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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 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

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."

Lawyers Net $528 Million in Price-Fixing Settlements

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 01, 2015

With case near trial, Panasonic, Hitachi and other electronics manufacturers agreed to settle indirect-purchaser claims over cathode ray tubes.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

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

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of May 25

: Texas Lawyer : May 25, 2015

H. Victor "Vic" Thomas, an appellate attorney in personal injury and business litigation, has joined Preis in Houston.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Digital Forensic Testimony 101

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : May 22, 2015

A panel of forensic investigators and expert witnesses gathered to discuss pitfalls and tips in testifying.

Sheppard Mullin Finds New Orleans Police Making Progress—Slowly

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2015

Sheppard Mullin is almost two years into its job as monitor of the New Orleans Police Department. Partner Jonathan Aronie has submitted five quarterly reports to the city documenting the department's progress, the latest of which was presented at a public meeting Wednesday night. But some in the community are frustrated with the lack of change they're seeing on the ground.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morgan Lewis, Winston & Strawn Enter NFL's Deflategate Drama

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

The fiasco surrounding underinflated footballs in a key National Football League playoff game earlier this year continues to draw more high-powered Am Law 100 lawyers, including a pair of litigators from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Winston & Strawn that previously worked at now-defunct firms, in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report released last week by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reduced to Scrap, Aereo Makes Peace With Broadcasters

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : May 08, 2015

Three years after Aereo Inc. first rattled the broadcast television industry with its online TV streaming service, the company's copyright battle with the nation's major networks is finally over.

Pillsbury's Newly Re-Elected Chair to Relinquish Post in 2016

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2015

James Rishwain, who has served as chair of the firm since 2006, will step down in December 2016 after completing the term he was recently re-elected to. The announcement comes after much turnover at the firm, including the defection of a group of corporate lawyers to Winston & Strawn earlier this year.