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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

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2016

Among other announcements, Quinn Emanuel has added as a partner Chad Johnson, most recently chief of investor protection in the New York Attorney General's Office, and Simpson Thacher has appointed partner Jonathan Youngwood as co-head of its litigation practice.

Houston Lawyer, Daughter Record Charity Album

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 08, 2016

David Gerger, a white-collar crime defense lawyer in Houston, writes and records songs about trials, justice and family on "Give Me Mercy."

Apple Goes After Quinn Client for Patent Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 08, 2016

In light of PTAB ruling, Aylus Networks should have known its suit had no chance, argues DLA Piper's Mark Fowler.


: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

New arrivals, lateral moves, and promotions in this week's column.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-NCL Exec, Virgin Settle Suit Over Cruise Plans

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : February 04, 2016

The former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line agrees to settle a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Virgin Group.

Lead Counsel Picked in Airline Price-Fixing Litigation

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 04, 2016

A federal judge has appointed lawyers from Hausfeld and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy to serve as co-lead counsel in more than 100 class actions alleging that four major airlines conspired to fix the prices of domestic fares.

Morning Wrap: Documentary Subjects Appear in Court | Pardons Old and New | Metro Retains Kevyn Orr

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 04, 2016

HBO's “The Jinx” subject Robert Durst and the podcast subject Adnan Syed both see movement in their criminal cases. The Justice Department names a new pardon attorney, while a news outlet finds a premature clemency request from Chelsea Clinton's father-in-law that her president dad never granted: This is a round-up of news from ALM and other outlets.

Quinn Emanuel Touts D.C. Hire as Another Practice Chief Leaves DLA Piper

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

Washington litigator Tara Lee is the fourth DLA Piper practice leader to decamp for another firm in less than a week.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

No Wonder Quinn Emanuel Wanted This Lateral Litigator

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 03, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan boasts that firm lawyers have tried more than 2,400 cases, winning 88 percent of them. New lateral partner Tara Lee, who joined the firm from DLA Piper, should fit right in. This case is one reason why.

Cisco Cheers ITC Ruling Against Arista

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 02, 2016

In a company blog post, Cisco general counsel Mark Chandler said infringement finding marks "the beginning of the end for Arista's systemic copying."

Litigator Joins K&L Gates in Bicoastal Role

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 01, 2016

John Pierce will split time between the firm's Palo Alto and Pittsburgh offices.

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

Enforceability of Cosby Agreement Unclear, Attorneys Say

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2016

Attorneys for Bill Cosby continue to argue the comedian's oral nonprosecution agreement with a former Montgomery County district attorney is enforceable. But the validity of such an agreement and its applicability to the current district attorney are unclear, attorneys said.

Contract Lawyer Overtime Suits Raised Industry Awareness

John Tarbox : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Even before recent cases on overtime pay for contract attorneys were resolved, law firms sought to make changes in contractor procedure. But now they are even more sensitive to this topic as it regularly comes up in client meetings.

Cosby's Attorneys: Oral Nonprosecution Agreement Enforceable

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2016

Attorneys for Bill Cosby have struck back against the Montgomery County district attorney's contention that the comedian is seeking "special treatment" from the courts, arguing that the comedian's oral nonprosecution agreement with a former district attorney is enforceable.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2016

Quinn Emanuel, Robins Kaplan and Greenberg Traurig announce new hires, while Morrison & Foerster has elected three to partner.

Arista Ups Ante in Feud With Cisco

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 26, 2016

The company, under fire from its larger rival, has hired a team from Wilson Sonsini and is pursuing antitrust claims.

Baker Botts Scores $8.2M Verdict in Eastern District of Texas Patent Infringement Battle

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2016

A patent infringement battle between two rival companies selling Voice over the Internet protocol (VOIP) technology has led to an $8.2 million jury verdict for Baker Botts' client GENBAND U.S.

IN BRIEF: Tesla Sues Over Prototype

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

Tesla Motors Inc. filed suit against the auto parts supplier who made the hydraulic mechanism for a prototype of the "Falcon Wing" doors on its new Model X crossover SUV. Plus more in this week's column.

K&L Gates Going Gangbusters, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2016

After a series of lateral losses, K&L Gates hits the ground running with some new hires to start 2016; Dickstein Shapiro's departures mount; Fried Frank launches a London restructuring practice and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pittsburgh Woman's Suit Against Cosby Tossed

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2016

A federal judge has tossed a Pittsburgh woman's civil suit against Bill Cosby, finding that statements the comedian made refuting rape allegations against him fell short of defamation.

VW Judge Names 22 Lawyers to Class Action 'Dream Team'

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 21, 2016

Judge Charles Breyer selected Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein as lead counsel.

3 Houston Lawyers Represent Pardoned Iranians

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2016

Houston lawyers representing three of the Iranians who received presidential pardons this month said they never before represented a client who received a presidential pardon.

Quinn Emanuel Boosts Law Clerk Signing Bonus to $75K

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has upped the amount it gives to law clerks as signing bonuses this year, according to a letter the Los Angeles-based litigation firm sent to federal appeals court clerks. "Starting this year, we have increased our signing bonus for law clerks to $75,000," according to a January letter from the firm to federal law clerks obtained by The National Law Journal this week.

Elizabeth Wydra Named New President of Constitutional Accountability Center

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Elizabeth Wydra, longtime chief counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, is set to succeed founder Doug Kendall, who died in September, as president.

Parties in NYCHA Mold Suit Select Special Master

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2016

Christopher Prather will guide compliance with court orders to make sure that mold problems in New York City public housing—and the water leaks and buildup of excessive moisture that cause them—are fixed in a timely fashion.

Lawyers for U.S., Iranian Captives Celebrate Prisoner Swap

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

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, which represented reporter Jason Rezaian before his release from an Iranian prison, was just one of the American firms praising the latest diplomatic breakthrough in U.S.-Iran relations.