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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 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

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.

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

In-House Impact Winner: Susan Giordano, Intel

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The head of M&A for Intel was "unflappable" during six months of negotiations in the blockbuster Altera deal.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Mississippi Firm Opens Dallas, Austin Offices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016

Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Mississippi, hires three laterals to launch two offices in Texas.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

Blocking Staples-Office Depot Deal, Judge Wasn't Bullish on Amazon

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : May 17, 2016

In her defense of Staples Inc.'s proposed $6.3 billion acqusition of Office Depot Inc., Diane Sullivan described Amazon.com Inc. as a rising behemoth poised to revolutionize the market for office supply sales to large corporate customers. But U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan didn't buy the trial attorney's bullish view, according to the opinion released Tuesday that lays out his reasons for blocking the deal.

After Slow Start, M&A Lawyers Are Optimistic About Second Half of 2016

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Texas deal lawyers are working fast and furiously on oil and gas industry mergers and acquisitions. But the total value of such deals in that industry nationwide dropped in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same time in the prior year.

Kirkland, Weil Divvy Up Latest Batch of Energy Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2016

The restructuring practices at the two top Am Law 100 firms are advising on two more Chapter 11 cases filed Monday by Breitburn Energy Partners LP and SandRidge Energy Inc.

Latham Hires Away Kirkland Private Equity Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 13, 2016

U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.

Helping Her Justice

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Marcia Goldstein was recognized for her pro bono service to Her Justice at the organization's annual photography auction & benefit Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Judge Grewal to Leave Bench for Facebook

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

The federal magistrate judge will join Facebook next month as vice president and deputy general counsel of litigation.

Del. Supreme Court Affirms Dismissal of Zale Merger Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 11, 2016

In affirming the Chancery Court's unusual two-part dismissal of a shareholder challenge to the 2014 merger of Zale Corp. and Signet Jewelers, the Delaware Supreme Court last week sounded notes of caution, distancing itself from some of the lower court's findings.

In-House Patent Lawyer Tapped for PTO Posting

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 11, 2016

David Ruschke, Medtronic's chief patent counsel, will be the second permanent chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016

Debevoise & Plimpton had promoted five attorneys to partner, and Mayer Brown and Kirkland & Ellis have added new partners.

Amid Broken Deals, Antitrust Pros Chart Rough Road Ahead

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

Besides leading to big breakup fees, lawyers say foiled mergers involving giants like Staples and Halliburton may be deterring other megadeals from being proposed.

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Current State of Cyberthreats: An Unavoidable Business Risk

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : May 10, 2016

Newegg Slams EDTX in Supreme Court Petition

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 10, 2016

General counsel Lee Cheng says the district has adopted a rigid rule that forecloses fee awards in most patent cases.

Cooley Banks on Private Equity Trio to Win More Tech Deals

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The firm announced the addition of seasoned transactional lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley and London, including former Cadwalader private equity chief Ronald Hopkinson.

Second Tranche of Offshore Docs Reveals More Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

A nonprofit published a database of offshore entities culled from leaked documents at Panama's Mossack Fonseca. But while the names of dozens of law firms emerged in the disclosures, internal emails and other source materials remained out of public view.

Lucky 33: Weil Scores a Bankruptcy Hat Trick

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

Kirkland & Ellis may have cornered the market on debtor-side cases for troubled energy clients, but Weil, Gotshal & Manges snagged roles this week on three other recent Chapter 11 cases of note for Aéropostale, CHC Group and Fairway.

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.

Law Firm Confidential: Getting a Grip on Your Breach Response

Brad Blickstein, Blickstein Group : Legaltech News : May 05, 2016

Law firm breaches are a wake-up call for department operations professionals.