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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,072
  • Gross Revenues: $1,151,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,075,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,405,000
  • 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 $1,151,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 20th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 20 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 20 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 19 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List 8 4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 16 25 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 14 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 45 2 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 59 23 Summer programs

In the News

Firms Get Mostly High Marks as Social Mobility Project Enters Fifth Year

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2016

A groundbreaking initiative by a group of leading U.K., U.S. and international law firms is teaching disadvantaged students about the profession but failing to follow through, according to a new report.

The Dirty Little Secret of Law Firm Billing

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2016

As the media reports soaring hourly billing rates, they're missing the real story.

Weil Helps AIG Make Peace With Icahn, Paulson

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2016

The firm helped longtime client American International Group Inc. reach an agreement with activist investors Carl Icahn and John Paulson, who have been pushing for a three-way split of the storied insurance giant.

Shout Out: Weil, Latham Trial Aces Snuff Smokers Class Action

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 11, 2016

A Massachusetts federal jury on Wednesday sided with Philip Morris USA, rejecting a demand for medical monitoring by smokers in the state.

Sanctioned Big Law Associate Sues NY Post, Daily News for Defamation

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2016

Former Latham, Quinn Emanuel and Mintz Levin lawyer Anthony Zappin made headlines for his pro se antics in a New York divorce case. Now he wants the tabloids to pay.

Federal Circuit Answers Question Looming Over PTAB Process

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 10, 2016

Petitions for inter partes review don't have to be accepted on an all-or-nothing basis, Judge Timoty Dyk ruled in a dispute between Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

No More Water Bottles! Law Firms Try to Shrink Their Carbon Footprints

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

With the world's nations pledging to slow global warming, firms look for ways to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Shout-Out: Weil Snuffs Product Liability Class for HVAC Giant

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2016

A team of Weil Gotshal & Manges litigators rebuffed a bid for class certification in a product liability suit, handing client Nortek Global HVAC a win on Thursday in Miami federal court.

D.C. Circuit Revives Holocaust Survivors' Claims Against Hungarian Railroad

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Holocaust survivors can pursue claims against the state-owned railroad in Hungary for its role in stealing property of Jews who were sent by train to concentration camps, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday.

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.

German Shakeup Continues as Latham Boosts Buyouts With Senior Linklaters Hire

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

The shakeup of the German legal market shows no signs of abating in 2016, as Latham & Watkins has sought to rebuild its private equity offering in the country by hiring partner and practice head Rainer Traugott in Munich from Magic Circle firm Linklaters.

Durie Tangri Adds White-Collar Partner

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 22, 2016

Benjamin Au, the boutique firm's second lateral partner hire, is a Keker & Van Nest alum and joins from Caldwell Leslie & Proctor.

Deal Watch: Rough Times in the Oil Patch

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Unrest in the oil and gas industry and more microchip merger madness have yielded roles for several Am Law 100 firms in The Am Law Daily's look at the latest round of billion-dollar transactions.

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.

Patent Bar Anxious for High Court Review of PTAB Ground Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 19, 2016

After the Supreme Court's decision last week to rule on fundamental questions about the proceedings, lawyers like Finnegan's Erika Arner say "the sooner, the better."

Ending Solitary Confinement in Calif.

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

Solitary confinement has become a hot topic for debate nationwide, especially after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spotlighted it as exacting "a terrible price" from inmates, physically and mentally, in a June 2015 opinion.

Raising the Bar: The 2016 Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

“Faster, higher, stronger,” may be the Olympic creed, but it could also serve as the battle cry of the law firms on our 2016 Pro Bono Hotlist.


: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

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

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Shout-Out: Weil Kicks Securities Fraud Class Against Sanofi

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 08, 2016

A team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges won dismissal of a securities fraud class action against French drug giant Sanofi, which was accused of using an illegal kickback scheme to pump up sales of its diabetes drugs.

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.

Wayne Reaud Moves to Dismiss Allegations He is 'Ringleader' in Civil Conspiracy

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2016

A Beaumont federal court hearing scheduled on Jan. 14 motions to dismiss claims in a sprawling complaint filed by two African American plaintiffs. Their complaint alleges more than 30 defendants, motivated by racial animus, engaged in a civil conspiracy and that well-known plaintiff lawyer Wayne Reaud acted as "one of the ringleaders."

Oil Price Plunge Puts Firms on Both Sides of Bankruptcy Ledger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Falling oil and gas prices continue to bedevil Am Law 200 firms. When Magnum Hunter Resources filed for bankruptcy last month, the company owed millions in fees to several firms, including Andrews Kurth, Bracewell & Giuliani and Norton Rose Fulbright.

Weil Gotshal Miami Managing Partner Richard Morrison Dies

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2016

The Miami managing partner for Weil, Gotshal & Manges is remembered as a selfless, even-keeled "lawyer's lawyer."

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

Robins Kaplan, Orrick Herrington, Pryor Cashman and Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider have added attorneys, while other firms announce promotions.


: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals, and promotions in this week's column.

Skadden's Record M&A Year

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

The Wall Street powerhouse becomes the first law firm to chalk up more than $1 trillion in deals in one year.