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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 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 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

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

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

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Awards Presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Honors and awards presented by the New York State Bar Association and its committees and sections during the annual meeting.

Houston A La Carte: Behind Orrick's Texas Expansion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Orrick chose a logistically complex mix-and-match approach to populate its new Texas outpost.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr, King & Spalding and Simpson Thacher are among the firms announcing new hires and promotions.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

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

Nortel Fee Bonanza Continues as Creditors Square Off in NY

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

As creditors fight over Nortel Networks' $7.3 billion carcass, bankruptcy lawyers are feasting on the fees.

Deal Watch: Simpson Thacher Follows the Bouncing Ball

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 26, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett snagged roles on three year-end deals of note for private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Apax Partners, as well as Bruce Ratner's Forest City Enterprises, which agreed to give up its remaining stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Tasha Norman : The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

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

Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Documents in AmEx Litigation

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Easterm District Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ordered attorneys to file redacted court documents in an antitrust case against American Express, after a law professor who is not a party to the litigation sought to unseal the documents or intervene. The professor, Myriam Gilles of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is also the wife of the plaintiffs attorney whom Garaufis removed as class counsel in August.

Shout-Out: Willkie Farr Makes a $10B Save for Barclays

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2015

With $10 billion on the line, Willkie Farr & Gallagher lawyers delivered a major win for Barclays Bank PLC, securing complete dismissal of a suit brought by a Saudi Arabian real estate developer.

Claims in Saudi Suit Against Barclays Found Untimely

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 08, 2015

A $10 billion suit against Barclays Bank brought by a Saudi Arabian real estate developer has been dismissed on statute of limitations grounds by a Manhattan Commercial Division judge.

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden; K&L Gates grabs three Down Under; Willkie welcomes back an alum from the FCC; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Riverstone Holdings Commits $250M to Dallas O&G Co.

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : December 04, 2015

In a successful move, Rover Petroleum, a newly formed Dallas-based oil and gas company, recently obtained $250 million in equity funding from the private equity firm Riverstone Holdings.

Big Deals: Numerous Firms Advise $160B Merger of Pharmaceutical Companies

Jennifer Hudson : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2015

With last week's news that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc will join together in a tax inversion valued at $160 billion, 2015 appears to be the year of the deal. The transaction brings total M&A value to $3.82 trillion for the year to date—4.3 percent higher than the record set in 2007, according to Mergermarket data.

A New Brazil Base for Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2015

Paul Hastings adds an energy and project finance partner to open in São Paulo; Hogan Lovells makes three new hires; Northwestern nabs a Jenner & Block practice leader; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - Nov. 24, 2015 - Leppo Presents Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Shawn Leppo presented "Design Patents and More," a live and simulcast seminar hosted by the Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum.

Deepwater Horizon Defendant Wins Big Insurance Ruling

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2015

In a big insurance decision, the Fifth Circuit ruled recently that an insurer breached a $50 million contract by denying coverage to the manufacturer of the blowout preventer used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

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

Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 23, 2015

If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.

Morning Wrap: Law Firms Excel With Pro-LGBT Policies | D.C. Firms Host Charity Events This Week

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2015

Firms cheer the release of Human Rights Campaign's annual corporate equality index on policies for LGBT employees, LegalZoom expands into North Carolina, and Texas executes a death row inmate. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

More Firms Earn Top Marks in Annual LGBT Equality Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Nearly 100 law firms received top ratings from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The annual survey is meant to promote inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Suit Against Willkie Farr Ruled Time Barred

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 13, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten has dismissed a malpractice complaint against Willkie Farr & Gallagher in which a trader alleged breach of ethics and fiduciary duty.

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2015

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

More Profiles:
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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Willkie Farr & Gallagher

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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - 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: N/A

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

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

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

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Awards Presented at the State Bar Annual Meeting

: New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

Honors and awards presented by the New York State Bar Association and its committees and sections during the annual meeting.

Houston A La Carte: Behind Orrick's Texas Expansion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Orrick chose a logistically complex mix-and-match approach to populate its new Texas outpost.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr, King & Spalding and Simpson Thacher are among the firms announcing new hires and promotions.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

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

Nortel Fee Bonanza Continues as Creditors Square Off in NY

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

As creditors fight over Nortel Networks' $7.3 billion carcass, bankruptcy lawyers are feasting on the fees.

Deal Watch: Simpson Thacher Follows the Bouncing Ball

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 26, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett snagged roles on three year-end deals of note for private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Apax Partners, as well as Bruce Ratner's Forest City Enterprises, which agreed to give up its remaining stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Tasha Norman : The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

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

Professor Asks Judge to Unseal Documents in AmEx Litigation

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Easterm District Judge Nicholas Garaufis has ordered attorneys to file redacted court documents in an antitrust case against American Express, after a law professor who is not a party to the litigation sought to unseal the documents or intervene. The professor, Myriam Gilles of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is also the wife of the plaintiffs attorney whom Garaufis removed as class counsel in August.

Shout-Out: Willkie Farr Makes a $10B Save for Barclays

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2015

With $10 billion on the line, Willkie Farr & Gallagher lawyers delivered a major win for Barclays Bank PLC, securing complete dismissal of a suit brought by a Saudi Arabian real estate developer.

Claims in Saudi Suit Against Barclays Found Untimely

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 08, 2015

A $10 billion suit against Barclays Bank brought by a Saudi Arabian real estate developer has been dismissed on statute of limitations grounds by a Manhattan Commercial Division judge.

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden; K&L Gates grabs three Down Under; Willkie welcomes back an alum from the FCC; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Riverstone Holdings Commits $250M to Dallas O&G Co.

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : December 04, 2015

In a successful move, Rover Petroleum, a newly formed Dallas-based oil and gas company, recently obtained $250 million in equity funding from the private equity firm Riverstone Holdings.

Big Deals: Numerous Firms Advise $160B Merger of Pharmaceutical Companies

Jennifer Hudson : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2015

With last week's news that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc will join together in a tax inversion valued at $160 billion, 2015 appears to be the year of the deal. The transaction brings total M&A value to $3.82 trillion for the year to date—4.3 percent higher than the record set in 2007, according to Mergermarket data.

A New Brazil Base for Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2015

Paul Hastings adds an energy and project finance partner to open in São Paulo; Hogan Lovells makes three new hires; Northwestern nabs a Jenner & Block practice leader; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

People in the News - Nov. 24, 2015 - Leppo Presents Seminar

: The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

McNees Wallace & Nurick attorney Shawn Leppo presented "Design Patents and More," a live and simulcast seminar hosted by the Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum.

Deepwater Horizon Defendant Wins Big Insurance Ruling

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 24, 2015

In a big insurance decision, the Fifth Circuit ruled recently that an insurer breached a $50 million contract by denying coverage to the manufacturer of the blowout preventer used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

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

Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 23, 2015

If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.

Morning Wrap: Law Firms Excel With Pro-LGBT Policies | D.C. Firms Host Charity Events This Week

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 19, 2015

Firms cheer the release of Human Rights Campaign's annual corporate equality index on policies for LGBT employees, LegalZoom expands into North Carolina, and Texas executes a death row inmate. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

More Firms Earn Top Marks in Annual LGBT Equality Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Nearly 100 law firms received top ratings from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The annual survey is meant to promote inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Suit Against Willkie Farr Ruled Time Barred

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 13, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten has dismissed a malpractice complaint against Willkie Farr & Gallagher in which a trader alleged breach of ethics and fiduciary duty.

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2015

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.