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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, N/A, 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

Wilson Sonsini Tech Employee Charged With Insider Trading

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 17, 2014

A technology employee for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been charged by the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office for a scheme that allowed him to net more than $300,000 trading on information about potential mergers and acquisitions on which the law firm was advising.

Wilson Sonsini IT Employee Charged With Insider Trading

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 16, 2014

The charges against longtime IT employee Dimitry Braverman come two years after a former Wilson Sonsini associate received a record 12-year jail sentence for insider trading.

Wilson IT Employee Charged With Insider Trading

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 16, 2014

Tech worker allegedly made $300,000 from trades in companies whose M&A deals were being handled by the firm.

Yelp Settles FTC Charges Over Child Privacy Violations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 16, 2014

The company said Tuesday it has rectified the problem with its mobile app and would pay the government $450,000.

Google Turns To Wilson Sonsini in Trade Secret Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 10, 2014

London-based VSL Communications says a trail of Post-it notes proves Google ripped off its technology.

Wilson Sonsini Hires in Beijing

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 10, 2014

Former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer counsel Ethan Jin specializes in Hong Kong capital markets deals.

Arista Taps Latham's Lumish in Feud With Founder

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

A team led by Latham & Watkins partner Douglas Lumish is replacing Wilson Sonsini in a nasty dispute between former business allies.

Arista Taps Latham's Lumish in Feud With Founder

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 09, 2014

A team led by Latham & Watkins partner Douglas Lumish is replacing Wilson Sonsini in a nasty dispute between former business allies.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

EC Antitrust Chief May Seek New Concessions from Google

Jan Wolfe : Global Lawyer News : September 08, 2014

As opposition to Google's settlement with the European Commission rises, Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia says he will revisit the agreement struck in February.

Impact GC: Diane Honda, Barracuda Networks

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Paul Shinn, Gigamon

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Alexa King, FireEye

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Corporate Practices of the Year Finalist: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Impact GC: Aparna Bawa, Nimble Storage

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Corporate Practices of the Year, Capital Markets: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Twilio Hires First General Counsel

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 04, 2014

Karyn Smith had previously been a deputy GC at Zynga.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

McDermott Will & Emery has added Alysse McLoughlin as a partner, rejoining the firm from Barclays; P.J. Forcino has joined Meyer Suozzi as executive director; and Wilson Sonsini has added Benjamin Hoch; among other moves.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Law Firm With a View

Susan Hansen : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Summit partners' leap from Big Law paid off. But they weren't always so sure it would.

BAR-ometer: No Joy at Wilson

: The Recorder : August 29, 2014

Associate Morale Is High, But So Is Angst

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The results of the 2014 Associates Survey expose high anxiety over workplace demands and partnership prospects.

Chancery Court Applies to First-Filed Arbitration

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 27, 2014

In a case of first impression, the Delaware Court of Chancery applied the doctrine to dismiss a lawsuit filed by LG Electronics against a radio communications device manufacturer because the parties initiated arbitration before pursuing litigation in Delaware.

Twenty-Five Things Your Associates Want You to Know

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

The one thing that midlevels want to tell their managing partner.

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

2014 Associates Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Overhauling the Law Firm Model: Think Big, Act Small

Susan Hansen : Corporate Counsel : August 26, 2014

For Summit Law Group, the firm's decision to eschew the standard law firm management model has also been key to its staying power.

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.