a classic recipe for a difficult, sometimes tense discussion about who will argue before the justices.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Judge Rejects Bid to Block First U.S. Biosimilar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg turned back Amgen's request for an injunction against Sandoz, which received FDA clearance for a biosimilar drug earlier this month.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

To Satisfy Clients, Law Firms Submit to Cybersecurity Scrutiny

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

At least a dozen Am Law 200 and Magic Circle firms have attained a certification called ISO 27001 to demonstrate they're taking steps toward protecting their documents and communication systems from security breaches, and at least 21 more are in the process of seeking the certification. But even those measures are not enough for some of their biggest bank clients, which demand even tougher standards to guard against cyberattacks.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brief Filed in Marriage Case Boasts Record Number of Signers

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

One of the dozens of amicus curiae briefs filed March 6 in the same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court was signed by 207,551 people, a record number, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which organized the effort.

Firms to Form Alliance to Handle Cyber Security Threats

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

As pressure mounts to strengthen defenses against security breaches, at least five Am Law 100 and Magic Circle firms are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyber threats and vulnerability.

2015 New Partners: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

PwC, Citco Must Face Madoff Feeder Fund Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 04, 2015

Thought major investor class action litigation sparked by the Bernie Madoff affair was over? Think again.

Law Firms to Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

As pressure to strengthen defenses against security breaches increases, at least five firms—Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Allen & Overy and Linklaters—are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyberthreats and vulnerability.

Alumnae Honored for Excellence

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Columbia Law School's 2015 Medal for Excellence, the school's highest honor, was awarded Friday to Southern District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum and to Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan.

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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

Ted Olson Says He May Skip Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 17, 2015

Theodore Olson, who argued a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage two years ago, might not be in the audience when the court revisits the issue April 28. "I was having a dinner party last night, and several [people], including one D.C. Circuit judge said, 'Don't go, you'll just be frustrated,' " Olson recounted Friday.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

SEC Settles With Former Freddie Mac Executives

: The Associated Press : April 16, 2015

A former CEO and two former top executives at mortgage giant Freddie Mac have settled a government lawsuit. They were accused of understating the amounts of high-risk mortgages that Freddie held just before the housing bubble burst in 2007.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Paul Weiss Once Again Handles Ex-Partner's High-Speed IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Virtu Financial, a high-frequency trader led by former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison corporate partner Douglas Cifu that called off an initial public offering last year, restarted its plans for a public listing that it expects will raise $313.5 million next week. An SEC filing shows how much Paul Weiss and Davis Polk & Wardwell stand to benefit from the future float.

Two High-Stakes High Court Debuts

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Lawyers in first outings before Supreme Court will argue landmark marriage cases.

Circuit Declines to Rehear U.S. Insider Trading Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has lost his bid to reinstate insider trading convictions that were vacated last year by the Second Circuit, restricting the scope of criminal insider trading liability in a way that Bharara said has handcuffed law enforcement.

No Respite for Gov't as Court Affirms Insider Trading Ruling

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2015

Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling and Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss won't have to reargue the successful appeals of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson at the Second Circuit.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Big Deals

Michelle Chapman and Candice Choi : The Associated Press : April 02, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans on March 25 to buy Kraft and create one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.

Supreme Court Veteran, First-Time Advocate to Argue for Gay Marriage

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : March 31, 2015

Veteran U.S. Supreme Court practitioners and lawyers making their debuts before the justices will make the landmark arguments over same-sex marriage before the high court on April 28.

Was 2014 The Twilight of the Patent Trolls?

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

The litigation ground shifted as contests between business competitors produced large verdicts.

The Relevance of Howard University School of Law

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : March 30, 2015

One-fifth of its law school grads go into Big Law, despite its No. 110 rank.

Dealmaker of the Week: Scott Barshay of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 27, 2015

Barshay, a corporate partner at Cravath, led a team from the firm advising H.J. Heinz on its proposed megamerger with Kraft Foods Group.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Litigators of the Week: Rachel Krevans and Grant Esposito of Morrison & Foerster

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 26, 2015

It may take years before the law on "biosimilar" drugs is settled. But for now, MoFo's Krevans and Esposito have set the standard.

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.

Marriage-Rights Advocates at Odds Over Who Will Argue Cases

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

As with other potentially landmark challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyer egos, client wishes and historic high stakes in the same-sex marriage cases have become a classic recipe for a difficult, sometimes tense discussion about who will argue before the justices.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Nine firms, including Blank Rome, Dickstein Shapiro and Paul Hastings, announce new additions.

Judge Rejects Bid to Block First U.S. Biosimilar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg turned back Amgen's request for an injunction against Sandoz, which received FDA clearance for a biosimilar drug earlier this month.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

To Satisfy Clients, Law Firms Submit to Cybersecurity Scrutiny

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

At least a dozen Am Law 200 and Magic Circle firms have attained a certification called ISO 27001 to demonstrate they're taking steps toward protecting their documents and communication systems from security breaches, and at least 21 more are in the process of seeking the certification. But even those measures are not enough for some of their biggest bank clients, which demand even tougher standards to guard against cyberattacks.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brief Filed in Marriage Case Boasts Record Number of Signers

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

One of the dozens of amicus curiae briefs filed March 6 in the same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court was signed by 207,551 people, a record number, according to the Human Rights Campaign, which organized the effort.

Firms to Form Alliance to Handle Cyber Security Threats

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

As pressure mounts to strengthen defenses against security breaches, at least five Am Law 100 and Magic Circle firms are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyber threats and vulnerability.

2015 New Partners: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

PwC, Citco Must Face Madoff Feeder Fund Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 04, 2015

Thought major investor class action litigation sparked by the Bernie Madoff affair was over? Think again.

Law Firms to Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

As pressure to strengthen defenses against security breaches increases, at least five firms—Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Allen & Overy and Linklaters—are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyberthreats and vulnerability.

Alumnae Honored for Excellence

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Columbia Law School's 2015 Medal for Excellence, the school's highest honor, was awarded Friday to Southern District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum and to Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan.