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Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 822
  • Gross Revenues: $741,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $900,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,410,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

Winston & Strawn is a Chicago-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Winston & Strawn has 822 attorneys and is the 38th largest firm in the United States.  With $741,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 39th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Winston & Strawn ranked as the 47th 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 39 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 39 -5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 38 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 43 -2 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

What's the Going Rate for a Major Rainmaker?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 15, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis just guaranteed $36 million to its latest partner hire.

Newsmakers: Week of Dec. 15

: Texas Lawyer : December 15, 2014

Jonathan Judkowitz has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the firm's corporate transactions group in Houston.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Jones Day and the Detroit Manager, and the Legal Rights of a Santa Bar Crawl

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2014

Bill Cosby faces another lawsuit, the U.S. Congress plans to increase federal spending for courts, and Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis bask in the aura of the lateral move market: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Federal Circuit Snuffs Out Biosimilar Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 09, 2014

Judge Richard Taranto said generic drugmaker Sandoz lacked standing to sue the developer of Enbrel.

Bermuda Insurer Could Crimp Dewey Defense Costs

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 09, 2014

The ex-leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf facing criminal trial have momentarily turned their attention away from prosecutors in New York and are attacking an insurance carrier who threatened to pull the plug on their legal fees.

Deal of the Week: $750M Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

Winston & Strawn represents Weatherford International in sale of businesses to Lubrizol Corp., which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Laterals, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Winston & Strawn, V&E in $750 Million Cash Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 04, 2014

Winston & Strawn represents Weatherford International in sale of businesses to Lubrizol Corp., which turned to Vinson & Elkins.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Solyndra's Antitrust Foes Can't Get Docs It Gave to Feds

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 25, 2014

The defunct solar panel maker doesn't have to turn over millions of records produced in government probes to three Chinese companies it's suing for antitrust violations, a federal magistrate judge ruled.

Patton Video Game Sparks War Over General's Likeness

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Suit against an East Bay game maker is one of several shaking up the case law around transformative use in video games.

Greenberg Traurig Adds Qatar's World Cup Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Romi Nayef, an ex-Dentons partner and a lead lawyer for Qatar in its controversial World Cup bid, joins Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in his hometown of Houston; Carlton Fields Jorden Burt hires more Bingham McCutchen refugees; a Hogan Lovells partner returns to Yale; Mintz Levin hires again from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Wiley Rein prepares to absorb a 50-person lobbying group and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Winston & Strawn

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Veteran Settles With Leasing Company That Denied Rent Because of Service Dog

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Tyler VanHoutan represents a retired U.S. Army veteran who filed a federal fair housing complaint against a leasing company alleging the defendant wouldn't rent his client a house because he lived with a service dog.

Manning v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Short Sale Lawsuit Remanded to State Court

Squire Patton Boggs Gears Up for DQ Hearing in Megabucks Sugar Case

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : November 11, 2014

An apparent slip-up by a Patton Boggs paralegal last June is still haunting newly-formed Squire Patton Boggs, which must convince a judge this week that it shouldn't be disqualified from a multibillion-dollar trademark lawsuit that's already earned the firm more than $12 million in fees.

Veteran Settles with Leasing Company That Denied Rent Because of Service Animal

John Council : Texas Lawyer : November 10, 2014

Tyler VanHoutan represents a retired U.S. Army veteran who filed a federal fair housing complaint against a leasing company alleging the defendant wouldn't rent his client a house because he lived with a service dog.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Norton Rose Fulbright Raids Cybersecurity Law Boutique for Partners

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

David Navetta and Boris Segalis are leaving Chicago-based InfoLaw Group LLP to join Norton Rose Fulbright's offices in Denver and New York as part of a wave of hiring by Big Law to beef up their booming cybersecurity practices.

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Former Am Law Associate Parasails to Paradise

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 24, 2014

Melanie Moss slaved away as an associate in New York for nine years—first at Arent Fox, then at Dewey Ballantine. But rather than pursuing a partnership track, she headed for paradise.

Mintz Levin Looks to Poach Edwards Wildman IP Group

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2014

Ahead of a looming merger vote with Locke Lord, a 20-lawyer IP group from Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston is poised to depart for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo as a result of a conflict between their representation of a large pharmaceutical company and Locke Lord's work for a generic drug manufacturer.