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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ranked as the 35th 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

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.

Banks Beat FDIC Suit Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014

Adopting an argument that other courts have rejected, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that the FDIC waited too long to sue Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other banks that sold mortgage-backed securities.

Forgive Them if They Can't Take a Joke

Marcia Coyle : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

In its 2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court still found humor in its pursuit of solutions, and sometimes at the expense of the lawyers appearing before it.

Ninth Circuit Ratchets Up Oracle's Copyright Damages Against SAP

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The court upped damages to $356.7 million but won't allow Oracle to argue for hypothetical license fees if it instead opts for a new trial.

Ninth Circuit Hikes Oracle's Copyright Damages Against SAP

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

The court upped damages to $356.7 million, but won't allow Oracle to argue for hypothetical license fees if it opts for a new trial.

Remaining Banks Hit Another Dead End in FHFA Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 28, 2014

We've lost count of how many times the banks sued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency for selling shoddy mortgage-backed securities have had their defenses slapped down by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.

Amid Snapchat's Rise, Legal Advisers Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

The Silicon Beach photo messaging service Snapchat was valued at $10 billion this week following an investment from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Behind the startup's rapid rise to fame are a handful of firms, including Cooley, which does most of Snapchat's outside legal work, and others like Perkins Coie and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is the son of two lawyers with Am Law 100 ties.

In re: G-I Holdings, Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2014

Adversary Complaint Seeking Injunctive Relief for Asbestos Claims Dismissed

Koh Rejects Apple's Latest Bid for Sales Ban

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

The company's lawyers failed to obtain even a modest injunction against Samsung based on a jury's 2014 infringement verdict.

Decade-Old Battle Over Stoli Trademark Continues

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2014

With its plot twists and sheer length, the decade-old battle for the Stolichnaya vodka trademark is starting to resemble a Russian novel.

FHFA Reaches $1.2 Billion Deal with Goldman

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : August 24, 2014

This deal brings the FHFA's recovery from major banks to more than $21 billion, reinforcing that the agency's litigation crusade, begun in 2011 against 18 banks and led by Philippe Selendy of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, has been a monumental success.

Judges Toy With One-Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

But William Rooklidge of Jones Day says there's still a divide over how to move forward when one side's damages theories don't add up.

MFormation Won't See Dime of $147 Million Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel led by Chief Judge Sharon Prost said the district judge was right to wipe out a verdict against Research in Motion.

RIM Won't Have To Pay $147M Jury Award

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

A Federal Circuit panel upheld the elimination of a verdict against Research in Motion won by former business partner mFormation.