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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 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 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

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.

Comcast Pulls Plug On Deal

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. on April 24 abandoned their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

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

Panel Denies Foundation Must Support Historic L.I. Manor

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A historical society lacks standing to seek in court the right to claim financial support for a 10-acre Long Island manor from a foundation created by the man who once owned the property, the Second Department ruled Wednesday.

FCC Resistance Dooms Comcast Deal, Lawyers Say

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 23, 2015

Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable are expected to pull the plug on their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced. A lawyer involved in the process said the companies could not persuade the Federal Communications Commission that the merger offered sufficient benefits for consumers.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Seidman of Willkie, Paul Schnell and Jeremy London of Skadden

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 12, 2015

Seidman used a Pac-Man defense to help Men's Wearhouse Inc. defeat a hostile bid by Jos. A. Bank Inc. and then turn around and gobble up the bidder itself. Bank, meanwhile, will get a 56 percent premium for its shares, thanks to Schnell and London, who negotiated on the company's behalf.

Judge Gets Common Interest Privilege Spot-On!

C. Evan Stewart : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2015

C. Evan Stewart writes: While judges often make rulings on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine that are wide of the mark, every so often they get one spot-on. Happily, the First Department (per Judge Karla Moskowitz), recently did just that in reversing a trial court order that held that documents relating to a merger were not protected by the "common interest" privilege.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Judge Denies Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Issues Sanctions Against Defendant

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Litigation between art collectors led to a $1.2 million jury verdict that a federal judge overturned in part. This month, the same judge denied plaintiff attorney fees for her victory but granted in part the post-final judgment sanctions plaintiff sought against a defendant.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Denies Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Issues Sanctions Against Defendant

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

Litigation between art collectors led to a $1.2 million jury verdict that a federal judge overturned in part. This month, the same judge denied plaintiff attorney fees for her victory but granted in part the post-final judgment sanctions plaintiff sought against a defendant.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Former SEC Director Rips the Red Tape Off His Mouth

: Bloomberg : March 10, 2015

John Ramsay, formerly the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's director of trading and markets, has been slamming the industry he'd overseen for the SEC.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Dealmaker of the Week: Alison Ressler of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

A corporate partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ressler advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Willkie Farr Achieves Personal Best in 2014

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

M&A and private equity work helped Willkie Farr & Gallagher's partner profits rise 14.5 percent to $2.56 million last year. Gross revenue also increased 14.5 percent, to $640 million, while revenue per lawyer jumped 8.5 percent, to $1.155 million. All three totals marked record highs for the firm.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Royal Bank of Canada / City National; Repsol / Talisman Energy; Three Bryant Park Purchase; Alimentation Couche-Tard / The Pantry

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

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

  • - Financial Information
  • - 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

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.

Comcast Pulls Plug On Deal

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. on April 24 abandoned their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

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

Panel Denies Foundation Must Support Historic L.I. Manor

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 24, 2015

A historical society lacks standing to seek in court the right to claim financial support for a 10-acre Long Island manor from a foundation created by the man who once owned the property, the Second Department ruled Wednesday.

FCC Resistance Dooms Comcast Deal, Lawyers Say

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : April 23, 2015

Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable are expected to pull the plug on their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced. A lawyer involved in the process said the companies could not persuade the Federal Communications Commission that the merger offered sufficient benefits for consumers.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Seidman of Willkie, Paul Schnell and Jeremy London of Skadden

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 12, 2015

Seidman used a Pac-Man defense to help Men's Wearhouse Inc. defeat a hostile bid by Jos. A. Bank Inc. and then turn around and gobble up the bidder itself. Bank, meanwhile, will get a 56 percent premium for its shares, thanks to Schnell and London, who negotiated on the company's behalf.

Judge Gets Common Interest Privilege Spot-On!

C. Evan Stewart : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2015

C. Evan Stewart writes: While judges often make rulings on the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine that are wide of the mark, every so often they get one spot-on. Happily, the First Department (per Judge Karla Moskowitz), recently did just that in reversing a trial court order that held that documents relating to a merger were not protected by the "common interest" privilege.

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

Canadian Deals

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Amicus Briefs Make the Case for Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 01, 2015

There are briefs by first responders, 303 former and sitting Republican government officials and activists, major churches and a former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia who argues that "originalism" supports the right to same-sex marriage.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Judge Denies Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Issues Sanctions Against Defendant

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 23, 2015

Litigation between art collectors led to a $1.2 million jury verdict that a federal judge overturned in part. This month, the same judge denied plaintiff attorney fees for her victory but granted in part the post-final judgment sanctions plaintiff sought against a defendant.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Denies Plaintiff Attorney Fees, Issues Sanctions Against Defendant

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 17, 2015

Litigation between art collectors led to a $1.2 million jury verdict that a federal judge overturned in part. This month, the same judge denied plaintiff attorney fees for her victory but granted in part the post-final judgment sanctions plaintiff sought against a defendant.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Former SEC Director Rips the Red Tape Off His Mouth

: Bloomberg : March 10, 2015

John Ramsay, formerly the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's director of trading and markets, has been slamming the industry he'd overseen for the SEC.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

Cadwalader Revives Houston Office With Addition of Energy Partner

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

After a dip in profits in 2014 and an emptying of the firm's Houston office, Cadwalader is looking to regain ground with three big lateral hires, including Chad Mills, a former transactional energy partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Dealmaker of the Week: Alison Ressler of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

A corporate partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ressler advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Willkie Farr Achieves Personal Best in 2014

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

M&A and private equity work helped Willkie Farr & Gallagher's partner profits rise 14.5 percent to $2.56 million last year. Gross revenue also increased 14.5 percent, to $640 million, while revenue per lawyer jumped 8.5 percent, to $1.155 million. All three totals marked record highs for the firm.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Royal Bank of Canada / City National; Repsol / Talisman Energy; Three Bryant Park Purchase; Alimentation Couche-Tard / The Pantry

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.