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Fenwick & West LLP

  • Designation: Mountain View, Calif.
  • Head Count: 278
  • Gross Revenues: $274,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,275,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Fenwick & West is a Mountain View-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fenwick & West has 278 attorneys and is the 156th largest firm in the United States.  With $274,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 116th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, ID, VT and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 116 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 156 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 40 -13 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 100 -31 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 8 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 73 -73 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 93 -39 Summer programs

In the News

A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

As American investors sniff out Canadian tech deals, a few U.S. law firms are increasingly active north of the border.

Vinson Adds Pair of Litigation Partners in S.F.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 28, 2014

Darryl Woo, who joins from Fenwick & West, is Vinson & Elkins' first Bay Area patent litigation partner.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With New Tools, Leadership, SEC Touts Toughness

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

When it comes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, executives in Silicon Valley are on heightened alert.

New GC In Tune at Pandora Legal Department

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 20, 2014

Pandora Internet Radio has hired Steve Bené as general counsel and member of the executive leadership team.


: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ustream Inc.'s Anne Ortel

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

"It's always a challenge when you're helping a company shift its business model."

Startup CEO Takes PNY to Trial Over Soured Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Lorenzo Salhi's lawyers claim he's owed millions after PNY Technologies bought out his company and then cut him loose.

Marin Software Takes GC From Diamond Foods

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

Stephen Kim, who'd been a tech lawyer earlier in his career, makes move after almost a decade with nut packaging company.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Supreme Court Struggles With Sticky Patent Issue

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 15, 2014

Justice Stephen Breyer seemed troubled by the Federal Circuit's de novo review of claim construction findings, but also didn't have a recipe for change.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

We Don't Owe You Anything, Say Automakers to Big Music

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 14, 2014

Music companies are demanding royalties for car entertainment systems that allow drivers to store their recordings.

Ford, GM Argue They Don't Owe Any Music Royalties

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 13, 2014

Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and two electronics companies are refuting claims that they owe recording artists and record labels royalties, arguing in federal court that certain audio devices in vehicles don't violate U.S. copyright law.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 13, 2014

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

BAR-ometer: Dumbing It Down for SCOTUS?

: The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fenwick Snares SEC Enforcement Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 08, 2014

Michael Dicke is one of only two senior enforcement lawyers to leave the SEC's San Francisco office for a law firm job in more than a decade.

Copyright Ruling Alarms Broadcasters, Streaming Services

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 08, 2014

A California federal judge's copyright ruling against satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has sent shockwaves through the copyright bar.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Refresh or Replace?

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A hardware update long meant buying newer, faster computers. Now tablets have made the choices more complicated.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Emily Ward, eBay

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Ward had a hand in the company's landmark Supreme Court victory tightening the law for injunctions in patent cases. Now she's watching for the court's recent ruling on patent eligibility to take hold.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Sally Abel, Fenwick & West

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

The trademark lawyer started the practice group at Fenwick and has grown it to 14 lawyers.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Kathryn Fritz, Fenwick & West

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

As managing partner at Fenwick, she's pushed client-service (and revenue boosting) innovations.

Jones Day, Fenwick, Paul Weiss Get Call on SAP's $8.3 Billion Deal for Concur

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

Fenwick & West partner Douglas Cogen in San Francisco led the deal team for Concur, a developer of travel and expense management software.

Jones Day Continues Deal Spree with SAP's Concur Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

German software giant SAP has turned to Jones Day and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for its $8.3 billion acquisition of enterprise software company Concur Technologies. The deal is one of a handful of major software transactions announced so far this month and third major M&A mandate in a week for Jones Day.

Shareholder Settlement OK'd in HP's Abortive Mobile Plan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

A federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., on Monday approved a $57 million class action settlement for shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. who sued after the company halted plans for a mobile operating system.