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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,157
  • Gross Revenues: $1,137,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,065,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -6

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has 1157 attorneys and is the 19th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,137,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 19th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 24th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, London, MA, NJ, NY, Paris, RI and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 19 -6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 19 -6 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Disney Wins Round in Spider-Man Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 31, 2014

On the eve of Halloween, a federal judge in Reading, Pa., reasserted that Stan Lee Media Inc. doesn't own Spider-Man.

Banking Attorney to Serve on Jail Oversight Body

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 30, 2014

Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named to New York City's Board of Correction, one of three new appointees by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the nine-member board, which is empowered by the City Charter to set "minimal standards" for the city's jails.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

It's not everyday that one company pays another company to take a business off its hands, but that's exactly what's happening with International Business Machines Corp.

IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to Take Over Chip Business

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Cravath, Hogan Lovells and Weil advise as IBM agrees to pay Santa Clara, Calif.-based Globalfoundries, Inc. $1.5 billion in cash to take on its money-losing semiconductor business, including manufacturing plants and intellectual property.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

: Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Federal Circuit Quibbles With Local Patent Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

Judge Pauline Newman wrote that a San Diego judge went too far in enforcing rules used for patent cases in two California districts.

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2014

Our first survey of pro bono efforts among non-U.S. global firms shows good effort—and room for improvement.

Mark Hoenig

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Like the practice of law itself, pro-bono legal work can vary. Some attorneys spend much of their time preparing for the courtroom. Others focus on helping organizations develop the legal infrastructure needed to carry out their mission. The latter is Mark Hoenig's arena.

Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Legal Department Leads Freeport in New Direction

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

GC Builds Legal Department from Ground Up

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Simpson Thacher, Weil Advise on Blackstone Spinoff

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Blackstone Group announced on Friday plans to spin off its financial advisory and Park Hill fund placement businesses and merge them with PJT Partners, an advisory firm founded by M&A star Paul Taubman. For legal counsel, PJT turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which is a longtime adviser to Taubman's former employer Morgan Stanley. Blackstone tapped Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Dealmakers of the Week: Skadden's Schnell and Chitwood

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A partners Paul Schnell and C. Michael Chitwood led the deal team advising medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. on its $12.2 billion cash-and-stock purchase of CareFusion Corp.

Jones Day's Dallas Office Tops Diversity Rankings

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

The Dallas Diversity Task Force describes its annual report as "a snapshot of the diversity of lawyers practicing at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas County."

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Becton, Dickinson and Company is buying CareFusion Corp. in the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries following the Affordable Care Act. Also, Encana Corp. is acquiring Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.3 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-Canada transaction in the exploration and production sector.

Four Firms Grab Roles on Gentiva's Kindred Combination

Wenxiong Zhang and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Gentiva Health Services, one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice companies, will be absorbed into Kindred Healthcare in a $1.8 billion cash, stock and debt deal that will create the country's largest rehabilitation and hospice services provider. Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig and Weil have landed lead roles on the transaction.

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feerick Center Honors

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 08, 2014

The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham University School of Law hosted its 2014 Awards and Benefit Reception on Monday.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

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Weil Gotshal & Manges L is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Disney Wins Round in Spider-Man Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 31, 2014

On the eve of Halloween, a federal judge in Reading, Pa., reasserted that Stan Lee Media Inc. doesn't own Spider-Man.

Banking Attorney to Serve on Jail Oversight Body

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 30, 2014

Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named to New York City's Board of Correction, one of three new appointees by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the nine-member board, which is empowered by the City Charter to set "minimal standards" for the city's jails.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

It's not everyday that one company pays another company to take a business off its hands, but that's exactly what's happening with International Business Machines Corp.

IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to Take Over Chip Business

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Cravath, Hogan Lovells and Weil advise as IBM agrees to pay Santa Clara, Calif.-based Globalfoundries, Inc. $1.5 billion in cash to take on its money-losing semiconductor business, including manufacturing plants and intellectual property.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

: Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Federal Circuit Quibbles With Local Patent Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

Judge Pauline Newman wrote that a San Diego judge went too far in enforcing rules used for patent cases in two California districts.

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2014

Our first survey of pro bono efforts among non-U.S. global firms shows good effort—and room for improvement.

Mark Hoenig

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Like the practice of law itself, pro-bono legal work can vary. Some attorneys spend much of their time preparing for the courtroom. Others focus on helping organizations develop the legal infrastructure needed to carry out their mission. The latter is Mark Hoenig's arena.

Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Legal Department Leads Freeport in New Direction

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

GC Builds Legal Department from Ground Up

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Simpson Thacher, Weil Advise on Blackstone Spinoff

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Blackstone Group announced on Friday plans to spin off its financial advisory and Park Hill fund placement businesses and merge them with PJT Partners, an advisory firm founded by M&A star Paul Taubman. For legal counsel, PJT turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which is a longtime adviser to Taubman's former employer Morgan Stanley. Blackstone tapped Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Dealmakers of the Week: Skadden's Schnell and Chitwood

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A partners Paul Schnell and C. Michael Chitwood led the deal team advising medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. on its $12.2 billion cash-and-stock purchase of CareFusion Corp.

Jones Day's Dallas Office Tops Diversity Rankings

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

The Dallas Diversity Task Force describes its annual report as "a snapshot of the diversity of lawyers practicing at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas County."

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Becton, Dickinson and Company is buying CareFusion Corp. in the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries following the Affordable Care Act. Also, Encana Corp. is acquiring Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.3 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-Canada transaction in the exploration and production sector.

Four Firms Grab Roles on Gentiva's Kindred Combination

Wenxiong Zhang and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Gentiva Health Services, one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice companies, will be absorbed into Kindred Healthcare in a $1.8 billion cash, stock and debt deal that will create the country's largest rehabilitation and hospice services provider. Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig and Weil have landed lead roles on the transaction.

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feerick Center Honors

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 08, 2014

The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham University School of Law hosted its 2014 Awards and Benefit Reception on Monday.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.