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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 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 $1,109,500,000 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 and NY.

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 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

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Brady Seeks En Banc Review of 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

The lead lawyer for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Monday launched a long-shot bid to win reversal of the four-game suspension the National Football League leveled against Brady for an alleged conspiracy to tamper with footballs in 2015.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Average profits per partner for Second Hundred firms inched up 0.1 percent in 2015, to $737,470.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Limits on Liability for Involuntary Confinement Upheld

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 18, 2016

The extended litigation over the Pataki administration's involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent inmates following the completion of their prison sentences came to an end Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Deal Watch: Mylan Taps Cravath Again for Dermatology Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.

Latham Hires Away Kirkland Private Equity Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 13, 2016

U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.

Chancery Court Rejects ADT Derivative Suit

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 11, 2016

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves has tossed a shareholder's derivative case against the board of security company ADT Corp., saying the complaint largely mirrored an ill-fated prior suit that challenged the same actions.

Managing Partner Splits With Newly Formed Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

Just months after co-founding the elite new litigation boutique with Paul Weiss's Beth Wilkinson and other high-profile Big Law alums, partner Eric Liebeler has left the firm.

Bryan Friedman Appointed General Manager at Axiom's Canadian Business

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 09, 2016

Toronto's corporate base 'skews heavily toward Axiom's strengths in the financial services, technology, real estate, media, life sciences and CPG industries.'

Second Tranche of Offshore Docs Reveals More Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

A nonprofit published a database of offshore entities culled from leaked documents at Panama's Mossack Fonseca. But while the names of dozens of law firms emerged in the disclosures, internal emails and other source materials remained out of public view.

Second Circuit Gives Partial Victory to Student in Health Care Dispute With Yale

MEGAN SPICER : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 06, 2016

Many consumers become unhappy when insurance companies deny their health care coverage claim. But few take their dissatisfaction to federal court.

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Polk, Paul Weiss and Cravath Counsel $3.8B Sale of DreamWorks

Barbara Ortutay : The Associated Press : May 05, 2016

Scooping up Shrek and Kung Fu Panda in a direct bid to compete with The Walt Disney Co., New York-based NBCUniversal Inc. has agreed to acquire Glendale, California-based DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

NJ High Court Won't Hear Document Theft Claim Against Law Firm

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 04, 2016

A suit claiming whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen prompted a client to steal internal documents from his employer—a manufacturer of plastic pipe currently the subject of federal qui tam litigation—has hit a dead end as the New Jersey Supreme Court declined to take up the matter.

Paul Weiss Hires High-Profile Product Liability Litigator

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 03, 2016

David Bernick, a former general counsel of tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc., has left Dechert for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which restocked its litigation group after a notable departure in January.

Judge Blocks Adultery Site Users From Citing Stolen Docs

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 03, 2016

A federal judge in Missouri has sided with the adultery website Ashley Madison.com—“Life is short. Have an affair”—to block its users from citing any hacked and stolen material in their class action lawsuit.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

Circuit Reinstates Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The four-game suspension of New England Patriots' Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to tamper with the air pressure in footballs has been restored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $6 million profits-per-partner mark, with average PPP of $6.6 million. For The Am Law 100 as a whole, average profits per partner rose by 4.0 percent in 2015, falling short of 2014's increase of 5.3 percent.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

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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

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Brady Seeks En Banc Review of 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

The lead lawyer for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Monday launched a long-shot bid to win reversal of the four-game suspension the National Football League leveled against Brady for an alleged conspiracy to tamper with footballs in 2015.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Average profits per partner for Second Hundred firms inched up 0.1 percent in 2015, to $737,470.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Limits on Liability for Involuntary Confinement Upheld

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 18, 2016

The extended litigation over the Pataki administration's involuntary civil commitment of sexually violent inmates following the completion of their prison sentences came to an end Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Deal Watch: Mylan Taps Cravath Again for Dermatology Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.

Latham Hires Away Kirkland Private Equity Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 13, 2016

U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.

Chancery Court Rejects ADT Derivative Suit

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 11, 2016

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves has tossed a shareholder's derivative case against the board of security company ADT Corp., saying the complaint largely mirrored an ill-fated prior suit that challenged the same actions.

Managing Partner Splits With Newly Formed Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

Just months after co-founding the elite new litigation boutique with Paul Weiss's Beth Wilkinson and other high-profile Big Law alums, partner Eric Liebeler has left the firm.

Bryan Friedman Appointed General Manager at Axiom's Canadian Business

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 09, 2016

Toronto's corporate base 'skews heavily toward Axiom's strengths in the financial services, technology, real estate, media, life sciences and CPG industries.'

Second Tranche of Offshore Docs Reveals More Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

A nonprofit published a database of offshore entities culled from leaked documents at Panama's Mossack Fonseca. But while the names of dozens of law firms emerged in the disclosures, internal emails and other source materials remained out of public view.

Second Circuit Gives Partial Victory to Student in Health Care Dispute With Yale

MEGAN SPICER : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 06, 2016

Many consumers become unhappy when insurance companies deny their health care coverage claim. But few take their dissatisfaction to federal court.

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Polk, Paul Weiss and Cravath Counsel $3.8B Sale of DreamWorks

Barbara Ortutay : The Associated Press : May 05, 2016

Scooping up Shrek and Kung Fu Panda in a direct bid to compete with The Walt Disney Co., New York-based NBCUniversal Inc. has agreed to acquire Glendale, California-based DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

NJ High Court Won't Hear Document Theft Claim Against Law Firm

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 04, 2016

A suit claiming whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen prompted a client to steal internal documents from his employer—a manufacturer of plastic pipe currently the subject of federal qui tam litigation—has hit a dead end as the New Jersey Supreme Court declined to take up the matter.

Paul Weiss Hires High-Profile Product Liability Litigator

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 03, 2016

David Bernick, a former general counsel of tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc., has left Dechert for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which restocked its litigation group after a notable departure in January.

Judge Blocks Adultery Site Users From Citing Stolen Docs

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 03, 2016

A federal judge in Missouri has sided with the adultery website Ashley Madison.com—“Life is short. Have an affair”—to block its users from citing any hacked and stolen material in their class action lawsuit.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

Circuit Reinstates Brady's 'Deflategate' Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The four-game suspension of New England Patriots' Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to tamper with the air pressure in footballs has been restored by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $6 million profits-per-partner mark, with average PPP of $6.6 million. For The Am Law 100 as a whole, average profits per partner rose by 4.0 percent in 2015, falling short of 2014's increase of 5.3 percent.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.