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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

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 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

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 27, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 27, 2014

*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India

Continental Breakfast with Charlie Geffen, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : November 26, 2014

American Lawyer chief European correspondent Chris Johnson meets regularly with senior legal sector figures at their favorite breakfast joints to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. This week, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's new London corporate head Charlie Geffen discusses the continued exodus of private equity partners from U.K. to U.S. firms in London.

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Solyndra's Antitrust Foes Can't Get Docs It Gave to Feds

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 25, 2014

The defunct solar panel maker doesn't have to turn over millions of records produced in government probes to three Chinese companies it's suing for antitrust violations, a federal magistrate judge ruled.

Continental Breakfast with Gibson Dunn's Charlie Geffen

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : November 25, 2014

American Lawyer chief European correspondent Chris Johnson meets regularly with senior legal sector figures at their favorite breakfast joints to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. This week, Charlie Geffen discusses life after being ousted from his former managerial position at Ashurst and his new role as head of Gibson Dunn's London corporate practice.

The Asian Lawyer Emerging Market Awards

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : November 24, 2014

Many of Asia's leading legal practitioners gathered at the Fullerton hotel in Singapore on Nov. 19 to join The Asian Lawyer in celebrating the best transactions and recognising the best lawyers in the region as part of our inaugural Emerging Markets Awards. Here's a rundown of the winners and the reasons why they were chosen.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Chancery Ruling Means Shareholder May Pursue Claim Over Zynga IPO

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 19, 2014

A corporation's contractual obligations do not trump an individual director's fiduciary duties in cases where the rights of all shareholders collectively are implicated, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Moves at Baker & Hostetler, Norton Rose

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : November 14, 2014

Plus new hires at Dubin Research and Consulting and Wilson Legal Solutions.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 6, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 06, 2014

*Simpson, Sullivan & Cromwell on Danone's $565 million Yashili investment*Davis Polk, Clifford Chance on China Hongqiao high-yield bond offer*Herbert Smith Freehills on Tata Motors $750 million bond offer

Judge Approves $275M Deal With Royal Bank of Scotland

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2014

Southern District Judge Loretta Preska on Tuesday gave her final approval to a settlement in litigation commenced by pension funds in 2008 in connection to the packaging and sale of 14 public offerings of "Harborview" series mortgage-backed securities.

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Answering the Call: D.C. Lawyers Work Election Hotline

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 04, 2014

Inside the Election Protection call center, where lawyers talk to voters from Pennsylvania and Florida on behalf of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The voters have called the hotline for help—how to vote, where to vote, what to take, or if they've encountered an issue—and often don't realize they're conferring with some of D.C.'s greatest legal brainpower.

Cornerstone Awards

: New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The Lawyers Alliance for New York 2014 held its 17th annual Cornerstone Awards at Credit Suisse in Manhattan Thursday to recognize superior pro bono service by businesses and transactional lawyers to nonprofit organizations.

Special Report: Big Law's Reality Check

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014

Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?

Justices Consider Parol Evidence in Merger Litigation

Peter E. Kazanoff and Paul C. Gluckow : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 29, 2014

InNo. 515, 2013 (Del. Sep. 30, 2014), the Delaware Supreme Court considered the interaction between two critical documents in the negotiation of many mergers and acquisitions: the letter of intent that outlines the deal and the merger agreement that finalizes it.

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Kirkland's Latest Raid Targets Skadden, But Simpson Partner Slips Away

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

A few months after losing out in its pursuit of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett IPO specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie, Kirkland & Ellis has poached Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom corporate finance partner Richard Aftanas in New York.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Awards for Pro Bono Service

: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 23, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 23, 2014

*Three firms on Medibank Private Ltd.'s $4.8 billion Australian IPO*Hong Kong firm Deacons advises Chinese state-run Bohai Steel Group Co. on bond sale*Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Energy Development Corp. on financing for Philippines' largest wind farm

Mistake in GM Loan Documents Must Stand, Del. Supreme Court Rules

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 22, 2014

A mistake included with formal loan documents cannot be invalidated because it would negatively impact creditors relying on such representations, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Associates Class of 2014: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell on Two Japan IPOs

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014

The firms led Recruit Holdings' $1.9 billion offering and that of Skylark Co., which raised $700 million.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 16, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014

*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.