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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 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 $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

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.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

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

FTC Urges Court to Block $8.2B Merger of Food Distributors

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

The last time Richard Parker and Stephen Weissman fought a merger in court, they were allies. On May 5, they will meet again in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — but this time, they're on opposite sides.

Valley Applauds More Measured Patent Reform Proposal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 29, 2015

Bipartisan legislation in the Senate includes protection for universities and early-stage investors.

Firms Ranked by Gross Revenue

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

This year Latham & Watkins tops our chart for the first time, switching places with DLA Piper, which fell to third. Baker & McKenzie remains in second place.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Some California Firms Made Big Moves Up and Down the Am Law 100 List

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Tech-focused Cooley pushed up the list, and past O'Melveny.

The 2015 Am Law 100: Rich and Richer

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's top-grossing law firms.

In-house Impact Winner: Anne Marie Peters, Immersion

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

She kept the ship afloat during a fierce storm — and got a favorable Ninth Circuit ruling that should help change the climate in the event of future bad weather.

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Trial Looming, Uber Drops Morgan, Adds Gibson

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

A month after losing its argument that drivers are contractors, not employers, the ride-hailing company has hired a team from Gibson Dunn that includes Theodore Boutrous Jr.

RAND Royalty Case May Not Set Standard

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 08, 2015

Ninth Circuit judges seem ready to say Motorola waived objections to rate-setting method, which would leave Microsoft the winner and do little to clarify how such disputes should be litigated.

From Big Law to Twitter Legal Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 06, 2015

She may not be an active tweeter, but Genelle Ng has done a lot already in her three months as legal counsel at Twitter Inc.

Copyright and Trademark Lawyers Can Now Play 'Moneyball' on Lex Machina

Sean Doherty : Legaltech News : April 02, 2015

Lex Machina's Legal Analytics software as a service analyzes copyright and trademark cases as well as patent and antitrust cases.

April Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Precedent Snares Justices in Spider-Man Toy Royalty Dispute

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 31, 2015

During an intense U.S. Supreme Court debate on Tuesday over the patent for a toy related to Spider-Man, the name of the masked superhero was never uttered.

Judge Orders Litigious Adult Website to Pay $5.6 Million

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

The big-ticket fee award was driven by Perfect 10's conduct in a copyright suit against Giganews.

Uber Taps Gibson Team to Fight Liability for Alleged Rape by Driver

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.

Lawyers for Lenovo, Superfish Face Venue Battle

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

The Chinese laptop maker and Valley adware firm are pushing for a throng of suits to be consolidated in the Northern District of California.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

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

Patent Panel Hits One Major Hitch

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is supposed to be a new, efficient alternative that streamlines patent disputes — and it can be. But that depends on district court judges' willingness to place parallel litigation on hold while the board ­determines whether the patents at issue are valid.