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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 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 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

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

Medical-Device Maker Wins $20 Million in Fight With Founder

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 06, 2015

Eitan Konstantino breached his fiduciary duty by developing a rival product while still a board member of AngioScore, ruled U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

Quinn Slashes Summer Program. Should Your Firm?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 06, 2015

Is your firm better off without a summer associate program?

Apple Keeps Lid on $533 Million Smartflash Patent Verdict

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 06, 2015

The technology giant hasn't escaped the massive infringement verdict, but defense lawyers at Ropes & Grey headed off a potential $1.6 billion trebled damages award.

BAR-ometer: Quinn Being Quinn

: The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Plus, a litigator's cautionary tale. And Fenwick's in demand.

Birnbaum, Cozier Chosen for Judicial Pay Panel

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : July 01, 2015

Sheila Birnbaum, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Barry Cozier, senior counsel at LeClair Ryan and a former state judge, have been chosen by the state court system as members of a commission on judicial compensation.

Quinn Explains Decision to Whack Summer Program

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 01, 2015

The firm's chair says Quinn Emanuel's cachet will be enough to draw aspiring litigators.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they're being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Judge May Trim Damages in 'Blurred Lines' Infringement

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A federal judge has tentatively upheld a nearly $7.4 million jury verdict in the copyright battle over the hit song “Blurred Lines” but plans to reduce the damages amount.

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

The IRS's Quinn Emanuel Hire Draws Fire

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch joins Microsoft in attacking the IRS' choice of counsel in a case against the tech giant.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Lawyers Take the Field in the FIFA Scandal

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Who's playing offense and defense in the U.S. government's massive anticorruption suit against officials of the international soccer organization.

Top 10 Numbers From Our Special Report on Women

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : June 23, 2015

We've uncovered some sobering statistics in our special report on women in Big Law.

PTAB Allows Challenge to Investor's Patent Strategy

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : June 22, 2015

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has granted pharmaceutical company Celgene Corp. permission to file a motion for sanctions for abuse of process against an organization created by hedge fund manager Kyle Bass.

PetroTiger Ex-CEO Gets Probation After GC Recants Testimony

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 16, 2015

A former oil company executive who had faced 20 years in prison for bribing a Colombian government official has been sentenced to probation after a co-defendant who testified for the prosecution admitted giving false testimony.


: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

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

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pfizer Wins Zoloft Failure-to-Warn Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 12, 2015

A Philadelphia jury Thursday handed up a defense win in a suit brought by an Illinois woman who said her use of the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy was the cause of her daughter's congenital heart defects.

Experts Point to Hurdles in Mounting a Defense in FIFA

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2015

The case has set off speculation among legal observers about the ultimate shape of the litigation and who has the advantage—the prosecution or defense.

Elite Female Lawyers Still See Few Name Partners Among Them

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Katherine Kimpel could look around a room of nearly 300 lawyers, mostly women, Monday night and see less than a half-dozen like her, a name partner of a prominent law firm. Clients need to hold firms accountable for gender imparity, said Kimpel, one of 75 honorees at The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers dinner in New York.

ALM Announces 2015 Transatlantic Legal Award Winners

: The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2015

At a London event, lawyers and firms are honored for excellence in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance and litigation work, innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and rising stars under 40.

Morning Wrap: Data Breach at OPM | FIFA Scores Quinn Emanuel | Scalia: Nothing 'Unprecedented'

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : June 05, 2015

Dennis Hastert was more a big name than a revenue-generator at Dickstein Shapiro. Quinn Emanuel takes the field for FIFA. Justice Antonin Scalia offers graduation-day insight to an all-girls school in suburban Maryland. And a Brooklyn appeals court says a 31-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico is allowed to practice law. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

FIFA Taps Quinn Emanuel Amid Ongoing Corruption Probe, As Others Grab Key Roles

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The Am Law Daily : June 04, 2015

William Burck, a former deputy counsel to President George W. Bush, is advising soccer's embattled world governing body on a massive corruption investigation initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI. Sidley Austin has also been called in to counsel CONCACAF, while Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb and Holland & Knight are lining up for individual defendants.

The End of Lockstep? Not So Fast.

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : June 01, 2015

News that Linklaters is to finally modify its lockstep has raised fresh questions over the long-term future of the compensation system. But with some tinkering, lockstep may prove more durable than many think.

June Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Skadden Fights Contract Lawyer's Claims at Second Circuit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 31, 2015

The appeal, which could help decide the fate of overtime claims against both Skadden and Quinn Emanuel, explores whether some contract lawyers' work shouldn't be considered legal practice.

The Am Law 200 Second Hundred: The Financial Report

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

The group showed improvement, but its results lagged behind The Am Law 100's.