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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 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 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

Colleagues, Friends Mourn Passing of 'A Class Act'

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

Lawyers and judges who worked with Chief Judge Judith Kaye over the years expressed sadness over her death Wednesday but admiration for the impact she made on the courts and manner in which she achieved it.

Female Lawyers Oppose Texas Curbs With Abortion Stories

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2016

More than 100 female lawyers joined in a brief to tell the U.S. Supreme Court about their own abortions and why their reproductive freedom was pivotal to their personal and professional lives.

Morning Wrap: Al Jazeera Hit With Defamation Suit | Abortion Stories at SCOTUS

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2016

Professional baseball players Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard are suing Al Jazeera America over its report about performance-enhancing drugs. And more than 100 women lawyers sign an amicus brief telling the Supreme Court about their abortions. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.

Women Lawyers Tell Supreme Court About Their Own Abortions

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2016

More than 100 women lawyers joined in a brief to tell the U.S. Supreme Court about their own abortions and why their reproductive freedom was pivotal to their personal and professional lives. The extraordinary brief, filed Monday, was signed by former judges, law professors, law firm partners, public interest lawyers and law clerks, though none who clerked for the high court itself.

High Court OKs $113M Award Over Abortive Merger, Licensing Talks

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 30, 2015

The Supreme Court of Delaware has upheld an award of $113 million in expectation damages to a biotech company over a prospective acquirer's bad faith in merger and licensing negotiations.

Litigation Department of the Year, Finalist: Paul Weiss

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 29, 2015

No Wall Street firm strikes a harder bargain than Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Big Litigation Guns Hired in Wake of Controversial Al Jazeera Report

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn and Quinn Emanuel have been retained in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report by Al Jazeera America accusing several high-profile U.S. athletes of using performance-enhancing substances.

Ten Books for the Supreme Court Aficionado in Your Life

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 22, 2015

Books about the U.S. Supreme Court, both fiction and nonfiction, seemed to proliferate more than ever in 2015, and it is easy to see why.

Litigator of the Year: Beth Wilkinson of Paul Weiss

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Litigator of the Year: Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

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

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Star Clients, Bold Headlines: Litigators' Intriguing Cases

Am Law Daily Staff : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Celebrity clients and high-profile cases come with the territory when you're one of the nation's top litigation teams. Here are headline-grabbing suits from among 108 contest submissions for our Litigation Department of the Year awards.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Davis Polk & Wardwell has promoted five attorneys to counsel in its corporate department and two in its litigation department.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Baseball and Fishing Patent Fights Show the Fun Side of IP

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 14, 2015

Most of the time, the inventions that underlie patent litigation are less than gripping (semiconductors, anyone?). But now and again, infringement suits come along involving inventions that are just plain fun. Take two recent fights over beloved summer pastimes—baseball and fishing.

No Bonus Bump From Davis Polk as Firm Follows Bellwethers

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

Davis Polk made waves last year by awarding higher bonuses to some midlevel and senior associates than other firms had announced just days before, but this year it's sticking with the crowd.

Players Union Asks Circuit to Reject NFL 'Deflategate' Appeal

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 09, 2015

The NFL Players Association told a federal appeals court Monday that League Commissioner Roger Goodell violated labor and arbitration law by suspending quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged football tampering scheme.

Bonuses and the Reality of Big Law Associate Compensation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Associates make gobs of money compared with the rest of the population, though the numbers don't look as good when law school debt is factored in.

INADMISSIBLE: A Conversation with Roberta Kaplan

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Roberta Kaplan made her debut at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 when she argued — successfully — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. In a new book, Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, presents the story behind the case. Plus more in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: A Secret Demand from the FBI | Airline Apologizes to Dallas Lawyer

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 01, 2015

Virgin America airlines prohibited prominent Dallas lawyer Robert "Bobby" Abtahi from boarding a flight home yesterday from New York. (The airline has apologized for a "misunderstanding.") The target of a a FBI national security letter is now allowed to speak about the secret demand from the feds. And a look at the lawyers in the VW emissions litigation. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Roberta Kaplan on Marriage Equality, Justice Kennedy and High Court Line-Standers

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 30, 2015

Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.

Deal Watch: Skadden's Tax Schemes and a Petco Purchase

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015

Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.

Federal Judge Approves $125M Madoff Settlement

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : November 23, 2015

A New York federal judge approves the settlement with Citco Group for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Scalia Sees Slippery Slope After Historic Gay-Rights Ruling

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested last week that allowing judges in a democracy to decide which minorities to protect could encourage pederasts and child molesters to seek constitutional protection, his remarks were offensive to some but old-hat to others.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Paul Weiss chairman Brad Karp believes success flows from familiarity. Instead of a stand-alone appellate practice at the firm, the lead trial lawyer generally handles the appeal.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Monday Mashup: Fee Fights, Celeb Settlements and Wilmer's Revolving Door

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 15, 2015

Hausfeld's curiously timed $120M settlement; why the city of San Francisco is paying Journey guitarist Neal Schon $290,000; another Wilmer partner lands a top SEC job. All this and more in The Lit Daily's take on under-the-radar legal news.

Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work

: New York Law Journal : November 06, 2015

Duane Morris and Fried Frank along with individual attorneys were honored with Cornerstone Awards from the Lawyers Alliance for New York, recognizing outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations.

