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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

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.

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

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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.

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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

Publicly Traded NPEs Take Investors for a Bumpy Ride

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 26, 2014

New players in patent monetization issue upbeat statements about litigation but many have yet to deliver big paydays.

Patton Video Game Sparks War Over General's Likeness

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 21, 2014

Suit against an East Bay game maker is one of several shaking up the case law around transformative use in video games.

Vinson & Elkins

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Federal Circuit Puts Added Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Patent reformers applauded Judge Alan Lourie's ruling in 'Ultramercial v. Hulu,' which seems to deal another blow to the viability of software patents.

Judge Whacks NPE for 'Assembly Line' Litigation

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Siding with lawyers at Fenwick & West, Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd ordered IPVX Patent Holdings to pay roughly $820,000 in attorney fees.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Valley Blood Testing Start-up Takes Stab at Rival's Trademark

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos says Becton Dickinson can't stop it from using the term nanotainer.

Carrier IQ Agrees to Settle Privacy Suits Over Tracking Software

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

The company's legal team, led by Fenwick & West partner Rodger Cole, informed the court it has reached a deal with plaintiffs lawyers.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 03, 2014

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

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.