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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosatiranked as the 68th 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 -44 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

Overhauling the Law Firm Model: Think Big, Act Small

Susan Hansen : Corporate Counsel : August 26, 2014

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Browning Marean: A Remembrance

Tom O'Connor : Law Technology News : August 25, 2014

Tom O'Connor recalls the delightful contradictions of the bicoastal lawyer and friend.

Markell Administration Sets Up Timeline to Replace Justice Berger

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : August 20, 2014

The Delaware General Assembly is set to hold a special session Oct. 8 to confirm a replacement for outgoing state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Berger, according to Andrew Lippstone, chief legal counsel for Gov. Jack Markell.

Gibson Dunn on Chinese Consortium's Bid for OmniVision

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 19, 2014

Beijing-based Hua Capital Management and Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment are looking to take the Santa Clara-based company private for $1.7 billion.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 19, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 19, 2014

*Allen & Gledhill, Clifford Chance on OCBC's $2.7 billion rights issue in Singapore*HSF advises KKR/Abacus joint venture on stake purchase in Melbourne's World Trade Center*Gibson Dunn leads Chinese consortium's $1.7 billion take-private offer for U.S. chipmaker OmniVision

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.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : August 13, 2014

Empire Outlets, New York City's first retail outlet complex that is being constructed in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, has signed a lease with Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. to open a Nordstrom Rack. Also, international advertising company Rocket Fuel Inc. has relocated its New York City office a short distance to 100 W. 33rd St.

Wilson Helps Otonomy With IPO

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2014

Its San Diego and Palo Alto lawyers advised the drug developer, which focuses on treatments for ear disorders and diseases.

Prison for Trading on Insider Knowledge of Marvel Deal

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 08, 2014

A San Francisco man was sentenced on Thursday to three months in federal prison for buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. stock just before its $4.64 billion sale to The Walt Disney Co. based on what prosecutors alleged were insider tips from his girlfriend.

Fenwick Reps Rocket Fuel in $230 Million Buy of X Plus One

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 06, 2014

Once a Critic, New Law Dean Now a Champion of Cornell

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2014

Eduardo Peñalver's first stint in administration at Cornell University lasted less than a week, when as an undergrad, he led more than 100 students in a four-day takeover of the administrative office building, demanding a meeting to discuss support for Hispanic students. Today, he rallies for Cornell as the new dean of its law school.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

Bargain retailer Dollar Tree Inc. is buying rival Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $8.5 billion in cash and stock in a bid to create one of the largest discount retailers in North America. Also, online property website Zillow will acquire rival Trulia for $3.5 billion.

Square Taps Wilson to Fend Off Infringement Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 29, 2014

Payment company filed a declaratory judgment action Monday against a Cayman Islands-based company on a litigation spree.

Zillow To Acquire Trulia For $3.5 Billion In Stock

: Bloomberg : July 28, 2014

Zillow has agreed to purchase rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion stock deal that makes the combined entity the largest online real estate advertising company.

Four Am Law 100 Firms Help Zillow Snap Up Trulia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2014

Shearman & Sterling, having already scored a big victory Monday in a major international arbitration case, has teamed up with Perkins Coie to advise online property website Zillow on its $3.5 billion buy of rival Trulia, which is receiving outside counsel from Goodwin Procter and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Wilson Assists Pfenex With IPO

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 28, 2014

Palo Alto-based partner Jeffrey Saper and San Diego-based partner Dan Koeppen led the Wilson Sonsini team, while Lathan & Watkins advised underwriters.

Pro Se Suits No Picnic for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 25, 2014

It's no secret that certain plaintiffs lawyers make litigators sweat. But even more troubling can be seeing two anxiety-producing words: pro se.

LinkedIn's Departing GC Tapped Wilson for Pair of Recent Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2014

Her replacement, Michael Callahan, favored Latham and Skadden for corporate work when he was at Yahoo.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Donato Touches Patent Hot Spot in Sex-Toy Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 18, 2014

U.S. District Judge James Donato stayed litigation between two manufacturers of personal massagers pending inter partes review.

Associate Training Goes From Ad Hoc to All-in

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : July 18, 2014

Paul Hastings puts associates through a 15-month curriculum to build practical skills and professionalism.

Asia Deal Digest: July 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 17, 2014

*Linklaters advises on Hony Capital's $1.54 billion PizzaExpress acquisition*Skadden acts for Chinese e-commerce company Cogobuy on its $198 million Hong Kong IPO*WongPartnership represents Lend Lease on a new $729 million loan from DBS and OCBC

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Chancery Court Dismisses $110 Mil. Merger Lawsuit

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 09, 2014

In a rare move, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit objecting to a $110 million merger between two rival semiconductor manufacturers.

Catheter Patent Suit Balloons in Scope

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 07, 2014

After a ruling from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, medical device maker TriReme brings in new lawyers to fight claims its CEO breached a fiduciary duty to a rival.

Biotech, Vitamin Deals a Boon to Wilson Sonsini

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2014

Swiss drug giant Roche Holdings has agreed to pay up to $1.7 billion to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a San Diego-based maker of breast cancer treatments being advised by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which is also counseling online vitamin seller Vitacost.com on its $280 million sale to supermarket chain The Kroger Co.

The Churn: Fitzpatrick Cella Leader Leaves, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2014

Mayer Brown has hired Colleen Tracy, former managing partner of New York-based Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where she took the IP firm's leadership reins in 2009. The Am Law Daily looks at Tracy's move and other new arrivals throughout The Am Law 200.

Supreme Court Won't Hear Google Street View Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 30, 2014

Cert denial clears the path for plaintiffs lawyers seeking huge damages under the Wiretap Act.

Shire Scores in Patent Fight Over ADHD Drug

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : June 25, 2014

Drugmaker Shire plc announced a big win Wednesday in a patent fight that's pitted the company's lawyers at IP boutique Frommer Lawrence & Haug against a phalanx of larger firms.