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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ranked as the 34th 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

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Rising Stars 2014: Noah Graubart | 35

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

When Noah Graubart started working as a patent attorney at Fish & Richardson, he had to explain to friends what exactly he did. Today, even his grandmother understands patent trolls.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

IGI Report Eyes Typical Projects and Expenses

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

The Information Governance Initiative releases its inaugural annual report.

Attorney Sanctioned for Deleting Email Evidence

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Finding an attorney's destruction of email evidence was "planned, repeated and comprehensive," a Southern District judge has sanctioned the lawyer by awarding judgment to his adversary.

King & Spalding Adds IP Partner in Palo Alto

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Thomas Gray joins from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Daring Designers, Such as Crocs, Defend Jury's Award to Apple

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

A bevy of companies known for distinctive product designs are opposing Samsung's claim that it was penalized too harshly for infringing design patents for the iPhone and iPad.

The Careerist: Top 50 Mommy Firms

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 06, 2014

A look at the subtext behind Working Woman magazine's "50 best firms for women."

Move to New Home One of Many Changes at Kaye Scholer

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Kaye Scholer, a nearly 100-year-old firm that has experienced major shifts in personnel, finance and leadership in the last three years, is preparing for another jolt to its system­—a move from its home since 1959 to modern digs on the West Side.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Beyond Patents: 3D Printing and IP," "Patent Act Fee Shifting Decisions Focus on Discretion, Deference," "Patent Indefiniteness After 'Nautilus'" and "Using General Liability Insurance Policies to Cover IP Claims."

Emerging Technology Shapes Future of Law

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 04, 2014

From IBM research facilities in New York to tiny startups in Silicon Valley, technology companies have set their sights on upending the legal services industry.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Five firms announce new additions, including Jason Halper joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-head of its financial institution litigation practice.

Microsoft Loses Bid to Quash U.S. Warrant for Server Data

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Calling it "a question of control, not a question of location," a federal judge has turned down Microsoft's attempt to quash a warrant for the search of a user's email account information held at a company-owned server in Ireland.

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Though lawyers say the claims may be hard to win, a $1.5 billion patent judgment against Marvell is too tempting for plaintiffs lawyers to pass up.

Microsoft Loses Bid to Quash U.S. Warrant

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Calling it "a question of control, not a question of location," a federal judge has turned down Microsoft's attempt to quash a warrant for the search of a user's email account information held at a company-owned server in Ireland.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Patent judgments don't usually spawn shareholder derivative litigation. But a $1.5 billion award against Marvell Technology is so juicy, plaintiffs securities lawyers can't stay away.

How To Govern Information in Law Firms

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 29, 2014

Iron Mountain publishes how-to guides to govern information in law firms.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Ground Shifts Under Howrey's Unfinished Business Claims

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Armed with two recent wins, Shay Dvoretzky of Jones Day is going up against the Howrey estate on Tuesday as its trustee tries to claw back profits owed from unfinished matters that former partners took with them when they joined other firms.

Pro Se Suits No Picnic for Defense Lawyers

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

It's no secret that certain plaintiffs lawyers make litigators sweat. But even more troubling can be seeing two anxiety-producing words: pro se.

Is It a 'Cyberattack' or a 'Data-Breach Incident'?

Mark Mermelstein, Antony Kim and Robert Uriarte : Corporate Counsel : January 25, 2014

When fighting a cybersecurity war, companies need to navigate the legal and public-relations minefield that ensues.

Judge Flushes Some Claims Against Tea Company

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Plaintiffs scored a partial dunk in their proposed class action accusing R.C. Bigelow, Inc., of improperly hyping the benefits of antioxidants in the company's black teas.

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

In back to back discovery rulings last week, Manhattan Justice Shirley Kornreich put a lid on how much information plaintiffs could obtain from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs about their roles structuring residential mortgage loan securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Judge OKs Wage-and-Hour Class Against Apple

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Judge Ronald Prager said plaintiffs' theories that Apple's policies were illegal and made it too difficult for workers to take breaks are suitable for class treatment.

Judge OKs Wage-and-Hour Class Action Against Apple

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Employees who claim Apple denied them timely breaks can proceed as a class in a wage-and-hour suit on behalf of about 21,000 workers, a San Diego judge ruled this week.

Associate Training Goes From Ad Hoc to All-in

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Paul Hastings puts associates through a 15-month curriculum to build practical skills and professionalism.

Asia Deal Digest: July 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

*Linklaters advises on Hony Capital's $1.54 billion PizzaExpress acquisition*Skadden acts for Chinese e-commerce company Cogobuy on its $198 million Hong Kong IPO*WongPartnership represents Lend Lease on a new $729 million loan from DBS and OCBC