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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 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 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

After Cutbacks, Weil Rebounds

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

After a pair of down years, the firm posts a double-digit rise in profits.

Weil's April Fool Email Draws Few Laughs

Emily Barker : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

On April 1, Weil announced a new policy to keep lawyers from checking email overnight, on weekends, and during vacation. Associates didn't find the joke funny.

A Challenging Year at Cadwalader

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The sudden exit of its future leader plus disappointing financials put The Am Law 100's oldest firm to the test.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Texas Lawyer Head Count Up at Over Half of Firms With Most Texas Lawyers

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The five firms that grew the fastest in 2014 in Texas were each based outside of the Lone Star state.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

DLA Piper Advises Groupon on Korean Unit Stake Sale

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 24, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis and Weil, Gotshal & Manges are acting for KKR & Co. and Anchor Equity Partners on their investment in South Korea's Ticket Monster Inc.

For Lawyers, RSA Security Conference is a Hot Ticket

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Attorneys attending this past week's SF meetup were eyeing legislation offering a breach-liability shield and the boom in cybersecurity insurance policies.

Dealmakers of the Year: Gregory Bopp of Bracewell and Michael Aiello of Weil Gotshal

: The American Lawyer : April 23, 2015

Bopp and Aiello advised Kinder Morgan Inc. as the company merged two energy pipeline master limited partnerships and a limited liability corporation back into the conventional parent corporation.

Online Deal Rooms Get Smart With Contract Review

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : April 23, 2015

Intralinks partners with Kira Diligence Engine to facilitate due diligence and contract review in mergers and acquisitions.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Dozens of New York lawyers have landed lead roles on the dissolution of General Electric Co.'s financial unit in a bid by the industrial conglomerate to return $90 billion to shareholders.

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

Assistant County Attorney Takes Miami-Dade FAWL Reins

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 21, 2015

Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney Ileana Cruz has taken over as president of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, succeeding Deborah Baker.

In-house Impact Winner: Karen Robinson, Adobe Systems

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Taking its chances at trial paid off, with verdicts that sent strong messages to nonpracticing entities.

The Tricky Case for Causation in Fracking Litigation

Theodore E. Tsekerides and Yvette W. Lowney : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

Some courts have been more lenient than others in weighing evidence of harm.

Dealmaker of the Week: Warren Gorrell of Hogan Lovells

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2015

Gorrell advised General Electric Co. in the $26.5 billion sale of GE Capital's real estate portfolio to funds managed by Blackstone LP, along with Wells Fargo & Co. and additional buyers.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

LI Attorney, Client Settle 'Pay-to-Prosecute' Lawsuit

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A Long Island attorney and his client will receive a $1.3 million settlement from a lawsuit that includes multiple defendants, including former Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, to resolve claims that they were targeted in a "pay to prosecute scheme/conspiracy."

Proctor & Gamble Denture Case Unglues Over Injury Links

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 10, 2015

After chipping away for years at claims that Fixodent denture glue can cause neurological damage, P&G's lawyers at Weil, Gotshal & Manges put the last of the cases to rest this week.

Acacia Gets Testy Over Weil Fees in Patent Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

The NPE was ordered to pay NetApp's $1.4 million attorney fees, including the $1,025-an-hour rate of Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines.

The Insurance Regulations They Are A-Changin'

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 09, 2015

The chief legal officer of QBE North America sees the always-changing regulatory environment as the key issue his legal department faces every day.

Firms Make It Hard for Partners to Say Goodbye

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.

Weil Gotshal Associates Get Feisty

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 02, 2015

The firm plays a prank but the associates are not laughing.

Weil, Gotshal Attorney Edward Soto to Lead Red-Light Camera Defense Team

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 01, 2015

Edward Soto, head of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Miami litigation department, is leading the defense team for American Traffic Solutions, which is defending a class action lawsuit in Miami federal court over its red-light camera operations.

Judge Tosses Antitrust, Copyright Suit Against NFL, AP

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2015

The suit, brought by freelance professional photographers, claimed an exclusive arrangement between the defendants stripped them of their ability to sell higher-value commercial licenses and forced them to transfer all of their NFL photos to the AP if they wanted to continue offering commercial licenses.

Judge Sidelines Lawsuit Against NFL, Photo Agencies

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 31, 2015

In a win for defense teams at Skadden, DLA Piper and Weil Gotshal, a judge in New York tossed copyright and antitrust claims against the NFL, the Associated Press and Getty Images.

Marilyn French of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

French represented Advent International in its acquisition of privately held Noosa Yoghurt. But Noosa didn't own the recipe for the product, among other complexities of the transaction.

Weil's $16 Million Class Counsel Fee

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges litigators get tapped for an antitrust class action, they're usually playing defense. But role reversal has paid off for the firm in a case against performance rights organization SESAC.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.