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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, California-based law firm. In 2011, the firm ranked 58th on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms, with $493,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. The firm ranked 66th on the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide. In terms of size, the firm placed 67th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings with 588 attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. The firm's practice areas include antitrust, corporate, finance, intellectual property, and tax law. In addition to its Palo Alto headquarters, Wilson Sonsini has a satellite office in San Francisco and offices in Austin, Texas, Seattle, Washington, New York, Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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.

Weekend Reading: Hogan Lovells on North Korea's 'Genocide'

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

An Am Law Daily compendium of compelling tales, such as the case for African-American reparations, Drinker Biddle's Native American pro bono work that cost it pro football business and Hogan Lovells' report on the tragedy taking place in North Korea that the world has forgotten.

Justice's Departure From Court Starts Clock on Judicial Reshuffling

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 18, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell is not expected to immediately initiate a search for a candidate to replace outgoing Delaware Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Berger, according to the governor's chief legal counsel. Berger's departure is less than three months away, but attorneys within the state are already discussing who will be tapped to 
replace her.

Patent Judgments Trend Up, But Still No Bonanza

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

The data shows that median damage awards are less than the cost of going to trial, Stanford's Mark Lemley said of a new Lex Machina study.

Patent Judgments Up, But Still No Bonanza

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

Roughly $15 billion in patent damages have been awarded in U.S. courts over the last 14 years, with the median compensatory award around $400,000, according to data from analytics firm Lex Machina.

Skadden, Wilson Advise as SanDisk Scoops Up Fusion-io

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

After Shake Ups, Securities Bar Is a Different Landscape

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

The fall of Milberg Weiss and two decades of case law interpreting the PSLRA have changed the way securities suits are fought.

After Shake-ups, Securities Bar Is a Different Landscape

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

The fall of Milberg Weiss and two decades of case law interpreting the PSLRA have changed the way securities suits are fought.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 09, 2014

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

Arista Networks Taps Wilson for IPO

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

The firm is also defending Arista in litigation with company cofounder David Cheriton.

The Diversity Crisis: Time to Call It Racism?

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2014

Until law firms start acting as if they believe blacks can make it in Big Law, diversity efforts won't succeed.

Wasserstein & Co. Buys Back ALM Media

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Nearly seven years after selling ALM Media Properties to private equity-owned British publisher Incisive Media for $630 million, the investment arm of late attorney and financier Bruce Wasserstein is leading a group that has agreed to acquire the legal publishing giant.

Wasserstein & Co. Buys Back ALM Media

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Nearly seven years after selling ALM Media Properties to private equity-owned British publisher Incisive Media for $630 million, the investment arm of late attorney and financier Bruce Wasserstein is leading a group that has agreed to acquire the legal publishing giant.

The Churn: Akin Gump, Buchanan Ingersoll Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Akin Gump adds more Patton Boggs refugees, Buchanan Ingersoll becomes the latest firm to head for the Rockies and more lateral hires from across the Am Law 200.

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

NetApp: Following the Playbook to a "T"

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Change outside firm relationship? Check. Thwart patent trolls? Check. Be a change agent? Definitely.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings has named Craig Gangi as executive vice president and general counsel and Proskauer Rose partner Robert Kafin has been elected as chair of the Times Square Alliance, among other announcements.

Munger, Skadden Help Drop Beats in Apple's Lap

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Beats Electronics, the Santa Monica-based headphone maker started by hip hop mogul Dr. Dre and recording industry titan Jimmy Iovine in 2006, has turned to teams of lawyers from Munger Tolles, Skadden and British firm Osborne Clarke on its proposed $3 billion sale to Apple, which is being advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

The Careerist: Is It Time To Call It Racism?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 29, 2014

Is racism one reason African Americans aren't making it in law firms?

Appeals Court OKs CalPERS Suit Against Rating Agencies

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Defense lawyers at Wilson Sonsini and Perkins Coie had argued the suit should be thrown out under California's anti-SLAPP statute.

Appeals Court OKs CalPERS Suit Against Rating Agencies

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Defense lawyers for Moody's and S&P had argued the suit should be thrown out under California's anti-SLAPP statute.

Raj Abhyanker's Call for a Lawyers-Only VC Fund

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 22, 2014

A Q&A with the Trademarkia founder.

5 Approaches to Corporate Purchase of Renewable Energy

Peter D. Mostow : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

U.S. companies are placing greater value on renewable energy and energy generally, and are moving toward more sophisticated approaches and more complex transactions.

GoPro Taps Fenwick for IPO

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

Wilson Sonsini is advising underwriters JPMorgan, Citigroup and Barclays.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 19, 2014

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

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

The Churn: Patton, Squire Make Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs add lawyers as their merger talks move toward a resolution, Troutman opens in Charlotte and bankruptcy boutiques get busy.

Kaye Scholer's Valley Office Adds Corporate Partner

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Robert Claassen had been chairman of Paul Hastings' corporate practice in Silicon Valley.

The Churn: Ballard Spahr Bulks Up in Delaware, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Ballard Spahr snags a leading litigator from the First State, Reed Smith hires Fried Frank's energy head and other lateral moves from around The Am Law 200.

Sidley Hires Life Sciences Partner in Palo Alto

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Sam Zucker joins from O'Melveny & Myers.

Hogan Lovells Picks Up Pair of Corporate Partners

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Nathaniel Gallon joins from Wilson Sonsini, Veronica McGregor from Perkins Coie.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Getting In With the Emerging Crowd

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Lawyers such as Wilmer's Glenn Luinenburg, seen here with SRI's Richard Mahoney, look to incubators, trade groups and plain old networking in hopes of representing the next tech sensation.

No-Poach Pacts Now Basis for Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Cotchett's Nancy Fineman and other plaintiff lawyers say actions taken by executives at Google and other Valley companies hurt their shareholders.

No-Poach Pacts Now Basis for Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Cotchett's Nancy Fineman and other plaintiffs lawyers say actions taken by executives at Google and other Silicon Valley companies hurt their shareholders.

Dechert Hires IP Litigator From McDermott's Valley Office

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

S. Michael Song, who in an earlier career designed and built microchips, says he expects to expand Dechert's IP practice.

Asia Deal Digest: May 8, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2014

* Simpson Thacher taking China's Alibaba public in the U.S.* Morrison & Foerster helping Chinese train maker test Hong Kong IPO waters* King & Wood Mallesons and Minter Ellison on $1.6 billion Newcastle port lease

Legal Pad: Who's Speaking at This Year's Commencements

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Pillsbury Snags Corporate Partner From DLA Piper

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

Armando Castro is joining the firm's Palo Alto office, where he'll focus on emerging companies in the networking and communications space.

Recorder Names Corporate Practices of the Year

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

TeleSign Taps Gibson for B Round Funding

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

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

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Wilson's Bazaar ... Poaching's price ... Share fare

Weary and Wealthy, GCs See IPO as Time to Retire

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

LinkedIn's Erika Rottenberg's departure follows those at Twitter, Zynga and Facebook.

Bazaarvoice Strikes Deal to End DOJ Antitrust Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

The online ratings company will divest all assets from its 2012 acquisition of rival PowerReviews and sell them to a competitor.

Amid IPO Wave, Firms Ride Rising Fee Tide

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

The Am Law Daily looks at Am Law 100 firms reaping fees for new listings, which have soared in recent years.

Judge Tosses $124 Million Fraud Suit Over Twitter IPO

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

Simpson Thacher partners Bruce Angiolillo and Jonathan Youngwood made quick work of the case, which was filed by two investment firms claiming that Twitter duped them into propping up the company's pre-IPO valuation.

Valley Firms Flex Brands at the Beach

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Cooley's Santa Monica office is up to 25 lawyers, while Fenwick and Wilson say the long-distance thing is working fine for now.

Sidley Renews Pitch for China in Vitamin Makers' Appeal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

With two Chinese companies facing a $157 million price-fixing verdict, the Chinese government is reasserting its position that the litigation should never have gotten off the ground because the defendants were acting at its behest.

Trio of GOP Hopefuls Identified for Superior Court Opening

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 16, 2014

Two private attorneys and a state public defender are said to be among the likely applicants for Judge Charles H. Toliver IV's vacant seat on the Delaware Superior Court, according to sources familiar with the process. However, with the application process ending Friday, it is still possible that a dark-horse candidate could emerge.

