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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

Justices Return to Consider Facebook Threats, Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench December 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

'Unscented' Deodorants Don't Pass Sniff-Test, Suit Claims

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Shuchman : New Jersey Law Journal : November 25, 2014

A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey federal court against Ewing, N.J.-based Church & Dwight and other household products manufacturers, alleging "unscented" deodorants are anything but.

Identifying IP Risks in M&A and Tech Joint Ventures

Anne Cappella, Charan Sandhu and Brian Chang : Corporate Counsel : November 25, 2014

IP specialists on due diligence teams can look beyond materials in the data room to assess hidden IP risks and liabilities before a transaction is complete.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

$23.6 Million Verdict Against Apple in Patent Infringement Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 21, 2014

The iPhone manufacturer loses after a one-week trial in East Texas to plaintiff MTel, a Lewisville-based company known for pager technology.

Dealmakers of the Week: Cary Hyden and Paul Tosetti of Latham & Watkins

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

The two corporate partners led the deal for Latham & Watkins' representation of Allergan in a hotly contested takeover battle against Valeant Pharmaceuticals that ended with the company being bought by Actavis plc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Teams from Wachtell Lipton recently advised Halliburton on its $34.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover of oil field services rival Baker Hughes, and Allergan on its proposed $66 billion cash-and-stock sale to fellow pharmaceutical company Actavis.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

Wachtell Rides Allergan, Halliburton to $100 Billion Deal Day

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The Am Law 100's most profitable firm on a per partner basis took the lead on two big deals announced Monday: Halliburton's $34.6 billion acquisition of oil services rival Baker Hughes and Botox maker Allergan on its proposed $66 billion sale to Actavis. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 firms also had key roles on both transactions.

Sirius XM Suffers Another Loss in Turtles Copyright Crusade

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

In a decision that upsets the status quo for the music and copyright worlds, a New York federal judge ruled that the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have performance rights to their songs and can therefore sue for copyright infringement.

IN BRIEF: Boston Sentencing Delay

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

A federal judge has delayed sentencing for two friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a pending case testing a statute that criminalizes record destruction and falsification. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Intel Short Circuits Networking Patent Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Judge Claudia Wilken handed the chipmaker and a host of technology companies a complete win on summary judgment.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

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

Getting Too Close to Court Tarnishes Top Advocate

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

An email that seemed like a career highlight backfires for Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

News and Gossip Roundup

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 06, 2014

Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.

Federal Circuit Rebukes Reines over Rader Letter, Says Pair Swapped Gifts

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 05, 2014

Few compliments have ever backfired as ferociously as the email that former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader sent to Edward Reines, a leading patent litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Federal Circuit Reprimands Reines for Sharing Rader Compliments With Clients

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

Documents released Wednesday show the Weil Gotshal partner forwarded a laudatory email from the former chief judge to at least 35 current and prospective clients.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Disney Wins Round in Spider-Man Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 31, 2014

On the eve of Halloween, a federal judge in Reading, Pa., reasserted that Stan Lee Media Inc. doesn't own Spider-Man.

Banking Attorney to Serve on Jail Oversight Body

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 30, 2014

Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named to New York City's Board of Correction, one of three new appointees by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the nine-member board, which is empowered by the City Charter to set "minimal standards" for the city's jails.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

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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

Justices Return to Consider Facebook Threats, Pregnancy Discrimination

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : November 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench December 1 to begin hearing arguments in 12 cases and to hand down some decisions, finally.

'Unscented' Deodorants Don't Pass Sniff-Test, Suit Claims

Jennifer Genova and Lisa Shuchman : New Jersey Law Journal : November 25, 2014

A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey federal court against Ewing, N.J.-based Church & Dwight and other household products manufacturers, alleging "unscented" deodorants are anything but.

Identifying IP Risks in M&A and Tech Joint Ventures

Anne Cappella, Charan Sandhu and Brian Chang : Corporate Counsel : November 25, 2014

IP specialists on due diligence teams can look beyond materials in the data room to assess hidden IP risks and liabilities before a transaction is complete.

Newsmakers: Week of Nov. 24

: Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.

$23.6 Million Verdict Against Apple in Patent Infringement Case

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : November 21, 2014

The iPhone manufacturer loses after a one-week trial in East Texas to plaintiff MTel, a Lewisville-based company known for pager technology.

Dealmakers of the Week: Cary Hyden and Paul Tosetti of Latham & Watkins

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

The two corporate partners led the deal for Latham & Watkins' representation of Allergan in a hotly contested takeover battle against Valeant Pharmaceuticals that ended with the company being bought by Actavis plc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 20, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Teams from Wachtell Lipton recently advised Halliburton on its $34.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover of oil field services rival Baker Hughes, and Allergan on its proposed $66 billion cash-and-stock sale to fellow pharmaceutical company Actavis.

Sirius XM Ousts Weil, Taps O'Melveny in Copyright Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 18, 2014

After a string of adverse rulings in a battle over the rights to pre-1972 music, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has completely replaced its legal team with a squad of lawyers from O'Melveny & Myers, led by Daniel Petrocelli.

Wachtell Rides Allergan, Halliburton to $100 Billion Deal Day

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The Am Law 100's most profitable firm on a per partner basis took the lead on two big deals announced Monday: Halliburton's $34.6 billion acquisition of oil services rival Baker Hughes and Botox maker Allergan on its proposed $66 billion sale to Actavis. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 firms also had key roles on both transactions.

Sirius XM Suffers Another Loss in Turtles Copyright Crusade

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

In a decision that upsets the status quo for the music and copyright worlds, a New York federal judge ruled that the owners of pre-1972 sound recordings have performance rights to their songs and can therefore sue for copyright infringement.

IN BRIEF: Boston Sentencing Delay

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

A federal judge has delayed sentencing for two friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a pending case testing a statute that criminalizes record destruction and falsification. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Intel Short Circuits Networking Patent Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Judge Claudia Wilken handed the chipmaker and a host of technology companies a complete win on summary judgment.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

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

Getting Too Close to Court Tarnishes Top Advocate

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

An email that seemed like a career highlight backfires for Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines.

Am Law Trio Guzzles $1.25 Billion Beverage Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

Drinker Biddle, Paul Weiss and Paul Hastings advised on Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp.'s acquisition of DSS Group Inc., the parent company of direct-to-consumer water and coffee services provider DS Services of America Inc.

News and Gossip Roundup

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 06, 2014

Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.

Federal Circuit Rebukes Reines over Rader Letter, Says Pair Swapped Gifts

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 05, 2014

Few compliments have ever backfired as ferociously as the email that former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader sent to Edward Reines, a leading patent litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Federal Circuit Reprimands Reines for Sharing Rader Compliments With Clients

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

Documents released Wednesday show the Weil Gotshal partner forwarded a laudatory email from the former chief judge to at least 35 current and prospective clients.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Disney Wins Round in Spider-Man Suit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : October 31, 2014

On the eve of Halloween, a federal judge in Reading, Pa., reasserted that Stan Lee Media Inc. doesn't own Spider-Man.

Banking Attorney to Serve on Jail Oversight Body

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 30, 2014

Derrick Cephas, a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named to New York City's Board of Correction, one of three new appointees by Mayor Bill de Blasio to the nine-member board, which is empowered by the City Charter to set "minimal standards" for the city's jails.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.