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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

  • Designation: Seattle
  • Head Count: 473
  • Gross Revenues: $285,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $605,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $540,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Davis Wright Tremaine is a Seattle-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Davis Wright Tremaine has 473 attorneys and is the 90th largest firm in the United States.  With $318,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 104th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 200 116 1 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

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Wright Litigator Feeds His Ramen Craving

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2016

Most big firm lawyers are known for taking clients to lunch, not making it. But for Jake Freed, a San Francisco-based litigation associate at Davis Wright Tremaine, starting a ramen noodle shop named after his prized pooches was a no-brainer.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Among other announcements, Cooley has named Andy Roth, formerly with Dentons, a partner in the firm's privacy and data protection group.

Panel Limits Disclosure of Data About NYPD X-ray Vans

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : May 11, 2016

The NYPD must produce reports describing radiation emitted by its "Z-backscatter" vans, used to scan vehicles or building interiors, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Tuesday, but not records relating to past deployments of the devices and other information that would "reveal criminal investigative techniques."

Judge Rejects Handwriting Analysis in Forgery Dispute

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

"For decades, the forensic document examiner community has essentially said to courts, 'Trust us.' And many courts have," Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff said. "But that does not make what the examiners do science."

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Litigators Recall Representing Prince, a Client Like No Other

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades.

Morning Wrap: Dickstein Shapiro State Attorneys General Lawyer Didn't Breach Ethics Rules | John McKay Returns to Private Practice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 21, 2016

An ethics commission finds a resolution in its investigation of the Dickstein Shapiro-turned-Cozen O'Connor state attorneys general practice, and big-name turnover materializes at K&L Gates, Davis Wright Tremaine, the Sacramento U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia bench. This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

K&L Gates Advises Bill Gates on Florida Mansion Deal

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.

Fugees Star Gets Do-Over in Defamation Case Against New York Post About Page Six

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : March 09, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit revives a defamation lawsuit, finding the newspaper's Page Six gossip items should be treated as factual statements, not opinions.

Supreme Court Delays Microsoft Class Action Arguments Until Next Term

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 04, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has put off the arguments in a closely watched Microsoft class action until next term, in a scheduling move that may be related to the Feb. 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Lawyers in Microsoft v. Baker were anticipating arguing the case in late April. "From our perspective, we wanted to argue this term. It was ready to go," said Peter Stris of Stris & Maher in Los Angeles, who represents the class action plaintiffs in the case.

Panel Finds MTA Policy Change Moots Ad Controversy

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : March 04, 2016

A federal appeals court affirmed a judge's decision to terminate an order that would have made the Metropolitan Transportation Authority run a pro-Israel advocacy organization's controversial advertisement on buses.

Judge Says Suit Against Publication Can Proceed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2016

A judge said an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man can move ahead with a defamation suit against a publication that reported on his now-dropped extortion case.

When the Family Name Is the Company Name

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 24, 2016

It can raise some tricky issues.

Judge Tosses Antitrust Suit Against RPX

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 24, 2016

Niro firm's claims against the patent licensing company can't proceed after an Illinois ruling, reasoned U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Bracewell's Seattle Litigation Head

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 23, 2016

After a spate of lateral departures and lackluster financial results for 2015, the newly renamed Bracewell lost its head of litigation in Seattle. The move came after Bracewell hired a New York tax partner, but saw Morgan Lewis land an oil and gas pro in Houston and D.C.

Sanctioned Big Law Associate Sues NY Post, Daily News for Defamation

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2016

Former Latham, Quinn Emanuel and Mintz Levin lawyer Anthony Zappin made headlines for his pro se antics in a New York divorce case. Now he wants the tabloids to pay.

Fiduciary Exception to Privilege in Shareholder Actions

Michael J. Hutter : New York Law Journal : February 03, 2016

In his Evidence column, Michael J. Hutter discusses whether a corporation and its attorneys must disclose privileged communications relevant to corporate matters to shareholder plaintiffs in actions based upon breaches by management of their fiduciary duties or other wrongdoing arising out of those matters.

Group Tells Circuit New MTA Policy Violates Free Speech

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2016

A group that wants to run anti-Hamas advertisements on New York City buses argued to a federal appellate court that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's decision to ban ads blasting Hamas for its stated desire to kill Jews should be undone as a violation of the First Amendment.

In Xbox Class Action, Justices Confront a Plaintiffs Tactic

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court added another class action case to its argument docket on Friday, agreeing to determine the fate of an "end run" tactic used by plaintiffs to appeal the denial of class certification. The court granted certiorari in Microsoft v. Baker, a dispute over a class action brought by Xbox 360 purchasers who blame the company for scratched discs.

Uber Told to Pay $7.6 Million Fine for Dragging Feet on Data

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 14, 2016

State utility regulators say the company didn't promptly turn over data on safety and disabled access.

Keep Control of Your Firm's Digital Data

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens : The Recorder : January 06, 2016

Clarifying ownership in partnership or employment agreements can make data recovery more manageable, advise Randy Evans and Shari Klevens.

Big Litigation Guns Hired in Wake of Controversial Al Jazeera Report

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 28, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine, Gibson Dunn and Quinn Emanuel have been retained in the aftermath of a controversial investigative report by Al Jazeera America accusing several high-profile U.S. athletes of using performance-enhancing substances.

In-House Counsel Profile: Manhattan Telecommun­ications Corp.'s Joseph Farano

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

"It's fun being a part of the enterprise and helping the business grow, as opposed to just dispensing legal advice."

Magic Circle Firms Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2015

Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer add from Shearman & Sterling and Skadden; K&L Gates grabs three Down Under; Willkie welcomes back an alum from the FCC; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.