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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

September Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

Mergers & Acquisitions

Alexa Woronowicz (from Thomson Reuters Financial) and other sources : New Jersey Law Journal : August 28, 2015

Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues.

Big Canadian Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Hudson's Bay / Galeria; Sun Life / Bentall Kennedy; Match.com / PlentyofFish

HP Uses Report to Fight Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 24, 2015

In a motion to dismiss, HP's lawyers say an internal investigation at Mexico's state oil and gas company found no wrongdoing.

The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Our 12th annual awards honor lawyers whose remarkable careers have shaped the legal profession.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Distinguished Leaders: Herbert Wachtell and Martin Lipton

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

They built an M&A powerhouse from the ground up.

Wachtell Puts Lawyers on Tight Leash

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 20, 2015

Wachtell Lipton is now monitoring lawyers 24/7.

Morning Wrap: Lawyers May Be Getting Dumber, While Wachtell Makes a Clever Request

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 20, 2015

Wachtell Lipton ups the ante in its fight with activist investors by making an unusual request to the SEC. Plus, meet the female lawyers on the Dewey & LeBoeuf defense team, presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig, Gawker's general counsel and the law school grads who are failing the bar exam in this roundup of recent news stories.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

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

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

2015 Lifetime Achievers, Law Firm Leaders Announced

Am Law Daily Staff : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

The American Lawyer honors eight longtime lawyers with distinctive careers and a commitment to public service. Three others are recognized for extraordinary talents managing their firm.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Some Reservations About Expedia's Acquisition of Orbitz

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 13, 2015

A consumer activist group and the hotel industry are both urging the U.S. Department of Justice to block travel-booking site Expedia Inc.'s proposed acquisition of Orbitz Worldwide Inc.

Breyer Bites Back on Excessive Sealing

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 11, 2015

After toying with lawyers for Hewlett-Packard, the judge has agreed to reconsider the company's motions to shield certain confidential information.

Judge Issues Hilarious Opinion Refusing to Seal Docs

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 07, 2015

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer clearly didn't think much of motions by firms including Wachtell and Skadden asking for documents to be sealed in a suit against Hewlett-Packard Co. How he responded is classic.

Suit Over JPMorgan Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Tossed

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 05, 2015

JPMorgan Chase has beaten back a Delaware Court of Chancery lawsuit alleging its board of directors failed to oversee the banking giant's compliance with federal anti-money laundering laws and thus cost shareholders $2 billion in governmental fines.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

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

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.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

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.