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Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

  • Designation: Irvine, Calif.
  • Head Count: 265
  • Gross Revenues: $165,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $625,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $445,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear is an Irvine, California-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Knobbe Martens has 268 attorneys and is the 159th largest firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 153rd on The American Lawyer's Am Law 200 in 2011 with 2010 gross revenue of $163,500,000. The firm has eight practice area specialties: patents; intellectual property litigation; trademarks and brands; copyrights; trade secrets; international matters; interferences; and reexaminations. There is a strong international component to the firm's practice, with both international practitioners at the firm and with a global network of affiliates. The firm's attorneys work out of five offices in California, once in Seattle, and one in Washington, D.C.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 153 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 160 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 200 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 11 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

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