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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, NY, OR, 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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Fierce Lawyering on Display in Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 27, 2015

Each side must defuse damaging evidence, wrangle difficult witnesses and eye how their client comes across inside and outside the courtroom.

Kleiner Partner Foggy on Details of Pao's Complaints

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 26, 2015

Managing partner Ted Schlein said he couldn't remember much about events in 2007 and 2008 that are at the heart of Ellen Pao's suit.

Witness Defends Kleiner Perkins All-Male Networking Events

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

On Day 2 of Ellen Pao's trial against the V.C. firm, her lawyers asked a former partner why only men were on the guest list for a luxury ski trip to Vail.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shearman Builds on Breakout 2013

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

Shearman & Sterling climbed another rung up the profitability ladder in 2014, boosting profits per partner by 5.8 percent, from $1.8 million to about $1.9 million last year. The firm recorded more modest increases of 1.5 percent in revenue per lawyer and 3 percent in gross revenue.

ABA Backs Firms Facing Clawback Actions

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

Amicus brief in Heller bankruptcy says the unfinished-business doctrine violates clients rights and distorts attorney incentives.

Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Backs Pao on First Day of Gender Bias Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 24, 2015

Trae Vassallo, who is listed as an advisor on the VC firm's website, says she rebuffed sexual advances from a male colleague.

Bucking Trend, Federal Circuit Reverses 'Exceptional Case' Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 24, 2015

Litigation positions taken by Dorsey & Whitney on behalf of an NPE client had been objectively reasonable at the time, wrote Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Gender Issues Front and Center in Jury Selection for Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 23, 2015

Lawyers for the venture-capital firm took issue with potential jurors who expressed views on workplace discrimination.

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : February 19, 2015

A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions. Mostly negative.

Judge OKs Evidence in Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 18, 2015

Orrick partner Lynne Hermle, lead lawyer for the venture-capital firm, had argued the jury shouldn't consider a colleague's gift and dinner invitation.

With Arbitrators at Odds, 23andMe Suits Back in Court

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 18, 2015

Cotchett's Matthew Edling is seeking a judge's intervention after losing a bid to arbitrate claims on a classwide basis.

BAR-ometer: Alsup's Fugitive Fumble

: The Recorder : February 13, 2015

Plus, Sidley scoops up antitrust heavyhitter.

Kleiner Perkins Set to Fight $16 Million Sex Discrimination Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

Ellen Pao, who claims Kleiner Perkins passed her over for promotion because she's a woman, is expected to testify at the trial.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

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

A Trimmer Orrick Sees Revenue Per Lawyer Climb 8 Percent

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

The firm has grown its top line just 3.5 percent since 2009, but chairman Mitchell Zuklie says strategic shrinkage is helping boost other vital signs.

Winston, Orrick, K&L Gates Get Call on Solar Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

Winston helps First Solar ink deal with Apple; K&L, Orrick aid Duke Energy's buy of REC Solar.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick Hires Valley IP Litigator

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 09, 2015

Amy Van Zant, who comes from Covington & Burling, represents cloud procurement software maker Ariba Inc.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 09, 2015

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

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

Squire Patton Boggs Health Care Leaders Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015

Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Securities Lawyers Flocking to Delaware

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 06, 2015

Wilmington is the venue of choice for plaintiffs lawyers drawn by the prospect of fat fees, and defense lawyers who like its consistent and corporate-friendly legal climate.

'Big Four' China Affiliates Settle SEC Charges

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : February 06, 2015

Four China-based accounting firms affiliated with the "Big Four" on Friday agreed to pay $500,000 each to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they refused to turn over documents in multiple fraud investigations.

SEC: Former Valley Exec Tipped Trading Ring to Acquisitions, Financial Results

Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

Regional Director Jina Choi said Christian Keller, who held jobs at Applied Materials and Rovi, tried to evade detection as he and associates raked in nearly $750,000 using confidential company information.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 05, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Dentons, Shearman See Africa Rising

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are poised to set up shop in Johannesburg and Cairo, respectively.