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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

In-House Counsel Profile: Chegg Inc.'s Rob Chesnut

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.

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.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

'Trolls?' Patent Director Says the Term Isn't Helpful

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2015

Outlining her vision for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Deputy Director Michelle Lee—whose nomination to head the agency is pending before the Senate—on Thursday said the agency should be "agnostic" about how patent applicants want to use their inventions.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 22, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Fenwick & West Recruits Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2015

Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.

Uber Turns to Criminal Defender to Handle DA Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Nanci Clarence will represent the company in civil actions over its airport fees and the claims it makes about the background checks it runs on drivers.

Handset Makers Mostly Off the Hook in Carrier IQ Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Judge Edward Chen tossed most of the claims against manufacturers who'd installed tracking software on mobile phones.

GoPro's Sharon Zezima

: The Recorder : January 20, 2015

The GC explains why life at the adventure camera company means "hauling ass" and "making friends."

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 15, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Apple Seeks Refuge From Antitrust Suit in AT&T's ADR Clause

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2015

Ninth Circuit case tests popular plaintiffs strategy of focusing litigation away from telecom carriers to avoid arbitration.

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.

After Busy Year for Tech Deals, Lawyers See No Slowdown Ahead

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 19, 2014

A year that got off to a bang with the WhatsApp and Nest deals later saw a trio of spin-offs, and the climate for dealmaking remains strong heading into 2015.

IP Partner Involved in Client Dispute Leaves K&L Gates

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2014

Charles Holland, a former IP litigation partner with K&L Gates' Palo Alto office, has joined the Strategic Innovation IP Law Offices in Silicon Valley following a dispute with a client about a conflict.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 18, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

SugarCRM's Patricia Timm

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 15, 2014

With the software company's cloud services in growth mode, cybersecurity is top of mind for Timm.

Copyright Claims Unify Amici in Trailer Take Down Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Lawyers for tech companies, like Durie Tangri's Michael Page, are weighing in on 'Innocence of Muslims' YouTube trailer.

Viewpoint: Isaacson's 'The Innovators' Leaves Out the Lawyers

Michael Stern : The Recorder : December 10, 2014

Valley lawyers took more sand out of the gears than they poured in, argues Cooley's Michael Stern.

Get Time-Saving Tips From Women in Tech

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 08, 2014

Get Time-Saving Tips From Women in Tech

Innovators: Josh Becker, Lex Machina

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The CEO has helped grow the legal analytics company from having just a handful of clients to boasting more than 100.

The Recorder's 50 Top Women in Tech Law

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : December 05, 2014

The Recorder's Editor-in-Chief Greg Mitchell picks three quick tech tips from the winners.

BAR-ometer: 'Geragos v. Zillow'

: The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Bar Board Missing Public Members

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 05, 2014

Governor is lagging on appointments of nonlawyer trustees.

Fenwick Advises on Uber's $1.2 Billion Financing

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 04, 2014

The Fenwick & West team has counseled Uber through previous venture funding rounds. The latest values the ride-share company at $40 billion.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 04, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

HP Hit with RICO Suit Over Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, which gave Hewlett Packard $6 million in contracts, is seeking repayment of overcharges and damages related to FCPA violations.

Two Firms, Ex-Cleary Gottlieb Associate Await Lending Club IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Former Cleary Gottlieb senior associate Renaud Laplanche, founder and CEO of The Lending Club, stands to see his stake in the peer-to-peer lender be worth some $160 million after an initial public offering next week. Fenwick & West and O'Melveny & Myers are also poised to profit from The Lending Club's future float.

Trio of Firms Advise on $1.6 Billion Cypress Semiconductor Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 02, 2014

Wilson Sonsini's Michael Ringler led a team representing San Jose-based Cypress Semiconductor in its acquisition of Spansion.

Pay to Play?

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Automakers argue that the audio recording devices in their cars don't violate copyright laws.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits