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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, 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

NYT Dropped From Class Action Over Alleged Billing Scam

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2014

The New York Times Co. has been dropped from a proposed federal class action alleging the company, Dow Jones & Co. and Forbes Inc. turned a blind eye to ripoffs perpetrated on their publications' subscribers in a billing scam.

Willkie Preserves Copyright Win for Haitian Photographer

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 13, 2014

The ruling is the latest in a string of victories for photojournalist Daniel Morel and his lead trial lawyer, Joseph Baio of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, who may soon be financially rewarded for a case he's called a labor of love.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Do You Know Where That Meat Is From? Now You Will!

: Daily Business Review : August 05, 2014

The next time you go to Ruth Chris, Morton's, Prime 112 or any steakhouse, meat-eating joint, you might know a little more about that piece of steak you are about to scarf down.

Where's The Beef (From)?

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has laid out a new standard for ­commercial speech, one that gives the government more leeway to force ­companies to disclose information about their products.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Pro Se Suits No Picnic for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 25, 2014

It's no secret that certain plaintiffs lawyers make litigators sweat. But even more troubling can be seeing two anxiety-producing words: pro se.

Ruling Upholds Dismissal of Judge's Defamation Suit

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : July 18, 2014

A state appeals panel has affirmed the dismissal of a defamation suit filed by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Larry Martin over articles in the New York Daily News that falsely accused him of unethical conduct.

Howrey 'Jewel' Claims Sent Back to Montali

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 15, 2014

Citing judicial economy, Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong turned back a slew of motions to have the cases heard in district court.

Howrey 'Jewel' Claims Sent Back to Bankruptcy Court

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 15, 2014

A California federal judge denied bids by several firms embroiled in lingering Howrey clawback cases to bypass U.S. bankruptcy court.

Developments—Legal Fees and Farewell to 'Unfinished Business'

Anthony E. Davis : New York Law Journal : July 07, 2014

In his Professional Responsiblity column, Anthony E. Davis discusses two recent developments that highlight the critical need for lawyers and law firms to take care in the drafting of their engagement letters, and two just decided cases that deal an apparent death blow to the "unfinished business" doctrine in New York as well as in its birthplace, California.

Emblaze Hits Roadblocks in Video Streaming Suit Against Apple

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 25, 2014

With trial set to begin Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal has ruled that Emblaze's experts can't engage in "Apple bashing" or use Apple's gross profit margin as a starting point to calculate damages.

Dinner, With Some Data Theft on the Side

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : June 20, 2014

The food and hospitality sectors are ripe for cybercrime. But there are ways to prevent it.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Settlement Reached With Arrested Video Journalist

John Caher : New York Law Journal : June 19, 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature agreed to pay a freelance video journalist $200,000, create a media relations committee and continue training police officers on First Amendment rights after he was arrested for filming police activity on a public street.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

Student's Case Sparks Fee Fight

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : June 16, 2014

A federal appeals court panel on Friday considered an unusual "reverse fees" award to defendants in a civil rights case.

Judge Denies Heller Ehrman Claim on Lawyer's Profits

Julia Love : The Recorder : June 16, 2014

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled the Heller Ehrman bankruptcy estate has no claim to profits earned from client business former partners brought with them to new law firms.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : June 16, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

Judge Rejects 'Jewel' Doctrine in Heller Case

Julia Love : The Recorder : June 11, 2014

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled that defunct law firms have no claim to profits earned on client matters taken to other firms.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

In-House Counsel Profile: TheStreet Inc.'s Vanessa Soman

Teresa Wall-Cyb : The National Law Journal : June 09, 2014

General counsel Vanessa Soman manages nearly all of the company's legal matters with the help of one part-time employee.

Breyer Takes Dim View of 'Jewel' Doctrine

Julia Love : The Recorder : June 05, 2014

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer seems ready to side with law firms fighting the Heller estate over profits earned by former partners.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

George Erb : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2014

Panel Sets Standard for Defamation by Implication Claims

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 30, 2014

In upholding the dismissal of a defamation action involving a 2011 Barron's magazine article about a Russian embezzlement conspiracy, the First Department finally addressed an open question that the Court of Appeals said almost 20 years ago was unanswered.

Does a Mobile Internet Demand a New Regulatory Scheme?

Patricia Kutza : Law Technology News : May 19, 2014

Handling security and privacy rights are the new Internet brand differentiators.

Judge Poised To Invalidate N.J. Law Targeting Hosters of Sex-Trade Ads

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 15, 2014

New Jersey has given up trying to defend a state statute that punishes Internet publishers for posting personal ads advertising sexual liaisons with minors—a law found irreparably unconstitutional here and elsewhere.

The Art of Hiring

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2014

Three savvy law departments take different approaches to choosing and training, but each yields excellent results.

How IBM, Google and Microsoft Hire In-House Lawyers

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : April 24, 2014

Three savvy law departments take different approaches to choosing and training, but each yields excellent results.

Mitsubishi Loses Appeal in Chip Design Case

Scott Graham, The Recorder : The Asian Lawyer : April 23, 2014

California's Sixth District Court of Appeal upheld a verdict against Mitsubishi Electric Inc. for breaching a non-disclosure agreement but agreed with a superior court judge that the $123 million awarded by jurors was excessive.