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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

Morning Wrap: Wiley Rein's McBee Talks Ongoing, NYPD Loses Secrecy Argument

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 20, 2014

Wiley Rein, Eric Cantor's team and the attorney general of Missouri all consider changes in the lobbying industry: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit nlj.com and law.com.

Lack of Facts Washes Out Suit Against Clairol Hair Dye

By Jennifer Genova, Laura Castro and Amanda Bronstad : New Jersey Law Journal : November 20, 2014

A personal injury lawsuit lodged against Clairol by a New Jersey salon owner and her customers has been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Jose Linares.

Will New Expert Be Allowed to Save Zoloft MDL?

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : November 19, 2014

Several months after tossing the key expert witness for plaintiffs who allege that Pfizer's antidepressant drug Zoloft causes birth defects, a federal judge in Philadelphia considered allowing them to offer a new one.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Prof Jonathan Turley Takes Up Boehner Suit

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : November 18, 2014

Jonathan Turley is taking over as lead counsel in House Speaker John Boehner's yet-to-be-filed lawsuit against President Barack Obama's executive actions. The hiring of Turley comes after two other firms—Quinn Emanuel and Baker & Hostetler—backed out of pursuing any case.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Judge Green-Lights Bratz Maker's $1B Suit Against Mattel

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

A Los Angeles judge has indicated she will allow a $1 billion lawsuit to go forward against Mattel Inc. in its latest battle with Bratz doll manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc.

Smyser Kaplan Expands White-Collar Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 17, 2014

Dane Ball and Shaun Clarke leave Quinn Emanuel and join Smyser Kaplan & Veselka in Houston.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Oracle, SAP Strike $360 Million Peace Accord in Copyright War

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 14, 2014

Rather than risk a fresh trial, Oracle will accept the Ninth Circuit's judgment reducing a $1.3 billion jury award.

Smyser Kaplan Expands White-Collar Practice

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : November 12, 2014

Dane Ball and Shaun Clarke leave Quinn Emanuel and join Smyser Kaplan & Veselka in Houston

Neurontin Plaintiffs Attorneys to Share $91M Fee Award

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : November 11, 2014

A federal judge gave plaintiffs lawyers $91 million—a 28 percent cut—in a $325 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. over allegedly fraudulent marketing of its epilepsy drug Neurontin.

Quinn Emanuel Aims for Knockout in Zoloft Birth Defects MDL

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 10, 2014

A hearing next week could determine the fate of 600 consolidated cases claiming that Pfizer's blockbuster antidepressant causes birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

Pfizer Seeks Dismissal of Zoloft Claims

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2014

With all four plaintiffs witnesses rejected in litigation alleging that antidepressant Zoloft causes birth defects, Pfizer Inc. has moved to have all 526 cases struck at the summary judgment stage.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Redskins Argue to Keep Trademark Case in Virginia Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 31, 2014

A Virginia federal judge seemed inclined Friday to allow the Washington Redskins to continue to fight in the trial court over the validity of the team's trademarks.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Chancery Court Denies Quadrant's Motion for Reargument

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 29, 2014

The Delaware Court of Chancery has denied Quadrant Structured Products Co. Ltd.'s motion for reargument in an effort to reinstate claims that Athilon Capital Corp. breached its fiduciary duties by investing in risky securities to benefit its controller, EBF & Associates.

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?

When Contract Attorneys Demand Overtime, Courts Are Split

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

In two different suits, contract attorneys assert that their document review assignments were too routine to comprise the practice of law. So far, one judge disagrees.


: The National Law Journal : October 27, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Group Challenges Settlement in Vitamin Water Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2014

Blasting a proposed settlement that would give the plaintiffs' attorneys $1.2 million and consumers only injunctive relief, the watchdog group Truth in Advertising Inc. has filed a motion to oppose the deal cut with The Coca-Cola. Co. over alleged false advertising of its Glaceau Vitaminwater products.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

Inside the Michael Jackson Memorabilia Forfeiture Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement in a civil forfeiture case against a senior official in Equatorial Guinea accused of corruption. The federal government will sell the official's Malibu home and Ferrari, but he'll get to keep his private plane and most of his Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With a Series of Star Hires, Freshfields Shifts Strategy in New York

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014

Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the United States, especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank, and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.

Fried Frank, Quinn Emanuel Boost London With Senior Partner Hires

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014

Fried Frank captures Kirkland & Ellis London senior partner Graham White, who joins the firm as its first-ever London managing partner, while Quinn Emanuel launches a London competition practice with the hire of litigator Boris Bronfentrinker from Hausfeld & Co.