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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

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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, 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

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: New York Law Journal : September 29, 2014

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Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

White & Case Opens Back Office in Tampa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 26, 2014

Or perhaps it's a tax break. White & Case is the latest Am Law 100 firm to announce the opening of a global services center separate from its other offices. The legal giant, which grossed $1.44 billion last year, has moved 45 back-office staff positions to Tampa thanks to $300,000 in incentives from the Sunshine State.

SEC Takes Tough Stance Against Former Silicon Valley CEO

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 24, 2014

Saba Software, represented by Morrison & Foerster partner Craig Martin, agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle accounting fraud charges. And in a rare move, the agency extracted $2.5 million from the company's former CEO even though he was not accused of any wrongdoing.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : September 19, 2014

Four firms announce new additions, including Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which has added the former general counsel and commercial director of Skanska Infrastructure Development North America as a partner in its energy and infrastructure group.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Annette Hurst, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

The IP attorney has successfully defended DISH against copyright infringement lawsuits over its ad-skipping abilities.

Orrick Hires Five Former Supreme Court Clerks

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : September 17, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has lured three U.S. Supreme Court clerks fresh out of the marble palace and two more veteran high court clerks to a swiftly growing Supreme Court and appellate practice.

Kelsi Brown Corkran

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Antony Kim

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

ILTA Dives Deep Into Information Governance

James Merrifield : Law Technology News : September 11, 2014

Vendor Voice: Panels explored everything from how to get started and how to win over different generations.

Claims Against $135 Mil. Health Data System Sale to Proceed

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 10, 2014

Molina Information Systems LLC can proceed with its lawsuit alleging Unisys Corp. failed to disclose issues with its Idaho Medicaid management information systems prior to the unit's $135 million sale, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled.

Procedural Rules for Managing Mass Doe Copyright Suits

Sid Venkatesan and Randy Wu : Corporate Counsel : September 10, 2014

In reaction to the public outcry over Mass Doe copyright litigation, U.S. courts have started to impose enhanced procedural controls around such lawsuits.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 08, 2014

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

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Global Legal Awards: Global Citizenship Awards of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer Global Citizenship Awards honor global matters dedicated to the spirit of pro bono and social responsibility.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

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.

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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