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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

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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

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Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

By refusing to allow the litigation privilege to shield Cahill Gordon and its former client from egregious fraud claims, a Third Circuit panel took a welcome step toward holding lawyers more accountable for their actions.

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Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Bank of America Corp.'s $16.65 billion settlement announcement, and the tailing off of the government's enforcement actions, promises to affect a swath of top-tier Wall Street firms. But lawyers at the banks' primary outside counsel said that work continues to flow.

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With Bank of America Corp.'s $16.7 billion settlement over the marketing and sale of subprime residential mortgage-backed securities, prosecutors closed out the largest remaining government enforcement actions stemming from the financial crisis.

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BofA Ordered to Pay $1.27 Billion Over Mortgage Fraud

: Bloomberg : July 31, 2014

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BofA Ordered to Pay $1.27 Billion Over Mortgage Fraud

John Caher : New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

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