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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

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.

Aruba Networks Deflects Shareholder Suit Over Cisco Threat

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 02, 2015

A federal judge dismissed the suit Monday, writing "it was no secret" that Cisco and Aruba were competitors.

Wilmer Taps New Valley Office Chief

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 02, 2015

Litigator Mark Flanagan joined the firm in 2006.

Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : February 02, 2015

Big Law leaders need to go to more major league baseball games.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 29, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Grocers Will Sell 168 Stores to Win Merger Approval

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2015

Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway will sell 168 stores in eight states to win approval of their $9.2 billion merger from the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said Tuesday.

Sidley Austin Poaches Wilson Sonsini's Beijing Head

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2015

Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.

Box IPO Seen as a Hopeful Harbinger

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

The company's year-delayed opening, handled by Wilson Sonsini, is the first Valley offering in 2015.

Wal-Mart, Biz Groups Look to Topple Gun Sales Proposal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2015

Backed by business groups, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher fired their opening shots this month in a federal appeal over shareholder efforts to challenge Wal-Mart's sales of guns and other "offensive" products.

Delaware Drug Patent Cases Test Jurisdiction After

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2015

After the Supreme Court's ruling in , lawyers for N.J.-based Mylan Pharma told a Delaware judge that the company didn't expect to be sued in the state ever again. Instead, the latest post- ruling tightens the state's claim to jurisdiction even further.

Niro Firm Looks to Revive RPX Corp. Antitrust Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

After making headway in a patent infringement lawsuit targeting Samsung and HTC, Cascades Computer Innovation, a descendent of the "original patent troll," is now looking to reboot its related antitrust case against "defensive patent aggregator" RPX.