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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 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 31 0 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

Ally Hires New Top Lawyer From UMB

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 29, 2016

Scott Stengel is moving from UMB to Ally Financial. He's a former partner at Orrick and King & Spalding.

Orrick Partners With Pro-Pot Nonprofit Group

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has launched a project with the Americans for Safe Access Foundation—a national cannabis advocacy group—to provide pro bono support to medical marijuana patients.

Legaltech News, The Recorder Announce Winners of the 2016 Innovation Awards

Legaltech News Staff : Legaltech News : April 28, 2016

Law firms, legal departments and technology purveyors will be honored during Legaltech West Coast on June 13.

Curtis Expands to Switzerland With New Geneva Office

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month.

Hit With Defections, K&L Gates Stays the Course

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2016

K&L Gates has expanded well beyond its Pittsburgh roots. The firm says it's on the verge of greatness. Others disagree.

More Law Firms Take Aim at Associate Student Loan Debt

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

At least three law firms are now working with First Republic Bank to help their associates pay down hundreds of thousands in law school debt at reduced rates. Dozens of others are working with nontraditional lenders such as SoFi to implement similar programs.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

Big Firms Chase Startup Clients in New York

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

As New York emerges as a hot spot for entrepreneurial activity, law firms are hiring partners with expertise in representing early-stage companies.

In Second Round of 'David v. Goliath' Copyright Case, David Wants Legal Fees

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 25, 2016

It was a David versus Goliath battle on the field of copyright law. David emerged victorious with a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013. Now David wants more than $2 million in attorney fees. The biblical analogy came from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during Monday's high court arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. And just like three years ago, the justices did not seem satisfied with either argument.

Technology Work Boosts Results for California Firms

David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Native Silicon Valley firms benefited the most, but others saw gains as well.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Best of the Legal Tech Blogosphere: Canada's Breach Reporting, Life in the IoT, and More

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 22, 2016

A roundup of blog posts and other musings from in and around the legal tech community.

Law Firms That Prove They Know Technology Have a Better Chance of Survival

Robert Karwic, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

The more your firm can feel confidently rooted in its technology knowledge, the less fear your will have of falling behind or being replaced.

Skadden Shines on SunEdison's Bankruptcy Outage

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

The firm is advising solar energy giant SunEdison Inc. on its Chapter 11 filing in New York, the largest by any U.S. company so far this year.

Garland, Mum on Nomination, Urges Lawyers to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

In a rare public speech since his nomination to the U.S. Supreme was announced, Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit delivered remarks at the court's annual pro bono recognition breakfast. He urged lawyers to do more to close the access-to-justice gap.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Four firms announce new additions, while Littler Mendelson announces new co-chairs of the firm's financial services industry group and Skadden names six new partners.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

DLA Piper Practice Leader Starts Commercial Litigation Shop

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

Patrick Smith, co-chair of DLA Piper's white-collar and investigations group, has formed a new firm in New York called Smith Villazor with Rodney Villazor, a fellow former federal prosecutor who joined the global legal giant's litigation group last year.

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

Litigation Department of the Year, Labor and Employment: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The firm knocked out whistleblower claims against Broadcom and was resolute in its defense of a client's arbitration agreement. Then there was that little matter of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins.

Litigation Department of the Year: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

If trial is the true test of a firm's litigation prowess, Orrick reigned in 2015 with wins in high-stakes employment and IP cases.

April Supreme Court Arguments: Last But Not Least

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 13, 2016

The final argument cycle of the current U.S. Supreme Court term will begin and end with a bang, with a roster of veteran advocates traipsing to the lectern in between.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

Litigation Department of the Year, Intellectual Property: Irell & Manella

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

Firm lawyers extracted $234 million from Apple and broke new ground on Section 101 patent eligibility.

Q&A: Orrick Chair Takes Stock After Strategic Shifts

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

After three years on the job, Mitchell Zuklie talks about what's changed since he took over the reins of the firm from longtime leader Ralph Baxter.

Startups Take Root in New York, and Law Firms Take Notice

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

As New York's so-called Silicon Alley asserts itself, big firms are responding by hiring lawyers who work with emerging companies based on the East Coast.

In-House Impact Winner: Paul Vronsky, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 12, 2016

As he helped the firm defeat Ellen Pao's gender bias charges, Kleiner Perkins' GC tried to keep his colleagues focused on investing.