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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 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

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

Litigation Funder Burford Capital Eyes Lending to Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 28, 2015

Burford Capital, the world's largest litigation funder, is getting into the business of lending to law firms, the firm's CEO announced during an earnings call Tuesday. Burford announced record income and record amounts of new investments during the first half of 2015.

Sidley Takes Two from Manatt in L.A.

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : July 28, 2015

Firm leaders say it's a good time to invest in Southern California talent.

Big Suits

David Bario, Susan Beck, Scott Flaherty, Marissa Kendall and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

U.S. v. Rainey; Davies v. Broadcom; In the matter of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts; ACE Securities v. DB Structured Products; Cook v. Rockwell; Capitol Records v. Sirius XM; Gold v. Anthem

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

High Court Allows Insureds to Settle Without Insurer Consent

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 22, 2015

An insured does not have to demonstrate bad faith in order to settle certain claims without its insurance company's consent, the state Supreme Court has ruled, thereby reinstating an $80 million settlement in personal injury actions against a nuclear facility owner.

Chancery Court Scrutiny of Nonmonetary Settlements Continues

Peter E. Kazanoff and Paul C. Gluckow : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 22, 2015

At a July 8 hearing in Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster declined to approve a proposed settlement of shareholder litigation challenging the acquisition of Aeroflex by Cobham PLC, a Great Britain-based manufacturing company.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

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

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 13, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Napkin Nibbler Settles SEC Case Involving Ex-Simpson Thacher Clerk

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 13, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement Monday with mortgage banker Frank Tamayo, a cooperator in its insider trading case against former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett managing clerk and attorney Steven Metro.

Plaintiffs Strike Out in Lehman Employee Stock Plan Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 12, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 ruling in may have transformed the pleading requirements for ERISA plaintiffs, but it couldn't save claims against the administrators for Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.'s employee stock ownership plan.

Akin Gump Adds High-Powered Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2015

The Beltway base of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld absorbs two veteran litigators; Hogan Lovells hires three Baker Botts litigators in Texas; McDermott and Pillsbury poach new partners; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

Talen Energy to Sell Renewables Business to Energy Power Partners

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 07, 2015

The sale will include 25 renewable energy projects in four states with a total of 65 megawatts of nameplate generating capacity, according to Talen Energy's corporate communications director, George Lewis.

Greenberg Takes IP Lawyer 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