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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 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 $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

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.

Morning Wrap: Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify | Ferguson's $1,335-an-hour Lawyer

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 05, 2015

David Kendall, a lawyer for Hillary Clinton, tells a House panel it will have one chance to question the former secretary of state over her emails and the attacks in Benghazi. Ferguson's paying Winston chairman Daniel Webb $1,335 an hour to negotiate with the feds. The D.C. Circuit is cool to a challenge over immigration policy. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ferguson's Hire of Winston & Strawn Chair Comes at a High Price

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

The beleaguered city was thrust into the national spotlight after the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen. Now Ferguson has hired Winston & Strawn chairman and litigator Dan Webb for representation related to a Department of Justice probe, at an eye-popping rate of $1,335 an hour.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 04, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kane Grand Jury Presentment Unsealed by Order

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 28, 2015

A grand jury presentment, shedding light on allegations that state Attorney General Kathleen Kane breached grand jury secrecy and explaining her alleged means of leaking, was made public Monday just hours after attorneys at a related contempt hearing asked for the document to be unsealed.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

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

Judges Set to Hear Kane's Challenge to Contempt Hearing

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : April 27, 2015

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane's challenge to a postponed contempt hearing over her firing of a top deputy is set to be heard today in the Montgomery County courthouse.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 22, 2015

Announcements from Reed Smith, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, Nixon Peabody, Winston & Strawn, Sidley Austin and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Windy City's Top Litigation Teams

: The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

In this issue, The National Law Journal highlights litigation departments at law firms in Chicago. We asked top litigation practices to tell us about their operations — biggest wins, head counts, toughest opponents and even their losses.

Kirkland & Ellis

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

As Kirkland & Ellis revved up its defense against patent infringement claims facing client Porsche Cars North America Inc. and other car companies, its attorneys spotted a potential fatal flaw early on: statements made by the inventor about what the technology in dispute did — and did not — do.

Winston & Strawn

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

Winston & Strawn secured a wide range of high-impact wins during 2014, demonstrating the ability to take down foes at trial — and before a fight goes that far.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Same-Sex Marriage Foes Send High Court 64 Amicus Briefs

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 15, 2015

From the personal to the legal to the religious, opponents of same-sex marriage offer the U.S. Supreme Court a potpourri of arguments in support of their belief that the court should uphold state bans.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Michigan Firm Stays Out of Gay Marriage Case

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

The private-practice lawyer who will defend Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court is working independently from his firm, Warner Norcross & Judd, which declined to get involved in the litigation.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

After Making New Law, Glaxo Fight May Head to New Court

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 08, 2015

At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Claudia Wilken seemed likely to transfer the dispute over HIV drug pricing, which has already been tried once, to either Illlinois or North Carolina.