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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

Legal Aid Society Awards

: New York Law Journal : May 22, 2015

The Legal Aid Society of New York held its 2015 annual awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Wednesday to recognize the legal community's mission of equal access to justice for all.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

They're Coming Up: ACC's Top In-House 30-Somethings

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 22, 2015

The Association of Corporate Counsel announced its "Top 10 30-Somethings" list, recognizing the outstanding achievements of in-house counsel between the ages of 30 and 39.

Nature of Bankruptcy Work Changing Amid Filing Declines

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Bankruptcy counseling—referred to by one attorney as "an industry in consolidation"—has always been a cyclical business, but the steady, years-long decline in new cases has required lawyers to rethink their practices to some extent.

US vs. UK: Which Firms Have the Best India Practices?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 18, 2015

A new ranking from London-based RSG Consulting shows that U.S. firms continue to take market share in India, challenging the dominant position once held by their U.K. peers.

No Securities Fraud in Lululemon Missteps, Court Affirms

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 17, 2015

The business press may never tire of reminding Lululemon Athletica about its see-through yoga pants debacle. But for the securities class action plaintiffs bar, Lululemon is proving to be an elusive target.

Tensegrity DQ'ed in Suit Against Former Weil Client

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 15, 2015

Matthew Powers and Steven Cherensky can't continue in a case that pit them against a former client and their former firm.

Dealmaker of the Week: Frederick Green of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

Frederick Green, co-chair of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' transactions practice, took the lead for Verizon Communications on its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.

Sidley Austin Snags Simpson Thacher's LA Leader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Daniel Clivner, managing partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Los Angeles office, is poised to leave the firm to open a Century City office for Sidley Austin as the latter prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary in the city. Clivner, 51, will serve as co-head of Sidley's Los Angeles outposts.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Split Appeals Panel Rejects Two-Party Patent Infringement

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 13, 2015

The majority opinion that a single party must carry out all steps to infringe leaves a "gaping hole" in liability, wrote Judge Kimberly Moore.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The American Lawyer announced this week the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.

Physicians Reach $11.5 Million Settlement With Insurer

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 12, 2015

A lawsuit filed by physicians and the Connecticut State Medical Society against United Healthcare that has been pending for nearly 15 years has finally settled for $11.5 million.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

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

Litigators of the Week: Jeffrey Bucholtz and Kenneth Steinthal of King & Spalding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 07, 2015

As the music industry struggles to adapt to an endless stream of tunes online, Bucholtz and Steinthal reminded ASCAP and the major music publishers of the limits of their clout.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

EEOC Goes to Bat Over Duty to Investigate

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 04, 2015

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that judges can review the EEOC's efforts to resolve employment bias disputes before suing, a federal appeals court will weigh another aspect of the agency's pre-suit obligations.

A Challenging Year at Cadwalader

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 03, 2015

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

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Michael Aiello of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 01, 2015

Aiello, chairman of the corporate department at Weil, advised information management company Iron Mountain Inc. in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Australia's Recall Holdings Ltd.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Dealmaker of the Year: Marilyn French of Weil, Gotshal & Manges

: The American Lawyer : April 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.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Weil Advises Iron Mountain on $2.1B Aussie Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 29, 2015

The Boston-based data storage company has struck a deal to buy Australia's Recall Holdings, with Sidley Austin acting for the target.

Firms Seek New Ways to Respond to Shrinking Bankruptcy Filings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 29, 2015

With bankruptcy filings down 12 percent at the end of March compared with a year ago, firms with bankruptcy practices are increasingly working with clients on out-of-court restructurings as well as focusing their efforts on financially troubled industries.

Valley Applauds More Measured Patent Reform Proposal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 29, 2015

Bipartisan legislation in the Senate includes protection for universities and early-stage investors.

Weil Gotshal Partner, Titan of the Bankruptcy Bar, Dies

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Harvey Miller, who is credited as the most prominent bankruptcy attorney in the country and with developing the modern bankruptcy practice, died on Monday after a brief battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.