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  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

DLA Piper, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Sullivan & Worcester and Schulte Roth & Zabel have each added an attorney.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Related Claims Are in the Eye of the Beholder

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: Under the terms of typical professional liability and directors' and officers' insurance policies, multiple claims that arise out of interrelated wrongful acts are treated as a single claim deemed to have been first made at the time the first of the related claims was made against the insured. Whether the treatment of multiple related claims as a single claim benefits the insured or the insurer depends on the circumstances.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 14, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Expert Witnesses to Be Heard in Right-to-Counsel Trial

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

An Albany judge will get some help at a long-awaited trial in weighing the adequacy of the defense in criminal matters that indigent people receive in New York.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

One of Five Upstate Counties Settles Public Defense Suit

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Ontario County has agreed to introduce new measures to provide legal representation for indigent defendants in a settlement with the New York Civil Liberties Union, according to a press release from NYCLU.

50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act Recognized

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is hosting a panel discussion Wednesday and black-tie gala Thursday in New York.

False Claims Act Debts Held Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Lawrence V. Gelber and James T. Bentley : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lawrence V. Gelber and James T. Bentley review the revival by the Southern District of a $2 billion suit brought against a Chapter 11 corporate debtor by two qui tam relators under the False Claims Act, a decision which could impact the ability of a corporate debtor with potential FCA liability to successfully reorganize.

June 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Novartis / Glaxo / Eli Lilly; TIAA-CREF / Nuveen; Mallinckrodt / Questcor; Blackstone / Gates

Am Law Trio Toasts Sale of TGI Fridays

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Kirkland and Schulte Roth advise as Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners buy the restaurant chain from Carlson Companies.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Schulte Roth, Skadden Tune In for Cobham's Aeroflex Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

The British defense contractor absorbs a New York-based microelectronics maker in a $1.46 billion deal.

Kaye, Zabel Recognized for Advocacy

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye , of counsel at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and William D. Zabel, a founding partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, received awards of distinction from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention for their pioneering efforts to advocate for victims' rights.

Pro Bono Awards

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel honored 65 attorneys who performed more than 50 hours of pro bono service in 2013 at a reception on Thursday.

Am Law Duo Put to Bed $1.3 Billion Hotel Venture

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wachtell and Schulte Roth are advising on the sale of a portfolio of hotel properties by Chatham Lodging Trust and Cerberus Capital Management to a new joint venture led by Chatham and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

A Conflict Minerals Dilemma

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

As the fight over conflict minerals heats up again in court, companies on the sidelines are caught in limbo — with any legal lifeline potentially coming too late to offer much assistance.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Judge Blocks RBS Unit's Software License Request

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

A federal judge has ordered ABN AMRO Bank to stop using software that it was ruled to have infringed, rejecting arguments by Schulte Roth that ABN should receive a license to the software because it had become important to the company's business.

'K2' and Consequences of Insurers' Breach of Duty to Defend

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: The recent decision in 'K2-II' does not alter the landmark Court of Appeals' decision issued in 'Isadore Rosen & Sons.' The K2-II decision makes clear that in the absence of a covered loss, the insurer simply has no duty to indemnify. In contrast, under Isadore Rosen, an insurer that breaches the duty to defend a claim for loss that is covered under the policy will be held liable for the insured's reasonable settlement of that claim—regardless of whether the insurer consented to such settlement.

Conditions Precedent and Arbitrability—Who Decides?

Samuel Estreicher and Holly H. Weiss : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

In their Arbitration column, Samuel Estreicher and Holly H. Weiss discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court on the distinction between "substantive" and "procedural" gateway questions to arbitrability in the context of an international dispute.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

CityTime Actors Sentenced to 20 Years Each in Prison

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Three men convicted in the massive kickback and bribery scheme in New York City's payroll modernization program were each sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Albertsons / Safeway; Men's Wearhouse / Jos. A. Bank; Media General / LIN; Energy XXI / EPL Oil & Gas

Dealmakers of the Year: Marc Weingarten and David Rosewater, Schulte Roth

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 16, 2014

As activist investors have grown into a force to be reckoned with, this pair has cornered a big share of their legal work.

Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals

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

The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments.

Bohrer Receives Ostrow Award

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The New York Council of Defense Lawyers presented The Norman S. Ostrow Award to Barry A. Bohrer, a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, at the council's 26th annual luncheon on Friday.

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

: The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Dealmakers of the Year: Standout Lawyers in Tough Times

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

The lawyers behind the most innovative corporate work, plus the details of the transactions they negotiated.

Ex-Schulte Lawyer Answers Ex-Girlfriend's Battery Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A month after losing his job as a Schulte Roth & Zabel associate amid a former girlfriend's accusations of battery and infliction of emotional distress, Samir Tabar calls the suit against him "baseless" in counterclaims filed Monday. Tabar also claims his ex-girlfriend harassed both him and his current fiancée, a DJ who filed a separate suit Monday against Tabar's accuser.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Two competing clothiers put an end to a months-long standoff on Tuesday with Jos. A. Bank agreeing to be bought by Men's Wearhouse in a cash deal worth $1.8 billion. Also, an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management has struck a deal to acquire grocery store chain Safeway for roughly $9 billion in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year.

Ex-Sidley Partner's Slide Into Receipt Scam Detailed

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Why would prominent art world attorney Ralph Lerner risk his reputation by improperly charging hundreds of personal car service rides to client accounts? In thousands of pages of documents contained in his public discipline file, the outlines of an explanation begin to emerge.

Joining U.S., EC Moves on Conflict Minerals

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 10, 2014

The European Commission has released a draft regulation related to so-called conflict minerals, joining the United States in seeking to expose companies that, though the use of minerals mined in such countries as the Democratic Republic of Congo, may be supporting corrupt regimes.

Judge Orders Mediation for Horace Mann and Insurer

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A commercial division judge, suggesting that the case may not have the legs to require further litigation, has ordered mediation for the parties embroiled in an insurance coverage battle over a preparatory school's decision to settle sexual abuse allegations with two former students.

Horace Mann Insurance Coverage Dispute Sent Into Mediation

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 07, 2014

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge Thursday ordered mediation for the parties embroiled in an insurance coverage battle over a preparatory school's decision to settle sexual abuse allegations with two former students.

Schulte, Latham Lead on $9 Billion Safeway Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

An investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management has struck a deal to acquire grocery store chain Safeway in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year. Schulte Roth & Zabel is advising the buyers, with Dechert and Baker Botts also providing antitrust advice. Latham & Watkins is representing Safeway.

Albertsons Taps Top-Shelf Antitrust Lawyers

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Albertsons LLC has tapped a team of Dechert partners led by Paul Denis and James Fishkin—as well as Baker Botts partner Christopher MacAvoy and Schulte Roth & Zabel's Michael Swartz—to win antitrust approval of its $9 billion acquisition of rival grocer Safeway Inc.

Are Private Companies' Liability Risks Adequately Insured?

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Schulte Roth & Zabel's Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: We live in a litigious society and, as a result, many publicly owned companies may view litigation costs and insurance premiums as simply costs of doing business. In many respects, private companies face risks similar to those faced by public companies, yet they may not take the same approach with regard to insurance. A recent survey suggests that many private companies are not adequately insured.

Banks Is Leaving Legal Aid for a City Position

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Steven Banks, who has been attorney-in-chief of the New York City Legal Aid Society since 2004, was named commissioner of the city's Human Resources Administration by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Federal Bankruptcy Judge to Join Global Law Firm

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

After presiding over the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, former Southern District Bankruptcy Judge James Peck will become co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's global business-restructuring and insolvency group.

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

Party Seeks Ramos' Recusal in Horace Mann Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 13, 2014

Insurers who have refused to indemnify Horace Mann School for a $1.05 million settlement of sexual abuse claims by former students have asked Justice Charles Ramos to recuse himself from the dispute, saying that his status as an alumnus "casts doubt" on his impartiality.

