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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

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 02, 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.

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.

New O&G Fund to Be Backed by Natural Gas Partners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 02, 2015

With a goal of $100 million and a cap of $120 million, Dallas-based Springbok Energy's new fund is centered on purchasing oil and gas minerals and royalties.

June Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Lander & Rogers Brings Aboard Japan Adviser

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Minority Ranks at Large Firms Show Little Growth

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The percentage of minorities at large law firms hasn't changed much in seven years, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Cross-Border Rulings Set Path for Massive Nortel Asset Split

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 20, 2015

It took two judges in two different countries, with the assistance of some beefed up courtroom technology, to decide the question of how the approximately $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets should be split between the bankrupt company's three international estates.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Firm Leaders Expect Corporate Work to Drive Revenue

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2015

New York Law Journal reporter Christine Simmons conducts an informal survey of nine law firm leaders on their expectations for the rest of 2015 based on the first quarter of the year.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : April 29, 2015

Bloomberg LP has agreed to lease 254,556 square feet at 919 Third Ave. Also, Adobe Systems Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for nearly 30,644 square feet at 100-104 Fifth Ave. in Union Square.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

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  • - Billing Rates
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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

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : July 02, 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.

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.

New O&G Fund to Be Backed by Natural Gas Partners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 02, 2015

With a goal of $100 million and a cap of $120 million, Dallas-based Springbok Energy's new fund is centered on purchasing oil and gas minerals and royalties.

June Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Lander & Rogers Brings Aboard Japan Adviser

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The Australian firm has hired former government minister Andrew Thomson to bolster its Japan practice after a free-trade pact between the two countries came into effect earlier this year.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Minority Ranks at Large Firms Show Little Growth

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The percentage of minorities at large law firms hasn't changed much in seven years, our Diversity Scorecard shows.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Cross-Border Rulings Set Path for Massive Nortel Asset Split

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 20, 2015

It took two judges in two different countries, with the assistance of some beefed up courtroom technology, to decide the question of how the approximately $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets should be split between the bankrupt company's three international estates.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Firm Leaders Expect Corporate Work to Drive Revenue

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2015

New York Law Journal reporter Christine Simmons conducts an informal survey of nine law firm leaders on their expectations for the rest of 2015 based on the first quarter of the year.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : April 29, 2015

Bloomberg LP has agreed to lease 254,556 square feet at 919 Third Ave. Also, Adobe Systems Inc. has signed a 10-year lease for nearly 30,644 square feet at 100-104 Fifth Ave. in Union Square.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Fuel Up With Energy Sector Restructurings

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Low oil prices are sending more energy companies into Chapter 11. A look at the law firms that are getting the work and what they're charging.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.