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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

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Sonsini Employee Pleads to Insider Trading

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2014

A former technology employee for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati who was charged with using the firm's client information to acquire stock and options pleaded guilty Thursday to insider trading.

Growing Strong

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Palo Alto Networks made its first-ever acquisitions in the past year, beefing up its network and endpoint security offerings.

Chasing Tech Work, Canada's Law Firms Embrace Innovation

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 17, 2014

A small, enthusiastic community of lawyers is providing legal advice—and more—to a new generation of Canadian startups.

Morning Wrap: Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas Pick Bones on Marriage, Free Speech, Magna Carta

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 14, 2014

Justices speak to conservatives and President Obama plans for immigration policy changes: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Wilson Sonsini IT Staffer Enters Guilty Plea in Insider-Trading Case

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Dimitry Braverman made more than $300,000 by trading stock based on information he learned about firm clients, prosecutors alleged.

Sidley, Goodwin Snag Patent Litigation Partners

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Steven Baik is joining Sidley's Valley office while Shane Brun moves to Goodwin's S.F. office.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAR-ometer: Khanna Comes Up Short

: The Recorder : November 07, 2014

Airbnb Taps Munger to Fend Off S.F. Tenants' Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 06, 2014

The company is taking strikes from plaintiffs lawyers, competitors and regulators.

How Tech Industry, Judges and Lawyers Did on Election Day

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 05, 2014

A look at the winners and losers around the state.

Morgan Lewis Makes a French Connection

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

Firm's lawyers play host to tech entrepreneurs.

Symantec Fights Subpoena in Target Data Breach Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 31, 2014

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini say discovery demands aimed at the security company are burdensome and "misguided."

Tech Moguls Send a Message

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 31, 2014

Cash spent against Campos, other causes may serve as a warning to would-be regulators.

D.C. Judge Punts YouTube Video Suit to California

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 30, 2014

A federal trial judge in Washington hit the stop button on a suit over the removal of the YouTube video "LuvYa LuvYa LuvYa," sending the case against Google to a California judge to decide.

Ex-Mayer Brown CIO Gets 27 Months in Prison

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

David Tresch, Mayer Brown's former chief information officer who in April 2013 admitted to running an eight-year scheme to defraud the firm, was sentenced to 27 months in prison and also ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 27, 2014

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


: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

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

With New Tools, Leadership, SEC Touts Toughness

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 24, 2014

When it comes to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, executives in Silicon Valley are on heightened alert.

Wilson Sonsini Opens Office in Downtown Wilmington

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : October 22, 2014

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has expanded its Delaware presence with the opening of a second office in downtown Wilmington.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Wilson Adds Former Privacy Regulator in D.C.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 20, 2014

The firm's growing privacy practice has more than 40 lawyers.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Marin Software Takes GC From Diamond Foods

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

Stephen Kim, who'd been a tech lawyer earlier in his career, makes move after almost a decade with nut packaging company.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 16, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Covington Gets Qualcomm Call, Loses Two Litigators

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

Wireless technology company Qualcomm tapped Covington & Burling to advise on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of CSR, a British chipmaker known for its Bluetooth technology. At the same time, the firm saw two top litigators handling Deepwater Horizon-related oil spill work for BP depart its Beltway base for Kirkland & Ellis.

IN BRIEF: 'Mafia Cops' Claims Advance

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

Nearly three decades after two New York City police officers ­carried out murders for organized crime, families of "Mafia Cops" victims can proceed with claims against the city. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Do Foreign Firms Need a Hong Kong Law Practice?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 13, 2014

The city's once-booming capital markets had prompted a big push into local law, but the slowdown that followed has forced at least one firm—Milbank—to reconsider. Still, others see value in the practice, though for different reasons. Here's why.

Cooley, Baker, Wilson Advise NetScout on $2.6 Billion Danaher Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

For tax reasons, deal was structured as a Reverse Morris Trust—a rarity in tech circles.