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Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

  • 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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 54 -6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 54 -6 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

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

Dealmaker of the Year: Ethan Klingsberg of Cleary Gottlieb

: The American Lawyer : April 14, 2015

Klingsberg helped Family Dollar Stores Inc. fend off a hostile takeover by Dollar General Stores in order to pursue a tie-up with Dollar Tree Stores instead.

Andrew Nussbaum

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

With 2015 not even a full four months old, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz corporate partner Andrew Nussbaum already has advised hard-charging Expedia Inc. on three major merger-and-acquisition transactions this year.

Under ABS Structure, Cahill Makes London Litigation Debut

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2015

Cahill Gordon & Reindel officially launched an English law litigation practice in London after hiring Shearman & Sterling partner Richard Kelly. The announcement comes with a twist: U.K. regulators approved Cahill's application to become the first major U.S. firm in London to be licensed under an alternative business structure.

$34.6 Billion Megamerger: Halliburton, Baker Hughes to Form O&G Giant

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 13, 2015

With both Houston-based companies facing financial challenges caused by the current adverse business climate, Halliburton and Baker Hughes are gearing up to integrate "late in the second half" of 2015.

Counsel to Counsel in the Emerald City

: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

The National Law Journal this week spotlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Seattle area.

Court To Hear Arguments in Actavis 'Product Hopping' Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 10, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt will try to create important new precedent for the pharmaceutical industry—and save Actavtis' plan to extend patent protection for its blockbuster Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

Judge Gets Common Interest Privilege Spot-On!

C. Evan Stewart : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2015

C. Evan Stewart writes: While judges often make rulings on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine that are wide of the mark, every so often they get one spot-on. Happily, the First Department (per Judge Karla Moskowitz), recently did just that in reversing a trial court order that held that documents relating to a merger were not protected by the "common interest" privilege.

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 07, 2015

In a year filled with hostile bids, the Allergan-Valeant fight had it all: strange alliances, trash talk, lawsuits and plenty of scorched earth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.'s Brandon Moore

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

"My night rarely ends when I leave the office."

$34.6 Billion Megamerger: Halliburton, Baker Hughes to Form O&G Giant

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 03, 2015

With both Houston-based companies facing financial challenges caused by the current adverse business climate, Halliburton and Baker Hughes are gearing up to integrate "late in the second half" of 2015.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

April Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

HP Goes After Former Autonomy Execs Over Botched Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 31, 2015

In response to HP initiating litigation in London, former Autonomy CEO Michael Lynch announced plans to countersue.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

Marty Lipton's War on Hedge Fund Activists

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

By focusing on quick profits, activist investors are ruining America, claims Wachtell's iconic cofounder. Is anybody listening?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Brooklyn Law Professor Robert Pitler Dies at 74

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : March 19, 2015

Robert Pitler, a longtime Brooklyn Law School professor who served as counsel to former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, has died. He was 74.

Mayer Brown Brings Back NSA's Top Lawyer

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After nearly three years as general counsel for the National Security Agency, Rajesh "Raj" De is returning to Mayer Brown, a firm where he first made partner in October 2007.

Wachtell Knocks Out Shareholder Suit Over Avon Bribes Probe

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 16, 2015

The firm helped shield Avon Products Inc. from more fallout over allegations that the cosmetics company bribed officials in a half-dozen foreign countries, convincing a judge in Manhattan to toss shareholder derivative claims related to the long-simmering bribery flap.

UBS Is Latest to Settle Foreign Exchange Rigging Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 15, 2015

Lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott announced the $135 million settlement on Friday. Ten other major banks remain in the plaintiffs' sights for allegedly manipulating the $5 trillion-a-day forex market.

HP Shareholder Settlement Finally Wins Breyer's OK

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 13, 2015

A fourth attempt to settle claims over the Autonomy acquisition won preliminary approval on Friday.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. will buy Pharmacyclics, which specializes in cancer treatment, for $21 billion.

Dealmaker of the Week: David Lam of Wachtell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 06, 2015

Lam, a corporate partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, led the team advising AbbVie Inc. in its $21 billion acquisition of Pharmacyclics Inc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 05, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015