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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 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

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.

Pot Luck: Marijuana Legalization Drives Budding Practices

Zoe Ferguson : The American Lawyer : August 11, 2015

A few bold Am Law 200 firms are growing their own pot law practices.

Squire Patton and Sidley Accused of Misconduct in Trade Secrets Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 05, 2015

Defense attorneys for Mitsubishi failed to promptly notify the court of false testimony in a 2012 trial, according to a sanctions motion filed Tuesday.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Avvo, Advised by Perkins Coie, Gets Big Valuation

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

Avvo Inc., a Seattle-based startup and online marketplace for finding and rating lawyers, is valued at $650 million after raising $71.5 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, Coatue and Vulcan Capital.

Uber Fined $7.3 Million for Reporting Lapses

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 15, 2015

The ride-hailing company says it has provided the required data to the Public Utilities Commission and plans to appeal.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Gerald Parsons, 76, Filed SanDisk's First Patent Application

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

The patent prosecutor, who helped start two IP boutiques, counted SanDisk as a loyal client.

McKenna Long Departures Mount, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Ahead of its proposed combination with Dentons, more partners have left McKenna Long & Aldridge, even as the latter makes a hire of its own; Latham & Watkins lands another O'Melveny & Myers rainmaker; Nelson Mullins and Barnes & Thornburg open new offices; Delta Air Lines taps Dorsey & Whitney for a new legal chief; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Athletes Can't Reprise Hausfeld Win in NCAA Antitrust Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 05, 2015

While Michael Hausfeld presses for massive class action fees in California, a similar case over the use of college players' likenesses has fizzled in Tennessee.

Better Call Bartlett: Prosecutors Call Davis Wright Partner's Work a Conflict

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors in Washington claim that Davis Wright Tremaine litigation partner Mark Bartlett—himself a former federal prosecutor—should be conflicted out of representing the state's troubled auditor Troy Kelley.

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.