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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

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.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

WideOrbit Expands Solar System With New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 10, 2015

The advertising software company hires a Silicon Valley vet to guide its legal trajectory.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Am Law Firms Advise on $70 Billion Royal Dutch Shell Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Oil and gas tops off this week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc. Magic Circle and Am Law firms landed roles on the mega deal, with Slaughter and May, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising Shell, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer working on behalf of BG Group.

Senator Seeks to Legislate Courts' Geographical Diversity

Gina Passarella : Delaware Law Weekly : April 08, 2015

A Delaware state senator is looking to codify through a constitutional amendment a long-standing agreement in the state that the Supreme and Chancery courts have at least one member from each of Delaware's three counties.

Wilson Team Gets Call on $4.3B Sale of Informatica

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 07, 2015

Private equity, pension funds ink deal to take cloud-computing company private.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 02, 2015

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

Copyright and Trademark Lawyers Can Now Play 'Moneyball' on Lex Machina

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : April 02, 2015

Lex Machina's Legal Analytics software as a service analyzes copyright and trademark cases as well as patent and antitrust cases.

Five Tips for Going In-House at a Startup

Eva Hibnick : The Recorder : April 01, 2015

Jobs at early-stage companies are highly competitive, so startup founder Eva Hibnick offers ways to make yourself a stand-out candidate.

SEC Accuses Former Polycom CEO of Hiding Lavish Perks

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 31, 2015

Andrew Miller expensed personal trips to Bali and South Africa, as well as expensive dinners, spa treatments and a plant-watering service, the agency alleges.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

2015 Dealmakers of the Year

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Our Dealmakers of the Year package is no rote examination of the 2014's biggest transactions. Instead, we spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work. Here we present 20 transactions—some big, some small—where effective lawyering truly made the difference.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 30, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Hanson Bridgett Adds E-Discovery Adviser From Wilson Sonsini

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

William Kellermann says Hanson's client base of small and midsized companies need more help with document processes.

New Mini-IPO Will Have Few Takers in the Valley

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

The SEC pushed out final rules for Regulation A+ offerings, but lawyers say there are easier and better ways for small companies to raise capital.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

MoFo, Wilson Sonsini on Chinese Investors' $640M Take-Private Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.

Cell-Tower Data Now Harder for Feds to Get

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 13, 2015

In seeing a need for a warrant, Judge Susan Illston has joined a national scrum over citizens' privacy interest in their digital footprints.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 12, 2015

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. will buy Pharmacyclics, which specializes in cancer treatment, for $21 billion.

Wilson Reps Blue Coat in $2.4B Sale to Bain Capital

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 10, 2015

Deal paves way for data-security company that went private in 2012 to go public again.