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Wiley Rein LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 267
  • Gross Revenues: $224,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $840,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,105,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

Wiley Rein is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wiley Rein has 267 attorneys and is the 166th largest firm in the United States.  With $224,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 132nd on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 200 132 -4 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

INADMISSIBLE: Couples Prevail In Marriage-License Case

: The National Law Journal : August 31, 2015

A federal appeals court last week said a Kentucky county clerk who has resisted the U.S. Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling on religious grounds cannot continue to withhold marriage licenses altogether from same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge Rejects Claims in Suit Against McBee Strategic Over 'Soured' Deal

Katelyn Polantz and Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : August 27, 2015

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed three claims against McBee Strategic Consulting from a former business partner who alleged he was duped into signing away his company and certain assets in a deal with the lobbying and consulting firm. "Without the assistance of hindsight, ill-fated corporate combinations, like bad marriages, may be as challenging to resist as they are unlikely to succeed. The coupling at the center of this case is no different," U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote.

In Berkeley Law, a Proxy Fight Over Corporate Speech

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

A city ordinance mandating warnings about cellphone radiation has prompted a fight of constitutional proportions.

Cellphone Law Sparks Superstar Showdown

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

Theodore Olson and Lawrence Lessig squared off Thursday at a hearing over a Berkeley law that requires retailers to warn of radiation risks.

Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2015

The AshleyMadison.com hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isn't sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers.

Venable Not Liable for Alleged 'Puffery' by Firm Lawyers

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 31, 2015

A federal judge in Washington this week dismissed negligence claims against Venable, finding that supposed "puffery" by firm attorneys about what they could achieve for a former client wasn't enough to support the allegations.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."

INADMISSIBLE: Airlines Sued Over Alleged Price-Fixing

: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court. Plus more in this week's column.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: New Look at Texas Affirmative Action Case

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Revisiting affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 agreed to take a second look at the constitutionality of the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. Plus more in this week's column.

Abigail Fisher's Lawyer Pins High Hopes on Round 2 at SCOTUS

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 06, 2015

"Getting the justices' attention is 70 percent of the battle," said Bert Rein

Justices Take UT Affirmative Action Case for Second Time

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Revisiting affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take a second look at the constitutionality of the admissions policy of the University of Texas. Without comment, the court granted review in Fisher v. University of Texas, a sequel to its 2013 decision with the same name.

University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy Returns to Supreme Court's Docket

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : June 29, 2015

It is once more into the breach for Bert Rein of Wiley Rein as the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to review for a second time the race-conscious aspects of University of Texas admission policies that Rein claims violate the Constitution.

Washington Lawyers' Committee Honors Pro Bono, Civil Rights Lawyers

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : June 17, 2015

Theodore Howard of Wiley Rein has long defended the rights of prisoners and fought against prison overcrowding across the country. John Relman of Relman, Dane & Colfax has championed the development of integrated communities in the fight for racial and economic justice.

Dickstein Bankruptcy Lawyers Launch New York Boutique

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

Arnold Gulkowitz, who joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2007 and went on to head its bankruptcy and creditors' rights group, has left the struggling firm's New York office to start his own restructuring boutique, called Gulkowitz Berger.

New Partnership to Improve Locating Experts in the Legal Industry

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : June 10, 2015

Neudesic's The Firm Directory and BA Insight partner to find experts in law firms and legal departments.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Man Behind the Newest Supreme Court Voting Case

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 26, 2015

Edward Blum, the mastermind behind successful U.S. Supreme Court challenges to affirmative action and the federal Voting Rights Act, has done it again—this time, in a case that could reshape the way voting districts are drawn nationwide.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Sen. Menendez Wants D.C. Trial | Survey: Two-Year Law School Favored

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : May 12, 2015

Perkins Coie partner and Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer Marc Elias is involved in a suit against Ohio's voting laws. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez wants to move the corruption case against him to Washington federal district court. And a new legal ed survey says: ditch the third year of law school. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Survey: Firm Leaders Say Overcapacity Is Hurting Profitability

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

Altman Weil's seventh annual survey of law firms reveals that most have not bounced fully back since the Great Recession. Among the biggest challenges facing big firms today are overcapacity, new sources of competition and aging partners who don't have solid succession plans.

Douglas Wiley, Founder's Son, Leaves Wiley Rein

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 11, 2015

The younger Wiley joined lobby shop TCH Group at the beginning of May. "It was a good time to take the leap. An opportunity arose," he said.

Legal Services Gains 2,300 Jobs in April, But Industry Layoffs Continue

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2015

The number of individuals employed in the legal services industry increased in April, despite a recent spate of staff reductions at Am Law 200 firms. Proskauer Rose became the latest to join those making cutbacks.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: 'Rough Rides' | Gay Marriage Deliberation

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 01, 2015

Rough rides. Nickel rides. Joy rides. The NYT looks at the "dark tradition" of police misconduct that involves a suspect getting an anything-but-smooth trip in the back of a police wagon. More news: The justices meet today to discuss same-sex marriage. A Wiley partner spends hundreds of hours building an NFL draft-day guide. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Morning Wrap: Allegations Fly at Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 16, 2015

Law suits expose the tensions within McBee Strategic and at Dickstein Shapiro: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Litigator of the Week: Helgi Walker of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Walker's Sixth Circuit win for Ford Motor Co. was a clear victory for employers that could wind up leaving workers better off as well.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

D.C. Circuit to Hear $2M Legal Fee Fight in Voting Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

A federal appeals court will decide whether the government must pay the legal bills of the lawyers who convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a section of the Voting Rights Act.