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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 $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 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

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Orrick, Skadden on Latest Take-Private for U.S.-Listed Chinese Company

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Perfect World will be the third Chinese gaming company, including Giant Interactive and Shanda Games, to delist in the last 18 months in the face of low valuations from investors.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

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

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

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Among its wins, the firm persuaded federal judges to reject a California Supreme Court ruling that was bad news for employers.

Litigation Department of the Year, White Collar: Latham & Watkins

: The Recorder : April 24, 2015

When the stakes couldn't be higher, companies and executives turned to Latham to deliver.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Litigation Department of the Year, Giant Slayer: Britt Strottman

Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

Strottman battled a giant utility, a government agency and three law firms to pin blame on PG&E for the massive pipeline rupture in San Bruno.

The Ethics and Compliance Risk Assessment Checklist

Billy Jacobson and Suzanne Rich Folsom : Corporate Counsel : April 23, 2015

The term "risk assessment" is thrown around early and often in ethics and compliance circles, but it often is hard to define what it means and what should be included in an ethics and compliance risk assessment.

Kleiner Perkins Tallies $1M Bill for Ellen Pao

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

The venture-capital firm will waive its costs of $972,815 if Pao agrees to skip an appeal.

Should Cadwalader Be on Yale Law Women's Top 10 List?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 22, 2015

Despite low female partner rates, the firm gets Yale Law Women's top honors.

In-house Impact Winner: Sam O'Rourke, Facebook

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 22, 2015

While going to trial is "always nerve-wracking," sometimes a company has to take a stand, says Facebook's IP chief.

A Supreme Court Win for Plaintiffs Suing the United States

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 22, 2015

By loosening the deadlines for litigation against the federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a significant 5-4 win to plaintiffs including veterans and their families who bring tort claims against the United States.

Players Take Position in StubHub-Ticketmaster Spat

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Latham & Watkins and Arnold & Porter will fight antitrust claims related to the resale of Golden State Warriors tickets.

Dealmaker of the Year: Marc Levinson of Orrick

: The American Lawyer : April 21, 2015

Levinson managed the Stockton, California bankruptcy and the restructuring of hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term obligations for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Levinson had reached new agreements in 2013 with the city's nine labor unions, as well as with monoline insurers who backed about $275 million in debt. The city has since exited Chapter 9.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

China's Respect for IP: It's Getting Better

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : April 21, 2015

Remember the stacks of pirated DVDs, the copycat cars, the bogus phones? They still exist, but increasingly at the margins as China gets its intellectual property act together.

Orrick Adds Senior Japan Partner in New York

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 20, 2015

Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.

Diversity and the Law: Old Problem, New Approach

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

Law firms and corporate legal departments need creative thinking if they want the profession to become more inclusive, said attorneys who gathered in New York last week for a symposium organized by the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Former Orrick Chair Sticks to His Roots

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

Ralph Baxter became almost synonymous with his firm during his 22 years at the helm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. On Monday, he announced his first official plans for his post-firm life: taking on board roles at two data analytics-oriented legal services innovators and chairing a new industry think tank.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patchwork of State Laws Adds to Data-Breach Headaches

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Businesses want a consistent and clear standard, says Morgan Lewis' Reece Hirsch, but the federal government probably won't be able to deliver one any time soon.

Lawyers Wary as California Supreme Court Eyes Arbitration

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 10, 2015

Times are tough for plaintiffs lawyers, who hope the court resists pressure to clamp down even further.

For Patent Trolls, a Time of Reckoning

Douglas Luftman and Neel Chatterjee : Corporate Counsel : April 09, 2015

It's a bad time to be a patent troll. Thanks to recent reforms and court developments, greater efficiency and accountability have been injected into the patent system.

INTERACTIVE CHART: Africa's 50 Largest Law Firms

: The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Africa is one of the world's final frontiers for large law firms, but despite a burgeoning market for legal services, some local leaders still reign supreme.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Rejects 'No-Poach' Suit Against Animation Studios

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 06, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that a suit accusing major studios of capping workers' salaries is barred by a a four-year statute of limitations.

Clement and Legal Team See Award Slashed in Gun Case

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 06, 2015

Paul Clement, the former U.S. solicitor general who is now a partner at high-profile appellate firm Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C., had his hourly rates slashed by a Northern District judge from $1,100 to $300 in an attorney fee award.