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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 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 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

Tax Law

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "New York's Unitary Combined Reporting Rules: Guidance Is Needed," "Leveling the Playing Field for Community Developers," "FATCA in a Nutshell for Foreign Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries" and "Obtaining a Higher Tax Basis: Acquisition Strategy or Trap?"

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Weil Poaches Freshfield Partner for Shanghai Office

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 02, 2015

Charles Ching is relocating from Hong Kong to join the U.S. firm's China practice.

Will India Open the Door to Foreign Lawyers?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Laterals, new arrivals and promotions in this week's column.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Davis Polk Emails Undercut the Government's Defense in AIG Case

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ruling in litigation over the 2008 bailout of American International Group, a judge cites formerly privileged emails from Davis Polk & Wardwell lawyers to bolster his criticism of the federal government's actions.

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Sparks More Than 40 Class Actions

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 23, 2015

More than 40 class actions have been filed over last month's highly publicized fight between Floyd Mayweather and Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, alleging that the boxers, their promoters and the cable networks airing the match misled viewers about the “Fight of the Century.”

O'Melveny Gets Win in Florida for Sirius XM

Zoe Ferguson : The Litigation Daily : June 22, 2015

In a turn of events, Sirius XM Radio and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers convinced a Florida judge that the founders of the 60s rock group the Turtles can't stop the radio company from playing their music.

Newsmakers: Week of June 22

: Texas Lawyer : June 19, 2015

Gemma Descoteaux, a Dallas shareholder in Polsinelli's corporate and transactional practice, has been appointed by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of Association for Corporate Growth to be its Women in ACG DFW chairwoman.

Paul Weiss Surges Ahead on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 18, 2015

Despite the ho-hum results for law firm growth on this year's NLJ 350, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison attained standout status.

Court Trims Claims Against Dow in Chemical Dispute

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 17, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery has whittled down the claims against Dow Chemical Co. in a suit over a failed joint development agreement with Akzo Nobel Coatings.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

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

Ex-Weil Partner Named Wall St. Watchdog's Interim Chief

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

As the wait for a permanent successor to Benjamin Lawsky continues, it will fall to his deputy, former Weil partner Anthony Albanese, to keep the banks on their toes as acting head of New York's Department of Financial Services.

Colt Targets O'Melveny As Debt Forces Bankruptcy Filing

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : June 15, 2015

Long after the Colt .45 tamed the American West, Samuel Colt's namesake company is waving the white flag in a showdown with its creditors.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 11, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Rajah & Tann Boosts Team in Bangkok

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 10, 2015

David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.

Associate Hiring Stood Still at Firms Last Year

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

The number of junior lawyers fell by 27 on the entire NLJ 350, dropping 0.04 percent.

Athletes Can't Reprise Hausfeld Win in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 05, 2015

While Michael Hausfeld presses for massive class action fees in California, a similar case over the use of college players' likenesses has fizzled in Tennessee.

American Realty Capital Properties Ex-GC Rejoins Duane Morris

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 05, 2015

Richard Silfen has left his role as general counsel at the embattled American Realty Capital Properties to rejoin his former firm, Duane Morris.

Federal Circuit Gets Its Wonk On in Prenatal Patent Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

In arguments pitting lawyers from Weil Gotshal and Irell & Manella, the panel wrestled with nitty-gritty questions of appealability and jurisdiction.