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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 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

Cleary Takes Hong Kong Partner From Shearman

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 07, 2015

Shuang Zhao specializes in taking Chinese companies public in the U.S.

Greenberg Takes IP Partner From Simpson Thacher

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 05, 2015

Joshua Walker, a Lex Machina founder, advises on IP transactions.

MoFo Hires Latham's M&A Co-Chair, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Latham & Watkins corporate partner Graeme Sloan in London joined Morrison & Foerster as co-chair of its M&A group; Covington & Burling brings back a high-profile former U.S. attorney general; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Mullin Brings on Another Partner in Seoul

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2015

Capital markets lawyer Johneth Chongseo Park makes the move from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Historic Supreme Court Ruling

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a history-making victory for the gay civil rights movement.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The legal team at Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. makes sure the doors can stay open at the company's more than 4,300 properties and that management, shareholders and regulators have a smooth experience with the legal department.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Carlyle Group L.P.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The Carlyle Group L.P., the Wash­ington-based private-equity firm, went public three years ago, but the legal and compliance teams have kept their close-knit culture.

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Dealmaker of the Week: Richard Hall of Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 26, 2015

Hall advised Delhaize Group in its merger with Koninklijke Ahold NV, which will create a combined company valued at $29 billion.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

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

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

White & Case Acts for Temasek, CVC on US Pharma Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 24, 2015

The Singaporean sovereign wealth fund and London-based CVC Capital Partners have acquired a majority stake in New Jersey-based Alvogen that values the company at $2 billion.

Simpson, Allen & Overy on HP's New Chinese JV

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 24, 2015

State-owned Tsinghua University is paying $2.3 billion for a majority stake in a new joint venture that includes Hewlett-Packard's network, server and storage business in China.

Sidley Hires Again in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

A month after opening a second office in Los Angeles, Sidley Austin raids Paul Hastings for a real estate pro; Proskauer Rose picks up a regional private equity head from Baker & McKenzie; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ostrager Switches Role From Litigator to Judge

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

One of the country's best-known and most experienced commercial litigators, Barry Ostrager, has joined New York's state judiciary and is hearing cases in his area of specialty, commercial law.

Another Kaye Scholer Practice Leader Heads to Hughes Hubbard

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 22, 2015

Robert Bell, co-head of Kaye Scholer's antitrust practice in Washington, D.C., has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as a partner. Bell is the third practice leader to leave Kaye Scholer in recent weeks.

Top Firms for Women for Equity and Power

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

Forty-four firms get WILEF's seal of approval.

Litigator of the Week: David Woll of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : June 18, 2015

Banks that sold or sponsored mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis breathed a sigh of relief last week, when Woll persuaded New York's highest court that the deadline for most investors to sue has long since passed.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gains Exceed Losses at Firms Statewide

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 15, 2015

After years of post-recession stagnant or shrinking head counts, New York state's largest 100 law firms showed solid growth in 2014, with gains spread across the New York City multinationals as well as the statewide regionals. Six of the top 10 New York City-based mega-firms showed strong growth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's Nina Macpherson

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Window to Sue Over Mortgage Repurchase Deals Is Clarified

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 12, 2015

New York's six-year statute of limitations on mortgage repurchase suits begins to run when the bonds are purchased, not after problems with the loans become apparent, a unanimous Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a case that had been watched carefully by the banking and mortgage-backed securities industries.

Simpson Thacher Wins Key RMBS Ruling

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 11, 2015

New York's highest court imposed strict time limits for investors to bring so-called put-back lawsuits against banks that packaged and sold mortgage-backed securities.

Davis Polk Plans Leadership Change in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 11, 2015

Linklaters Hong Kong partner Jon Gray will relocate to join the firm in Japan, taking over for soon-to-retire Tokyo managing partner Theodore Paradise.