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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 961
  • Gross Revenues: $1,278,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,330,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,470,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has 929 attorneys and is the 29th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,278,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 16th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett ranked as the 22nd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, NM, NY, OH and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 16 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 16 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 29 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 28 -2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 -20 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 23 8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 56 -6 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 98 -9 Summer programs

In the News

Brexit Vote Clouds Big-Firm Lawyers' M&A Crystal Balls

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2016

As top transactional lawyers sought to calm nervous clients Friday after Britain's vote to leave the EU, several said that they were bracing for the possibility of a two-year drought in their most highly leveraged, profitable business: advising on cross-border M&A deals.

Did Wilson Sonsini Dictate Terms to Microsoft?

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 24, 2016

That's one way to understand a data analysis that found the firm's fingerprints all over the agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

Allen & Overy to Match Cravath's U.S. Associate Pay

Rose Walker : Legal Week : June 20, 2016

The Magic Circle firm joins the ongoing U.S. associate pay war, announcing pay rise for first-year U.S. associates to $180,000

Big Law Cautious About Raising Salary of Asia-Based Associates-With Updates

Anna Zhang and Frances Ivens : The Asian Lawyer : June 20, 2016

While Global firms race to match Cravath's new associate salary scale in New York and the rest of the U.S., they are more cautious when it comes to increasing salaries in Asia.

MFY Recognizes Two Firms for Pro Bono Work

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 17, 2016

MFY Legal Services celebrated its 53rd year serving indigent New Yorkers at their yearly theatre benefit at the Edison Ballroom on June 15. Honored were Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman for their outstanding pro bono work on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Six Firms Connect to $26.2B Acquisition of LinkedIn Network by Microsoft

James Booth and Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : June 16, 2016

A half-dozen Am Law 100 firms have landed roles on one of the year's largest technology deals, Microsoft Corp.'s proposed $26.2 billion acquisition announced Monday of LinkedIn Corp.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Skadden has promoted seven attorneys to counsel, while several other firms announce new additions, including Littler Mendelson, Kramer Levin and Greenberg Traurig.

$26 Billion LinkedIn Sale To Microsoft Handled By These Law Firms

Bloomberg News : Daily Business Review : June 14, 2016

Simpson Thacher advised Microsoft and Wilson Sonsini represents LinkIn on the dela valuing the networking site at $196 per share.

Cleary Representing Japanese App Company in IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is representing Japanese messaging app Line Corp. on a planned initial public offering that could raise $900 million. Listing is planned for Tokyo and New York.

Am Law 100 Firms Match Pay Raise for Asia Associates-Further Updated

Frances Ivens and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 14, 2016

Milbank, Kirkland, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, Weil and Davis Polk have confirmed associates pay increase will include those based in Asia.

Five Firms Grab Roles on Latest Cybersecurity Transaction

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Fenwick & West, Ropes & Gray, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are advising on Symantec Corp.'s $4.65 billion buy of Blue Coat Systems Inc. from buyout giant Bain Capital LP.

Staples, Office Depot Lawyers Resist Demands for Fees in Merger Case

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 13, 2016

Consumer protection lawyers for Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia were mere spectators as federal regulators challenged Staples' proposed $6.3 billion purchase of Office Depot and should not be entitled to tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, the companies tell a federal judge in Washington.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Manhattan DA Vance Addresses International Cybercrime, Encryption

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : June 09, 2016

Cyrus Vance's discussion at Bloomberg BNA's Big Law Business Summit addressed phishing, Apple's battle with the FBI, and more.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Leslie Peng

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Lesley Peng's practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett focuses on corporate finance and general corporate matters, and she has represented both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, high-yield and investment grade debt financings, convertible debt offerings, preferred stock offerings and other public and private corporate finance transactions.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Daniel Lavon-Krein

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Daniel Lavon-Krein has brought in more clients than any other private funds partner since joining Kirkland & Ellis in 2011. His global practice reflects his background, language skills and cultural experiences of someone who was born and raised in Europe and is fluent in German and French.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Doug Bacon

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Doug Bacon was drawn to mergers and acquisitions by the field's intellectually challenging and dynamic aspects.

NYLJ Rising Stars 2016: Juan Arteaga

: New York Law Journal : June 07, 2016

Growing up in public housing in Hartford, Connecticut, Juan Arteaga was captivated by the turbulent 1960s, particularly the American civil rights movement and the crucial role played by attorneys.

Court Paves Way to Challenge to Breadth of Princeton's Tax-Exempt Status

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 06, 2016

A Tax Court of New Jersey decision has made it easier for plaintiffs challenging the breadth of Princeton University's tax-exempt status.

Sullivan & Cromwell on Softbank $10B Alibaba Share Sale

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 06, 2016

The cash raised will help the Japanese company reduce debt and invest in new startups.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Am Law 100 Duo Advise on First Argentine IPO in Six Years

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 31, 2016

A month after a settlement smoothed the way for Argentina's return to the global capital markets, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Davis Polk & Wardwell led the way on a $280.5 million initial public offering by a Buenos Aires-based bank.

With Internal Investigations, Firms Walk a Tightrope

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : May 26, 2016

Sullivan & Cromwell and Dechert struggle to balance client and regulator.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Legal Aid Names 'Servants of Justice'

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : May 16, 2016

The Legal Aid Society gave its 2016 Servant of Justice Awards to Patricia Hynes, former board chair of Legal Aid and former New York City Bar Association president; Roy Reardon, a partner at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; and Daniel Kolb, senior counsel at David, Polk & Wardwell.

Deal Watch: Mylan Taps Cravath Again for Dermatology Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.

Simpson Thacher on a Roll With Win for Weight Watchers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 13, 2016

There is “nothing fraudulent about a disappointing year,” wrote U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in tossing a class action against Weight Watchers. It was one of three big wins for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett this week.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

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