With IPO Underway, Arista Fires Back at Founder's Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini argue Silicon Valley billionaire David Cheriton fabricated claims to interfere with Arista's IPO.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Arista Fires Back at Founder's Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini argue Silicon Valley billionaire David Cheriton fabricated claims to interfere with Arista's IPO.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 14, 2014

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

Alibaba Asks Firms to Pick Sides

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2014

The Chinese e-commerce giant, which is expected to have the world's largest IPO since Facebook Inc. later this year, has let it be known that it won't be hiring any firm for transactional work that also advises its major competitors. Though such demands are not uncommon outside of Asia, not least in the U.S. tech sector, lawyers say firms face a more complicated choice in the super-competitive but still-developing China market.

The Churn: Another Weil Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A Delaware-based litigation partner leaves Weil for DLA Piper; Mintz Levin lands three IP attorneys in Boston; and, a Utah U.S. attorney returns to Sidley Austin.

Pillsbury's $20 Million Man

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Jorge del Calvo powers the firm's Valley corporate practice.

Dealmakers of the Year: Jason Kyrwood and Alan Denenberg, Davis Polk

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 09, 2014

Davis Polk lawyers played key roles in both the biggest transaction of the year and the most publicized one.

Shareholder Claims to Proceed in $171 Mil. Occam Merger

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

Shareholders of a broadband service provider can proceed with their lawsuit over the company's $171 million merger with a rival, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled. Although the defendants had asked the court to issue a summary judgment that they did not breach their fiduciary duties, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster held that some of the defendants' decisions may have fallen outside the range of reasonableness.

Goodwin Takes Another Corporate Partner From Wilson Sonsini

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

Rezwan Pavri had worked on Twitter IPO.

Billionaire Entrepreneur Sues Own Company

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

Arista Networks Inc., which filed for an IPO last month, is fending off allegations from Stanford professor David Cheriton that the company he cofounded ripped off his software.

EDD School House: Corporate Risks of Social Media

Gerline Fleury Johnson : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

Compelling, daylong Practicing Law Institute course hit the mark, but danced around e-discovery issues.

April 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Wilson Team Helps Lithium Gain Klout

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

Judge Boots Google Lawyer Off Ballot

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 26, 2014

One of two late entrants in race for Valley's congressional seat didn't have enough valid signatures.

Patent Judge Pitches Wish List to Valley Crowd

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 24, 2014

Speaking last week at Stanford, Federal Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk urged lawyers to advance more creative positions in his court. Meanwhile, advocates for NPEs faced off against their biggest foes in discussions on patent reform.

Tableau Taps Cooley for $357 Million Follow-On Offering

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

It's the latest company to make a quick return trip to the capital markets after a hot IPO.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In the latest insider trading probe to touch an Am Law 100 firm, the Securities and Exchange Commission and federal prosecutors in New Jersey have charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme that involves some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Government's Insider Trading Net Snags Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

The SEC and federal prosecutors in New Jersey charged Steven Metro, a managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, along with a Morgan Stanley stockbroker, with taking part in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving some of Simpson Thacher's star private equity clients.

Shartsis Friese Launches Patent Prosecution Practice

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Pair of Greenberg Traurig lawyers bring in-house and tech-sector experience.

Cheers to Antitrust Work in Contested Glass Company Merger

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

With less than a month before trial, two glass makers and the Federal Trade Commission are on the verge of settling the agency's suit challenging the companies' pending $1.7 billion merger—a transaction that's involved dozens of antitrust lawyers from more than 20 firms.

Google, Viacom End Long-Running Copyright Feud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Rather than continue to duke it out in the latest appeal, Viacom and Google's YouTube inked an out-of-court settlement in their precedent-setting copyright fight over video uploads.

China's Light Touch on Insider Trading

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

In what's believed to be its first enforcement action against a lawyer for insider trading, the China Securities Regulatory Commission fined Jun He Law Offices partner Mi Xingping just $5,000. A number of lawyers in the country say insider trading is not usually viewed as a serious offense in China, with offenders more often hailed as clever than reviled as criminal.

In Race to Rep Valley, a Few New Faces. Plus: Lawyers vs. Doctors.

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Privacy Suit Advances Against Google

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White is allowing plaintiffs to move forward with claims the company used apps installed on Android phones to harvest user data.

Cooley Hires Partner Away From Venture Fund

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

A New Perch for Deal Lawyers

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

In big private M&A deals like the Nest sale, investors are bringing their own counsel to the deal table.

Flipboard Turns to Wilson Sonsini for Zite Buy

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

Deadline Today for Applicants Interested in Open Chancellor Seat

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 05, 2014

Candidates interested in the Delaware Court of Chancery's vacant chancellor seat must have their applications submitted to the Judicial Nominating Commission by noon today.

