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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

New Hampshire High Court Affirms $236M Verdict Against Exxon

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : October 06, 2015

In its recent appellate decision, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the trial court's rulings on the merits, affirmed the $236 million jury verdict for the state of New Hampshire and against Exxon Mobil.

3rd Circuit: Maritime Laws Don't Govern Port Authority Fees

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : October 05, 2015

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that one of the largest marine terminal operators at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey cannot challenge one of the terms of its lease under constitutional and admiralty law.

American Law Firms Raise Their Bets on Germany

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 04, 2015

U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.

Judge Nixes 'E-Cigarettes Are Safer' Argument

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 02, 2015

A Boston federal judge has blocked plaintiffs suing Philip Morris USA from arguing that the company should have provided e-cigarettes to consumers as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

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

Deal Watch: M&A Stays Strong Through Third Quarter, Skadden Tops League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

What's Driving the Pillsbury-Chadbourne Merger Talks?

Patience Haggin and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2015

Consultants, recruiters and former partners weigh in on what Chadbourne & Parke and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman stand to gain by merging with one another.

Weil Gotshal's Reines Out From State Bar Cloud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 30, 2015

The California bar won't discipline Edward Reines for providing concert tickets to former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader.

Orrick, Weil, Winston & Strawn Score for NBA Players

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 29, 2015

With the 2015-2016 National Basketball Association season set to tip off on Oct. 27, the league's players union—led by an ex-Skadden litigation partner—filed its annual financial statement Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 28, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Covington Bolsters New LA Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015

The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper Doubles Hamburg Size With 20-Lawyer Raid

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The global legal giant has brought on a team of lawyers from British firm Bird & Bird in the German city, the latest in a series of local mass lateral hires by Am Law 100 firms.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

Plaintiffs Team Seeks $200 Million Payday in Price-Fixing Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 24, 2015

Lawyers with Trump, Alioto, Trump & Prescott have requested one-third of a $577 million settlement fund for pressing claims against the makers of cathode ray tubes.

Judge OKs Class in Egg Price-Fixing Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2015

A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg producers devised a price-fixing scheme that violated state and federal antitrust laws.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

Attorney Sanctioned for Actions in Handling His Own Divorce

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : September 22, 2015

Justice Matthew Cooper, who levied a $10,000 sanction against Anthony Zappin, said he had "done everything in his power to undermine the legal process and use his law license as a tool to threaten, bully and intimidate, seriously calling into question his fitness to practice law."

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Rejects Class Certification Bid in Egg Price-Fixing Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 21, 2015

A federal judge has denied class certification to indirect purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg purchasers engaged in price-fixing in violation of state and federal antitrust laws.

Winners Announced for China Law & Practice Awards 2015

Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015

On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.

Southhampton Accepts Creation of an Eruv

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : September 11, 2015

The Town of Southampton has settled litigation against it calling for creation of an eruv. Suits against the villages of Quoque and Westhampton Beach brought by the East End Eruv Association, residents, Long Island Power Authority and Verizon are pending.

Shout Out: Weil Wins 10-Year False Claims Fight

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 11, 2015

After a 10-year fight that included one trip to the U.S. Supreme Court and two to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Weil Gotshal & Manges lawyers got a False Claims Act suit against Schindler Elevator Corp. dismissed on summary judgment.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 10, 2015

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

Han Kun Takes Another Partner From Fangda

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 09, 2015

Intellectual property disputes lawyer Wang Yan joins the firm's head office in Beijing.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feds' Fraud Case Over Bulletproof Vests Moves Closer to a Trial

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 08, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice's decade-old fraud case against a Japanese textile company that supplied material for bulletproof vests bought by law enforcement agencies is one step closer to a trial.

Sidley, Weil on Bohai's $2.6B Avolon Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 07, 2015

Chinese leasing company Bohai is acquiring the Irish aircraft lessor as China looks set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest domestic aviation market.

Deal Watch: Energy, Pharma Deals Usher in Labor Day M&A

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

Amid a slow week for billion-dollar transactional announcements, one big-money deal remains on the table, likely keeping more than a few Am Law 100 lawyers busy before the holiday weekend.

Kirkland Poaches Linklaters Finance Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 02, 2015

Leveraged buyout specialist David Irvine is the fourth partner to leave the Magic Circle firm's Hong Kong office this year.