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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

Experts Weigh in on the Shifting EU U.S. Data Transfer Paradigm

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : February 05, 2016

From the newly minted Privacy Shield agreement to the EU's upcoming GDPR law, experts dissect what the new data regulations mean for U.S. businesses.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

The Wachtell Way of E-Discovery

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Maura Grossman, a Wachtell lawyer, developed a better way to do e-discovery. Why are so few other firms taking a lead with tech?

Law Firms Still Optimistic as Chinese Stock Markets Swoon

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.

Firms See Super Bowl as a Super Bust

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 29, 2016

Davis Polk's Alan Denenberg thought it would be fun to take clients to the game—until he saw the prices.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

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

Bar, Bench Weigh In on New Discovery Rules

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

Figure out what you want, what you really, really want, advises Fenwick's Laurence Pulgram.

Phone Makers Settle Carrier IQ Privacy Suits

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 25, 2016

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen must approve the $9 million deal, which provides for just 11 cents per class member.

Lenovo Lawyers Fight Suits Over Security Glitch

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 22, 2016

The company's K&L Gates defense team argues that no customers were hacked as a result of pre-installed adware.

Judges Urged to Say A Day Doesn't Make the Difference in Patent Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 21, 2016

Durie Tangri's Daralyn Durie is one of the first to argue that a surge of patent filings in late November should be subject to stricter pleading guidelines that kicked in Dec. 1

Plaintiffs Bar Notches a Rare Win From the Supreme Court

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 20, 2016

Ruling 6-3 in 'Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez,' the high court held that a defendant can't moot a class action by offering full payment to the lead plaintiff.

Lawyers Take Pulse at Health Care Conference

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

Sheppard Mullin's Eric Klein is among those courting clients and eyeing industry trends at the annual J.P. Morgan event.

Agilent Once Again Promotes From Within to Fill GC Spot

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2016

The life sciences and diagnostics company Agilent Technologies announced on Wednesday that it's promoted Michael Tang to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. He takes over for Marie Oh Huber, who left to become eBay Inc.'s general counsel.

Thompson & Knight Expands in Mexico, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 22, 2015

Thompson & Knight welcomes back a father and son attorney team in Mexico; King & Spalding grabs a Skadden counsel in D.C.; Latham & Watkins takes on a Goldman Sachs executive; and other key hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

INADMISSIBLE: A Conversation with Roberta Kaplan

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Roberta Kaplan made her debut at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 when she argued — successfully — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. In a new book, Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, presents the story behind the case. Plus more in this week's column.

FLEX, Friend to Startups, Gets New Boss

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 02, 2015

Carole Coplan joins Fenwick's contract attorney program from Cryptography Research Inc.

Patent Infringement Suits Hit One-Day High

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 01, 2015

The spike in cases, the bulk of which were filed by NPEs in the Eastern District of Texas, come ahead of heightened pleading standards taking effect this week.

Pillsbury Lawyer Pens PTAB Handbook

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 30, 2015

Pillsbury partner William Atkins' new book helps lawyers navigate the relatively new patent forum.

VC Deals Chill Ahead of Winter

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 30, 2015

Reports by Fenwick and Cooley show that although venture funding remains strong in tech, it has slowed from the last quarter.

Another Biotech Patent Clears Section 101 Test

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 25, 2015

While federal judges have been knocking out software patents left and right, an order from U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins is the latest to uphold a life sciences patent.


Charles Toutant, Marisa Kendall and Ross Todd : New Jersey Law Journal : November 24, 2015

Sent Home. All Tolled. Watched Watchers.

Uber Settles Suit Over Airport Fees

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 20, 2015

The company has agreed to pay $1.8 million, which plaintiffs lawyers say amounts to full reimbursement.

Wachtell Leads Lineup Reaping Fees in Match, Square IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Four Am Law 100 firms led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have snagged a share of $9 million in legal fees and costs emanating from initial public offerings for online dating giant Match Group and startup mobile payments company Square.

Fantasy Sports

: New York Law Journal : November 17, 2015

According to estimates, more than 57 million Americans play and wager on fantasy sports, making it a $27 billion annual business. With the rise in popularity comes a slew of legal and workplace issues, such as the recent actions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Big Deals: Debevoise Advises Activision in $5.9B Purchase of Candy Crush

Tom Murphy : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2015

Activision Blizzard, which owns the extraordinarily successful "Call of Duty" series, will pay $5.9 billion to buy Candy Crush maker King Digital Entertainment, combining a console gaming power with an established player in the fast-growing mobile gaming field.

Intersit Powers Up, Hiring Andrew Hughes as New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 10, 2015

Power management and analog technology company Intersil has a new energy source. The company has appointed Andrew Hughes as vice president and general counsel. He replaces Tom Tokos, who is set to retire at the end of the year after 12 years in the position.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 06, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Wachtell, Linklaters Charge Up on Big Visa Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 05, 2015

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