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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

BAR-ometer: Orrick Moves On Up

: The Recorder : July 31, 2015

MoFo moves over. And Haag moves on.

Weil's IP Practice Proved to Be a Talent Hothouse

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Sonal Mehta is the latest to leave a legendary litigation practice that at its peak counted 120 lawyers nationwide.

Suits Seek to Stop Release of Anti-Abortion Videos

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

Hidden-camera videos were the result of fraud, trespass and other illegal acts, according to a suit filed Friday by Morrison & Foerster.

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Oracle Brings in New Trial Team for Googacle Do-Over

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Orrick litigators are in the driver's seat after appellate win.

K&L Gates Adds Two Amid Departure Wave, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

K&L Gates, which has watched more than 90 partners depart this year, saw another handful leave within the past week; Morrison & Foerster picks up an Asian litigation leader; O'Melveny & Myers adds one in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Marketplace: MO-Based Polsinelli Doubles NYC Space

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : July 29, 2015

The law firm of Polsinelli, which has substantially expanded its New York City presence on several occasions since opening an office in 2003, is more than doubling its space this time around in its move to 600 Third Ave. Also, the Nonprofit Finance Fund is relocating its headquarters downtown to 5 Hanover Square.

Haag Ending Run as U.S. Attorney

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 29, 2015

On her watch, the office launched big-ticket cases against FedEx and PG&E and secured guilty pleas from ex-state senator Leland Yee and corrupt Silk Road investigators.

Winston & Strawn's Asia Litigation Head Joins MoFo

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 28, 2015

Adrian Yip, who started at the San Francisco-based firm on Tuesday, advises on asset recoveries, corporate restructurings and intellectual property disputes.

'Best Firms' Report Shows Top 50 Shops for Women

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

A select group of Am Law 200 firms are among those touted by Working Mother magazine and consulting firm Flex-Time Lawyers for their annual look at the 50 best firms for women, based on metrics like family-friendly policies and percentage of female partners.

Real Estate Finance Guru Joins Carlton Fields From McKenna/Dentons

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 28, 2015

Brian Olasov is a numbers guy who's spent the last 25 years working at a law firm. An expert in real estate finance, Olasov occupies a unique niche.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

Big Suits

David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

In-House Counsel Profile: Touro College and University System's Michael Newman

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

"My day doesn't end at 6."

Holland & Knight, Ex-Partner Continue Battle Over Payments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

After Holland & Knight moved to preserve its share of $500,000 in fees awarded to former partner Charles Gibbs in two trust and estate matters, Gibbs shot back with a claim that the firm still owes him more than $1 million in compensation.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

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

Schiff Hardin and Steptoe Make Squire Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2015

Squire Patton Boggs sees more partners depart; two more lawyers peel away from O'Melveny & Myers; another IP litigator leaves Kenyon & Kenyon; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Brings New M&A Partner to Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 20, 2015

Elizabeth Cole previously worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Big Law Backs Kamala Harris in Senate Run

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

California's attorney general took in $1.6 million between April 1 and June 30, records show, including donations from Nossaman, Orrick and DLA Piper.

Swiss Miss: Winston & Strawn to Close Geneva Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

The firm has decided to consolidate its European arbitration practice and relocate its two Geneva partners by Sept. 30, 2015.

Orrick Adds Corporate Partner in Beijing

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 14, 2015

Ning Zhang joins after 10 years with O'Melveny & Myers, most recently as counsel.

Legaltech West Panel Discusses Media and Gender Issues in Silicon Valley

Chris DiMarco : Legaltech News : July 14, 2015

Ellen Pao may have lost her case against Kleiner Perkins but the case could still have wide ranging cultural implications.

Hausfeld Rides Big Fees Into New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

High-powered plaintiffs shop Hausfeld hires two antitrust litigators from Greenberg Traurig to open in the Big Apple; Greenberg Traurig opens its first office in Germany; Pillsbury picks up two; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg Snags 50-Lawyer Olswang Team For Germany Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

Greenberg Traurig is to launch in Germany later this year, picking up the Berlin office of U.K.-based Olswang, the U.S. firm announced Tuesday.

Six Startups Make Their Pitches at Legaltech West's Legal Innovation Lightning Round One

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : July 14, 2015

The startups, each of which were given exhibit space in the CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech West, demonstrated an eclectic array of products and services.

Zenefits GC Fixes for Fight With ADP

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 09, 2015

Joshua Stein shares his reaction to ADP's defamation suit, explains why he turned to Orrick and praises California's anti-SLAPP law for evening the scales.

Deal Watch: Skadden Snags Big Beauty Deal as Conflict Claims Resurface Against Retired Partner

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2015

It was another big deal week for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which took the lead on a $12.5 billion buy for beauty products behemoth Coty, as an insider trading case involving a 6-year-old transaction by the firm forced a partner to take early retirement.