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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,063
  • Gross Revenues: $1,164,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,520,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has 1072 attorneys and is the 20th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,164,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 19th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 26th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, MA, NJ, NY, RI and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 19 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 19 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 20 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 16 -8 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 43 -27 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 29 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 45 2 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 59 23 Summer programs

In the News

IP Boutique Tensegrity Law Raises Associate Salaries

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 23, 2016

The IP boutique will pay first-years $180,000 to start.

Proskauer, Loeb & Loeb Bring NHL to Las Vegas

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Ice hockey in the desert might have somewhat of a checkered history in the National Hockey League, but two Am Law 200 firms are advising on a $500 million deal announced late Wednesday to bring a professional hockey franchise to Sin City.

Community Service Recognized

: New York Law Journal : June 22, 2016

Richard Davis, who was a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges for 30 years before starting his own practice, received the New York State Bar Association's Root/Stimson Award at the House of Delegates meeting on Saturday.

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

5 Steps to Safeguarding Your Most Sensitive Data

Mark Stevens, Digital Guardian : Legaltech News : June 17, 2016

These steps will help your firm comply with increasingly complex requirements while protecting sensitive client data from cybercriminals.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Derivative Suit Over Lululemon Stock Price Drop Is Tossed

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 16, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Tuesday dismissed a shareholder derivative suit challenging allegedly suspicious trades the chairman of lululemon athletica made ahead of a steep decline in company stock, saying the claims were barred because a nearly identical case in New York has been fully adjudicated.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Staples, Office Depot Lawyers Resist Demands for Fees in Merger Case

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

Consumer protection lawyers for Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia were mere spectators as federal regulators challenged Staples' proposed $6.3 billion purchase of Office Depot and should not be entitled to tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, the companies tell a federal judge in Washington.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

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.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

Akin Gump Bests Baker Botts for Hercules 'Chapter 22' Role

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016

Roughly seven months after Baker Botts helped client Hercules Offshore Inc. emerge from Chapter 11, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is advising the Houston-based offshore oilfield services company on its "Chapter 22" bankruptcy filing.

Ali's Lawyers, Counsel to The Champ, Recall Representing The Greatest

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2016

Billions around the world have felt the death of Muhammad Ali, a legendary boxer who turned himself into a global icon. Not surprisingly, a man who made a living with his fists—but became known for his words—employed more than a few lawyers in his lifetime.

Final Deal Ends Litigation Over Creation of LI Eruv

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

The Village of Westhampton Beach has become the last of three neighboring municipalities on Long Island to approve settlements of court actions and drop opposition to establishing an eruv, a symbolic Jewish religious boundary.

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.

Weil Prevails in Five-Year Hamptons Pro Bono Battle

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2016

The Am Law 100 firm has finally put to rest a dispute over whether a community of Orthodox Jews on Long Island's affluent East End can put up a nearly invisible boundary that allows them to perform certain work tasks on the Sabbath.

Litigation-Focused Jenner Seizes Wealth Management Opportunity

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016

When Jenner & Block leaders contemplated starting the private wealth practice the firm announced last week, one proponent of the idea may have helped sway them more than others: Lester Crown, the 90-year-old Chicagoan and patriarch of one of America's wealthiest families.

Game On! Dave & Buster's GC Levels Up in Legal and Business Role

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

When Dallas-based Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. made its $100 million initial public offering in 2014, Jay L. Tobin, the company's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, had to stop handling the myriad of legal matters that usually keep him busy.

Amid Battles With League, NFL Players Incur Big Legal Fees

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

In an annual filing, The National Football League Players Association recently detailed expenditures to 16 law firms within the past year, including payments to Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and Winston & Strawn.

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.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 31, 2016

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.

Just in Time for Summer, Air Conditioner Cases Wilting

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : May 25, 2016

Class actions alleging defects in some of the nation's top brands of residential air conditioner units have gotten a cold reception from federal judges who have denied class certification in at least five cases in the past nine months.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.