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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 891
  • Gross Revenues: $877,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $985,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,595,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

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 $877,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 31st on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 31 -1 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

Federal Circuit Answers Question Looming Over PTAB Process

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 10, 2016

Petitions for inter partes review don't have to be accepted on an all-or-nothing basis, Judge Timoty Dyk ruled in a dispute between Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dickstein Shapiro, Greenspoon Marder See Head Counts Dip and Drive

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

The firms led the way in negative and positive head count growth for the Am Law 200 over the past 14 months.

Stanford's New Legal Design Lab Developing Useful Legal Technologies

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : February 08, 2016

Among the projects out of the new lab are a court messaging system, reimagined pro bono, and a better Internet for legal help.


: New Jersey Law Journal : February 08, 2016

A New Jersey man has filed a class action complaint against the online review site Angie's List for allegedly manipulating its search results and rankings for economic gain.

Big Firms Net IP Boutiques as Merger Spate Continues

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : February 08, 2016

With large firms hungry for more patent litigation work, smaller IP specialty shops are hot properties.

Federal Judge Blocks Release of Anti-Abortion Videos

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 06, 2016

In order granting a preliminary injunction, Judge William Orrick III wrote that secretly recorded videos were "misleadingly edited" and obtained through fraud.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: McDermott Sees Modest Revenue Decline

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

After four years of rising revenue, McDermott Will & Emery saw its gross revenue slip in 2015, while profits rose 3.3 percent for the firm's somewhat diminished equity partnership.

Female Lawyers' Suit Tests New Fair Pay Act

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 04, 2016

Attorney Lori Andrus invoked California's Fair Pay Act in a suit that accuses Farmers Insurance of paying female lawyers less than their male counterparts.

Calif. Governor Moves to Curb PAGA Suits

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : February 03, 2016

Set forth as an addendum to Gov. Jerry Brown's 2016-17 state budget, the proposal is likely to spark fierce opposition from the plaintiffs bar.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Houston A La Carte: Behind Orrick's Texas Expansion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Orrick chose a logistically complex mix-and-match approach to populate its new Texas outpost.

15 Lawyers So Far Working at Orrick's New Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2016

A total of 15 Houston lawyers from six firms have started working at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's new Houston office over the last two weeks.

On the Move

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

BAR-ometer: His Honor, the Moderator

: The Recorder : January 29, 2016

Plus, S.F. attorney picked to lead data breach class actions. And a judge in trouble for treatment of women.

Judge Throws Out 'Monkey Selfie' Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 29, 2016

The crested macaque Naruto doesn't have standing under the Copyright Act, ruled U.S. District Judge William Orrick III.

Venable Survives DQ Motion in Tech Company Feud

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

Partner who left Orrick for Venable didn't carry a conflict with him, ruled U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

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

Alsup Warns Oracle Lawyers After Android Financials Leak

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

He won't impose sanctions for statements in open court, but Judge William Alsup said he'll rethink his decision if more sensitive information is exposed.

Attorneys Reach First Settlement in El Faro Sinking

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2016

South Florida lawyers helped negotiate a more than $5 million settlement with the owners of El Faro, the ship that sank in October during Hurricane Joaquin.

German Shakeup Continues as Latham Boosts Buyouts With Senior Linklaters Hire

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

The shakeup of the German legal market shows no signs of abating in 2016, as Latham & Watkins has sought to rebuild its private equity offering in the country by hiring partner and practice head Rainer Traugott in Munich from Magic Circle firm Linklaters.

With Litigation Lateral, Kirkland Makes a Play in Houston

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis is stepping up its litigation practice in Houston with the addition of lateral partner Anna Rotman from top trial boutique Yetter Coleman.

Defense Bar, Enforcers Parse 'Yates Memo'

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 27, 2016

Acting U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch discussed changes in his office at an annual gathering of federal law enforcement officials and defense lawyers.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick Plucks DLA Dealmaker to Co-Lead M&A

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 26, 2016

Ed Batts in Menlo Park will share leadership of the global practice group with a Hong Kong-based partner.

One-Third of Irish Data Protection Officials Admit Breach in Past Year

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : January 22, 2016

The Irish Computer Society survey found 71 percent said the breaches were caused inadvertently by staff members.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Opens Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 19, 2016

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe opened an office in Houston on Jan. 19, with plans for about 20 partners from a number of firms in Houston to initially staff the California-based firm's first Texas outpost.

Patent Bar Anxious for High Court Review of PTAB Ground Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 19, 2016

After the Supreme Court's decision last week to rule on fundamental questions about the proceedings, lawyers like Finnegan's Erika Arner say "the sooner, the better."