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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

Chancery Court Shifts Entire Fairness Burden in 'Sauer-Danfoss'

Peter E. Kazanoff and Paul C. Gluckow : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 10, 2016

In a Jan. 22 order, Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ruled that the entire fairness standard of review would apply in post-closing damages litigation arising out of the acquisition by Danfoss of the 24.4 percent of Sauer-Danfoss shares that it did not already own.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 09, 2016

Among other announcements, Quinn Emanuel has added as a partner Chad Johnson, most recently chief of investor protection in the New York Attorney General's Office, and Simpson Thacher has appointed partner Jonathan Youngwood as co-head of its litigation practice.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Meet Simpson Thacher's New Litigation Co-Head

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : February 01, 2016

Securities litigator Jonathan Youngwood is stepping up to co-head the litigation practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the firm announced Monday. What are his plans for the 200-plus lawyer group?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Shearman & Sterling, Willkie Farr, King & Spalding and Simpson Thacher are among the firms announcing new hires and promotions.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

Sidley Hires Manatt M&A Chief

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 25, 2016

David Grinberg is the latest to join Sidley's new Century City office.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

Deal Watch: Rough Times in the Oil Patch

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Unrest in the oil and gas industry and more microchip merger madness have yielded roles for several Am Law 100 firms in The Am Law Daily's look at the latest round of billion-dollar transactions.

Big Deals: Three Am Law 100 Firms Help GE Sell Its Appliance Sector

Jennifer Henderson : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2016

General Electric Co., which recently announced the move of its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, struck a deal with leading Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier Group Corp. for its appliances business.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Panel Sustains Suit Against Corwin, Greenberg Traurig

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2016

A case against Greenberg Traurig and former partner Leslie Corwin alleging deceitful conduct can go forward, a Manhattan appeals court said Tuesday, ruling that the claim did not have to be pleaded in the underlying case in which the alleged deceit occurred and can be litigated as a stand-alone action.

Lazard Snags Another Skadden Restructuring Leader

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

Kenneth Ziman, deputy practice leader of corporate restructuring at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York, is leaving the firm for Lazard. Ziman joins two former Skadden restructuring partners in making the move to the storied boutique investment bank.

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

After Electrolux Deal Dies, Four Big Firms Help GE Unload Appliances Unit

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

Sidley Austin and Arnold & Porter have taken the lead for General Electric Co. as the industrial conglomerate continues to reinvent itself through the $5.4 billion sale of its appliance business to China's Haier Group Corp.

Deal Watch: Entertainment Mergers Emerge Amid Oscar Season

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, a pair of billion-dollar entertainment industry deals awarded work to a handful of Am Law 200 firms and some big names in Canada.

Corrections

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2016

Chinese Buyer of Legendary Taps Irell for $3.5B Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

Joshua Grode represented Dalian Wanda in buying the studio behind Jurassic World and the Batman trilogy.

Davis Polk Partners See Mission Accomplished in Menlo Park

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 08, 2016

Corporate partners William Kelly and Daniel Kelly, who helped launch the office just before the dot-com bust, stepped down at the end of the year.

Q&A: Joshua Levine

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

The Simpson Thacher partner discusses the firm's pro bono work on the case of Reggie Clemons, who was sentenced to death in connection with the 1991 deaths of two young girls. Levine argued Clemons' case in the Missouri Supreme Court, which recently vacated the conviction and sentence.

Deal Watch: Record M&A Year Gives Way to More 2016 Transactions

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

With record-breaking M&A volume pushing past the $5 trillion mark in 2015, it's no surprise that deal-hungry Am Law 100 firms wasted little time scooping up market share to start 2016.

It Is Important to Fill Vacancies in the Judiciary

Roy L. Reardon : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2016

It is unfortunate that the people of our great state have been denied the confirmation by the New York State Senate of the governor's appointment of Janet DiFiore as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Cisco Pulls Patent Victory From Jaws of Supreme Court Defeat

Scott Graham : The Recorder : December 28, 2015

Seven months after SCOTUS sided with a patent holder against the San Jose networking company, the Federal Circuit handed a Cisco a win on validity.

Deal Watch: Simpson Thacher Follows the Bouncing Ball

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 26, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett snagged roles on three year-end deals of note for private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Apax Partners, as well as Bruce Ratner's Forest City Enterprises, which agreed to give up its remaining stake in the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.

Skadden's Record M&A Year

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

The Wall Street powerhouse becomes the first law firm to chalk up more than $1 trillion in deals in one year.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

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

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

These 10 law firms stood out for exceptional results in key cases.