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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

  • 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, London, NM, NY, OH and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 20 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 20 1 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

Awards for Pro Bono Service

: New York Law Journal : October 23, 2014

The City Bar Justice Center presented its sixth annual Jeremy G. Epstein Awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service on Monday.

Mistake in GM Loan Documents Must Stand, Del. Supreme Court Rules

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : October 22, 2014

A mistake included with formal loan documents cannot be invalidated because it would negatively impact creditors relying on such representations, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Kirkland Loses One PE Partner, Pays Top Dollar for Another

Brian Baxter and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2014

In yet another high-profile lateral addition, Kirkland & Ellis poached Weil, Gotshal & Manges private equity partner Douglas Ryder in New York. The hire is the latest in a series of notable moves by Kirkland, which also recently raided Ropes & Gray in Hong Kong, but will lose the founding partner of its San Francisco office to a longtime private equity client.

Six Am Law 100 Firms Smooth Way for Another Pipeline Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 20, 2014

As the U.S. moves to become the world's largest oil producer, lawyers from Cooley, Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are helping QEP Resources unload its natural gas pipeline and processing unit for $2.5 billion in cash to Tesoro Logistics, a refinery operator owned by Tesoro Corp.

Associates Class of 2014: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014

The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.

Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell on Two Japan IPOs

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014

The firms led Recruit Holdings' $1.9 billion offering and that of Skylark Co., which raised $700 million.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 16, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 16, 2014

*Simpson Thacher, Sullivan & Cromwell lead two Tokyo IPOs worth $2.6 billion*Morgan Lewis guides Kazakhstan through its first dollar bond issue in 14 years*Skadden acts on the first listing by a Malaysian company in the U.S.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.

$80M Indemnification Case Argued Before Pa. Justices

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 14, 2014

Two insurance companies' failure to consider negotiating a settlement in the face of a potential billion-dollar loss on behalf of an insured should be sufficient justification for the insured to settle its claims for $80 million without the consent of the carriers, an attorney representing Babcock & Wilcox argued last week before the state Supreme Court.

Roy Reardon

Chris Serico : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

For 60 years, he has been a respected litigator and appellate attorney, and has worked to assure the state's legal system operates at the highest levels of efficiency, honesty and professionalism.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2014 Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014

In this Special Report, the New York Law Journal honors attorneys in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The trait shared by all is commitment well beyond the billable hour—to upholding the Constitution and civil rights, to leveling the playing field, to improving the courts and to protecting the vulnerable.

Do Foreign Firms Need a Hong Kong Law Practice?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 13, 2014

The city's once-booming capital markets had prompted a big push into local law, but the slowdown that followed has forced at least one firm—Milbank—to reconsider. Still, others see value in the practice, though for different reasons. Here's why.

Simpson Thacher, Weil Advise on Blackstone Spinoff

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : October 10, 2014

Blackstone Group announced on Friday plans to spin off its financial advisory and Park Hill fund placement businesses and merge them with PJT Partners, an advisory firm founded by M&A star Paul Taubman. For legal counsel, PJT turned to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which is a longtime adviser to Taubman's former employer Morgan Stanley. Blackstone tapped Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Asia Deal Digest: Oct. 9, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 09, 2014

*Five firms on Anbang Insurance's $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf Astoria New York*Ashurst advises state-run PT Pertimina on $2 billion acquisition of Murphy Oil's Malaysian assets*Herbert Smith Freehills guides Australia's Regis Healthcare on its recent IPO.

Skadden Once Again Comes Out on Top of M&A Rankings

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014

Continuing on its transactional tear, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom sat atop three separate rankings of legal advisers for global M&A deals based on total transaction value in the first three quarters of the year.

A Year of Slow But Solid Growth for Global 100 Firms

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 08, 2014

A surge in dealmaking boosted the top and bottom lines for the world's top-grossing firms, which experienced steady if unspectacular growth in 2013.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : October 08, 2014

In an international deal involving more than 50 attorneys, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its flagship hotel, the Waldorf Astoria New York, to Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd. for $1.95 billion. Hilton Worldwide will continue to manage the legendary 47-story hotel at 301 Park Ave. for the next 100 years.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Prosecutor, Defender, Counselor

Brad S. Karp : New York Law Journal : October 07, 2014

Robert Fiske's "Prosecutor, Defender, Counselor" is a must-read for lawyers, critics of the legal profession, and anyone looking for an uplifting narrative of a life exceptionally well-lived by an individual of extraordinary talents and uncommon virtue.

King & Spalding Raids Bingham in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Five Firms on $1.95 Billion Waldorf Astoria Deal

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 07, 2014

Skadden, Fried Frank, Greenberg Traurig, Simpson Thacher and Dentons all have roles on a Chinese company's purchase of the landmark New York hotel.

Finalists Announced for The Asian Lawyer's Emerging Markets Awards

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 06, 2014

We've chosen a short list in 17 different categories for our inaugural awards recognizing the top matters and lawyers in Southeast Asia and India.

In-House Counsel Profile: ManpowerGroup Inc.'s Richard Buchband

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : October 06, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc. was founded in Milwaukee in 1948 by two attorneys who needed a typist for a short-term project. The company now employs 30,000 people in 80 countries and territories. Richard Buchband leads a 75-attorney law department.

MatlinPatterson Fends Off $55 Million Arbitration Award

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : October 05, 2014

The fund's lawyers at Simpson Thacher persuaded a judge to rule for the second time that MatlinPatterson never agreed to arbitrate pricing disputes over a $320 million Brazilian airline industry transaction.

London Calling for US Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 03, 2014

Gibson Dunn, Kaye Scholer and Paul Hastings all made major lateral hires in London this week by raiding their British brethren. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Two Law School Professors to Join Police Conduct Board

Rebecca Baker : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2014

Deborah Archer, a professor and associate dean for academic affairs at New York Law School, and I. Bennett Capers, a professor at Brooklyn Law School, have been appointed to New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board, which investigates allegations of police misconduct.

NFL's DirecTV Deal Yields Gridiron Roles for Covington, Gibson Dunn

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 02, 2014

Covington & Burling is counseling the National Football League on an eight-year, $12 billion extension of its Sunday Ticket television deal with DirecTV, a key component of the satellite broadcaster's pending $48.5 billion sale to AT&T.

Kenneth E. Young

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 30, 2014

Partner, Dechert

Law Firms React to Mass Protests in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 30, 2014

Street demonstrations by tens of thousands of pro-democracy advocates have made commutes difficult and disrupted some office operations.

Icahn, Wachtell Meet Again Over eBay

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : September 30, 2014

Nine months after Carl Icahn called for a split of eBay and PayPal, the San Jose-based online auction and retailing giant has turned to the activist investor's longtime nemesis, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, for legal counsel.