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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 261
  • Gross Revenues: $831,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $3,185,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $6,600,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 7

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz has 261 attorneys and is the 165th largest firm in the United States.  With $831,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 37th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katzranked as the 45th 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 37 7 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 37 7 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 167 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 42 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 37 -24 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 85 -12 Summer programs

In the News

Deal Watch: White & Case Tops First-Half Transactional Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

Those controversial deal tables are out again, with White & Case, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell all jockeying for position as the quarterly so-called King of M&A.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

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Deal Watch: Four Firms Punch Ticket on $4.4 Billion Film Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

For IPOs, Two Law Firms Could be Better than One

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 09, 2016

When tech companies go public, they almost always hire a single law firm. But Square's initial public offering suggests that could change.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

Baker Botts Bags Role on Another Big Energy Bankruptcy

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 08, 2016

Less than a week after Baker Botts saw a former energy industry restructuring client retain a rival for its second bankruptcy filing in six months, the firm picked up a lead Chapter 11 role for Seventy Seven Energy Inc. on its bankruptcy case.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Carrie Reilly

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Carrie Reilly played key roles in Wachtell's representation of Bank of America against a wide range of claims arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, and in the bank's $8.5 billion settlement of claims relating to 530 mortgage-backed securitization trusts which received final court approval this year; the bank's comprehensive multibillion-dollar settlement with the Department of Justice, federal agencies, and state attorneys general; and litigation and settlements with monoline insurers.