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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has 591 attorneys and is the 68th 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 2014 Global 100 survey, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman ranked as the 71st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, FL, NY, TN, 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 NR N/A 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

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Donald Trump Ordered to Testify in Suit Against Celebrity Chef

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : February 12, 2016

Donald Trump must sit for a deposition in his lawsuit against a celebrity chef who dropped plans for a restaurant in Trump's new downtown Washington hotel, a judge ruled on Thursday. The Republican presidential candidate's lawyers called the planned deposition an effort to "harass" Trump. A judge denied Trump's effort to shut down the deposition.

Deal Watch: Mylan Moves on to Meda With Cravath in Tow

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Brant Stogner Named Partner in Houston-Based Abraham, Watkins; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

: Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2016

Brant J. Stogner, a trial lawyer, has been named a partner in Houston-based Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pillsbury Grabs Perkins Coie Patent Litigator

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 26, 2016

Jack Ko joins as a Shanghai partner from San Diego.

While Blizzard Bears Down on Washington, Lawyers Forge On

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Several large Washington law offices closed early Friday, around noon or 1 p.m., and encouraged staff members to stay off the roads in anticipation of a city-crippling blizzard. But many lawyers had different plans in mind. A true "snow day" may be out of the question when you've got hours to bill. "There's a lot going on. It doesn't stop because of the snow," Steptoe & Johnson LLP chairman Phil West said.

Elizabeth Wydra Named New President of Constitutional Accountability Center

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Elizabeth Wydra, longtime chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, is set to succeed founder Doug Kendall, who died in September, as president.

Party Sanctioned for Manipulation of Email Evidence

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2016

A plaintiff in a trademark infringement case has been sanctioned for withholding emails that could hurt its claim that it notified and instructed a defendant to cease and desist.

Feds Paid Energy Companies $4 Billion Over Five Years in Suits Over Nuclear Waste

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 11, 2016

The federal government makes thousands of payments every year to settle lawsuits. But to a taxpayer, few are more frustrating or costly than those involving the storage—or lack thereof—of spent nuclear fuel. The five-year tab tops $4 billion. It's a shameful public policy failure.

Winston & Strawn, Paul Hastings Make Key New York Hires

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms, whose headquarters are outside New York, made moves Monday to bolster their corporate and finance practices in the Big Apple by raiding McDermott Will & Emery and Proskauer Rose.

Davis Polk Partners See Mission Accomplished in Menlo Park

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 08, 2016

Corporate partners William Kelly and Daniel Kelly, who helped launch the office just before the dot-com bust, stepped down at the end of the year.

Report Touts Record-Breaking Year for Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

A look back, and ahead, from legal consultancy Altman Weil.

Dickstein Litigators Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro's shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O'Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Retiring Chief Judge Says He Leaves Behind 'Modern' System That 'Delivers Justice'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 30, 2015

On Thursday, after steering the Third Branch for more than 25 years, Jonathan Lippman will step down as the leader of the state's most powerful court, the Court of Appeals, and as the court system's chief administrator, due to mandatory retirement rules.

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 26, 2015

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

Finnegan Wins Suit That Spooked Patent Lawyers

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : December 24, 2015

Firms aren't automatically conflicted when they prosecute patents for business competitors with similar inventions, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

Pillsbury Helps a Conservation Fund Get into the Coal Business

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

In an unusual deal, the law firm advised Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund buy land and two coal mines for both reclamation efforts and active mining.

Report: Four Big Firms Earned Millions From Suspect States

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 18, 2015

The Center for Public Integrity published a list of lobbying firms that advise countries with the worst human rights records, according to an index compiled by the Fund for Peace. Four Am Law 100 firms made the list for work they handled on behalf of Cameroon, China, Saudi Arabia and others.

Jenner Names First Woman Managing Partner in NY

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2015

Jenner & Block has named Susan Kohlmann as managing partner of the firm's 67-attorney New York office, succeeding Richard Ziegler, who led the office for the past eight years.

Stevens' First Leading Role

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

During his long career in the law, retired Justice John Paul Stevens has earned many accolades and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Free­dom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Add now to that list: film star.

INADMISSIBLE: A Conversation with Roberta Kaplan

: The National Law Journal : December 07, 2015

Roberta Kaplan made her debut at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 when she argued — successfully — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. In a new book, Kaplan, a litigation partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, presents the story behind the case. Plus more in this week's column.

Reed Smith Bolsters Corporate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 06, 2015

Five months after a high-profile raid by Cooley, Reed Smith rebuilds its capital markets practice; Burleson refugees find new homes; Dentons keeps hiring; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firm Levity: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill (and Larry David) Hang at Pillsbury's D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 04, 2015

In need of a new high-end hobby? How about a more impressive desktop business card presentation? Brian Finch found both, in a doll-sized recreation of the Yalta Conference of 1945. "Everybody has something in their office," he said. "It's cheaper than joining a golf club. Let's put it that way."

Baker & McKenzie Hires Have Mayer Brown Headed to Dubai

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2015

With plans to open its first Middle East office in 2016, Mayer Brown added corporate and securities partners Charles Hallab and Tahan Thraya, both former practice group leaders at Baker & McKenzie.

Pillsbury Lawyer Pens PTAB Handbook

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 30, 2015

Pillsbury partner William Atkins' new book helps lawyers navigate the relatively new patent forum.

Q&A: Bottom Line on Law Firm Real Estate

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 30, 2015

It's well-known how many Washington law firms have renovated or built new offices in recent years. But Sherry Cushman of Cushman & Wakefield is sometimes still surprised how little lawyers — in offices in flux — know about the real estate projects and their costs.

Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Newsmakers: Week of November 23

: Texas Lawyer : November 20, 2015

Allison Carroll has joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as an associate.