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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 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

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.

Judges Toy With One Strike Policy on Patent Damages

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 22, 2014

Facing increasing waves of Daubert motions, judges can't seem to agree on the penalties to impose when the challenges succeed.

Apple Loses Bid to Collect Attorney Fees From Samsung

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung raised reasonable defenses to the trade dress claims at issue in its epic fight with Apple, making fee shifting inappropriate.

Apple Loses Bid to Collect Attorney Fees From Samsung

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung raised reasonable defenses to the trade dress claims at issue, making fee shifting inappropriate.

Judge Grants Injunction in Baseball Telecast Rights Case

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 19, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Marks on Monday halted the Washington Nationals from stripping a Baltimore Orioles-controlled sports network of its game telecast rights pending the outcome of an arbitration ruling challenge.

INADMISSIBLE: Advocate Sees Urgency in Marriage Fight

: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Hogan Lovell's Neal Katyal has a lineup of U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the coming term that most high court advocates would trade a coveted justice bobblehead for. But none of the five he will argue is likely to capture the nation's attention as much one he recently signed up to handle. Plus more in this week's column.

Federal Circuit Guts $30 Million Jury Verdict Against Google

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 15, 2014

Circuit Judge Raymond Chen dissented from the panel's decision, which found that web search patents asserted against Google should have been deemed obvious.

S&C Prevails Again for Porsche in Battle With Hedge Funds

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 15, 2014

Echoing a 2012 ruling by a state appeals court, the Second Circuit agreed with Porsche's lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell that billions of dollars in claims against the German automaker don't belong in the United States.

Federal Circuit Guts $30 Million Jury Verdict Against Google

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 15, 2014

Circuit Judge Raymond Chen dissented from panel decision that web search patents asserted against Google should have been deemed obvious.

Google Asks Federal Circuit to Decide Turf War With Rockstar

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 14, 2014

The only "sensible" venue for the dispute, argues Quinn Emanuel's Charles Verhoeven, is Northern California.

Google Takes Turf Battle With Rockstar to Circuit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 14, 2014

The only "sensible" venue for the dispute, argues Quinn Emanuel's Charles Verhoeven, is Northern California.

Video Game Settlement Proposal Revived

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Part of a proposed class-action deal—thrown off track when the lead plaintiff went to jail—is on again, with video-game developer Sega of America Inc. agreeing to a $1.25 million settlement. But Gearbox Software LLC continues to fight allegations that it unlawfully misrepresented the features of “Aliens: Colonial Marines.”

Google, Law Profs Join Battle Over $1.5B Marvell Verdict

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 12, 2014

A group of major tech companies and academics have thrown their weight behind Marvell Semiconductor's bid to reverse a $1.54 billion trial loss to Carnegie Mellon University, arguing that the verdict was based on a dangerous ruling applying U.S. patent law to overseas commerce.

Susman Godfrey Wipes Out $283M Verdict in Satellite IP War

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 11, 2014

A federal judge in San Diego ruled that that a do-over is needed in ViaSat's case against Space Systems/Loral in order "to prevent a miscarriage of justice."

Network Challenges Arbitral Ruling on Baseball Telecast Fees

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 11, 2014

A regional sports channel is calling foul on an arbitration award issued by a three-member committee of Major League Baseball team owners that requires the network to pay an additional $20 million a year in telecast rights fees to the Washington Nationals team franchise.

Judge Won't Toss Antitrust Class Actions Against MLB, NHL

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 10, 2014

Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and cable broadcasters are stuck fighting claims that they schemed to shield regional sports networks from competition for live game broadcasts.

Chadbourne Wins Reprieve for Broadcaster in MLB Rights Spat

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 07, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, a broadcaster mostly controlled by the Baltimore Orioles, has bought itself an extra inning in its bid to undo an arbitration panel's decision that it owes about $80 million in telecast licensing revenue to the Washington Nationals.

Liquor Distributor Cannot Use Explorers' Club Name, Judge Holds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 06, 2014

A New York-based not-for-profit professional society dedicated to scientific research and exploration won an injunction against an alcoholic beverages distributor whose line of whiskies uses the group's name under the Johnnie Walker brand.