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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

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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Winston & Strawn ranked as the 41st 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

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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.

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Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

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Deal of the Week: $850 Million Cash Deal

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: New York Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Paul Weiss has added as partner Elizabeth Sacksteder from Citigroup; Arnold & Porter has added Alexander Shaknes, late of Winston & Strawn; and Bingham McCutchen has added former assistant U.S. attorney David Miller, among other moves and announcements.

No Client, No Side in This Brief

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 19, 2014

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Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

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