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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

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Inadmissible: OAG Warns of Email Scam

: Texas Lawyer : March 02, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

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

Bracewell Picks New Head of Austin Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 25, 2015

Dale Wainwright, a partner who is a former Texas Supreme Court justice, is the office's new managing partner.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

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

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.

City Asbestos Judge Slashes $190M Award to $30M

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : February 17, 2015

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden, sitting in the New York York City Asbestos Litigation part, refused to disturb a liability verdict against two boiler companies, but deeply slashed a jury's damages verdict in the consolidated action.

FAA, White House Take Action on Drone Policy

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 17, 2015

Drone lawyers and lobbyists received word from the Federal Aviation Administration and the White House over the holiday weekend that the federal government is closer to regulating commercial unmanned aircrafts.

In Reversal, Judge Won't Block ZTE Sales Ban

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

Just days after staying an injunction against ZTE Corp. in Romania, U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet said he'd intervened in error.

Nashville Sees a Frenzy of Lateral Activity

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Firms such as Burr & Forman and Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada are expanding their presence in the Music City, contributing to a recent spike in lateral activity since the start of the year.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has hired Richard Tarlowe, former head of the complex frauds and cybercrime unit of the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, as counsel in its litigation department, among other moves and promotions.

China's ZTE Wins TRO Blocking Romanian Sales Ban

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

ZTE's legal team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman turned to the U.S. District Court for Delaware to stop an injunction entered last week by a court in Romania.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Clifford Chance, Pillsbury Add DLA Piper Finance Trio

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

DLA Piper has been active on the lateral hiring front this year, but the global legal giant saw three finance lawyers leave its robust ranks this week for Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. One partner heading to Pillsbury was caught up in a high-profile overbilling suit filed against DLA Piper by a former client in 2013.

Moose Call: Littler Lands Five-Lawyer Team for Maine Office

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

Littler Mendelson is opening an office in Portland, Maine, after scooping up five lawyers from national labor and employment rival Fisher & Phillips.

Pillsbury Picks Up IP Group in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

Four IP lawyers join Pillsbury's Austin office, with six associates expected to join them.

With Headcount Flat, Pillsbury Sees 3 Percent Revenue Gain

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 30, 2015

2014 saw the firm's profits per partner rise 6 percent.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 29, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Milbank Taps Another A&O Partner in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 28, 2015

David Kuo will strengthen the U.S. firm's private equity and high-yield bond capabilities in China.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2015

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

Drone Law Practices Are Beginning to Take Flight

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Lawyers and lobbyists are recruiting clients for what they hope will prove a lucrative field.

Pillsbury Picks Up IP Group in Austin

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Four IP lawyers join Pillsbury's Austin office, with six associates expected to join them.

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.

Legal Tech News Desk: Jan. 14

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 14, 2015

Legal Tech news from Advanced Discovery, Courtroom Insight, Exari, LexisNexis, NetDocuments and more.

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.