Wilson Sonsini Battles DOJ Over Remedy in Bazaarvoice Antitrust Case

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The software company is willing to sell off the rival it bought last year but shouldn't have to part with its technology or customers, argues lead lawyer Boris Feldman.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Suntory/Beam; Google/Nest Labs; Lenovo/IBM low-power server business/Motorola Mobility

Deadline Approaching for Chancellor Applicants

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 26, 2014

Delaware's Judicial Nominating Commission issued notice last week seeking applicants to succeed Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr., who is set to be sworn in as state Supreme Court chief justice later this week. The JNC's notice officially greenlighted a process that has generated much speculation since last year when Strine announced his intention to pursue the chief justice vacancy.

Several Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Chancery's Arbitration Program

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 26, 2014

A large batch of amicus briefs—from 23 law firms as well as business groups—have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Delaware Court of Chancery's confidential arbitration program.

NASDAQ, NYSE File Amicus Brief in Support of Arbitration

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 24, 2014

NASDAQ and the NYSE Euronext, the nation's two largest stock exchanges, filed an amicus brief today with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Delaware Court of Chancery's confidential arbitration program. The stock exchanges are the first companies to support the Chancery Court's program through amicus briefs.

From Father to Son, a Generational Shift in Judicial Demeanor

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Judge William Orrick III may have assumed his father's former seat on the Northern District bench, but he's breaking from family precedent.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Chandler to Lead Search for New Chancellor

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell has appointed former Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor William B. Chandler III to lead the Judicial Nominating Commission, an 11-member task force responsible for recommending candidates to fill judicial vacancies. Chandler's first order of business on the JNC will be to identify candidates for the Chancery Court chancellor opening created by current Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.'s promotion to Supreme Court chief justice.

Markell Names Former Chancellor Chandler to Lead JNC

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 19, 2014

Gov. Jack Markell has appointed former Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor William B. Chandler III to lead the Judicial Nominating Commission, an 11-member task force responsible for recommending candidates to fill judicial vacancies. Chandler's first order of business on the JNC will be to identify candidates for the Chancery Court chancellor opening created by current Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.'s promotion to Supreme Court chief justice.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

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

After Last Year's Lag, Wilson's Partner Profits Rebound

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

New offices opened in SOMA and in Beijing in 2012 are now "firing on all cylinders," said comanaging partner John "Jack" Sheridan.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

IP Dealmaker Exits Orrick for MoFo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

Wilson Poaches More Sidley Lawyers in L.A.

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Sampo IP Sues Facebook and Others Over Messaging Systems

Lisa Holton : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Sampo IP, a unit of Marathon Patent Group, filed suit Monday in Delaware accusing Facebook, Intuit, LinkedIn, Amazon, and eBay of stepping on three patents.

Wilson, Pillsbury Get Call on $246 Million Microchip Tech-Supertex Deal

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 10, 2014

Wilson Helps LinkedIn With $120 Million Bright Buy

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 07, 2014

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Fee-ding frenzy … Niro's near miss … The gifts of Google

Rubicon Project Taps Gibson Dunn for $100 Million IPO

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Growing Into a Longer Title; and Other Moves

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Glatfelter's new GC now has four distinct roles at the specialty paper company; and other new occupants of the general counsel's office.

Defense Bar Rallies to Shed Light on Government Surveillance

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

ACLU lawyer Linda Lye is working with Northern District defenders who suspect data mining tools were used to investigate their clients.

Asia Deal Digest: January 30, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2014

* Stephenson Harwood guides a Vietnamese budget airline in for a $9 billion jet order* Weil advises Lenovo and Cleary guides Google on their $2.9 billion smartphone deal* Cleary has its turn acting for Lenovo on its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's low-end server business

With Cleary on Board, Google Makes More Big Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

A week after representing Lenovo in connection with its acquisition of an IBM server unit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is advising Google on its $3 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to the world's largest computer maker. The firm has also grabbed a role in Google's largest-ever European deal, handling the company's $400 million purchase of an artificial intelligence start-up earlier this week.

Wilson, Latham Tapped for $208 Million Biotech Deal

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

Three Firms on Shanda Games $1.9 Billion Take-Private

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Latham & Watkins and Davis Polk & Wardwell have the lead role on the deal involving the developer of China's popular World of Legend online game.