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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 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 $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

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.

Legal Sector Jobs Backslide in March

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

After showing gains in February, the legal sector lost 1,200 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Latham Pulls off Triple Play for Volvo, Mallinckrodt

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : March 29, 2015

Latham IP litigators scored back-to-back appellate wins for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and wrangled $1 million in attorney fees for Volvo.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 27, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: plane crash investigation continues, D.C. gun control laws under attack and accounting firms pose a threat to law firms.

Wiley Rein Cuts 18 Partners, 30 Staff Members Amid Restructuring

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 27, 2015

Lawyers and staff of Wiley Rein felt an internal reorganization this week like nothing they had experienced before, as the Washington-based firm announced the layoffs of nearly 50 employees. "We've never had anything like this in the firm's 32-year history," spokeswoman Patricia O'Connell said Friday.

D.C. Firms by 2014 Financial Results: Emoji Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 26, 2015

So far this year, the NLJ has covered several financial announcements from D.C.'s largest firms. Why not corral them and a few other firms of interest into one helpful post? 😎

Richard Wiley in Washington is Crowned 'Ultimate Republican Lawyer'

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 25, 2015

In Washington, there are lawyers, Republicans and Republicans' lawyers. Richard Wiley, chairman and co-founder of Wiley Rein, is a step above the others, according to the Republican National Lawyers Association.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Data-Breach Suits Make Headway

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Despite the increasing instances of large cyberattacks affecting millions of people, lawsuits filed over the breaches have struggled right out of the starting gate.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Howard Law Punches Above its Weight Class in Placing Grads

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 24, 2015

The 50 law schools that send the most graduates into associate jobs at the country's largest law firms have something in common—each stands among the Top 100 law schools in the country, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. With one notable exception: Howard University School of Law.

INADMISSIBLE: Hogan Lovells' Gross Revenue Increases

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Hogan Lovells reported an increase of 3.6 percent in its gross revenue for 2014, to $1.78 billion compared with 2013's $1.72 billion. Plus more in this week's column.

Judge OKs $40 Million Data-Throttling Settlement

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said he would approve the deal that resolves an FTC action and private litigation against TracFone Wireless.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

The Morning Wrap: Jersey Boys Copyright Fight

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 11, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Jersey Boys copyright dispute lives on; Brian Williams lawyers up; Wiley Rein and McBee Strategic's happy union

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.