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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

New Partners: Meland Russin & Budwick

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

When 'Exceptional' Isn't Good

Scott Graham : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

A patent assertion firm, in this case, hopes a judge finds otherwise.

Despite Plaintiffs Verdict, Long Road Seen in Risperdal Cases

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 27, 2015

The $2.5 million verdict awarded to the plaintiff in the first Risperdal case to go to trial in Philadelphia built momentum for the plaintiffs in the litigation, attorneys said, but it is not a nail in the coffin for Janssen Pharmaceuticals' defense.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Paul Hastings' Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Paul Hastings' gross revenue passed surpassed $1 billion mark, with gross revenue increasing by 6.3 percent, revenue per lawyer growing by 8 percent and partner profits and partner profits increasing by 8.5 percent. At the same time, the firm's total number of lawyers was down by 16, though the number of partners increased by seven.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

Settlement Awards Weil $16M in Antitrust Litigation

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

A judge has awarded Weil, Gotshal & Manges $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC LLC.

$2.5M Verdict Awarded in First Phila. Risperdal Trial

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 25, 2015

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $2.5 million to the plaintiff in the first of roughly 1,250 Risperdal mass-tort cases in the city's courts.

Closings in Risperdal Focus on Experts

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 23, 2015

Closing arguments in the first trial of Philadelphia's Risperdal mass-tort actions focused largely on attacking the testimony and backgrounds of the experts.

From 3L to In-house

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : February 23, 2015

Hewlett-Packard's general counsel says he's really pleased with his department's program to hire and train young lawyers. So why is he hoping he loses one?

Weil Snags $16M Award in SESAC Antitrust Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

When Weil, Gotshal & Manges gets pulled into an antitrust class action, it's usually playing defense. But a bit of role-reversal paid off for Weil this week, when a judge awarded the firm $16 million in class counsel fees and signed off on a $58.5 million settlement it negotiated with the performance rights organization SESAC.

No Sanctions, but No Relief for Sirius XM in Copyright Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 20, 2015

A California federal judge on Thursday rejected dueling Hail Mary motions by both sides in a key battle over copyrights to pre-1972 recordings.

Pediatric Psychiatrist Talks Studies, Side Effects in Risperdal Trial

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : February 17, 2015

A pediatric psychiatrist testified in the Risperdal trial Feb. 13 that the drug was the best option for treating the plaintiff's autism-related outbursts and that the risks of gynecomastia were adequately stated in the drug's warning label.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Advise on Harris' Buy of Defense Contractor

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of M&A deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms advising on Harris Corp.'s $4.75 billion buy of Exelis, Inc.; Rite Aid's $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Envision Pharmaceutical Services; and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s $1.76 billion acquisition of five hotel properties from a group of sellers. Latham led the way in terms of deal volume and transaction size.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Does Cheap Oil Mean More Bankruptcy Work?

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Texas Lawyer asked Lydia Protopapas, a longtime bankruptcy attorney and partner with Winston & Strawn, to discuss whether today's volatile oil and gas prices will translate into more bankruptcy cases being filed in Texas in the future.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: For Sidley, It's Another Year of Growth

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2015

Sidley Austin's financials were up on all counts last year, with gross revenue climbing 9.5 percent, to $1.753 billion, and revenue per lawyer increasing 5.3 percent, to $995,000. Profit per partner improved 6.1 percent, to $1.99 million, while net income rose 11.2 percent, to $608 million.

Q&A: Weil's Jonathan Polkes on Marsh's Showdown with Former Execs

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 09, 2015

Until Polkes' recent victory in a case against Marsh & McLennan, New York's federal courts hadn't ruled squarely on a big issue for employers: Can a company being probed for potential wrongdoing legally fire employees because they refuse to cooperate with an internal investigation?

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 9

: Texas Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Ryan Roberts has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in its Dallas office. Roberts is a member of the firm's tax, benefits and executive compensation department.

In-House Counsel Profile: Godiva Chocolatier Inc.'s Jon Drucker

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.

Am Law 100 Firms Tune In For RadioShack Bankruptcy

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

The music finally stopped at RadioShack late Thursday, as Jones Day grabbed a lead role for the 94-year-old consumer electronics retailer as it began bankruptcy proceedings in Delaware. The Fort Worth-based company has agreed to sell 1,500 stores to Sprint and hedge fund shareholder Standard General in a Chapter 11 case that's also yielded roles for Debevoise & Plimpton and Pepper Hamilton.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Advise on Pfizer's Bid for Hospira

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms working on a $15.2 billion pharmaceutical transaction between Pfizer and Hospira; a $10.54 billion telecom deal between Frontier and Verizon; a $7.3 billion asset sale by building material manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge; and a $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot.

Staples Agrees to Buy Office Depot for About $6.3 Billion

: Bloomberg : February 04, 2015

Staples Inc. announced plans to buy Office Depot Inc. for about $6.3 billion, forging a deal that will reduce the U.S. office-supply industry to a single major chain and test the limits of antitrust regulators.

Litigation Boutique Adds Partner, Opens Second Office

Max Mitchell : Delaware Law Weekly : February 04, 2015

The law firm headed by Theodore A. Kittila, who was last year's runner-up for state attorney general, has doubled in size.

As Oil Prices Go Down, Will Lawyers' Workload Go Up?

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Texas Lawyer asked Lydia Protopapas, a longtime bankruptcy attorney and partner with Winston & Strawn, to discuss whether today's volatile oil and gas prices will translate into more bankruptcy cases being filed in Texas in the future.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

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

Proposed Diversity Standards Under Dodd-Frank

Jeffrey S. Klein and Nicholas J. Pappas : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

In their Employment Law Column, Jeffrey S. Klein and Nicholas J. Pappas summarize Section 342 of Dodd-Frank and the proposed standards of the agencies tasked with implementing congressional objectives. They also discuss the first step regulated entities should take in seeking to comply with these proposed standards.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

Will Weil's Latest Victory Stick in Denture Glue MDL?

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 02, 2015

Weil, Gotshal & Manges just keeps chipping away at 6-year-old allegations that Procter & Gamble's Fixodent denture glue causes neurological damage.

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015