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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, California-based law firm. The firm ranked 131st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $206,500,000 in gross annual revenue for 2010. With 241 attorneys, the firm placed 173rd on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Fenwick & West is a Silicon Valley law firm that specializes in providing legal services to high technology clients in new economy industries. The firm focuses on technology related issues in all six of its practice areas: intellectual property, corporate practice, litigation, tax practice, employment, and labor law. In addition to its Mountain View headquarters, Fenwick & West has offices in San Francisco, Boise, Idaho and Seattle, 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

Telecom Deals Put Lawyers to Work

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2014

As federal antitrust regulators review Comcast Corp.'s pending $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Inc. and AT&T Inc.'s $49 billion deal for DirecTV LLC, competitors and public interest advocates are on the attack — and they're lawyering up with outside and in-house counsel to fight.

Video Game Settlement Proposal Revived

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Part of a proposed class-action deal—thrown off track when the lead plaintiff went to jail—is on again, with video-game developer Sega of America Inc. agreeing to a $1.25 million settlement. But Gearbox Software LLC continues to fight allegations that it unlawfully misrepresented the features of “Aliens: Colonial Marines.”

Weil, Fenwick Assist on Telstra Buyout of Ooyala

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Jane Ross led a team advising telecom giant Telstra Corp. on the $270 million acquisition.

Ninth Circuit Takes Tough Stance on Loss Causation

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

The announcement of an internal investigation, on its own, is not enough for a viable securities fraud claim, the appeals court ruled.

Fenwick Reps Rocket Fuel in $230 Million Buy of X Plus One

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Video Game Settlement Threatened As Plaintiff Arrested

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

A proposed class action of substantial interest to the video gaming world was on the cusp of a settlement when the case was hit by the litigation equivalent of friendly fire.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

LinkedIn's Departing GC Tapped Wilson for Pair of Recent Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Her replacement, Michael Callahan, favored Latham and Skadden for corporate work when he was at Yahoo.

Energy Industry Is Fueling Legal Work in Vermont

George Erb : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge James Donato stayed litigation between two manufacturers of personal massagers pending inter partes review.

DLA Piper Pulls Off IPO Trifecta

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

The firm advised on three simultaneous listings Friday, while Fenwick & West lawyers had a hand in two.

Associate Training Goes From Ad Hoc to All-in

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Paul Hastings puts associates through a 15-month curriculum to build practical skills and professionalism.

Visualizing Task Data Using a Kanban Board

Mark Gerow : Law Technology News : January 17, 2014

Kanban boards are a promising new way to represent tasks.

Viewpoint: Kickstarting an Old Patent System for the New Software Era

Daniel R. Brownstone : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

Software is unique enough to deserve its own patent system—one fleet-footed enough to keep up, argues Fenwick & West attorney Daniel R. Brownstone.

LegalForce Founder to Seek New Lawyers in Trade Secrets Fight

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

A federal judge is allowing Raj Abhyanker's lawyers to withdraw from the case, finding a "clear breakdown in the attorney-client relationship."

Replacing Rader: Sizing up the Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Replacing Rader: The Short List for the Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

PTO Deputy Director Michelle Lee, a former Google lawyer, is an oft-mentioned candidate—and one who would add Silicon Valley perspective to the influential patent court.

Biotech, Vitamin Deals a Boon to Wilson Sonsini

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Swiss drug giant Roche Holdings has agreed to pay up to $1.7 billion to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based maker of breast cancer treatments being advised by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which is also counseling online vitamin seller Vitacost.com on its $280 million sale to supermarket chain The Kroger Co.

LegalForce Founder Loses Lawyers' Trust in Trade Secret Spat

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Raj Abhyanker denies accusations he fabricated evidence and says his lawyers have succumbed to pressure from opposing counsel.

Building Our Maps: Legal Infrastructure in the Age of Data

Jason Boehmig, Tim Hwang, Paul Sawaya : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

New technologies, like artificial intelligence and document automation, could dramatically alter the landscape of the legal profession.

Justices Restrict Software Patents in Unanimous Ruling

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

In a closely watched intellectual property case, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that some computer-related innovations are too abstract to be eligible for patents. But the unanimous decision stopped short of denying patents to all computer software.

Justices Restrict Software Patents in Unanimous Ruling

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 19, 2014

In a closely watched intellectual property case, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that some computer-related innovations are too abstract to be eligible for patents. But the unanimous decision stopped short of denying patents to all computer software.

CLS Bank Ruling a Big Deal for Valley Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 19, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited verdict on patent eligibility a win for software companies, though lawyers differ on how far-reaching its effect will be.

Symantec Defeats Suit Over Norton Antivirus

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

After giving plaintiffs two chances to amend their allegations, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar dismissed the complaint with prejudice.

After Shake Ups, Securities Bar Is a Different Landscape

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

The fall of Milberg Weiss and two decades of case law interpreting the PSLRA have changed the way securities suits are fought.

After Shake-ups, Securities Bar Is a Different Landscape

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

The fall of Milberg Weiss and two decades of case law interpreting the PSLRA have changed the way securities suits are fought.

Satellite Maker Skybox Taps Fenwick for Google Deal

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

The $500 million acquisition is one of Google's largest private-company acquisitions ever.

Uber Hails Fenwick for $1.2 Billion Cash Infusion

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Ex-ArthroCare Execs Convicted of Fraud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

A federal jury in Austin convicted former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker and former CFO Michael Gluk of inflating financials at the surgical device company.