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Williams & Connolly LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 307
  • Gross Revenues: $399,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,300,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,515,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Williams & Connolly is a Washington-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Williams & Connolly has 307 attorneys and is the 144th largest firm in the United States.  With $399,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 77th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DC.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 77 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 77 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 141 19 Lawyer head count
The A-List 47 -2 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

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

D.C. Circuit Urged to Order Release of Prosecutors' Manual

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Legal professors, civil rights advocates and other groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a prosecution playbook that was written and distributed after the government botched the case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

Jenner and Williams & Connolly Fight to Maintain Their Privilege

Zoe Tillman : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Both firms have recently faced subpoenas for documents related to high-profile clients.

Secrecy of Feds' Prosecution Playbook Challenged in D.C. Circuit

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : July 23, 2015

Law professors, the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups this week urged a federal appeals court in Washington to force the U.S. Department of Justice to publicly disclose a manual created for prosecutors amid fallout from the botched case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Who's Winning Pay-for-Delay Suits Against Drugmakers?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 21, 2015

Huge potential damages make these suits a tempting new target for plaintiffs lawyers. But they shouldn't expect easy victories.

INADMISSIBLE: Column About Atticus Finch, In New Light

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

Monroe Freedman wrote an article in our very own Legal Times more than 20 years ago that was attacked when published because of his appraisal of Atticus Finch, the heroic fictional lawyer of "To Kill a Mockingbird." A role model for lawyers? Freedman thought not. Plus more in this week's column.

Plaintiffs Reload in Fraud Case Against Cahill, BASF

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2015

After getting their case back on track at the Third Circuit last year, a group of asbestos plaintiffs has filed a beefed-up complaint accusing Cahill Gordon and BASF Catalysts of deceiving the courts in long-running asbestos litigation.

Law Partners Become Performers at Capital Fringe Festival

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : July 17, 2015

When they're not singing and swiveling their hips to funk and soul favorites from Barry White and Marvin Gaye, these three Washington lawyers are litigation and regulatory partners at firms here. Jeremy Zucker, of Dechert; Alex Romain of Williams & Connolly; and Michael Nilsson of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis will trade their suits for tuxedos and sequins this week for their performance in the 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival in Washington.

Williams & Connolly's Lance Armstrong Files Shielded in Fraud Suit

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : July 14, 2015

Floyd Landis, the one-time teammate of Lance Armstrong who is suing the cyclist for fraud, lost his bid late Monday to force the law firm Williams & Connolly to turn over documents that Landis hoped would bolster his case. A Washington federal trial judge said the attorney-client privilege protects the information.

Amgen Engineers a General Counsel Transition

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : July 07, 2015

The in-house team at biotechnology company Amgen Inc. is evolving with the appointment of Jonathan Graham as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

MoFo, Macquarie Square Off in Puda Coal Malpractice Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

Macquarie Capital appears to have made peace with U.S. regulators over the messy demise of China's Puda Coal. But Macquarie's fight with its former lawyers at Morrison & Foerster is just heating up.

Correction

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Williams & Connolly

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

In cases with billions of dollars on the line, Williams & Connolly last year delivered resounding victories for its clients. The wins were not of the "we settled for less than the client expected" variety. They were complete defense verdicts for companies including AstraZeneca PLC, which faced $60 billion in damages in one of the largest antitrust cases ever to go to trial.

The 2015 Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

In this special report, The National Law Journal takes the measure of litigation ­departments in our nation's capital.

The Carlyle Group L.P.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The Carlyle Group L.P., the Wash­ington-based private-equity firm, went public three years ago, but the legal and compliance teams have kept their close-knit culture.

Circuit Rejects Bid for New Trial by Ex-Cendant CEO

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 24, 2015

Former Cendant CEO Walter Forbes has lost his appeal for a new trial based on what he claimed was newly discovered evidence.

Second Circuit Rejects Forbes' Bid for New Trial

Madeline Farber : The Litigation Daily : June 23, 2015

Walter Forbes, the former chairman of Cendant Corp. who was given a 12 1/2-year sentence for fraud, argued that he had newly discovered evidence in the form of testimony of a former CFO.

INADMISSIBLE: Agency's Briefs Irk D.C. Circuit Judge

: The National Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit values clarity in legal briefs. Last week, the famously acronym-averse judge again showed his willingness to shame lawyers who disappoint him.

Another Kaye Scholer Practice Leader Heads to Hughes Hubbard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Robert Bell, co-head of Kaye Scholer's antitrust practice in Washington, D.C., has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as a partner. Bell is the third practice leader to leave Kaye Scholer in recent weeks.

Lance Armstrong Fights Subpoena for Former Lawyers' Records

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 17, 2015

Lance Armstrong is fighting an effort to subpoena his former lawyers at Williams — Connolly, calling a request for the law firm's documents "a thinly veiled attempt to eviscerate the attorney-client privilege."

INADMISSIBLE: Law Firm Subpoenaed in Armstrong Case

: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Williams & Connolly is refusing to turn over documents about the firm's relationship with Lance Armstrong as the disgraced cyclist fights allegations that he defrauded the U.S. government by lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Plus more in this week's column.

DC Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Convictions in 1984 Murder

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 11, 2015

Thirty years after a jury in Washington found a group of young men guilty in the fatal beating of 48-year-old Catherine Fuller, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected efforts to toss out the convictions.

Williams & Connolly Subpoenaed in Lance Armstrong Fraud Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 10, 2015

Williams & Connolly is refusing to turn over documents about the firm's relationship with Lance Armstrong as the disgraced cyclist fights allegations that he defrauded the U.S. government by lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Athletes Can't Reprise Hausfeld Win in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 05, 2015

While Michael Hausfeld presses for massive class action fees in California, a similar case over the use of college players' likenesses has fizzled in Tennessee.

Williams & Connolly

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Following a nearly three-week trial in 2014, a jury in Montgomery County, Maryland, awarded Williams & Connolly client Mirowski Family Ventures LLC $309 million in a breach-of-contract and patent-licensing case against Boston Scientific Corp.

The 2015 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.

RMBS Investors Get Green Light in Megabillions HSBC Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2015

The decision comes in one of six lawsuits that Bernstein Litowitz brought last year against banks that served as trustees for more than $2 trillion in residential mortgage-backed securities.