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Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

  • Designation: Irvine, Calif.
  • Head Count: 260
  • Gross Revenues: $180,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $690,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, is an Irvine-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, has 260 attorneys and is the 170th largest firm in the United States.  With $180,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 152nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 152 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 170 -9 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 11 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The IP-only shop secured a string of high-dollar wins, including a $466 million patent infringement verdict.

Litigation Department of the Year, Game Changer: Joseph Re

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

The Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear litigator was able to stop the bleeding for a medical device maker facing bankruptcy after a devastating patent-infringement ruling.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Was 2014 The Twilight of the Patent Trolls?

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

The litigation ground shifted as contests between business competitors produced large verdicts.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 02, 2015

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

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

January Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

Innovators: Gerard von Hoffmann and Bryan Wahl, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The partners built a one-stop web portal for medical device inventors.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

U.S. ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries; Mobil v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Facebook v. DLA Piper; Masimo v. Philips Electronics

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Patent Litigation Shows No Signs of Going Out of Style

Lisa Shuchman : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

The number of suits keeps rising, with Fish & Richardson topping our law firm rankings for the most cases handled.