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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

Reverse Commute

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Wiley Rein snagged the former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Robert McDowell.

TracFone Pays $40 Million to Settle FTC Data Throttling Charges

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2015

Lieff Cabraser's Michael Sobol, who is leading class action litigation against the cell provider, said the deal also resolves class claims.

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

In First, New Kelley Drye Managing Partner is Based in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2015

Kelley Drye & Warren's new managing partner will be based out of the Washington office for the first time, but that doesn't mean much will change at the firm. Lewis Rose, a 57-year-old advertising lawyer, assumed the job on Jan. 1.

Star Litigators Depart, Plus (Many) More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2015

An array of high-profile litigators from Irell & Manella and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi are starting their own firms as January's annual “running of the laterals” begins. Also, Hinshaw & Culbertson hires Dewey & LeBoeuf's former general counsel; a Bingham McCutchen partner and ex-Cadwalader leader find new homes; Blank Rome opens in Pittsburgh; Greenberg Traurig goes to Tokyo; Quinn Emanuel heads to Seattle; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Immigration Judges' Names Kept Secret

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The identities of federal immigration judges who were the targets of misconduct complaints can remain confidential, a Washington federal judge has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

Nelson Mullins Nabs Wiley Rein Bankruptcy Group

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

Two months after Wiley Rein announced plans to part ways with its bankruptcy group, the practice led by partner H. Jason Gold has found a new home at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Washington, D.C. The moves comes just days after Howrey's bankrupt estate reached a $1.85 million settlement with several former partners and the now-defunct firm's ex-bankruptcy lawyers at Wiley Rein.

The Morning Wrap

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : December 29, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: 2014 in review, Wiley Rein's acquisition, corporate inversion business and indigent defense.

Wiley Rein Purchases Lobbying Shop McBee Strategic

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 24, 2014

Wiley Rein completed the purchase of McBee Strategic from its founder Tuesday night. The 40-professional lobbying and communications group will become the law firm's wholly owned subsidiary.

Wiley Rein Settles Fee Fight with Calif. Political Group

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 23, 2014

Wiley Rein has settled a bicoastal fee fight with a former client, nonprofit political group New Majority California.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle and Hastert Dish on Politics, Regs

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.

From Offshore to Onshore, Law Firm Merger Boom Continues

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Locke Lord Edwards and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius aren't the only two firms making merger-type moves. Maine's Verrill Dana, which became one of the largest 350 firms in the U.S. this summer, is poised to hit the 140-lawyer mark after absorbing Connecticut's Levett Rockwood. The Am Law Daily examines that deal and others in a globetrotting look at some recent legal tie-ups of note.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wiley Rein, Calif. Political Group Fight Over Legal Fees

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 02, 2014

Wiley Rein and a nonprofit political group that promotes fiscal conservatism have taken each other to court over the firm's legal bills. The firm filed suit in Washington two days after being sued in California.

Reverse Commute

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Wiley Rein snagged a former commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission to help bolster its work on telecommunications and technologylaw and policy.

Venable Sues Ex-Client Over $300K in Legal Fees

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : December 01, 2014

Venable is suing a former client over the collection of more than $300,000 in legal fees. The complaint alleges New Jersey-based Overseas Lease Group Inc. “fraudulently induced” the firm to agree to replace Wiley Rein in a government-contracts case in federal claims court.

D.C. Judge Voids FEC Rule Limiting Donor Disclosures

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : November 26, 2014

As challenges to election disclosure rules proliferate around the country, campaign finance reform advocates scored a significant victory Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson struck down a Federal Elections Commission rule limiting donor disclosures for "electioneering communications."

Wiley Rein Says It Will Close on Lobbying Acquisition This Year

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 21, 2014

Wiley Rein said Friday afternoon it planned to acquire all of McBee Strategic Consulting, a lobby shop recently deserted by its founder for a job leading a New Jersey-based energy company. The acquisition isn't yet a done deal. A number of McBee employees continue to interview for jobs with other lobby shops.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Wiley Rein's McBee Talks Ongoing, NYPD Loses Secrecy Argument

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Wiley Rein, Eric Cantor's team and the attorney general of Missouri all consider changes in the lobbying industry: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit nlj.com and law.com.

Akin Gump Lobbying Deal Blooms From DLA Departures

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is again a winner during a lobbying practice shakeup, this time creating a strategic partnership with consultants who've left DLA Piper: Kristen Ratcliff and Krista Drobac, who founded Sirona Strategies this month.

Wiley Rein Nears Deal With McBee Strategic Lobbyists

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

Wiley Rein has been in talks to acquire McBee lobbyists, likely as a subsidiary, and a deal could be finalized by the end of the month. The McBee Strategic lobbyists received offer letters from a law firm late Monday night.

Latham & Watkins

Sherry Karabin : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

INADMISSIBLE: Affirmative Action Redux in High Court

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit last week denied full-court review in the dispute over the University of Texas affirmative action program, clearing the way for a return trip to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Wiley Rein Mum on Any Lobby Shop Acquisition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 13, 2014

Is Wiley Rein in talks to acquire a portion of the lobby shop McBee Strategic? Jim Slattery of Wiley Rein declined to comment on the possibility of the acquisition. “In the next year we're going to be making a series of strategic hires,” Slattery told the NLJ.

Texas Affirmative Action Case Could Return to High Court

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday declined to review a panel ruling from July that upheld the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

INADMISSIBLE: Karl Racine Elected Top D.C. Lawyer

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Venable partner Karl Racine will be the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general, taking over an office that will be dramatically reshaped by the time he takes office. Plus more in this week's column.

Wiley Rein Parts Ways With Bankruptcy Group

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 06, 2014

The Washington, D.C.-based firm confirmed a decision to separate its eight-lawyer bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice following a strategic review.

After Referendums, Where There's Smoke There's Business

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 05, 2014

After two Western states and the District of Columbia voted Tuesday to allow wider legal use of marijuana, law firms are again sizing up potential business related to the drug.