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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 673
  • Gross Revenues: $972,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,445,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 26 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 26 2 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

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.

Dechert, King & Spalding Beat Back Soverain Patent Appeal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 12, 2015

Handing a win to Victoria's Secret and Avon Products, the Federal Circuit ruled that Soverain couldn't escape an earlier ruling invalidating its patents in case involving the online software retailer Newegg Inc.

Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 9

: Texas Lawyer : February 09, 2015

Ryan Roberts has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in its Dallas office. Roberts is a member of the firm's tax, benefits and executive compensation department.

UBS, SunTrust Lose Bid to Escape ResCap Mortgage Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 04, 2015

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel moved a step closer this week to forcing a payout from banks that partnered with defunct mortgage lender Residential Capital before the financial crisis.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : February 03, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

Validation of The Power of Storytelling

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

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

How a Billion-Dollar Mass Tort Fizzled in NJ

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2015

Litigation that resulted in multimillion-dollar verdicts around the country is poised to shut down in New Jersey without a single case tried to verdict and no known recoveries by the hundreds of women who claimed that the hormones they took to alleviate symptoms of menopause instead caused cancer and other problems.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Dowd and Jason Forge of Robbins Geller

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2015

Pfizer Inc. and a phalanx of defense lawyers spent five years trying to defeat an investor class action related to off-label drug marketing. But Robbins Geller kept the case alive until a looming trial pressured the drug maker to cut a $400 million deal.

Big Suits

David Bario, Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson; In Re Forex Benchmark Rates and Antitrust Litigation; Harris Country v. International Paper; In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities; SimpleAir v. Google

Zoloft Plaintiffs Fail on Second Try to Keep Expert

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2015

The first expert offered by plaintiffs to show the antidepressant Zoloft caused birth defects in babies born to mothers who took it is still unacceptable, the federal judge handling the case has ruled.

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.

Marvell Beats Back Derivative Suit Over Patent Rout

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 26, 2015

Applying Bermuda law, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh dismissed claims against the semiconductor company for lack of standing.

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.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

New arrivals, laterals, and a new office in this week's column.

$177M Spa Chain Settlement Entitles Class to Massages

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of California customers of the Massage Envy Franchising chain of spas will have the opportunity to claim unused sessions for which they had prepaid, under a tentative class action settlement slated to go before a judge later this month, according to federal court documents.

Court OKs New Arbitration over Citi's $7.5B Abu Dhabi Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2015

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel are finally getting some good news in their long-running fight with Citigroup Inc.

IN BRIEF: Habeas Rejected For Chimp

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

An intermediate New York state appellate court has rejected a writ of habeas corpus to move a chimpanzee named Kiko from the Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to a different sanctuary. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

JPMorgan Must Face Trustee's $500 Million MBS Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2015

Siding with Quinn Emanuel and reversing his own prior ruling, a judge breathed new life into a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase and EMC Mortgage over $500 million in mortgages that now-defunct Bear Stearns bundled into securities and sold to investors.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Appellate Panel Rules Against Attorney Disqualification Twice

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 11, 2015

The Appellate Division, First Department, has ruled against attorney disqualification in two recent Commercial Division appeals, upholding one decision blocking a firm's removal from a case and reversing another favoring removal.

Plaintiffs Get Second Chance With Expert in Zoloft MDL

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2015

Hundreds of people who sued Pfizer alleging birth defects from its antidepressant Zoloft will be allowed to present another expert after the first one they offered to the court was tossed last summer.

Panel Clarifies 'Harm' Needed to Disqualify an Attorney

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

The First Department held that even though the attorney whose disqualification was sought had imparted confidential information gained from a prospective client that was "likely to be detrimental" to the client, "disqualification is not warranted because the conveyed information did not have the potential to be significantly harmful."

Appellate Panel Rules Against Attorney Disqualification Twice

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 09, 2015

The Appellate Division, First Department, has ruled against attorney disqualification in two recent Commercial Division appeals, upholding one decision blocking a firm's removal from a case and reversing another favoring removal.

Feds Take Stance Against Washington Redskins in Trademark Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 09, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice is jumping into the court fight over the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademarks. The department will defend against the team's constitutional challenge to a section of federal trademark law.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015

Promotions and additions at Herrick, Feinstein; Haynes and Boone; Gibson Dunn; Paul Weiss; Shearman & Sterling; Quinn Emanuel; and Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro.

Viewpoint: IP Startups Herald Age of Data Disruption

David Maizenberg : The Recorder : January 08, 2015

Tech companies are revolutionizing the way companies and law firms approach IP work, writes consultant David Maizenberg.