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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 674
  • Gross Revenues: $1,042,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,545,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,420,000
  • 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 2014 Global 100 survey, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ranked as the 29th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, IL, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 26 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 26 -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

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Cosby's Subpoena for Magazine's Notes, Materials Is Denied

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 27, 2016

Bill Cosby's attempt to get notes and outtakes from New York Magazine reporters who interviewed women alleging they were sexually assaulted by the comedian was rejected by a Southern District judge Tuesday.

Hit With Defections, K&L Gates Stays the Course

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2016

K&L Gates has expanded well beyond its Pittsburgh roots. The firm says it's on the verge of greatness. Others disagree.

Ex-Quinn Emanuel Client Can't Dodge Arbitration Clause

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

A case filed by a former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan client who sued the firm over what he claimed were “excessive" legal fees was sent to arbitration by a Florida state court judge in Miami.

Report: Who Won (and Lost) the Most Big-Ticket Trials in 2015

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

Big Law litigators love to boast that their firms are ready and willing to take cases to trial. So it's interesting to look at the top 100 verdicts of 2015 to see what firms are actually making good on their threats. The answer is probably not who you'd think.

Too Few Women in Court

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Female trial lawyers are still a minority in the nation's courtrooms. What will it take to change that disparity?

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $6 million profits-per-partner mark, with average PPP of $6.6 million. For The Am Law 100 as a whole, average profits per partner rose by 4.0 percent in 2015, falling short of 2014's increase of 5.3 percent.

Law Firm Leaders React to a Year of Slow Growth

Susan Beck and MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Firm leaders and industry consultants said that The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 survey mostly confirmed their expectations, and most said that they expected more of the same in 2016.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Valley Firms Surge in The Am Law 100

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 22, 2016

The list is out! And California firms outpaced their peers in a year of glacial growth.

Am Law Echoes: A Look at Rankings Past and Present

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Ahead of the publication next week of the annual Am Law 100 list, The Am Law Daily looked back at what has changed since The American Lawyer first published its rankings in 1985. The biggest difference between that year and 2016 is the size of the firms.

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

Meet the 2016 Litigation Department and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : April 16, 2016

The Recorder is celebrating the California lawyers who won big last year and highlighting the departments, litigators and in-house lawyers who delivered exceptional results on their clients' most critical and challenging matters.

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

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

It's a good year when a law firm can boast about recovering billions of dollars for a federal agency and successfully defending one of the world's biggest companies.

Litigation Department of the Year, Game Changer: Charles Verhoeven

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

Google brought on the Quinn Emanuel partner after weathering an $85 million defeat in East Texas and it's been on a winning streak ever since.

Goldman Sachs Deal May Spell Big Payday for Kellogg Huber, Korein Tillery

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Under a contingency fee deal with the National Credit Union Administration, the firms may enjoy a hefty cut of a $5.1 billion settlement with Goldman that was announced on Monday.

Holland & Knight Adds Partner Quartet, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Holland & Knight keeps hiring; Kirkland picks up one from Paul Weiss; Proskauer Rose reels in some heavy-hitters; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.


: New York Law Journal : April 08, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Partner to Take Post in AG's Office

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 07, 2016

Manisha Sheth will become the new executive deputy attorney general for economic justice in the state Attorney General's Office, overseeing the bureaus of investor protection, antitrust, the internet and technology, consumer fraud and real estate finance.

New Prosecutor Brings Quinn Emanuel Mojo to NY AG's Office

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

After helping win $20 billion in settlements from banks that contributed to the financial crisis, Manisha Sheth will use her skills on behalf of New York state.

The Select 75: A Portrait of Merrick Garland's Law Clerks

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 07, 2016

The résumés of Chief Judge Merrick Garland's clerks, taken together, form a somewhat homogeneous drawing. They are the standouts from only the most elite of law school classes, then the majority sail into U.S. Supreme Court clerkships and ride the fast track to law industry, government and intellectual success. The NLJ crunched numbers on all former and current Garland clerks, looking at where the 75 lawyers attended law school and where they've worked since. Garland's universe of former clerks illuminates both his connections and influence.

Litigator of the Week: Mark Cheffo of Quinn Emanuel

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 07, 2016

Product liability litigation against drug companies often hinges on the science. But when it comes to convincing a judge that the science is bad, it's all about the lawyers.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Google Wipes Away $85 Million Patent Verdict Over App Alerts

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 04, 2016

The company and its Quinn Emanuel lawyers defeated nonpracticing-entity SimpleAir in an appeal over the delivery of smartphone notifications.

VOIR DIRE: A Latte Less?

: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

Starbucks, McCartney, and the Donald in this week's column.

Latham's Asia Reboot

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Will Latham & Watkins' high-profile new hires in Hong Kong allow it to pull away from the pack?

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty, Jenna Greene, Christian Nolan, Sue Reisinger : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

U.S. v. VimpelCom; Northland Financial v. Schwab; U.S. v. Julius Baer; Fox v. J&J; U.S. v. HSBC

The Am Law 100: Shook Hardy's Revenue Rises Amid Profit Dip

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2016

Shook, Hardy & Bacon saw its head count grow in 2015, but the Kansas City, Missouri-based firm's profits per partner slipped for the fourth year in a row.

Litigator of the Week: Steven Zalesin of Patterson Belknap

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 24, 2016

Regrouping after a setback at the Supreme Court, Steven Zalesin cleared Coca-Cola of long-standing false advertising claims by juice-maker POM Wonderful.