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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: 1

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 $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

LPO and the Future of Contracting: 4 Tips

Mark Ross and Lucy Bassli : Corporate Counsel : May 12, 2015

In-house lawyers and contract specialists are finding themselves overwhelmed with unrealistic demands on their time. Innovative use of legal process outsourcing can make the process more efficient and productive.

Judge's Mea Culpa Puts Microsoft Patent Case Back on Track

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2015

A Seattle federal judge backtracked from a decision tossing a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. after acknowledging she used the wrong standard to dismiss the wrong claim.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Uber Legal Goes From Zero to 70 in Three Years

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

GC Salle Yoo has had to quickly assemble an in-house army to fend off a widening array of global regulatory and litigation challenges.

Richard Bartlett, Who Helped Unify NY Courts, Dies at 89

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 08, 2015

Richard Bartlett, whose six-decade legal career included serving as the first state chief administrative judge in a nascent unified New York court system, has died.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Interns Still Not Sure of Getting Paid

David Bario : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

A class action settlement allows Viacom to void the deal if too many plaintiffs submit claims.

Dispute Between Cofounders of Nonprofit Moves Forward

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 27, 2015

A judge refused Thursday to dismiss any of the 10 claims brought against a rabbi and his son accused of taking $20 million from a non-profit organization devoted to recovering money for terrorism victims and turning the group into their "personal piggy bank."

D.C. Circuit Deals Setback to First Amendment Advocates

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 24, 2015

First Amendment advocates suffered a setback Friday when a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that a local law that shields certain speech from lawsuits, known as an anti-SLAPP law, does not apply in federal court.

In Dirty Diaper-Pail Fight, Munchkin Loses Appeal

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2015

It stinks to be No. 2—that's why two leading diaper pail makers have spent years wrangling in court over who's No. 1 at keeping odor out. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday struck down Munchkin Inc.'s attempts to revive a $13.5 million false advertising verdict against Playtex Products LLC, maker of the Diaper Genie.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Appellate Court Asked to Hear Garner Jury Records Case

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : April 16, 2015

The petitioners who could not convince a trial judge to open up the Eric Garner grand jury records last month now want a state appeals court to hear arguments on their case by late June.

Ninth Circuit Urged To Reject Class Action 'Shortcut' in Xbox Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 15, 2015

Microsoft and its allies want the appeals court to reconsider a ruling for a group of Xbox purchasers, arguing that the decision gives class action plaintiffs an unfair opportunity to bring cases back from the dead.

Steve Rummage

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A string of dismissals, outstanding client service and insightful advice from a strategic mind have kept Microsoft Corp. well satisfied with the work of Davis Wright Tremaine partner Steve Rummage.

Microsoft Escapes Copycat 'No Poach' Litigation

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said plaintiffs lawyers were too late to sue Microsoft for allegedly conspiring to depress wages through no-recruit pacts with other tech employers.

Counsel to Counsel in the Emerald City

: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

The National Law Journal this week spotlights lawyers who serve as outside counsel to some of the top in-house legal teams at companies based in the Seattle area.

The Morning Wrap

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 06, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: what went wrong with Rolling Stone's UVA article, an analysis of the billions of dollars paid out in government settlements and calls for a constitutional convention.

Viacom, Plaintiffs Stick Up for $7.2M Interns Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 06, 2015

After a judge questioned the fine print in Viacom's proposed $7.2 million settlement with former interns, lawyers at Davis Wright Tremaine and Virginia & Ambinder insisted the deal is fair.

Objectors Pour Cold Water on 'Hot Fuel' Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2015

Oil companies have agreed to shell out millions to settle claims that they failed to disclose the impact of hot weather on the price of fuel. But when a judge considers a slew of proposed settlements later this year, at least two groups will be sounding alarm bells.

Judge Declines to Make Public Garner Grand Jury Material

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 20, 2015

Acting Supreme Court Justice William Garnett ruled that those seeking release of the evidence given to a grand jury that refused to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner had failed to establish a "compelling and particularized need" that would overcome the guarantees of confidentiality of grand jury proceedings.

Guarding Firms and Laterals Against Impacts From Jewel Doctrine

Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

The pros and cons of Jewel waivers, which can protect hiring firms and attorneys against clawbacks after dissolution.

Brief of the Week: Defending Offensive Speech

Jamie Schuman : Supreme Court Brief : March 18, 2015

Amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court usually don't cite comedians like Chris Rock and Richard Pryor. But a coalition of self-proclaimed "boorish and crass" individuals did just that—and made barbs of its own—in a brief that reminds the justices that offensive speech is constitutional.

Morning Wrap: Durst Lawyers Face Epic Challenge

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : March 18, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: How will Robert Durst's lawyers navigate the media maelstrom; Rep. Aaron Schock resigns; Who will argue marriage equality before the Supreme Court?

Mayer Brown Brings Back NSA's Top Lawyer

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After nearly three years as general counsel for the National Security Agency, Rajesh "Raj" De is returning to Mayer Brown, a firm where he first made partner in October 2007.

Filmmakers Turn to Davis Wright Partner on Controversial HBO Documentaries

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

Victor Kovner of Davis Wright Tremaine is the lawyer behind "The Jinx," an HBO documentary series about real estate heir Robert Durst, who was arrested on murder charges one day before the final episode aired. He also vetted "Citizenfour," a documentary about whistleblower Edward Snowden that recently won an Oscar.

Does the Math Add Up in $7.2M Viacom Intern Settlement?

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 12, 2015

The settlement looks at first glance like the largest since unpaid interns began suing their former companies for back wages roughly three years ago. Then we read the fine print.

Deja Vu All Over Again

Marisa Kendall : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Electronic Arts tries a strategy that failed once, and the results are familiar.

ABA Backs Firms Facing Clawback Actions

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

Amicus brief in Heller bankruptcy says the unfinished-business doctrine violates clients rights and distorts attorney incentives.

Panel Upholds Dismissal of Cassini Libel Lawsuit

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 13, 2015

The First Department ruled that allegedly defamatory statements in Vanity Fair, "including a quoted statement that plaintiff and her sisters used to throw parties in the 1960s that were attended by many wealthy 'older guys looking for action,' do not imply that plaintiff was a prostitute and lacked sexual morals."

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 09, 2015

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