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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 250 156 -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

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.

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.