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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fenwick & West has 303 attorneys and is the 140th 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

Tech Continues to Drive Growth at Calif. Firms

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : July 08, 2016

Valley specialists like Gunderson saw head counts surge, while firms with more general practices like Latham & Watkins also saw an uptick in the state and nationally.

Complexity in Security: 3 Common Data Protection Pitfalls to Avoid

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : July 07, 2016

Data protection comes up short when organizations ignore breach and cybersecurity laws, undermine encryption, and blindly rely on cloud storage.

Brexit: What Silicon Valley Needs to Know

Ralph M. Pais and Jonathan S. Millard : The Recorder : July 06, 2016

Key considerations for U.S.-based companies on funding, operations, intellectual property and employment law.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Supreme Court Refuses to Put the Brakes on PTAB

Jeffrey Ware, Ewa M. Davison and David Tellekson : The Recorder : June 29, 2016

Fenwick & West lawyers discuss the opinion and other decisions that make it easier to successfully challenge patent validity.

GoPro Sues Polaroid Over Patent Infringement

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 28, 2016

Adventure camera company GoPro Inc. is going after the companies behind a rival Polaroid-branded camera with claims of patent infringement.

Where in the World Is Your Fenwick & West Lawyer?

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 28, 2016

Fenwick & West announced the launch of its fifth office in New York this month to a bit of fanfare. But thanks to a firm policy, there are actually Fenwick lawyers working in offices all over the country, from Vermont to Idaho.

How One Silicon Valley Firm Beat the Odds and Made Big Gains

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Bay Area-based firm cites work in venture funding deals behind 26 percent rise in head count.

Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

While Friday's Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

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.

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.