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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 954
  • Gross Revenues: $867,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $910,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,695,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is a San Francisco-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has 954 attorneys and is the 28th largest firm in the United States.  With $867,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 30th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ranked as the 34th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, London, NY, OR, Paris, WA and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 30 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 30 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 28 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 12 6 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 9 3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 23 8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 42 55 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 48 -15 Summer programs

In the News

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Former SG Ruffled by 'Patent Troll' Tag

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 28, 2014

Paul Clement doesn't appreciate the T-word being lobbed at his client in a high stakes patent case.

Former SG Ruffled by Troll Tag

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 28, 2014

Paul Clement doesn't appreciate the T-word being lobbed at his client in a high-stakes patent case.

How to Succeed at Succession

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

No matter how your firm selects new leadership, you can increase the odds of success with these guidelines, experts say.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 25, 2014

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

Banks Lose Last-Ditch Bid to Block NCUA Claims as Time-Barred

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 20, 2014

The Tenth Circuit ruled once again that the National Credit Union Administration didn't wait too long to sue big banks that sold billions of dollars in ill-fated mortgage-backed securities to federally chartered credit unions.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Rising Stars 2014: Noah Graubart | 35

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When Noah Graubart started working as a patent attorney at Fish & Richardson, he had to explain to friends what exactly he did. Today, even his grandmother understands patent trolls.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

IGI Report Eyes Typical Projects and Expenses

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : August 11, 2014

The Information Governance Initiative releases its inaugural annual report.

Attorney Sanctioned for Deleting Email Evidence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Finding an attorney's destruction of email evidence was "planned, repeated and comprehensive," a Southern District judge has sanctioned the lawyer by awarding judgment to his adversary.

King & Spalding Adds IP Partner in Palo Alto

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 11, 2014

Thomas Gray joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Daring Designers, Such as Crocs, Defend Jury's Award to Apple

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 08, 2014

A bevy of companies known for distinctive product designs are opposing Samsung's claim that it was penalized too harshly for infringing design patents for the iPhone and iPad.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Move to New Home One of Many Changes at Kaye Scholer

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2014

Kaye Scholer, a nearly 100-year-old firm that has experienced major shifts in personnel, finance and leadership in the last three years, is preparing for another jolt to its system­—a move from its home since 1959 to modern digs on the West Side.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : August 04, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Beyond Patents: 3D Printing and IP," "Patent Act Fee Shifting Decisions Focus on Discretion, Deference," "Patent Indefiniteness After 'Nautilus'" and "Using General Liability Insurance Policies to Cover IP Claims."

Emerging Technology Shapes Future of Law

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : August 04, 2014

From IBM research facilities in New York to tiny startups in Silicon Valley, technology companies have set their sights on upending the legal services industry.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 01, 2014

Five firms announce new additions, including Jason Halper joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-head of its financial institution litigation practice.

Microsoft Loses Bid to Quash U.S. Warrant for Server Data

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 01, 2014

Calling it "a question of control, not a question of location," a federal judge has turned down Microsoft's attempt to quash a warrant for the search of a user's email account information held at a company-owned server in Ireland.

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

Though lawyers say the claims may be hard to win, a $1.5 billion patent judgment against Marvell is too tempting for plaintiffs lawyers to pass up.

Microsoft Loses Bid to Quash U.S. Warrant

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 01, 2014

Calling it "a question of control, not a question of location," a federal judge has turned down Microsoft's attempt to quash a warrant for the search of a user's email account information held at a company-owned server in Ireland.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

Patent judgments don't usually spawn shareholder derivative litigation. But a $1.5 billion award against Marvell Technology is so juicy, plaintiffs securities lawyers can't stay away.

How To Govern Information in Law Firms

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : July 29, 2014

Iron Mountain publishes how-to guides to govern information in law firms.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.