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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 570
  • Gross Revenues: $658,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,155,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,605,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Willkie Farr & Gallagher has 570 attorneys and is the 74th largest firm in the United States.  With $658,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 51st on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Willkie Farr & Gallagher ranked as the 64th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 51 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 51 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 75 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 30 23 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 90 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 25 1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 110 -110 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 88 -58 Summer programs

In the News

Straub Stepping Down From Bench After 18 Years

: New York Law Journal : June 30, 2016

Second Circuit Senior Judge Chester Straub is closing his chambers and assuming inactive status, ending 18 years of hearing appeals in Lower Manhattan.

Sex Offenders' Suit Challenges Continued State Imprisonment

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 27, 2016

A group of persons convicted of sex offenses has filed a class action suit against both New York City and New York State, alleging the state is continuing to hold them behind bars beyond their release dates and that the city has not been providing them with shelter beds.

More Firms Jump on Cravath Pay Scale, as S&C Beats Top End

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

A bevy of big firms continue this week to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sullivan & Cromwell sought to up the ante for its most senior associates, as other firms like Latham & Watkins joined the pay raise party.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Litigator of the Week: Tariq Mundiya of Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2016

A pair of board-friendly wins for Mundiya in New York and Delaware makes it tougher for shareholders challenging going-private transactions.

In Kenneth Cole Case, Court Adopts Review Standard for Mergers

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 06, 2016

The Court of Appeals, validating designer Kenneth Cole's $279 million bid to gain complete control over his eponymous company, ruled unanimously that lower courts should apply a blended approach when considering shareholder challenges to so-called going-private mergers.

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

DLA Piper bags new recruits from Skadden and Willkie Farr; Chadbourne & Parke picks up a partner with World Cup ties; Cleary Gottlieb adds an Allen & Overy practice leader; Stroock nabs a former federal judge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Sidley, Willkie Work on Houston Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 20, 2016

Sidley Austin represents private equity company Stonepeak Infrrastructure Partners in an equity commitment of up to $500 million in Houston's Sage Midstream Ventures, which turned to Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

City Bar Justice Center Awards

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center held its 11th Annual Gala on Wednesday. Awards went to CBS, accepted by Lawrence Tu, senior executive vice president and chief legal officer officer and Willkie Farr & Gallagher, accepted by partner Michael Schachter.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

Liberty Oilfield Services To Buy Assets of Canadian Fracking Equipment Company

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Sanjel Corporation, which is based in Alberta, Canada, recently announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its U.S. fracturing, coiled tubing and cementing assets to Liberty Oilfield Services for an undisclosed amount.

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

National Firms Stampede Into Houston Despite Drop in Oil Prices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Out-of-state firms continue to move into Houston, the nation's energy capital, despite the low oil and gas prices.

Firms Promote More Corporate Lawyers, Women to Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 21, 2016

Responding to a record volume of mergers and acquisitions, New York law firms advanced scores of corporate and transactional lawyers to partnership in their latest round of promotions.

Special Report: A Return to Earth for Elite New York Firms?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2016

A barrage of big deals in 2015 didn't translate into explosive growth for many of the country's most profitable firms.

The Am Law 100: Willkie Grows Revenue, Profits

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2016

The gains in 2015 were driven by strong activity in Willkie Farr & Gallagher's international private equity, M&A, compliance and insurance transactions practices. The firm's revenue and profit growth slowed from 2014, however.

Liberty Insurance, Cameron Settle Case Involving BP Deepwater Litigation

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 03, 2016

Just a week before their case involving a $50 million insurance dispute was to be heard by the Texas Supreme Court, Cameron International Corp. and Liberty Insurance Underwriters reached an agreement.

Clyde & Co global aviation finance head resigns

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : March 01, 2016

Hong Kong-based aviation finance head Paul Jebely has resigned from Clyde & Co and the firm is yet to appoint his successor.

Hogan Lovells on a Hiring Spree, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 29, 2016

Hogan Lovells goes global for new recruits; a rough week for K&L Gates; Crowell & Moring brings back a top prosecutor; Debevoise bags a federal judge; DLA Piper plucks a longtime ESPN lawyer; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.