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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 698
  • Gross Revenues: $735,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,055,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,215,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a Palo Alto-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has 670 attorneys and is the 59th largest firm in the United States.  With $735,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 45th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosatiranked as the 62nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, NY, TX, UT, VA and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 45 8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 45 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 61 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 46 -9 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 81 -81 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 3 -1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 118 -19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 27 4 Summer programs

In the News

Am Law 100 Firms Register Strong Delaware Presence

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : May 27, 2016

Of the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms, 21 operate offices in Wilmington, highlighting both the prominence of Delaware's legal market and the influence national firms have been able to exert in the First State.

Fenwick Chair on Firm's New York Expansion

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 25, 2016

Richard Dickson explains why Fenwick's brand works in New York—and why it waited so long to make its play.

Fenwick Opening New York Office to Tap Tech Transactions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Silicon Valley firm Fenwick & West, in a growth spurt amid rising revenue from tech transactions, will open a six-partner New York office next month, the firm has announced.

Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Make Small Gains in Big Law

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Our Diversity Scorecard finds that just over 15 percent of U.S. lawyers at big firms are members of a minority group.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

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

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.

In-House Impact Winner: Teri Little, KLA-Tencor

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The KLA-Tencor GC parachuted in mid-sale and handled it with a "ridiculous" amount of grace.

Corporate Department of the Year, Finalist: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The year saw huge deals and marquee IPOs.

In-House Impact Winner: Katherine Schuelke, Altera Corp.

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

She positioned Altera to get the best possible price in its acquisiton by Intel.

Corporate Department of the Year, Capital Markets: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It launched IPOs of Square, GoDaddy and NantKwest, the biggest biotech to date, all during a slow year.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 09, 2016

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

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Technology Work Boosts Results for California Firms

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Native Silicon Valley firms benefited the most, but others saw gains as well.

Am Law 100 Market Reports: Location, Location, Location

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

How well firms did often depended on where they chose to compete. An on-the-ground look at conditions in New York, Pennsylvania, Chicago, California and London.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

SEC Goes After Tech Exec for Accounting Fraud

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 19, 2016

The agency would bar Erik Bardman, the former CFO of eBay Marketplaces, Roku and Logitech, from serving as an officer or director of another publicly traded company.

Wilson Sonsini Backs Polycom in $1.8B Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The sale to Canada-based Mitel will lower its taxes, though executives said it wasn't an inversion.

In-House Impact Winner: Marc Taxay, Arista Networks

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

Hired to help take the company public, Arista's GC found himself fighting a quirky contract dispute.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 14, 2016

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

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 07, 2016

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

Recorder Names 2016 Corporate Department and In-House Impact Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

This year's list designates the top firms for corporate work, recognizes individual attorneys sought out for their trusted counsel, and features the in-house lawyers driving the year's biggest deals.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

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