Bloomberg Law
March 10, 2021, 1:12 PM

Wake Up Call: Willkie Triples Billion-Dollar Deals in 2020

Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Freelance Correspondent

In today’s column, global firm Herbert Smith Freehills named its first female chair; after cost cuts helped several Big Law firms notch huge profits despite the pandemic last year, some firms want to make some of those cuts permanent; in a new report ranking law schools by their “excess whiteness,” University of Georgia’s School of Law is the “whitest.”

  • Leading off, Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s gross revenues reached $986 million in 2020, up 13.6% from 2019, as the firm tripled, year on year, the number of billion-dollar deals it advised on, a report says. Willkie’s profits per equity partner increased ...

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