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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 698
  • Gross Revenues: $735,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,055,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,215,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

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 2014 Global 100 survey, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosatiranked as the 62nd 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 45 8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 45 8 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

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Technology Work Boosts Results for California Firms

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Native Silicon Valley firms benefited the most, but others saw gains as well.

Am Law 100 Market Reports: Location, Location, Location

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

How well firms did often depended on where they chose to compete. An on-the-ground look at conditions in New York, Pennsylvania, Chicago, California and London.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

SEC Goes After Tech Exec for Accounting Fraud

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 19, 2016

The agency would bar Erik Bardman, the former CFO of eBay Marketplaces, Roku and Logitech, from serving as an officer or director of another publicly traded company.

Wilson Sonsini Backs Polycom in $1.8B Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The sale to Canada-based Mitel will lower its taxes, though executives said it wasn't an inversion.

In-House Impact Winner: Marc Taxay, Arista Networks

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

Hired to help take the company public, Arista's GC found himself fighting a quirky contract dispute.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 14, 2016

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

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 07, 2016

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

Recorder Names 2016 Corporate Department and In-House Impact Winners

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

This year's list designates the top firms for corporate work, recognizes individual attorneys sought out for their trusted counsel, and features the in-house lawyers driving the year's biggest deals.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 31, 2016

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

'Established' Delaware Firms Hold Steady Amid Out-of-State Interest

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : March 29, 2016

Wilmington firms are seeing little fluctuation in size and work, even as some out-of-town firms have stepped up their presence there, with an eye toward the Court of Chancery and an increasing focus on intellectual property.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Man Enters Guilty Plea in Vedder Price Scam

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2016

A Chicago man pleaded guilty to a long-running office supply scam that bilked Vedder Price out of roughly $7 million.

Valley Lawyers Mostly Watching as Campaign Comes to California

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : March 25, 2016

Julie Samuels, of Engine, which advocates for startups, says the candidates are mostly avoiding tech's issues. Clinton has her fans, but lots of lawyers are sitting on the sidelines.

LeGrow Praised for Work on Chancery Court

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 23, 2016

Long-time Master in Chancery Abigail M. LeGrow on March 18 publicly took the oath of office to serve on the Delaware Superior Court, as she transitions from her fact-finding role on the court of equity to her first judgeship on the statewide trial court.

LeGrow Joins Superior Court

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : March 21, 2016

Former Master in Chancery Abigail M. LeGrow on March 18 publicly took the oath of office to serve as a judge on the Delaware Superior Court, as those close to her touted her experience, talent and work ethic as a corporate litigator and officer on the Court of Chancery.

Katten Litigation Co-Leader Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 21, 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce adds a high-profile partner from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight trade hires; Winston & Strawn's arbitration co-chair departs; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

Judge Rejects DOJ Opposition to Naming Colombians as Victims in U.S. Drug Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 15, 2016

The federal Crime Victims' Rights Act can apply to family members of a slain Colombian man who claim they were victims of a drug conspiracy being prosecuted in a U.S. court, a federal district judge in Washington ruled on Monday.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mia Chiu

June Bell : : March 14, 2016

Founded in 1998, Ebates is able to channel cash to its users by sharing commissions it receives from retailers for directing traffic to them. "People often think it's too good to be true," Mia Chiu said.

Chandler Steps Down as Chairman Of Judicial Nominating Commission

Tom McParland : Delaware Law Weekly : March 09, 2016

After two years as chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission, former Chancellor William B. Chandler III has stepped down, and Gregory B. Williams, a seven-year commission member, has assumed the top spot on the 11-member body tasked with vetting applicants for judgeships.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tech Firms Lead Way in Golden State

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 04, 2016

Wilson, Fenwick and Joe Conroy's Cooley see revenues and profits surge, while other California-focused firms delivered modest to healthy gains in 2015.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 03, 2016

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