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Winston & Strawn LLP

  • Designation: Chicago
  • Head Count: 808
  • Gross Revenues: $818,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,015,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,805,000
  • 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 $818,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 39th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 39 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 39 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 42 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 37 -12 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 83 12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 121 -242 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 45 30 Summer programs

In the News

Dentons' Africa Head Leaves Global Giant for Boutique

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Thomas Laryea, co-chair of Dentons' global government sector and former head of the firm's Africa initiative, has joined a new shop specializing in the diverse legal needs of African governments and diaspora from the continent.

IP Whack-a-Mole: The 2016 Patent Litigation Survey

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 23, 2016

Suits by trolls still bedevil patent holders, despite efforts to rein them in.

Kane Motion Alleging Selective Prosecution Is Denied

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 21, 2016

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's bid to have her criminal charges thrown out on grounds of selective prosecution was rejected by the trial judge in the case.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

SEC Charges Ex-SAP Exec With Insider Trading

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 16, 2016

Christopher Salis, a former global vice president for the enterprise software company, tipped off a friend to an upcoming merger, according to an SEC complaint.

Litigators of the Week: David Dahlquist of Winston & Strawn and J. Robert Robertson of Hogan Lovells

Amanda Bronstad : The Litigation Daily : June 16, 2016

David Dahlquist and J. Robert Robertson handed the Federal Trade Commission a rare loss in a hospital merger case.

Akin Gump Hires Winston's Consumer Class Action Team Chair

Gina Passarella : The Recorder : June 16, 2016

Neal Marder, the head of Winston & Strawn's consumer class action practice, left the firm after 16 years for Akin Gump in Los Angeles.

Superior Court Rejects Kane's Criminal Appeal

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 15, 2016

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has quashed an appeal by Attorney General Kathleen Kane, in which she argued that the charges against her should have been dismissed, and that the entire Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas bench should recuse from her case.

Big Law Alums Join Cornell Tech LLM Inaugural Class

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : June 15, 2016

Law firms and their former associates are taking notice as an incubator for budding tech lawyers takes shape in New York City.

The FTC Loses Another Bid to Block a Hospital Merger

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 14, 2016

A Chicago federal district judge on Tuesday shot down the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block a merger of two hospitals in Chicago's north suburbs that could create a $7 billion health system. A federal judge in Pennsylvania last month denied the agency's attempt to enjoin a merger there. That case is on appeal in the Third Circuit.

An Unlikely Pair of Lawyers Team Up to Fight 'Spoofing' Cases

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

New Yorker Michael Coscia, Chicago-based Russian immigrant Igor Oystacher and Londoner Navinder Sarao have made headlines for sharing a dubious distinction: They were among the first to be accused of an en vogue financial crime known as "spoofing."

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Ari Waldman

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Ari Waldman is a full-time associate professor of law at New York Law School and director of its Innovation Center for Law and Technology. He is the founder and director of the Tyler Clementi Institute for CyberSafety that was launched last year.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Can't Strike, Judge Rules

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : June 03, 2016

A federal judge in Chicago has found that the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team does not have the right to strike, something the world champions had hinted they planned to do leading up to the 2016 Olympics in a broader fight to obtain pay equal to their male counterparts.

Dewey Papers Allege Sources of DA's Interest in Firm Finances

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : June 02, 2016

Newly filed court papers in the Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal case attempt to answer a central question dogging the indicted executives: Who pressed the Manhattan district attorney to investigate Dewey's finances amid its 2012 collapse?

Top Court Orders Mintz Levin to Face Gender Bias Claim

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2016

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo must face a discrimination suit filed by a former female associate following a ruling this week by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Dewey Case Memo Calls Birth of DA's Case “Troubling”

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

A defense attorney representing former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders suggested in a court filing that the criminal investigation of the now-defunct firm's former chairman "was pressed by" an ex-partner and a former top prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s Office.

Amid Battles With League, NFL Players Incur Big Legal Fees

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

In an annual filing, The National Football League Players Association recently detailed expenditures to 16 law firms within the past year, including payments to Gibson Dunn, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright and Winston & Strawn.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

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

Q&A: Josh Dubin

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2016

Lawyers often rely on consultants like Josh Dubin, whose Dubin Research & Consulting, in the words of its website, "crafts litigation strategy that translates into victories at trial." He discusses trial strategies, juror psychology, and some of the cases in which his work had a significant impact.

Ethics Agency to Hire Two Additional Attorneys

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 26, 2016

The executive director of the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics, Seth Agata, said at a meeting of the board Tuesday that "business is brisk" and there is a need for two attorneys with investigative experience.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Advising His Royal Badness

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Lawyers who represented iconic pop star Prince recall a complex, unusual client.

Firms Offer More Parental Leave, But Will Associates Take It?

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Law firms are in an arms race over who can offer the best paternal leave policies, but at some firms, fathers aren't taking all the time offered.

Complex Litigation

: New York Law Journal : May 23, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of : "A Need for Additional Clarity in Medical Monitoring," "'Tyson Foods': Bifurcation Taking Center Stage?" "Vexing Issues in Trade Secret Cases," "Adjudication of Claims in Deepwater Horizon Case Streamlined by 'Lone Pine' Order" and "The Future of Disclosure-Only Settlements."

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Winston & Strawn Gives Dads 20 Weeks of Paid Leave

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : May 19, 2016

Will other big firms follow?

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge: Pennsylvania AG Kane's Motion Does Not Conform With Procedure

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 17, 2016

A motion filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, which alleged she is the victim of a selective and vindictive prosecution, has been stricken for failing to conform with the rules of criminal procedure. Kane has been granted leave to re-file the motion.

K&L Gates Bolsters Taipei With Baker & McKenzie Hire

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.