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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 745
  • Gross Revenues: $303,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $405,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $615,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is a White Plains-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker has 745 attorneys and is the 50th largest firm in the United States.  With $303,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 108th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TX, VA and WI.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 108 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 48 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 167 -2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 100 33 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Post-Bench Work Means Walking an Ethical Line

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 05, 2016

In a profession that's highly sensitive to conflicts—and in a jurisdiction that's particularly restrictive to the activities of retired judges—it appears that post-retirement career planning is done with delicacy. Or at least it should be, practitioners said.

Post-Bench Work Means Walking an Ethical Line

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 05, 2016

In a profession that's highly sensitive to conflicts—and in a jurisdiction that's particularly restrictive to the activities of retired judges—it appears that post-retirement career planning is done with delicacy. Or at least it should be, practitioners said.

Products Liability an 'Unnerving New World' Since 'Tincher'

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016

Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille had spent years working over the issue with his colleagues, trying to form a consensus. For nearly two decades, a question had been kicked around the state Supreme Court: Would Pennsylvania products liability law continue to follow the Restatement (Second) of Torts or would it update its standing and adopt the Third Restatement, published in 1998?

Judge Orders Examiner in Zucker Goldberg Bankruptcy Case

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 03, 2016

The judge overseeing the liquidation of New Jersey foreclosure firm Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman has directed the U.S. Trustee Program to appoint a third-party investigator to the case—a measure the firm and its creditors agreed upon despite repeatedly locking horns.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

Five firms announce promotions, and six firms have added new partners.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2016

Quinn Emanuel, Robins Kaplan and Greenberg Traurig announce new hires, while Morrison & Foerster has elected three to partner.

Rick Burleson Joins Paul Hastings in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2016

Houston oil and gas lawyer Rick Burleson, founder of Burleson LLP, which closed at the end of 2015, has joined Paul Hastings in Houston.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Zucker Goldberg Partner Finds a Home at Wilson Elser

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2016

In what might prove to be his most timely referral ever, Joel Ackerman, who for decades practiced at now-bankrupt foreclosure firm Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, has a former firm paralegal to thank for his new job.

Judge Says Family Can't Claim Loss of Consortium on Behalf of Unborn Baby

MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 19, 2016

When Brian Morillo died in a motor vehicle accident in Hartford in June 2013, his girlfriend was pregnant, and his daughter, Arianna, was born the following January. In the subsequent lawsuit against the allegedly negligent taxi driver who ran into Morillo's motorcycle, his loved ones claimed loss of parental consortium on behalf of Arianna.

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ruling May Force Employers to Rethink Their Arbitration Clauses

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2016

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division ruling finding an arbitration clause printed in an employee handbook unenforceable will likely require some companies to change the way they present such agreements to workers, employment lawyers said.

Limited Scope Representation: A Fact of Life, But Risky for Attorneys

Michael K. Furey and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutierrrez : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2016

While attorneys should expressly limit their representation, they must understand how to do it and the restrictions on their ability to do so.

Unpublished Opinions for the Week of Jan. 4

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2016

Wilson Elser Opens New Orleans Office With Burleson Alumni

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2016

Lisa Africk, formerly of Burleson LLP, and an associate joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker's new New Orleans office.

A Dentons Lawyer Gets Religion, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2016

Dentons keeps expanding, but one lawyer in Chicago seeks a higher power; Clark Hill merges in the Windy City; Wilson Elser expands in two states; Orrick makes a handful of key hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Elser Absorbs Lampf Lipkind, Launches Tax Practice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2016

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is a firm with about 800 lawyers in 30 offices nationally, but it has lacked a practice specifically devoted to trusts and estates and tax work. That changed this month when it acquired all 10 attorneys from Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow of West Orange.

Firm Bounced From Auto Case After Handling Coverage Fight

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2016

Pomeroy, Heller & Ley's representation of an insurer in a dispute stemming from a fatal car accident prevents the firm from also representing the defendant driver in the underlying wrongful death and personal injury case, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.

Barclays Dodges Fraud Claims Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2016

Another former Dewey partner has stumbled in a lawsuit against Barclays related to capital contribution loans provided to partners at the now-defunct firm.

