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Fenwick & West LLP

  • Designation: Mountain View, Calif.
  • Head Count: 278
  • Gross Revenues: $274,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,275,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Fenwick & West is a Mountain View-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Fenwick & West has 278 attorneys and is the 156th largest firm in the United States.  With $274,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 116th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 116 4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 156 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 40 -13 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

Vinson & Elkins

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 17, 2014

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

Federal Circuit Puts Added Squeeze on Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Patent reformers applauded Judge Alan Lourie's ruling in 'Ultramercial v. Hulu,' which seems to deal another blow to the viability of software patents.

Judge Whacks NPE for 'Assembly Line' Litigation

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 10, 2014

Siding with lawyers at Fenwick & West, Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd ordered IPVX Patent Holdings to pay roughly $820,000 in attorney fees.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Valley Blood Testing Start-up Takes Stab at Rival's Trademark

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

Palo Alto-based Theranos says Becton Dickinson can't stop it from using the term nanotainer.

Carrier IQ Agrees to Settle Privacy Suits Over Tracking Software

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

The company's legal team, led by Fenwick & West partner Rodger Cole, informed the court it has reached a deal with plaintiffs lawyers.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 03, 2014

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

A Resurgent Canadian Tech Sector Draws U.S. Interest

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

As American investors sniff out Canadian tech deals, a few U.S. law firms are increasingly active north of the border.

Vinson Adds Pair of Litigation Partners in S.F.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 28, 2014

Darryl Woo, who joins from Fenwick & West, is Vinson & Elkins' first Bay Area patent litigation partner.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With New Tools, Leadership, SEC Touts Toughness

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

When it comes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, executives in Silicon Valley are on heightened alert.

New GC In Tune at Pandora Legal Department

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 20, 2014

Pandora Internet Radio has hired Steve Bené as general counsel and member of the executive leadership team.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ustream Inc.'s Anne Ortel

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2014

"It's always a challenge when you're helping a company shift its business model."

Startup CEO Takes PNY to Trial Over Soured Deal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Lorenzo Salhi's lawyers claim he's owed millions after PNY Technologies bought out his company and then cut him loose.

Marin Software Takes GC From Diamond Foods

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

Stephen Kim, who'd been a tech lawyer earlier in his career, makes move after almost a decade with nut packaging company.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Supreme Court Struggles With Sticky Patent Issue

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 15, 2014

Justice Stephen Breyer seemed troubled by the Federal Circuit's de novo review of claim construction findings, but also didn't have a recipe for change.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

We Don't Owe You Anything, Say Automakers to Big Music

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 14, 2014

Music companies are demanding royalties for car entertainment systems that allow drivers to store their recordings.

Ford, GM Argue They Don't Owe Any Music Royalties

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 13, 2014

Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and two electronics companies are refuting claims that they owe recording artists and record labels royalties, arguing in federal court that certain audio devices in vehicles don't violate U.S. copyright law.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 13, 2014

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

BAR-ometer: Dumbing It Down for SCOTUS?

: The Recorder : October 10, 2014

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fenwick Snares SEC Enforcement Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 08, 2014

Michael Dicke is one of only two senior enforcement lawyers to leave the SEC's San Francisco office for a law firm job in more than a decade.

Copyright Ruling Alarms Broadcasters, Streaming Services

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : October 08, 2014

A California federal judge's copyright ruling against satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has sent shockwaves through the copyright bar.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 02, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Refresh or Replace?

Alan Cohen : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A hardware update long meant buying newer, faster computers. Now tablets have made the choices more complicated.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.