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- 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.
In the News
: New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014
The New York City Bar Association has given all seven candidates for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals "well qualified" ratings.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014
The corporate partner led a team from the firm representing a BC Partners-backed investment group as it beat out several rival private equity bidders for its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart, the largest leveraged buyout in the U.S. so far this year.
Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014
Phoenix-based PetSmart announced an agreement to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a consortium led by London-based private equity firm BC Partners.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014
*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo
Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : December 16, 2014
Already battling animal-rights and securities litigation involving its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., now faces a proposed class action alleging the company is breaching its contract with annual pass holders.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014
Bar organizations rating the candidates from whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fill an upcoming opening on the Court of Appeals have found all seven candidates qualified for the court, though they differ as to their highest recommended nominees.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014
Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014
The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014
Friends, family and colleagues of Norman Goodman gathered at the Manhattan Supreme Court building Wednesday evening to celebrate the end of his long career as New York County clerk.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014
*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014
Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014
In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 10, 2014
A team of Atlanta lawyers at King & Spalding advised Arbor Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Sandy Springs, on its sale of a minority stake to private equity giant KKR & Co. The size of the stake and the financial terms of the deal, announced Dec. 5, were not disclosed.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014
What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?
: The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014
Two Kirkland & Ellis partners have departed, moving to Willkie Farr and Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chadbourne & Parke has added a former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay; and other moves.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014
Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 05, 2014
The banking specialist has been one of the most successful lateral recruiters in London.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014
The real estate corporate partner led the deal team for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett's representation of The Blackstone Group in its sale of warehouse landlord IndCor Properties to GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014
A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 04, 2014
As the holiday season rolls around, transactional work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is ramping up. The firm recently grabbed a role on a handful of big deals worth more than $15 billion for clients like Hawaiian Electric Industries, Japan's Ostuka Holdings, the Robb Report and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 04, 2014
*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014
Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 02, 2014
The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund is buying Blackstone Group-controlled IndCor Properties Ltd. Simpson Thacher is acting for regular client Blackstone.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 02, 2014
Simpson Thacher and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on the Chinese e-commerce giant's $8 billion corporate debt sale, the largest-ever such offering in Asia.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014
Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.
: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
One thing's certain: American firms are spending a lot of money on lateral hiring for their London offices. Who's getting their money's worth, and who's throwing good cash after bad? An in-depth look at the U.S. presence in the British financial capital.
Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
Some U.S. firms have done well in the London legal market. But overall, performance is mixed.
: The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014
The Obama administration has announced long-anticipated regulations to cut ozone emissions from power plants and factories, especially in the Midwest. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.
: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014
Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.