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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 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 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

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

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.

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

Deal Watch: Baker Botts, Bracewell Get Jolt From Utility Union

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2016

The Lone Star State firms are working with two other Am Law 100 firms in advising on Great Plains Energy Inc.'s $12.2 billion buy of Westar Energy Inc., the latest sign of consolidation in the utilities sector.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 02, 2016

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

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Holding Activists and Proxy Advisory Firms Accountable?

David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh : New York Law Journal : May 26, 2016

In their Corporate Governance column, David A. Katz and Laura A. McIntosh write: Lawmakers are taking significant steps toward much-needed regulation of proxy advisory firms. With a bipartisan bill introduced this week, Congress outlined a comprehensive oversight framework for increasing the transparency and accountability of proxy advisory firms.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Average profits per partner for Second Hundred firms inched up 0.1 percent in 2015, to $737,470.

Five Firms Plant Themselves on Bayer's Mega Monsanto Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Corporate Department of the Year, Capital Markets: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It launched IPOs of Square, GoDaddy and NantKwest, the biggest biotech to date, all during a slow year.

Deal Watch: Amid Oil Price Plunge, Two Big Energy Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2016

A half-dozen big firms are advising on two key transactions in the embattled energy space, as a pair of oil field services companies and natural gas producers agree to combine.

Divided, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Conquers

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

The company's historic split was just another task for these lawyers.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 28, 2016

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

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

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

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Top U.K. Firms Still Must Bridge a Big Gulf with The Am Law 100

Georgina Stanley : Legal Week : April 27, 2016

Despite one of their most challenging years since the early 1990s, the leading U.S. law firms continue to dwarf their U.K. counterparts in revenues and profits.

Icahn's CVR Energy Seeks to Reboot Wachtell Malpractice Case

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

Carl Icahn isn't ready to walk away from his malpractice battle with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Interactive: Am Law 100 Growth Rates

ALM Intelligence : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz registered the highest combined year-over-year growth rates for revenue per lawyer and profits per partner, while several firms experienced slowdowns on both counts.