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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 710
  • Gross Revenues: $1,103,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,555,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,925,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has 710 attorneys and is the 52nd largest firm in the United States.  With $1,103,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 23rd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ranked as the 33rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 23 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 23 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 58 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 26 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

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.

Ninth Circuit Backs Microsoft in Royalty Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Judge Marsha Berzon OK'd the procedure a trial court developed to set royalty rates for standard-essential patents owned by Motorola.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Circuit Hands Samsung a Win and Apple a Setback in Same NPE Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Apple waited too long to seek stay of a patent suit filed by Smartflash, the Federal Circuit ruled 2-1.

A Summer without Summer Associates?

Patience Haggin : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A Q&A with Quinn Emanuel chair John Quinn on how his firm is overhauling its recruitment program.

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.

Circuit Clears Way for Lawyer's OT Suit Against Skadden

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Holding that a contract lawyer doing document review work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "provided services that a machine could have provided," the Second Circuit overruled a lower court Thursday and said the lawyer could proceed with his claim for overtime pay.

Litigator of the Week: D. Maimon Kirschenbaum of Joseph & Kirschenbaum

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 23, 2015

Raising novel questions about what it means to practice law, Kirschenbaum is taking on top law firms over their failure to pay overtime for the drudgery of contract lawyer document review.

Zoloft Plaintiffs Seek Pfizer Expert's Ex Parte Messages

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 15, 2015

The plaintiffs in the Zoloft multidistrict litigation have asked the court to order discovery of ex parte email chains between drugmaker Pfizer's expert witness and authors of studies used in the litigation.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."

INADMISSIBLE: Airlines Sued Over Alleged Price-Fixing

: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court. Plus more in this week's column.

NFL Team's Trademark Suit Spiked

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

The Washington Redskins football team vowed to fight a federal district judge's order last week canceling the team's trademark registrations as likely disparaging to Native Americans.

Court Debates How Late Is Too Late for PTAB Stay

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

Lawyers for Apple asked the Federal Circuit to halt a patent case poised for retrial on damages.

Duane Morris Tries Different Spin on Summer Externship

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 10, 2015

The firm is hosting externs from local law schools through programs that are primarily geared toward public interest work.

Disparity in Citizenship Law Is Found Unconstitutional

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 09, 2015

Immigration law that requires unwed fathers to live in the United States longer than unwed mothers when considering their children born abroad for citizenship is unconstitutional, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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.

Judge Upholds Cancellation of Washington Redskins Trademarks

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 08, 2015

A federal district judge in Virginia on Wednesday rejected the Washington Redskins' challenge to the cancellation of the team's trademarks as disparaging to Native Americans.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

Airlines Face Antitrust Class Actions Over Price-Fixing Claims

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 07, 2015

As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court, filing class actions in federal district courts across the country.

Medical-Device Maker Wins $20 Million in Fight With Founder

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

Eitan Konstantino breached his fiduciary duty by developing a rival product while still a board member of AngioScore, ruled U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

Quinn Slashes Summer Program. Should Your Firm?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 06, 2015

Is your firm better off without a summer associate program?

Apple Keeps Lid on $533 Million Smartflash Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 06, 2015

The technology giant hasn't escaped the massive infringement verdict, but defense lawyers at Ropes & Grey headed off a potential $1.6 billion trebled damages award.

BAR-ometer: Quinn Being Quinn

: The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Plus, a litigator's cautionary tale. And Fenwick's in demand.

Birnbaum, Cozier Chosen for Judicial Pay Panel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015

Sheila Birnbaum, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Barry Cozier, senior counsel at LeClair Ryan and a former state judge, have been chosen by the state court system as members of a commission on judicial compensation.

Quinn Explains Decision to Whack Summer Program

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 01, 2015

The firm's chair says Quinn Emanuel's cachet will be enough to draw aspiring litigators.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they're being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

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