Willkie Farr & Gallagher saw solid growth in revenue and profits last year, as well as in its new nonequity partner ranks.

It was a busy year all around for Willkie. The firm’s revenue rose 6.2% last year to $868 million, with the firm’s chairmen saying a “double-digit” increase in litigation revenue helped the firm increase its top line. Meanwhile, Willkie grew its profits per equity partner by 2.6% to almost $3.17 million. The firm’s growth came despite distracting headlines about a former Willkie co-chair pleading guilty last year in the college admissions scandal.