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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 554
  • Gross Revenues: $640,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,155,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,560,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Willkie Farr & Gallagher has 554 attorneys and is the 75th largest firm in the United States.  With $640,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 55th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Willkie Farr & Gallagher ranked as the 68th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 55 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 55 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 79 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 90 -33 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 65 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 110 -110 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 88 -58 Summer programs

In the News

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC's $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.

Objections in Settlement of Credit Card Suit Filed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Retailers filed objections Tuesday to a preliminary settlement of an antitrust class action suit against American Express based on disclosed communications between a lawyer for the plaintiffs and an ex-Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner.

Parties in Nortel Appeals Seek Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 29, 2015

A ruling by two judges in two different countries over the disbursement of $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets has resulted in at least 11 appeals that promise to lengthen a case that has already gone on for six years and generated more than $1.3 billion in legal fees.

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Read about the latest developments in the trial of former Dewey & LeBoeuf execs Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, who are charged with accounting-related misconduct that contributed to the firm's 2012 demise.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Dust-Up Over Ex-Willkie Partner Roils Megabucks Credit Card Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.

Meet Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's Lawyer

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 22, 2015

Defending a once-beloved superstar in the court of public opinion has meant sometimes evading questions. Plus, AT&T's outside counsel at Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter and Sidley Austin get a second chance.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

HP Wins Round in Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 14, 2015

But company will still have to face an amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled.

O'Melveny Welcomes New European Corporate Head From White & Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.

SAC Capital Pursues Discovery Over Lawsuit Funding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 13, 2015

SAC Capital wants to know who's financing a case brought by shareholders of Elan Corp. against the hedge fund.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawsuit Proceeds for Funding of Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015

Claims that New York state's new policy on Medicaid funding for sex reassignment surgery falls short because it doesn't cover cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and voice therapy will go forward following a judge's order Friday.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

HP Loses Bid to Knock Out Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman seemed disinclined to rule that the court lacks jurisdiction.

Dewey Defense Digs Deeper Into Ex-Partners' Emails

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

During the testimony of former Dewey & LeBoeuf corporate partner John Schwolsky on Wednesday, the defense for three former executives of the now-defunct firm sought to characterize Schwolsky's departure to Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a catalyst that propelled Dewey into bankruptcy two months later.

Ex-Dewey Partner Claims Power Struggle Presaged Merger

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 24, 2015

Email evidence during the trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives shows there was infighting and a power struggle among members of the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in the months leading up to the firm's ill-fated merger with Dewey Ballantine in 2007.

Defense Digs Deeper Into Emails Between Ex-Dewey Partners

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2015

The defense counsel for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives accused of fraud and other crimes further dissected emails that were sent between partners on the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Infighting, Power Struggle Presaged Dewey & LeBoeuf's Creation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Inflammatory emails between executive committee members at legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae were shown to the jury during the trial of three former firm executives who went on to top roles at Dewey & LeBoeuf, the 1,400-lawyer firm formed through a 2007 merger with Dewey Ballantine that filed for bankruptcy five years later.

Witness: Dewey Asked Top Earners to Forego Half of Salary

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2015

Jurors at the fraud and conspiracy trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives heard vivid descriptions of some of the drama that precipitated the firm's bankruptcy in 2012.

Ex-Dewey Rainmaker Says Partners Asked to Forgo Half of Salary

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

The ongoing testimony of Ralph Ferrara, a salaried partner and former rainmaker at Dewey & LeBoeuf, painted a picture of the firm's downfall that seemed sympathetic to the defense. Ferrara said the decision of certain key partners to leave the firm as they became aware of its grim finances contributed to its eventual bankruptcy.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

S&C, Willkie on Tokio Marine's $7.5B U.S. Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 11, 2015

The Japanese insurer moves to expand its Stateside footprint by acquiring Houston-based specialty insurance company HCC.

