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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 591
  • Gross Revenues: $560,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $950,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,165,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 $560,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 60th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 60 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 60 -1 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

They're Coming Up: ACC's Top In-House 30-Somethings

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 22, 2015

The Association of Corporate Counsel announced its "Top 10 30-Somethings" list, recognizing the outstanding achievements of in-house counsel between the ages of 30 and 39.

Federal Circuit Considers Blurry Edges of IPR Appealability

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 20, 2015

In a case of first impression, Oblon's Greg Gardella argues only the PTAB's formal written decisions are appealable.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 18, 2015

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

Newsmakers: Week of May 18

: Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2015

David Newland has joined Winstead as an associate in Dallas. He handles various corporate transactional matters.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Baker & Hostetler Lands McKenna's Atlanta Health Care Team

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 14, 2015

A 25-lawyer group of health care lawyers led by Jim Rawls is leaving McKenna Long & Aldridge for Baker & Hostetler on June 1, ahead of McKenna's impending merger with global megafirm Dentons.

For Many Northeast Lawyers, a Life Riding Rails

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2015

Lawyers rely on frequent train travel between New York and D.C.—most often the Acela express. Yet the derailment of Amtrak's Northeast regional train that killed seven people and injured hundreds of others left the Washington legal community largely unscathed.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Partners Say McKenna Dangled Exit Deals to Win 'Yes' Votes on Dentons Merger

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 12, 2015

McKenna Long chairman Jeffrey Haidet said there was no "vote buying" and the firm negotiated partner departures on a case-by-case basis.

D.C. Moves: Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

For Pillsbury Chair, Time to Hand Over Keys

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Under James Rishwain, who announced he will step down at the end of 2016, headcount and revenue fell sharply as the firm searched for the right merger partner. But its overall financial health improved, partners say.

Pillsbury Takes Four Partners from McKenna in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

The government-contracts lawyers were expected to leave ahead of McKenna's merger with Dentons.

New York State to Adopt Uniform Bar Exam

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 06, 2015

New York state has made what Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman called a "seminal change" in adopting the nationally standardized Uniform Bar Examination.

Pillsbury's Newly Re-Elected Chair to Relinquish Post in 2016

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 06, 2015

James Rishwain, who has served as chair of the firm since 2006, will step down in December 2016 after completing the term he was recently re-elected to. The announcement comes after much turnover at the firm, including the defection of a group of corporate lawyers to Winston & Strawn earlier this year.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : April 27, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

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.