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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has 1072 attorneys and is the 20th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,151,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 20th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 26th 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 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 Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

More Law Firms Take Aim at Associate Student Loan Debt

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

At least three law firms are now working with First Republic Bank to help their associates pay down hundreds of thousands in law school debt at reduced rates. Dozens of others are working with nontraditional lenders such as SoFi to implement similar programs.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council; Sanofi SA Securities Class Action; Suture Express v. Cardinal Health; In re DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

INADMISSIBLE: New Pro Bono CEO Led Corporate Push

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The Pro Bono Institute has named Eve Runyon as its new president and CEO, following the death of the group's founder and longtime leader Esther Lardent on April 4. Plus more in this week's column.

Firms With NJ Branches Perform (Mostly) Well in Am Law 100

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 25, 2016

As in years past, there are no New Jersey homegrown firms among the 100 highest-grossing in the U.S. But of list, released April 25 by Law Journal affiliate The American Lawyer, includes numerous firms with significant number of "boots on the ground" in the state.

What the Panama Papers Tells Us About Cloud-Based E-Discovery

Hal Marcus, Recommind : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

Data security is a key driver for migrating discovery to the cloud, but what should legal ops leaders be looking for?

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Four firms announce new additions, while Littler Mendelson announces new co-chairs of the firm's financial services industry group and Skadden names six new partners.

Sending Data to the Afterlife: When's the Right Time to Delete?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 20, 2016

An ACEDS 2016 E-Discovery Conference panel discussed the dangers of not deleting useless data and provided practical tips to better information governance.

FTC Lawyer Aims to Make Staples Pay for Not Putting Up Defense

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : April 19, 2016

In closing arguments over Staples' proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot, an FTC lawyer said Tuesday that the government proved its case by a "long shot."

Top 10 Tips for Acing Summer Associate Interviews

Joshua Amsel and Jackie Cohen : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

Joshua Amsel and Jackie Cohen, co-chairs of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Professional Hiring and Steering Committee, share their top tips for students when preparing for their law firm interviews, as well as mistakes they regularly see that can easily be avoided.

Ex-Locke Lord Staffer Sentenced for Hacking Firm Computers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A former IT engineer at the firm got nine years for a cyberattack in 2011. Plus: A plaintiffs lawyer files the first of several promised law firm cybersecurity class actions.

Law Schools

: New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Ask What the Bar Can Do for Law Schools," "Top 10 Tips for Acing Summer Associate Interviews," "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers to Handle New Digital Problems," "Debunking Four Myths About Law Firm Job Offers" and "Can Social Media Networking Help Your Job Search?"

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

How to Ensure Data Security in Cross-Border E-Discovery

Scott Herber, VIA, and David Moncure, Shell Oil Company : Legaltech News : April 14, 2016

It's time for counsel to move toward creating more sophisticated and secure methods of international data management, two experts write.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 13, 2016

Six firms announce new additions, including Loeb & Loeb, where Philippe Manteau will serve as chair of the Western Europe corporate practice.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Q&A: Orrick Chair Takes Stock After Strategic Shifts

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

After three years on the job, Mitchell Zuklie talks about what's changed since he took over the reins of the firm from longtime leader Ralph Baxter.

Weil Sews Up Patent Win for Adobe

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 08, 2016

Two days after arguing before the Federal Circuit, partner Ed Reines secured summary affirmance of the company's defense verdict and attorney fee award against Digital Reg of Texas.

Lawyers Ready to Reap Work From Federal Trade Secrets Act

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 08, 2016

Putting trade secrets on the same playing field as patents, trademarks and copyrights makes sense to Valley lawyers like James Pooley. But some say seizure provisions set the stage for "trade secrets trolls."

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

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

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

For Legal, More Pitfalls than Praise In Panama Papers 'Ethical Hacking'

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 06, 2016

Deemed the biggest breach in history, the Panama Papers shines a spotlight on the rise of many law firms' unpreparedness and susceptibility to ethical hacking

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyering Helped Ease Pain of Pfizer's $160B Breakup

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

The demise of a controversial tax inversion deal with Allergan may have frustrated Pfizer, but it doesn't leave the U.S. drug giant that much poorer.

Reports Disclose Law Firms Targeted by Hackers

Nell Gluckman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

While it's no secret that law firms are often targeted by cyber criminals seeking sensitive client information, it's rare for breaches to become public. But not this week.

Experts: GCs Are Aghast Over Hacks at Top Law Firms

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : March 31, 2016

A general counsel often has some control over cybersecurity efforts within her corporation. But several cybercrimes reported this week show that now she needs to scrutinize the company's outside law firms as well.