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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 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 $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

BAR-ometer: Ex-Ally Takes Swing at Rocket Lawyer

: The Recorder : May 29, 2015

Plus, Orrick wins round for Oracle. And Bio-Rad's fomer GC says he was pushed out.

Arnold & Porter, Others Make Best Firms for Families List

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The Yale Law Women's survey also credits Cadwalader, Duane Morris, Hogan Lovells, Hunton & Williams, Kirkland & Ellis, Morrison & Foerster, Munger Tolles, Orrick and Wilmer.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 28, 2015

Four firms announce new additions, while Mintz Levin has promoted an attorney to member of the firm.

Orrick's Peace Initiative

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

An Orrick pro bono team convinces an appeals court to void three activists' sabotage convictions.

Securing the Pipeline

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The OnRamp Fellowship helps bring women lawyers back into Big Law after a time away.

Why Firms Need Three Women at the Top (Not Just One)

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The so-called Rule of Three says that culture doesn't change with only one or two women on powerful committees.

Hacked Emails Offer a Peek Inside Sony's Legal Department

Brian Baxter and 
Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

In messages now posted online, Sony in-house lawyers discuss their outside counsel—not always favorably.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

U.S. v. United Technologies; Pao v. Kleiner Perkins; Spinelli v. NFL; Pesante v. Pfizer

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 28, 2015

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

A Few Good Women

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The number of female equity partners at Am Law 200 firms has been stagnant for a decade. Is it time for quotas?

High Court Won't Hear NVIDIA Securities Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 26, 2015

Proving that an apparent circuit split isn't always a ticket to the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Tuesday declined to review whether a company's failure to abide by a certain securities regulation can give rise to fraud claims.

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015

With Memorial Day approaching, The Am Law Daily highlights the work of several firms doing good deeds for their military veteran and reserve workers.

6 Steps for Adding WISP to Your Cybersecurity Strategy

Mark Mermelstein and Diana Szego : Corporate Counsel : May 19, 2015

Since some form of a data breach incident is highly likely for companies, one solid defense is to create a written information security program, better known as "WISP."

Order on ADR Provision Is Not Immediately Appealable

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 19, 2015

An order over the application of an alternative dispute resolution provision is not immediately appealable as of right, the Superior Court has ruled.


: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Acacia Stumbles on Prior Ruling in Wireless Patent Suits

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 13, 2015

A federal magistrate judge in Texas ruled that Acacia subsidiary Adaptix can't escape a loss in parallel California patent litigation involving AT&T, Verizon and major handset makers.

Accounting Firm's Legal Arm Expands in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015

EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

With Help from Orrick, Anti-Nuke Nun Beats Sabotage Rap

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2015

It sounds like the setup to a joke: an octogenarian nun and two Army vets break in to a nuclear facility. But the government wasn't amused, and to a group of pro bono lawyers at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, the case was too good to pass up.

Law Firm Innovations Heavy on Investment, Business Acumen

Gina Passarella and Hank Grezlak : The Legal Intelligencer : May 12, 2015

Editor's note: This is the third installment in a series examining the shift in law firm business models and the issues law firms must address to remain competitive in a new age of providing legal services.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

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

Firms Race For State AG Practices

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

Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.

INADMISSIBLE: Standing Room Only For Antitrust Case

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Courtroom 5 on the second floor at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with about 100 onlookers, all gathered to watch a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc. Plus more in this week's column.

Orrick Introduces New Parental Leave Policy For Working Moms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2015

Hoping to "crack the code" about how to best attract and retain women lawyers, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe is rolling out what its leaders say is among the most generous parental leave programs at any major U.S. firm.

Ellen Pao Fights Kleiner Bill With New Case Law

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

A May ruling from the California Supreme Court shields plaintiffs who bring discrimination claims in good faith from having to pay the other side's costs, argue lawyers for Ellen Pao.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

For Pillsbury Chair, Time to Hand Over Keys

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

Under James Rishwain, who announced he will step down at the end of 2016, headcount and revenue fell sharply as the firm searched for the right merger partner. But its overall financial health improved, partners say.