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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

Shareholder Settlement OK'd in HP's Abortive Mobile Plan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

A federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., on Monday approved a $57 million class action settlement for shareholders of Hewlett-Packard Co. who sued after the company halted plans for a mobile operating system.

Eyes on Lee as White House Nears PTO Pick

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

Appointing acting director Michelle Lee as the agency's permanent chief would give the agency more clout in the debate over patent reform, lawyers said.

HP Russia Sentenced for Paying Foreign Bribes

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

The computer giant must pay a $58.7 million fine as part of a $108 million settlement reached earlier this year with U.S. authorities.

Cooley, Fenwick Roll Out Dueling Patent Databases

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

Fenwick partner Stuart Meyer says the firm's site is meant for those with a "casual interest" in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Capital Markets Finalist: Fenwick & West

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Fenwick Helps Calico Ink Agreement With AbbVie

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Alibaba IPO a Magic Elixir for Simpson Thacher, S&C

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 05, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding filed papers Friday seeking to raise more than $21 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange later this month. The company's prospectus also reveals a lucrative payday for its outside lawyers, generating $15.775 million in legal fees and expenses.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Emerging Companies: Fenwick & West

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Capital Markets: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Little Diversity Seen in Big Tech's Trial Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

At Google, Apple, Facebook and HP, more than 96 percent of outside counsel in local open matters are white or Asian-American, and less than a third are women.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

2014 Associates Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Telecom Deals Put Lawyers to Work

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 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 : August 06, 2014

Video Game Settlement Threatened As Plaintiff Arrested

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 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 : August 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 : July 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 : July 21, 2014

Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 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 : July 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 : July 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 : July 17, 2014

There are a variety of ways to keep track projects and tasks: some may use Outlook tasks, others Microsoft Project. Sticky notes, spreadsheets, and Word tables are also popular. One widely available tool for tracking tasks is SharePoint, which has included task tracking capabilities since its earliest versions, and MS Project integration since the 2010 incarnation. The out-of-the-box SharePoint task list can display tasks in a variety of ways, including sorted lists, calendars and Gantt charts. While there is tremendous potential, there still exists quite a bit of resistance to adoption. Recently I've hit upon a promising new way to represent tasks: Kanban boards.

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

Daniel R. Brownstone : The Recorder : July 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 : July 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."