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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

Best and Brightest?

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Declining law school enrollment and LSAT scores are a wake-up call for the profession.

National Security Prosecutor in Line for D.C. Federal Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2015

G. Michael Harvey, a veteran prosecutor with national security litigation experience, is in line to become the newest magistrate judge in Washington federal district court, according to people familiar with the process.

Split First Circuit Sustains Nexium Class Certification

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2015

A federal appeals court has upheld certification of a class of consumers and insurance companies alleging that they were forced to pay higher prices for prescription heartburn drug Nexium in violation of state antitrust laws.

Suggested Changes for Federal, State Criminal Procedure in 2015

Peter F. Vaira : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2015

This column is devoted to suggested changes to be made to federal and state criminal procedure in 2015. I relate the opinions of defense counsel, many of whom are former prosecutors, one current federal prosecutor, and my own. Many suggested changes are long overdue and would benefit both prosecution and defense.

Discipline Voided for Prosecutors

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Top U.S. Department of Justice lawyers violated agency policy in disciplining two prosecutors for ethics breaches in the botched case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, a federal board ruled this month.

Suspensions Voided for Two Ted Stevens Prosecutors

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2015

Top U.S. Department of Justice officials violated policy in suspending two prosecutors involved in the botched case against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled this month in declaring the discipline invalid.

Dreamworks Makes Arbitration Push in New 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 12, 2015

Lawyers for several California animation studios accused of fixing wages say the claims must be resolved outside of a public courtroom.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

City of Detroit Chapter 9 Bankruptcy; U.S. v. Weil; Takata Air Bag Litigation; In re Whirlpool Washer Product Liability Litigation

Cahill's Asbestos Problem: Playing With Fire?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : December 29, 2014

For decades, the firm and its corporate client claimed that the company's talc didn't contain asbestos. Then a retired engineer testified.

DOJ's Discovery Guide Remains Secret

Zoe Tillman : New York Law Journal : December 23, 2014

A criminal discovery guide written for federal prosecutors after the Ted Stevens case collapsed will remain secret, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled on Thursday.

DOJ Prosecution Manual is Not a Public Record, Judge Says

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : December 19, 2014

A criminal discovery guide written for federal prosecutors after the Ted Stevens case collapsed will remain secret, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Thursday.

Proskauer Cases Reflect Efforts to Put Firms on Defensive

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 19, 2014

Proskauer Rose has a vigorous commercial practice that frequently brings it into the Manhattan Commercial Division on behalf of its clients. But recently, the law firm itself has been defending its lawyering in four unrelated commercial cases. In recent motions, plaintiffs have either alleged malpractice or that the firm's attorneys had conflicts of interest and should be disqualified.

Cuba Releases Jailed American Alan Gross

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : December 17, 2014

After five years in a Cuban prison, U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross has been released. The White House on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative to amend relations with Cuba.

Predictive Tool Examines PTAB Data

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 16, 2014

Docket Alarm analyzes Patent Trial and Appeals Board data to predict outcomes and settlements.

Military Contractor (Mostly) Wins Battle with Ex-Partner

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 10, 2014

In his 16 years as a judge, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan has surely seen uglier cases than a legal brawl between two ex-service members who made a fortune contracting for the U.S. military. But the "litigation bonanza" clearly got under Pauley's skin.

Court: Juror's Voir Dire Lie No Basis to Challenge Verdict

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 09, 2014

Evidence that a juror lied during questioning by lawyers before trial can not be used to support a motion for a new trial, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

Speech Test In Scientist's Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals is poised to issue novel rulings on First Amendment law in a prominent scientist's defamation lawsuit against ­climate change skeptics.

Cricket Pays $2 Million to Settle DOJ Overbillling Claims

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 01, 2014

A government investigation concluded the wireless company overcharged federal law enforcement for electronic surveillance.

December Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

The American Lawyer Archives: The Two Faces of Scientology

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

With Time Warner-owned cable network HBO having 160 lawyers vet a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney on the Church of Scientology, we decided to republish a 1992 feature story by The American Lawyer about the nonprofit's various legal travails.

Judges Face FBI Agent's Misconduct

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

Federal judges in Washington are grappling with one of the biggest scandals to hit the U.S. attorney's office in years: revelations that an FBI agent allegedly tampered with drugs and firearms collected as evidence.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Williams & Connolly Loses Three Partners

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Three partners—former Ambassador Laurie Fulton, Lisa Duggan and Dennis Black—have left Williams & Connolly in the latter half of 2014, an anomaly at the tight-knit firm.

Judge Considers Directed Verdict in Nexium Antitrust Case

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2014

A Boston federal judge on Thursday rejected a mistrial motion but was weighing a directed verdict for the defense in an antitrust class action against AstraZeneca PLC and two generic drug companies.

Dechert's Lateral Hires Take Lead for Troubled Airbag Maker Takata

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2014

The embattled Japanese auto parts company has retained a high-powered defense team from Dechert to handle a criminal probe, congressional inquiry and class action litigation related to a growing scandal into defective airbags.

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Supremes Won't Revisit Summary Judgment Standards in Milk Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2014

Wilmer's Seth Waxman, along with Steven Kuney of Williams & Connolly, cast as a chance for the Supreme Court to clear up confusion over the ingredients for a successful summary judgment motion. But the justices didn't take the bait.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Dairy Giant Hopes to Tempt SCOTUS with New Antitrust Puzzle

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 12, 2014

The Supreme Court's rulings in and made it tougher for plaintiffs to survive dismissal motions and win class certification. Now, says U.S. dairy giant Dean Foods, the court should go one further.

Bingham Malpractice Accord Smoothed Way for Morgan Lewis Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2014

Bingham McCutchen's ongoing odyssey to find a merger partner could be coming to an end following a recent vote by the firm in favor of a combination with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily has learned that Bingham cleared a key hurdle with the firm this summer by quietly settling an ongoing malpractice dispute with Frank McCourt, the former owner of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. The league is a longtime Morgan Lewis client.