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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, MA, NJ, NY, 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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Schiff Hardin, Bond, Schoeneck & King and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher announce additions.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells.

Weil Brings on PE Partner in Hong Kong

: The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Tim Gardner has left Latham & Watkins after nearly nine years to join U.S. rival Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Does Morgan-Stamford Merger Signal New Model for Singapore?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Fifteen years after the city-state first allowed foreign law firms to partner with local ones, Singapore's lawyers are still looking for the best way to internationalize their practice. The Morgan Lewis-Stamford merger is just the latest in a long line of, often times, unsuccessful attempts.

New Partner Survey: Largest Firms in Texas Make 102 New Partners

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 20, 2015

The number of new partners in 2015 at 22 of the 25 firms with the most lawyers in Texas down by 7.3 percent compared with 2014.

Amid Defections, McDermott Adds Practice Head, Eyeing Future Growth

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015

Nearly four years to the day after McDermott Will & Emery took on the entire private client practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the former has hired Holland & Knight's international private client practice leader Leigh-Alexandra Basha in Washington, D.C. The move comes as many Am Law 200 firms have reevaluated their private client and trusts and estates practices, and as McDermott braces for some other partner departures.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Says NPE Must Pay Adobe 'Exceptional Case' Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 16, 2015

A discovery slipup by Digital Reg of Texas and a last-minute change in witness testimony were enough to score Adobe a modest attorney fee award, though not as much as the company's lawyers had asked for.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

2015 New Partners: H-L

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 05, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Plaintiff Awarded in First Philadelphia Risperdal Trial

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : March 03, 2015

A Philadelphia jury awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiff in the first of roughly 1,250 Risperdal mass-tort cases in the city's courts.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

New Partners: Meland Russin & Budwick

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

When 'Exceptional' Isn't Good

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

A patent assertion firm, in this case, hopes a judge finds otherwise.

Despite Plaintiffs Verdict, Long Road Seen in Risperdal Cases

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 27, 2015

The $2.5 million verdict awarded to the plaintiff in the first Risperdal case to go to trial in Philadelphia built momentum for the plaintiffs in the litigation, attorneys said, but it is not a nail in the coffin for Janssen Pharmaceuticals' defense.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Paul Hastings' Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Paul Hastings' gross revenue passed surpassed $1 billion mark, with gross revenue increasing by 6.3 percent, revenue per lawyer growing by 8 percent and partner profits and partner profits increasing by 8.5 percent. At the same time, the firm's total number of lawyers was down by 16, though the number of partners increased by seven.

Settlement Awards Weil $16M in Antitrust Litigation

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

A judge has awarded Weil, Gotshal & Manges $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC LLC.

$2.5M Verdict Awarded in First Phila. Risperdal Trial

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 25, 2015

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiff in the first of roughly 1,250 Risperdal mass-tort cases in the city's courts.

Closings in Risperdal Focus on Experts

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 23, 2015

Closing arguments in the first trial of Philadelphia's Risperdal mass-tort actions focused largely on attacking the testimony and backgrounds of the experts.

From 3L to In-house

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : February 23, 2015

Hewlett-Packard's general counsel says he's really pleased with his department's program to hire and train young lawyers. So why is he hoping he loses one?

Weil Snags $16M Award in SESAC Antitrust Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges gets pulled into an antitrust class action, it's usually playing defense. But a bit of role-reversal paid off for Weil this week, when a judge awarded the firm $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC.