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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 267
  • Gross Revenues: $702,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $2,630,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $5,500,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 10

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz has 267 attorneys and is the 167th largest firm in the United States.  With $702,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 44th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katzranked as the 63rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 44 10 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 44 10 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 172 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 96 17 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 37 -24 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 85 -12 Summer programs

In the News

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

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

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Dealmaker of the Week: Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

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

Hall advised Delhaize Group in its merger with Koninklijke Ahold NV, which will create a combined company valued at $29 billion.

HP Loses Bid to Knock Out Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman seemed disinclined to rule that the court lacks jurisdiction.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Energy Transfer's $53B Merger Bid Rejected

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 24, 2015

Recently The Williams Group publicly rejected the $53.1 billion acquisition offer made by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity.

Ostrager Switches Role From Litigator to Judge

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

One of the country's best-known and most experienced commercial litigators, Barry Ostrager, has joined New York's state judiciary and is hearing cases in his area of specialty, commercial law.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 18, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.

Kirkland's Conflict Woes Worsen in Teva Takeover Case

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

A judge found that Kirkland & Ellis ignored ethical obligations to snag a role as deal counsel to Teva Pharmaceutical in its $40 billion hostile bid for Mylan. But Kirkland's loss is Sullivan & Cromwell's gain, as Teva announced that S&C will step in to advise the company in the takeover fight.

HP Agrees to Pay $100 Million in Suit Over Botched Autonomy Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 09, 2015

If approved by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, the proposed settlement would be one of the largest of its kind in Northern District history.

Ostrager Takes Up Gavel As NY Looks to Deepen Commercial Bench

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : June 06, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Barry Ostrager, freshly retired from the firm at 67, reported to his new chambers at 60 Centre Street in Manhattan this week as New York's newest acting Supreme Court justice.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

Law Firm 3.0: Information Changing Business Models

Hank Grezlak and Gina Passarella : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 01, 2015

The standard law firm model that has been in effect for the better part of the last 20 years is becoming less viable and the way law firms are run is undergoing a subtle, yet significant change, driven largely by information.

June Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Dealmaker of the Week: Robert Schumer of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The veteran dealmaker took the lead for Time Warner Cable on its proposed $55 billion merger with Charter Communications, a deal that comes a month after the former's proposed combination with Comcast Corp. fell apart due to regulatory opposition.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.

Deal Watch: When Cable Calls, Am Law 100 Firms Pick Up for Big-Buck Deals

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

Latham & Watkins and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom both had roles on two megamergers in the telecommunications and technology space this week: Avago's $37 billion buy of semiconductor maker Broadcom and the proposed $78 billion union of Charter Communications, Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Big Deals

Tali Arbel : The Associated Press : May 28, 2015

As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, and executives say they're confident regulators will allow the creation of another U.S. TV and Internet giant.

Berger Singerman

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2015

Berger Singerman's work is classic Florida, from deals for citrus growers to cleaning up after failed and ­fraudulent businesses.

Par Pharma Bought for $8B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

Endo International, of Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Malvern, Penn., on May 18 announced it has acquired fellow pharmaceutical company Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. of Woodcliff Lake, for about $8 billion in cash and stock.

Big Deals

: New York Law Journal : May 21, 2015

The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft in a deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Washington, D.C.-based Danaher plans to purchase Port Washington, New York-based filtration specialist Pall for $13.6 billion.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

Firms Prescribed Work on $12.7 Billion CVS, Omnicare Deal

Naftalis, Graffeo Recognized

: New York Law Journal : May 20, 2015

The Fund for Modern Courts on Monday presented its John McCloy Memorial Award for 2015 to Gary Naftalis, co-chair of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, and its Career Public Service Award for 2015 to former Court of Appeals Judge Victoria Graffeo, a member of Harris Beach.

Laster Takes Traditional Route in Activision Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 20, 2015

Approving a record $275 million settlement in a derivative case, a Delaware judge opted not to allow some of the money to go directly to shareholders, as another court recently did.

Dealmaker of the Week: Frederick Green of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

Frederick Green, co-chair of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' transactions practice, took the lead for Verizon Communications on its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.