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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 19th 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

Vivendi Takes Aim at Remains of $9.3B Shareholder Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in helped Vivendi already slashed the rare securities class action jury verdict against Vivendi. Now the company's lawyers at Weil and Cravath are busy trying to bury what's left of the spoils.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

DealWatch: Alston Advises Payments Company FleetCor on $3.45 Billion Acquisition of Comdata

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Alston & Bird, Weil Advise on FleetCor's Comdata Buy

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

FleetCor, a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products, has agreed to acquire Comdata Inc. from Ceridian LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.45 billion in its largest deal ever.

Weil, Fenwick Assist on Telstra Buyout of Ooyala

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jane Ross led a team advising telecom giant Telstra Corp. on the $270 million acquisition.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : January 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Weil Snags Bankruptcy Partner From Rival Kirkland & Ellis

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis confirmed on Friday that Ray Schrock is leaving the firm. Weil in turn picks up a high-profile partner for its signature bankruptcy practice at a time when it has seen a steady wave of firm departures.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 7, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal has agreed to sell its North American subsidiaries to U.S. competitors Steel Dynamics and AK Steel Holding Corp. for a combined $2.3 billion. Also, Scientific Games Corporation said on Friday it has agreed to buy Bally Technologies for $5.1 billion in cash and debt.

Linklaters, Weil on Financing for PizzaExpress Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital raised about two-thirds of the $1.54 billion it agreed to pay for the British restaurant chain last month.

Investors Settle AIG Crisis Claims for $970.5 Million

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

After Halliburton lost its bid to upend the securities litigation landscape at the U.S. Supreme Court, AIG and its lawyers at Weil, Gotshal & Manges opted to cut their losses in an investor class action stemming from the financial crisis.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 4

: Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Pablo Almaguer, private attorney involvement group coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, has received the Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Five firms announce new additions, including Jason Halper joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-head of its financial institution litigation practice.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Will a New Chief Bring Change?

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Federal Circuit's new leader has lawyers hoping for more consensus.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Why the Big Four First Failed to Crack the Legal Market

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

More than a decade ago, the Enron scandal and Sarbanes-Oxley curtailed accounting firms' ambitions in the legal services field.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Medtronic/Covidien; Tyson/Hillshire; Time Inc. Spinoff; Level 3/TW Telecom; Apple/Beats

Mayor Appoints Members to Judicial Advisory Panel

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

New York Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced the 16 appointees who will serve on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : January 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

In-House Counsel Profile: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s Brian Farley

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has come a long way from helping pharmacies and other medical professionals figure out doctors' messy handwriting. Brian Farley heads a department of 40, including 16 attorneys, located in Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh and India.

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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

Vivendi Takes Aim at Remains of $9.3B Shareholder Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in helped Vivendi already slashed the rare securities class action jury verdict against Vivendi. Now the company's lawyers at Weil and Cravath are busy trying to bury what's left of the spoils.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

DealWatch: Alston Advises Payments Company FleetCor on $3.45 Billion Acquisition of Comdata

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Alston & Bird, Weil Advise on FleetCor's Comdata Buy

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

FleetCor, a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products, has agreed to acquire Comdata Inc. from Ceridian LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.45 billion in its largest deal ever.

Weil, Fenwick Assist on Telstra Buyout of Ooyala

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jane Ross led a team advising telecom giant Telstra Corp. on the $270 million acquisition.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : January 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Weil Snags Bankruptcy Partner From Rival Kirkland & Ellis

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis confirmed on Friday that Ray Schrock is leaving the firm. Weil in turn picks up a high-profile partner for its signature bankruptcy practice at a time when it has seen a steady wave of firm departures.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 7, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2014

*Milbank leads Tata Steel's first dollar-denominated bond sale, worth $1.5 billion*Ropes & Gray advises Macquarie fund on investment in New York Stock Exchange-traded JinkoSolar*Malaysia's Sona Petroleum taps Norton Rose Fulbright for oil concession purchase in Gulf of Thailand

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal has agreed to sell its North American subsidiaries to U.S. competitors Steel Dynamics and AK Steel Holding Corp. for a combined $2.3 billion. Also, Scientific Games Corporation said on Friday it has agreed to buy Bally Technologies for $5.1 billion in cash and debt.

Linklaters, Weil on Financing for PizzaExpress Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital raised about two-thirds of the $1.54 billion it agreed to pay for the British restaurant chain last month.

Investors Settle AIG Crisis Claims for $970.5 Million

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

After Halliburton lost its bid to upend the securities litigation landscape at the U.S. Supreme Court, AIG and its lawyers at Weil, Gotshal & Manges opted to cut their losses in an investor class action stemming from the financial crisis.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 4

: Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Pablo Almaguer, private attorney involvement group coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, has received the Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Five firms announce new additions, including Jason Halper joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-head of its financial institution litigation practice.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Will a New Chief Bring Change?

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Federal Circuit's new leader has lawyers hoping for more consensus.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Why the Big Four First Failed to Crack the Legal Market

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

More than a decade ago, the Enron scandal and Sarbanes-Oxley curtailed accounting firms' ambitions in the legal services field.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Medtronic/Covidien; Tyson/Hillshire; Time Inc. Spinoff; Level 3/TW Telecom; Apple/Beats

Mayor Appoints Members to Judicial Advisory Panel

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

New York Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced the 16 appointees who will serve on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : January 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

In-House Counsel Profile: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.'s Brian Farley

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. has come a long way from helping pharmacies and other medical professionals figure out doctors' messy handwriting. Brian Farley heads a department of 40, including 16 attorneys, located in Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh and India.