Pelvic Mesh Win Doesn't Indicate Swift Global Accord

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2016

Even though the first case to hit trial from Philadelphia's pelvic-mesh mass tort program resulted in a $12.5 million verdict for the 65-year-old plaintiff, products liability attorneys do not think the verdict will result in a faster global settlement of the program.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 31, 2015

Shareholder Joins Flaster Greenberg.

Firm Split-Ups and Lateral Moves Highlight 2015

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 22, 2015

If, as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do, 2015 was a challenging year for firms that dissolved, reconstituted, saw partners part ways, or otherwise experienced change. Blockbuster mergers and acquisitions were lacking. But, as was the case elsewhere, firms were active, and high lateral mobility, an industry trait for several years, remained on full display.

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.

Nearly $3M Fee Award Urged in Airport Condemnation Battle

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2015

A Hunterdon County township that was found to have acted in bad faith in a nearly decade-long New Jersey eminent domain dogfight will be on the hook for $2.97 million in fees if a special master's recommendations are adopted.

Barclays Hires Boies Schiller (Again) in Fight Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2015

Jonathan Shaw, a litigation partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., is representing Barclays as it squares off against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who were loaned money so they could pay their capital contributions.

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.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Ex-Troutman Sanders Antitrust Head Sues Celeb Chef's Eatery

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

Barry Brett, a former Troutman Sanders antitrust leader who has retired to Florida, is caught up in a federal court fight with New York power lunch spot DB Bistro Moderne over a piece of metal wire he had to have surgically removed after consuming a chicken dish at the Daniel Boulud-owned establishment, which is represented by Wilson Elser.

The Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone : New York Law Journal : December 01, 2015

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes that the statute of limitations in legal malpractice cases is often thought of as impervious. But what has always seemed to be a very strict and narrowly construed doctrine has recently admitted of a wide-open exception that may well come to swallow the rule over the years. The exception concerns law firm retainers with arbitration agreements.

Court Will Hear State Appeal in Judicial 'Double Dipping'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 25, 2015

The Court of Appeals said Tuesday it would hear the state's appeal of a lower court's finding that the court system sought illegally to block Supreme Court justices who stay on the bench past age 70 from receiving both judicial salaries and public pensions.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Compensation
  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

  • 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

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker 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

Post-Bench Work Means Walking an Ethical Line

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 05, 2016

In a profession that's highly sensitive to conflicts—and in a jurisdiction that's particularly restrictive to the activities of retired judges—it appears that post-retirement career planning is done with delicacy. Or at least it should be, practitioners said.

Post-Bench Work Means Walking an Ethical Line

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 05, 2016

In a profession that's highly sensitive to conflicts—and in a jurisdiction that's particularly restrictive to the activities of retired judges—it appears that post-retirement career planning is done with delicacy. Or at least it should be, practitioners said.

Products Liability an 'Unnerving New World' Since 'Tincher'

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016

Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille had spent years working over the issue with his colleagues, trying to form a consensus. For nearly two decades, a question had been kicked around the state Supreme Court: Would Pennsylvania products liability law continue to follow the Restatement (Second) of Torts or would it update its standing and adopt the Third Restatement, published in 1998?

Judge Orders Examiner in Zucker Goldberg Bankruptcy Case

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : February 03, 2016

The judge overseeing the liquidation of New Jersey foreclosure firm Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman has directed the U.S. Trustee Program to appoint a third-party investigator to the case—a measure the firm and its creditors agreed upon despite repeatedly locking horns.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

Five firms announce promotions, and six firms have added new partners.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2016

Quinn Emanuel, Robins Kaplan and Greenberg Traurig announce new hires, while Morrison & Foerster has elected three to partner.

Rick Burleson Joins Paul Hastings in Houston

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2016

Houston oil and gas lawyer Rick Burleson, founder of Burleson LLP, which closed at the end of 2015, has joined Paul Hastings in Houston.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Zucker Goldberg Partner Finds a Home at Wilson Elser

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2016

In what might prove to be his most timely referral ever, Joel Ackerman, who for decades practiced at now-bankrupt foreclosure firm Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, has a former firm paralegal to thank for his new job.

