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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 $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 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

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Morning Wrap: Akin Gump's Clinton Cash | Sheppard Mullin's New Orleans Job

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 21, 2015

Inside the private law firm oversight of the New Orleans police force, and how one major D.C. law and lobbying firm supports Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Locke Lord Partner and Baseball Team Owner Dies Suddenly

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2015

James Skeffington, an Edwards Wildman Palmer-turned-Locke Lord partner in Providence who earlier this year led an ownership group that bought the top minor league team of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, died from a heart attack while jogging over the weekend.

Menendez Seeks Trial In District

Charles Toutant : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has moved to change the venue of his bribery trial from Newark to Washington federal district court, claiming he can't get a fair trial in his home state.

Circuit Skeptical of Fairness of Trader's Conviction

Larry Neumeister : The Associated Press : May 15, 2015

A Manhattan federal appeals court expressed doubts Wednesday about the prosecution of a bond trader convicted of defrauding the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The panel questioned prosecutors about the fairness of excluding a witness who would have testified about common practices in the industry.

Morning Wrap: Banks Under Pressure | Amtrak's $200M Damages Cap

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 15, 2015

The Justice Department is planning to tear up a settlement with Swiss bank UBS AG over alleged violations related to interest-rate rigging. A 1997 law caps Amtrak's damages liability in any single rail crash at $200M. The feds ask the Ninth Circuit to revive ATF stash-house stings. And the Kentucky Supreme Court takes a look at frats and the Fourth Amendment. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

STEM Cells: Karen Hourigan

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : May 14, 2015

"Life is full of obstacles and we show our character by how we overcome them."

Derivative Suit Against DuPont Over Monsanto Deal Tossed

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015

Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

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

Morning Wrap: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify | Ferguson's $1,335-an-hour Lawyer

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 05, 2015

David Kendall, a lawyer for Hillary Clinton, tells a House panel it will have one chance to question the former secretary of state over her emails and the attacks in Benghazi. Ferguson's paying Winston chairman Daniel Webb $1,335 an hour to negotiate with the feds. The D.C. Circuit is cool to a challenge over immigration policy. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

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May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

From Saigon to Big Law and Back Again

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese- American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.

Programmers and Traders and Dark Pools, Oh My

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 29, 2015

The high-frequency trading exploits depicted in Michael Lewis' 2014 bestseller "Flash Boys" were keeping at least three Manhattan judges busy this week.

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.

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.