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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

In the News

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.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 19, 2015

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

Elected Officials, Not Judges, Should Protect Minority Groups, Scalia Says

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that allowing judges in a democracy to decide which minorities deserve protection could encourage child molesters and other unpopular groups to seek constitutional protection. During the talk Monday, Scalia also ridiculed recent proposals to cut law school programs to two years, suggesting instead that it might be better to go up to four years.

AIG Subsidiaries Get Slammed With Punitives Following Contentious Trial

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : November 16, 2015

A California jury has slammed three AIG insurance subsidiaries with $55 million in breach of contract and bad faith damages—including $46 million in punitives.

Pillsbury Lawyer Heads West, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 15, 2015

An environmental law expert heads to Oregon; Greenberg Traurig grabs two from McDermott in New York; Hogan Lovells hires a Latham & Watkins trio in Dubai; Ice Miller brings back a mayor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

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

Wilson Elser Expands in Texas, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker is the latest big firm to bet on the Lone Star State with an 11-lawyer team from Lewis Brisbois; Shearman & Sterling snags an IP trio from Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Obergefell's Lawyers Get $1.3M in Fees

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Ohio will pay $1.3 million in legal fees to the lawyers who represented James Obergefell — the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case this summer — and other individuals who successfully challenged the state's gay-marriage ban. Plus more in this week's column.

Q&A: Pillsbury's Dekker on His Howrey Days, the Role of a D.C. Office

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 06, 2015

Chair-elect David Dekker spoke with the NLJ about his firm's characterizations—especially in the press—and challenges regarding growth, possible mergers and an aging partnership. His term as chair will move Pillsbury's leadership to D.C. and marks an unusual ascent of a recent lateral to a major firmwide position.

Lion Oil Scores $71M Jury Verdict in Exxon Pipeline Rupture Case

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : November 06, 2015

Lion Oil Co. recently won an extended lawsuit in federal court in Arkansas against its insurers related to claims stemming from a ruptured pipeline owned and operated by an ExxonMobil subsidiary.

Deal Watch: Wachtell, Linklaters Charge Up on Big Visa Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.

Pillsbury's David Dekker: No Merger Before Spring, Not Even With Chadbourne

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2015

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's chairman-elect until 2017, the Washington-based litigator David Dekker, said the firm isn't merging with Chadbourne & Parke any time in the near future, despite recent reports in the press. In fact, rumors about some of Pillsbury's possible merger partners have been wrong, he said.

Condo Builder Gets $23M Insurance Award for Repair Work

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : November 04, 2015

No one wanted to pay for the repair work on the steel at the 63-story 900 Biscayne Bay condo tower. A federal judge orders ACE American Insurance to pay up.

7 Noteworthy Legal Tech Job Moves for October 2015

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 04, 2015

Legaltech News runs down the movements from legal technology movers and shakers

The Guantánamo Roster

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Firms involved in detainee representation.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

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

Behind Flap Over Football GIFS, Questionable Calls

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 16, 2015

After dancing baby case, copyright lawyers, and bots, struggle to fit fair use into takedown demands.

Litigator of the Week: Eric Maier of Maier Shoch

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : October 15, 2015

Maier and his tiny firm prevailed over top-shelf opposing counsel in a copyright fight with controversial hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury.

Trevor Jefferies Joins CS Disco as Senior Client Counsel

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 14, 2015

'His real world expertise, of applying technology to the litigation process, will be invaluable to Disco.'

Steptoe Joins D.C. Law Firms That Chose to Stay Put

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 12, 2015

Another law firm has chosen to forgo packing up and starting anew. After a three-year-long real estate search, Steptoe & Johnson LLP says it has re-signed its lease for another 15 years. It has been in the building on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle for 30 years.

Yoga Can't Be Copyrighted, Appeals Court Rules

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 08, 2015

Bikram yoga's signature 26 poses are an "unprotectable idea" like brushing teeth, according to a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel.

Three Am Law 100 Firms License Handshake Software Solutions

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 07, 2015

The company says that the firms licensed Handshake Software's portal, enterprise search and expertise location solutions.

K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Road to Being the NBA's China GC Was a Circuitous One

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : October 06, 2015

Ella Wong, GC of NBA China, says NBA China still faces some major challenges, including that broadcasting of live games is not clearly protected by copyright law in that country.

Morning Wrap: Supreme Court to Spotlight Changes to Opinions

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : October 06, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court will highlight revisions in already-published opinions, and the court confronts complaints about line-standing. The feds ink a record $20 billion settlement with BP over the April 2010 oil disaster. And Pillsbury's chairman-elect talks about the firm's plans. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

At Pillsbury, Incoming Chair Wants to Shake 'Complacent' Culture

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 05, 2015

In a Q&A, David Dekker outlines the firm's strengths, challenges and his agenda.

Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 05, 2015

There have been 68 law firm mergers through September 2015, according to a report released Monday by legal consultancy Altman Weil. The number is the highest through the third quarter of any year since the firm began tracking such deals nearly a decade ago.

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.