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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 673
  • Gross Revenues: $972,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,445,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has 673 attorneys and is the 58th largest firm in the United States.  With $972,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 26th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, London and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 26 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 26 2 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

Who's On and Off the Global 100 List

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Several firms appear for the first time on the Global 100 list, while others fall off.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fairfield Liquidator Wins New Chance to Void Madoff Deal

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 27, 2014

As with any financial upheaval, the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities brought opportunities for fees and profit. And as with Madoff's fraud, some suffered plain old bad luck.

The Morning Wrap

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : September 23, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM and other publications, including: New Jersey Supreme Court confronts post-sentence GPS tracking; Citizens United loses in Colorado federal district court; and Michael Boggs' nomination languishes.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

New details on Tom Boggs as firm leader, Republicans sign up a litigation specialist firm, plus merger news and patent forecasts: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

Johnnie Walker, Explorers' Club Settle Via Sponsorship Deal

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 22, 2014

Global spirits distributor Diageo and New York not-for-profit society The Explorers Club announced a settlement Friday that resolves litigation in New York's Commercial Division over the company's use of the club's name in a Johnnie Walker whiskey collection.

Koh Pares Apple's Bill of Costs

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

The San Jose judge ordered Samsung to pay $1.8 million incurred by Apple in the companies' 2012 trial.

$1M Fees Ruling from Special Referee Spurs New Dispute

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : September 22, 2014

That the fee recommendation has prompted a new round of legal wrangling is emblematic of a case in which the plaintiff retained five separate firms, including Blank Rome and Quinn Emanuel, appealed every lower court ruling and moved several times to reargue appellate decisions.

ViaSat Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Important Victory for Google Inc.

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Software makers led by Google Inc. scored a big win at the U.S. Inter­national Trade Commission in the form of a ruling that could shield their products in some instances from the agency's jurisdiction.

House GOP Contract Restricts Firm in Obama Suit

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

Baker & Hostetler no longer will represent House Republicans in their suit against President Barack Obama's use of executive authority because of a contract violation, two people with knowledge of the firm said Monday.

Diegeo Inks Deal to Exit Johnnie Walker Trademark Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 21, 2014

As part of the settlement, Johnnie Walker will become a corporate sponsor for the New York-based Explorers Club. The deal ends a feud that pitted the club's lawyers at Boies, Schiller & Flexner against counsel for Diageo at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Women Leaders in Tech Law: Victoria Maroulis, Quinn Emanuel

: The Recorder : September 18, 2014

The IP litigator has been busy representing Samsung in its smartphone trials with Apple.

Special Referee's $1M Fees Ruling Spurs New Challenge

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 18, 2014

The firm Herrick, Feinstein is entitled to $1 million in fees and costs for defending a developer in a contract dispute over a Staten Island waterfront parcel, a case that spanned five years and involved numerous appeals, a New York County special referee concluded late last month.

Litigators of the Week: Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn of Ogletree Deakins

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 18, 2014

The threat of big overtime damages for contract lawyers in New York has been diminished, thanks to a ruling that Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn won for Skadden.

Judge Dismisses Contract Attorney's Suit Against Skadden

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

A federal judge in Manhattan threw out a lawsuit filed by David Lola, a former contract lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, who accused the firm and its legal staffing agency, Tower Legal Staffing, of violating federal overtime pay laws. Lola's attorney vows to appeal the ruling.

Elizabeth Wydra

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Lori Alvino McGill

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

In the Home Stretch, FHFA Inks $550M Deal With HSBC

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 12, 2014

Like more than a dozen bank defendants before it, HSBC on Friday reached a megabucks settlement to end its mortgage-backed securities fight with Fannie and Freddie's conservator.

Jawbone's Samuel Fleischmann

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 12, 2014

This general counsel is hiring, but be ready to 'do anything and everything.'

Trial Opens in Death of 8-Year-Old at Mother's Hands

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

More than four years after Gigi Jordan, a multimillionaire former pharmaceutical executive, was found rambling incoherently beside her 8-year-old son's lifeless body in New York's Peninsula Hotel, a Manhattan jury is finally hearing murder charges against her.

Claims Against $135 Mil. Health Data System Sale to Proceed

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 10, 2014

Molina Information Systems LLC can proceed with its lawsuit alleging Unisys Corp. failed to disclose issues with its Idaho Medicaid management information systems prior to the unit's $135 million sale, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : September 10, 2014

A round up of legal news from around the web and ALM-affiliated publications: prosecutors defend the Ray Rice plea; Home Depot cyberattack fall out; why are insider trading sentences so stiff?

Quinn Emanuel Wields Fair Use to Foil Fox News Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 09, 2014

Fox News and its lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis suffered a big setback on Tuesday in their copyright case against TVEyes Inc., a service that allows corporations, media watchdogs and political campaigns to track what cable news pundits are saying.

ViaSat Agrees to Drop Satellite IP Case for $100 Million

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2014

After a judge tossed a $283 million damages award they won against rival Space Systems/Loral, the satellite design company ViaSat and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel have opted to cut a deal rather than face another jury.

Quinn Emanuel Reloads Against Banks in New Price-Fixing Case

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : September 05, 2014

Fresh off a pretrial win in a lawsuit accusing big banks of conspiring to fix credit default swaps, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has launched a new multibillion-dollar antitrust suit against the banks, this time over interest rate swaps.

No Escape for Banks in Credit Default Swap Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Institutional investors represented by Quinn Emanuel and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw cleared a major hurdle on Thursday, when a judge refused to toss most of a multibillion-dollar class action targeting top international investment banks.

Patent Wins Pile Up for Google After

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Applying the age-old concepts of searching and ranking to the Internet made Google one of the world's richest companies. But Google's lawyers are on a roll, defeating patent cases on the grounds that taking an abstract idea and adding a computer doesn't warrant patent protection.