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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, London, 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

Report: Rents Up, Square Footage Down for Am Law 200 Firms

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

The downsizing trend for office space continues but is starting to slow as many firms already have given up space per lawyer to save money, according to the latest survey by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : October 15, 2014

The Savanna Fund recently closed on the sale of 80 Broad St. to Broad Street Development for $173 million. Also, Town Sports International Holdings Inc., the operator of New York Sports Clubs, has closed on the sale of a commercial property to an affiliate of Stillman Development International and Ceruzzi Properties for $85.5 million.

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 06, 2014

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

Xoom's Stephanie Hu

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 06, 2014

Engineers at Xoom aren't surprised to see a lawyer at their daily meeting because she's "part of the fabric," Hu says.

2014 Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 03, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Judge Finds Embassy Driver Immune in Fatal Car Crash

Nate Beck : Legal Times : September 30, 2014

A federal judge ruled Monday the driver of a Swiss Confederation-owned car that struck and killed a pedestrian in 2011 qualifies for immunity from suit, despite a magistrate judge's recommendation to the contrary.

Legal Lineup Gels in New Price-Fixing Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 30, 2014

Joseph Saveri is leading the plaintiffs team in a case over electrolytic capacitors. Meanwhile, a host of large law firms have entered appearances for defendants.

White & Case Opens Back Office in Tampa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 26, 2014

Or perhaps it's a tax break. White & Case is the latest Am Law 100 firm to announce the opening of a global services center separate from its other offices. The legal giant, which grossed $1.44 billion last year, has moved 45 back-office staff positions to Tampa thanks to $300,000 in incentives from the Sunshine State.

Paul Hastings Adds IP Partner in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 25, 2014

Andrew Grossman was previously a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 23, 2014

Five firms announce new additions; New Orleans-founded firm McGlinchey Stafford has opened an office in Midtown Manhattan; and Bryan R. Williams was elected chair of the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Antitrust Opt Outs Open Doors for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 19, 2014

Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

Brian Finch

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Richard Odgers, Longtime Pillsbury Partner, 1936-2014

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 10, 2014

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Trio of Firms Help Ink $1.2 Billion Casino Cash and Gaming Merger

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

Pillsbury and DLA Piper represented Global Cash Access in its purchase of a casino-games maker.

INADMISSIBLE: Cross Pennsylvania Ave. Off The Hot List

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Law firms, Washington's largest private-sector real estate tenants, have razed tradition to cater more to the city's young intelligentsia when choosing new locations, according to some of the city's law firm and real estate leaders. Plus more in this week's column.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

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

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Real Estate Roundup: Big Firms Move to Smaller Spaces

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Law firms are trading down in square footage per attorney when they take out new leases, and increasingly are looking for flexible, more economical spaces in line with the corporate clients they serve, commercial real estate experts say.

No Conflict at Manatt For Former Patton Partner Ben Chew

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 25, 2014

Benjamin Chew, a former Patton Boggs partner whose subsequent job was compromised because of Patton's involvement in a legal fraud suit, has landed at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. It's the third Washington law office Chew has worked out of this year, after a brief tenure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman that his affiliation with Patton had clouded.

Pillsbury, Jones Day Advise on VMware Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2014

Pillsbury partner Allison Leopold Tilley co-led the deal team for CloudVolumes in its sale VMWare.


: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Pillsbury Poaches Rival Lawyers to Open in Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 12, 2014

A team of five from Paul Hastings, including former office managing partner David Livdahl and partner Jenny Sheng, has joined the New York-based firm to launch a new office in the Chinese capital.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cannabis Quandary for Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Three years feels like a generation ago to the cannabis industry — and to the lawyers working with it. Since then, seven states have joined 16 others and the District of Columbia in allowing medical marijuana, and two states, Washington and Colorado, voted in 2012 to legalize it for personal use.