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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 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

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.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

I'll Take Law Firms for $800

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

It was like winning the PR lottery: 15 seconds of unexpected fame for law firms featured on the TV game show "Jeopardy!"

E-Discovery Outreach: EDI Founder on Group's $1 Distance Learning Course

Patrick Oot, EDI : Legaltech News : May 10, 2016

EDI co-founder Patrick Oot discusses the group's new educational outreach initiative.

Hogan Lovells Steals Berwin Leighton Paisner Global Arbitration Head

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : May 10, 2016

Kent Phillips joins the Anglo-American firm in Singapore.

Lawyers Should Oppose Firms' Rampant Illegal Age Discrimination, Attorney Writes

Rachel Berlin : : May 10, 2016

A disturbing trend is emerging in major market law firms across the country, and it will likely impact you or someone you know. Law firms are slashing the salaries of attorneys and forcing them to retire simply because of their age.

In Response, Kane Calls Montco DA's Filing 'Nonsense'

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : May 09, 2016

Following a filing from the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office that called her motion "frivolous" and questioned the research that went into it, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed a reply that addresses "significant ­misstatements and omissions" in the state's response.

INADMISSIBLE: No Regrets on Return to Big Law, Says Holder

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.

North Carolina Turns to Prominent Conservative Lawyer to Defend 'Bathroom' Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

A go-to lawyer for Republican governors facing scandal and controversy, solo practitioner Karl "Butch" Bowers Jr., will represent North Carolina Gov. Patrick McCrory as he defends a state law that requires transgender state employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates.

Hulu Turns to Latham in Patent Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 07, 2016

Partner Julie Holloway will defend infringement claims from OpenTV, which has launched similar campaigns against Netflix, Apple and others.

Montco DA Moves to Quash Kane Appeal

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 04, 2016

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has argued that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court is premature and should not be ­allowed to proceed.

Olson Joins Legal Huddle for Players, Tom Brady

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 03, 2016

Days after a divided panel for a federal appeals court restored the suspension of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots' quarterback and the NFL Players Association have added prominent litigator Theodore Olson to their legal team.

Hacking a Way to Equality

Kathleen J. Wu : Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Hopefully, the spirit of an upcoming Women in Law hackathon will stay true to the hackathon ethos: experts and fresh thinkers coming together to generate bold, even crazy, ideas for new products, new services and, in the case of this event, new solutions to persistent problems.

DA Calls Kane's Latest Motion Frivolous

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : May 02, 2016

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's motion to quash charges against her based on selective prosecution revealed a selective memory, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Monday in a reply brief.

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Curtis Expands to Switzerland With New Geneva Office

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month.

Kane: Criminal Charges Result of Retaliation

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 27, 2016

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has argued that the criminal charges against her should be quashed because criminal prosecutions for grand jury leaks are rare, and only occurred in her case because of two former state prosecutors' efforts to retaliate against her.

Top U.K. Firms Still Must Bridge a Big Gulf with The Am Law 100

Georgina Stanley : Legal Week : April 27, 2016

Despite one of their most challenging years since the early 1990s, the leading U.S. law firms continue to dwarf their U.K. counterparts in revenues and profits.

For Attorney General Kane and Cosby, Delay May Play Into Appeal Strategy

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : April 27, 2016

The criminal cases involving Bill Cosby and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have a few things in common—both are high-profile, taking place in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, and are being prosecuted by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

Pharma Patent Battles Seeing Steep Increase

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : April 26, 2016

The number of patent litigation filings related to new drug applications before the FDA, known as ANDA filings, increased dramatically in 2014-15.

Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.