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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

Colleagues, Friends Mourn Passing of 'A Class Act'

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

Lawyers and judges who worked with Chief Judge Judith Kaye over the years expressed sadness over her death Wednesday but admiration for the impact she made on the courts and manner in which she achieved it.

Female Lawyers Oppose Texas Curbs With Abortion Stories

Tony Mauro : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2016

More than 100 female lawyers joined in a brief to tell the U.S. Supreme Court about their own abortions and why their reproductive freedom was pivotal to their personal and professional lives.

Morning Wrap: Al Jazeera Hit With Defamation Suit | Abortion Stories at SCOTUS

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 06, 2016

Professional baseball players Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard are suing Al Jazeera America over its report about performance-enhancing drugs. And more than 100 women lawyers sign an amicus brief telling the Supreme Court about their abortions. This is a news roundup from NLJ and other publications.

Women Lawyers Tell Supreme Court About Their Own Abortions

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2016

More than 100 women lawyers joined in a brief to tell the U.S. Supreme Court about their own abortions and why their reproductive freedom was pivotal to their personal and professional lives. The extraordinary brief, filed Monday, was signed by former judges, law professors, law firm partners, public interest lawyers and law clerks, though none who clerked for the high court itself.

High Court OKs $113M Award Over Abortive Merger, Licensing Talks

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 30, 2015

The Supreme Court of Delaware has upheld an award of $113 million in expectation damages to a biotech company over a prospective acquirer's bad faith in merger and licensing negotiations.

Litigation Department of the Year, Finalist: Paul Weiss

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 29, 2015

No Wall Street firm strikes a harder bargain than Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Big Litigation Guns Hired in Wake of Controversial Al Jazeera Report

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn and Quinn Emanuel have been retained in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report by Al Jazeera America accusing several high-profile U.S. athletes of using performance-enhancing substances.

Ten Books for the Supreme Court Aficionado in Your Life

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 22, 2015

Books about the U.S. Supreme Court, both fiction and nonfiction, seemed to proliferate more than ever in 2015, and it is easy to see why.

Litigator of the Year: Beth Wilkinson of Paul Weiss

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Litigator of the Year: Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

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

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Star Clients, Bold Headlines: Litigators' Intriguing Cases

Am Law Daily Staff : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Celebrity clients and high-profile cases come with the territory when you're one of the nation's top litigation teams. Here are headline-grabbing suits from among 108 contest submissions for our Litigation Department of the Year awards.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Davis Polk & Wardwell has promoted five attorneys to counsel in its corporate department and two in its litigation department.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Baseball and Fishing Patent Fights Show the Fun Side of IP

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 14, 2015

Most of the time, the inventions that underlie patent litigation are less than gripping (semiconductors, anyone?). But now and again, infringement suits come along involving inventions that are just plain fun. Take two recent fights over beloved summer pastimes—baseball and fishing.

No Bonus Bump From Davis Polk as Firm Follows Bellwethers

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

Davis Polk made waves last year by awarding higher bonuses to some midlevel and senior associates than other firms had announced just days before, but this year it's sticking with the crowd.

Players Union Asks Circuit to Reject NFL 'Deflategate' Appeal

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 09, 2015

The NFL Players Association told a federal appeals court Monday that League Commissioner Roger Goodell violated labor and arbitration law by suspending quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged football tampering scheme.

Bonuses and the Reality of Big Law Associate Compensation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Associates make gobs of money compared with the rest of the population, though the numbers don't look as good when law school debt is factored in.

INADMISSIBLE: A Conversation with Roberta Kaplan

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Roberta Kaplan made her debut at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 when she argued — successfully — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. In a new book, Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, presents the story behind the case. Plus more in this week's column.

Morning Wrap: A Secret Demand from the FBI | Airline Apologizes to Dallas Lawyer

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 01, 2015

Virgin America airlines prohibited prominent Dallas lawyer Robert "Bobby" Abtahi from boarding a flight home yesterday from New York. (The airline has apologized for a "misunderstanding.") The target of a a FBI national security letter is now allowed to speak about the secret demand from the feds. And a look at the lawyers in the VW emissions litigation. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Roberta Kaplan on Marriage Equality, Justice Kennedy and High Court Line-Standers

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 30, 2015

Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.

Deal Watch: Skadden's Tax Schemes and a Petco Purchase

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015

Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.

Federal Judge Approves $125M Madoff Settlement

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : November 23, 2015

A New York federal judge approves the settlement with Citco Group for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Scalia Sees Slippery Slope After Historic Gay-Rights Ruling

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested last week that allowing judges in a democracy to decide which minorities to protect could encourage pederasts and child molesters to seek constitutional protection, his remarks were offensive to some but old-hat to others.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Paul Weiss chairman Brad Karp believes success flows from familiarity. Instead of a stand-alone appellate practice at the firm, the lead trial lawyer generally handles the appeal.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Monday Mashup: Fee Fights, Celeb Settlements and Wilmer's Revolving Door

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 15, 2015

Hausfeld's curiously timed $120M settlement; why the city of San Francisco is paying Journey guitarist Neal Schon $290,000; another Wilmer partner lands a top SEC job. All this and more in The Lit Daily's take on under-the-radar legal news.

Firms Feted for Pro Bono Work

: New York Law Journal : November 06, 2015

Duane Morris and Fried Frank along with individual attorneys were honored with Cornerstone Awards from the Lawyers Alliance for New York, recognizing outstanding pro bono legal services provided to nonprofit organizations.