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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 1,654
- Gross Revenues: $2,315,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,400,000
- Profits Per Partner: $2,905,000
- Year Over Year Change: 0
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has 1654 attorneys and is the 13th largest firm in the United States. With $2,315,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 4th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom ranked as the 4th highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, IL, MA, NJ, NY, TX and VA.
In the News
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015
Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015
The new envoy for Guantánamo closure faces a big coalition-building job.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015
International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 25, 2015
As head of the firm's Palo Alto office, King wants to change the old "sink or swim" culture.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : November 24, 2015
By going on the offensive for client Depomed, Lutz helped bring an abrupt end to a $1.75 billion hostile takeover bid.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 23, 2015
If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.
C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2015
A nonprofit consumer advocate on Thursday challenged extensive redactions and sealed filings in MetLife Inc.'s lawsuit in Washington federal court over the company's designation by financial regulators as "too big to fail." Better Markets said MetLife's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Justice Department attorneys for the oversight panel "have created a litigation record largely shrouded in secrecy."
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.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015
Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015
New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.
: 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.
: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2015
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.
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.
Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : November 11, 2015
She oversees legal work for the company's thriving venture arm.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 10, 2015
The Australian oil and gas explorer has moved to cut its debt load amidst a weakened commodities market.
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.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 09, 2015
A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: A former Bryan Cave partner faces criminal charges, a special report on judges' financial reports, a look at the lawyers fighting the death penalty and an inquiry into a general counsel's licensing status.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 09, 2015
It's the pilot episode of Suits, or Al-Jazeera America's biggest PR disaster to date.
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.
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.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015
The National Hockey League's 2015-2016 season is underway, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has checked some of its competitors vying for the league's legal work over the board; plus other notable bills from big law.
Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 04, 2015
A subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners has formed a joint venture with Qatar Investment Authority in the development of Manhattan West. Upon completion, the estimated value of the five-building, mixed-use complex, is anticipated to reach $8.6 billion. Also, Kaufman & Company, a Cleveland-based law firm, has moved its New York City offices to 420 Lexington Ave.
: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015
Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015
A decade after lawyers gained access to the Guantánamo prison, the detainees' legal status remains grim—and time is running out.
: 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.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015
Former New York corporate lawyer Charles Bennett pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked some 30 investors out of more than $5 million. He was charged in the Southern District six weeks after attempting suicide by jumping into the Hudson River, leaving behind a note detailing the scheme.
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.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015
Four Am Law 200 firms rack up fees ahead of Time Warner Cable's merger with Charter Communications; a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate and its lawyers look at spending on legal ads; and other notable bills from Big Law.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2015
The Japanese company is purchasing a majority stake in National Australia Bank subsidiary MCL Ltd.