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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 598
  • Gross Revenues: $557,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $930,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,185,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has 598 attorneys and is the 71st largest firm in the United States.  With $557,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 61st on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 61 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 61 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 68 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 102 -6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 39 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 80 26 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Head Count Declines Outpaced Growth Among NY Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 11, 2016

The largest law firms in New York showed wide disparity in attorney head count growth, and gains at some firms were outweighed by deep drops at others.

Downsizing Continues at Law Firm Libraries

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 07, 2016

Law libraries are phasing out print collections and reinventing themselves as sources of competitive intelligence and analytics.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2016

Among other honors and awards, the National LGBT Bar Association named several New York attorneys to its 2016 "Best Under 40" list, and the Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association elected new officers.

Baker & McKenzie's New York COO Departs for Down South

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

L. Howard Belknap will become firmwide COO at Jackson, Mississippi-based Butler Snow.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 04, 2016

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

Client Has No Claim to Lawyer's Communication With Firm GC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2016

Discussions between a law firm's attorneys and the firm's general counsel about ethical obligations in representing a client can be withheld from the client based on attorney-client privilege, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday.

Client Has No Claim to Lawyer's Communication With Firm GC

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 30, 2016

Discussions between a law firm's attorneys and the firm's general counsel about ethical obligations in representing a client can be withheld from the client based on attorney-client privilege, a Manhattan appeals court ruled Thursday.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

Cooley Raids Pillsbury, MoFo for Two Big IP Hires

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 28, 2016

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's trademark practice leader in L.A. and a young IP partner at MoFo in Silicon Valley have decamped for Cooley.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

MFY Recognizes Two Firms for Pro Bono Work

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 17, 2016

MFY Legal Services celebrated its 53rd year serving indigent New Yorkers at their yearly theatre benefit at the Edison Ballroom on June 15. Honored were Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman for their outstanding pro bono work on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities.

Up, Up and Away, Google Gets Sued Over Trade Secrets

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 14, 2016

Space Data claims a Google project to provide wireless communication by high-altitude balloon infringes patents and is based on lifted trade secrets.

City Bar Stimson Awards

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

The New York City Bar Association presented four assistant U.S. attorneys with its 2016 Henry L. Stimson Medals Tuesday for outstanding legal work.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Susan Greenberg

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

As Susan Greenberg sees it, there are few places better to practice law than in the New York City Law Department.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

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

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Legal Community Shuns Trump in Campaign Contributions

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

While Democratic presidential candidates usually outpace Republicans when it comes to raising funds from lawyers, so far this year the divide between the frontrunners is particularly steep.

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

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

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

More Law Firms Outsource Their Law Libraries

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Herrick Feinstein is the latest large firm seeking to save money by hiring an outside provider to handle library services.

A New Roadmap for Law Firm Tech Training

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

LTC4 founder Bonnie Beuth believes lessons should be "app-nostic" and task-oriented.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Is There Too Much Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology?

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 20, 2016

“Not having a blockchain strategy in 2016 is like not having an internet strategy in 1996,” saids attorney Marco A. Santori.

Newsmakers: Week of May 16

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : May 19, 2016

Sean M. Whyte has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as a partner. Whyte has a multifaceted litigation practice that involves complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions and products liability.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

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

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

A Tale of Two Waxmans at Wilmer and Dickinson Wright

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 17, 2016

Seth Waxman, meet your new neighbor, Seth Waxman.