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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 954
  • Gross Revenues: $867,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $910,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,695,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is a San Francisco-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has 954 attorneys and is the 28th largest firm in the United States.  With $867,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 30th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, London, NY, OR, Paris, WA and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 30 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 30 -3 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

Social Media and IP: The Good, the Bad and Avoiding the Ugly

Peter D. Vogl and Diana M. Szego : Corporate Counsel : October 20, 2014

While social media provides great potential to reach mass numbers of consumers, it also provides countless opportunities for trademark infringement or misuse.

Two Am Law 100 Firms With California Roots Expand Abroad

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is opening up shop in West Africa, while Littler Mendelson's growing Latin American presence gets a boost with a new outpost in Peru.

Knowles Evens Score in IP Fight With Chinese Rival

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : October 19, 2014

Amid claims that its client was unfairly bullied by protectionist Chinese courts, team from Covington won a key victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission in an intercontinental patent feud involving mobile device technology.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Fried Frank Picks Up Tax Duo in New York, London

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 16, 2014

A month after losing its former leader and two other capital markets partners to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Wall Street mainstay Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson is bringing on two tax partners from King & Spalding and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Manatt Adds Trio of IP Partners in Southern California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 15, 2014

Robert Dickerson, most recently a partner at Dickstein Shapiro, will chair Manatt's IP practice.

Am Law Firms in Africa See Minimal Effects of Ebola—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The outbreak of the virus has led to postponed conferences, travel restrictions and reliance on videoconferences with clients for some firms doing business in West Africa, where the virus has taken its greatest toll. But for the most part, it's been business as usual.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Len Maniace : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's pro bono projects cover a wide legal and geographic swath. The firm counts 29 practice areas on its pro bono list, from affordable housing to women's rights. Meanwhile the work in its Manhattan office ranges from Sub-Saharan Africa to Oklahoma, with a healthy focus on New York.

We Don't Owe You Anything, Say Automakers to Big Music

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : October 14, 2014

Music companies are demanding royalties for car entertainment systems that allow drivers to store their recordings.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

O'Melveny Scores Patent Win for Mentor Graphics

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

A Portland, Ore. jury ordered Synopsys to pay $36 million, plus royalties.

Ford, GM Argue They Don't Owe Any Music Royalties

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : October 13, 2014

Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and two electronics companies are refuting claims that they owe recording artists and record labels royalties, arguing in federal court that certain audio devices in vehicles don't violate U.S. copyright law.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Google-Oracle Software War Lands on Supreme Court's Steps

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 08, 2014

Google is petitioning the high court to reverse a Federal Circuit decision that applied copyright protection to so-called declaring code.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Prosecutor Joins Orrick White-Collar Practice

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 06, 2014

Randall Luskey is rejoining Orrick as a partner after three-and-a-half years as a line prosecutor.

Moves at Chadbourne, Duff & Phelps

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : October 03, 2014

Plus Traveling Coaches co-founder retires.

Rocket Fuel Turns to Orrick to Fend Off 'Bot' Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 01, 2014

Orrick securities partner Robert Varian entered an appearance this week in a shareholder suit against the Redwood City advertising company.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : September 29, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Cyber Crime and Trade Secret Protection: Strengthening Defenses," "Increased Criminal Enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act," "Effective Assistance of Counsel in Plea Negotiations After 'Lafler'," and "Government Looks to Pin Down Tax Evaders."

Shook Hardy Passes ISO 27001 Audit

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : September 29, 2014

After 18 months of working toward ISO 27001 certification, Shook Hardy passed the test.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

White & Case Opens Back Office in Tampa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 26, 2014

Or perhaps it's a tax break. White & Case is the latest Am Law 100 firm to announce the opening of a global services center separate from its other offices. The legal giant, which grossed $1.44 billion last year, has moved 45 back-office staff positions to Tampa thanks to $300,000 in incentives from the Sunshine State.

SEC Takes Tough Stance Against Former Silicon Valley CEO

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 24, 2014

Saba Software, represented by Morrison & Foerster partner Craig Martin, agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle accounting fraud charges. And in a rare move, the agency extracted $2.5 million from the company's former CEO even though he was not accused of any wrongdoing.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.