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Fenwick & West LLP

  • Designation: Mountain View, Calif.
  • Head Count: 303
  • Gross Revenues: $363,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,200,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,620,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 10

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 87 10 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 87 10 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

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Technology Work Boosts Results for California Firms

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Native Silicon Valley firms benefited the most, but others saw gains as well.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

$25M Pact Reached Over Patent Claims to 'Siri' Technology

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 21, 2016

A settlement of nearly $25 million has been reached over a New York engineering school's claim that one of its professors and his doctoral student developed the "Siri" personal assistant technology featured on Apple iPhones and other electronic devices.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 14, 2016

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

Meet Airbnb's New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 13, 2016

Facing a thicket of legal issues, Airbnb has hired Rob Chesnut, a former senior vice president at eBay Inc., as its general counsel.

Sharon Zezima

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Women Leaders Are: 1) Awesome 2) Overrated 3) Irrelevant

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 05, 2016

Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.

Intellectual Property

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 04, 2016

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : April 04, 2016

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.

Intellectual Property

: Daily Business Review : April 04, 2016

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.

Intellectual Property

: The Legal Intelligencer : April 04, 2016

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.

SEC Casts Its (Unwelcome) Eye on Valley Economy

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 01, 2016

Andrew Ceresney, the agency's top enforcer, told a crowd of lawyers and investors Thursday that it plans to police the pre-IPO securities market more aggressively.

Law Firm Data Practices Draw New Scrutiny

Ross Todd and Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : April 01, 2016

News that law firms were targeted by a Russian hacker seeking details of confidential M&A deals highlights a gap in regulation.

Recorder Names 2016 Corporate Department and In-House Impact Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

This year's list designates the top firms for corporate work, recognizes individual attorneys sought out for their trusted counsel, and features the in-house lawyers driving the year's biggest deals.

California Court Finds 'Browsewrap' Agreement Unenforceable

Jennifer Williams : Corporate Counsel : March 31, 2016

So-called browsewrap agreements are common on e-commerce websites. But until recently, no state appeals court in California, an epicenter for consumer litigation, had weighed in on what it takes to make such agreements enforceable.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Valley Lawyers Mostly Watching as Campaign Comes to California

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : March 25, 2016

Julie Samuels, of Engine, which advocates for startups, says the candidates are mostly avoiding tech's issues. Clinton has her fans, but lots of lawyers are sitting on the sidelines.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 17, 2016

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

Deal Watch: Fenwick, Orrick Steer GM Toward Driverless Future

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms grabbed roles on General Motors Co.'s $1 billion buy of autonomous vehicle startup Cruise Automation Inc. The transaction marked the latest in a string of deals for Fenwick & West.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 10, 2016

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

How to Ace On-Campus Interviews

: The National Law Journal : March 07, 2016

Advice from students who found the right match in the job-search equivalent of speed dating.

Tech Firms Lead Way in Golden State

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 04, 2016

Wilson, Fenwick and Joe Conroy's Cooley see revenues and profits surge, while other California-focused firms delivered modest to healthy gains in 2015.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 03, 2016

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

Firms Back Tech in 'Frenetic' Apple Amicus Race

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 03, 2016

Fenwick & West partner Andrew Bridges, whose team represents tech companies and industry associations, said the effort galvanized the industry.

Simpson Thacher, Skadden On $408M Chinese Wind Power Deal

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : February 17, 2016

Jun He, Fenwick and Maples and Calder are also among the law firms advising as China Ming Yang Wind Power Group goes private.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Wilson Sonsini Sees Surge in Partner Profits

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 16, 2016

Profits per partner topped $2.2 million in 2015, an increase of 16 percent.