Deal of the Week: $7.5 Billion Insurance Company Acquisition

: Texas Lawyer : June 11, 2015

Tokio Marine Holdings agreed to acquire HCC Insurance Holdings of Houston in deal valued at $7.5 billion.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.

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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
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  • - Key Contacts

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A 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

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC's $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.

Objections in Settlement of Credit Card Suit Filed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Retailers filed objections Tuesday to a preliminary settlement of an antitrust class action suit against American Express based on disclosed communications between a lawyer for the plaintiffs and an ex-Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner.

Parties in Nortel Appeals Seek Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 29, 2015

A ruling by two judges in two different countries over the disbursement of $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets has resulted in at least 11 appeals that promise to lengthen a case that has already gone on for six years and generated more than $1.3 billion in legal fees.

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Read about the latest developments in the trial of former Dewey & LeBoeuf execs Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, who are charged with accounting-related misconduct that contributed to the firm's 2012 demise.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Dust-Up Over Ex-Willkie Partner Roils Megabucks Credit Card Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.

Meet Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's Lawyer

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 22, 2015

Defending a once-beloved superstar in the court of public opinion has meant sometimes evading questions. Plus, AT&T's outside counsel at Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter and Sidley Austin get a second chance.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

HP Wins Round in Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 14, 2015

But company will still have to face an amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled.

O'Melveny Welcomes New European Corporate Head From White & Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.

SAC Capital Pursues Discovery Over Lawsuit Funding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 13, 2015

SAC Capital wants to know who's financing a case brought by shareholders of Elan Corp. against the hedge fund.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawsuit Proceeds for Funding of Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2015

Claims that New York state's new policy on Medicaid funding for sex reassignment surgery falls short because it doesn't cover cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and voice therapy will go forward following a judge's order Friday.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

HP Loses Bid to Knock Out Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman seemed disinclined to rule that the court lacks jurisdiction.

Dewey Defense Digs Deeper Into Ex-Partners' Emails

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

During the testimony of former Dewey & LeBoeuf corporate partner John Schwolsky on Wednesday, the defense for three former executives of the now-defunct firm sought to characterize Schwolsky's departure to Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a catalyst that propelled Dewey into bankruptcy two months later.

Ex-Dewey Partner Claims Power Struggle Presaged Merger

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 24, 2015

Email evidence during the trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives shows there was infighting and a power struggle among members of the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in the months leading up to the firm's ill-fated merger with Dewey Ballantine in 2007.

Defense Digs Deeper Into Emails Between Ex-Dewey Partners

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2015

The defense counsel for three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives accused of fraud and other crimes further dissected emails that were sent between partners on the executive committee of legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

Infighting, Power Struggle Presaged Dewey & LeBoeuf's Creation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Inflammatory emails between executive committee members at legacy firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae were shown to the jury during the trial of three former firm executives who went on to top roles at Dewey & LeBoeuf, the 1,400-lawyer firm formed through a 2007 merger with Dewey Ballantine that filed for bankruptcy five years later.

Witness: Dewey Asked Top Earners to Forego Half of Salary

Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2015

Jurors at the fraud and conspiracy trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives heard vivid descriptions of some of the drama that precipitated the firm's bankruptcy in 2012.

Ex-Dewey Rainmaker Says Partners Asked to Forgo Half of Salary

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

The ongoing testimony of Ralph Ferrara, a salaried partner and former rainmaker at Dewey & LeBoeuf, painted a picture of the firm's downfall that seemed sympathetic to the defense. Ferrara said the decision of certain key partners to leave the firm as they became aware of its grim finances contributed to its eventual bankruptcy.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

S&C, Willkie on Tokio Marine's $7.5B U.S. Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 11, 2015

The Japanese insurer moves to expand its Stateside footprint by acquiring Houston-based specialty insurance company HCC.

Deal of the Week: $7.5 Billion Insurance Company Acquisition

: Texas Lawyer : June 11, 2015

Tokio Marine Holdings agreed to acquire HCC Insurance Holdings of Houston in deal valued at $7.5 billion.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.