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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 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 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

Orrick Adds Taiwan-Focused IP Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 27, 2015

Patrick Ellisen joins the firm's Silicon Valley office from Greenberg Traurig.

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 24, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Your Clients Want Alternative Fees: Is Your Firm Ready?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

The billable hour may rule for now, but alternative fee arrangements are being used in almost every type of legal work, even in the largest transactions and disputes. Clients say they like the predictability; some firms are openly resistant. Who will win?

Animators' No-Poach Suit Advances Against Studios

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will allow a proposed class action to move forward against DreamWorks, Pixar, The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm.

In SF Expansion, Firm Sings 'Sweet Home Alabama'

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

Maynard Cooper's low-cost base of operations means lower prices for clients, says managing partner Andrew Kitchen.

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Anti-Abortion Group Claims First Amendment Shield for Videos

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 18, 2015

The Center for Medical Progress, which has released a string of controversial hidden-camera videos, argues that a lawsuit against the group amounts to prior restraint.

After Win, Apple Tries to Ward Off NPE

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 18, 2015

The Cupertino company filed a declaratory judgment on Monday to bar Eon Corp. IP Holdings from striking again with new infringement theory.

Orrick Snags Corporate Partner From Pillsbury

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 17, 2015

Michael Sullivan specializes in emerging growth companies and venture capital.

Amarin's GC Gets a Title Change and More Responsibility

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : August 17, 2015

With IP leadership under his belt, the top in-house biotech lawyer now gets to tackle strategy.

Beneath Google's Fight With Orrick, a Big Business

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 14, 2015

Emails surfaced by the search giant show relationsihp between partner hired by Microsoft and the Mississippi AG probing Google's practices.

Haag Urges a Focus on 'Cutting-Edge' Cases

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 12, 2015

Prosecutors in the Northern District of California are in the right place to take the lead on cybersecurity, trade secrets theft and digital currency, the outgoing U.S. attorney said in an interview.


: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Hourly Rates for Top Supreme Court Advocates Revealed in Fee Filing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 07, 2015

Recent filings in an attorney fee request in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lift the veil on the four-figure hourly rates charged by top advocates before the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas Goldstein of Washington's Goldstein & Russell is seeking nearly $306,000 in fees for winning a key Fourth Amendment case. The amount is based in part on Goldstein's $1,100 hourly fee, plus $750 for partner Kevin Russell and $600 for partner Tejinder Singh.

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS at the GOP Debates | Pa. Attorney General Charged

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : August 07, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court made an appearance, if fleeting, at the first GOP Republican presidential debates. The Pennsylvania attorney general was one of two state AGs charged this week in unrelated criminal cases. And a civil suit against former AIG executives seems never-ending. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Inquisitive Jury Hands Defense Win to Orrick

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 05, 2015

A San Jose jury submitted more than 200 questions during the 11-day patent trial, ultimately siding with Mountain View's MobileIron.

Morning Wrap: Google Goes After Orrick | New Trump Suit Against a Celebrity Chef

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : August 05, 2015

Google wants a California federal judge to force Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to hand over documents. Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to hear his challenge to his public corruption conviction. Donald Trump's going after another celebrity chef. And the American Bar Association's House of Delegates Tuesday passed a resolution that will urge law schools to better educate students about their student loans. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

Orrick Takes Beijing IP Partner from Kirkland

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 04, 2015

Former Kirkland & Ellis partner Ya-Chiao Chang specializes in U.S. patent litigation.

Google Goes After Orrick in AG Probe

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : August 04, 2015

Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini want Orrick to turn over documents they say will tie it to a questionable probe undertaken by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Marvell Knocks $1.2 Billion Off Carnegie Mellon Patent Win—For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 04, 2015

Federal Circuit panel says patent damages off limits for products manufactured, used and sold outside the U.S.

Merry-Go-Round at Milbank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy brings on a Jones Day M&A duo in New York, as the firm watched two others head for the door; Morrison & Foerster adds a pair from Crowell & Moring; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Judge Blocks Release of Anti-Abortion Videos

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 03, 2015

U.S. District Judge William Orrick III won't lift a temporary restraining order sought by the National Abortion Federation and its counsel at Morrison & Foerster.

MoFo, Cleary, Gibson Dunn and Latham Have a Good Week

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 02, 2015

MoFo, working pro bono, secured a temporary restraining order against the release of more anti-abortion videos in the Planned Parenthood controversy. In other news, Cleary Gottlieb, Gibson Dunn and Latham had victories of their own.

BAR-ometer: Orrick Moves On Up

: The Recorder : July 31, 2015

MoFo moves over. And Haag moves on.

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Suits Seek to Stop Release of Anti-Abortion Videos

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Hidden-camera videos were the result of fraud, trespass and other illegal acts, according to a suit filed Friday by Morrison & Foerster.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.