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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 591
  • Gross Revenues: $543,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $920,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,100,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has 591 attorneys and is the 67th largest firm in the United States.  With $543,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 59th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman ranked as the 70th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, FL, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 59 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 59 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 67 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List 50 25 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 96 -17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 70 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 80 26 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 22, 2015

Announcements from Reed Smith, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, Nixon Peabody, Winston & Strawn, Sidley Austin and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office.

Sheppard Snags Corporate Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 20, 2015

Adam Ettinger specializes in advising emerging companies.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

New Hires Beget New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Goodwin Procter launches a London private equity practice; Dentons arrives in Budapest; Fox Rothschild opens in Chicago; Polsinelli puts down stakes in Nashville; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Moulton Vows to Study Asbestos Court Procedures

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : April 10, 2015

A state judge who took over New York City's asbestos court last month during what defendants described as a "period of great upheaval" pledged Thursday to closely examine the court's procedures and policies.

Firms Make It Hard for Partners to Say Goodbye

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.

Asbestos Defense Firms Seek 60-Day Stay to Reform Court

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : April 02, 2015

Frustrated by the treatment they say their clients are receiving in New York City's asbestos court, some 200 defense firms are asking the court's new coordinating judge to stay for 60 days court proceedings in all pending cases.

Barclays Can't Dodge Ex-Big Law Partner's Bond Scheme Suit

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 02, 2015

In a setback for defense lawyers at Shearman & Sterling, Barclays plc this week joined an elite but unhappy club of major banks that have been unable to shake antitrust claims by a onetime partner at Pillsbury, Cadwalader and other firms.

AmLaw 100 Emoji Edition: D.C. Firms' Results, Part 2

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 31, 2015

Back by popular demand, we bestow money-judging emoji unto another group of D.C.'s largest law firms. The group below includes firms that are among the largest 25 in the metro area and claim a founding city outside of Washington.

Inadmissible: Who's No. 1 for Practical Training?

: Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Sutherland's Revenue, Profit Dip After Big Case Winds Up

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 30, 2015

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan's revenue and profit dipped in 2014 because some major litigation wound up—most notably for longtime client Transocean over liability in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill—despite a busy year for the tax, insurance, energy, corporate, real estate and intellectual property practices, said its managing partner, Mark Wasserman.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

In-House Counsel Profile: California Public Employees' Retirement System's Matthew Jacobs

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

General counsel Matthew Jacobs oversees 32 attorneys split into three groups: the advice team, which handles tax matters and helps interpret pension law; the investments group; and the litigation group.

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Five Named to Bench in SF, Alameda

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 27, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown named 12 new judges Friday, including four in Los Angeles County, two in San Diego and one in Tulare.

New Mini-IPO Will Have Few Takers in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

The SEC pushed out final rules for Regulation A+ offerings, but lawyers say there are easier and better ways for small companies to raise capital.

Winston Adds 3 Partners, Counsel From Pillsbury

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

Winston & Strawn said Monday it has hired three more corporate partners, a counsel and some associates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. The hires include leveraged finance partner Mats Carlston, who will serve as Winston's co-chair of its global finance practice.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyer Returns to Pillsbury to Build Life Sciences Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 24, 2015

Andrew Strong rejoins Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Houston after two general counsel jobs.

Pillsbury Adds Bankruptcy Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Cecily Dumas, who has represented many partners in law firm dissolutions, comes from a two-partner boutique.

Five More Attorneys Defect to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2015

Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Carlston spoke with The Am Law Daily about his move, which follows a group of 11 corporate, finance and private equity partners jumping to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury earlier this month.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 19, 2015

Notice to the bar.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

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

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : March 18, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana has designs on 155 Mercer St. for the opening of a new store in SoHo, between West Houston and Prince streets. Also, Vodafone Group, one of the world's largest telecommunication companies, has doubled the size of its office at 560 Lexington Ave.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Partner Profits Soar at Winston & Strawn

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2015

After seeing gross revenue and profits per partner sink in 2013, Winston & Strawn enjoyed a rebound year in 2014, as the firm posted big gains in several key financial metrics. While the firm's equity partnership decreased for a seventh straight year, Winston & Strawn recently added a dozen partners to its ranks following a raid on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

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.