Ramos' Ties to Private School Prompts Recusal Motion

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 12, 2014

Lawyers at Patton Boggs have asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos to recuse himself from an insurance dispute arising out of Horace Mann School's settlement of sexual abuse claims by former students, saying that his status as an alumnus 'casts doubt' on his impartiality.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Schulte Parts Ways With Associate Accused of Battery In Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel has parted ways with associate Samir Tabar, who was accused of battery and infliction of emotional distress in a suit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend who claims he was "emotionally and physically abusive" during a three-year relationship that resulted in her being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 346
  • Gross Revenues: $389,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,125,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,215,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 4

Schulte Roth & Zabel is a New York-based law firm, with an office in London and an office in Washington, D.C. With $373,000,000 in gross revenue in fiscal year 2010, the firm ranked 74th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 revenue rankings. The firm ranked 94th on the 2011 Global 100 survey of law firms worldwide. 2004 marked the firm's first appearance on the Global 100. Its 406 attorneys placed the firm 109th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size. Schulte Roth is a business law firm with an expertise in investment management and hedge funds. The firm's practice is organized into thirteen areas, including corporate, litigation, real estate, tax, employment and employee benefits, environmental law, and intellectual property.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 74 4 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 74 4 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

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

DLA Piper, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Sullivan & Worcester and Schulte Roth & Zabel have each added an attorney.

At Bingham, Big Guarantees Raise More Questions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen engages in merger talks in an effort to reshape its future, the firm is still coping with the fallout from one of its many past combinations. Five years ago this month, Bingham joined with McKee Nelson in a deal that saw every partner from the latter receive a guaranteed contract. Bingham has only now confirmed the guarantees after The Am Law Daily brought them to light.

Related Claims Are in the Eye of the Beholder

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: Under the terms of typical professional liability and directors' and officers' insurance policies, multiple claims that arise out of interrelated wrongful acts are treated as a single claim deemed to have been first made at the time the first of the related claims was made against the insured. Whether the treatment of multiple related claims as a single claim benefits the insured or the insurer depends on the circumstances.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 14, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Expert Witnesses to Be Heard in Right-to-Counsel Trial

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

An Albany judge will get some help at a long-awaited trial in weighing the adequacy of the defense in criminal matters that indigent people receive in New York.

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

Bankrupt Firm Trustees Lose Bid for 'Unfinished Business'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A unanimous Court of Appeals said finding that lawyers owe a continuing obligation to their old partnerships for work they do for clients after moving to new firms "does not comport with our profession's traditions and the commercial realities of the practice of law today."

One of Five Upstate Counties Settles Public Defense Suit

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Ontario County has agreed to introduce new measures to provide legal representation for indigent defendants in a settlement with the New York Civil Liberties Union, according to a press release from NYCLU.

50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act Recognized

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the federal Civil Rights Act, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is hosting a panel discussion Wednesday and black-tie gala Thursday in New York.

False Claims Act Debts Held Non-Dischargeable in Bankruptcy

Lawrence V. Gelber and James T. Bentley : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lawrence V. Gelber and James T. Bentley review the revival by the Southern District of a $2 billion suit brought against a Chapter 11 corporate debtor by two qui tam relators under the False Claims Act, a decision which could impact the ability of a corporate debtor with potential FCA liability to successfully reorganize.

June 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Novartis / Glaxo / Eli Lilly; TIAA-CREF / Nuveen; Mallinckrodt / Questcor; Blackstone / Gates

Am Law Trio Toasts Sale of TGI Fridays

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Kirkland and Schulte Roth advise as Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners buy the restaurant chain from Carlson Companies.

The Churn: Kirkland Adds Two, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis poaches from Weil and Baker Botts, a White House rejoins Latham and more new hires across The Am Law 200.

Schulte Roth, Skadden Tune In for Cobham's Aeroflex Buy

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

The British defense contractor absorbs a New York-based microelectronics maker in a $1.46 billion deal.

