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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, London, NC, NJ, NY, Paris 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

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.

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 20, 2014

Hodgson Russ has appointed Gary Schober, former firm president and CEO, as managing partner of its New York City office; Kirkland & Ellis and Goodwin Procter announce several promotions; and four other firms have added partners.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : October 17, 2014

Abraham George, formerly a deputy bureau chief in the Brooklyn D.A.'s Office's Major Narcotics Investigation Bureau, has become general counsel at The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation For Justice, and other moves.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Court System Seeks Comment on Adopting Uniform Bar Exam

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 07, 2014

Absent major objections, New York would become the largest and most influential state to use the Uniform Bar Examination.

Class Certification Granted in Immigration Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 03, 2014

An Illinois federal judge has granted certification to a class action challenging as unconstitutional the federal government's use of immigration detainers to hold those suspected of being slated for deportation.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

2014 Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Legal Lineup Gels in New Price-Fixing Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 30, 2014

Joseph Saveri is leading the plaintiffs team in a case over electrolytic capacitors. Meanwhile, a host of large law firms have entered appearances for defendants.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 24, 2014

Brown Rudnick has added Alfred Fabricant and Lawrence Drucker as partners in its intellectual property litigation group, among other moves.

Illinois High Court Takes Up $10 Billion Philip Morris Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 24, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court is ready to take another look at a $10 billion tobacco verdict against Philip Morris that it threw out a decade ago, only to have a lower court reinstate the verdict this April based on evidence that came out after trial.

These Are The Lawyers Fighting Marriage Equality

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Religion, challenge drive gay marriage opponents.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Point Pleasant Beach Parking Ordinance Fought By N.J. Lawyer

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : September 19, 2014

An Ocean County Superior Court judge has ruled that a Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., parking ordinance is invalid, and it's all thanks to New Jersey attorney Kevin Walsh.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : September 17, 2014

In an effort to maximize efficiency, Paul Hastings has plans for its New York City office involving a move to the MetLife Building at 200 Park Ave. in early 2016. Also, London-based UBM plc, a global media and communication services company, has signed a 10-year lease with Vornado Realty Trust for 26,444 square feet at Two Penn Plaza for a new Americas headquarters.

Andrew Sommer

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

First Biosimilar Drugs Challenge Unfolds in Federal Circuit

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

In the first appellate challenge to a new regulatory path for creating generic versions of biologic medicines derived from living organisms, advocates for Sandoz and Amgen on Wednesday faced tough questions from a three-judge panel at the Federal Circuit.

First Biosimilar Drugs Challenge Unfolds in Federal Circuit

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

In the first appellate challenge to a new regulatory path for creating generic versions of biologic medicines derived from living organisms, advocates for Sandoz Inc. and Amgen Inc. on Wednesday faced tough questions from a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jones Day Handles Newell Rubbermaid Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 09, 2014

Jones Day advised Newell Rubbermaid on its first big acquisition since 2008—the $308 million purchase of Ignite Holdings from private equity firm North Castle Partners. Ignite makes travel mugs and water bottles under the Contigo and Avex brands, and it expects to post $125 million in net sales in 2014.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Biosimilars Get Their Day in Court

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Charting new territory in the multi­billion-dollar market for medicines derived from living organisms, a federal appeals court for the first time will review the regulatory path for creating generic versions of high-tech — and high-cost — biologic drugs.

No Escape for Banks in Credit Default Swap Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Institutional investors represented by Quinn Emanuel and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw cleared a major hurdle on Thursday, when a judge refused to toss most of a multibillion-dollar class action targeting top international investment banks.

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014