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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has 917 attorneys and is the 31st 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 2015 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 33 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 10 2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 9 0 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 13 3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 42 55 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 48 -15 Summer programs

In the News

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cops-Turned-Lawyers Speak Out About Shootings, Use of Force

Roy Strom : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2016

The murder of five Dallas police officers by a sniper Thursday night sparked widespread condemnation, dismay and sadness in the aftermath of the tragic shooting of two black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. And lawyers were among the first to weigh in.

BAR-ometer: A Collegial Court

: The Recorder : July 08, 2016

Plus, Glaser Weil wants out of VC suit. And the (non)progress of Koh's elevation.

Oracle Seeks to Revive Copyright Suit Against Google

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 07, 2016

Lawyers for Oracle America Inc. are seeking to revive the company's copyright lawsuit against Silicon Valley rival Google Inc., contending that the search giant withheld its plans to make Android apps available on laptops and desktops.

Deal Watch: White & Case Tops First-Half Transactional Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

Those controversial deal tables are out again, with White & Case, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell all jockeying for position as the quarterly so-called King of M&A.

Callaway Mum in Transition From Northern District Post

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 06, 2016

David Callaway, the chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, plans to leave the office later this month.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick Hires Silicon Valley Vet with International Credential

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 04, 2016

After managing the patent system for the UN, James Pooley goes back to Big Law to help clients with trade secret cases.

Big Suits

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : July 01, 2016

Senior Banking Officers Face New Anti-Money Laundering Obligations in NY

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 30, 2016

The New York State Department of Financial Services on Thursday published new regulations that impose greater requirements on banks licensed in the state to monitor for and flag potentially illegal transactions. The rules also bring stricter obligations on board members and senior officers to certify compliance.

Viewpoint: Banking Regulations Could Cost States a Cannabis Windfall

Justin Cooper : The Recorder : June 29, 2016

If California legalizes recreational pot, it could generate $1 billion a year in government revenue--unless banking laws ruin everything.

June Laterals: Firms Snap Up Ex-Government and White Collar Litigators

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 29, 2016

Many of June's most notable lateral hires involved litigators exiting the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Other significant moves featured lawyers who specialize in being adverse to the government. Thanks, Uncle Sam.

A Nun, Two Veterans and a Nuclear Facility

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 27, 2016

Orrick gets protesters' convictions reversed.

Deal Watch: London Falls, But M&A Must Carry On

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

While Friday's Brexit vote has likely cast a potential shadow over cross-border M&A activity, a number of timely billion-dollar tie-ups were announced amid the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union.

Supreme Court Lawyers Parlay New Decisions to Big Regulatory Battles

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 24, 2016

Two U.S. Supreme Court veterans moved swiftly this week to apply a pair of June 20 high court rulings to pending cases in federal appeals courts. Lawyers for Microsoft Corp. and the attorneys for the mortgage lender PHH Corp. said they found supporting positions in the high court rulings.

Shout-Out: Orrick Scores Jury Win for Homeopathic Flu Remedy Maker

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 23, 2016

After a week-long trial in Los Angeles federal court, litigators from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe won a jury verdict in favor of homeopathic drug maker Boiron Inc. last week in a false advertising class action.

Orrick on JD.Com's $1.5B Deal With Walmart

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : June 21, 2016

The Chinese ecommerce company will take over the Chinese online business Yihaodian and in exchange give a 5 percent stake to the American retailer.

Microsoft Says RJR Ruling Bolsters Search Warrant Challenge

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 21, 2016

One day after the U.S. Supreme Court decided a key question on the global application of federal laws, Microsoft Corp. seized on the decision to bolster its argument that the United States cannot enforce a search warrant for emails stored on a foreign computer.

Meet the Class Action Lawyer Going After One of His Own

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 17, 2016

Jason Lohr is the attorney trying to get plaintiffs' counsel booted in the Uber case.

Defense Verdict Reached in Class Action Over Homeopathic Medicine

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 17, 2016

Defense verdict in a class action at the Los Angeles-based Central District of California federal court over the labeling of a homeopathic flu remedy.

What's Next for Challenges to the SEC's In-House Courts

C. Ryan Barber and Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 17, 2016

The SEC is enjoying a winning streak in cases challenging the constitutionality of its administrative proceedings. But the real test cases may be yet to come.

Who Will Take the Reins At McDermott?

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : June 16, 2016

The co-chairs of McDermott, Will & Emery surprised their partnership when they announced Monday that they'll step down at the end of this year. Insiders pointed to several potential candidates to replace them.

Microsoft Argues NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Standard Threatens Corporate Social Responsibility

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 15, 2016

Microsoft Corp. is strongly opposing the National Labor Relations Board's revised "joint employer" standard, saying in a friend-of-the-court brief in Washington that the agency's approach could discourage companies from establishing corporate social responsibility programs.

Agility, Simplicity and Reliability Key for Litigation Departments Using Legal Tech

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : June 15, 2016

Winner litigators discuss how finding the right balance in using legal tech is pivotal, and their apprehension on what some see as shaky vendor reliability.

Gov. Brown Drops Part of Plan to Curb Private Wage-and-Hour Litigation

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 15, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown has dropped major portions of his plan to curb wage-and-hour litigation in the wake of heavy lobbying by the plaintiffs bar and organized labor.

The 2016 Innovation Awards Winners: Profiles and a Final Roundup

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : June 13, 2016

For our 2016 Innovation Awards, LTN is recognizing select legal leaders and technology companies for outstanding, innovative achievements.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.