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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

David Bario, Rebekah Mintzer, and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Moncrief Oil International v. Gazprom; Chesapeake Energy v. American Energy Partners; Beyond Systems v. Kraft; Franklin California Tax Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

D.C. Firms by 2014 Financial Results: Emoji Edition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 26, 2015

So far this year, the NLJ has covered several financial announcements from D.C.'s largest firms. Why not corral them and a few other firms of interest into one helpful post? 😎

Context Is King in Supreme Court's Omnicare Ruling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

The justices held that Omnicare can't be held liable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 just because it offered opinions in a regulatory filing that turned out to be false. But they also said couching a statement as an opinion is no magic bullet for securities defendants.

Hillary Clinton, in Sea of Reporters, Jokes About Her Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 23, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton couldn't resist using a speech Monday night before the Washington press corps to rattle off jokes about her hairstyles, her emails, her relationship with the press and her lawyer.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 20, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: the bar exam comes under fire, David Petraeus' lawyer defends his plea deal and DOJ lawyers are heading to Ferguson.

Home to Aluminum Case Eyed by Third Circuit

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

Whether the Third Circuit will send to arbitration in London or keep in Pittsburgh federal court a case against a British businessman alleged to have conspired with Alcoa to inflate the cost of raw materials appears likely to come down to the question of prejudice.

HBO Girds for Trial Over Documentary (No, Not That One)

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 17, 2015

HBO's film about accused killer Robert Durst may be dominating the headlines, but it's a mostly forgotten HBO segment on Indian child labor that's scheduled to put the broadcaster and its lawyers at Williams & Connolly in front of a Manhattan federal jury next month.

PNC Vows to Appeal $391M Verdict in Insurance Scam Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 10, 2015

PNC Bank said it would appeal Monday's verdict after defense lawyers at Williams & Connolly failed to dislodge claims stemming from an alleged fraud scheme involving prepaid funeral services.

INADMISSIBLE: Petraeus Pleads to Secrecy Violation

: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time. Plus more in this week's column.

David Petraeus to Plead Guilty to Mishandling Classified Information

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 03, 2015

David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in 2012 amid a sex scandal, will plead guilty to mishandling classified information. Prosecutors have agreed not to seek any jail time.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Google Beats Back Antitrust Claims Over Exclusive Android Deals

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Hagens Berman's suit against Google didn't show how deals hurt consumers, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled Friday.

Penn Law Finds its New Dean Close to Home

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 17, 2015

The next dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be a familiar face. Long-time faculty member Theodore Ruger will assume the post on July 1, university leaders announced on Tuesday.

Chesapeake Energy Sues Over Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Ex-CEO

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier will face off against Duane Morris and Williams & Connolly in what promises to be a high-profile trade secrets dispute between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP, a company founded by former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon.

Brian Williams Taps Media Elite Go-To Partner at Williams & Connolly

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 13, 2015

The embattled anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" has retained Williams & Connolly's Robert Barnett to help negotiate his future at the network. Barnett is a high-profile jack-of-all-trades whose clients have included President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He's also represented NBC News exec Deborah Turness, Williams' boss.

Best and Brightest? Or Dumb and Dumber?

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : February 11, 2015

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

The Morning Wrap: Jersey Boys Copyright Fight

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 11, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: Jersey Boys copyright dispute lives on; Brian Williams lawyers up; Wiley Rein and McBee Strategic's happy union

Wielding 'Alice,' Tech Giants Trounce Digital Photo Patent

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 09, 2015

Siding with lawyers for Facebook, Instagram and other social-media companies, a federal judge in Virginia invalidated a patent on taking, tagging, organizing and storing digital photos.

Bank of America Can't Dodge $1.27B Countrywide Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 03, 2015

Never one to mince words, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff had a few harsh ones for Bank of America on Tuesday, ruling that the bank "utterly failed" to offer a compelling reason to retry a mortgage fraud case that put it on the hook for $1.27 billion.

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Litigators of the Week: Michael Dowd and Jason Forge of Robbins Geller

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2015

Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal.

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.