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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 916
  • Gross Revenues: $913,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $995,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,790,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is a San Francisco-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has 891 attorneys and is the 33rd largest firm in the United States.  With $913,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 31st on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ranked as the 39th 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 31 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 31 0 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


: The Recorder : May 27, 2016

Googacle goose-egg... Gawker's stalker... RPX exits

How Oracle Went from Nine Zeros to One Zero

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 27, 2016

The company and its new first chair, Peter Bicks, seemed to have all the momentum going into the re-trial.

Orrick, Baker Botts Work on BlueJack Securing $100M in Funding from Energy Spectrum

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 27, 2016

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe recently represented BlueJack Energy in connection with the Dallas-based company's efforts in securing an initial private equity commitment of up to $100 million from Energy Spectrum Capital, which was represented by Baker Botts.

Litigators of the Week: Kannon Shanmugam of Williams & Connolly and Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 26, 2016

The pair knocked out a billion-dollar judgment against Bank of America that had stood out as a bright spot for prosecutors in the wake of the financial crisis.

Oracle GC Vows to Appeal Google Win in Android Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

The company's lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe were on the losing end of a jury verdict Thursday finding Google's use of Java APIs protected as fair use.

Quinn Emanuel Continues European Push With Zurich Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its European presence with the launch of a new office in Switzerland under partner Thomas Werlen. Zurich-based FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is a major client of the firm.

Finding No Evidence of Fraud, Circuit Reverses $1.27B Verdict

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

A Bank of America predecessor, Countrywide Home Loans, was accused of knowingly selling defective home mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the 2008 financial crisis accelerated. But a unanimous panel of the Second Circuit accepted defense arguments that all the government had proven was an intentional breach of contract by Countrywide.

Five Unexpected Lessons from Oracle v. Google

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 24, 2016

The companies copyright showdown may be a repeat but it still provided some fresh material.

Oracle, Google Lawyers Deliver Closings in Copyright Trial

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

With the top in-house lawyers from both companies looking on, Peter Bicks and Robert Van Nest put different spins on the evidence.

Letter from London: White & Case Aims High

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The firm adopts a bold growth plan in London. What if it works?

Questions About Medical Marijuana? Ask Orrick

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

in a groundbreaking pro bono partnership, the law firm teams up with a medical cannabis advocacy group.

A New Roadmap for Law Firm Tech Training

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 23, 2016

LTC4 founder Bonnie Beuth believes lessons should be "app-nostic" and task-oriented.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Corporate Department of the Year, Emerging Companies: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It boasts some of the biggest financings and a founder-friendly attitude.

In-House, Law Is Just Another Desk Job

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

Lawyers at companies like Lyft, Facebook, Pinterest and SurveyMonkey find life outside the office walls.

Bankrupt Steel Foundry Operator Leaves Big Firms Holding Bag

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2016

Constellation Enterprises LLC, owner of the nation's largest single site steel foundry, owes nearly $2 million in legal bills to some of its outside lawyers, according to its Chapter 11 filing in Delaware.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Oracle, HP Set for Trial in $3 Billion Contract Feud

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

Still fighting Google, Oracle is about to begin another high-stakes jury trial. Here's what you need to know.

Oracle Team Tested by Time Limits as Trial Wraps

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

Google's lead lawyer, Robert Van Nest, went into the last day of testimony with more than two hours on the clock, while Oracle's lawyers had just 54 minutes.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

Oracle CEO Recounts Run-In With Google GC

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 17, 2016

Keker & Van Nest partner Christa Anderson cross-examined Oracle's Safra Catz, who testified Tuesday about a testy exchange with Google's Kent Walker.

K&L Gates Bolsters Taipei With Baker & McKenzie Hire

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Corporate partner Stephen Tan advises on cross-border deals and compliance matters.

Blurred Lines at Oracle

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

No, their lawyers aren't dancing to that tune. But they know the business from top to bottom, and think nothing of inviting engineers to speak their mind at hearings.

'Don't Scream,' and Other Advice for Appellate Lawyers and Law Students

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 16, 2016

, a new book, delves into the craft of framing, researching, writing and arguing cases on appeal at the Supreme Court and lower courts.

INADMISSIBLE: Yates Rips Critics of White-Collar Policy

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates last week defended the changes the U.S. Department of Justice made to white-collar investigations last year in a speech that attempts to call the bluff of corporate law practitioners. Plus more in this week's column.

Uber Settlement Blasted by Plaintiffs Lawyers, Drivers

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 13, 2016

After plantiffs attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan settled a driver class action for $100 million, there are calls for her to step off case.

Baker Botts, Orrick Handle $407M Shale Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 12, 2016

Baker Botts represents EQT Corp. of Pittsburgh in its pending purchase for $407 million, of assets from Houston's Statoil USA Onshore Properties, which turned to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

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

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Oracle's New Lawyer Comes Out Swinging in Copyright Trial

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 10, 2016

Peter Bicks, the New York litigator taking center stage against Google, took aim at his adversary's famous file cabinet and even coined a catchphrase.