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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 $285,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 116th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

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.

Brief of the Week: Madden Video Games Hope for High Court Touchdown

Jamie Schuman : Supreme Court Brief : November 24, 2015

The maker of the popular video games is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the First Amendment protects it from lawsuits by athletes who want to be paid for the use of their likenesses.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 25, 2015

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

MTA Ordered to Allow Ads for Film About Muslim Comedians

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 09, 2015

Southern District Judge Colleen McMahon said the First Amendment right of free speech requires the MTA to permit advertisements for a documentary about Muslim comedians on buses and in subway cars, regardless of its new policy to avoid controversy and litigation over political ads.

EA Takes Right-of-Publicity Case to Supreme Court

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : October 07, 2015

The video game maker has turned to Paul Smith and a team from Jenner & Block to argue that the First Amendment protects its use of real athletes as avatars.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Evolve Law Launches Community to Advance Legal Tech Adoption

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : September 21, 2015

Law firms, legal tech companies join collaborative effort to kick-start innovation in the legal industry.

Davis Wright No Longer Representing Embattled Washington State Auditor

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine has withdrawn its representation of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, now facing money laundering and additional tax-evasion charges after he was originally indicted earlier this year on charges related to stolen money from former business clients.

Auto-Renewal Suits Rain Down on Consumer Tech Companies

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 04, 2015

Defense lawyers, including Davis Wright Tremaine's Joseph Addiego III, are busy fending off cases under a California law that strictly regulates subscriptions.

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 31, 2015

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

Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Uber Lawyers Push Back on PUC in Records Case

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 18, 2015

The company, which was fined $7.3 million, had been working with the agency to provide required data, according to lawyers for Uber subsidiary Rasier-CA, who say rival Lyft got off much lighter in a similar case.

Atlanta Lawyers at Jones Day Help Flowers' Bread Deal Rise

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 14, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.