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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

Nixon Peabody Reaches Merger Accord with Chicago Firm

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

The Boston-based Am Law 100 firm announced Monday an agreement to absorb Chicago's Ungaretti & Harris, taking on roughly 100 lawyers in the Windy City.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Microsoft Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The innovative approach that Microsoft Corp.'s legal department takes when working with outside counsel and its success in promoting diversity, juggling massive deals, handling litigation and assisting in product development place it in the top spot among Seattle's in-house legal departments.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fiduciary Exception to Privilege in Law Firm Communications Upheld

Justin Y.K. Chu and Leah Quadrino : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Justin Y.K. Chu and Leah Quadrino write that last month, the Commercial Division in Manhattan broke with a nationwide trend among state courts, applying what is sometimes referred to as a "fiduciary exception" to the attorney-client privilege to permit a former client to take discovery relating to otherwise confidential internal communications between a lawyer and his firm's general counsel.

Panel Boosts Suit by Man Expelled From Valdosta State After Parking Deck Complaints

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

An Atlanta-based federal appeals court panel has given a boost to free speech claims by a former Valdosta State University student who was expelled after he spoke out against the university president's plans for a parking deck.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Athletes Score in Right-of-Publicity Case Against EA

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 06, 2015

The Ninth Circuit rejected the company's First Amendment defense of its use of retired football players' images in Madden NFL video games.

Use of Celebrities as Video Game Characters Spurs Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 30, 2014

Video game litigation is poised to be a hot area for entertainment lawyers in 2015, as more celebrities sue over being cast as game characters without their permission. The spree is driven by a pair of 2013 rulings that sided with athletes depicted in college football games, lawyers said, as well as by the overall boom in gaming sales which makes the industry a rich target for plaintiffs lawyers.

Law Firm Leaders See Jumps, Bumps in 2015

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

Data privacy and dealmaking will be hot, the lateral market hopping; midlevel associates could see pay climb—and firms might put the squeeze on office space.

Video Games Test Right of Publicity Framework

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : December 24, 2014

After spate of pro-plaintiff rulings, entertainment lawyers are eyeing cases that could change the tide in 2015.

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."