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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Weil, Gotshal & Manges ranked as the 19th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, FL, KY, London, MA, NJ, NY, Paris, 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

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 1

: Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.

Winning Women: Mandy Price

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Mandy Price was the lead associate on Weil, Gotshal & Manges teams that represented the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners in a $593 million sale of its assets to the Rangers Baseball Express and the sale of the Dallas Stars and all of its hockey-related assets.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, , practitioners discuss the court's significant holdings from the past term, effective oral arguments, preserving issues for appeal, and more.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judges Toy With One-Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

But William Rooklidge of Jones Day says there's still a divide over how to move forward when one side's damages theories don't add up.

MFormation Won't See Dime of $147 Million Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel led by Chief Judge Sharon Prost said the district judge was right to wipe out a verdict against Research in Motion.

RIM Won't Have To Pay $147M Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel upheld the elimination of a verdict against Research in Motion won by former business partner mFormation.

Judges Toy With One Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

Facing increasing waves of Daubert motions, judges can't seem to agree on the penalties to impose when the challenges succeed.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business. Also, FleetCor Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy electronic payment processing company Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Vivendi Takes Aim at Remains of $9.3B Shareholder Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in already helped slash a rare securities class action jury verdict against Vivendi. Now the company's lawyers at Weil and Cravath are busy trying to bury what's left of the spoils.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

DealWatch: Alston Advises Payments Company FleetCor on $3.45 Billion Acquisition of Comdata

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 15, 2014

Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Alston & Bird, Weil Advise on FleetCor's Comdata Buy

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

FleetCor, a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products, has agreed to acquire Comdata Inc. from Ceridian LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.45 billion in its largest deal ever.

Weil, Fenwick Assist on Telstra Buyout of Ooyala

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 12, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jane Ross led a team advising telecom giant Telstra Corp. on the $270 million acquisition.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : August 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Weil Snags Bankruptcy Partner From Rival Kirkland & Ellis

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis confirmed on Friday that Ray Schrock is leaving the firm. Weil in turn picks up a high-profile partner for its signature bankruptcy practice at a time when it has seen a steady wave of firm departures.

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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

Newsmakers: Week of Sept. 1

: Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.

Winning Women: Mandy Price

John Council : Texas Lawyer : September 01, 2014

Mandy Price was the lead associate on Weil, Gotshal & Manges teams that represented the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners in a $593 million sale of its assets to the Rangers Baseball Express and the sale of the Dallas Stars and all of its hockey-related assets.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Steps into Uncharted Territory

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 30, 2014

The city's proposed plan to emerge from bankruptcy is fraught with complexities. Among the issues to be argued by several Am Law firms during the six-week trial, which begins Tuesday, is whether securities holders insured by Syncora Guarantee Inc. are getting their fair share.

Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 29, 2014

Don't mess with Texas women lawyers. That's the takeaway from a long list of accomplishments racked up by this group of outstanding female attorneys.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Court of Appeals and Appellate Practice

: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, , practitioners discuss the court's significant holdings from the past term, effective oral arguments, preserving issues for appeal, and more.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judges Toy With One-Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

But William Rooklidge of Jones Day says there's still a divide over how to move forward when one side's damages theories don't add up.

MFormation Won't See Dime of $147 Million Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel led by Chief Judge Sharon Prost said the district judge was right to wipe out a verdict against Research in Motion.

RIM Won't Have To Pay $147M Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel upheld the elimination of a verdict against Research in Motion won by former business partner mFormation.

Judges Toy With One Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

Facing increasing waves of Daubert motions, judges can't seem to agree on the penalties to impose when the challenges succeed.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business. Also, FleetCor Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy electronic payment processing company Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Vivendi Takes Aim at Remains of $9.3B Shareholder Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in already helped slash a rare securities class action jury verdict against Vivendi. Now the company's lawyers at Weil and Cravath are busy trying to bury what's left of the spoils.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 18, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Dealmaker of the Week: Weil's Michael Aiello

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Aiello led the way for Weil Gotshal & Manges' legal team advising Kinder Morgan Inc. on its $44 billion deal to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management into the third-largest energy company in the U.S.

DealWatch: Alston Advises Payments Company FleetCor on $3.45 Billion Acquisition of Comdata

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 15, 2014

Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.

At Kirkland, Another Hire Amid Steady Stream of Departures

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 14, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis has hired again in Houston, adding former Baker Botts associate David Castro Jr. as a partner. But while the firm continues to make headlines on the transactional and lateral fronts, it's also dealing with the loss of more than 50 partners since the start of this year, many of whom have left its IP group.

Alston & Bird, Weil Advise on FleetCor's Comdata Buy

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

FleetCor, a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products, has agreed to acquire Comdata Inc. from Ceridian LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.45 billion in its largest deal ever.

Weil, Fenwick Assist on Telstra Buyout of Ooyala

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 12, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jane Ross led a team advising telecom giant Telstra Corp. on the $270 million acquisition.

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 11

: Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.

Billionaire Streamlines Pipeline Empire To Target Rivals

: Bloomberg : August 11, 2014

Houston billionaire Richard Kinder's strategy will open up $1.5 trillion in potential purchases and expansion projects.

Bracewell, Weil on $70 Billion Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 11, 2014

A massive energy deal sizzles during the dog days of summer.

Four Firms Contort to Lululemon Stake Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Choate Hall, DLA Piper, Weil and Vancouver's McCullough O'Connor Irwin are advising on an $845 million deal that sees Dennis "Chip" Wilson, the billionaire founder of Lululemon Athletica, sell half of his 27.7 percent stake in the yoga apparel retailer to private equity firm Advent International. The move averts a potential proxy fight at Lululemon and comes nine months after Wilson made controversial comments about the body size of the company's predominantly female customers.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."

Kinder Morgan Consolidates Partnerships in $44 Billion Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2014

Four Am Law 100 advise as U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc. buys all the outstanding stock of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP for $44 billion in stock and cash, consolidating the four entities into one publicly traded corporation.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Weil Snags Bankruptcy Partner From Rival Kirkland & Ellis

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis confirmed on Friday that Ray Schrock is leaving the firm. Weil in turn picks up a high-profile partner for its signature bankruptcy practice at a time when it has seen a steady wave of firm departures.