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- 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.