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- 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.
In the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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? 😎
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.