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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 and NY.

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

Morgan Lewis Shuffles Leadership in NY Office

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2015

After absorbing some partners from Bingham McCutchen, Morgan Lewis & Bockius has reshuffled its New York leadership while the former head of Bingham's Manhattan office has left the firm.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Willkie Fees in Hospital Bankruptcy Draw Renewed Scrutiny

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

As the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn pieces itself back together after exiting bankruptcy last summer, questions persist over the $15.3 million in fees and expenses paid out to law firms—including Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Alston & Bird and Nixon Peabody—and other advisers that worked on the 18-month proceeding.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Yorkers Say Goodbye to a Powerful Voice for the Law

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2015

Family and friends will say farewell today to Mario Cuomo, an eloquent voice for the rule of law and for the poor during his career as an attorney and three-term governor, who died at his Manhattan home Thursday, hours after his son Andrew was sworn in to his second term as governor.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Asia's Biggest-Ticket Recent Transactions

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Former BigLaw Partner Charged in NJ with Bilking NY Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 22, 2014

A former partner at two New York firms was accused by federal prosecutors in New Jersey of forming two litigation-support companies in order to defraud the firms out of more than $5 million.

Boies Schiller Confronts Media on Sony Data Breach

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

In response to an onslaught of reports about Sony's hacked documents, Boies, Schiller & Flexner's David Boies has sent a letter to news outlets demanding they stop using and destroy what he calls "stolen information." Whether the letter will have any effect remains to be seen.

What Were the Big Lateral Moves in 2014?

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

A number of firms headquartered outside Texas opened offices in the Lone Star State during 2014, spurring lateral moves.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

On the Move

: The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Two Kirkland & Ellis partners have departed, moving to Willkie Farr and Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chadbourne & Parke has added a former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay; and other moves.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Skadden Says 'Aloha' to Busy December Deal Week

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 04, 2014

As the holiday season rolls around, transactional work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is ramping up. The firm recently grabbed a role on a handful of big deals worth more than $15 billion for clients like Hawaiian Electric Industries, Japan's Ostuka Holdings, the Robb Report and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.

HP Hit with RICO Suit Over Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, which gave Hewlett Packard $6 million in contracts, is seeking repayment of overcharges and damages related to FCPA violations.

Toast of the Town

: Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

The general counsel at a whisky company has a surprising variety of work; and other Moves.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Panel Affirms Dismissal of Suit Over Kenneth Cole Deal

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : November 26, 2014

The Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously upheld the dismissal of a minority shareholder challenge to a going-private deal by Kenneth Cole Production's majority shareholder: Kenneth Cole.

Panel Affirms Dismissal of Suit Over Kenneth Cole Deal

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : November 24, 2014

The Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a minority shareholder challenge to a going-private deal by Kenneth Cole Production's majority shareholder, Kenneth Cole.

New York Joins Delaware, Rejects 'Entire Fairness' Test for Kenneth Cole Buyout Deal

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 23, 2014

The N.Y. ruling comes seven months after the Delaware Supreme Court held that courts should use the management-friendly business judgment rule to review going-private deals like the buyout planned for Kenneth Cole.

Am Law Trio Reaps Rewards From Record REIT IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Goodwin Procter, Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr & Gallagher grabbed roles this week on a $2.29 billion initial public offering for Paramount Group, the largest-ever public listing for a real estate investment trust.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, while Nancy Hoppock has been named first deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Willkie Puts Down Stakes in Houston

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

Willkie Farr & Gallagher is opening an office in Houston, marking the Wall Street firm's foray into the booming legal market in Texas as well as its first new domestic office since 1981, when it opened in Washington, D.C.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Another NYC Firm Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 04, 2014

With three partners, Willkie Farr & Gallagher opens office in Houston to expand its energy practice

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.