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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 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has 673 attorneys and is the 58th largest firm in the United States.  With $972,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 26th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $5 million profits-per-partner mark, coming in at $5.5 million. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was just shy of breaching the $5 million barrier with $4.925 million.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs; SmartFlash v. Apple; Carpenter v. Ace Foam; In re Forex Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Litigation Department of the Year: Latham & Watkins

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Across practice areas, Latham litigators gave masterful courtroom performances, taking home key jury wins while also persuading judges to make new law that helped the whole corporate defense bar.

AIG Agrees to Drop Trade Secrets Case for $72 Million

: The Litigation Daily : April 24, 2015

The deal comes three years after AIG accused billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy of pilfering its aircraft leasing unit, and three months after Quinn Emanuel stepped into the case.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Litigation Department of the Year, Antitrust: Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

They scored big wins -- including a $26.1 million verdict -- playing both offense and defense.

Paul Weiss Scores for Pfizer in Zoloft Bellwether Trial

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 20, 2015

Beth Wilkinson led a trial team that persuaded St. Louis jurors to clear Pfizer in the first trial of hundreds of pending cases linking Zoloft to birth defects.

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Quinn Emanuel Wins Reversal, Revives Suit over $1.5B CDO

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : April 15, 2015

In the latest case sparked by the alleged CDO shenanigans of hedge fund Magnetar Capital, the Second Circuit ruled that FGIC can pursue claims over a $1.5 billion CDO gone bad.


: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

RAND Royalty Case May Not Set Standard

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 08, 2015

Ninth Circuit judges seem ready to say Motorola waived objections to rate-setting method, which would leave Microsoft the winner and do little to clarify how such disputes should be litigated.

Sixth Circuit Tosses $657M Award Against United Technologies

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 06, 2015

Latham & Watkins' Gregory Garre helped convince a federal appeals court to throw out the mega-award on Monday, reversing a government victory in a roller-coaster case against UTC over fighter jet contracts.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Talcum Powder's Alleged Cancer Link Spurs Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

What could be more harmless than baby powder? But some studies have connected the use of talc products to ovarian cancer. Companies are lawyering up.

Ex-Willkie Partner's Emails Prompt Settlement Questions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Willkie Farr & Gallagher's revelation that a former partner engaged in questionable communications with an opposing counsel has given ammunition to retailers who object to massive settlements in two antitrust cases involving credit card companies.

Daily Document: United States Telecom Association v. FCC

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : March 24, 2015

United States Telecom Association on Monday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to review the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

FHFA, Nomura Head to Trial Over Fannie and Freddie Losses

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : March 12, 2015

After four years of courtroom wrangling and more than $20 billion in settlements, the first trial is set to begin Monday in the Federal Housing Finance Agency's litigation campaign against banks that packaged and sold mortgage-backed securities.

Lawsuit Against Milken Over Education Tech Sale Is Tossed

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 11, 2015

A Delaware federal judge has kicked out a $135 million lawsuit by a Texas-based company against Michael Milken and an associate over their sale of an education technology company.

Quinn Knocks Out $135M Ron Perelman Suit in Milken Feud

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 10, 2015

A Delaware judge threw out fraud allegations that Perelman's Harland Clarke Holdings had leveled against Michael Milken and GroupOn executive Raman Srinivasan.

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

Winners Announced for Asia Legal Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : March 04, 2015

On Tuesday night, The Asian Lawyer held its second annual Asia Legal Awards, celebrating the region's top law firms. As promised, here's the list of lucky winners.

Berger & Montague

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Justices Won't Put Brakes on 'Largest Class Action Ever'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Declining to review a price-fixing case that defense lawyers have dubbed the "largest class action ever certified," the Supreme Court on Monday deprived Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous of a chance to slay another giant class suit, as he did in.

East Texas Jury Hits Apple With $533 Million Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 25, 2015

Apple and its lawyers at Ropes & Gray lost the year's first mega-patent infringement verdict this week, when a jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded nearly $533 million to patent licensing company Smartflash LLC after finding that Apple willfully infringed three data storage patents.

Zoloft MDL Has a Trial Date and a Focus

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : February 24, 2015

The first trial in the multidistrict litigation over Zoloft has been set for Nov. 9, which would trail the first state-court cases by about six months.

Protecting a Little Fellow Named Oscar

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 19, 2015

It's that time of year again: The red carpet rolls out in Hollywood, celebrities dress in their finest attire—and intellectual property lawyers scour the country to protect the Oscars brand.

Judge Denies Injunction to Marine Alleging 'Coverup'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 19, 2015

A U.S. Marine seeking to block a disciplinary proceeding he claims was brought because he alleged information was concealed in the 2012 murders of three fellow Marines in Afghanistan has lost his bid for a preliminary injunction.