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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 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 $1,245,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 17th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 26 -3 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

O'Melveny Adds China-Focused M&A Partner

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Tony Wang, who had been with Weil's Shanghai office, joins OMM's Newport Beach branch.

Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Fuels Up on $14.8B Oil Services Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Takeaways From a Golf Law Pro

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2015

John Minan has hit the sweet spot for lawyers. The University of San Diego School of Law professor, who specializes in water, property and land-use law, has created a greener side hustle by writing about and teaching courses on golf law. This interview is part of an occasional NLJ summer series about diversions from Big Law.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

Simpson Thacher on $3.7B Sumitomo-Symetra Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 13, 2015

The Osaka-based company is the latest Japanese life insurer to seek growth through acquisitions in the U.S.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Simpson Thacher Leads Alibaba's New $4.6B Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The Chinese ecommerce giant has turned again to its U.S. law firm of choice for an investment in bricks-and-mortar electronics retailer Suning.

Associate's Shoe-Leather Sleuthing Pays Off

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 07, 2015

Simpson Thacher lawyer helped tip the balance in a venue fight between Apple and an Israeli patent holder.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 06, 2015

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

Deal Watch: Firms Guzzle Fees in Coca-Cola Bottling Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

When Coca-Cola bottlers combine to create the largest independent bottler for the mega beverage brand, they need a fountain of law firms to seal the deal. Plus, the pharma M&A frenzy continues in our latest roundup of billion-dollar deals.

Ex-Simpson Thacher Partner Joins CEO Ranks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2015

Alan Schnitzer, a former partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, is named CEO of The Travelers Cos., the same week that financial regulators approve a reform requiring public companies to disclose the pay ratio between their leaders and rank-and-file workers.

Inflammatory Closing Did Not Impact Trial, Panel Says

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : August 05, 2015

A closing argument that alleged the defense's witnesses were liars and their testimony was "disgusting" and "reprehensible" did not deprive the defendants of a fair trial, a split First Department panel ruled Tuesday.

GM Loan Error Prompts Proposed Class Suit

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 04, 2015

An error by attorneys that rendered a $1.5 billion secured loan to General Motors unsecured has led one loan participant to sue JPMorgan Chase Bank and its counsel, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, for negligence.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyers Keep Lawyering On After JPMorgan's $1.5 Billion Bungle

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : August 03, 2015

Everybody makes mistakes. But what happens when a mistake costs a client $1.5 billion?

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

Litigation Funder Burford Capital Eyes Lending to Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

Burford Capital, the world's largest litigation funder, is getting into the business of lending to law firms, the firm's CEO announced during an earnings call Tuesday. Burford announced record income and record amounts of new investments during the first half of 2015.

Sidley Takes Two from Manatt in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 28, 2015

Firm leaders say it's a good time to invest in Southern California talent.

Big Suits

David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

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

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

High Court Allows Insureds to Settle Without Insurer Consent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 22, 2015

An insured does not have to demonstrate bad faith in order to settle certain claims without its insurance company's consent, the state Supreme Court has ruled, thereby reinstating an $80 million settlement in personal injury actions against a nuclear facility owner.

Chancery Court Scrutiny of Nonmonetary Settlements Continues

Peter E. Kazanoff and Paul C. Gluckow : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 22, 2015

At a July 8 hearing in Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster declined to approve a proposed settlement of shareholder litigation challenging the acquisition of Aeroflex by Cobham PLC, a Great Britain-based manufacturing company.