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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has 891 attorneys and is the 33rd 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

Pillsbury Chair Takes Stock After Departures

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 02, 2015

Pillsbury chair Jim Rishwain answered our questions about a spate of recent partner defections, the firm's merger outlook, and the search for his eventual replacement.

Facebook Legal Likes Long-Term Relationships

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Two years after Colin Stretch took over as GC, his department continues to send most legal work to three firms.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

VOIR DIRE: Bourbon Bonding

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

There is no official drink of the State Bar of Georgia, but one fiery concoction has enough precedent to merit ­unofficial status. Plus: reimbursing mock trials and overzealous German parking cops in this week's column.

Supreme Court Sends Google-Oracle Feud Back to SF Judge

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

The copyright case will return to U.S. District Judge William Alsup for a retrial on whether Google has a fair-use defense.

Former In-House Lawyer Accuses Broadcom of Gender Bias

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 26, 2015

The company has tapped Orrick to fight claims its executives fostered a misogynistic culture and stood in the way of advancement for female employees.

Veterans of Marriage Fight Savor Victory

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 26, 2015

SF lawyers reflect on culmination of long fight for marriage equality.

What Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Say About SCOTUS Win

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 26, 2015

… And about the long road to equality.

Federal Circuit Affirms Texas 'Cybor' Killer Case

John Council : Texas Lawyer : June 24, 2015

"It's a message to federal district judges that when you do your work right, we're going to recognize it," Jon Suder said of his client Lighting Ballast's win before the Federal Circuit.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

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

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

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

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lighting Ballast Prevails on Return Trip to Federal Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 23, 2015

After 2 1/2 years of litigation, Berkeley solo Andrew Dhuey claims victory for Lighting Ballast.

Law Firm Investments Pay Off in $2.1 Billion Kythera Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Partner earnings are still making their way into client coffers through law firm investment funds—and firms are reaping both returns and deal work from their investment targets.

Dow Gets $6M in Attorneys Fees in Bayer Patent Dispute

Anita Abedian : The Litigation Daily : June 19, 2015

Bayer raised multiple objections to the fees of Dow's lawyers at Orrick, including overstaffing claims, but the judge noted that Bayer had the same number of attorneys working for it.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Alsup Crushes Cooley Bid to Wipe Out ADR Award

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 19, 2015

Employers like Open Text steer disputes into arbitration at their own risk, the judge said.

Pao Should Pay Portion of Kleiner Defense Costs, Judge Says

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 17, 2015

In a tentative order, Judge Harold Kahn slashed Kleiner Perkins' $1 million request by more than 70 percent.

Appeals Court OKs Record Penalty Against PG&E

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

Rejecting arguments from lawyers at Sidley Austin, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed a $14 million fine levied against PG&E in 2013 by the California Public Utilities Commssion.

Fitbit Filing Energizes IPO Investors

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 16, 2015

The company signaled optimism for its share offering by lifting the expected price range in an SEC filing.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 15, 2015

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

Fitbit Brings in Big Guns to Fight Jawbone

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 11, 2015

Facing two suits in two weeks and a looming IPO, Fitbit has tapped Orrick and Gibson Dunn to lead its legal defense.

Dickstein Bankruptcy Lawyers Launch New York Boutique

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

Arnold Gulkowitz, who joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2007 and went on to head its bankruptcy and creditors' rights group, has left the struggling firm's New York office to start his own restructuring boutique, called Gulkowitz Berger.

Littler Cuts 113 California Employees

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 09, 2015

The layoffs, part of a plan to relocate back-office business functions to Kansas City, don't affect attorneys.


: The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

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

Rulings Change Calculus of Law Firm Bankruptcies

Ross Todd : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

Law frms used to see it as cheaper to settle unfinished business claims than to fight them, but that's no longer the case.

Kleiner Perkins Accuses Pao of 'Unreasonable' Posttrial Settlement Demand

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

According to lawyers for the V.C. firm, Ellen Pao asked for $2.7 million to cover her legal fees and costs.

A Bevy of New Hires at McDermott, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 03, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery adds 17 lawyers from K&L Gates and a Chicago-based IP boutique; three firms make additions through mergers; more McKenna Long & Aldridge partners peel away ahead of the latter's deal with Dentons; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.