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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 929
  • Gross Revenues: $1,245,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,340,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

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, NM, NY, OH and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 17 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 17 3 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

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Gordon Silver's Last Name Partner Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 19, 2015

Dickinson Wright hires a name partner from struggling Las Vegas legal mainstay Gordon Silver; Jones Day hires a Kelley Drye & Warren practice leader; Sidley Austin snags two partners in Houston and Singapore; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 14, 2015

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

Sidley Austin Snags Simpson Thacher's LA Leader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Daniel Clivner, managing partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's Los Angeles office, is poised to leave the firm to open a Century City office for Sidley Austin as the latter prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary in the city. Clivner, 51, will serve as co-head of Sidley's Los Angeles outposts.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Litigator of the Week: Philippe Selendy of Quinn Emanuel

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 14, 2015

Even if Selendy had lost his landmark securities trial for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, it would be hard to call the FHFA's litigation campaign against Wall Street anything but a victory. But boy, did he ever win.

Nomura, RBS Found Liable for Misleading Fannie, Freddie

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 13, 2015

The Japanese bank Nomura Holdings and Royal Bank of Scotland are facing hefty damages after a federal judge held them liable for lying to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the shaky mortgages that backed the mortgage bonds they sold.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2015

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The American Lawyer announced this week the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.

FHFA Trial Produces Big Loss for Banks, Big Win for Quinn Emanuel

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2015

Sullivan & Cromwell and Simpson Thacher couldn't pull off a surprise win before U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.

2015 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Energy Companies Announce $7.5 Billion Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Crestwood Equity Partners and Crestwood Midstream Partners recently signed a definitive agreement to merge Crestwood's corporate structure into a single publicly traded partnership with a consolidated enterprise value of approximately $7.5 billion.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Guides $8.4 Billion Rare Disease Drug Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 07, 2015

The pharmaceutical industry once again reigned supreme on the transactional front this week, although a pair of Am Law 100 firms also helped an iconic New York property change hands.

State Lawmakers Affirm Court of Claims Judges

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 06, 2015

The state Senate confirmed the nominations of three judges to new terms on the Court of Claims Tuesday and 11 other men and women to seats on the court for the first time.

Federal Circuit Clamps Down on Vague Software Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 06, 2015

Chief Judge Sharon Prost signaled that patents framed as means-plus-function claims must disclose an algorithm.

Standing Room Only for Antitrust Case Against Food Distributors

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 05, 2015

Kicking off his opening statement in a merger trial that pits the Federal Trade Commission against Sysco Corp. and US Foods Inc., O'Melveny & Myers partner Richard Parker got a big laugh. "You know you're in Washington when an antitrust trial draws a crowd. If this was Minneapolis, no one would care," said Parker, who represents Sysco in the contested $8.2 billion deal.

FTC Urges Court to Block $8.2B Merger of Food Distributors

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

The last time Richard Parker and Stephen Weissman fought a merger in court, they were allies. On May 5, they will meet again in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — but this time, they're on opposite sides.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

The 'Proper Purpose' Requirement for Inspection of Books and Records

Paul C. Gluckow and Peter E. Kazanoff : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 29, 2015

In a memorandum opinion entered April 15 in coordinated actions captioned 'Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority v. AbbVie', No. 10374-VCG, and , No. 10408-VCG (Del. Ch.), Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III denied demands by two stockholders of AbbVie Inc. for inspection of books and records of the company pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law because they failed to demonstrate a proper purpose for their inspections.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

In Replay of FHFA Appeal, Banks Urge Second Circuit To Topple FDIC Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

Can Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra succeed where his predecessors failed?

Top Activist Lawyer Lands on a New Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2015

Morgan Stanley has hired Schulte Roth & Zabel's David Rosewater, co-head of the firm's global shareholder activism practice, to lead its activist defense group. But Rosewater, who previously worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, won't be fighting Marty Lipton's war.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Dozens of New York lawyers have landed lead roles on the dissolution of General Electric Co.'s financial unit in a bid by the industrial conglomerate to return $90 billion to shareholders.

Greenberg Traurig Faces Trial Over Alleged Client Forgery

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 22, 2015

A judge in Manhattan reused to grant either side summary judgment in a lawsuit accusing Greenberg Traurig of helping a former client deceive his adversaries and the court.

Dealmaker of the Week: Warren Gorrell of Hogan Lovells

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

Gorrell advised General Electric Co. in the $26.5 billion sale of GE Capital's real estate portfolio to funds managed by Blackstone LP, along with Wells Fargo & Co. and additional buyers.

Simpson Thacher, Freshfields Lead $2.5B Alibaba Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

The Hangzhou-based ecommerce giant is transferring its Tmall online pharmacy to its Hong Kong-listed healthcare subsidiary in exchange for a combination of shares and debt.