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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

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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman ranked as the 66th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CT, DC, FL, London, 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

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Nixon Peabody's John Foote, who specializes in antitrust defense, recently wrapped up his first plaintiff's case for Kodak.

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: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

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David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 10, 2014

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Trio of Firms Help Ink $1.2 Billion Casino Cash and Gaming Merger

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 08, 2014

Pillsbury and DLA Piper represented Global Cash Access in its purchase of a casino-games maker.

INADMISSIBLE: Cross Pennsylvania Ave. Off The Hot List

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Law firms, Washington's largest private-sector real estate tenants, have razed tradition to cater more to the city's young intelligentsia when choosing new locations, according to some of the city's law firm and real estate leaders. Plus more in this week's column.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Real Estate Roundup: Big Firms Move to Smaller Spaces

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Law firms are trading down in square footage per attorney when they take out new leases, and increasingly are looking for flexible, more economical spaces in line with the corporate clients they serve, commercial real estate experts say.

No Conflict at Manatt For Former Patton Partner Ben Chew

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 25, 2014

Benjamin Chew, a former Patton Boggs partner whose subsequent job was compromised because of Patton's involvement in a legal fraud suit, has landed at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. It's the third Washington law office Chew has worked out of this year, after a brief tenure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman that his affiliation with Patton had clouded.

Pillsbury, Jones Day Advise on VMware Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 21, 2014

Pillsbury partner Allison Leopold Tilley co-led the deal team for CloudVolumes in its sale VMWare.


: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

Pillsbury Poaches Rival Lawyers to Open in Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 12, 2014

A team of five from Paul Hastings, including former office managing partner David Livdahl and partner Jenny Sheng, has joined the New York-based firm to launch a new office in the Chinese capital.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cannabis Quandary for Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

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Bass Pro to Settle Suit Over Recorded Calls For $6M

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Plaintiffs have reeled in a preliminary $6 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC to end a class action that alleged the company violated federal law by illegally recording 30,000 California customers' calls without their consent.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Pilot Program Seeks to Draw from 'Reservoir of Experience'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 05, 2014

New York's chief administrative judge signed a new order Monday establishing an 18-month pilot program where complex commercial practitioners no longer in active practice would back up Commercial Division judges.

Edwards Wildman Moves From West End to Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 04, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer has moved its 20-lawyer Washington office from Washington's West End to downtown, the firm announced Monday.The move comes at a time when a number of Washington law offices are preparing to swap spaces.


: The National Law Journal : August 04, 2014

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

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Aggie Builds Biotech: GC, CEO Heads Drug, Vaccine Facility

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : July 31, 2014

"The legal compliance issues for contracts for drugs that go into humans are very complicated," said Andrew Strong, the president, CEO and general counsel of Kalon Biotherapeutics.

Fee Tracker: Comic-Con, Cooperstown and El Pollo Loco

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop reaps the benefits from San Diego's Comic-Con, Patterson Belknap brings in the bacon from the Baseball Hall of Fame, Skadden's crazy chicken windfall and the dollar values associated with other Am Law 200 clients in our latest look at legal billings.

Montali to Play Mix and Match With Unfinished-Business Doctrine

Julia Love : The Recorder : July 29, 2014

Bankruptcy judge must decide if Howrey estate's clawback claims are valid under D.C. law.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 21, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Associate Training Goes From Ad Hoc to All-in

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : July 18, 2014

Paul Hastings puts associates through a 15-month curriculum to build practical skills and professionalism.

Howrey 'Jewel' Claims Sent Back to Montali

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 15, 2014

Citing judicial economy, Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong turned back a slew of motions to have the cases heard in district court.