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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katzranked as the 52nd 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

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

The Wachtell Way of E-Discovery

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Maura Grossman, a Wachtell lawyer, developed a better way to do e-discovery. Why are so few other firms taking a lead with tech?

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

Donnelly Takes the Oath

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon administered the oath of office to Eastern District Judge Ann Donnelly on Friday. Donnelly had been a Court of Claims judge and acting Manhattan Supreme Court justice before the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination to the federal bench.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Deal Watch: Entertainment Mergers Emerge Amid Oscar Season

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, a pair of billion-dollar entertainment industry deals awarded work to a handful of Am Law 200 firms and some big names in Canada.

In Art Industry Deal, Ex-Wachtell Partner Chinn Lands at Sotheby's

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2016

In acquiring Art Agency, Partners, Sotheby's has also gained a new executive in former investment banker and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz partner Adam Chinn.

Deal Watch: Record M&A Year Gives Way to More 2016 Transactions

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

With record-breaking M&A volume pushing past the $5 trillion mark in 2015, it's no surprise that deal-hungry Am Law 100 firms wasted little time scooping up market share to start 2016.

Report: M&A Deals Surged in 2015

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2016

A year-end report by Dealogic says general counsel most often turned to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as their global financial adviser on mergers and acquisitions, and to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as their law firm in a record-setting year that saw the volume of deals break the $5 trillion mark for the first time.

In-House Counsel Profile: Square Inc.'s Dana Wagner

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2016

Dana Wagner, Square Inc.'s first general counsel, oversees legal, government relations, compliance and trust and safety, which numbers around 100 people, including lawyers.

Locking the Gates

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Foreign law firms have been in South Korea for three years, but they still can't practice local law. Will they ever be able to? The answer isn't clear.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

These 10 law firms stood out for exceptional results in key cases.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Deal Watch: Big Firms Grab Seat for Alibaba's Movie, Media Moves

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

Amid megadeals poised to create DowDuPont and Newell Brands, several firms grabbed roles on a pair of transactions announced by Chinese Internet titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Prosecutors Receive Dewey Medals

: New York Law Journal : December 11, 2015

The New York City Bar Association presented its annual Thomas E. Dewey Medal Wednesday to outstanding assistant district attorneys in each of the city's five DA's offices as well as the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

With DuPont Deal, Skadden Breaks $1 Trillion M&A Barrier for 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2015

Thanks to its role in DuPont's planned merger with Dow, the firm has gained membership in the most exclusive kind of club—the kind with just one member.

How to Size Up Sectors and Practices for Future Growth

William Henderson and Evan Parker : The American Lawyer : December 03, 2015

Most of The Am Law 200 will only be able to grow by taking market share. Here are ways to think about industries and practice areas that will bear fruit for your firm.

Big Deals: Numerous Firms Advise $160B Merger of Pharmaceutical Companies

Jennifer Hudson : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2015

With last week's news that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc will join together in a tax inversion valued at $160 billion, 2015 appears to be the year of the deal. The transaction brings total M&A value to $3.82 trillion for the year to date—4.3 percent higher than the record set in 2007, according to Mergermarket data.

No Truce Between Icahn and Wachtell

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

After a hotly contested takeover, the billionaire investor settles with two banks, but not with Wachtell.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

Deal Watch: Skadden's Tax Schemes and a Petco Purchase

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015

Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.

Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal

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

If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.

Wachtell Leads Lineup Reaping Fees in Match, Square IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Four Am Law 100 firms led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have snagged a share of $9 million in legal fees and costs emanating from initial public offerings for online dating giant Match Group and startup mobile payments company Square.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

Report: Female and African-American Associates Losing Ground

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

The National Association for Law Placement found a decline in the percentage of women and African-American associates at U.S. law firms.

From Poison Pill Megabattle to $10.3B Megadeal for Airgas and Wachtell

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Four years after fending off Air Products' hostile takeover bid, Wachtell helped Airgas tie the knot with Air Liquide.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.