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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 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 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

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Guilty Verdict in Murder Case Stands Despite Juror's Texts

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2015

Although a juror violated repeated warnings by exchanging texts with her friends about a highly publicized murder case, her comments did not reveal bias or misconduct that merited setting aside the guilty verdict, an Onondaga County Court judge has ruled.

Locke Lord Kicked Off Pyramid-Scheme Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 29, 2015

With the firm already facing a malpractice claim from alleged victims of a pyramid scheme, a federal judge in L.A. said the firm can't represent those same victims in a second suit against EFT Holdings.

Winston & Strawn's Asia Litigation Head Joins MoFo

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 28, 2015

Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Niro Firm Slapped With $4 Million in Sanctions

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 22, 2015

A federal judge awarded HTC Corp. "exceptional case" attorney fees after finding lawyers at Niro, Haller & Niro knew of client's false declarations to the PTO.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

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

Swiss Miss: Winston & Strawn to Close Geneva Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

The firm has decided to consolidate its European arbitration practice and relocate its two Geneva partners by Sept. 30, 2015.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 13, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Deal Watch: Skadden Snags Big Beauty Deal as Conflict Claims Resurface Against Retired Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2015

It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.

Seventh Circuit Revives Katten's $3.6B Ponzi Headache

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

Winston & Strawn may have escaped malpractice claims related to Thomas Petters' $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme, but Katten Muchin Rosenman hasn't been so lucky.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Six law firms, along with JAMS, have announced new additions, while Debevoise & Plimpton has announced a promotion.

Former State Senator Sentenced to 7 Years

: The Associated Press : July 02, 2015

Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.

Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2015

Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm's merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement.

Dallas Federal Court Grants Yahoo's Motion to Compel

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : July 01, 2015

The court did so in a breach-of-contract dispute between Yahoo and Dallas-based prize insurer SCA Promotions, which began more than a year ago, after Yahoo decided to halt an online betting contest for the 2014 NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.

INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Judge Blocks Sysco-US Foods Merger

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

A federal district judge in Washington last week blocked the proposed $8.2 billion merger between food distributors Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Yahoo Spars in Post-March Madness Litigation

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 23, 2015

The Dallas-based prize insurer filed a breach of contract lawsuit after Yahoo decided to halt an online betting contest for the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Flock to Pharma, as Kirkland and Skadden Snag China Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 18, 2015

Nearly a dozen billion-dollar deals were announced over the past week, ranging from homebuilders and retail buys to the privatization of a U.S.-listed Chinese technology company. At the same time, Am Law 100 firms had to look no further than the active pharmaceutical arena to add a few notable M&A engagements to their transactional ledger.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith Bulks Up IP Team With Six Lawyers Across Three Offices

Lizzy McLellan : Delaware Law Weekly : June 10, 2015

Reed Smith has expanded its intellectual property, information and innovation group, bringing on six attorneys, including three who will launch the group's presence in Delaware.

Price Manipulation Case Settles for $16.5 Million

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : June 09, 2015

Many people probably assume that oil markets are controlled by OPEC. However, a recent class action lawsuit brought by a group of oil futures traders and others alleges that the oil market for the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil was manipulated not by Middle Eastern countries, but rather by an American company and a U.K. oil trader trying to gain large profits.

Prosecutors Cite Emails Suggesting Dewey Defendants Duped Lenders

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Prosecutors in the criminal trial of three former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives for the first time Tuesday presented evidence that sought to show that defendants lied to their bankers about how the now-defunct firm spent the money it received from lenders. Meanwhile, a former entertainment partner at the firm lost a court fight in London.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brawls With League Yield More Big Legal Bills for NFL Players

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2015

The National Football League Players Association filed its annual financial report with the U.S. Department of Labor, which shows that the powerful professional sports union has paid big money to lawyers from five leading Am Law 100 firms.

Six Attorneys Join Reed Smith IP Group

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : June 02, 2015

Reed Smith has expanded its intellectual property, information and innovation group, bringing on six attorneys, including three who will launch the group's presence in Delaware.

China's Newest Antitrust Enforcement Target: IP

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 01, 2015

There will be more and more cases involving intellectual property, says a top Chinese lawyer in the practice. Here's what foreign companies need to know.

In-House Counsel Profile: Sonic Corp.'s Paige Bass

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

"When I was in private practice I did litigation, and we'd get bogged down in discovery dispute. But in-house, I'm on the front line of helping business get done."