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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 355
  • Gross Revenues: $405,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,140,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,330,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Schulte Roth & Zabel is a New York-based law firm. Serving the financial services sector, the firm advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Schulte Roth & Zabel has 346 attorneys and is the 127th largest firm in the United States. With $389,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 74th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Schulte Roth & Zabel ranked as the 94th highest grossing law firm in the world. Schulte Roth & Zabel is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 78 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 78 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 127 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 102 6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 53 -11 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 122 0 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 28 -24 Summer programs

In the News

Fund for Modern Courts Awards

: New York Law Journal : May 25, 2016

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman presented the Fund for Modern Courts' 2016 John J. McCloy Memorial Award to Harlan Levy, a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and former chief deputy attorney general.

Shechtman and Jones Leave Zuckerman Spaeder for Bracewell

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 10, 2016

By bringing on two star litigators this week—Paul Shechtman, who is frequently juggling high-profile court cases, and Barbara Jones, a former Southern District judge—Bracewell is looking to regain strength fast in New York, while its newest partners hope to expand their client base.

Big Law Alums Seek to Grow Tech Startup Scene in New York

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 04, 2016

New York City's efforts to grow as an East Coast technology hub are being helped by Tech:NYC, a new nonprofit headed by a former Loeb & Loeb and Dentons lawyer that has two Am Law 100 alums on its board. Gunderson Dettmer is also involved with the organization.

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Daniel Shapiro, Founding Partner of Schulte Roth & Zabel, Dies at 77

MP McQueen and Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : April 19, 2016

Daniel Shapiro was an active partner in the firm's investment management and tax groups up until his death in London on Friday.

Holland & Knight, Choate Hall Latest Firms Tapped for Sex Abuse Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

The two Am Law 200 firms have been hired by Phillips Exeter Academy to probe sexual abuse allegations roiling the elite New Hampshire-based boarding school.

Founding Partner of Schulte Roth & Zabel Dies at 77

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

Daniel Shapiro helped to found Schulte Roth in 1969, opened its London office in 2002 and remained an active partner at the firm.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

Ex-Dewey Partners Spared Liability for Lease Payments

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 05, 2016

A Manhattan judge has found that hundreds of former partners of Dewey & LeBoeuf and legacy firms cannot be held personally liable for lease payments after the film filed for bankruptcy, relieving them of millions of dollars of potential liability.

McGuireWoods' Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 04, 2016

McGuireWoods adds 13 partners in 13 days; Paul Weiss poaches a high-powered Cravath M&A partner; Kenyon & Kenyon loses two patent prosecution pros to Norton Rose Fulbright; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

War on Multiple Fronts: A Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

Bryn Bowen and Holly H, Weiss, Schulte Roth & Zabel : Legaltech News : April 04, 2016

Success is adopting a holistic approach to managing threats on multiple fronts.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Firms Promote More Corporate Lawyers, Women to Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 21, 2016

Responding to a record volume of mergers and acquisitions, New York law firms advanced scores of corporate and transactional lawyers to partnership in their latest round of promotions.

Special Report: A Return to Earth for Elite New York Firms?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2016

A barrage of big deals in 2015 didn't translate into explosive growth for many of the country's most profitable firms.

Panel Reinstates NY Claims Alleging Caymans Breach

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : March 14, 2016

A minority shareholder's $40 million fiduciary breach claims against the directors of a Cayman Islands company were revived Thursday by a Manhattan appeals court, which held that he should be allowed to replead the claims under New York law.

The Am Law 100: Schulte Roth Holds Steady in Revenue, Profits

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2016

Schulte Roth & Zabel saw little growth in revenue and profits in 2015, but executive committee chairman Alan Waldenberg said the firm has boosted its appeal on the lateral market.

Windy City Welcomes Two Midsize Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 07, 2016

K&L Gates and Sidley Austin disgorge partners to new Chicago offices for other firms; a bevy of moves at legal giants Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright; Schulte Roth bolts on a broker-dealer group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Bracewell's Broker-Dealer Group Bolts for Schulte Roth

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2016

Julian Rainero, a barbecue aficionado and head of the broker-dealer and market regulation group at the newly renamed Bracewell, is leading a 10-lawyer team to Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York.

Banks Receives Vance Tribute

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 02, 2016

The Fund for Modern Courts presented its 2016 Cyrus R. Vance Tribute Tuesday to New York City Human Resources Commissioner Steven Banks.

Deal Watch: A Chinese Buyer's Big U.S. Tech Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 18, 2016

Am Law 100 firms Davis Polk and Weil have lead roles as China's Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. pays $6 billion in cash for Irvine, California-based Ingram Micro Inc.

Victim's Grandson 'Sickened' by Parole in 1980 Murder

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 05, 2016

Over the vehement opposition of the victim's family, New York's parole board has decided to release Terry Losicco, who was convicted of the brutal 1980 murder of 67-year-old Eleanor Prouty and the beating of her bedridden husband, Norman.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

Vinson & Elkins Work on $247M Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 27, 2016

Vinson & Elkins represents Trican Well Service in pending sale of U.S. assets to Houston-based Keane Group.

Foley Hoag Joins Sex Abuse Row at Elite New England School

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

St. George's School has retained Foley Hoag to replace a former Proskauer Rose lawyer in conducting an internal investigation at the embattled private boarding school, which is grappling with a decades-old sex abuse scandal.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2016

Latham & Watkins has added Louis Trotta, formerly of Goldman Sachs, as counsel; Milbank Tweed has elected four to the firm's partnership; Craig Levine has joined The Bronx Defenders as managing director of the Civil Action Practice and External Affairs; and more.


: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Ex-Greenberg Traurig Litigator Seeks Redemption for Sex Abuse Victims

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2016

Roderick “Eric” MacLeish Jr., an ex-Greenberg Traurig partner whose prior representation of sex abuse victims prompted a personal crisis and career retreat, is once again practicing law and advising clients pressing abuse claims against an elite Rhode Island boarding school.

INADMISSIBLE: Justices Schooled on Rap (Not by R.B.G.)

: The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

Hip-Hop star Killer Mike is making himself known at the U.S. Supreme Court just weeks after throwing his support behind Bernie Sanders for president. Plus more in this week's column.