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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

Weil Leads Korean Private Equity Investor's $3.6B Autos Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

High Court Broadens Its Review of Motions to Vacate

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Abandoning a rule it has observed for nearly 40 years, the Court of Appeals said Tuesday it would begin exercising the power to review whether lower courts that deny CPL 440.10 motions to vacate convictions have abused their discretion.

At Circuit, Apple Defends e-Book Deal With Publishers

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014

An attorney for Apple insisted on Monday the computer giant's alleged price-fixing conspiracy with publishers only helped consumers and broke a monopoly held by Amazon.com.

What's the Going Rate for a Major Rainmaker?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 15, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis just guaranteed $36 million to its latest partner hire.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

Fateful Reines Argument Ends in Partial Win

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

The Federal Circuit ruled Monday in a case argued by Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines that set events in motion leading to the resignation of Chief Judge Randall Rader.

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

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

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : December 08, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Should an Estate Professional Be Paid for Defending Fees?," "Detroit's Municipal Bankruptcy: An Uncertain Solution," "'Fairfield Sentry' and the Second Circuit's Latest on Jurisdiction" and "The Need for Greater Transparency in Municipal Bankruptcies."

Jones Day Beefs Up in Miami

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

Jones Day is expanding in Miami, its gateway to Latin America, with the addition of Hunton & Williams partners Paul Huck Jr. and Fradyn Suarez.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Setting Cyber Insurance Premiums

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 04, 2014

NIST, CISOs are important resources when calculating prices.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : December 04, 2014

Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was appointed chairman of The New York Public Library's board of trustees, among other recent appointments and honors.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Federal Circuit Pulls Plug on BlackBerry Fee Bid

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines won a victory Tuesday for client Mformation Software Technologies.

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?

U.S. Firms in London: Winners and Losers

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

One thing's certain: American firms are spending a lot of money on lateral hiring for their London offices. Who's getting their money's worth, and who's throwing good cash after bad? An in-depth look at the U.S. presence in the British financial capital.

Litigator of the Week: Daniel Scardino

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Daniel Scardino scores a $23.6 million verdict for his client MTel, which had filed patent infringement claims against iPhone manufacturer.

Kirkland's $8 Million Lateral

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

The firm spent big to lure Weil, Gotshal & Manges banking head Stephen Lucas.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Docket Watch: Facebook Threats and Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Dec. 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Turning It Around

Mary Alice Robbins : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

A company's first-ever GC has had to help her company on many fronts.

Broadening Base of Desperate Clients Turn to IRAP for Help

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

In a ninth-floor office in lower Manhattan, thousands of miles from conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa, a group of young lawyers provide legal advice via Skype and email to refugees desperate to escape war and chaos.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

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Weil Gotshal & Manges Llp

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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

Weil Leads Korean Private Equity Investor's $3.6B Autos Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

High Court Broadens Its Review of Motions to Vacate

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Abandoning a rule it has observed for nearly 40 years, the Court of Appeals said Tuesday it would begin exercising the power to review whether lower courts that deny CPL 440.10 motions to vacate convictions have abused their discretion.

At Circuit, Apple Defends e-Book Deal With Publishers

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014

An attorney for Apple insisted on Monday the computer giant's alleged price-fixing conspiracy with publishers only helped consumers and broke a monopoly held by Amazon.com.

What's the Going Rate for a Major Rainmaker?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 15, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis just guaranteed $36 million to its latest partner hire.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Judge Slams O'Melveny in Sirius XM Copyright Brawl

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 15, 2014

Soon after swooping in to represent Sirius XM Radio in potentially industry-shaking copyright litigation, O'Melveny & Myers suffered a nasty setback when a judge ruled that newly-cited precedent trumpeted by the firm had been overruled 60 years ago. 

Fateful Reines Argument Ends in Partial Win

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

The Federal Circuit ruled Monday in a case argued by Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines that set events in motion leading to the resignation of Chief Judge Randall Rader.

Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

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

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

: New York Law Journal : December 08, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Should an Estate Professional Be Paid for Defending Fees?," "Detroit's Municipal Bankruptcy: An Uncertain Solution," "'Fairfield Sentry' and the Second Circuit's Latest on Jurisdiction" and "The Need for Greater Transparency in Municipal Bankruptcies."

Jones Day Beefs Up in Miami

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : December 08, 2014

Jones Day is expanding in Miami, its gateway to Latin America, with the addition of Hunton & Williams partners Paul Huck Jr. and Fradyn Suarez.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Setting Cyber Insurance Premiums

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 04, 2014

NIST, CISOs are important resources when calculating prices.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : December 04, 2014

Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was appointed chairman of The New York Public Library's board of trustees, among other recent appointments and honors.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Federal Circuit Pulls Plug on BlackBerry Fee Bid

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines won a victory Tuesday for client Mformation Software Technologies.

Sirius Hopes New Lawyers, Old Case Law Can Undo Copyright Rulings

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 02, 2014

Sirius XM Radio reacted to a string of courtroom losses by firing its law firms and bringing in new lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers. Can the firm reverse its client's fortunes by citing a ruling from radio's golden age?

U.S. Firms in London: Winners and Losers

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

One thing's certain: American firms are spending a lot of money on lateral hiring for their London offices. Who's getting their money's worth, and who's throwing good cash after bad? An in-depth look at the U.S. presence in the British financial capital.

Litigator of the Week: Daniel Scardino

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Daniel Scardino scores a $23.6 million verdict for his client MTel, which had filed patent infringement claims against iPhone manufacturer.

Kirkland's $8 Million Lateral

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

The firm spent big to lure Weil, Gotshal & Manges banking head Stephen Lucas.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Docket Watch: Facebook Threats and Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Dec. 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

Turning It Around

Mary Alice Robbins : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

A company's first-ever GC has had to help her company on many fronts.

Broadening Base of Desperate Clients Turn to IRAP for Help

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

In a ninth-floor office in lower Manhattan, thousands of miles from conflict zones in the Middle East and North Africa, a group of young lawyers provide legal advice via Skype and email to refugees desperate to escape war and chaos.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.