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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 620
  • Gross Revenues: $575,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $925,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,765,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a Palo Alto-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has 620 attorneys and is the 61st largest firm in the United States.  With $575,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 56th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosatiranked as the 66th 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 56 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 56 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 61 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 44 -7 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

Hanson Bridgett Adds E-Discovery Adviser From Wilson Sonsini

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

William Kellermann says Hanson's client base of small and midsized companies need more help with document processes.

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.

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.

MoFo, Wilson Sonsini on Chinese Investors' $640M Take-Private Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.

Cell-Tower Data Now Harder for Feds to Get

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 13, 2015

In seeing a need for a warrant, Judge Susan Illston has joined a national scrum over citizens' privacy interest in their digital footprints.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 12, 2015

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. will buy Pharmacyclics, which specializes in cancer treatment, for $21 billion.

Wilson Reps Blue Coat in $2.4B Sale to Bain Capital

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 10, 2015

Deal paves way for data-security company that went private in 2012 to go public again.

In-House Counsel Profile: Rambus Inc.'s Jae Kim

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

"I'm hands-off to the extent I can be, but I will roll up my sleeves and get involved in things where appropriate."

Dealmaker of the Week: David Lam of Wachtell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 06, 2015

Lam, a corporate partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, led the team advising AbbVie Inc. in its $21 billion acquisition of Pharmacyclics Inc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 05, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

New Partners: J+O Firm

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Ninth Circuit Refuses to Rewind Netflix Win

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 27, 2015

The appeals court sided with Netflix on antitrust claims related to its acquisition of Wal-Mart's DVD-rental subscription business.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

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

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.

Riverbed Turns to Wilson Sonsini in Shareholder Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 19, 2015

Plaintiffs firms have filed at least eight complaints over the company's $3.6 billion sale to Thoma Bravo.

How Far Will Feds Go to Share Cybersecurity Data?

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : February 18, 2015

"Proceed with caution" is the watchword for private industry sharing cybersecurity data with the government.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

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

Wilson Grows Top Line, Lifts Per Partner Profits to $1.9 Million

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 11, 2015

Revenues up 12 percent, head count up 8 percent in a robust year for tech-focused firms.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Securities Lawyers Flocking to Delaware

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

Wilmington is the venue of choice for plaintiffs lawyers drawn by the prospect of fat fees, and defense lawyers who like its consistent and corporate-friendly legal climate.

Ninth Circuit Cool to New Wave of Privacy Suits

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

A three-judge panel seemed unlikely in arguments Friday to revive suits against Netflix and Sony under the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act.

Riverbed Sale Triggers Shareholder Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

Lawyers at Robbins Arroyo and Bottini & Bottini specifically challenge venue and fee-shifting bylaws adopted to discourage merger suits.

Firm Employee's Leak of Deal Info Leads to Insider Trading Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2015

When the administrative assistant to the lead law firm partner handling the 2012 Harleysville-Nationwide merger began working longer hours in preparation for the deal, she explained to her boyfriend why.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Advise on Pfizer's Bid for Hospira

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms working on a $15.2 billion pharmaceutical transaction between Pfizer and Hospira; a $10.54 billion telecom deal between Frontier and Verizon; a $7.3 billion asset sale by building material manufacturers Holcim and Lafarge; and a $6.3 billion merger between Staples and Office Depot.