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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 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

In the News

Bingham Pays Price for Legacy Pay Guarantees

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

To cement a merger, Bingham offered three years of pay guarantees to McKee Nelson partners.

Stanford Law's Jeff Fisher Joins Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Team

Tony Mauro : The Recorder : August 26, 2014

The Churn: Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Stanford Law's Jeff Fisher Joins Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Team

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 26, 2014

Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher is the latest veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocate to become involved in the same-sex marriage issue as it reaches the doorstep of the high court.

The Windy City Winners

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

We asked top litigation practices in Chicago to tell us about their operations — head counts and revenues, biggest wins and even their losses. The NLJ staff then pored over the information and selected the nine firms you'll read about here.

Deal of the Week: $850 Million Cash Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 25, 2014

On Aug. 18, Cameron announced a definitive agreement to sell the division to Ingersoll-Rand for $850 million, subject to closing adjustments.

Mitigating Data Breaches

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 25, 2014

Prepare, prevent and recover are three essential steps to dealing with a data breach.

Steady Work in Chicago — At Least for the Lawyers

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: 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

A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a novel genre of friend-of-the-court filings: written by a law firm on behalf of no client — not even law professors — and in support of neither side.

Winston & Strawn

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

A New Type of Amicus Brief: No Clients, No Side Taken

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : August 20, 2014

A little-noticed brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall may launch a new genre of friend-of-the-court filings: written by a law firm on behalf of no client—not even law professors—and in support of neither side.

Ingersoll-Rand Acquires Cameron Unit for $850 Million

Jamille Sutton : The American Lawyer : August 19, 2014

Ingersoll-Rand, the global maker of heating and air conditioning systems, has agreed to purchase Cameron International Corporation's centrifugal compression division for $850 million, the company announced Monday.

Deal of the Week: $850 Million Cash Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 19, 2014

On Aug. 18, Cameron announced a definitive agreement to sell the division to Ingersoll-Rand for $850 million, subject to closing adjustments.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Litigators of the Week: Michael Hausfeld of Hausfeld LLP and William Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 14, 2014

Hausfeld and Isaacson's landmark win in promises to transform the business of college sports—and the fate of the student athletes who play them.

Supreme Court Advocate Sees Urgency in Marriage Fight

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : August 13, 2014

The gay couples who successfully challenged Utah's ban on same-sex marriages have tapped Hogan Lovell's Neal Katyal to make their arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, now that the state has asked the justices to hear its appeal.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

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

Flow of Money Out of China Has Officials on Alert

Dan Webb and Robb C. Adkins : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Regulators are clamping down on transfers out of the country. Lawyers need to learn the new rules.

All-Star E-Discovery Panels at ILTA

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : August 11, 2014

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck is among the luminaries at upcoming panels in Nashville.

Inadmissible: 2014 Winning Women

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

Newsmakers: Week of Aug. 4

: Texas Lawyer : August 04, 2014

Pablo Almaguer, private attorney involvement group coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, has received the Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas.

10 Tips for a Successful Mediation

Steven Atlee and Diana Cho : Corporate Counsel : August 04, 2014

If your company is headed to a mediation, you're in good company. But successful mediations do not simply happen by accident.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

Though lawyers say the claims may be hard to win, a $1.5 billion patent judgment against Marvell is too tempting for plaintiffs lawyers to pass up.

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

Patent judgments don't usually spawn shareholder derivative litigation. But a $1.5 billion award against Marvell Technology is so juicy, plaintiffs securities lawyers can't stay away.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

DLA Piper, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Sullivan & Worcester and Schulte Roth & Zabel have each added an attorney.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

Texas Lawyer Announces Its Winning Women of 2014

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : July 29, 2014

We read each of the nearly 150 nominations we received and then conducted our own research to arrive at this list of 20 Winning Women and a lifetime achiever.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

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

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.