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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

LTC4 Pushes for Core Competencies in Legal

Robert Karwic and Bonnie Beuth : Law Technology News : January 30, 2015

The group now includes 80 firms and aims to speed technology competency for all law firm personnel.

Blurring of Work, Personal Tech Drives Privacy Disputes

: The Recorder : January 30, 2015

Jeffrey Rosenfeld of Kronenberger Rosenfeld represents a teacher who says school administrators spied on his Gmail and Facebook accounts after he was placed on leave.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2015

A stumbling block for some has been the up-front costs; it can take four years to see a return on investment.

Legal Tech News Desk Jan. 27

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 27, 2015

LTC4 adds firms; sneak peeks at Exhibit Hall; new COE at TitanFile.

Pair of Cybersecurity Partners Join Orrick

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 26, 2015

Aravind Swaminathan and John Wolfe left DLA Piper for Orrick's Seattle office.

Big Texas Patent Case Is Back On

John Council : Texas Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Lighting Ballast, a case that intellectual property lawyers thought would alter appellate review of trial court claims construction decisions, heads back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after another case beat it to the high court punch.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Serial Lateral Finds a New Home

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2015

IP litigator Paul Gupta has moved from DLA Piper to Reed Smith, making the firm his 10th professional home. His career trajectory has paralleled that of his practice area in general, he says. Now at Reed Smith, he'll be able to help grow and shape the IP practice group.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 22, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Fried Frank Chair Discusses Asia Exit

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2015

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson chair David Greenwald says the firm's decision to effectively close its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and pull out of Asia, as revealed by The American Lawyer on Monday, was a "difficult but necessary decision."

The Morning Wrap: State of the Union by Issue

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 21, 2015

A round up of legal news from ALM and around the web: the State of the Union; a win for Dish; the fallout from an insider trading decision.

Fenwick & West Recruits Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2015

Former Kaye Scholer partner Niping Wu has made her fourth lateral move in six years.

Pinterest Taps Orrick for Kosei Acquisition

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

The customer recommendation startup turned to a Paul Hastings team.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Fallout From 'Bilski', 'Mayo' and 'Alice'," "Infringement Prevention and Brand Management on Social Media," 'Transformation' of Fair Use Back to Its Section 107 Roots," "Accounting for Jurisdictional Variances in Damages" and "Examining the Multi-Faceted Attack on Patent Assertion Entities."

Latham Hires From Freshfields in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2015

The Los Angeles-based firm brings on partner William Woo following the loss of a seven-lawyer corporate team.

Judge Sides with Dish in Fox Copyright Ruling, Says No 'Game-Changer'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2015

Dish and its lawyers at Orrick came out ahead in an important early test of the Supreme Court's decision in , largely escaping Fox Broadcasting's copyright claims over technology that records network television and replays it commercial-free.

Microsoft Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The innovative approach that Microsoft Corp.'s legal department takes when working with outside counsel and its success in promoting diversity, juggling massive deals, handling litigation and assisting in product development place it in the top spot among Seattle's in-house legal departments.

Orrick, Skadden, Paul Weiss on $1.6B Bitauto Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.

Edwards Wildman, MoFo Hires Spur Cooley's Launch in London

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

Cooley announced Monday that the firm would open an office in London with 55 lawyers—20 of them partners—from Edwards Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The move marks Cooley's second international office opening.

High Court Rejects Appeal Over Agency's Deadline to Sue Banks

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider whether the National Credit Union Administration waited too long to sue over billions of dollars in allegedly shoddy securities. But questions underlying the banks' challenge still may not be fully resolved.

Dreamworks Makes Arbitration Push in New 'No-Poach' Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 12, 2015

Lawyers for several California animation studios accused of fixing wages say the claims must be resolved outside of a public courtroom.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Obituary: Kenneth Nelson Hart

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2015

Kenneth Nelson Hart, an antitrust attorney who represented high-profile clients including Pfizer and Kodak, died Dec. 24 of natural causes. He was 84.

Sony Wants Dorsey & Whitney to Pay 'Exceptional Case' Fee

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2015

Sony's lawyer urged the Federal Circuit to make the law firm pay the $2 million tab for defending patent claims brought by a now-bankrupt NPE.

Pro Bono Hot List

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Ten law firms that made exemplary contributions in providing access to justice.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe: Helping to Train Foes of Human Trafficking

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

The International Bar Association's Presidential Task Force on Human Trafficking enlisted the Orrick to identify countries that would be ideal for antitrafficking training programs.

Samsung, LG Lose Bid to Toss Touch Screen Patent Lawsuit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2015

Defense lawyers at Greenberg Traurig and Rothwell, Figg Ernst & Manbeck failed to deflect allegations by plaintiff FlatWorld Interactives that Samsung and LG infringed a patent related to "throwing" an image from a touch screen by swiping quickly.

The Big Boys Make $10 Million—How About You?

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

As rainmakers rake it in, there are implications for everyone working in Big Law, 
from other equity partners to back office workers, new data shows.

China's Italian Shopping Spree

Heather O'Brian : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015

Chinese investment in Italy continues to rise.