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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  • Designation: Palo Alto
  • Head Count: 670
  • Gross Revenues: $646,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $965,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,910,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

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 $646,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 53rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 53 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 53 3 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

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Kirkland Blasts 'Preposterous' Mylan Conflicts Claims Ahead of Hearing

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 21, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis came out swinging this week against a lawsuit alleging that it ignored a conflict of interest by advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in an ongoing $42 billion bid for rival drugmaker Mylan N.V.

Pressure Drop at Paul Hastings: E-Discovery Expert Has Reggae Past

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

Thomas Barnett, an electronic discovery expert who joined Paul Hastings as special counsel last year, once led a very different life as a professional saxophone player. At the peak of his musical career, Barnett toured with reggae band Toots and the Maytals, before heading on to law school.

Lawyer Revs Up Feud With Ride-Share Industry

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 15, 2015

Christopher Dolan, an SF personal injury attorney, accelerated his campaign against Uber this past week with claims the company was founded on a stolen idea.

Contempt Vacated in Ralph Lauren Trademark Litigation

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 14, 2015

A contempt finding against the United States Polo Association for violating an injunction against the use of a mark similar to the trademark for Polo Ralph Lauren has been vacated by a federal appeals panel.

Suit Accuses Uber Founders of Stealing $40 Billion Idea

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 14, 2015

Christopher Dolan says his client brought Uber CEO Travis Kalanick the concept of using mobile technology to link drivers and passengers.

Polo Association Notches Win in Trademark 30 Years' War

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : May 13, 2015

The Second Circuit on Wednesday added some clarity but no more finality to a seemingly endless dispute between the owner of the Ralph Lauren POLO trademark and the U.S. Polo Association, the sport's governing body.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 07, 2015

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

Kirkland Looks to Gibson Dunn in Mylan Conflicts Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 05, 2015

The firm has tapped Kevin Rosen, the chair of Gibson Dunn's law firm defense group, to contest claims that it ignored a conflict of interest when it agreed to advise Teva in its hostile takeover bid for Mylan Inc.

Susan Creighton

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 30, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on $4 Billion Outsourcing Company Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.

Latham Scores for InterDigital in ITC Odyssey

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 28, 2015

For eight years InterDigital Inc. and a succession of top IP counsel have pursued an ITC case against Nokia and Microsoft—and after detours to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, the company has finally won a key ruling from an ITC judge.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Some California Firms Made Big Moves Up and Down the Am Law 100 List

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

Tech-focused Cooley pushed up the list, and past O'Melveny.

BAR-ometer: Breyer's Big Ol' Benchslap

: The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Plus, Agility IP Law folds and Big Law buddies reunited.

Dealmaker of the Week: Steven Browne of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 24, 2015

Steven Browne of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is named Dealmaker of the Week for his role advising Raytheon Co. in its $1.9 billion acquisition of cybersecurity company Websense. Browne was managing partner at Bingham McCutchen until the firm was absorbed into Morgan Lewis earlier this year.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

Arnold & Porter Rolls Up Valley IP Boutique

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

Eight lawyers from Menlo Park's Agility IP Law, including founder James Otteson, have jumped to Arnold & Porter.

China's Respect for IP: It's Getting Better

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : April 21, 2015

Remember the stacks of pirated DVDs, the copycat cars, the bogus phones? They still exist, but increasingly at the margins as China gets its intellectual property act together.

EDPA Judge Rules Product-Hopping Not Anti-competitive

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 21, 2015

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has lost its bid to deem an Australian producer of acne medication in violation of antitrust laws for alleged “product-hopping.”

Dealmaker of the Year: Michael Ringler of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

: The American Lawyer : April 17, 2015

Ringler counseled online real estate service Trulia in its $3.5 billion merger with rival Zillow.

Northern District Taps New Magistrate

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

Sallie Kim, a partner with GCA Law Partners, will sit in the San Francisco courthouse.

Philly Ruling Gives Actavis Ammunition in Namenda Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 17, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt quickly pounced on a ruling by a Philadelphia federal judge that echoed her arguments earlier this week in a closely watched Second Circuit appeal related to Actavis' Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

Cleary Gottlieb, Allen & Overy Get Google's Antitrust Call

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

The two firms are divvying up the task of advising Google on antitrust claims leveled at the technology giant this week by the European Union.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Clarifying the Limits of Patent Exhaustion

Matthew Sumida and Kira Kimhi : The Intellectual Property Strategist : April 14, 2015

The Federal Circuit recently clarified the limits of patent exhaustion as it applies to "authorized acquirers" and "complementary goods."

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.