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Fenwick & West LLP

  • Designation: Mountain View, Calif.
  • Head Count: 288
  • Gross Revenues: $327,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,135,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,540,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -97

Fenwick & West is a Mountain View-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fenwick & West has 288 attorneys and is the 151st largest firm in the United States.  With $327,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 97th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 97 -97 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 97 -97 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 156 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 41 -14 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

VC Deals Had Sunny Second Quarter

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 26, 2015

Startups had a lot of leverage in deals closed by Fenwick and Cooley, but clouds loom.

Clients on Yelp Give Lawyers an Earful

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 25, 2015

Yelp reviews are a great way to choose a restaurant for brunch. But what about for hiring a lawyer?

The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Our 12th annual awards honor lawyers whose remarkable careers have shaped the legal profession.

'Clash of Clans' Maker Scores Early Win Under 'Alice'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Fenwick & West's Michael Sacksteder persuaded U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet that the patent asserted against Supercell Inc. covered an abstract idea.

How Cleary's Deal Guy Caught Google's Eye

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Ethan Klingsberg, who helped put together the new Alphabet structure, was brought in to a failed Google-Yahoo ad deal in 2008, and has since become a key adviser.

2015 Lifetime Achievers, Law Firm Leaders Announced

Am Law Daily Staff : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

The American Lawyer honors eight longtime lawyers with distinctive careers and a commitment to public service. Three others are recognized for extraordinary talents managing their firm.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.

Federal Circuit Works Out Its Differences on Divided Infringement

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

En banc ruling gives patent holders more ammunition in suits where a service provider and a customer together infringe a patent.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Flood of Deals Swamps In-House Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 03, 2015

Frenzied pace of transactions in 2015 puts unique burden on company lawyers.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Deflation to Spoliation? Tom Brady and E-Discovery

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 31, 2015

The Deflategate quarterback is showing companies with data-packed devices that there are potential penalties for e-discovery fumbles.

Ninth Circuit Backs Microsoft in Royalty Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Judge Marsha Berzon OK'd the procedure a trial court developed to set royalty rates for standard-essential patents owned by Motorola.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

Failed Tech Startups Fuel Insolvency Firms

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 24, 2015

In Silicon Valley, where "fail fast, fail often" is a mantra, bankruptcy lawyers stay busy, boom or bust.

Amazon Takes Down E-Commerce Patents With One-Two Punch

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

A Washington judge ruled that patent claims describe "nothing more than what buyers and sellers have done since the dawn of commerce."

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Fenwick & West Hires From Latham in Shanghai

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 21, 2015

Corporate partner Karen Yan specializes in China-related internet and technology deals.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Next Stop: The Future

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : July 13, 2015

Technology offers law firms incredible possibilities, but making them work takes effort.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 13, 2015

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

Kirkland Pro Joins Sports Analytics Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 12, 2015

A Kirkland & Ellis corporate partner heads to a Silicon Valley sports analytics startup; Epstein Becker & Green snags some epic eyebrows; Morgan Lewis lands a structured transactions trio in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

HP Moves to Deflect Trade Secrets Claims

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The company filed a declaratory judgment action against a licensing partner that says HP used their confidential exchanges to launch a rival product.

SEC Ramps Up Regulation of Pre-IPO Securities Market

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The murky marketplace for private startup stock has the attention of agency lawyers.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Fenwick Brings On IP Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 08, 2015

Daniel Becker specializes in patent counseling for life-sciences companies.