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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 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 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

In-House Counsel Profile: Pfizer Inc.'s Michael Parini

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Michael Parini oversees Pfizer's litigation around the world along with the company's corporate insurance group.

More Firms Earn Top Marks in Annual LGBT Equality Rankings

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Nearly 100 law firms received top ratings from the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. The annual survey is meant to promote inclusive policies and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Judge Kicks Zoloft Action Out of MDL

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 18, 2015

The federal judge overseeing the Zoloft multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has remanded to Missouri state court a single case involving 40 plaintiffs from 29 states, punting on the issue of whether a state court could hear claims by non-residents against out-of-state defendants.

How Arnold & Porter Walled Off a New Hire From the Redskins Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2015

Court papers filed this week by Arnold & Porter offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the firm screened off a recent hire from the Washington Redskins trademark dispute. The new attorney clerked for the federal trial judge who oversaw the case and whose ruling is now on appeal.

Debt Collection Deal Promises to Wipe Out Default Judgments

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2015

A class action suit challenging "sewer service" and "robo-signing" practices in the consumer debt collection industry will be settled for $59 million in restitution and fees, if a proposed settlement filed Thursday is approved by a Manhattan federal court.

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

As Google Morphs Into Alphabet, Its Lawyers Figure Out the Future

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 13, 2015

The Google legal department, headed by Kent Walker, has gotten pretty good at crunching numbers. Next up: Multiplication, and division.

Quislex Appoints New Executive Director, Legal Services

Trudy Knockless : Legaltech News : November 12, 2015

Coppola has seven years of legal industry expertise and will lead all aspects of client management for Quislex.

Dickinson Wright Debuts Health Care Venture, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015

Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Obergefell's Lawyers Get $1.3M in Fees

: The National Law Journal : November 09, 2015

Ohio will pay $1.3 million in legal fees to the lawyers who represented James Obergefell — the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case this summer — and other individuals who successfully challenged the state's gay-marriage ban. Plus more in this week's column.

Quinn Emanuel's Newest Hire Adds Plaintiffs Practice in Sydney

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 06, 2015

Former Maurice Blackburn principal Damian Scattini joins the Los Angeles-based litigation firm to help build out its class actions capability in Australia.

Google Lawyer Dominates $85 Million Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : November 05, 2015

A Federal Circuit panel seemed ready to side with Quinn partner Charles Verhoeven and send patent verdict back for retrial.

MLB Award Upset Over Proskauer's Ties to Parties

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2015

A multimillion dollar arbitration award in favor of Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals baseball team involving broadcast revenues was the result of "an utter lack of concern for the fairness of the proceeding," a Manhattan judge said in vacating the arbitrator's decision.

Panel Kicks Off Pay Raise Discussions

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2015

The Special Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation held an organizational meeting at the New York City Bar Association Tuesday.

Fee Tracker: As NHL Season Begins, Skadden Leads Among Legal Billers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

The National Hockey League's 2015-2016 season is underway, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has checked some of its competitors vying for the league's legal work over the board; plus other notable bills from big law.

Pay Raise Panel Schedules Organizational Meeting

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 03, 2015

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Republicans filling the last openings on a commission to study pay raises for state commissioners, legislators and judges, the panel has scheduled an organizational meeting for this week.

Seeking to Salvage Trademark, Redskins' Lawyers Get Dirty

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2015

The term “donkey balls” isn't one that most lawyers would dare put into a federal appeals court brief. But Arnold & Porter and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan recently got borderline scatological in their representation of the Washington Redskins in a trademark battle.

Keker & Van Nest

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015

When you think of the former Marine Purple Heart recipient who prosecuted Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal and has spent his career defending celebrities and business executives, you don't necessarily think "public-agency counsel."

Big Payday for Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson

Christine Simmons : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

The law firms' total fees in the FHFA's lawsuits against big banks mount—and the litigation isn't over yet.

Lawyers Line Up On Both Sides of the Volkswagen Scandal

Susan Beck and Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

As the automaker chokes on its emissions scandal, there will be no short of litigation.

Freeing a Prisoner Sentenced to Life on Drug Charges

Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Working pro bono, Quinn Emanuel and Starnes Davis wielded a novel legal theory to get a man released from prison after serving 30 years for a drug smuggling conviction.

Arnold & Porter Goes After Fees in 'Win One-Lose One' IP Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

Medical device maker TriReme is making its case for nearly $5 million in "exceptional case" patent fees despite a $20 million loss on related claims.

Backed by Burford's Millions, Hausfeld Stakes a Claim in Germany

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Hausfeld and litigation funder Burford Capital are teaming up in a first-of-its-kind $30 million joint venture to bring cartel claims in Germany, both parties announced Wednesday.

Judge Won't Order Sanctions in Trade Secrets Fight

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 27, 2015

Quinn Emanuel lawyers accused Konininklijke Philips of misusing confidential discovery but Judge Beth Labson Freeman wasn't overly troubled.

Pro Bono Week: The Best of This Year's Giving and Defending

: The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015

From Rwanda to a tiny Catholic Charities office in downtown Washington, lawyers took on cases, founded projects and reflected on the good they do and what more they can achieve. As the American Bar Association celebrates pro bono work nationally this week, The National Law Journal highlights the leaders, cases and efforts that have helped lawyers give back in the last year.

Quinn Emanuel and Hagens Berman Sue VW on Behalf of S. Koreans

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2015

Two prominent law firms filed a federal class action in Los Angeles on Friday against Volkswagen A.G. on behalf of South Korean consumers, making it the first case of its kind against an automaker in the United States.

Pinterest Loses Trademark Fight Against Pintrips

Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 22, 2015

The travel site came up with its name independently before Pinterest was a widely recognizable brand, ruled Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr.

Shout-Out: Quinn Emanuel Delivers in a Literal Bet-the-Company Case

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : October 21, 2015

“Bet the company” litigation is a phrase we legal journalists like to use, but it's not often literally true. The stakes were actually that high, though, in a suit against Athilon Capital Corp. and its board of directors in Delaware Chancery Court. After a weeklong trial, a team from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on Tuesday scored a resounding win.

Ninth Circuit Flip-Flops in Online Trademark Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 21, 2015

In an unusual revision of a panel opinion, Judge Barry Silverman went from dissenter to the majority voice in favor of Amazon.

Cosby Brings on Quinn to Defend Sex Abuse Claims

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 21, 2015

The beleaguered comedian has replaced Martin Singer of L.A.'s Lavely & Singer with Quinn Emanuel partner Christopher Tayback.