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Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 808
  • Gross Revenues: $785,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $970,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,685,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Winston & Strawn is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Winston & Strawn has 808 attorneys and is the 42nd largest firm in the United States.  With $785,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 38th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Winston & Strawn ranked as the 46th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, DC, IL, NC, NJ, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 38 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 38 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 38 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 45 -4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 25 -7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 103 -22 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 121 -242 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 45 30 Summer programs

In the News

Kane's Law License Reinstatement Petition Denied

Lizzy McLellan and Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's petition for ­reinstatement of her law license.

E-Discovery Unit Thrives in Washington Under Winston & Strawn

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 02, 2016

Winston & Strawn's John Rosenthal has been in the e-discovery business almost since before there was a business. Previously a partner at Howrey, he worked with the now defunct firm to start a similar business to the one he took to Winston in 2008. The firm's e-discovery center, staffed by career associates and other in-house workers, took on almost 90 percent of the e-discovery and data work for its clients.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2016

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

Ex-Howrey Chair Discusses His New Shop, Old Firm's Demise

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Former Winston & Strawn litigation partner Robert Ruyak spoke with The Am Law Daily about his recent decision to start his own boutique, the current litigation landscape and the fall of Howrey, a now-defunct firm he once chaired.

Barnes & Thornburg Beefs Up Litigation Practice; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2016

Barnes & Thornburg has added two litigators locally: Gary Freed as a partner from Thompson Hine and J. Malcolm Cox as of counsel from McGuire Woods.

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.

Buying a New E-Discovery Platform? 8 Questions You Need to Ask First

Zach Warren : New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Law firm e-discovery experts on the eight questions firms should ask themselves before investing in an e-discovery platform.

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.

IP Partner Joins Mayer Brown in Silicon Valley

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

David Wang, who represents Asian companies in U.S. patent cases, is leaving Winston & Strawn.

Morning Wrap: 'El Chapo' Turf Tussle at DOJ | Ex-AUSA Reinstated After 7 Years

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : January 12, 2016

Prosecutors across the country line up to take the "El Chapo" drug case. A federal prosecutor will get nearly $2 million in a lump sum and back pay&mdashnot to mention reinstatement&mdashafter reaching a deal with the U.S. Justice Department over retaliation claims. Baltimore officials question whether to pay Wilmer Hale millions for police-related review work. And the Supreme Court's conservative justices are poised to rule against public-sector unions. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Morning Wrap: Gitmo's 14th Anniversary | PACER Class Action | Chicago Law Dept. Under Review

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 11, 2016

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: A story about David Bowie and a copyright dispute, federal judiciary sued over access to records and a former U.S. attorney will review a division of Chicago's law department.

Buying a New E-Discovery Platform? 8 Questions You Need to Ask First

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : January 11, 2016

Law firm e-discovery experts on the eight questions firms should ask themselves before investing in an e-discovery platform.

Amid Crisis, Chicago Turns to Winston's Dan Webb

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

After enduring the scolding of a federal judge last week, the city of Chicago's law department has tapped Winston & Strawn co-chairman Dan Webb to review the city's response to federal civil rights claims alleging police misconduct.

Winston & Strawn, Paul Hastings Make Key New York Hires

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms, whose headquarters are outside New York, made moves Monday to bolster their corporate and finance practices in the Big Apple by raiding McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose.

Lawyers Look for Patent Tide to Turn in 2016

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 31, 2015

Patent owners could make gains on key issues after several years of reform favoring accused infringers.

Tell Her She's a Star

Eve Birnbaum : The Careerist : December 30, 2015

Law firms shouldn't be afraid to identify and cultivate high-potential female associates.

K&L Gates Adds Two Before Year's End, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015

More partner movement at K&L Gates before year's end; DLA Piper closes its Tampa office; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton brings back a former partner from IMG College; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Submit to an E-Discovery Competence Audit or Risk Extinction

Susan M. Usatine : Legaltech News : December 22, 2015

Litigators can only restore clients' willingness to litigate if they invite and pass their clients' e-discovery competence audit.

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

These 10 law firms stood out for exceptional results in key cases.

Star Clients, Bold Headlines: Litigators' Intriguing Cases

Am Law Daily Staff : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Celebrity clients and high-profile cases come with the territory when you're one of the nation's top litigation teams. Here are headline-grabbing suits from among 108 contest submissions for our Litigation Department of the Year awards.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Procaps v. Patheon; In Re: Hulu Privacy Litigation; Schuh v. HCA Holdings; Price v. Philip Morris

Winston & Strawn's Rosenthal Talks Building a Firm E-Discovery Consultancy

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : December 21, 2015

The firm's e-discovery and IG practice has grown by 50 percent in the past year. John Rosenthal believes its structure is a major reason.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Orrick and Kirkland Make Weil Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Several Am Law 100 firms welcome new recruits from Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Debevoise hires from Sullivan & Cromwell on Hong Kong; Fox Rothschild expands in Minneapolis; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Approach by AG to Trial Strategy May Hinge on Political Calculus

Lizzy McLellan 
and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 14, 2015

For Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing both criminal charges and civil lawsuits, politics may play into her trial approach in both legal settings.

How Should E-Discovery Professionals Handle Data in 2016?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : December 11, 2015

Exterro has released a new guide for preparing e-discovery professionals to handle data in the new year.

The Women Who Won Over Jurors in 'Goodfellas' Mobster's Trial

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 09, 2015

Mobster Vince Asaro owes his freedom to two female lawyers.

Players Union Asks Circuit to Reject NFL 'Deflategate' Appeal

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 09, 2015

The NFL Players Association told a federal appeals court Monday that League Commissioner Roger Goodell violated labor and arbitration law by suspending quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged football tampering scheme.

Amid Chicago Police Drama, Wilmer Gets Call in Baltimore

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

As the Windy City prepares for a federal probe into its embattled police department, the city of Baltimore will pay some $2 million to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr to advise its own police force in another inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice.