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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

Big Deals: $54.2B Health Insurer Acquisition

Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Anthem Inc. is buying rival Cigna Corp. for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S. patients. Also, Lockheed Martin will acquire Blackhawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion as it seeks greater access to the military and commercial helicopter market.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

More than 40 percent of Am Law 200 partners are in their 50s and 60s.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

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

The Changing Dynamics of Governance and Engagement

David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2015

David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh discuss the 2015 proxy season (the "Season of Shareholder Engagement") and write: With an awareness of the general trends of the recent proxy season, and by taking specific actions as appropriate, boards can prepare and adapt effectively to position themselves as well as possible to achieve their strategic objectives.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Venable, Wachtell Make Match With Dating Site Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 17, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms and a pair of Canadian shops have picked up work on a pickup site deal that will see Barry Diller-backed The Match Group buy PlentyofFish Media for $575 million in cash.

Former Supreme Court Clerks Find Their Groove at New York Boutique Firm

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : July 15, 2015

Two former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks who went to big law firms have jumped ship and landed where few have gone before—a New York litigation boutique.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

HP Wins Round in Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 14, 2015

But company will still have to face an amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled.

Taming TAR: The Future of E-Discovery with Continuous Active Learning

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : July 13, 2015

E-discovery experts discussed “continuous active learning” as the key to advancing technologically-assisted review (TAR) capabilities at Legaltech West Coast.

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