Kaye, Zabel Recognized for Advocacy

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye , of counsel at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and William D. Zabel, a founding partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, received awards of distinction from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention for their pioneering efforts to advocate for victims' rights.

Pro Bono Awards

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel honored 65 attorneys who performed more than 50 hours of pro bono service in 2013 at a reception on Thursday.

Am Law Duo Put to Bed $1.3 Billion Hotel Venture

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wachtell and Schulte Roth are advising on the sale of a portfolio of hotel properties by Chatham Lodging Trust and Cerberus Capital Management to a new joint venture led by Chatham and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

A Conflict Minerals Dilemma

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

As the fight over conflict minerals heats up again in court, companies on the sidelines are caught in limbo — with any legal lifeline potentially coming too late to offer much assistance.

Amici Briefs From Firms Fault 'Unfinished Business' Doctrine

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A dozen prominent law firms are urging the Court of Appeals to declare as impractical the practice of allowing bankruptcy trustees to pursue profits from matters that partners carry from defunct firms to their new firms, and to find it contrary to nearly a thousand years of legal principle.

Judge Blocks RBS Unit's Software License Request

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2014

A federal judge has ordered ABN AMRO Bank to stop using software that it was ruled to have infringed, rejecting arguments by Schulte Roth that ABN should receive a license to the software because it had become important to the company's business.

'K2' and Consequences of Insurers' Breach of Duty to Defend

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: The recent decision in 'K2-II' does not alter the landmark Court of Appeals' decision issued in 'Isadore Rosen & Sons.' The K2-II decision makes clear that in the absence of a covered loss, the insurer simply has no duty to indemnify. In contrast, under Isadore Rosen, an insurer that breaches the duty to defend a claim for loss that is covered under the policy will be held liable for the insured's reasonable settlement of that claim—regardless of whether the insurer consented to such settlement.

Conditions Precedent and Arbitrability—Who Decides?

Samuel Estreicher and Holly H. Weiss : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

In their Arbitration column, Samuel Estreicher and Holly H. Weiss discuss the recent U.S. Supreme Court on the distinction between "substantive" and "procedural" gateway questions to arbitrability in the context of an international dispute.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

CityTime Actors Sentenced to 20 Years Each in Prison

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Three men convicted in the massive kickback and bribery scheme in New York City's payroll modernization program were each sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday.

Big Deals

David Marcus : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Albertsons / Safeway; Men's Wearhouse / Jos. A. Bank; Media General / LIN; Energy XXI / EPL Oil & Gas

Dealmakers of the Year: Marc Weingarten and David Rosewater, Schulte Roth

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 16, 2014

As activist investors have grown into a force to be reckoned with, this pair has cornered a big share of their legal work.

Private Equity Giants Tap Kirkland for Two Big Deals

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

The firm is advising Blackstone on its Ipreo Holdings buy and Madison Dearborn on its sale of Nuveen Investments.

Bohrer Receives Ostrow Award

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The New York Council of Defense Lawyers presented The Norman S. Ostrow Award to Barry A. Bohrer, a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, at the council's 26th annual luncheon on Friday.

Cover Story: Dealmakers of the Year 2014

: The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

A dozen attorneys who distinguished themselves with their work on the year's most notable transactions.

Dealmakers of the Year: Standout Lawyers in Tough Times

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2014

The lawyers behind the most innovative corporate work, plus the details of the transactions they negotiated.

Ex-Schulte Lawyer Answers Ex-Girlfriend's Battery Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A month after losing his job as a Schulte Roth & Zabel associate amid a former girlfriend's accusations of battery and infliction of emotional distress, Samir Tabar calls the suit against him "baseless" in counterclaims filed Monday. Tabar also claims his ex-girlfriend harassed both him and his current fiancée, a DJ who filed a separate suit Monday against Tabar's accuser.

New Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Two competing clothiers put an end to a months-long standoff on Tuesday with Jos. A. Bank agreeing to be bought by Men's Wearhouse in a cash deal worth $1.8 billion. Also, an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management has struck a deal to acquire grocery store chain Safeway for roughly $9 billion in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year.

Ex-Sidley Partner's Slide Into Receipt Scam Detailed

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Why would prominent art world attorney Ralph Lerner risk his reputation by improperly charging hundreds of personal car service rides to client accounts? In thousands of pages of documents contained in his public discipline file, the outlines of an explanation begin to emerge.

Joining U.S., EC Moves on Conflict Minerals

Hilary Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 10, 2014

The European Commission has released a draft regulation related to so-called conflict minerals, joining the United States in seeking to expose companies that, though the use of minerals mined in such countries as the Democratic Republic of Congo, may be supporting corrupt regimes.

Judge Orders Mediation for Horace Mann and Insurer

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A commercial division judge, suggesting that the case may not have the legs to require further litigation, has ordered mediation for the parties embroiled in an insurance coverage battle over a preparatory school's decision to settle sexual abuse allegations with two former students.

Horace Mann Insurance Coverage Dispute Sent Into Mediation

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 07, 2014

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge Thursday ordered mediation for the parties embroiled in an insurance coverage battle over a preparatory school's decision to settle sexual abuse allegations with two former students.

Schulte, Latham Lead on $9 Billion Safeway Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

An investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management has struck a deal to acquire grocery store chain Safeway in the largest leveraged buyout so far this year. Schulte Roth & Zabel is advising the buyers, with Dechert and Baker Botts also providing antitrust advice. Latham & Watkins is representing Safeway.

Albertsons Taps Top-Shelf Antitrust Lawyers

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Albertsons LLC has tapped a team of Dechert partners led by Paul Denis and James Fishkin—as well as Baker Botts partner Christopher MacAvoy and Schulte Roth & Zabel's Michael Swartz—to win antitrust approval of its $9 billion acquisition of rival grocer Safeway Inc.

Are Private Companies' Liability Risks Adequately Insured?

Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

In their Corporate Insurance Law column, Schulte Roth & Zabel's Howard B. Epstein and Theodore A. Keyes write: We live in a litigious society and, as a result, many publicly owned companies may view litigation costs and insurance premiums as simply costs of doing business. In many respects, private companies face risks similar to those faced by public companies, yet they may not take the same approach with regard to insurance. A recent survey suggests that many private companies are not adequately insured.

Banks Is Leaving Legal Aid for a City Position

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Steven Banks, who has been attorney-in-chief of the New York City Legal Aid Society since 2004, was named commissioner of the city's Human Resources Administration by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Federal Bankruptcy Judge to Join Global Law Firm

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

After presiding over the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, former Southern District Bankruptcy Judge James Peck will become co-chairman of Morrison & Foerster's global business-restructuring and insolvency group.

The Churn: MoFo Lands Judge Peck, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

MoFo hires the federal bankruptcy judge who oversaw Lehman Brothers' Chapter 11 case; nine securitization and structured finance attorneys leave Jones Day to join Chapman and Cutler; and Latham adds its third private equity partner from Clifford Chance in the past year.

Party Seeks Ramos' Recusal in Horace Mann Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 13, 2014

Insurers who have refused to indemnify Horace Mann School for a $1.05 million settlement of sexual abuse claims by former students have asked Justice Charles Ramos to recuse himself from the dispute, saying that his status as an alumnus "casts doubt" on his impartiality.

Ramos' Ties to Private School Prompts Recusal Motion

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 12, 2014

Lawyers at Patton Boggs have asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos to recuse himself from an insurance dispute arising out of Horace Mann School's settlement of sexual abuse claims by former students, saying that his status as an alumnus 'casts doubt' on his impartiality.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

Schulte Parts Ways With Associate Accused of Battery In Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel has parted ways with associate Samir Tabar, who was accused of battery and infliction of emotional distress in a suit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend who claims he was "emotionally and physically abusive" during a three-year relationship that resulted in her being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.