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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

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.

High Court Not Eager to Invade Jury Process

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : October 08, 2014

Fearful that jury verdicts would come under new attacks, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed reluctant to allow evidence that a juror lied during questioning before trial to be admitted following the trial.

D.C. Lawyers Line Up to Fight Subpoenas in Antitrust Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 08, 2014

Two weeks after Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester filed court papers opposing a subpoena for live video testimony in an antitrust trial, two more lawyers in Washington have joined the fight.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

The Story Behind the Stevens Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

A new book takes readers behind the scenes of the botched prosecution of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.

Cahill, BASF Say Court Flubbed Litigation Privilege Ruling

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 02, 2014

The firm and its former client want the Third Circuit to rehear arguments that they're shielded from allegations they deceived plaintiffs and the courts for years about evidence of potential asbestos liability.

Covington Chair Fights Subpoena

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

When you run Washington's largest law firm, being stuck in a courtroom for days waiting to testify via video in a trial in Boston is an unpleasant ­proposition. That's the situation facing Covington & Burling chairman Timothy Hester.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

Boston Scientific Socked With $309 Million Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 25, 2014

Siding with lawyers at Williams & Connolly, a state court jury in Maryland awarded patent licensing company Mirowski Family Ventures $309.3 million after a two-week trial.

Intel Beats Back First 'No Poach' Derivative Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

Plaintiffs didn't show that multiple board members were complicit in nonsolicitation agreements, a Santa Clara judge ruled.

BP Loses Bid to Recover Deepwater Horizon Payout Money

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 23, 2014

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Wednesday denied BP PLC's motion to for reimbursement of payments it made to oil-spill claimants based on an accounting method later overturned by an appeals court.

Covington Chairman Timothy Hester Fights Subpoena in Antitrust Trial

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

Timothy Hester, the chairman of Covington & Burling, is fighting a subpoena that would require him to be on call every day to testify via video in an antitrust trial in Boston expected to last six weeks.

Ana Reyes

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Thomas Boggs, Longtime Washington Influencer, Dies at 73

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 15, 2014

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., whose name became synonymous with Washington lobbying through the success and growth of his former firm Patton Boggs, died Sunday night.

Williams v. BASF Catalysts LLC

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Action Alleging Fraudulent Conspiracy Between Law Firm and Client May Proceed

Third Circuit Gets It Right in Cahill Fraud Case

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.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Litigators of the Week: Christopher Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth and Jeffrey Pollock of Fox Rothschild

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Placitella and Pollock persuaded an appeals court to revive fraud claims against BASF Corporation and Cahill Gordon—and to affirm that the litigation privilege isn't a license to deceive the courts.

Suit Alleging Cahill Gordon Hid Asbestos Evidence Revived

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : September 03, 2014

Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again faces a putative class action that alleges it conspired with a client to destroy and conceal evidence in an effort to subvert asbestos suits brought in state courts throughout the U.S.