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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 835
  • Gross Revenues: $1,128,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,350,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,165,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has 835 attorneys and is the 37th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,128,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 20th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett ranked as the 25th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, London, NM, NY, OH and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 20 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 20 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 37 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 25 -2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 59 -10 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 32 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 56 -6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 98 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Kenneth E. Young

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Partner, Dechert

Law Firms React to Mass Protests in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 30, 2014

Street demonstrations by tens of thousands of pro-democracy advocates have made commutes difficult and disrupted some office operations.

2014 Lawyers on the Fast Track Winners

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Dialing It In

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Verizon's record-breaking $130 billion deal to fully own Verizon Wireless was more than 10 years in the making. But it all came down to a last-minute phone call.

Lawyers Shoot for the Moon With Fee Bid in LBO Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 29, 2014

Scott & Scott, Robins Kaplan and Robbins Geller didn't end up getting the billions in damages they were seeking in a class action alleging that private equity firms fixed the prices of leveraged buyouts. But you wouldn't know it from the bold attorneys fee request they made on Friday.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Big Deals

MP McQueen, Vinayak Balasubramanian, Alexandra Wilson and Wenxiong Zhang : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

Kinder Morgan Reorganization; Fox Asset Sale; Walgreen/Alliance Boots; Dollar Tree/Dollar General /Family Dollar; AbbVie/Shire

The World's Best Legal Brands

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

These firms, with good reputations among global clients, have lessons to teach all firms.

Judge Nixes Hedge Fund's Bid to Block $3.7B Bank Merger

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 28, 2014

The ruling offers an answer to an unsettled question for securities fraud litigants, and it removes one roadblock to the proposed $3.7 billion merger between CorpBanca, one of Chile's largest banks, and Brazil's Itaú Unibanco.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2014

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fraud Suit Against Morgan Stanley Over Credit-Linked Notes Proceeds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 25, 2014

A Singapore financial company can advance with fraud claims against Morgan Stanley for having structured and sold credit-linked notes backed by risky collateral that were allegedly designed to profit the bank instead of investors, a Manhattan judge has held.

PI Hall of Fame, Rising Trial Lawyer: Sean McElligott Quickly Learned How to Win Big

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 22, 2014

About a decade ago, Sean McElligott was disappointed with life as a corporate defense lawyer to the point that he considered a career change.

CBRE Group Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Freshfields Poaches Fried Frank Capital Markets Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2014

Valerie Ford Jacob, the head of the capital markets group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, is leaving with partners Michael Levitt and Paul Tropp to join Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. The moves are the latest high-profile lateral hires by Freshfields in the U.S.

Am Law Firms Land Roles on Big Real Estate Deals

Valori Corral-Nava : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

A flurry of real estate transactions totaling $6.9 billion has yielded work for several Am Law 100 firms, including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Goodwin Procter.

The American Lawyer Names Global Legal Awards Grand Prize Winners

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.

Am Law 100 Trio Revs Up for Auto Parts Megamerger

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

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and leading German shop Gleiss Lutz are advising Michigan-based TRW Automotive on its $11.74 billion sale to Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen, advised by Sullivan & Cromwell. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is counseling another party to the deal, which if completed will create the world's second-largest auto parts supplier.

Am Law Firms Advise on Pair of Health Care Mergers

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Monday was a big day for health care company mergers, with Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom taking the lead on two deals with a combined value of nearly $5 billion.

In the Home Stretch, FHFA Inks $550M Deal With HSBC

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 12, 2014

Like more than a dozen bank defendants before it, HSBC on Friday reached a megabucks settlement to end its mortgage-backed securities fight with Fannie and Freddie's conservator.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Personnel changes at Washington-area law firms.

Alibaba IPO a Magic Elixir for Simpson Thacher, S&C

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

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding filed papers Friday seeking to raise more than $21 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange later this month. The company's prospectus also reveals a lucrative payday for its outside lawyers, generating $15.775 million in legal fees and expenses.

Experts Weigh Benefits to Cuomo of Graffeo Reappointment

John Caher : New York Law Journal : September 05, 2014

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican judge?

No Escape for Banks in Credit Default Swap Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Institutional investors represented by Quinn Emanuel and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw cleared a major hurdle on Thursday, when a judge refused to toss most of a multibillion-dollar class action targeting top international investment banks.

Beer Here! Dechert, Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Toast Pair of Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

A trio of Am Law 100 firms are getting the fourth quarter started with a pair of beer industry deals. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Moelis & Co.—the new home of Eric Cantor—are advising Heineken on the $1.2 billion sale of its Mexican packaging unit, while Jones Day has taken the lead for private equity firm Riverside on its purchase of a Salt Lake City-based craft brewer.

Weil Hires in Dallas, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 02, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which experienced an exodus of partners in Dallas last year, has made a key corporate hire in the city. The Am Law Daily looks at that move as well as more departures from Bingham McCutchen and Kirkland & Ellis, tie-ups by DLA Piper and Hinshaw & Culbertson and some prominent lawyers leaving public service in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Greenberg's $25 Billion Case Against U.S. Set for Trial

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's $25 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government over the bailout of American International Group Inc. moved a step closer to trial last week, as a federal judge denied the government's motion for summary judgment.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Banks Beat FDIC Suit Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014

Adopting an argument that other courts have rejected, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that the FDIC waited too long to sue Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other banks that sold mortgage-backed securities.

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.