Judge Says Family Can't Claim Loss of Consortium on Behalf of Unborn Baby

MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 19, 2016

When Brian Morillo died in a motor vehicle accident in Hartford in June 2013, his girlfriend was pregnant, and his daughter, Arianna, was born the following January. In the subsequent lawsuit against the allegedly negligent taxi driver who ran into Morillo's motorcycle, his loved ones claimed loss of parental consortium on behalf of Arianna.

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ruling May Force Employers to Rethink Their Arbitration Clauses

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2016

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division ruling finding an arbitration clause printed in an employee handbook unenforceable will likely require some companies to change the way they present such agreements to workers, employment lawyers said.

Limited Scope Representation: A Fact of Life, But Risky for Attorneys

Michael K. Furey and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutierrrez : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2016

While attorneys should expressly limit their representation, they must understand how to do it and the restrictions on their ability to do so.

Unpublished Opinions for the Week of Jan. 4

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2016

Wilson Elser Opens New Orleans Office With Burleson Alumni

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 13, 2016

Lisa Africk, formerly of Burleson LLP, and an associate joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker's new New Orleans office.

A Dentons Lawyer Gets Religion, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2016

Dentons keeps expanding, but one lawyer in Chicago seeks a higher power; Clark Hill merges in the Windy City; Wilson Elser expands in two states; Orrick makes a handful of key hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Elser Absorbs Lampf Lipkind, Launches Tax Practice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2016

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is a firm with about 800 lawyers in 30 offices nationally, but it has lacked a practice specifically devoted to trusts and estates and tax work. That changed this month when it acquired all 10 attorneys from Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow of West Orange.

Firm Bounced From Auto Case After Handling Coverage Fight

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2016

Pomeroy, Heller & Ley's representation of an insurer in a dispute stemming from a fatal car accident prevents the firm from also representing the defendant driver in the underlying wrongful death and personal injury case, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.

Barclays Dodges Fraud Claims Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2016

Another former Dewey partner has stumbled in a lawsuit against Barclays related to capital contribution loans provided to partners at the now-defunct firm.

Pelvic Mesh Win Doesn't Indicate Swift Global Accord

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 01, 2016

Even though the first case to hit trial from Philadelphia's pelvic-mesh mass tort program resulted in a $12.5 million verdict for the 65-year-old plaintiff, products liability attorneys do not think the verdict will result in a faster global settlement of the program.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 31, 2015

Shareholder Joins Flaster Greenberg.

Firm Split-Ups and Lateral Moves Highlight 2015

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 22, 2015

If, as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do, 2015 was a challenging year for firms that dissolved, reconstituted, saw partners part ways, or otherwise experienced change. Blockbuster mergers and acquisitions were lacking. But, as was the case elsewhere, firms were active, and high lateral mobility, an industry trait for several years, remained on full display.

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.

Nearly $3M Fee Award Urged in Airport Condemnation Battle

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2015

A Hunterdon County township that was found to have acted in bad faith in a nearly decade-long New Jersey eminent domain dogfight will be on the hook for $2.97 million in fees if a special master's recommendations are adopted.

Barclays Hires Boies Schiller (Again) in Fight Over Dewey & LeBoeuf Loans

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2015

Jonathan Shaw, a litigation partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Washington, D.C., is representing Barclays as it squares off against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who were loaned money so they could pay their capital contributions.

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.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Ex-Troutman Sanders Antitrust Head Sues Celeb Chef's Eatery

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

Barry Brett, a former Troutman Sanders antitrust leader who has retired to Florida, is caught up in a federal court fight with New York power lunch spot DB Bistro Moderne over a piece of metal wire he had to have surgically removed after consuming a chicken dish at the Daniel Boulud-owned establishment, which is represented by Wilson Elser.

The Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone : New York Law Journal : December 01, 2015

Andrew Lavoott Bluestone writes that the statute of limitations in legal malpractice cases is often thought of as impervious. But what has always seemed to be a very strict and narrowly construed doctrine has recently admitted of a wide-open exception that may well come to swallow the rule over the years. The exception concerns law firm retainers with arbitration agreements.

Court Will Hear State Appeal in Judicial 'Double Dipping'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 25, 2015

The Court of Appeals said Tuesday it would hear the state's appeal of a lower court's finding that the court system sought illegally to block Supreme Court justices who stay on the bench past age 70 from receiving both judicial salaries and public pensions.