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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

  • Designation: Phoenix
  • Head Count: 411
  • Gross Revenues: $253,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $615,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $820,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Snell & Wilmer L. is a Phoenix-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Snell & Wilmer L. has 411 attorneys and is the 110th largest firm in the United States.  With $253,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 122nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in AZ, CA, CO, NV and UT.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 122 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 110 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 51 7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 115 26 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 19 11 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 36 -20 Summer programs

In the News

Medical Gown Maker Sued Amid Ebola Concerns

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 30, 2014

A California surgeon alleges Kimberly-Clark Corp. is putting health care personnel in peril by willfully misrepresenting that its top medical gowns will protect against the transmission of the Ebola and other deadly viruses, according to a proposed $500 million class action.

At Norton Rose Fulbright, a New Guard for the New Year

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 30, 2014

After 12 years, Norton Rose Fulbright chief executive Peter Martyr will relinquish his managing partner responsibilities in the U.K. to Martin Scott, the firm announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, John Coleman, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, will pass the baton to Charles Hurdon.

Snell & Wilmer, Porter Wright to Swap Out Firm Leaders

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2014

Snell & Wilmer announced on Tuesday that John Bouma, who served as chair for 30 years, will be replaced by corporate partner Matthew Feeney. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur will also see a leadership change, with its chief operating partner Robert Tannous to take over for Robert "Buzz" Trafford, who served managing partner for 18 years.

Former Class Action King Takes Control of NHL's Coyotes

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 11, 2014

A hat trick of firms—Blank Rome, Oslers and Shearman & Sterling—are advising on the $155 million sale of a 51 percent stake in the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes to Andrew Barroway, a high-flying plaintiffs lawyer-turned-hedge fund executive.

Sidley Snags Cam Kerry, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 13, 2014

Sidley Austin has hired Cameron Kerry, a former general counsel and acting secretary at the U.S. Commerce Department and younger brother of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, as senior counsel in Boston and Washington, D.C. The Am Law Daily looks at Kerry's hire and more in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2014

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

Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Golden Gate Prep Session Shaped Argument, If Not Outcome

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

A look at the moot court session Myron Moskovitz organized for the plaintiff in the franchise liability case that ended in a 4-3 ruling Thursday.

In Divided Ruling, Justices Side With Domino's on Franchisor Liability

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 28, 2014

Domino's Pizza isn't liable for alleged harassment of a franchise employee, wrote Justice Marvin Baxter for the 4-3 majority.


: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

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

The Churn: Bingham Tax Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 15, 2014

Two more Bingham McCutchen partners depart in Washington, D.C., Jones Day loses two in the Midwest, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett hires in New York and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

Pfizer Challenges Nev. Attorney General's Use of Private Lawyers

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Pfizer Inc. is seeking a Nevada Supreme Court order barring that state's attorney general from using private attorneys to prosecute a possible $25.4 billion unfair and deceptive trade practices case against the company. The case is one of first impression, according to the drugmaker.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 04, 2014

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

NLRB on Keeping Nonemployees off Company Premises

Sherry Karabin : Corporate Counsel : June 16, 2014

Does a company have to allow those who don't work there to demonstrate, solicit or handbill on its property?

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

Judge Sanctions Actos Defenders for Disruptive Behavior

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : May 05, 2014

A Las Vegas judge has sanctioned defense attorneys for disobeying court orders and disrupting court proceedings, saying the behavior could prejudice the jury against the plaintiffs in a closely watched trial over the pharmaceutical drug Actos.