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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 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 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

Hogan Lovells, Cleary on Chinese Investment in Western Digital

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 08, 2015

Shenzhen-based information technology company Unisplendour is acquiring a 15 percent stake in Western Digital for $3.8 billion.

Deal Watch: Beer Battle, Asset Swap Quench Firms' Transactional Thirst

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has sidled up with Sullivan & Cromwell in its ongoing effort to merge with alcoholic beverage industry rival SABMiller.

Tech Companies Trounce NPE's Search Patents

Scott Graham : The Recorder : October 07, 2015

U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte sided with lawyers for Apple, Facebook, Yelp and other defendants that two patents held by Evolutionary Intelligence are ineligible for protection.

Latham Adds Hong Kong Corporate Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 05, 2015

The Los Angeles-based firm has recruited former Goldman Sachs executive director and senior in-house counsel Yilong Du.

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis

Melissa Hoffmann : New York Law Journal : September 30, 2015

The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Big Texas Law Firms Face New Competitors at Home

Susan Beck and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

As out-of-state firms gain market share in the Lone Star State, native Texas firms are having to rethink their strategies.

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Global Legal Awards, Grand Prize Winner (Finance): Hitting the Big Time

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

For the largest IPO in history, Alibaba turned to Simpson Thacher and Fangda Partners. Size wasn't the only thing that made the deal challenging.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 24, 2015

The American Lawyer Global M&A Deals of the Year recognize transactions that redrew the corporate map in every corner of the globe.

Marketplace: Blackstone, Fairstead Capital Partner to Acquire 24 NYC Buildings

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Marking one of the largest residential deals in New York City in the past decade, a joint venture of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII and Fairstead Capital closed on the acquisition of a 24-building portfolio for $690 million. Also, Gaia Real Estate in a joint venture with Acro Group has acquired 416 W. 52nd St. for $156.5 million.

Global Legal Awards: 2015 Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The American Lawyer : September 22, 2015

The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards in finance recognize the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects.

Winners Announced for China Law & Practice Awards 2015

Katherine Jo : The Asian Lawyer : September 21, 2015

On Sept. 17, nearly 200 leading legal professionals attended the 9th annual China Law & Practice Awards at the JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing—our first awards since joining the ALM Media network in August.

Crowell & Moring Has an ACE Up Its Sleeve

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 18, 2015

The law firm hires Robert Cusumano, a former general counsel of the insurer ACE, as a partner in its insurance group.

Sidley Finds Success with Valley Strategy

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 18, 2015

Out-of-town firms tend to stall out in the hyper-competitve market, but Sidley's grown from three to more than 40 lawyers since opening its doors in 2009.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Hogan Lovells on Tap for Big Beer Tie-Up Talks

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

At least two London-based legal giants and one leading Am Law 100 firm have taken the lead for Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller as they prepare to toast a potential combination.

Ex-Simpson Thacher Clerk is Last Holdout in Insider Trading Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2015

Prosecutors on Wednesday announced a guilty plea by Vladimir Eydelman, a former Morgan Stanley stockbroker charged last year in an alleged $5.6 million insider trading scheme involving former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett managing clerk Steven Metro.

King & Spalding Takes First Steps Into Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 15, 2015

The Atlanta-based firm faces stiff competition from U.S. rivals such as Morrison & Foerster and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in choosing Japan as its second base in Asia.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Simpson Thacher Partners on Japan Post's $11.5B Triple Listing

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 14, 2015

The same lawyers who led Japan Tobacco's $7.8 billion share sale two years ago are advising on the IPOs of the state-owned postal service and its banking and insurance divisions.

Three Firms on Pending $6.5B Acquisition of Texas Company

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 14, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis represents Solera Holdings of Westlake in its pending acquistiion for $6.5 billiion, including assumed debt, by an affiliate of Vista Equity Partners.

Deal Watch: Emera, Looking South, Subs Skadden With Davis Polk

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Canadian utility Emera on its acquisition of New England power assets two years ago, but this week the firm took the lead for Tampa-based Teco Energy on the Florida power generator's $10.4 billion sale to Emera.

Web Designer Dishes on Best Law Firm Websites

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2015

Joe Walsh and Burkey Belser of Greenfield/Belser Ltd. spent hours compiling their thoughts on the designs of 100 major law firm websites. Walsh shared his favorites with the NLJ.

Designers Dish on Firms' Websites

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : September 08, 2015

Joe Walsh and Burkey Belser of Greenfield/Belser Ltd. spent hours compiling their thoughts on the designs of 100 major law firm websites. Walsh shared his favorites with the NLJ.

Court Rejects Effort to Nullify Russian Ruling

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : September 04, 2015

Ruling that "the Russian court system cannot be said to be so corrupt as to deprive litigants of their due process rights," a Manhattan state court judge has dismissed a long-running effort by a Canadian business to recover its ownership interest in a Russian oil field.

Sidley Adds Private-Equity Partner in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : August 31, 2015

Vijay Sekhon is the latest lateral hire for the corporate department there.

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.