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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 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

Facebook Legal Likes Long-Term Relationships

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Two years after Colin Stretch took over as GC, his department continues to send most legal work to three firms.

For Cisco's Latest Deal, Fenwick Swaps Seats

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 30, 2015

Cisco turned to a Cooley team for its buy of Fenwick client OpenDNS.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

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

Musical Chairs at Kirkland & Ellis; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2015

Kirkland snags a top London tax partner but loses three others; McKenna Long & Aldridge sees more lateral movement ahead of its deal with Dentons; Shearman & Sterling opens in Saudi Arabia; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

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

Fenwick Adds Private-Equity Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : June 24, 2015

David Johanson, who focuses on funds that invest in the tech sector, was with Kirkland & Ellis.

It's a 'Scary' Post-'Alice' World for Software Patents

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 23, 2015

In the year since the seminal U.S. Supreme Court ruling in , courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office increasingly have nullified inventions involving computers or the Internet. Robert Sachs, a San Francisco intellectual property partner in Fenwick & West, has studied the trend.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 18, 2015

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

Fitbit Filing Energizes IPO Investors

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

The company signaled optimism for its share offering by lifting the expected price range in an SEC filing.

Intuit Taps Fenwick in Software Security Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 12, 2015

The maker of TurboTax faces allegations that lax security systems facilitated tax fraud.

New Partnership to Improve Locating Experts in the Legal Industry

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : June 10, 2015

Neudesic's The Firm Directory and BA Insight partner to find experts in law firms and legal departments.

Fenwick Partner Takes Fight to Copyright Bullies

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 08, 2015

Andrew Bridges is no fan of efforts to restrict online speech in the name of guarding intellectual property rights.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Chip Away at Intel's $16.7 Billion Altera Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

On the heels of Avago Technologies' $37 billion buy of Broadcom, a handful of Am Law 100 firms have found themselves at the helm of another big microchip merger between two California-based companies.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 04, 2015

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

Paul Hastings, MoFo Lead Softbank's $1B Korean Investment

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 03, 2015

Seoul-based online retailer Coupang is the latest in the Japanese telecom giant's portfolio.

Uber Turns to Durie Tangri in Dispute Over Founding

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 01, 2015

Partner Ragesh Tangri, who previously defended Snapchat against similar claims, has also gone toe-to-toe with plaintiff Kevin Halpern.

Fenwick & West

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

Law firms vying to represent Silicon Valley darlings in their intellectual property matters like to be seen as totally tech savvy. But a select few have lawyers who can offer "I'm a gamer myself" when talking about the latest courtroom victory for a electronic games client.

The 2015 IP Hot List

: The National Law Journal : June 01, 2015

This week we recognize 15 law firms that accomplish great things in the realm of intellectual property law.

AG's Office Sends Warning Letters on Supply-Chain Disclosures

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 29, 2015

A few dozen companies face enforcement actions for failing to disclose efforts to uncover human trafficking within their global supply chains.

Wave of Privacy Suits Peters Out

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Despite big predictions and the potential of statutory damages, lawyers like Cooley's Mike Rhodes say plaintiffs aren't making much progress.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 28, 2015

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

Legaltech West Panel to Ready Organizations for Infogov Explosion

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 21, 2015

The track, "The New Big Bang: 21st Century Information Governance Challenges—sponsored by ARMA International—will offer practical steps on a pressing concern.

'Deflategate' Lessons for E-Discovery Device Policies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

The investigation into Tom Brady and the New England Patriots underscores the problems that can arise when employees create data that becomes e-discovery fodder.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 14, 2015

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

Split Appeals Panel Rejects Two-Party Patent Infringement

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 13, 2015

The majority opinion that a single party must carry out all steps to infringe leaves a "gaping hole" in liability, wrote Judge Kimberly Moore.

Yahoo Taps Gibson to Go After Reporter's Source on Tell-All Book

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 11, 2015

The company may be taking a risk by lashing out publicly against a former employee, lawyers said.

Federal Circuit Tightens Standard in Vibrator Patent Battle

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 11, 2015

Ruling in a feud between two sex-toy manufacturers, the court made it more difficult for foreign companies to ban imports under the domestic-industry standard.

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.