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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

Venture Fund Sputters Under Government Debt

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 24, 2015

Palo Alto's Red Rock III will enter federal receivership.

Alsup Won't Eject Googacle Expert Who Testifed for Samsung

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 23, 2015

Lawyers for Oracle had argued that James Kearl, a court-appointed expert, should be disqualified based on his work for a Google Android partner.

Big Law Flirts With Office-Less Future

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 20, 2015

In Menlo Park, Orrick's Don Keller is overseeing a shift to an open floor plan with fewer private offices.

Governor Appoints 25 to State Bench

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 17, 2015

Five Bay Area lawyers are among the new crop of state judges.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

When E. Joshua Rosenkranz founded Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's appellate practice seven years ago, he wanted a diverse set of cases beyond just high-tech patents.

INADMISSIBLE: When Justices Throw Lifelines to Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court justices sometimes toss lifelines to advocates during oral argument, helping them handle a hostile question or advance a winning argument. Plus more in this week's column.

White & Case Retrenches in Germany With Munich Closure

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

The shakeup of the German legal market continues, with White & Case set to close its Munich office in early 2016.

Fantasy Sports Companies Challenge AG Ban in Court

David Bario and Jake Pearson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

Court papers filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday show FanDuel and DraftKings are both seeking a judge's ruling on the legality of their business after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent the companies cease-and-desist letters Tuesday, charging the games were in violation of state gambling laws.

BAR-ometer: Lynne Hermle … They Just Can't Get Enough

: The Recorder : November 13, 2015

Plus, monkey see, monkey sue. And on-demand apps woo Big Labor.


: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2015

Orrick's Hermle to Defend Microsoft Against Sex-Bias Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

Suit alleges that company's performance review system unfairly held back female engineers and technical employees.

All Lawyered Up, Fantasy Sports Companies Take On NY AG

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

With help from Boies Schiller's David Boies, Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro and others, DraftKings and FanDuel are girding for battle with New York's attorney general and a growing roster of opponents.

Legal Department of the Year, In-House Impact Winner: Eve Saltman, GoPro

Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : November 11, 2015

The deputy general counsel helps GoPro's cameras make it to the shelf.

For Military Members, Smooth Transition to Law Jobs Isn't Easy

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 11, 2015

Military members Olaseni Bello and Corey Gray faced difficulties this year when they tried to find jobs in law. Both those challenges were surmountable after they took the same opportunity one weekend in Washington. The second annual veterans' legal career fair this spring will give veterans, active-duty military members and their spouses two days to network and interview with employers in the legal industry, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the fair's founder and sponsor, said this month.

Legal Department of the Year, Litigation: Oracle Corp.

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 11, 2015

The company managed a stunning reversal of fortunes in its copyright battle with Google.

D.C. Judge Awards $45K in Legal Fees to Federal Agency

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2015

A federal trial judge in Washington this week awarded legal fees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission amid a discovery dispute with the company Intrade The Prediction Market. Intrade's lawyers, fighting the fee request, had argued that senior-level CFTC attorneys billed for low-level tasks. The dispute required the CFTC attorneys, who both formerly worked in Big Law, to assess their hourly rates.

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

NJ Considering Fantasy Sports Regulation

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : November 09, 2015

New Jersey lawmakers are considering how to regulate the burgeoning business of daily fantasy sports, but are not likely to move until a federal appeals court decides whether the state can legalize sports betting.

Sotomayor Wears the Mantle of Lone Dissenter

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : November 09, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented Monday in a case that involved a police car chase that ended tragically. Her dissent was a reminder of her continued willingness to stand alone in criminal procedure and related areas of the law.

When Rodyk & Davidson Meets Dentons

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 09, 2015

Will joining the world's largest law firm help revive Singapore's oldest law firm?

Apple Appeals PTO Denial of Touchscreen Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2015

Company complains that the agency took years to render its conclusory rejection.

Defense Laughs Off Monkey Selfie Suit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 07, 2015

The only pertinent fact, writes Berkeley lawyer Andrew Dhuey, is that plaintiff is a monkey.

BAR-ometer: Uber's Woes, Defense Bar's Gain

: The Recorder : November 06, 2015

Plus, Orrick's tight spot. And visions of Pillsbury Chadbourne seem to fade.

Warriors Continue Winning Streak—Against StubHub

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 06, 2015

The team, advised by Arnold & Porter, fended off an antitrust suit over alliance with Ticketmaster.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 06, 2015

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

Venable Fights DQ in CEO-Sharing Conflict Brawl

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 05, 2015

Judge Haywood Gilliam said helping two companies hire the same executive likely wouldn't create an obvious conflict.

Jones Day Adds Cyber Insurance Partner in S.F.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 04, 2015

Richard DeNatale comes over from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Clash of Former Clients Puts Orrick in Hot Spot

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2015

The firm simultaneously represented a Bay Area startup and the larger tech firm accused of sabotaging its business.

Federal Circuit Splinters Over Patent Board's Picky Ways

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 04, 2015

Decisions to take up some claims but not others has made patent system "worse than it was before," Judge Pauline Newman said Tuesday.