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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

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.

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."