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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

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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

Marvel Settlement Leaves Copyright Questions Hanging

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 30, 2014

No superheroes emerged from the five-year battle between Marvel Entertainment and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby, which fizzled with a settlement before the U.S. Supreme Court was due to weigh the case this week. But the copyright adventure is likely to continue.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

Big Deals

MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

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

NetApp Wins 'Exceptional Case' Fees From Acacia

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

A subsidiary of the patent aggregator had brought suit despite already striking a licensing deal with RPX.

Weil Helps Game-Makers Defeat Animation Patent Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 24, 2014

Invoking classic Bob Dylan and fresh U.S. Supreme Court precedent on patent-eligibility, a federal judge on Wednesday halted a small company's litigation campaign against the video game industry.

BlackBerry Seeks Fees to Cap Off Patent Winning Streak

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 23, 2014

Rival Mformation, represented by Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines, should have conceded defeat in the district court, say lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Emily Ward, eBay

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Ward had a hand in the company's landmark Supreme Court victory tightening the law for injunctions in patent cases. Now she's watching for the court's recent ruling on patent eligibility to take hold.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Jeffrey Perry

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 15

: Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Elsa Manzanares, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber to participate in the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 12, 2014

A round up of legal news from around the web and ALM-affiliated publications: new records on feds' surveillance demands, NFL turns to Wilmer for Ray Rice investigation and a guilty verdict for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorious.

O'Melveny Team Delivers $700 Million Investment in XPO Logistics

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Singapore- and Canada-based investment funds will own 22 percent of common shares in the transportation logistics company.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Weil Wunderkind Sonal Mehta Scores for Adobe

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

Mehta is used to hitting milestones before her peers: college degree by 17, Big Law partner by 30. This week the 33-year-old won her first big patent trial as colead counsel, securing a total defense victory for Adobe Systems.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Weil Scores Patent Win for Adobe

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

An Oakland jury sided with the software company, finding the two patents at issue were invalid.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: An Uber Error

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Suzanne Hooper, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions: Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Patent Case Against Adobe Goes to Oakland Jury

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 04, 2014

Adobe attorney Sonal Mehta of Weil bashed a small patent assertion entity's request for $15 million in damages.

Am Law Trio Smooths Waters for Norwegian Cruise Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

Weil, Paul Weiss and Cravath advised on the $3.03 billion sale of Prestige Cruises International to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as it looks to become the next big name in luxury ocean cruises.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 1

: Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.

Winning Women: Mandy Price

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Mandy Price was the lead associate on Weil, Gotshal & Manges teams that represented the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners in a $593 million sale of its assets to the Rangers Baseball Express and the sale of the Dallas Stars and all of its hockey-related assets.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps Into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

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Firm Rankings

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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

Marvel Settlement Leaves Copyright Questions Hanging

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 30, 2014

No superheroes emerged from the five-year battle between Marvel Entertainment and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby, which fizzled with a settlement before the U.S. Supreme Court was due to weigh the case this week. But the copyright adventure is likely to continue.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

Big Deals

MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

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

NetApp Wins 'Exceptional Case' Fees From Acacia

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

A subsidiary of the patent aggregator had brought suit despite already striking a licensing deal with RPX.

Weil Helps Game-Makers Defeat Animation Patent Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 24, 2014

Invoking classic Bob Dylan and fresh U.S. Supreme Court precedent on patent-eligibility, a federal judge on Wednesday halted a small company's litigation campaign against the video game industry.

BlackBerry Seeks Fees to Cap Off Patent Winning Streak

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 23, 2014

Rival Mformation, represented by Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines, should have conceded defeat in the district court, say lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Emily Ward, eBay

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Ward had a hand in the company's landmark Supreme Court victory tightening the law for injunctions in patent cases. Now she's watching for the court's recent ruling on patent eligibility to take hold.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 18, 2014

*Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance on $916 million Laos hydropower project development and financing*Latham & Watkins advises Chinese private equity firm FountainVest Partners on its first U.S. investment*Cleary leads state-run Korea Development Bank's $750 million note issuance

Jeffrey Perry

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 15

: Texas Lawyer : September 15, 2014

Elsa Manzanares, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber to participate in the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 12, 2014

A round up of legal news from around the web and ALM-affiliated publications: new records on feds' surveillance demands, NFL turns to Wilmer for Ray Rice investigation and a guilty verdict for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorious.

O'Melveny Team Delivers $700 Million Investment in XPO Logistics

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Singapore- and Canada-based investment funds will own 22 percent of common shares in the transportation logistics company.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, Amazon.com has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

Weil Wunderkind Sonal Mehta Scores for Adobe

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

Mehta is used to hitting milestones before her peers: college degree by 17, Big Law partner by 30. This week the 33-year-old won her first big patent trial as colead counsel, securing a total defense victory for Adobe Systems.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Weil Scores Patent Win for Adobe

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

An Oakland jury sided with the software company, finding the two patents at issue were invalid.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: An Uber Error

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Suzanne Hooper, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions: Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Patent Case Against Adobe Goes to Oakland Jury

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 04, 2014

Adobe attorney Sonal Mehta of Weil bashed a small patent assertion entity's request for $15 million in damages.

Am Law Trio Smooths Waters for Norwegian Cruise Acquisition

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

Weil, Paul Weiss and Cravath advised on the $3.03 billion sale of Prestige Cruises International to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings as it looks to become the next big name in luxury ocean cruises.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 1

: Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.

Winning Women: Mandy Price

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Mandy Price was the lead associate on Weil, Gotshal & Manges teams that represented the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners in a $593 million sale of its assets to the Rangers Baseball Express and the sale of the Dallas Stars and all of its hockey-related assets.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps Into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.