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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 2014 Global 100 survey, Shearman & Sterling ranked as the 42nd 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

Deal Watch: Mylan Moves on to Meda With Cravath in Tow

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 09, 2016

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Firms Net IP Boutiques as Merger Spate Continues

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : February 08, 2016

With large firms hungry for more patent litigation work, smaller IP specialty shops are hot properties.

Holland & Knight Hires in Connecticut, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The latest Dickstein Shapiro defectors are hired by Holland & Knight; Jones Day adds an IP trio; Kirkland & Ellis recruits a senior SEC official; Latham & Watkins lands a high-profile lateral in Germany; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

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.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr, King & Spalding and Simpson Thacher are among the firms announcing new hires and promotions.

German Shakeup Continues as Latham Boosts Buyouts With Senior Linklaters Hire

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

The shakeup of the German legal market shows no signs of abating in 2016, as Latham & Watkins has sought to rebuild its private equity offering in the country by hiring partner and practice head Rainer Traugott in Munich from Magic Circle firm Linklaters.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

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.

'Guantánamo Bar' Keeps Up Pressure Amid New Detainee Transfers

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

The Obama administration has launched a renewed effort to winnow the remaining detainee population at Guantánamo Naval Base, according to lawyers who have long represented them.

Dickstein's LA Leader Leaves Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2016

An L.A. boutique adds four from Dickstein Shapiro; Barclays bags a Jenner & Block partner; Latham & Watkins lands a chief judge; Locke Lord hires from Volkswagen; Louis Freeh leaves Pepper Hamilton; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Davis Polk Partners See Mission Accomplished in Menlo Park

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 08, 2016

Corporate partners William Kelly and Daniel Kelly, who helped launch the office just before the dot-com bust, stepped down at the end of the year.

O'Melveny & Myers Loses M&A Head to Cooley

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

Cooley kicks off 2016 with a big lateral addition in Silicon Valley.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 29, 2015

Greenberg Traurig and Reed Smith have added new partners, while Shearman & Sterling, Wilson Sonsini, Dechert and White & Case announce promotions.

Deal Watch: Simpson Thacher Follows the Bouncing Ball

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 26, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett snagged roles on three year-end deals of note for private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Apax Partners, as well as Bruce Ratner's Forest City Enterprises, which agreed to give up its remaining stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.

'Tis the Season for a Law Firm Scamming

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

A Minnesota firm known for its work fighting the Catholic Church on behalf of sex abuse victims is the latest to be targeted by hackers in a phishing scam.

Litigator of the Year: Stephen Fishbein of Shearman & Sterling

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Skadden's Record M&A Year

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

The Wall Street powerhouse becomes the first law firm to chalk up more than $1 trillion in deals in one year.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

Tasha Norman : The National Law Journal : December 21, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

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

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

These 10 law firms stood out for exceptional results in key cases.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the Winners: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

A repeat winner claims the top prize in The American Lawyer's Litigation Department of the Year contest, while three practice area winners, 11 finalists and six individual litigators are honored for outstanding successes in the hardest-fought cases.

Slideshow: Litigation Department of the Year

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Meet the 15 firms and six individual litigators honored in The American Lawyer's biennial Litigation Department of the Year issue.

Big Deals: Skadden Passes $1 Trillion Mark in Merger of Dow and DuPont

Jennifer Henderson and Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2015

Dow Chemical and DuPont are merging to form a company valued at about $130 billion as they try to counter falling commodities prices and weakness in some key markets that have pressured their giant agriculture and chemicals businesses.

Deal Watch: Big Firms Grab Seat for Alibaba's Movie, Media Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2015

Amid megadeals poised to create DowDuPont and Newell Brands, several firms grabbed roles on a pair of transactions announced by Chinese Internet titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Beekeeping, Skydiving and Extreme Biking: What In-House Lawyers Do for Fun

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : December 16, 2015

What do in-house counsel do in their spare time? Attorney Richard Hsu, who does interviews with lawyers for his own amusement, has talked with in-house folks about such hobbies as extreme cycling, beekeeping and pheasant hunting.

With DuPont Deal, Skadden Breaks $1 Trillion M&A Barrier for 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2015

Thanks to its role in DuPont's planned merger with Dow, the firm has gained membership in the most exclusive kind of club—the kind with just one member.