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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, 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

Full Coverage: Dewey & LeBoeuf Fraud Trial

: New York Law Journal : August 28, 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.

Husband of Ex-Partner at NY Law Firms Admits to Role in Scam

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Melvin Feliz admitted in court that he and his wife, Keila Ravelo, carried out a scheme involving phony litigation-support companies while she was with Hunton & Williams from 2005 to 2010, and continued when she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 2010 to 2014.

Ex-Big Law Partner's Husband Pleads Guilty to Bilking Firms

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 26, 2015

The husband of a former partner at two large New York law firms has admitted to his role in a scheme using phony litigation support companies to defraud the firms of more than $7 million.

Big Canadian Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Hudson's Bay / Galeria; Sun Life / Bentall Kennedy; Match.com / PlentyofFish

HP Uses Report to Fight Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 24, 2015

In a motion to dismiss, HP's lawyers say an internal investigation at Mexico's state oil and gas company found no wrongdoing.

Willkie Partner's Email Trail Sinks AmEx Settlement

Christine Simmons : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A judge found that communications between a plaintiffs attorney and a Willkie partner "tainted" the deal.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Remembering White House Rejects Who Shaped Big Law

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

One thing is certain about the 2016 presidential race: It's going to leave a lot of former Republican candidates looking for something to do. Luckily they've got some role models.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Counsel's 'Egregious' Conduct Upsets Credit Card Settlement

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2015

In a stunning decision Tuesday, Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis assailed "the improper and disappointing conduct" of Gary Friedman, plaintiffs counsel in credit card litigation between retailers and American Express, for talking behind the scenes with Keila Ravelo, who represented MasterCard in a separate but similar lawsuit brought by the same retailers.

Nortel Bankruptcy Appeals Denied Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 05, 2015

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a bid to fast-track to the Third Circuit appeals of his decision on how to split up $7.3 billion in Nortel assets.

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC's $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.

Objections in Settlement of Credit Card Suit Filed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Retailers filed objections Tuesday to a preliminary settlement of an antitrust class action suit against American Express based on disclosed communications between a lawyer for the plaintiffs and an ex-Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner.

Parties in Nortel Appeals Seek Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 29, 2015

A ruling by two judges in two different countries over the disbursement of $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets has resulted in at least 11 appeals that promise to lengthen a case that has already gone on for six years and generated more than $1.3 billion in legal fees.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Dust-Up Over Ex-Willkie Partner Roils Megabucks Credit Card Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.

Meet Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's Lawyer

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 22, 2015

Defending a once-beloved superstar in the court of public opinion has meant sometimes evading questions. Plus, AT&T's outside counsel at Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter and Sidley Austin get a second chance.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

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

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

HP Wins Round in Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 14, 2015

But company will still have to face an amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled.

O'Melveny Welcomes New European Corporate Head From White & Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.

SAC Capital Pursues Discovery Over Lawsuit Funding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 13, 2015

SAC Capital wants to know who's financing a case brought by shareholders of Elan Corp. against the hedge fund.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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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: 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 : August 28, 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.

Husband of Ex-Partner at NY Law Firms Admits to Role in Scam

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Melvin Feliz admitted in court that he and his wife, Keila Ravelo, carried out a scheme involving phony litigation-support companies while she was with Hunton & Williams from 2005 to 2010, and continued when she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 2010 to 2014.

Ex-Big Law Partner's Husband Pleads Guilty to Bilking Firms

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 26, 2015

The husband of a former partner at two large New York law firms has admitted to his role in a scheme using phony litigation support companies to defraud the firms of more than $7 million.

Big Canadian Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Hudson's Bay / Galeria; Sun Life / Bentall Kennedy; Match.com / PlentyofFish

HP Uses Report to Fight Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 24, 2015

In a motion to dismiss, HP's lawyers say an internal investigation at Mexico's state oil and gas company found no wrongdoing.

Willkie Partner's Email Trail Sinks AmEx Settlement

Christine Simmons : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A judge found that communications between a plaintiffs attorney and a Willkie partner "tainted" the deal.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Oct. 14.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Remembering White House Rejects Who Shaped Big Law

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

One thing is certain about the 2016 presidential race: It's going to leave a lot of former Republican candidates looking for something to do. Luckily they've got some role models.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Counsel's 'Egregious' Conduct Upsets Credit Card Settlement

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2015

In a stunning decision Tuesday, Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis assailed "the improper and disappointing conduct" of Gary Friedman, plaintiffs counsel in credit card litigation between retailers and American Express, for talking behind the scenes with Keila Ravelo, who represented MasterCard in a separate but similar lawsuit brought by the same retailers.

Nortel Bankruptcy Appeals Denied Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 05, 2015

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a bid to fast-track to the Third Circuit appeals of his decision on how to split up $7.3 billion in Nortel assets.

Retailers Move to Upset Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Dozens of retailers in a class action against American Express are urging the court to reject a proposed settlement because co-lead plaintiff counsel "has betrayed the class he purports to represent by secretly collaborating" with a former partner at Willkie Farr who represented an adversary, MasterCard.

Three Witnesses Testify to Dewey & LeBoeuf's Financial Practices

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

Among those called to the stand in the trial of three Dewey & LeBoeuf executives were an assistant to a former rainmaker, an ex-partner from predecessor Dewey Ballantine and a banker who oversaw HSBC's $10 million loan to the now-defunct firm.

Objections in Settlement of Credit Card Suit Filed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

Retailers filed objections Tuesday to a preliminary settlement of an antitrust class action suit against American Express based on disclosed communications between a lawyer for the plaintiffs and an ex-Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner.

Parties in Nortel Appeals Seek Fast Track to Third Circuit

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 29, 2015

A ruling by two judges in two different countries over the disbursement of $7.3 billion in Nortel Networks assets has resulted in at least 11 appeals that promise to lengthen a case that has already gone on for six years and generated more than $1.3 billion in legal fees.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Dust-Up Over Ex-Willkie Partner Roils Megabucks Credit Card Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Merchants in a multibillion-dollar antitrust case against MasterCard say a plaintiffs lawyer should lose $32 million in fees for purportedly sharing confidential documents with former Willkie partner Keila Ravelo.

Meet Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's Lawyer

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 22, 2015

Defending a once-beloved superstar in the court of public opinion has meant sometimes evading questions. Plus, AT&T's outside counsel at Crowell & Moring, Arnold & Porter and Sidley Austin get a second chance.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

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

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

HP Wins Round in Pemex Corruption Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 14, 2015

But company will still have to face an amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman ruled.

O'Melveny Welcomes New European Corporate Head From White & Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

Andrew Weiler, a corporate partner at White & Case in London, has joined O'Melveny & Myers to lead the firm's European M&A and corporate finance.

SAC Capital Pursues Discovery Over Lawsuit Funding

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 13, 2015

SAC Capital wants to know who's financing a case brought by shareholders of Elan Corp. against the hedge fund.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.