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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

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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.

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.