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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

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Former FDA Commissioner Says J&J Knew About Risperdal Dangers

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2015

Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessler testified Thursday in Philadelphia's first Risperdal trial that Johnson & Johnson knew about the drug's ability to raise levels of the hormone that causes male breast growth.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

Why Pay the Rack Rate?

Katelyn Polantz : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

A survey by the National Law Journal finds that law firm billing rates continue to rise—but firms are offering clients more alternative to the traditional hourly rate.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

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

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Weil Helps Marsh & McLennan Dodge Claims by Former Execs

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2015

In tossing contract claims by two former Marsh & McLennan executives, a judge in New York signaled that companies facing government probes can reasonably expect employees to cooperate with internal investigations even if they risk self-incrimination.

Newsmakers: Week of Jan. 26

: Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.

First Risperdal Trial in Philadelphia Begins

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2015

Opening arguments in the first trial of Philadelphia's Risperdal mass-tort actions began Jan. 23 with attorneys squaring off over whether the drug's maker failed to warn patients about the risk of male breast growth associated with taking the medication.

California Appeal Looms Over Sirius Copyright Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2015

Courtroom setbacks for Sirius XM Radio spawned a fresh wave of copyright lawsuits last week. But Sirius could begin to reverse the plaintiffs' momentum if a California appeals court grants the company's pending plea for intervention.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

Patton Boggs Cofounder Donates 100 Works to North Carolina Museum

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2015

James Patton Jr., founder of the Am Law 100 firm formerly known as Patton Boggs, has donated 100 works from his contemporary art collection to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The 86-year-old chaired Patton Boggs' art committee, which created the firm's own extensive collection, one that Patton believes contributed to its culture and attracted clients.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Weil Sees 'Strong Rebound Year'

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

After two consecutive years of profits per equity partner dipping by high single digits, Weil, Gotshal & Manges is reporting a 16.5 percent upswing for 2014, with PPP climbing to $2.4 million from $2.065 million—a level not seen since 2011.

Supreme Court Changes Rules for Patent Claim Construction

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

Putting an end to pure de novo review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 7-2, Tuesday that the factual findings of district judges cannot be overruled absent clear error.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Kirkland, Jones Day in Caesars Bankruptcy Showdown

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2015

Two of the country's top bankruptcy lawyers—Kirkland & Ellis' James Sprayregen and Jones Day's Bruce Bennett—are facing off in the Chapter 11 case of a subsidiary of casino and gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corp.

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

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

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Citing 1878 Burglary Case, Panel Affirms Conviction

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

A Manhattan appeals court narrowly affirmed a residential burglary conviction Tuesday, even though the defendant had been locked inside the basement of an Upper West Side building and could not access the apartments above.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Skadden Once Again Steals the Show in M&A Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2015

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom took the top spot in three separate, year-end M&A rankings based on deal value issued by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Other Am Law 100 firms filling the number two and three legal adviser spots, in varying order, include: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Weil Blasts NPE Tactics After Patent Win for Adobe

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 07, 2015

In motion for 'exceptional case' fees, Weil Gotshal partner Edward Reines says Digital Reg of Texas prolonged litigation with unreasonable damages reports.

Second Circuit Rules Utilities Can Allow Eruv Markers

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015

It is not a violation of the First Amendment for a utility to contract with a Jewish religious group to allow it to attach strips of wood or plastic to utility poles to create symbolic boundaries for certain members of the Jewish faith, the Second Circuit ruled yesterday.

A Bad Precedent Trips Up O'Melveny in a Big IP Case

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Brought on to represent Sirius in a copyright fight, the firm makes a rookie mistake.

Billing Rates Rise, Discounts Abound

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The price of a billable hour has risen by more than 10 percent in four years, as large corporate law firms focused on their most expensive work and saved clients' money elsewhere.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy; U.S. v. Weil; Takata Air Bag Litigation; In re Whirlpool Washer Product Liability Litigation

Not Looking So Good

David Bario : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

A lawyer is reprimanded for flaunting his friendship with an influential judge.

Unhappy Together

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

Sirius XM loses another Turtles skirmish over copyright infringement.

January Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015