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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 260
- Gross Revenues: $601,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $2,310,000
- Profits Per Partner: $4,755,000
- Year Over Year Change: -6
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz has 260 attorneys and is the 172nd largest firm in the United States. With $601,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 54th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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.
In the News
: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?
Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014
A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 27, 2014
Porter Hedges represents Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. in its pending purchase of shale assets in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for $5.375 billion.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014
The private equity firm is stepping up its investment in Creative Artists Agency to become the majority owner of the talent agency. TPG turned to Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz for legal advice, while CAA tapped Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014
As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 17, 2014
Chesapeake Energy announced Thursday that it would sell a large portion of its gas business in Northern West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania to Houston-based rival Southwestern Energy. The deal allows Chesapeake to pay down a substantial amount of debt accrued from past expansion efforts.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 16, 2014
Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners to acquire Atlas Energy and Atlas Pipeline Partners.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014
The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.
Phil Albinus : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014
Not only did he develop a tactic to ward off hostile takeovers when M&As were transforming the business landscape, he also helped to build one of the most profitable law firms in the world.
: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014
In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.
: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014
Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014
Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the United States, especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank, and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.
Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014
Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the U.S., especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014
Wachtell, Jones Day and DLA Piper advise as the Ohio-based medical technology company offers to buy Swindon, England-based sterilization services provider Synergy Health Plc for $1.9 billion in cash and stock. The deal would create a new company in the U.K., allowing Steris to redomicile there and save on taxes.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014
Targa Resources Partners and Targa Resources Corp. announced plans to buy Atlas Energy and its midstream subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, in a transaction valued at about $7.7 billion. Covington & Burling, Vinson & Elkins and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have grabbed lead roles on the matter.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A partners Paul Schnell and C. Michael Chitwood led the deal team advising medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. on its $12.2 billion cash-and-stock purchase of CareFusion Corp.
Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : October 09, 2014
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. will be separate, publicly traded Fortune 50 companies.
Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : October 09, 2014
Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) on Oct. 6 announced it has paid about $12.2 billion in cash and stock options for fellow medical device manufacturer CareFusion Corp.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 09, 2014
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
: The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014
Becton, Dickinson and Company is buying CareFusion Corp. in the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries following the Affordable Care Act. Also, Encana Corp. is acquiring Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.3 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-Canada transaction in the exploration and production sector.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014
Bigger is better, except when it's worse.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 2014
A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 06, 2014
The Palo Alto giant turns to New York firm to cleave itself in two.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014
Skadden, Wachtell and Weil are advising on medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co.'s purchase of medical device maker CareFusion Corp., marking the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014
Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014
A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 01, 2014
In this year's Global 100 ranking by The American Lawyer, there are 19 firms with Atlanta offices, including DLA Piper, the No. 2 firm on the list after Baker & McKenzie.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2014
Nine months after Carl Icahn called for a split of eBay and PayPal, the San Jose-based online auction and retailing giant has turned to the activist investor's longtime nemesis, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, for legal counsel.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014
Several firms appear for the first time on the Global 100 list, while others fall off.