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Williams & Connolly LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 304
  • Gross Revenues: $403,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,325,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,560,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Williams & Connolly is a Washington, D.C.-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 $403,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 79th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Williams & Connolly ranked as the 94th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 79 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 79 -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

Litigators of the Week: Kannon Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly and Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 26, 2016

The pair knocked out a billion-dollar judgment against Bank of America that had stood out as a bright spot for prosecutors in the wake of the financial crisis.

Ten Cases to Watch for This Summer From the D.C. Circuit

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.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

Judge Leaves Open a Hillary Clinton Deposition in Email Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2016

A federal judge in Washington issued an order on Wednesday that left open the possibility that Hillary Clinton could be subpoenaed to testify about her use of a private email server as secretary of State.

Justices Praise DOJ's Dreeben After Contentious 100th Argument

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 28, 2016

Three U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday praised deputy U.S. solicitor general Michael Dreeben just hours after his 100th appearance before the court—a tough argument in which the court gave Dreeben an unusually hard time. "He's made these 100 arguments—fabulous—and he's remained sane," Justice Stephen Breyer said.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

April Supreme Court Arguments: Last But Not Least

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 13, 2016

The final argument cycle of the current U.S. Supreme Court term will begin and end with a bang, with a roster of veteran advocates traipsing to the lectern in between.

More Than 100 Viagra Suits Alleging Skin Cancer Headed to San Francisco

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 08, 2016

Lawsuits filed against Pfizer Inc. claiming that Viagra caused men to get skin cancer have been transferred to a judge in San Francisco by a federal judicial panel.

Cahill Gordon, BASF Can't Escape Asbestos Fraud Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 06, 2016

A federal judge in Newark has denied a motion by New York-based Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and two of its attorneys seeking to be dismissed from a putative class action suit claiming they conspired with a client to destroy and fabricate evidence in thousands of asbestos injury cases. The judge also denied motions to dismiss Cahill Gordon's alleged accomplice in the fraud, BASF Catalysts, along with two former in-house lawyers for the company.

Baker & McKenzie, Yahoo Dodge Suit Alleging $2.7 Billion Bribery Scheme

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2016

Ideas Interactivas, a Mexican phone book publisher, had accused Yahoo and its lawyers of bribing a judge to escape a massive court judgment.

Merck Aims at Bigger Piece of Gilead Revenues

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 28, 2016

Fresh off a $200 million win, Merck's lawyers at Williams & Connolly are seeking hundreds of millions in supplemental damages and ongoing royalties.

Jury Hands Merck $200 Million in Fight With Gilead

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 24, 2016

The sizeable verdict is a fraction of Merck's demand in a feud over patents for the treatment of hepatitis C.

Merck Wins Patent Battle Over Hepatitis C Drugs

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 23, 2016

As the case moves on to a damages phase, lawyers for Merck & Co. Inc. will push for a 10 percent cut of sales on Gilead Sciences Inc.'s blockbuster drug sofosbuvir.

The Case That Ate the Appellate Bar

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : March 21, 2016

If it wasn't apparent that an appellate decision on Friday against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. involving the (deceptively sleepy-sounding) exercise of personal jurisdiction was a big deal, the list of lawyers alone should make it obvious.

Suggested Changes in Law and Legal Practice for 2016

Peter F. Vaira : The Legal Intelligencer : March 15, 2016

This is my annual wish list for changes in law and legal practice for the coming year. I have included the suggestions of other members of the bar.

INADMISSIBLE: Scholars Urge Senate Action on SCOTUS

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.

RNC Sues State Dept. for Hillary Clinton Records

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2016

As Donald Trump continues to rack up delegates in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the party is looking ahead to the general election in November. The Republican National Committee on Wednesday sued the U.S. Department of State for information about Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Gilead Opens Trial Over $20 Billion Drug

Scott Graham : The Recorder : March 07, 2016

Fish & Richardson partner Juanita Brooks told jurors Monday that it was a company purchased by Gilead, not Merck, that perfected the compound that cures hepatitis C.

Firms Back Tech in 'Frenetic' Apple Amicus Race

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 03, 2016

Fenwick & West partner Andrew Bridges, whose team represents tech companies and industry associations, said the effort galvanized the industry.

Latham Mourns Boston Associate Killed in Restaurant Crash

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2016

Gregory Morin, a 32-year-old associate at Latham & Watkins, was killed this week in a car accident that also claimed the life of an office manager at a small firm in the Boston suburbs.

Justices, Clerks Recall Raucous and Rewarding Times With Scalia

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.

Sparring Over Scalia's Seat

Marcia Coyle, Tony Mauro and Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

As the U.S. Supreme Court resumed business last week with only eight justices, the feud over filling Antonin Scalia's seat intensified between the White House and Senate Republicans.

New Blow to Prosecutors as Dewey Execs Dodge Top Charge

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2016

The incredibly shrinking Dewey & LeBoeuf prosecution shrank again on Friday, to the relief of former Dewey execs Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders.

Roberts Honors Scalia's 'Irrepressible Spirit' As Court Returns to Business

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the bench Monday for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, with his empty chair, draped in black, standing as a stark reminder of his absence after a nearly 30-year tenure. In a businesslike tribute at the beginning of the court's session, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said, "He was our man for all seasons, and we will miss him beyond measure." Roberts also praised Scalia's "irrepressible spirit."

Docket Chat: Four Scalia Clerks Will Feel His Absence Up Close

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 22, 2016

John Bash and Curtis Gannon, both assistants to the U.S. solicitor general, as well as former Solicitor General Paul Clement and Jones Day partner Shay Dvoretzky, were preparing for their arguments when news broke of the death of their former boss.

INADMISSIBLE: Former Hogan Partner is Killed in Calif.

: The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was killed on Feb. 15 while crossing a street had a long career in Washington, most recently as a partner at Hogan Lovells. Plus more in this week's column.

Washington's Legal Elite Comes Together for Scalia Funeral

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : February 20, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's funeral on Saturday drew more than 3,300 judges, lawyers, political figures and others to celebrate the life and career of the court's most controversial conservative leader. The guests were among the judiciary's and Washington's legal elite, including all of the high court's current justices, and even some of the possible contenders for Scalia's seat. Other dignitaries included U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Former Dewey Junior Manager Avoids Trial in Deal With DA

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 17, 2016

The Manhattan District Attorney's office will drop charges against former Dewey & LeBoeuf junior manager Zachary Warren under a one-year deferred prosecution agreement.

Junior Dewey Defendant Avoids Trial, Lands Big Law Job

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 16, 2016

Instead of facing trial for alleged fraud and conspiracy related to Dewey & LeBoeuf's demise, former Dewey junior manager Zachary Warren is bound for Williams & Connolly this fall as an associate.