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Shearman & Sterling LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 809
  • Gross Revenues: $820,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,015,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,800,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Shearman & Sterling is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Shearman & Sterling has 809 attorneys and is the 41st largest firm in the United States.  With $820,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 33rd on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 33 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 33 2 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

Uncle Sam's Getting Stingy With Lawyers

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The federal government during 2014 awarded more than 1,900 contractors legal services work valued at $508.8 million, the smallest pool of money since at least 2008. More than half of the money came from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

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

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

Litigators of the Week: Stephen Fishbein, John Nathanson and Mark Pomerantz

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

Shearman & Sterling's Fishbein, who argued the successful insider trading appeal in alongside Mark Pomerantz of Paul Weiss, says it's wrong to think that the Second Circuit made insider trading too tough to prove. But, he says, "it's going to be harder to prove when the defendants are innocent."

Second Circuit to Insider Traders: Trade Away!

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 10, 2014

Are you looking to make extra money trading on inside information, but worried about the risks? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has good news for you.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 04, 2014

*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO

Shearman, Clifford Chance Lead CGN Power's $3.6B Hong Kong Debut

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 03, 2014

The Chinese state-owned nuclear power producer is this year's largest IPO in Hong Kong.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

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.

Asian-American Lawyers: Doing Great—and Unhappy

Vivia Chen : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

By most measures, Asian-Americans are doing better than other minorities at law firms. So why are they so disenchanted?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 28, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, while promotions were announced at Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, and Ropes & Gray.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 27, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 27, 2014

*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India

Solyndra's Antitrust Foes Can't Get Docs It Gave to Feds

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 25, 2014

The defunct solar panel maker doesn't have to turn over millions of records produced in government probes to three Chinese companies it's suing for antitrust violations, a federal magistrate judge ruled.

The Asian Lawyer Emerging Market Awards

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Many of Asia's leading legal practitioners gathered at the Fullerton hotel in Singapore on Nov. 19 to join The Asian Lawyer in celebrating the best transactions and recognising the best lawyers in the region as part of our inaugural Emerging Markets Awards. Here's a rundown of the winners and the reasons why they were chosen.

In-house Compliance Counsel Joins TRACE Team

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : November 21, 2014

Michael Ward, deputy general counsel at Cisco Systems Inc. and former compliance chief for several major corporations, has joined TRACE International.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 20, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 20, 2014

*HSF leads $1.2 billion transfer of power assets within state-run China Huaneng Group*Allen & Overy, Ashurst on $2.8 billion financing of Indonesian natural gas project*Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Hastings on Samsung SDS's $1.1 billion IPO in Korea

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Career Fair Planned For Lawyers in Military Service

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 11, 2014

Washington will host a first-of-its-kind legal career fair for military veterans next year, Orrick announced Tuesday. The fair will take place May 1 and May 2.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Plants Second Flag in Italy

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

New York-based Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle is opening an office in Rome with the addition of two partners focused on banking and finance and real estate.

SEC's Administrative Enforcement Intensifies Fairness Debate

William F. Johnson and Amelia R. Medina : New York Law Journal : November 06, 2014

In their Corporate Crime column, William F. Johnson and Amelia R. Medina discuss the SEC's increasing use of the administrative forum for litigating enforcement actions over its more traditional choice, federal district court.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2014

Boutique law firm Bleichmar Fonti Tountas & Auld has a new office at 7 Times Square. Also, a joint venture of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation and Deka Immobilien GmbH has acquired a two-level luxury retail condominium at 522 Fifth Ave. from Morgan Stanley for about $170 million.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, while Nancy Hoppock has been named first deputy director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice.

Freshfields Takes On the Wall Street Elite

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Will Freshfields's splashy new hires in New York allow it to attain the first-tier status in dealmaking that has eluded Magic Circle firms in the United States?