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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 670
  • Gross Revenues: $646,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $965,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,910,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

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 $646,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 53rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 53 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 53 3 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

End of Privacy or End of Litigation?

Ross Todd : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Defense lawyers express confidence that privacy class actions are waning.

Netflix Wins Privacy Appeal

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

A Ninth Circuit panel said the company couldn't be sued for displaying subscribers' movie watching history.

Ex-Wilson Sonsini Worker Sentenced to Two Years

: The Associated Press : July 31, 2015

A former software engineer at a prominent California firm was sentenced to two years in prison for insider trading by a Manhattan judge who noted that he should have realized the dangers of his actions when one of his firm's lawyers was arrested on the same charges in a separate prosecution.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Two-Year Sentence for Wilson IT Worker

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Dimitry Braverman had pleaded guilty to trading on information about confidential client transactions.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

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

Two Suits Entwine Teva-Allergan-Mylan Pharma M&A Nexus

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva's ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Jenner and Williams & Connolly Fight to Maintain Their Privilege

Zoe Tillman : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Both firms have recently faced subpoenas for documents related to high-profile clients.

Failed Tech Startups Fuel Insolvency Firms

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 24, 2015

In Silicon Valley, where "fail fast, fail often" is a mantra, bankruptcy lawyers stay busy, boom or bust.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Mozilla GC Tackles Privacy and the Internet of Things

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 20, 2015

To craft effective policies, Denelle Dixon-Thayer says lawyers should think like customers.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 20, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

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

SEC Ramps Up Regulation of Pre-IPO Securities Market

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The murky marketplace for private startup stock has the attention of agency lawyers.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

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

Sidley Hires Corporate Partner in Valley

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 07, 2015

Martin Wellington, who advises technology companies, had been with Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Medical-Device Maker Wins $20 Million in Fight With Founder

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

Eitan Konstantino breached his fiduciary duty by developing a rival product while still a board member of AngioScore, ruled U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Alleged Kirkland Conflict Gives Sullivan & Cromwell the Edge

David Bario : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

In the Teva-Mylan takeover fight, a magistrate judge advises that Kirkland's previous work for Mylan should bar it from advising Teva.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 29, 2015

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

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

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

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Software Company Hit With Privacy Suits Over 'Supercookies'

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 22, 2015

L.A. plaintiffs lawyer Brian Kabateck is the latest to sue Turn Inc. in the wake of allegations that it tracked the web activity of Verizon Wireless subscribers.

Law Firm Investments Pay Off in $2.1 Billion Kythera Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Partner earnings are still making their way into client coffers through law firm investment funds—and firms are reaping both returns and deal work from their investment targets.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Jenner Moves to Block Google Subpoenas | Sony Can't Shake Breach Suit

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : June 17, 2015

Jenner & Block fires back at Google's demand for documents. Sony loses round in a suit over last year's data breach. Sen. Bob Menendez must stand trial in the Garden State, a judge rules. And Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit isn't happy with the clarity of an agency's briefing. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.