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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Designation: Seattle
  • Head Count: 464
  • Gross Revenues: $273,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $480,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Davis Wright Tremaine is a Seattle-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Davis Wright Tremaine has 464 attorneys and is the 91st largest firm in the United States.  With $273,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 117th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AK, CA, DC, HI, NC, NY, OR and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 117 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 91 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 85 20 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 77 -5 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Macy's, Jeans Maker Fight Suit Over 'Made in USA' Labels

Lalita Clozel : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

Macy's Inc. and jeans maker Citizens of Humanity LLC struck back in a putative class action over allegedly misleading “Made in the U.S.A.” labels.

Ninth Circuit OKs Enforcement of Condom Mandate in Porn

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The pornography business struck out again on Monday in its constitutional challenge to a 2012 California ballot initiative that requires adult film stars to wear condoms.

Multiple Parties Push to Open Garner Grand Jury Record

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The effort to make public the grand jury proceedings after the death of Eric Garner is intensifying, as the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York Post and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James all filed disclosure motions this past week.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Is UVA Rape Story Actionable?

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 11, 2014

As criticism of Rolling Stone mounts over the magazine's sensational story of sexual assault at the University of Virginia, a UVA associate dean, a student featured in the article and others associated with the controversy are lawyering up.

California Preps Its Digital Erasers

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 04, 2014

As of Jan. 1, California will allow minors to remove content or information they posted on a website, online service, or online or mobile application.

Tech Companies Gear Up for Round Two of No-Poach Litigation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Microsoft wants a suit over alleged don't-hire pacts moved to the Western District of Washington.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 03, 2014

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

Law Firms See Dollar Signs in Mobile Payments Scrum

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 31, 2014

Firms like Jeffrey Gray's Davis Wright Tremaine are building up their payment practices.

At Norton Rose Fulbright, a New Guard for the New Year

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 30, 2014

After 12 years, Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive Peter Martyr will relinquish his managing partner responsibilities in the U.K. to Martin Scott, the firm announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, John Coleman, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, will pass the baton to Charles Hurdon.

Q&A: Davis Wright's Kraig Baker on Technology and the Law

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : October 30, 2014

The National Law Journal talked with Kraig L. Marini Baker, chair of Davis Wright Tremaine's technology, advertising, trademark and entertainment practice, about what legal problems will be raised by a world in which devices are talking to each other and operating independently of human beings.

Davis Wright Taps SF Partner to Lead Firm

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 29, 2014

Jeffrey Gray says improving efficiency and expanding key practices are his top priorities.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Federal Government Adopts New Payments Technology

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : October 22, 2014

The chip-and-PIN payments system is coming to U.S. agencies.

Victor Kovner

Phil Albinus : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

He is a champion of free speech and a devoted public servant who has worked tirelessly to improve the efficiency of the courts, the quality of the bench and the standards of the profession.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.

China's Anjie Opens in Shanghai

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 08, 2014

The 100-lawyer antitrust and insurance firm launches its second office with three lateral hires.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Franchising: Bigger Business, More Legal Issues

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 03, 2014

Franchising can be a smart next step for a growing business, but it has its own "specialized field of law."

Who's Your Daddy?

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : October 01, 2014

A court rules that meat producers can be compelled to disclose where animals were born.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

At Uber, a Bumper Crop of In-House Hires

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 23, 2014

The company has brought on at least a dozen lawyers in California this year, including a third associate from Covington this month.

Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

The Brain Trust: Protecting the Nation's IP

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 17, 2014

This year's ranking of law firms used for copyright and trademark litigation.

EA Defends Use of Athlete Avatars in NFL Video Game

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

But Ninth Circuit Judge Marsha Berzon questioned whether a video game can be considered an expressive work.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

NY Shield Law Protects Author From Divorce Case Subpoena

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

A New York-based writer is protected from revealing, as part of an Oklahoma divorce action, the confidential information he gathered while writing his 2013 book on "wildcat" natural gas entrepreneurs, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Hatton Harrington

June Bell : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lisa Hatton Harrington oversees much of NBCUniversal Media LLC's digital arm, including Fandango, the country's leading online retailer of movie tickets.