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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

Judge Overturns Brady's 4-Game Suspension

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 04, 2015

In a stinging rebuke to the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell, Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the alleged deflation of footballs at a New England Patriots playoff game in January was vacated Thursday in federal court.

Panel Upholds Fee Exclusion in Sale Agreement

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : September 03, 2015

A buyer of an insolvent company's assets is not liable for a $450,000 finder's fee the seller owed to an investment advisory firm, a split First Department panel ruled Tuesday.

Judge to Decide the Fate of 'Deflategate'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : September 01, 2015

The NFL's "Deflategate" dispute is now in the hands of a federal judge after a final round of negotiations failed to produce a compromise between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and league commissioner Roger Goodell.

September Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

Will Prosecution Avoid Calling Key Witness in AG Kane Trial?

Gina Passarella, 
Lizzy McLellan 
And Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015

The unsealing last week of the pornographic emails sent within the Office of Attorney General may not serve to exonerate embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, but it could keep a central witness from testifying in her criminal trial, several defense attorneys and law professors said.

Board Seeks Suspension of Kane's Law License, Sources Say

Lizzy McLellan, Gina Passarella, Hank Grezlak and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 31, 2015

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane was given notice Aug. 28 of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's intention to suspend her law license, sources have told The Legal.

Cisco Goes After HP in Contract Fight

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 26, 2015

Cisco's lawyers at Winston & Strawn claim in a lawsuit that HP is refusing to pay a $58 million balance.

Kane Confidant Testifies for Prosecution at Hearing

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 25, 2015

At a preliminary hearing Monday, a Montgomery County judge ruled that all charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be held over for trial.

INADMISSIBLE: Interning for Justice Sonia Sotomayor

: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Nick Aquart is starting work this month in the chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — but not as a law clerk or full-time staffer. Plus more in this week's column.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Chicago Law Firms Catch Ride on Deal Surge

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

The legal market in The Second City is in solid shape, due in large part to deal making and transactional work for the area's deep bench of top public companies and some newer players.

For Kirkland's Hurst, a Win From Afar in Cancer Drug Fight

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 21, 2015

When James Hurst left Winston & Strawn, where he was chairman of the litigation department, to join Kirkland & Ellis in December, he knew conflicts would prevent client Sandoz Inc. from following him. But he scored a final win for the company on Thursday, when a Delaware federal judge ruled for the company in a patent fight over a cancer drug.

Kane Questioning Said to Focus on Promotion, Haiti

Hank Grezlak, Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 21, 2015

The FBI has asked questions about Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's promotion of a staffer accused of sexual harassment and her trip to Haiti in 2014, according to two sources familiar with the FBI's inquiries.

Berman Grills NFL on Brady Suspension, Urges Settlement

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman is giving the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell plenty to worry about as they consider whether to reach a settlement over the suspension of quarterback Tom Brady for what the judge called "the deflation situation."

Northwestern Union Drive Over But Legal Issues Endure

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 19, 2015

The NLRB punted on whether the athletes are employees. But student-athletes are planning other ways to change their status.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

'Deflategate' Talks Stall, Court Proceedings to Begin

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and the players union failed to reach an agreement Tuesday over the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend new England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for an alleged scheme to deflate footballs below the league minimum.

Supreme Court Unseals Orders in Kane Case

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 19, 2015

In response to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's call for the release of allegedly pornographic and racist emails she claims are at the heart of a political vendetta against her, the state Supreme Court has unsealed orders in the underlying cases, and signaled that more documents could be unsealed soon.

Morning Wrap: Feds Defend Megaupload Forfeiture | Clinton Lawyer David Kendall Gets a Grassley Letter

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : August 18, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department defends the government's seizure of millions of dollars in assets tied to the defunct Megaupload file-sharing site. Sen. Chuck Grassley grills Hillary Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, over email security. And the NCAA on Monday won its appeal before the National Labor Relations Board over Northwestern University football players' attempt to unionize. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

AG Kane Said to Be Facing Inquiries on Multiple Fronts

Hank Grezlak, 
Gina Passarella, 
Max Mitchell 
and Lizzy Mclellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 17, 2015

Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is said to be the focus of inquiries in multiple investigations at both the federal and state level in addition to the indictment she's facing in Montgomery County, according to confidential sources.

Haynes and Boone Raids IP Boutique, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 16, 2015

With Mavrakakis Law Group's decision to return to Big Law, Haynes and Boone picked up eight boutique patent litigators and a new Chicago office packed with Kirkland & Ellis alums.

Judge Holds Second Meeting With Lawyers for NFL, Brady

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Lawyers for the National Football League and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met again with Southern District Judge Richard Berman this morning on a possible settlement in the fight over Brady's suspension in the football deflation controversy.

Judge Urges NFL, Brady to Settle 'Deflategate'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Southern District Judge Richard Berman pressed the NFL to explain Commissioner Roger Goodell's approval of New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's suspension for his role in an alleged scheme to deflate footballs during a playoff game.

NFL, Brady Bring 'Deflategate' Dispute to Southern District

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 12, 2015

The brawl over deflated footballs and the power of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady will roll Wednesday into the courtroom of Southern District Judge Richard Berman, who continues to press for a quick settlement.

Kane's Fight Seen as Uphill Battle

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 11, 2015

After being criminally charged last week, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she will fight back and refused to step down. But her league of supporters, credibility and political prospects seem to have all but disappeared, observers said.

When Juries Get Patent Suits Wrong: Judge Voids $28M Judgment Against Comcast

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 09, 2015

It was a victory-from-the-jaws-of-defeat moment for lawyers from Davis Polk & Wardwell and Winston & Strawn when a federal judge in Delaware on Friday voided a $27.6 million jury verdict against their client Comcast IP Holdings. The case raises the question: Why try patent suits before juries in the first place?

Kane Charged With Leaking Grand Jury Information

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 07, 2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been charged with crimes related to a scheme to leak confidential investigative information, as well as lying to a grand jury, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced Thursday.

Calculations Ahead: Complying With the SEC Pay Ratio Rule

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : August 07, 2015

In-house counsel should start thinking about how to prepare for full implementation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's newest Dodd-Frank rule.

How Sports Got Blitzed by the Plaintiffs Bar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 06, 2015

With deep pockets and peeved players, leagues are under pressure from a flurry of suits.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.