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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: N/A

Wiley Rein is a Washington, D.C.-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 $209,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 139th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

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Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Merrick Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in March catapulted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit into the national spotlight. Still, the business of the court pressed on. And many cases on the 2015-2016 docket were newsworthy in their own right. A look at 10 of the most significant cases argued this term that haven't been decided yet.

In Bankruptcy, Flat Is Fine

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

A lack of volatility in bankruptcy lawyers' billing rates, evidenced by a collection of almost 3,000 attorney fee disclosures in bankruptcy records, have calmed practitioners.

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PNC Not Covered by Insurer for $102M Class Settlement

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : May 02, 2016

A federal appeals court has ruled that PNC Bank's excess insurer is not on the hook for covering the $102 million settlement—which includes $30 million in attorney fees—that the bank reached with plaintiffs in an overdraft class action.

Into the Deluge: The Evolution of Cyberthreats to Law Firms

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 29, 2016

The evolution of cyberthreats has left law firms struggling to shore up defenses against breaches, extortion and employee targeting.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Doggedly Colorblind: Ed Blum Returns Again and Again to SCOTUS

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Ed Blum has kept race as his focus as the director the Project on Fair Representation, an Austin-based nonprofit, which has sponsored plaintiffs suing Texas officials based on allegations of their discriminatory use of race. Blum wants to make the government and other institutions colorblind—race neutral; he has sponsored litigation for the past 20 years to make that happen.

Law Firm Data Breaches Besiege Client Confidentiality

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : March 31, 2016

Big Law is struggling to protect privileged and sensitive information among the onslaught of breaches, an ever-demanding workload, and their own human errors.

Former DLA Piper Partner Alleges Firm's Counsel Maligned Him

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 29, 2016

A former DLA Piper partner is suing the firm's outside counsel for legal malpractice, claiming he was made into a scapegoat after the "churn that bill, baby!" email scandal.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Justices, Clerks Recall Raucous and Rewarding Times With Scalia

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 01, 2016

Two U.S. Supreme Court justices told stories on Tuesday of life at the court with the late Antonin Scalia, describing him as a loyal friend and a cherished—and challenging—colleague.

Morning Wrap: Scalia's Secretive Hunting Party | Who's Doing Chinese Dealwork in the U.S.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 25, 2016

This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets: Reports list Justice Antonin Scalia's hunting party and look closely at the roadblocks for minority women in Big Law, the rise of Chinese corporate acquisitions and the ongoing downturn in litigation work.

Next Lawyer to Leave Dickstein Shapiro: Biz Van Gelder

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2016

White-collar lawyer Barbara Van Gelder—who goes by "Biz"—will leave Dickstein Shapiro for Cozen O'Connor Feb. 1, becoming the latest among a half-dozen departures from the struggling Washington law firm so far this year. Van Gelder is a senior counsel to Dickstein Shapiro and the head of its congressional investigations and white-collar defense practice.

Student Suing Princeton Can Remain Anonymous—For Now

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2016

A U.S. District Court judge in Newark has ruled that a Princeton University student who was required to leave school after a suicide attempt can remain anonymous, at least during the discovery phase of his suit against the school.

INADMISSIBLE: Justices Schooled on Rap (Not by R.B.G.)

: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Hip-Hop star Killer Mike is making himself known at the U.S. Supreme Court just weeks after throwing his support behind Bernie Sanders for president. Plus more in this week's column.

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 26, 2015

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

Dick Wiley, Bert Rein to Retire From Namesake Firm's Leadership Board

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 23, 2015

Wiley Rein's two founders, Richard Wiley and Bert Rein, will effectively retire from the strategic management of the Washington law firm on Jan. 1. Wiley will become chair emeritus and Rein will become vice chair emeritus, the firm announced Wednesday. Two younger female partners—Kathleen Kirby and Kimberly Melvin—will replace them on the firm's executive committee.

The Justices Revisit Race

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

As the nation confronts racial tensions in the streets and on college campuses, the U.S. Supreme Court last week gave few hints of how it will decide two challenges with major implications for that struggle. But with an apparently divided high court, the outcomes may turn on Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Urgency and Frustration as the Supreme Court Revisits Affirmative Action

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 09, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. was clearly impatient during oral arguments Wednesday in the latest case challenging affirmative action in higher education.

Justices Show Deep Divide Over Race in University Admissions

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2015

Taking a second look at the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared as deeply divided as it was during arguments three years ago. One key justice—Anthony Kennedy—suggested the case may be sent back to the district court in order to get answers to some of the justices' still unanswered questions about the continuing need to use race to achieve a diverse student body.