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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

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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Willkie Farr & Gallagher ranked as the 70th 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

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's Scalia Notches a Loss over CFTC Swaps Rule

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 16, 2014

A judge mostly upheld the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's rules on cross-border swaps, adding a blemish to Eugene Scalia's impressive record challenging government regulations on behalf of Wall Street.

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

Travelers' $500M Payment to Johns-Manville Reinstated

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2014

Travelers Indemnity Co. must pay more than $500 million under an insurance policy covering asbestos claims, a unanimous federal appeals panel has ruled, reinstating a bankruptcy court order that had been overturned by a district court.

Swipe Fee Case Moves Ahead Against Card Companies

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2014

A group of major merchants that opted out of a $5.7 billion antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard have cleared a hurdle in their case against the card companies over swipe fees.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

SEC Lawyer To Be GC at Investment Company Institute

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : July 14, 2014

The Investment Company Institute is picking up senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer David Blass as its general counsel.

Kirkland's $5 Million Man Leads on Texas Energy Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

A little more than two months after Kirkland & Ellis made waves by heading to Houston with its hire of Andrew Calder from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the firm has snagged a key role advising longtime Simpson Thacher private equity client KKR on its creation of an oil and gas joint venture with Riverstone Holdings that will be one of the largest operators in Texas' Barnett Shale formation.

FCC Names Merger Review Lawyers in Comcast and AT&T Deals

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : July 07, 2014

With two megamergers pending, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced the legal teams that will review the $45 billion combination of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable and the $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV Inc.

FCC Names Merger Review Lawyers in Comcast and AT&T Deals

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : July 07, 2014

With two megamergers pending, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced the legal teams that will review the $45 billion combination of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable and the $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and DirecTV Inc.

New Deals

Vinayak Balasubramanian : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2014

Private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to sell its majority stake in Advantage Sales and Marketing to two other private equity firms, Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners. Wisconsin Energy Corporation has announced it will buy energy holding company Integrys Energy Group for $9.1 billion, including debt, a deal that would expand the company's geographic base.

Weekend Reading: Hogan Lovells on North Korea's 'Genocide'

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 19, 2014

An Am Law Daily compendium of compelling tales, such as the case for African-American reparations, Drinker Biddle's Native American pro bono work that cost it pro football business and Hogan Lovells' report on the tragedy taking place in North Korea that the world has forgotten.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Advise on Apax Sale of Advantage

Vinayak Balasubramanian : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2014

Skadden, Willkie Farr, Latham and Simpson Thacher were all on hand for the private equity firm's majority stake sale of Advantage Sales and Marketing to Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners for a reported $4 billion.

Wachtell, Willkie Get Call For Telecom, Transport Tie-Ups

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2014

The Am Law 100 firms are handling the latest round of consolidation in the telecommunications sector, as Level 3 Communications seeks to buy TW Telecom for $5.68 billion, along with another transportation tie-up that will create the largest U.S.-listed dry bulk carrier.

On The Move: Two New Associates at Weber Gallagher

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 13, 2014

The Workers' Compensation Group at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby adds two, while James Tyrrell, Jr., joins Edwards Wildman.

Goldman, Bain Settle Antitrust Suit for $121 Million

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : June 12, 2014

Ropes & Gray, Sullivan & Cromwell, Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis reached the agreement Wednesday on behalf of the two companies, which were accused of conspiring with other private equity players to deflate the price of corporate takeovers.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Asia Deal Digest: June 5, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 05, 2014

* Japan's Dai-ichi Life turns to Baker & McKenzie and Willkie Farr for its first foray into the U.S. market* Minter Ellison is guiding Asia's richest man on his $2.2 billion bid for Australian natural gas distributor Envestra* Clifford Chance advises 7-Eleven Malaysia on a $225 million IPO