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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has 674 attorneys and is the 57th 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 2015 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, NY, TX and WA.

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 52 6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 50 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

NYLJ Announces Its Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : July 07, 2016

The New York Law Journal announces the 2016 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Sept. 20.

After Nixing Summer Program, Quinn Emanuel Lures 3Ls with $35K Bonus

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

The firm has gone mostly without summer associates, but has found another way to try to recruit soon-to-be law school graduates.

Quinn Emanuel, Litigation Funder Team Up for Landmark $25B MasterCard Fight

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

The case, which promises to be the largest yet under the U.K.'s retooled competition law, marks the largest non-U.S. investment by Chicago-based litigation funder Gerchen Keller Capital LLC.

Glaser Weil Lawyers Want Out of Salacious Suit Against Valley Investor

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : July 05, 2016

Patrica Glaser and Jill Basinger have reported a "breakdown in communications" with a client who accuses Silicon Valley venture capitalist Michael Goguen of sexual abuse and breaching a $40 million contract.

Arbitration Pledge for Diversity Met With Skepticism in South Florida and Latin America

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : June 29, 2016

A pledge that aims to increase the number of women in international arbitration has gained the support of hundreds of people and organizations worldwide, but the response from attorneys in South Florida and Latin America has been less enthusiastic.

Supreme Court Will Hear Antitrust Case Over ATM Fees

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : June 28, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear an antitrust case that accuses Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and three major banks—Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo—of conspiring to inflate ATM access fees.

An ITC Fight Like You've Never Seen Before

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 21, 2016

Leave it to lawyers from Quinn Emanuel to come up with a new way to litigate a decades-old grievance--and to use a statute that's synonymous with patent disputes in a totally unexpected way.

Vimeo Prevails in Copyright Infringement Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 17, 2016

A federal appeals court Thursday recognized greater protections for internet service providers in their defense against copyright infringement claims.

More Firms Jump on Cravath Pay Scale, as S&C Beats Top End

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

A bevy of big firms continue this week to match the new base pay scale for associates set Monday by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Sullivan & Cromwell sought to up the ante for its most senior associates, as other firms like Latham & Watkins joined the pay raise party.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Maaren Shah

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Maaren Shah was named a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in January. Beginning as an associate in 2007, she has been called an attorney with exceptional competence and skill

Circuit Skeptical of $20 Million Medical Device Verdict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 07, 2016

A Federal Circuit panel seemed a bit out of their element on Tuesday in a dispute between two catheter companies that raises state law fiduciary duty claims.

John Quinn Feels Your Pain

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 07, 2016

The super litigator pays tribute to the broken-hearted.

High Court To Review FCA Sealing

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 06, 2016

A key provision in the federal law designed to uncover fraud against the government will come under scrutiny next term in the U.S. Supreme Court.

North Carolina Blue Cross Sues Feds for $130M in Health Care Payments

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 02, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Thursday became the latest insurer to take the federal government to court over the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it is owed nearly $130 million under a program designed to limit the financial risks of entering new health care markets.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Justices Take Dispute Over False Claim Act's Sealing Requirement

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 31, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court, stepping into legal fallout from Hurricane Katrina, agreed on Tuesday to hear State Farm Fire & Casualty's appeal that it did not fraudulently shift certain damages claims to the federal government for payment. The case, State Farm Fire & Casualty v. United States, ex rel. Rigsby, involves the False Claims Act, a regular source of high court litigation in recent years.

Quinn Emanuel Continues European Push With Zurich Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its European presence with the launch of a new office in Switzerland under partner Thomas Werlen. Zurich-based FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is a major client of the firm.

In Third Circuit, Cosby Defends District Court Ruling

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 24, 2016

In a brief to a federal appeals court, Bill Cosby argued that defamation claims brought by a Pittsburgh woman were rightly dismissed.

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.