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Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 821
  • Gross Revenues: $845,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,030,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,905,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Shearman & Sterling is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Shearman & Sterling has 821 attorneys and is the 41st largest firm in the United States.  With $845,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 34th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Shearman & Sterling ranked as the 41st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 34 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 34 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 41 -7 Lawyer head count
The A-List 24 -14 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 26 -13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 15 6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 60 19 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 75 12 Summer programs

In the News

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Growing German Market Spurs Latest Latham Lateral Raid

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 18, 2015

In the the latest example of U.S. firms with merit-based compensation systems poaching from their lockstep Magic Circle rivals, Latham & Watkins has hired another partner in Germany from Clifford Chance.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Asia Still Sees Fewer Big Arbitrations

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The latest Arbitration Scorecard finds only seven—out of 128—billion-dollar disputes that are being heard in Asia. But Asian arbitral institutes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and beyond see no shortage of smaller cases.

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Suit Over JPMorgan Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Tossed

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 05, 2015

JPMorgan Chase has beaten back a Delaware Court of Chancery lawsuit alleging its board of directors failed to oversee the banking giant's compliance with federal anti-money laundering laws and thus cost shareholders $2 billion in governmental fines.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Moving Offline

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

A lawyer migrates from a virtual world to the tangible kind; and other Moves.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

U.S. Securities Class Actions Target More Chinese Companies

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 31, 2015

The latest report from Cornerstone Research and Stanford Law School finds that suits against Asian companies—most of them Chinese—account for more than half of shareholder class actions filed in the United States during the first six months of 2015.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Clients are Asking About Iran, But Lawyers Remain Cautious

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 24, 2015

Am Law 100 firms are receiving inquiries from clients about whether they can do business in Iran. Though the nuclear accord announced this month signals that some companies may soon have access to a new market, most lawyers are reserved in their expectations.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Shearman to Add Arbitration Practice in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 16, 2015

Partner Nils Eliasson will join from Swedish law firm Mannheimer Swartling in September and specialize in energy-related matters.

Greenberg Snags 50-Lawyer Olswang Team For Germany Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : July 14, 2015

Greenberg Traurig is to launch in Germany later this year, picking up the Berlin office of U.K.-based Olswang, the U.S. firm announced Tuesday.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Announcements of promotions and additions from Hunton & Williams, Shearman & Sterling, Latham & Watkins, Jackson Lewis, Kaye Scholer and Epstein Becker & Green.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cleary Takes Hong Kong Partner From Shearman

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 07, 2015

Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Highest Stakes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

2015 Arbitration Scorecard: Deciding the World's Biggest Disputes

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

Our survey finds more billion-dollar cases than ever—and they're being heard by the same tiny club of arbitrators.

Will India Open the Door to Foreign Lawyers?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

GCs and Auditors: Corporate Frenemies

Philippa Maister : Corporate Counsel : June 30, 2015

A survey from the Internal Auditors Research Foundation reveals that general counsel sometimes improperly pressure internal auditors.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015