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Fenwick & West LLP

  • Designation: Mountain View, Calif.
  • Head Count: 288
  • Gross Revenues: $327,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,135,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,540,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -97

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 97 -97 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 97 -97 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

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Supreme Court's Patent Plate Is Empty—For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 25, 2015

After gorging itself on patent cases the last few years, IP lawyers figure the justices may want to push away from the table this term.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

Deal Watch: Davis Polk, Jones Day Take Lead on Latest Chipmaker Match

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

Microchips, airport services, rental properties and baby formula make up the latest batch of billion-dollar deals fueling the corporate coffers of global firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 24, 2015

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

Who Reps: Minding the Store

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 22, 2015

When the Fortune 500 feel compelled to pursue litigation, they don't turn solely to large, established firms to do battle on their behalf.

DLA Leads $1.3B Chinese Hotel Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 22, 2015

Shanghai's Jinjiang International Hotel Group is buying an 81 percent stake in budget hotel chain 7 Days from investors including the Carlyle Group and Sequoia Capital.

Shout-Out: Fenwick & West Saves Secret Text Message App

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 11, 2015

“Someone you know has anonymously invited you to join Whisper, a mobile social network for sharing secrets.”As far as text messages go, it's definitely creepy. But is it illegal?

Fee Tracker: Football's Big Bills, ICANN and Alfred Mann

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 11, 2015

As football season begins, a look at the fees accrued by lawyers litigating for the NCAA and NFL; Jones Day's ICANN-related fees; Cleary Gottlieb grabs $25 million for its Puerto Rican restructuring work; and other notable disbursements from throughout Big Law.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2015

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

Fenwick Midlevels Feeling the Burn

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 04, 2015

Too much work may be a good problem to have, but it's still a problem: In the AmLaw Associate Satisfaction Survey, Fenwick associates report nonstop work, skimpy bonuses and sagging morale.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 03, 2015

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

Duane Morris Adds Patent Pair

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 01, 2015

Amir Tabarrok and Justin Zahrt, founders of a patent prosecution boutique, join the firm as partners in Palo Alto.

Houston Harbaugh's Hands-On Approach to Success

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : September 01, 2015

Facebook's purchase of voice-recognition technology firm and Houston Harbaugh client Mobile Technologies in September 2013 was "anything but luck," according to attorney James R. Carlisle II.

Fenwick Partners Launch IP Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 31, 2015

Tyz Marton Schumann intends to compete for a wide range of litigation matters, as well as patent office proceedings.

VC Deals Had Sunny Second Quarter

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 26, 2015

Startups had a lot of leverage in deals closed by Fenwick and Cooley, but clouds loom.

Clients on Yelp Give Lawyers an Earful

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 25, 2015

Yelp reviews are a great way to choose a restaurant for brunch. But what about for hiring a lawyer?

The American Lawyer's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Awards

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Our 12th annual awards honor lawyers whose remarkable careers have shaped the legal profession.

'Clash of Clans' Maker Scores Early Win Under 'Alice'

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Fenwick & West's Michael Sacksteder persuaded U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet that the patent asserted against Supercell Inc. covered an abstract idea.

How Cleary's Deal Guy Caught Google's Eye

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Ethan Klingsberg, who helped put together the new Alphabet structure, was brought in to a failed Google-Yahoo ad deal in 2008, and has since become a key adviser.

2015 Lifetime Achievers, Law Firm Leaders Announced

Am Law Daily Staff : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

The American Lawyer honors eight longtime lawyers with distinctive careers and a commitment to public service. Three others are recognized for extraordinary talents managing their firm.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.

Federal Circuit Works Out Its Differences on Divided Infringement

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

En banc ruling gives patent holders more ammunition in suits where a service provider and a customer together infringe a patent.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

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

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Flood of Deals Swamps In-House Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 03, 2015

Frenzied pace of transactions in 2015 puts unique burden on company lawyers.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Deflation to Spoliation? Tom Brady and E-Discovery

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 31, 2015

The Deflategate quarterback is showing companies with data-packed devices that there are potential penalties for e-discovery fumbles.

Ninth Circuit Backs Microsoft in Royalty Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Judge Marsha Berzon OK'd the procedure a trial court developed to set royalty rates for standard-essential patents owned by Motorola.