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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 961
  • Gross Revenues: $1,278,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,330,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,470,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

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 16 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 16 1 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

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Court Vacates Family Court Ruling Treating Fetus as a Child

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 25, 2016

A unanimous First Department panel said Thursday that even though the appeal was moot, rulings of Family Court Judge Stewart Weinstein that a fetus is a "child" under New York's Family Court Act had to be dropped because they "may spawn legal consequences or be cited as precedent."

Making Lawyers Look Good Online

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Targeting a new generation of clients, website designs aim to make attorneys seem more likable.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Slaughters, Travers and Simpson Thacher Land Roles In Three-Way Tussle for Retailer

James Booth : Legal Week : April 22, 2016

The law firms are acting in battle for French electrical retailer Darty, which is being pursued by South Africa's Steinhoff and French company Fnac.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

Shout-Out: Simpson Thacher Scores Class Reversal for Best Buy

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 18, 2016

A team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett won a groundbreaking appellate decision reversing class certification in a securities action against firm client Best Buy Co. Inc.

Dykema Defectors Form New Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

Simpson Thacher on Blackstone's $1.1B Mphsis Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 12, 2016

The U.S. private equity firm is buying the Indian outsourcing company from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in its largest acquisition in the country.

David Sorkin

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

New Bankruptcy Judge

: New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Mary Kay Vyskocil was inducted as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York on April 7, at a ceremony at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in Foley Square.

'Savings Provision' Clarifed in RMBS Cases

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

The Commercial Division justice assigned to hear residential mortgage-backed securities cases issued companion rulings March 29 that limited the use of the CPLR's "savings provision" by the plaintiffs' bar to revive cases dismissed on statute of limitations grounds.

The Humble Law Firm Website Is Going Way, Way Upscale

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Vanity Fair-like portraits. Profiles that convey spark and personality. Throughout The Am Law 200, firms are remaking their sites—to the tune of $200,000 to more than $1 million.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

Paul Weiss, Simpson Thacher on $1.2B Japan Outbound Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2016

Tokyo-based passenger-car tire maker Yokohama Rubber is buying industrial tire manufacturer Alliance Tire Group from buyout firm KKR.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Latest Lateral Mystery Stars Bracewell Partner, White & Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Lateral partner moves in Big Law tend to be highly scripted affairs, but sometimes the players go off script.

Firms Cope with Deal Doldrums Amid First-Quarter Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.

National Firms Stampede Into Houston Despite Drop in Oil Prices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Out-of-state firms continue to move into Houston, the nation's energy capital, despite the low oil and gas prices.

Simpson Spears SeaWorld Suit Over 'Blackfish' Effect

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 03, 2016

Did the documentary "Blackfish" hurt attendance at SeaWorld? A federal judge last week ruled that plaintiffs in a putative securities fraud class action couldn't prove that it did.

Deal Watch: Hogan Lovells Lands Roles in Dell, Therapy Co. Sales

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

The firm advised on two deals announced this week worth a combined $5 billion.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Latham's Asia Reboot

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Will Latham & Watkins' high-profile new hires in Hong Kong allow it to pull away from the pack?

Deals of the Year: Dell / EMC

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom took the lead in the biggest tech-industry deal ever.

A Record-Breaking Year for Top M&A Dealmakers

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

In a year of superlatives, Am Law 200 firms took the lead on some of the biggest, most complicated deals ever.

Deals, Deals, Deals

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The American Lawyer recognizes the best-of-the-best transactional lawyers during a record year.

Dealmakers and Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

It was a cherry of a year for corporate transactions. Meet the lawyers behind the best work.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.