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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. 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 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

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Marty Lipton's War on Hedge Fund Activists

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

By focusing on quick profits, activist investors are ruining America, claims Wachtell's iconic cofounder. Is anybody listening?

Judge Approves Settlement Over Indigent Criminal Defense

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 18, 2015

Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly has signed off on the settlement of a lawsuit challenging inadequate legal representation of indigent criminal defendants in five of New York's 57 upstate counties.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Appointments and honors announced by New York Law School, Vera Institute of Justice, Sanctuary for Families, UJA-Federation of New York, and more.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

In-House Counsel Profile: Monro Muffler Brake Inc.'s Maureen Mulholland

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

"We are constantly in hiring mode and always looking for talent."

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

Grocers Will Sell 168 Stores to Win Merger Approval

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 27, 2015

Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway will sell 168 stores in eight states to win approval of their $9.2 billion merger from the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said Tuesday.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Ten firms announce promotions, while four more have added attorneys.

Approval of Indigent Criminal Defense Improvements Nears

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2015

While an Albany judge is preparing to improve legal services for indigent criminal defendants in five counties, involved parties are working with a magistrates group to resolve concerns about how the improvements would affect town and village courts.

Dealmaker of the Week: Ryerson Symons of Simpson Thacher

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014

The corporate partner led a team from the firm representing a BC Partners-backed investment group as it beat out several rival private equity bidders for its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart, the largest leveraged buyout in the U.S. so far this year.

Big Deals

Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Phoenix-based PetSmart announced an agreement to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a consortium led by London-based private equity firm BC Partners.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

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

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

HRC's LGBT Rankings Tout Top Firms, But Still No Boies Schiller

Tara Kadioglu : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which gives 87 Am Law 200 firms perfect scores for their policies regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, an increase from the 81 such firms that earned top marks last year.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 01, 2014

Among other announcements, Proskauer Rose has promoted five attorneys to partner and Epstein Becker Green has added Joshua Stein as a member in its employment, labor, and workforce management practice. He will co-chair the ADA and Public Accommodations Group.

Bingham McCutchen Diaspora Brings Bevy of Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

Day Pitney, Proskauer Rose, Seyfarth Shaw, Venable and insurance giant Travelers are the latest to benefit from an exodus of Bingham McCutchen partners not headed to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily is taking a holiday break from its regular compilation of notable hires from across the Am Law 200 spectrum to focus on Bingham McCutchen, a once storied firm that will seek the bulk of its assets folded into a now 2,000-lawyer Morgan Lewis.

D.C. Circuit to Give Second Look At SEC's Conflict-Minerals Rule

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

In a rare move, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will rehear a case challenging the U.S. Securities and Exchange ComĀ­mission's conflict-minerals rule.

Health Care M&A Leads Global Deal Surge

: The Associated Press : November 24, 2014

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Latham Raids O'Melveny for Six Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

Latham & Watkins makes a major bid to become a Hollywood heavyweight by luring six high-profile media and entertainment partners from O'Melveny & Myers; Proskauer Rose loses three while Duane Morris adds two; Sidley Austin and Wilson Elser partners go in-house and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

New arrivals and laterals in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : October 31, 2014

Seven firms added new partners or attorneys.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel has made a continued commitment to 919 Third Ave., signing a large renewal with SL Green Realty Corp.

Circuit Rejects Claims U.S. Evidence Tainted Trial

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

A ruling that permitted evidence that three men accused of extortion against business owners had ties to organized crime did not taint the trial that ended in their convictions, the Second Circuit has ruled.

Plaintiffs Hope to Broaden Indigent Defense Pact

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 22, 2014

The Cuomo administration and the NYCLU Tuesday announced the settlement of a suit challenging New York's system of providing legal services to indigent criminal defendants. The agreement applies to representation of the poor in the five counties named as defendants in the seven-year-old litigation.