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Wiley Rein LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 277
  • Gross Revenues: $232,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $840,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,195,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Wiley Rein is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wiley Rein has 277 attorneys and is the 157th largest firm in the United States.  With $232,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 128th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2006 Global 100 survey, Wiley Rein ranked as the 77th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 128 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 157 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 91 -13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 111 15 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 105 -105 Summer programs

In the News

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Lawyers See Practices Take Off Alongside Jet Sales

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 27, 2014

Private jets are back in style, which is good news for aviation attorneys like Pillsbury's Thomas Zimmer.

'Sprinkles' Cupcake Company Settles Trademark Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 23, 2014

National cupcake chain Sprinkles has reached a confidential settlement with a Maryland ice cream shop and bakery that filed trademark infringement claims.

Drone Practices Take Off at Hogan Lovells, MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster are the latest Am Law firms to launch new practice groups focused on drones in the race to claim an early stake in the business.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Wiley Rein Lawyers Form Appellate Boutique

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : October 07, 2014

Two Wiley Rein partners from the Washington office have left the firm—and they are taking a Supreme Court legal clinic and parts of some high-profile litigation with them.

An Inside Look at Patton Boggs' Last Year and Late Chairman

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Until his death, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. was among the largest business developers at his namesake firm.

Daniel Graham

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wiley Rein Hires Former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : September 08, 2014

Wiley Rein has snagged former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell to help bolster its work on telecommunications and technology law and policy, the firm announced Monday.

Lawyers and the Ice Bucket Challenge: A Video Collection

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 29, 2014

Since Venable's firmwide ice-bucket challenge soaked their terrace two weeks ago, we've found a collection of other ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from prominent firms and lawyers.

Reed Smith

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

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.

Circuit Tweaks How It Weighs Claims of Whistleblowing

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2014

The standard for evaluating a whistleblower's state of mind when making a complaint under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 has been clarified by the Second Circuit.

Antitrust Lawyers Sidelined as Sprint Kills T-Mobile Bid

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Citing antitrust fears, Sprint Corp. at a board meeting on Tuesday called off its $32 billion bid for T-Mobile US Inc., according to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. It's bad news not just for shareholders—both companies' stocks have taken a nose-dive—but also for a small army of antitrust lawyers waiting in the wings.

INADMISSIBLE: Another D.C. Handgun Gun Law Scrapped

: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

Six years after Alan Gura convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia's ban on guns in the home, he again prevailed in having another city gun regulation declared unconstitutional. Plus more in this week's column.

Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds UT's Race-Conscious Admissions

Tony Mauro : Texas Lawyer : July 21, 2014

A Fifth Circuit panel ordered more briefing, held oral arguments and on July 15 reaffirmed its support of the University of Texas program even under the heightened standard.

Litigator of the Week: Gregory Garre of Latham & Watkins

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : July 17, 2014

Navigating his way through racial politics, education policy and U.S. Supreme Court precedent, Garre won a ruling this week that preserves student affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin.

Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds UT's Race-Conscious Admissions

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : July 15, 2014

A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday the University of Texas can continue to use race as a factor in admissions in spite of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 ordering greater scrutiny of the university's affirmative-action program.

D.C. Circuit: Legal Fight Over Armenian Genocide Museum 'Regrettable'

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 15, 2014

A group of Armenian-American philanthropists have been fighting each other in court for years over stalled plans for an Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in Washington. Two decades after plans for the museum began, its future is still uncertain, but the legal wrangling is coming to a close.

Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : June 30, 2014

Top lawyers in Washington litigation practices were busier than ever in 2013­ representing big-name clients­ in disputes over affirmative action, patents, insurance, false claims and prison—to name a few areas.

Wiley Rein

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2014

Aereo Hits 'Pause' After Losing Supreme Court Showdown

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2014

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court shattered the legal argument underpinning Aereo Inc.'s business model, the online television streaming service told customers that it's shutting down while its lawyers try to pick up the pieces.

Is Your Website Compliant With the New COPPA Rules?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : June 11, 2014

Many are accidentally collecting information from children in violation of the revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

INADMISSIBLE: Legal Fees Rejected In Voting Rights Case

: The National Law Journal : June 02, 2014

Lawyers who successfully challenged a key provision of the Voting Rights Act can't recover $2 million in legal fees from the federal government. Plus more in this week's column.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Punching Above Their Weight

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : June 02, 2014

Twenty firms in The Am Law 200 performed well last year, while many others just held their own.

Legal Fees Denied in Landmark Voting Rights Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : May 28, 2014

Lawyers who successfully challenged a key provision of the Voting Rights Act can't recover $2 million in legal fees from the federal government, Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

Proskauer Helps MLS Ink Key $720 Million Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 16, 2014

Major League Soccer took a big step in its quest to reach the upper echelon of pro sports this week, tapping Proskauer Rose to advise on an eight-year, $720 million media rights deal with ESPN, FOX and Univision.