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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 526
  • Gross Revenues: $559,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,065,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,235,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Willkie Farr & Gallagher has 526 attorneys and is the 79th largest firm in the United States.  With $559,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 57th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, London, NY and Paris.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 57 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 57 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

Willkie Adds Another Ex-Kirkland Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Eight months after leaving Kirkland & Ellis for McDermott Will & Emery, private equity partner Leonard Klingbaum is on the move again; Greenberg Traurig hires a former California Senate leader; Weil, Gotshal & Manges adds a high-yield partner in London and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

LIBOR Suit Against Citigroup Directors Rejected

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 21, 2014

For the second time this year, a shareholder derivative case against Citigroup's directors that alleged they should be held personally liable for losses stemming from the bank's misstatement of LIBOR has been rejected by the Commercial Division.

Citigroup Directors Prevail in Second LIBOR Lawsuit

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 21, 2014

For the second time this year, a shareholder derivative case against Citigroup's directors that alleged they should be held personally liable for losses stemming from the bank's misstatement of LIBOR has been rejected by the Commercial Division.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

Associates Class of 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Associates Class of 2014: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Richard Mancino

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

As a partner in Willkie Farr & Gallagher's litigation department, Richard Mancino specializes in complex commercial and corporate cases. As chair of the firm's pro bono committee, however, he is known for getting New York's Congressional map redrawn, for helping keep religion out of the classroom and for assisting dozens of immigrants to obtain asylum.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law 100 Firms Capitalize on Big Pharma Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 09, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell, Latham, McDermott and Sidley Austin advised on Impax Laboratories' purchase of Tower Holdings for $700 million. Sullivan & Cromwell also counseled Endo International on a separate pharmaceutical deal in which the company agreed to pay $2.6 billion for Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, itself advised by Morgan Lewis and Willkie. Meanwhile, Debevoise and Wilmer took the lead on a third transaction in the pharmaceutical sector, this one worth $675 million.

Gibson Dunn, Willkie Put on Pretty Face for Bourjois Buy

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

New York-based cosmetics company Coty has turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and French firm Bredin Prat to advise on its $240 million bid for Chanel's Bourjois cosmetics brand. Gibson Dunn has long-standing ties to the beauty giant, which went public last year. Willkie Farr & Gallagher is advising Chanel.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Law School Professors to Join Police Conduct Board

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2014

Deborah Archer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at New York Law School, and I. Bennett Capers, a professor at Brooklyn Law School, have been appointed to New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board, which investigates allegations of police misconduct.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesians suing Exxon Mobil over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled Wednesday.

Exxon Loses Bid to Dismiss Human Rights Lawsuit

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 25, 2014

Indonesian citizens suing Exxon Mobil Corp. over the deaths, injuries or disappearances of their family members—allegedly at the hands of soldiers hired by the oil company—can move forward with their case, a federal judge in Washington ruled on Wednesday.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2014

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Panel Upholds Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Willkie

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

An appellate panel has affirmed the dismissal of a malpractice suit against Willkie Farr & Gallagher, holding that the real estate investor plaintiff would not have been insulated from liability by the so-called business judgment rule had he declined to have his hotel company file for bankruptcy as the firm recommended.

Judge Upholds Rules Governing Commodity Futures Swaps

Jan Wolfe : New York Law Journal : September 18, 2014

In a win for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday mostly upheld rules on cross-border swaps, rejecting arguments by banking industry trade groups that the agency exceeded its authority by imposing new regulations.

Takeover Battle Highlights Skadden's Inversion Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Four Am Law 100 firms are facing off in a $2.2 billion takeover fight involving Endo International's bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a deal that would stymie a $345 million tax inversion deal forged by the latter this summer with Canadian biotechnology firm QLT. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which is currently advising Auxilium, has also done inversion work for Endo.

Am Law Firms Land Roles on Big Real Estate Deals

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

A flurry of real estate transactions totaling $6.9 billion has yielded work for several Am Law 100 firms, including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Goodwin Procter.

Gibson Dunn Gets Mixed Ruling in CFTC Swaps Rule Challenge

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 16, 2014

A judge upheld key aspects of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's rules on cross-border swaps.

Am Law Firms Score on Slew of Financial Services Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2014

A handful of Am Law 100 firms took lead roles on recent deals in the financial services sector, including Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Squire Patton Boggs.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Experts Weigh Benefits to Cuomo of Graffeo Reappointment

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican judge?

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Second Circuit Swats Down Fee Bid in Citi Say-on-Pay Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

Barely 24 hours after hearing oral arguments, a federal appellate panel refused Wednesday to revive claims that plaintiffs lawyers deserve $6 million in fees for supposedly helping to oust former Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit and another Citi exec two years ago.

Telecom Deals Put Lawyers to Work

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

As federal antitrust regulators review Comcast Corp.'s pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s $49 billion deal for DirecTV LLC, competitors and public interest advocates are on the attack — and they're lawyering up with outside and in-house counsel to fight.

Willkie Preserves Copyright Win for Haitian Photographer

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 13, 2014

The ruling is the latest in a string of victories for photojournalist Daniel Morel and his lead trial lawyer, Joseph Baio of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, who may soon be financially rewarded for a case he's called a labor of love.

Obituary: Fabian Palomino

: New York Law Journal : August 08, 2014

Fabian Palomino, a close friend and adviser to former governor Mario Cuomo who once served as the chief executive officer of the Javits Convention Center, died Wednesday. He was 90.

Meet the GC: Gene Luciani of eVestment Alliance

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 05, 2014

Gene Luciani began his career in Atlanta with Andersen, Tate & Carr, where he was introduced to the principal founders of eVestment Alliance and advised the Web-based investment information and analytic technology company from its foundation through its growth and expansion.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Medtronic/Covidien; Tyson/Hillshire; Time Inc. Spinoff; Level 3/TW Telecom; Apple/Beats