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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

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Olivia Tyrrell, Baker & McKenzie

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

Olivia Tyrrell, a 38-year-old corporate partner with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago, led a deal team from the firm composed almost entirely of women in advising pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. on its $9.5 billion buy of Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

Court Weighs Time Limits on Claims Against Government

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 10, 2014

Waging legal battle against Uncle Sam is always difficult, but could become more so if the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with arguments the Obama administration offered on Wednesday that certain tort claims against the government are barred forever.

Morning Wrap: Microsoft Presses Warrant Challenge, Law Students Speak Out Over Grand Juries

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : December 09, 2014

Roundup of legal news from ALM publications and other media: Microsoft on Monday filed its opening brief in a dispute in the Second Circuit over a government search warrant; Law students speak out against grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases; A Texas court will review the state's flag desecration law.

CBS Deal Ends Blackout, Litigation Risk for Dish

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : December 08, 2014

After failing for two years to neutralize Dish Network's ad-skipping AutoHop feature in the courts, CBS reached a deal over the weekend that will keep the ads flowing.

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Ex-Allen & Overy Partner Disbarred After Conviction

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

A former "Magic Circle" partner convicted on child sex trafficking and pornography charges has been disbarred by the Appellate Division, First Department.

HP Hit with RICO Suit Over Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, which gave Hewlett Packard $6 million in contracts, is seeking repayment of overcharges and damages related to FCPA violations.

Two Firms, Ex-Cleary Gottlieb Associate Await Lending Club IPO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Former Cleary Gottlieb senior associate Renaud Laplanche, founder and CEO of The Lending Club, stands to see his stake in the peer-to-peer lender be worth some $160 million after an initial public offering next week. Fenwick & West and O'Melveny & Myers are also poised to profit from The Lending Club's future float.

Bloomberg BNA Out With Online Bankruptcy Treatise

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : December 02, 2014

Online-borne "Bloomberg Law: Bankruptcy Treatise" has no paper boundaries.


: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Pay to Play?

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

Automakers argue that the audio recording devices in their cars don't violate copyright laws.

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

DLA Piper Nabs Ex-FDIC Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 30, 2014

The world's second-largest firm by attorney head count adds two more former federal regulators to its ranks; American Apparel hires a Loeb & Loeb partner; Greenberg Traurig bags Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles partner-in-charge; Steptoe & Johnson snags an IP trio and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick Recruits IP Specialist from Corning in Shanghai

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 19, 2014

Yufeng Ma had been the director of intellectual property in Asia for the U.S. specialty glass maker.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Carlyn Kolker : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Speaks at 'Dive/In'

: New York Law Journal : November 14, 2014

Damon Keith, a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and a former civil rights activist, spoke Wednesday evening at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Manhattan office about his more than 40 years of service on the bench and encouraged lawyers to stand up for voting rights nationwide.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Federal Judge to Speak About Civil Rights at Orrick

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2014

Damon Keith, the longest serving African American judge on the federal bench, will speak about his more than 40 years of service at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's Manhattan offices Wednesday evening.

Career Fair Planned For Lawyers in Military Service

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 11, 2014

Washington will host a first-of-its-kind legal career fair for military veterans next year, Orrick announced Tuesday. The fair will take place May 1 and May 2.

Boies Schiller, Debevoise Square Off in Mayo False Ad Fight

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 11, 2014

Boies Schiller's Josh Schiller says Unilever's false advertising suit against the maker of Just Mayo is nothing more than "a transparent attempt" to drive away competition from best-selling mayonnaise brands Hellmann's and Best Foods.

Sidley, Goodwin Snag Patent Litigation Partners

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 11, 2014

Steven Baik is joining Sidley's Valley office while Shane Brun moves to Goodwin's S.F. office.

Jones Day Gathers Bumper Crop Of Supreme Court Clerks

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

Jones Day has hired 19 former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in the past three years.

Seven More Supreme Court Clerks Join Jones Day

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : November 05, 2014

Jones Day announced Wednesday it has hired seven former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in recent weeks. And if the news sounds familiar, that's because Jones Day hired six former clerks last year and six the year before, for a total of 19 Supreme Court clerk hires in three years.

Orrick's New Abidjan Office Sparks Harsh Words From Local Bar

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2014

Two weeks after Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe opened an affiliated office in Cote d'Ivoire's capital city of Abidjan, the local bar association accused the San Francisco-based firm of misrepresenting two of its lawyers.


: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.