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Williams & Connolly LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 314
  • Gross Revenues: $380,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,210,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,445,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 11

Williams & Connolly is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Williams & Connolly has 314 attorneys and is the 141st largest firm in the United States.  With $380,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 79th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DC.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 79 11 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 79 11 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 141 19 Lawyer head count
The A-List 45 0 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 42 -10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

The American Lawyer Archives: The Two Faces of Scientology

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

With Time Warner-owned cable network HBO having 160 lawyers vet a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology, we decided to republish a 1992 feature story by The American Lawyer about the nonprofit's various legal travails.

Judges Face FBI Agent's Misconduct

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

Federal judges in Washington are grappling with one of the biggest scandals to hit the U.S. attorney's office in years: revelations that an FBI agent allegedly tampered with drugs and firearms collected as evidence.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Williams & Connolly Loses Three Partners

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Three partners—former Ambassador Laurie Fulton, Lisa Duggan and Dennis Black—have left Williams & Connolly in the latter half of 2014, an anomaly at the tight-knit firm.

Judge Considers Directed Verdict in Nexium Antitrust Case

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2014

A Boston federal judge on Thursday rejected a mistrial motion but was weighing a directed verdict for the defense in an antitrust class action against AstraZeneca PLC and two generic drug companies.

Dechert's Lateral Hires Take Lead for Troubled Airbag Maker Takata

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

The embattled Japanese auto parts company has retained a high-powered defense team from Dechert to handle a criminal probe, congressional inquiry and class action litigation related to a growing scandal into defective airbags.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Supremes Won't Revisit Summary Judgment Standards in Milk Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

Wilmer's Seth Waxman, along with Steven Kuney of Williams & Connolly, cast as a chance for the Supreme Court to clear up confusion over the ingredients for a successful summary judgment motion. But the justices didn't take the bait.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Dairy Giant Hopes to Tempt SCOTUS with New Antitrust Puzzle

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 12, 2014

The Supreme Court's rulings in and made it tougher for plaintiffs to survive dismissal motions and win class certification. Now, says U.S. dairy giant Dean Foods, the court should go one further.

Bingham Malpractice Accord Smoothed Way for Morgan Lewis Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2014

Bingham McCutchen's ongoing odyssey to find a merger partner could be coming to an end following a recent vote by the firm in favor of a combination with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily has learned that Bingham cleared a key hurdle with the firm this summer by quietly settling an ongoing malpractice dispute with Frank McCourt, the former owner of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. The league is a longtime Morgan Lewis client.

Tech Companies Gear Up for Round Two of No-Poach Litigation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Microsoft wants a suit over alleged don't-hire pacts moved to the Western District of Washington.

Judge Grants Former Dewey Client Manager Separate Trial

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Zachary Warren, a junior manager at Dewey & LeBoeuf who was charged alongside the firm's top leaders for their alleged roles in cooking the firm's books, will get his own criminal trial, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled, also upholding the vast majority of criminal counts facing the four defendants.

Getting Too Close to Court Tarnishes Top Advocate

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

An email that seemed like a career highlight backfires for Weil Gotshal's Edward Reines.

News and Gossip Roundup

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 06, 2014

Jones Day's $3 million pets; Weil partner's legal woes; 3,000-hour billable requirement.

Federal Circuit Reprimands Reines for Sharing Rader Compliments With Clients

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

Documents released Wednesday show the Weil Gotshal partner forwarded a laudatory email from the former chief judge to at least 35 current and prospective clients.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Linde v. Arab Bank; VirnetX v. Apple; Williams v. BASF; E.U. v. MasterCard; United States v. BP

Triage at Supreme Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Whether it's a coincidence or a product of an overheated political environment, the U.S. Supreme Court has been a magnet for a remarkable string of highly charged emergency requests during the past two weeks.

Associates Class of 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Am Law Firms in Africa See Minimal Effects of Ebola—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The outbreak of the virus has led to postponed conferences, travel restrictions and reliance on videoconferences with clients for some firms doing business in West Africa, where the virus has taken its greatest toll. But for the most part, it's been business as usual.

DOJ: Qui Tam Plaintiff Didn't Spur Sprint Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 14, 2014

A former New York state prosecutor's claim that he's due a portion of any recovery "strains credulity," wrote lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

Definition Of Big Firms Changing

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

First-year associates in the ­largest U.S. law firms in major cities have come to expect base salaries of $160,000, but many find themselves falling short of that benchmark.

Term Off to a Rollicking Start

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's opening week was like no other, a roller coaster of buried big news, mishaps and oral arguments that touched on the length of beards and the meaning of work.

INADMISSIBLE: Lawyers Line Up To Fight Trial Subpoenas

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Lawyers are lining up to fight subpoenas requiring them to testify remotely via video in a Boston antitrust trial, but the battle is over for Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester. Plus more in this week's column.

Clinton Docs: Kagan Memos, Marc Rich Pardon and John Roberts

Zoe Tillman and Jenna Greene : Legal Times : October 10, 2014

The latest trove of newly released documents from President Bill Clinton's administration cover a range of topics that include the pardon of Marc Rich and Elena Kagan's service as a White House lawyer during the Paula Jones scandal.

Former Prosecutor Demands Piece of $60 Million Overcharge Case Against Sprint

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 10, 2014

John Prather, who led New York's organized crime task force, says the Northern District case over wiretap bills piggybacks on his 2009 suit.

Covington Chairman Defeats Antitrust Trial Subpoena

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 09, 2014

A federal judge in Boston on Thursday agreed to block a subpoena that would have forced Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester to be on call for an unspecified number of days to testify via video in an antitrust trial.