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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 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 77 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 77 2 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

INADMISSIBLE: Word of Advice From D.C. Circuit Judge

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

"I do not wish to have an encounter with the police right now. Am I free to leave?" That's advice from Judge Janice Rogers Brown about what to say to police on patrol in Washington for illegal guns. Plus more in this week's column.

Supremes Take a Pass on Dairy Class Action Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

The justices rebuffed claims that a California judge ignored prior Supreme Court rulings when he certified an antitrust class of more than 100 million consumers alleging billions of dollars in damages.

Taming the Butterflies Before a Supreme Court Argument

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Like the institution that will hear the same-sex marriage arguments on April 28, high court advocates—and appellate lawyers in general—often have their own traditions, routines and even lucky charms to add just a fillip of confidence to the task ahead.

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

D.C. Circuit Deals Setback to First Amendment Advocates

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 24, 2015

First Amendment advocates suffered a setback Friday when a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that a local law that shields certain speech from lawsuits, known as an anti-SLAPP law, does not apply in federal court.

Petraeus Avoids Prison, But Judge Boosts Fine to $100K

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 23, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned amid a sex scandal, won't serve jail time for sharing classified information with his former mistress and biographer. But he will have to pay a $100,000 fine, more than the $40,000 his lawyers and federal prosecutors sought.

Morning Wrap: Associate Pay Boost at Williams & Connolly | Power Cos. Press Luck at D.C. Circuit

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : April 17, 2015

Williams & Connolly boosts its first-year associate pay, power companies and states press their luck with the D.C. Circuit challenging the EPA over carbon emissions, and Sen. Harry Reid, the minority leader, prepares to "create" a vote on Loretta Lynch for attorney general. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

INADMISSIBLE: A Response to Roberts' Law-Review Gripe

: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s offhand 2011 criticism of law review articles has stung legal academics ever since. Nearly four years later, his comment has finally met its match in the form of … a law review article. Plus more in this week's column.

Sprint Pays $15.5 Million to Settle DOJ Overbilling Charges

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 09, 2015

According to federal prosecutors, the company illegally hid expenses for system upgrades in its bills for court-authorized surveillance.

In Menendez Case, Friendship Defense Could Prove Effective

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

As the government's case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez moves toward a trial, both sides in the case will be honing arguments about the true meaning of friendship.

Two High-Stakes High Court Debuts

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Lawyers in first outings before Supreme Court will argue landmark marriage cases.

Judge Rejects 'No-Poach' Suit Against Animation Studios

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 06, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that a suit accusing major studios of capping workers' salaries is barred by a a four-year statute of limitations.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Ted Stevens Case Looms Over Menendez Indictment

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : April 02, 2015

With the indictment this week of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s tenure heading the Justice Department will be bookended by two high-profile public corruption cases against U.S. senators.

Big Suits

David Bario, Rebekah Mintzer, and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Moncrief Oil International v. Gazprom; Chesapeake Energy v. American Energy Partners; Beyond Systems v. Kraft; Franklin California Tax Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

D.C. Firms by 2014 Financial Results: Emoji Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 26, 2015

So far this year, the NLJ has covered several financial announcements from D.C.'s largest firms. Why not corral them and a few other firms of interest into one helpful post? 😎

Context Is King in Supreme Court's Omnicare Ruling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

The justices held that Omnicare can't be held liable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 just because it offered opinions in a regulatory filing that turned out to be false. But they also said couching a statement as an opinion is no magic bullet for securities defendants.

Hillary Clinton, in Sea of Reporters, Jokes About Her Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 23, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton couldn't resist using a speech Monday night before the Washington press corps to rattle off jokes about her hairstyles, her emails, her relationship with the press and her lawyer.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 20, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: the bar exam comes under fire, David Petraeus' lawyer defends his plea deal and DOJ lawyers are heading to Ferguson.

Home to Aluminum Case Eyed by Third Circuit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

Whether the Third Circuit will send to arbitration in London or keep in Pittsburgh federal court a case against a British businessman alleged to have conspired with Alcoa to inflate the cost of raw materials appears likely to come down to the question of prejudice.

HBO Girds for Trial Over Documentary (No, Not That One)

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 17, 2015

HBO's film about accused killer Robert Durst may be dominating the headlines, but it's a mostly forgotten HBO segment on Indian child labor that's scheduled to put the broadcaster and its lawyers at Williams & Connolly in front of a Manhattan federal jury next month.

PNC Vows to Appeal $391M Verdict in Insurance Scam Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 10, 2015

PNC Bank said it would appeal Monday's verdict after defense lawyers at Williams & Connolly failed to dislodge claims stemming from an alleged fraud scheme involving prepaid funeral services.

INADMISSIBLE: Petraeus Pleads to Secrecy Violation

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.

David Petraeus to Plead Guilty to Mishandling Classified Information

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 03, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Google Beats Back Antitrust Claims Over Exclusive Android Deals

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Hagens Berman's suit against Google didn't show how deals hurt consumers, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled Friday.

Penn Law Finds its New Dean Close to Home

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 17, 2015

The next dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be a familiar face. Long-time faculty member Theodore Ruger will assume the post on July 1, university leaders announced on Tuesday.

Chesapeake Energy Sues Over Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Ex-CEO

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier will face off against Duane Morris and Williams & Connolly in what promises to be a high-profile trade secrets dispute between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP, a company founded by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon.