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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: 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.
In the News
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.
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.
Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016
It was like winning the PR lottery: 15 seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"
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.
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.
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.
: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.