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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

Five Named to Bench in SF, Alameda

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 27, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown named 12 new judges Friday, including four in Los Angeles County, two in San Diego and one in Tulare.

New Mini-IPO Will Have Few Takers in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

The SEC pushed out final rules for Regulation A+ offerings, but lawyers say there are easier and better ways for small companies to raise capital.

Winston Adds 3 Partners, Counsel From Pillsbury

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 24, 2015

Winston & Strawn said Monday it has hired three more corporate partners, a counsel and some associates from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. The hires include leveraged finance partner Mats Carlston, who will serve as Winston's co-chair of its global finance practice.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyer Returns to Pillsbury to Build Life Sciences Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : March 24, 2015

Andrew Strong rejoins Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Houston after two general counsel jobs.

Pillsbury Adds Bankruptcy Lawyer

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Cecily Dumas, who has represented many partners in law firm dissolutions, comes from a two-partner boutique.

Five More Attorneys Defect to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2015

Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Carlston spoke with The Am Law Daily about his move, which follows a group of 11 corporate, finance and private equity partners jumping to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury earlier this month.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 19, 2015

Notice to the bar.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

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

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : March 18, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana has designs on 155 Mercer St. for the opening of a new store in SoHo, between West Houston and Prince streets. Also, Vodafone Group, one of the world's largest telecommunication companies, has doubled the size of its office at 560 Lexington Ave.

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 16, 2015

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Partner Profits Soar at Winston & Strawn

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2015

After seeing gross revenue and profits per partner sink in 2013, Winston & Strawn enjoyed a rebound year in 2014, as the firm posted big gains in several key financial metrics. While the firm's equity partnership decreased for a seventh straight year, Winston & Strawn recently added a dozen partners to its ranks following a raid on Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Musical Chairs at McKenna Long, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, poised to vote Monday on a union with Dentons, saw two new partners depart because of conflicts; Morgan Lewis lures eight partners in Dallas ahead of another merger in Singapore; Winston & Strawn poaches 10 more partners from Pillsbury; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: Hermle Does Some Damage

: The Recorder : March 13, 2015

Plus: Employment lawyers get a Lyft.

Kasowitz Benson Trims Its Ranks

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 12, 2015

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman confirmed that it announced layoffs this week but declined to say how many lawyers or staff were affected.

Two SF Pillsbury Partners Among Group Moving to Winston

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 11, 2015

Jay Gould and Michael Wu are joining Winston & Strawn's financial services and investment practice, which Gould will help lead.

Hot Real Estate Market Pays Off for Morris Manning

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 11, 2015

Morris Manning & Martin posted its third consecutive strong year, fueled again by the resurgent real estate market.

Winston Poaches 11-Partner Team From Pillsbury

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

Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.

Settlement Lacks Key to End Dispute Over Game, Judge Says

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : March 10, 2015

A federal judge cited several reasons Monday for rejecting a class action settlement over an allegedly rigged video arcade game, including that the proposed attorney fees exceeded payouts to aggrieved consumers.

Littler Goes to Guatemala, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2015

Littler Mendelson's Swiss verein enters Guatemala, as the global labor and employment firm loses a six-lawyer team in Atlanta; Covington & Burling opens in Los Angeles; Paul Hastings' hiring spree extends to Brazil; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Firms to Form Alliance to Handle Cyber Security Threats

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

As pressure mounts to strengthen defenses against security breaches, at least five Am Law 100 and Magic Circle firms are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyber threats and vulnerability.

Covington Opens In L.A. With IP Group From SoCal, Two Litigation Laterals

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 06, 2015

Covington & Burling will open an office in Los Angeles after poaching two partners from West Coast firms, closing its San Diego office and relocating lawyers, the firm said. Covington says it will place about 15 lawyers in Los Angeles.

Law Firms to Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

As pressure to strengthen defenses against security breaches increases, at least five firms—Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Allen & Overy and Linklaters—are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyberthreats and vulnerability.

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.