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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 $1,042,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 26th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Average profits per partner for Second Hundred firms inched up 0.1 percent in 2015, to $737,470.

Susman Godfrey

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

New York trial lawyer Bill Carmody of Susman Godfrey equates his colleagues to the Navy Seals, working among the larger military operation that is Big Law litigation.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Law Firm, Creditors Seek Proceeds From Dakota Apartment

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 19, 2016

Now that hedge fund manager Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher's apartments at the Dakota are on the market for more than $13 million, his former attorneys at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman soon may be paid after years of litigating against him.

West Palm Attorney Takes on Sexual Battery Case Against Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : May 19, 2016

A West Palm Beach lawyer is at the center of a new sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner.

Morning Wrap: Trump, Holder, Olson, Waxman and Posner

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 19, 2016

We round-up a storm of news regarding former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s jobs, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Ted Olson's clients, Donald Trump's Supreme Court, Seth Waxman's name twin and Judge Richard Posner's writing peeves.

Key Patent Judge to Leave Northern California Bench

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 17, 2016

Ronald Whyte, a senior judge in San Jose, plans to retire in November after 24 years on the federal bench.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Shout-Out: Latham's Hat Trick

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2016

Latham & Watkins antitrust litigators racked up three wins in the past week, prevailing in federal court on behalf of Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Ticketmaster; Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.; and Blue Rhino propane gas seller Ferrellgas.

Latham Wins Round for Live Nation in Ticket Price Fight

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : May 11, 2016

Ticketing startup Songkick, and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, were rebuffed in their bid for a preliminary injunction against the entertainment giant.

Hulu Turns to Latham in Patent Fight

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 07, 2016

Partner Julie Holloway will defend infringement claims from OpenTV, which has launched similar campaigns against Netflix, Apple and others.

Confirmation of $2.3M Fee Sought in Theater Dispute

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : May 05, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has moved to confirm an arbitrator's award of $2.3 million in legal fees in a case where its client prevailed against the long-running Off-Broadway musical "Stomp."

Third Circuit Rejects Challenge to 'Outsourcing' of Insurance Probes

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 04, 2016

A constitutional challenge to the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor's practice of "outsourcing" investigations to insurance companies has been tossed out by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit—but the court left the door open for the issue to be revisited in the future.

On Cross, a 'Gotcha' for Skadden Litigator in $2.1B Mortgage Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 04, 2016

Cross-examinations can be tedious. But every so often, you get one of those “gotcha” moments that makes them fun. That happened this week in a bench trial before U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel in the Southern District of New York.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

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.