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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 2013 Global 100 survey, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ranked as the 38th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NY, OR, 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

Marc Levinson of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Levinson managed the Stockton, California bankruptcy and the restructuring of hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term obligations. Levinson had reached new agreements in 2013 with the city's nine labor unions, as well as with monoline insurers who backed about $275 million in debt. The city has since exited Chapter 9.

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.

News and Gossip

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : March 30, 2015

Orrick's sad, funny ad; the anti-sodomite lawyer.

What it Took to Win for Kleiner Perkins

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 30, 2015

Orrick's Lynne Hermle discusses the verdict, why she welcomed jurors' questions and how it feels to get hate mail.

BAR-ometer: Kleiner Perkins Edition

: The Recorder : March 27, 2015

Plus, federal judge gives low marks to Perfect 10. And McDermott's IP group proves it's still breathing.

Ellen Pao Loses Gender Bias Suit Against Kleiner Perkins

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 27, 2015

After some unexpected chaos with the jury, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Lynne Hermle scoops up a total defense win.

Seven Most Memorable Moments of the Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 26, 2015

No. 7: When that juror yelled out: "What's going on?"

The Morning Wrap: Kleiner Trial Showdown

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : March 25, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web: closing arguments in the Kleiner Perkins gender discrimination case; Italy's high court weighs Amanda Knox's fate; are law firm arbitration client agreements enforceable?

Pao's Lawyer: Days When Men Decided What Women Can Do 'Are Over'

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

In final arguments before jurors began deliberations, Therese Lawless urged them to reject the performance- and personality-based explanations put forth by Kleiner Perkins.

Hermle Hammers 'Team Ellen' in Kleiner Closing

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 24, 2015

Ellen Pao's lawyers tell the jury that she was fired because of her gender. But attorneys for the venture-capital firm offer a different take.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ride-Sharing Companies Face Novel Liability Questions," "Avoiding Contract Disputes That Arise in Disaster Aftermath," "Commercial Arbitration: Expeditious Resolution, Or Wormhole of Unpredictability?" and "Advancement of Fees Is Alive and Well in the Commercial Division."

Five More Attorneys Defect to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2015

Winston & Strawn has confirmed its hire of Mats Carlston as co-chairman of its global finance practice, in addition to five more hires from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Carlston spoke with The Am Law Daily about his move, which follows a group of 11 corporate, finance and private equity partners jumping to Winston & Strawn from Pillsbury earlier this month.

Judge OKs Pao to Seek Punitive Damages

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 20, 2015

Judge Harold Kahn said a reasonable juror could find Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression.

Both Sides Landed Blows in Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 20, 2015

With closing arguments set for Tuesday, it's hard to guess who has the advantage.

Kleiner Touts Gender Record as Better Than Peers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 19, 2015

A Harvard Business School professor testified Thursday that the Silicon Valley V.C. firm is an industry leader in providing opportunities to women.

Witness: Playboy Talk on Kleiner Trip Was All Business

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 18, 2015

Orrick's Lynne Hermle called a witness Wednesday who remembers a key conversation quite differently than Ellen Pao.

Kleiner Partner Defends Racy Valentine's Day Gift

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 17, 2015

Venture capitalist Randy Komisar told jurors a poetry collection he gave to Ellen Pao containing erotic imagery was an innocent gesture.

Kleiner's Top Female VC Stands By Her Firm

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 16, 2015

As the defense launched its case Monday, Mary Meeker called Kleiner Perkins a great place to be a woman.

BAR-ometer: Hermle Does Some Damage

: The Recorder : March 13, 2015

Plus: Employment lawyers get a Lyft.

Jurors Signal Doubts About Pao's Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 13, 2015

Judging by the questions jurors asked, Kleiner Perkins' lawyer Lynne Hermle managed to make the gender-bias plaintiff look unprofessional and difficult.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Fried Frank's Rebound Continues

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

Having just completed his first year as chairman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, David Greenwald is happy with his firm's "realignment." Fried Frank, which in January announced plans to shutter its offices in Asia, saw gross revenue remain flat in 2014, although profits per partner and revenue per lawyer both hit the highest marks in the firm's history.

Pao After Money, Not Change, Kleiner Argues

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 12, 2015

Kleiner Perkins lawyer elicits testimony that Ellen Pao impeded an investigation into her claims and said eight figures would buy her silence.

Two SF Pillsbury Partners Among Group Moving to Winston

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 11, 2015

Jay Gould and Michael Wu are joining Winston & Strawn's financial services and investment practice, which Gould will help lead.

Winston Poaches 11-Partner Team From Pillsbury

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

Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.

Internal Kleiner Emails Show Pao at Her Worst

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 11, 2015

The firm's attacks on Ellen Pao get personal on Day 2 of an aggressive cross-examination.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : March 10, 2015

Among other honors, the New Rochelle Bar Association received the New York Conference of Bar Leaders 2014 Bar Leaders Innovation Award for Small Bar Associations and Montgomery McCracken chairman Richard Scheff has been honored by the Partnership for After School Education as its 2015 Afterschool Champion.

Kleiner Lawyer Takes Whack at Pao's Story

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 10, 2015

Orrick's Lynne Hermle questioned Ellen Pao on Tuesday about an office affair and whether she had the skills to succeed as a venture capitalist.

Pao Says Kleiner Perkins Tuned Out Her Complaints

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 09, 2015

Ellen Pao testified Monday that male leaders of the venture-capital firm repeatedly ignored her grievances.

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

In Kleiner Perkins Trial, Jurors Throw In Their Own Questions

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

Judge Harold Kahn is allowing jurors to submit written questions, like one that asked why more women don't rise in venture capital.