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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 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 $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 and NY.

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

New Challenge to Native American Adoption Rules

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 27, 2015

A husband-wife team from two Washington law offices filed suit Wednesday challenging new government guidelines for adopting Native American children in the aftermath of a landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Quinn Emanuel to Launch First Mainland China Office

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 26, 2015

A Shanghai office is expected to open this fall, and the firm has poached Kirkland & Ellis Asia investigations head Samuel Williamson to lead it.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Second Circuit To Weigh Overtime Pay for Contract Lawyers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 26, 2015

The appeal, which asks whether some attorney duties are so mechanical that they don't amount to practicing law, could decide the fate of overtime cases facing Skadden and Quinn Emanuel.

Suit Accuses Oculus Founder of Double-Crossing Early Backers

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 21, 2015

Two men represented by Quinn Emanuel claim Palmer Luckey passed off their joint work on virtual reality technology as his own.

Pfizer Wins Right to See Expert Report in Similar Birth-Defect Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : May 19, 2015

Lawyers bringing the case alleging that Zoloft caused birth defects in babies born to women who took the antidepressant have to turn over the report that their expert produced in similar litigation over Prozac, the federal judge handling the case has ruled.

Boies, Quinn Reap More Settlements in Foam Antitrust MDL

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

Two months after the Supreme Court refused to undo certification of a "gargantuan" antitrust class action, a half-dozen foam manufacturers have agreed to pay big bucks to bow out of the price-fixing case.

Pinterest, Pintrips Open Trademark Trial

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 18, 2015

Judge Haywood Gilliam is asked to decide if "pin" is an online metaphor like trash and folder—or if the names are as likely to generate confusion as the lawyers' pronunciation of them suggest.

Samsung Scores Partial Reversal of Smartphone Verdict

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 18, 2015

Federal Circuit Chief Judge Sharon Prost rejected $382 million in trade dress damages awarded to Apple, saying its phones' rounded corners and other features weren't merely stylish, but functional.

For IRS, Quinn Emanuel Hire Stirs Trouble in Congress and in Court

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : May 18, 2015

Amid its $20 billion triumph for the FHFA, Quinn Emanuel is facing scrutiny over the firm's latest litigation venture for the U.S. government.

Litigator of the Week: Philippe Selendy of Quinn Emanuel

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 14, 2015

Even if Selendy had lost his landmark securities trial for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, it would be hard to call the FHFA's litigation campaign against Wall Street anything but a victory. But boy, did he ever win.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The American Lawyer announced this week the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.

Goldman Loses $100M FINRA Ruling as CDO Headaches Rage On

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2015

In yet another dispute alleging that Goldman Sachs marketed a CDO that it was wagering would fail, a FINRA panel sided with the bank's adversaries at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

FHFA Trial Produces Big Loss for Banks, Big Win for Quinn Emanuel

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2015

Sullivan & Cromwell and Simpson Thacher couldn't pull off a surprise win before U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.

Uber Legal Goes From Zero to 70 in Three Years

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 08, 2015

GC Salle Yoo has had to quickly assemble an in-house army to fend off a widening array of global regulatory and litigation challenges.

AIG Dodges Employers' Class Action Over Workers' Comp Fraud

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : May 06, 2015

Siding with Quinn Emanuel, a judge dismissed the last in a series of cases targeting AIG and its former CEO Maurice Greenberg for a decades-old fraud involving workers' compensation premiums.

Kathleen Sullivan

: The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

Firms Ranked by Profits Per Partner

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz becomes the first firm to crack the $5 million profits-per-partner mark, coming in at $5.5 million. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was just shy of breaching the $5 million barrier with $4.925 million.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs; SmartFlash v. Apple; Carpenter v. Ace Foam; In re Forex Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Litigation Department of the Year: Latham & Watkins

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Across practice areas, Latham litigators gave masterful courtroom performances, taking home key jury wins while also persuading judges to make new law that helped the whole corporate defense bar.

AIG Agrees to Drop Trade Secrets Case for $72 Million

: The Litigation Daily : April 24, 2015

The deal comes three years after AIG accused billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy of pilfering its aircraft leasing unit, and three months after Quinn Emanuel stepped into the case.

2015 Litigation Department of the Year and In-house Impact Awards

Recorder staff : The Recorder : April 24, 2015

Litigation Department of the Year, Antitrust: Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 23, 2015

They scored big wins -- including a $26.1 million verdict -- playing both offense and defense.

Paul Weiss Scores for Pfizer in Zoloft Bellwether Trial

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 20, 2015

Beth Wilkinson led a trial team that persuaded St. Louis jurors to clear Pfizer in the first trial of hundreds of pending cases linking Zoloft to birth defects.

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Quinn Emanuel Wins Reversal, Revives Suit over $1.5B CDO

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : April 15, 2015

In the latest case sparked by the alleged CDO shenanigans of hedge fund Magnetar Capital, the Second Circuit ruled that FGIC can pursue claims over a $1.5 billion CDO gone bad.