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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, 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

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

It's not everyday that one company pays another company to take a business off its hands, but that's exactly what's happening with International Business Machines Corp.

IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to Take Over Chip Business

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Cravath, Hogan Lovells and Weil advise as IBM agrees to pay Santa Clara, Calif.-based Globalfoundries, Inc. $1.5 billion in cash to take on its money-losing semiconductor business, including manufacturing plants and intellectual property.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

: Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Federal Circuit Quibbles With Local Patent Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

Judge Pauline Newman wrote that a San Diego judge went too far in enforcing rules used for patent cases in two California districts.

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2014

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

Mark Hoenig

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Like the practice of law itself, pro-bono legal work can vary. Some attorneys spend much of their time preparing for the courtroom. Others focus on helping organizations develop the legal infrastructure needed to carry out their mission. The latter is Mark Hoenig's arena.

Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Legal Department Leads Freeport in New Direction

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

GC Builds Legal Department from Ground Up

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Simpson Thacher, Weil Advise on Blackstone Spinoff

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

Blackstone Group announced on Friday plans to spin off its financial advisory and Park Hill fund placement businesses and merge them with PJT Partners, an advisory firm founded by M&A star Paul Taubman. For legal counsel, PJT turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which is a longtime adviser to Taubman's former employer Morgan Stanley. Blackstone tapped Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Dealmakers of the Week: Skadden's Schnell and Chitwood

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A partners Paul Schnell and C. Michael Chitwood led the deal team advising medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. on its $12.2 billion cash-and-stock purchase of CareFusion Corp.

Jones Day's Dallas Office Tops Diversity Rankings

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

The Dallas Diversity Task Force describes its annual report as "a snapshot of the diversity of lawyers practicing at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas County."

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Becton, Dickinson and Company is buying CareFusion Corp. in the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries following the Affordable Care Act. Also, Encana Corp. is acquiring Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.3 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-Canada transaction in the exploration and production sector.

Four Firms Grab Roles on Gentiva's Kindred Combination

Wenxiong Zhang and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Gentiva Health Services, one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice companies, will be absorbed into Kindred Healthcare in a $1.8 billion cash, stock and debt deal that will create the country's largest rehabilitation and hospice services provider. Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig and Weil have landed lead roles on the transaction.

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

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

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feerick Center Honors

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 08, 2014

The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham University School of Law hosted its 2014 Awards and Benefit Reception on Monday.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 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.

Shut Out in Court, SAP Inks Deal To End Versata Patent Woes

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 07, 2014

After fighting for three years to undo a $391 million patent infringement verdict it lost to Versata Software Inc., SAP AG has finally thrown in the towel.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Am Law Firms Land Roles on BD's $12 Billion Health Care Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Skadden, Wachtell and Weil are advising on medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co.'s purchase of medical device maker CareFusion Corp., marking the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

2014 Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Notice to the bar.

NFL's DirecTV Deal Yields Gridiron Roles for Covington, Gibson Dunn

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

Covington & Burling is counseling the National Football League on an eight-year, $12 billion extension of its Sunday Ticket television deal with DirecTV, a key component of the satellite broadcaster's pending $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.

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.

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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

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

It's not everyday that one company pays another company to take a business off its hands, but that's exactly what's happening with International Business Machines Corp.

IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to Take Over Chip Business

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Cravath, Hogan Lovells and Weil advise as IBM agrees to pay Santa Clara, Calif.-based Globalfoundries, Inc. $1.5 billion in cash to take on its money-losing semiconductor business, including manufacturing plants and intellectual property.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

: Texas Lawyer : October 20, 2014

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Federal Circuit Quibbles With Local Patent Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

Judge Pauline Newman wrote that a San Diego judge went too far in enforcing rules used for patent cases in two California districts.

How Global 100 Firms Rate on Pro Bono Work

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : October 15, 2014

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

Mark Hoenig

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Like the practice of law itself, pro-bono legal work can vary. Some attorneys spend much of their time preparing for the courtroom. Others focus on helping organizations develop the legal infrastructure needed to carry out their mission. The latter is Mark Hoenig's arena.

Amkor Vows to Fight $128 Million Tessera Win, PTO Defeat

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 14, 2014

Last week ended on a decidedly sour note for Amkor Technology, a contract chip assembler that's been locked in endless litigation with semiconductor IP company Tessera Technologies. But the news was all good for Tessera and its lawyers at Irell & Manella.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Legal Department Leads Freeport in New Direction

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

GC Builds Legal Department from Ground Up

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : October 13, 2014

Simpson Thacher, Weil Advise on Blackstone Spinoff

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

Blackstone Group announced on Friday plans to spin off its financial advisory and Park Hill fund placement businesses and merge them with PJT Partners, an advisory firm founded by M&A star Paul Taubman. For legal counsel, PJT turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which is a longtime adviser to Taubman's former employer Morgan Stanley. Blackstone tapped Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Dealmakers of the Week: Skadden's Schnell and Chitwood

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom M&A partners Paul Schnell and C. Michael Chitwood led the deal team advising medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co. on its $12.2 billion cash-and-stock purchase of CareFusion Corp.

Jones Day's Dallas Office Tops Diversity Rankings

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : October 09, 2014

The Dallas Diversity Task Force describes its annual report as "a snapshot of the diversity of lawyers practicing at the 20 largest law firms in Dallas County."

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Becton, Dickinson and Company is buying CareFusion Corp. in the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries following the Affordable Care Act. Also, Encana Corp. is acquiring Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.3 billion in the largest-ever U.S.-Canada transaction in the exploration and production sector.

Four Firms Grab Roles on Gentiva's Kindred Combination

Wenxiong Zhang and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Gentiva Health Services, one of the nation's largest home health care and hospice companies, will be absorbed into Kindred Healthcare in a $1.8 billion cash, stock and debt deal that will create the country's largest rehabilitation and hospice services provider. Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn, Greenberg Traurig and Weil have landed lead roles on the transaction.

Fee Tracker: Bingham, Fried Frank Bag Old Mutual IPO Roles

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

Initial public offerings for such companies as British insurer Old Mutual's Boston-based asset management arm and Royal Bank of Scotland-backed Citizens Financial helped fill the coffers of firms such as Bingham, Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk and Fried Frank while Detroit's bankruptcy continued to be a boon to Jones Day and Honigman. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to examine $4.1 million in Baker Botts bankruptcy fees in our latest look at notable legal billings from throughout The Am Law 200.

Feerick Center Honors

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 08, 2014

The Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham University School of Law hosted its 2014 Awards and Benefit Reception on Monday.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : October 08, 2014

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Head Count Moves in Opposite Extremes at Patton Boggs, Stinson Leonard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 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.

Shut Out in Court, SAP Inks Deal To End Versata Patent Woes

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 07, 2014

After fighting for three years to undo a $391 million patent infringement verdict it lost to Versata Software Inc., SAP AG has finally thrown in the towel.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Am Law Firms Land Roles on BD's $12 Billion Health Care Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2014

Skadden, Wachtell and Weil are advising on medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Co.'s purchase of medical device maker CareFusion Corp., marking the latest in a record-setting series of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

2014 Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Notice to the bar.

NFL's DirecTV Deal Yields Gridiron Roles for Covington, Gibson Dunn

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

Covington & Burling is counseling the National Football League on an eight-year, $12 billion extension of its Sunday Ticket television deal with DirecTV, a key component of the satellite broadcaster's pending $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.

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.