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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,063
  • Gross Revenues: $1,164,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,095,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,520,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has 1063 attorneys and is the 21st largest firm in the United States.  With $1,164,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 19th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 25th 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 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 19 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 20 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 16 -8 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 43 -27 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 29 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 45 2 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 59 23 Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day, Bracewell and Others Advise $4B Pipeline Deal

Lizzy McLellan : Texas Lawyer : July 11, 2016

A group of attorneys from Jones Day, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Troutman Sanders and Balch & Bingham are representing Southern Co. in the planned acquisition from Kinder Morgan of a 50 percent equity interest in the Southern Natural Gas pipeline system.

Judge Says Suit to Continue Over Crashed Art Exhibit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 07, 2016

A fight over the 2012 collapse of a Central Park art installation using a Piper Seneca II airplane will proceed to trial.

Deal Watch: White & Case Tops First-Half Transactional Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

Those controversial deal tables are out again, with White & Case, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell all jockeying for position as the quarterly so-called King of M&A.

NYLJ Announces Its Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : July 07, 2016

The New York Law Journal announces the 2016 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Sept. 20.

T&E Practices Still Kicking at Midsized New Jersey Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 06, 2016

Celebrity deaths and estate tax repeal efforts have a way of raising the profile of trusts and estate practices. Both of those have been in the news this year, and both highlight the fact that many top law firms turned away from those practices. But at midsized firms in New Jersey, T&E was never dead and buried, practitioners say.

David DeVeau Had to Dabble in Family Law for a $3 Billion Deal

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2016

When Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. was trying to acquire Hiland Partners in 2015, David R. DeVeau, the company's vice president and general counsel, had to bone up on an area of law that previously had been unfamiliar to him.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Client Has No Claim to Lawyer's Communication With Firm GC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2016

Discussions between a law firm's attorneys and the firm's general counsel about ethical obligations in representing a client can be withheld from the client based on attorney-client privilege, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday.

Big Suits

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 01, 2016

Austin Shareholder Appointed Chair of Firm's Litigation Department; Plus Other 'On The Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2016

James Ruiz, an Austin shareholder in Winstead, has been appointed chair of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution department. The department has more than six practice groups with more than 100 attorneys.

Client Has No Claim to Lawyer's Communication With Firm GC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2016

Discussions between a law firm's attorneys and the firm's general counsel about ethical obligations in representing a client can be withheld from the client based on attorney-client privilege, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Punch Ticket on $4.4 Billion Film Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.

The Champ and His Lawyers

: The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Muhammad Ali's attorneys recall being impressed, entertained and moved by their client.

IP Boutique Tensegrity Law Raises Associate Salaries

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 23, 2016

The IP boutique will pay first-years $180,000 to start.

Community Service Recognized

: New York Law Journal : June 22, 2016

Richard Davis, who was a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges for 30 years before starting his own practice, received the New York State Bar Association's Root/Stimson Award at the House of Delegates meeting on Saturday.

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

5 Steps to Safeguarding Your Most Sensitive Data

Mark Stevens, Digital Guardian : Legaltech News : June 17, 2016

These steps will help your firm comply with increasingly complex requirements while protecting sensitive client data from cybercriminals.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Derivative Suit Over Lululemon Stock Price Drop Is Tossed

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 16, 2016

Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard on Tuesday dismissed a shareholder derivative suit challenging allegedly suspicious trades the chairman of lululemon athletica made ahead of a steep decline in company stock, saying the claims were barred because a nearly identical case in New York has been fully adjudicated.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Staples, Office Depot Lawyers Resist Demands for Fees in Merger Case

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

Consumer protection lawyers for Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia were mere spectators as federal regulators challenged Staples' proposed $6.3 billion purchase of Office Depot and should not be entitled to tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, the companies tell a federal judge in Washington.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

Baker Botts Bags Role on Another Big Energy Bankruptcy

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 08, 2016

Less than a week after Baker Botts saw a former energy industry restructuring client retain a rival for its second bankruptcy filing in six months, the firm picked up a lead Chapter 11 role for Seventy Seven Energy Inc. on its bankruptcy case.

Big Firms Move to Match Cravath Associate Pay Boost

MP McQueen and Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

At least four large New York firms have moved quickly to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. And some consultants say more big firms will follow suit.

Akin Gump Bests Baker Botts for Hercules 'Chapter 22' Role

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : June 06, 2016

Roughly seven months after Baker Botts helped client Hercules Offshore Inc. emerge from Chapter 11, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is advising the Houston-based offshore oilfield services company on its "Chapter 22" bankruptcy filing.

Ali's Lawyers, Counsel to The Champ, Recall Representing The Greatest

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2016

Billions around the world have felt the death of Muhammad Ali, a legendary boxer who turned himself into a global icon. Not surprisingly, a man who made a living with his fists—but became known for his words—employed more than a few lawyers in his lifetime.