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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

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.

Federal Circuit Says It Won't Tighten PTAB Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 08, 2015

"If the standard is to be changed, that's a matter for Congress," wrote Judge Timothy Dyk, reaffirming an earlier ruling on the standard of claim construction.

Latham Partner Pulls Off Patent Law Hat Trick

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

IP co-chair Matthew Moore argued three Federal Circuit appeals in a single week in May. He won all three cases.

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.