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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

Supreme Court Changes Rules for Patent Claim Construction

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 20, 2015

Putting an end to pure de novo review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 7-2, Tuesday that the factual findings of district judges cannot be overruled absent clear error.

At Some D.C. Firms, More Women Than Men Make Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal industry is one in which female lawyers have fewer opportunities than do their male colleagues. But despite industrywide setbacks, many law firms in Washing­ton exceeded the standard this year in promoting women.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2015

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 14, 2015

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Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

A stumbling block for some has been the up-front costs; it can take four years to see a return on investment.

Ready for Anything

David Ruiz : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2015

Part of her job is sticking her nose in every meeting she can.

Law Firms Lose Challenge to SF Partner Tax

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 29, 2014

The First District Court of Appeal upheld Prop Q, the voter-approved initiative extending payroll tax to law firms and other partnerships.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 23, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has elected as a partner Andrew Smith in litigation.Norton Rose Fulbright has added Andrew Roth, a transactional and regulatory health lawyer, as a partner.

Veteran DOJ Lawyer and Raytheon GC Jay Stephens Retiring

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : December 17, 2014

Jay Stephens is retiring as the general counsel of Raytheon Co., ending a decades-long legal career that brought him to some of the highest rungs of the U.S. Department of the Justice.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Crop of Judges Includes Bingham Litigator, eBay Lawyer

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

The picks are among 11 new trial court judges named by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

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

Pillsbury Lawyers to See 'Radical Change' in New Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's downsizing to a new office building Monday follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. The new D.C. building feels so small, you can stand near its main reception area to see views out of all four exterior walls.

Covington Office Move Gives DC's Largest Firm Glass Walls, Tech

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

After two years of construction and many more of planning, the 515 Washington lawyers at Covington & Burling are moving to a glassy new building heralded as a transformative block in downtown D.C., CityCenter.

IBM Loses Suit Over Army Auditing Contract

Nate Beck : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

A federal claims judge has denied IBM's challenge over a government decision to award a U.S. Army auditing contract to low-bidder Ernst & Young.

Three Am Law Firms Make Houston Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Ogletree Deakins, Quinn Emanuel and Winston & Strawn join the Houston hiring frenzy; Bingham McCutchen's exodus continues; three Howrey alums find a new home at Novak Druce; Jenner & Block brings on a former Deepwater Horizon task force head; Skadden adds one in London and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lippman Names Panel to Study Bar Exam Proposal

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 18, 2014

Two law school deans are among eight members of a committee named by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to review his proposal to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination as the basis of New York state's test.

Law and Science in the DNA of New Seattle Genetics GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 18, 2014

Jean Liu has been appointed general counsel, executive vice president for legal affairs and corporate secretary at Seattle Genetics Inc.

Two Major Firms Finalize Office Moves

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 17, 2014

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman will move into new office buildings Dec. 8, shifting two large chunks of the Washington legal community into different neighborhoods in one weekend.

Alums From Dead Firms Keep Memories Alive Through Reunions

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

Firms like Thacher Proffitt & Wood, Thelen, Shea & Gould and Bower & Gardner may no longer exist, but their vast networks of former attorneys and staff still keep in touch through organized gatherings and informal meetups.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons Grows in New Jersey and Africa, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

One of the world's largest firms expands in the Garden State and Casablanca; Katten Muchin Rosenman adds a former Dealmaker of the Year; Norton Rose Fulbright gets into cybersecurity; Willkie Farr & Gallagher goes to Houston and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Different Kind of Fee-Shifting Contract Clause

Eric Fishman : Corporate Counsel : November 04, 2014

While sensible in the abstract, fee-shifting clauses often do not work as advertised, neither deterring litigation nor providing sufficient compensation.

Norton Rose Fulbright Raids Cybersecurity Law Boutique for Partners

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2014

David Navetta and Boris Segalis are leaving Chicago-based InfoLaw Group LLP to join Norton Rose Fulbright's offices in Denver and New York as part of a wave of hiring by Big Law to beef up their booming cybersecurity practices.