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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, 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

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Opposing Counsel Join in Bid to Preserve $5.7B Credit Card Pact

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 03, 2015

Opposing counsel in a class action against Visa and MasterCard each claim the $5.7 billion settlement was not tainted by inappropriate communications between two lawyers who they say played limited roles on opposite sides of the litigation.

Koh Braces for Another Apple-Samsung Trial

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 01, 2015

Set for early 2016, the fourth jury trial between the smartphone rivals will calculate patent infringement damages for five Samsung products.

Shout-Out: Quinn Emanuel

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 28, 2015

Lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan saved the day for a bank accused of money laundering, securing a last-minute injunction that stopped draconian penalties from taking effect Friday.

Koh Says 'Enough Already!' to Apple-Samsung Gang

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 28, 2015

The judge imposes a filing freeze after conflicting decisions set off a mad dash to her courtroom.

Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Joins Davis Wright

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2015

David Quinto, one of the first partners at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan until leaving the litigation powerhouse last year, is headed to Davis Wright Tremaine with Scott Commerson. The two Quinn Emanuel alums hope for referrals from their former colleagues.

Grewal Shuts Down NPE's 'Groundhog Day' Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 25, 2015

Acacia Research Group can't bring a new wave of patent litigation against Apple and other phone makers over functionally identical products, the judge ruled.

How They Spent Their Summer Vacation

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Judging by an American Lawyer online poll, vacations barely registered in readers' plans this year. We checked in with some busy lawyers to see if they were taking time off this summer.

INADMISSIBLE: Interning for Justice Sonia Sotomayor

: The National Law Journal : August 24, 2015

Nick Aquart is starting work this month in the chambers of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — but not as a law clerk or full-time staffer. Plus more in this week's column.

Kyle Bass Loses First Round in PTAB

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 24, 2015

Acorda and lawyer Gerald Flattmann succeeded in fending off an inter partes review petition that was bashed as an attempt to game the stock market.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The New York Law Journal announces the 2015 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 Oct. 14.

Morning Wrap: Feds Defend Megaupload Forfeiture | Clinton Lawyer David Kendall Gets a Grassley Letter

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : August 18, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department defends the government's seizure of millions of dollars in assets tied to the defunct Megaupload file-sharing site. Sen. Chuck Grassley grills Hillary Clinton's lawyer, David Kendall, over email security. And the NCAA on Monday won its appeal before the National Labor Relations Board over Northwestern University football players' attempt to unionize. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

Brief Argues Against Mandatory Solitary on Death Row

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : August 12, 2015

Sixteen former corrections leaders from across the country are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Virginia case to end the automatic assignment of death row inmates to solitary confinement.

In Airline Forum Fight, Plaintiffs Argue My Court's Better Than Yours

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 10, 2015

Plaintiffs lawyers jockeying for position in 68 yet-to-be-consolidated antitrust suits against the major domestic airlines are mounting campaigns worthy of a local Chamber of Commerce visitor's brochure. Here's what the six courts in contention have going for them.

How Sports Got Blitzed by the Plaintiffs Bar

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 06, 2015

With deep pockets and peeved players, leagues are under pressure from a flurry of suits.

Federal Circuit Gives NPE Another Shot at $532.9M Apple Verdict

John Council : Texas Lawyer : August 05, 2015

After Smartflash won a half-billion- dollar patent infringement verdict against Apple from an Eastern District of Texas jury in February, it didn't take long for the nonpracticing entity's massive victory to fall apart.

Marvell Knocks $1.2 Billion Off Carnegie Mellon Patent Win—For Now

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 04, 2015

Federal Circuit panel says patent damages off limits for products manufactured, used and sold outside the U.S.

Five Things Law Firm Publicists Do Wrong—And What Lawyers Can Do Right

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 04, 2015

From fake "exclusives" to tardy announcements, law firm publicists can drive reporters crazy. Here's how lawyers can make the process better.

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Ninth Circuit Backs Microsoft in Royalty Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Judge Marsha Berzon OK'd the procedure a trial court developed to set royalty rates for standard-essential patents owned by Motorola.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Circuit Hands Samsung a Win and Apple a Setback in Same NPE Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

Apple waited too long to seek stay of a patent suit filed by Smartflash, the Federal Circuit ruled 2-1.

A Summer without Summer Associates?

Patience Haggin : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A Q&A with Quinn Emanuel chair John Quinn on how his firm is overhauling its recruitment program.

In Supreme Court Advocacy, Big Law Still Rules

David L. Brown : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Am Law 200 firms get the lion's share of oral argument, an analysis finds.

Circuit Clears Way for Lawyer's OT Suit Against Skadden

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Holding that a contract lawyer doing document review work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "provided services that a machine could have provided," the Second Circuit overruled a lower court Thursday and said the lawyer could proceed with his claim for overtime pay.

Litigator of the Week: D. Maimon Kirschenbaum of Joseph & Kirschenbaum

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 23, 2015

Raising novel questions about what it means to practice law, Kirschenbaum is taking on top law firms over their failure to pay overtime for the drudgery of contract lawyer document review.

Zoloft Plaintiffs Seek Pfizer Expert's Ex Parte Messages

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 15, 2015

The plaintiffs in the Zoloft multidistrict litigation have asked the court to order discovery of ex parte email chains between drugmaker Pfizer's expert witness and authors of studies used in the litigation.

In-House Counsel Profile: BAE Systems Inc.'s Ian Graham

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

"I love what we do; we protect those who protect us."