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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

Software Developer's Claims Revived in Trade Secrets Case

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : October 07, 2015

A software inventor had his claims for misappropriation of confidential ideas and breach of fiduciary duty revived Tuesday against an early investor who allegedly provided the inventor's trade secrets to the founders of Pinterest.

Mayer Brown Tapped to Defend Volkswagen Consumer Suits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2015

The legal lineup continues to expand on both sides of Volkswagen's historic corporate disaster.

On the Move

: The Recorder : October 05, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

American Law Firms Raise Their Bets on Germany

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : October 04, 2015

U.S. firms have adopted ambitious growth strategies in Germany, shaking up that country's lateral market.

2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

: The Recorder : October 02, 2015

Ex-Skadden Associate Beats Out Firm for Police Monitor Job

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

A former Skadden and Quinn Emanuel associate who joined a nonprofit police consulting firm will lead a team overseeing reforms at the Cleveland Division of Police. The department, which the Justice Department has accused of using a pattern of excessive force, has made national headlines for violent acts against local citizens.

Arnold & Porter Licks Patent Suit for 'Chocolate' Catheter Company

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 30, 2015

The complete defense verdict is a win for TriReme Medical—but the company is still on the hook for $20 million for fiduciary breaches.

Unlikely Duo Joins Volkswagen Fray

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 29, 2015

Hagens Berman and Quinn Emanuel have teamed up in a nationwide class action against the automaker.

Seven Texas-Based Firms Among Nation's Most Fearsome

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Two Houston firms are listed in "Awesome Opponents" category in BTI Litigation Outlook 2016 survey of in-house lawyers.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Amarin Pharma v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration; Hexum v. Eli Lilly; ZeniMax Media v. Oculus VR; Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group

Special Report: The 2015 Global 100

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

The world's top-grossing firms are experiencing steady growth after a long, bumpy journey. But while revenue per lawyer and profits per partner have rebounded, that's due in part to declining headcount.

DLA Piper Doubles Hamburg Size With 20-Lawyer Raid

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The global legal giant has brought on a team of lawyers from British firm Bird & Bird in the German city, the latest in a series of local mass lateral hires by Am Law 100 firms.

"THANK YOU! THANK YOU!" Inmate Serving Life on Drug Charge Released Because of These Pro Bono Lawyers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 23, 2015

After 30 years behind bars for a drug charge, Luis Anthony Rivera was released last week—but not because he was wrongly convicted or granted clemency. He was released because it was the right thing to do. He had been punished enough. Credit an incredible pro bono effort by lawyers from Quinn Emanuel and Starnes Davis Florie.

Judge OKs Class in Egg Price-Fixing Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : September 23, 2015

A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg producers devised a price-fixing scheme that violated state and federal antitrust laws.

The 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

ALM is pleased to announce its recognition of 50 law firms from across the country that accomplished the largest awards for their plaintiff clients in 2015.

INADMISSIBLE: Marshall's Legacy: THE LDF Ties That Bind

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

While GOP presidential hopefuls invoked the legacy of Ronald Reagan on a California debate stage on Sept. 16, a group of high-powered lawyers and judges met in New York to honor another storied American: Thurgood Marshall. Plus more in this week's column.

Koh Signs Off On $548 Million Judgment Against Samsung

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 21, 2015

The judge awarded half a billion in damages to Apple, despite one patent's invalidation by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Fee Tracker: Space, Securities, Shale and Stadia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2015

A look at the Am Law 100 firms fueling up with clients competing in the new space race; Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson's FHFA fee windfall; the legal fees of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Sutherland Asbill's bills backing a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

Bias Suit Against The Dakota Dismissed

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

A Manhattan judge has dismissed Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher's discrimination suit against the board of directors of The Dakota, the famed Upper West Side co-op.

Morning Wrap: GM Makes Deal with DOJ | Menendez in Court | Ahmed Needs a Lawyer

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 17, 2015

The Justice Department has reached an agreement with General Motors over its handling of an ignition-switch defect. Quinn Emanuel & Sullivan picks a fight with big banks, Sen. Bob Mendendez fights back against his indictment and jurors are deciding on the Dewey & LeBoeuf administrators' fates: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Apple Secures 'So What' Sales Ban Against Samsung

Vanessa Blum : The Recorder : September 17, 2015

The Federal Circuit's ruling will be parsed by patent lawyers but won't make much difference to either company's bottom line.

Federal Agency Pays Two Firms $406M for MBS Litigation

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 16, 2015

Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson have received more than $406 million in attorney fees and costs for representing the Federal Housing Finance Agency in litigation against banks over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Morning Wrap: Summer Associate Satisfaction Survey | Judge Lifts FBI Gag Order

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 15, 2015

Kaye Scholer joined Boston-based Choate Hall & Stewart in a tie for first place in The American Lawyer's 2015 Summer Associate satisfaction survey. A federal judge lifts the FBI's gag order against an Internet service provider. Lawyers for the file-sharing website Megaupload press their forfeiture appeal in the Fourth Circuit. This is a roundup of news from ALM and other publications.

IP Shops See Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2015

Finnegan Henderson and Kenyon & Kenyon, two top IP-focused firms, see partners peel away on both coasts; Gibson Dunn grows in London; Morgan Lewis adds an Islamic finance expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

How They Spent Their Summer Vacation

Anita Abedian : The American Lawyer : September 14, 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.

Quinn Emanuel Tackles Chicago Market with Kirkland Hire

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : September 14, 2015

Promising to expand its footprint in the Midwest, Quinn Emanuel has hired longtime Kirkland & Ellis partner Jonathan Bunge, a top Chicago litigator who once challenged Patrick Fitzgerald to serve as the city's top federal prosecutor.

Courts Would Do Well to Offer Definition of 'Legal Work'

Mark Dubois : New Jersey Law Journal : September 10, 2015

Federal court missed an opportunity to define what exactly "legal work" consists of.

House Suit Against Obama Administration Jumps Early Hurdle

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2015

The House of Representatives, alleging an unconstitutional infringement on its appropriation powers, can sue the Obama administration over Affordable Care Act spending, a federal judge in Washington, ruled on Wednesday. The court did not rule on the merits of the case.

Web Designer Dishes on Best Law Firm Websites

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

Joe Walsh and Burkey Belser of Greenfield/Belser Ltd. spent hours compiling their thoughts on the designs of 100 major law firm websites. Walsh shared his favorites with the NLJ.

Designers Dish on Firms' Websites

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

Joe Walsh and Burkey Belser of Greenfield/Belser Ltd. spent hours compiling their thoughts on the designs of 100 major law firm websites. Walsh shared his favorites with the NLJ.