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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

Monday Mashup: Cohen and Quinn Take on the Banks; Simpson Wins Death Row Fight

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 29, 2015

Also, a fight grows over Sumner Redstone's estate; and here's a candidate for worst use of legal proceedings.

No-Nonsense Judge Caproni Keeps Silver Trial on Track

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Judge Valerie Caproni has been propelling the parties forward at a brisk pace in the public corruption trial of former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, insisting on using just about every minute of every day to keep proceedings moving.

Wachtell Leads Lineup Reaping Fees in Match, Square IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Four Am Law 100 firms led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have snagged a share of $9 million in legal fees and costs emanating from initial public offerings for online dating giant Match Group and startup mobile payments company Square.

Women Rising at Arent Fox, Ropes Gray, Simpson Thacher

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : November 19, 2015

Good news about women (for a change).

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : November 18, 2015

Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.

Monday Mashup: Fee Fights, Celeb Settlements and Wilmer's Revolving Door

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 15, 2015

Hausfeld's curiously timed $120M settlement; why the city of San Francisco is paying Journey guitarist Neal Schon $290,000; another Wilmer partner lands a top SEC job. All this and more in The Lit Daily's take on under-the-radar legal news.

Morning Wrap: EPA Administrator Must Sit For Depo | Death Challenge Fails

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : November 13, 2015

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, must sit for a deposition in an energy company's federal suit in West Virginia. The Ninth Circuit rules against a challenge to California's death penalty system. And prosecutors seek a 12.5-year prison sentence for Jared Fogle, the former Subway pitchman. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.

Former BigLaw Clerk Pleads to $5.6M Insider Trading Scheme

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : November 12, 2015

The onetime managing clerk at New York's Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, the lone remaining defendant in a New Jersey-based criminal case, has admitted to his role in a lucrative insider trading scheme.

Simpson Thacher Leads Anbang's $1.6B Takeover of U.S. Insurer

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 11, 2015

The Chinese insurer is buying Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance as more Asian investments pour into the insurance sector.

Al Jazeera America Suspends GC Over License Questions

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 10, 2015

David W. Harleston, general counsel for Al Jazeera America, has been suspended by the network in the wake of a New York Times inquiry about whether he had obtained his law license.

Sidley Adds Finance Partner in LA

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 09, 2015

Richard Petretti is moving from Morgan Lewis.

Warriors Continue Winning Streak—Against StubHub

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 06, 2015

The team, advised by Arnold & Porter, fended off an antitrust suit over alliance with Ticketmaster.

Simpson Thacher Sees Pharma Client Through $2.7B AstraZeneca Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : November 06, 2015

Palo Alto partner Kevin Kennedy led the team representing San Mateo-based ZS Pharma Inc.

Deal Watch: Wachtell, Linklaters Charge Up on Big Visa Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.

Big Deals: Walgreens Acquires Rite Aid for $9.41B; KeyCorp Expands With $4.1B Bank Buy

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2015

Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world. Also, KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Sanctuary for Families Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

Sanctuary for Families presented a leadership award to Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's senior advisor on gender equity, at its 13th annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Awards. The organization also recognized firms for providing pro bono staffing to New York City's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

Deal Watch: Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal Just What Doctor Ordered for Big Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Chancery Court Rejects Settlement in 'Aruba Networks' Case

Peter E. Kazanoff and Paul C. Gluckow : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 28, 2015

In the most recent of several decisions issued by the Delaware Court of Chancery over the past few months addressing proposed disclosure-only settlements of deal-related litigation, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster rejected the settlement of a suit brought by stockholders of Aruba Networks challenging the company's $2.7 billion all-cash acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in In re Aruba Networks Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10765-VCL (Transcript Ruling, October 9, 2015).

Ashurst Advises as Nippon Life Buys Aussie Insurer for $1.7B

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2015

The Japanese company is purchasing a majority stake in National Australia Bank subsidiary MCL Ltd.

Goodwin Procter Latest Am Law 100 Firm to Earn ISO Security Certification

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 28, 2015

The firm, like a small number of others, was audited to ensure it complies with the global standard that demonstrates its security level on stored data.

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Big Firms Feast on IPOs

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

Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.

Big Deals: $5.3B Sale of Apartment Complex Preserves Middle Class Housing

Jonathan Lemire : The Associated Press : October 22, 2015

Manhattan's largest apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, will be sold for $5.3 billion in a deal that will preserve nearly half its 11,232 units for middle-class families, New York City officials said Tuesday.

Ex-Skadden Lawyer Who Survived Hudson Plunge Will Cop to Ponzi Fraud

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015

Former Skadden lawyer Charles Bennett is set to plead guilty to running a $5 million Ponzi scheme. The fraud came to light when Bennett attempted suicide last year.

The Lawyering Behind Alibaba's Landmark IPO

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 22, 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.