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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 $363,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 87th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 250 151 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 25 16 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 64 36 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 5 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 73 -73 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 93 -39 Summer programs

In the News

Covington, Slaughter and May on Tencent's $8.6B Gaming Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 21, 2016

The Shenzhen-based technology company is leading a consortium to buy an 84.3 percent stake in game developer Supercell from Japan's SoftBank and the game maker's employees. The deal, Tencent's largest-ever acquisition, values Supercell at $10.2 billion.

IG Experts Issue Warnings on Data Retention, Government Cyber Enforcement

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : June 20, 2016

Faced with active government agencies, employee whistleblowers, and aggressive hackers, what a company does before and immediately after a breach can make all the difference.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

Associate Salary Hikes Are Hard to Swallow, Some GCs Say

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 17, 2016

Some general counsel in Silicon Valley question the need for the recent wave of salary hikes for associates at leading California firms.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Law Firm CIOs and Directors Provide Perspective on Evolution of Legal Tech

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : June 16, 2016

In “What's Keeping You Up at Night?” at Legaltech West Coast, law firm CIOs and directors discussed challenges around enterprise technologies.

McDermott Adds Amid Leadership Change, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

A year after WilmerHale consolidated its London operations, one longtime partner has left for McDermott Will & Emery; Jones Day hires a trio; Shearman & Sterling snags one from Boies Schiller; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Closer Look at Law Firm Diversity

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2016

More charts from The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard reveal the racial and ethnic demographics of individual law firms.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: Williams & Connolly on Blast

: The Recorder : June 10, 2016

Plus, pay bumps for (some) associates.

Calif. Firms Slow to the Draw in Salary Wars

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 10, 2016

It took several days for news of Cravath's associate salary hikes to cause California's largest firms to act.

Dropbox GC to Leave Law Behind

DAVID RUIZ : Corporate Counsel : June 08, 2016

Dropbox Inc. general counsel Ramsey Homsany is leaving his post, the company confirmed Tuesday. He will be replaced by Bart Volkmer, head of litigation and regulatory, starting June 20.

Wilson Sonsini Adds to Tech Transactions Group With Fried Frank Hire

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 07, 2016

Daniel Glazer is the latest lawyer in the technology startup world to switch firms in New York.

Kenyon & Kenyon Practice Leader Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2016

Fox Rothschild snags three from Kenyon & Kenyon; Hogan Lovells goes on a hiring spree; Latham lands an arbitration head; Sheppard Mullin raids Steptoe; Wilmer welcomes a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 31, 2016

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

Fenwick Chair on Firm's New York Expansion

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 25, 2016

Richard Dickson explains why Fenwick's brand works in New York—and why it waited so long to make its play.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fenwick Opening New York Office to Tap Tech Transactions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West, in a growth spurt amid rising revenue from tech transactions, will open a six-partner New York office next month, the firm has announced.

Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Make Small Gains in Big Law

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Our Diversity Scorecard finds that just over 15 percent of U.S. lawyers at big firms are members of a minority group.

Fenwick Accuses App Maker of Blatant Copying

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

Partner Jennifer Kelly represents the maker of "1010!," a popular puzzle game, in a copyright suit.

BAR-ometer: NDCAL's IP Exodus

: The Recorder : May 20, 2016

Senior Judge Ronald Whyte announced his retirement this past week. Meanwhile, both sides of the class action bar try to spin a win from Supreme Court 'Spokeo' decision.

In-House Impact Winner: Mark Gorman, Cisco

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The deputy GC helped close a $635 million acquisition without the help of his go-to counsel.

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

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It launched IPOs of Square, GoDaddy and NantKwest, the biggest biotech to date, all during a slow year.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Fenwick & West Taps East Coast Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 19, 2016

Fenwick & West, a growing California firm, has tapped corporate attorney Ian Goldstein, formerly a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in its New Jersey office. Two sources, including one at Fenwick and a former partner at Drinker Biddle, said Goldstein would work for Fenwick as a partner in a New York office.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

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

Amid Woes, LendingClub Becomes Target for Investor Suits

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 18, 2016

At least two suits have been filed against the peer-to-peer lender in San Francisco federal court so far this week.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 05, 2016

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