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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

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Is It Trademark Bullying or Savvy Brand Protection?

: Corporate Counsel : February 20, 2015

In some instances companies have to get aggressive to protect their brands, even if such moves prove unpopular. The resulting fallout is just a cost of doing business.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

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

Startups Occupy CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : February 17, 2015

Legaltech New York showcased new companies that may soon add to the disruption in legal services.

Clients Eye Law Firms as Security Weak Link

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

In-house lawyers are starting to ask questions about how sensitive data will be protected while in outside counsels' hands.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

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

Wilson Grows Top Line, Lifts Per Partner Profits to $1.9 Million

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 11, 2015

Revenues up 12 percent, head count up 8 percent in a robust year for tech-focused firms.

Cooley's Revenue, Profits Surge

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 10, 2015

Gross revenue jumps 19 percent as head count grows 12 percent and partner profits reach $1.7 million.

Litigious Adult Site on Hook for $650,000 in Discovery Sanctions

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 10, 2015

Perfect 10 and its lawyers in a copyright suit get slammed for "willfully" violating judge's orders.

BAR-ometer: iGate-Gate

: The Recorder : February 06, 2015

Plus, Fenwick's boom year and crafty price-fixing claims.

Amazon Digs In Against ECommerce NPE

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

In a case so technical the judge wants back-up, Amazon's lawyers argue several patents for an ecommerce "traffic control system" describe an outcome but no underlying mechanism.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Uber Adds Irell to Law Firm Roster

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 04, 2015

The transportation network company is lining up litigation counsel to defend a surge of suits.

Fenwick Rides Valley Deal Wave to Blockbuster Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 03, 2015

Handling some of the biggest tech IPOs of 2014, the firm saw gross revenue spike nearly 20 percent.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

Federal Circ. Rules Camera Makers Can't Dodge Patent Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 02, 2015

Since it was founded in 2012, the IP boutique Fisch Sigler has made its name with defense wins for the likes of Amazon.com and the Gap. The firm showed its versatility on Monday, scoring an appellate reversal for plaintiff Papst Licensing in a case against a slew of digital camera makers.

Clear Connection

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Verizon's new general counsel is ready to answer the call; and other in-house Moves.

Blurring of Work, Personal Tech Drives Privacy Disputes

: The Recorder : January 30, 2015

Jeffrey Rosenfeld of Kronenberger Rosenfeld represents a teacher who says school administrators spied on his Gmail and Facebook accounts after he was placed on leave.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 29, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

SEC Taps New SF Enforcement Chief

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 28, 2015

Erin Schneider, a 10-year veteran of the agency, warned defense lawyers her team is ready to take cases to trial.

Fenwick Advises Silicon Image in $600 Million Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 27, 2015

The firm has counseled the Sunnyvale semiconductor supplier since its incorporation 20 years ago.

Fitbit Bites Fitbug in Trademark Fight

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 27, 2015

With just two weeks until trial, Andrew Bridges of Fenwick & West secured judgment in favor of Fitbit.

Sidley Austin Poaches Wilson Sonsini's Beijing Head

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2015

Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.

In-House Counsel Profile: Chegg Inc.'s Rob Chesnut

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

'Trolls?' Patent Director Says the Term Isn't Helpful

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2015

Outlining her vision for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Deputy Director Michelle Lee—whose nomination to head the agency is pending before the Senate—on Thursday said the agency should be "agnostic" about how patent applicants want to use their inventions.