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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

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

Group Challenges Settlement in Vitamin Water Case

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2014

Blasting a proposed settlement that would give the plaintiffs' attorneys $1.2 million and consumers only injunctive relief, the watchdog group Truth in Advertising Inc. has filed a motion to oppose the deal cut with The Coca-Cola. Co. over alleged false advertising of its Glaceau Vitaminwater products.

IPRs Shift the Patent-Lit Playing Field

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 17, 2014

Pure litigation shops, like Clement Roberts' Durie Tangri, need to partner with PTO practitioners for what's become a team sport.

Fenwick & West Advises Symantec on Split

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2014

The Mountain View, Calif.-based antivirus software maker announced that it would separate its businesses, joining a recent wave of technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard and eBay that have decided that two is better than one.

Inside the Michael Jackson Memorabilia Forfeiture Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement in a civil forfeiture case against a senior official in Equatorial Guinea accused of corruption. The federal government will sell the official's Malibu home and Ferrari, but he'll get to keep his private plane and most of his Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Dickstein Shapiro IP Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2014

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips adds a three-partner West Coast IP team from struggling Dickstein Shapiro; Boies Schiller loses a litigator to Barclays, but grabs Al Franken's former general counsel; Davis Polk and Willkie Farr bring back partners from public service; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

With a Series of Star Hires, Freshfields Shifts Strategy in New York

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014

Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the United States, especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank, and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.

Fried Frank, Quinn Emanuel Boost London With Senior Partner Hires

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2014

Fried Frank captures Kirkland & Ellis London senior partner Graham White, who joins the firm as its first-ever London managing partner, while Quinn Emanuel launches a London competition practice with the hire of litigator Boris Bronfentrinker from Hausfeld & Co.

With a Series of Star Hires, Freshfields Shifts Strategy in New York

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : October 13, 2014

Elite U.K. firms have struggled to establish themselves as serious contenders in the U.S., especially in big-ticket transactional work. Now Freshfields has recruited high-profile talent from Skadden, Wachtell, Fried Frank and Shearman in a bid to challenge Wall Street firms on their own turf.

Do Foreign Firms Need a Hong Kong Law Practice?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 13, 2014

The city's once-booming capital markets had prompted a big push into local law, but the slowdown that followed has forced at least one firm—Milbank—to reconsider. Still, others see value in the practice, though for different reasons. Here's why.

Term Off to a Rollicking Start

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's opening week was like no other, a roller coaster of buried big news, mishaps and oral arguments that touched on the length of beards and the meaning of work.

Henri Law Group's Brian Henri

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

The Sunnyvale solo represents former NFL players in a class action against Electronic Arts.

Federal Circuit Scolds Texas Judge, Sends Rockstar-Google Feud to California

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 09, 2014

The appeals court said U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of Texas abused his discretion by moving forward with duplicative litigation.

High Court Not Eager to Invade Jury Process

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : October 08, 2014

Fearful that jury verdicts would come under new attacks, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed reluctant to allow evidence that a juror lied during questioning before trial to be admitted following the trial.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 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.

Creditors Can Raise Derivative Claims for Pre-Insolvency Board Actions

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 08, 2014

A Delaware statute prohibiting shareholders from initiating derivative claims against a company for actions occurring before a stock purchase does not bar an insolvent corporation's creditors from filing a derivative lawsuit for acts that predate the company's insolvency, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

MatlinPatterson Fends Off $55 Million Arbitration Award

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 05, 2014

The fund's lawyers at Simpson Thacher persuaded a judge to rule for the second time that MatlinPatterson never agreed to arbitrate pricing disputes over a $320 million Brazilian airline industry transaction.

Report: Law Firm Mergers Continue Their Record Pace

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil's latest law firm merger report finds that the 62 law firm combinations announced in the U.S. from January through September of this year slightly outpaces last year's record for the same period.

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.

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.