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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,664
  • Gross Revenues: $2,235,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,345,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,730,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has 1664 attorneys and is the 12th largest firm in the United States.  With $2,235,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 4th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 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.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 4 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 4 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 12 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 21 -6 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 35 -15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 49 -6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 69 -18 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 82 -39 Summer programs

In the News

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Am Law Trio Reaps Rewards From Record REIT IPO

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

Goodwin Procter, Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr & Gallagher grabbed roles this week on a $2.29 billion initial public offering for Paramount Group, the largest-ever public listing for a real estate investment trust.

Srinivasan Tells Del. Audience of U.S. Supreme Court Experiences

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : November 19, 2014

A federal appeals court judge who is often spoken of as a potential future U.S. Supreme Court nominee told an audience of lawyers, judges and politicians about his experiences arguing cases before the nation's highest court last week in Wilmington.

Senate Confirms Cohen, Ross and Abrams, to U.S. Bench

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Assistant U.S. attorney Leslie Abrams and DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross made history Tuesday when they were confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the first African-American women to serve as lifetime-appointed federal district court judges in Georgia.

Sidley Austin Snags Houston Duo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2014

Two Andrews Kurth partners peel off for Sidley Austin in Houston's hot lateral market; a handful of firms make big hires in London; Blank Rome adds a pair from Bingham McCutchen; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Survey: Conn. Leads Nation in Providing Court Access

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : November 17, 2014

When it comes to providing improved access to the courts for people with disabilities or who speak languages other than English, Connecticut is at the top of the list.

DEA Tackles Plaintiffs Claims that NFL Dosed Injured Players

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 17, 2014

Inspections on Sunday were spurred by allegations made by retired players in a class action plainitffs lawyers filed earlier this year.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Toyota Presses For Sanctions Over Confidential Discovery Docs

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : November 13, 2014

Even though a translator who allegedly leaked confidential discovery documents from litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. says she has removed those materials from the public domain, the carmaker says she should still face civil sanctions.

Wachtell Bags Third Big Banking Deal in Two Weeks

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2014

The Wall Street stalwart took the lead Wednesday advising BB&T Corp. on its $2.5 billion cash-and-stock purchase of Susquehanna Bancshares, having recently handled two other banking mergers for clients AmericanWest Bank and Sterling Bancorp.

Keker's Streeter, SFSC's Miller Tapped for First District

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : November 12, 2014

The governor also named a slew of trial court judges around the state Wednesday.

Six Apply to Be Delaware Superior Court President Judge

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : November 12, 2014

Five active judges and one private practice attorney have applied to lead the Delaware Superior Court, according to sources familiar with the process. The six candidates are vying to replace former Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr., who was appointed to the state Supreme Court last month.

Pricey Jones Day Probe Takes Toll on American Apparel Earnings

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 11, 2014

The retail chain on Monday reported its largest revenue drop in four years, in part due to $5.3 million in fees spent during the third quarter following the suspension and internal investigation of ousted CEO Dov Charney. Jones Day, legal counsel to American Apparel's board on the internal probe, and FTI Consulting, head of the internal probe, collected the lion's share of those fees.

Skadden, Weil Alum Nab Roles in Dendreon Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

In a down year for big corporate bankruptcies, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom bagged a big assignment Monday for Seattle-based biotechnology company Dendreon as the prostate cancer drug maker filed for bankruptcy in Delaware. Also tapped by the debtor as claims agent in its Chapter 11 case is Prime Clerk, a company started last year by former Weil, Gotshal & Manges restructuring partner Shai Waisman.

Quinn Emanuel Aims for Knockout in Zoloft Birth Defects MDL

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 10, 2014

A hearing next week could determine the fate of 600 consolidated cases claiming that Pfizer's blockbuster antidepressant causes birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

ADR Boosters Want to Open Door to Foreign Lawyers

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 07, 2014

DLA Piper's Cedric Chao says protectionist rules hurt California cities.

Laboratory Gets $14.8M in Anti-Kickback Case

: VerdictSearch : November 05, 2014

Going Above & Beyond

: New York Law Journal : November 04, 2014

Sanctuary for Families last week presented the organization's 12th annual Above & Beyond Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono Advocacy.

Answering the Call: D.C. Lawyers Work Election Hotline

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 04, 2014

Inside the Election Protection call center, where lawyers talk to voters from Pennsylvania and Florida on behalf of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The voters have called the hotline for help—how to vote, where to vote, what to take, or if they've encountered an issue—and often don't realize they're conferring with some of D.C.'s greatest legal brainpower.

Carrier IQ Agrees to Settle Privacy Suits Over Tracking Software

Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2014

The company's legal team, led by Fenwick & West partner Rodger Cole, informed the court it has reached a deal with plaintiffs lawyers.

Litigation

: New York Law Journal : November 03, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Analyzing Advertiser Liability for Blogger Reviews," "Should Old Subpoena Compliance Rules Apply in the Digital Age?," "Into the Heart of Darkness on Wall Street" and "Law on Insider Trading Misappropriation Theory Remains Unsettled."

Michele Roberts Talks Basketball, Women in the Law

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

The National Law Journal talks to Michele Roberts about her experience as a trial lawyer and her new job as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.

New Partners Ambivalent About Rainmaking, Survey Finds

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : November 03, 2014

Half of respondents say that business generation—usually seen as the key to an elusive inner circle—is a very important factor in their success.

November 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014

Steptoe Duo Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2014

A Steptoe & Johnson crisis manager joins a spin shop, while a former special counsel quietly departs; Kirkland adds another Skadden partner; King & Spalding brings on Bobby Jindal's brother; Baker & Hostetler bags three across the country; a Bingham IP star departs; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

DaHui Hires Shanghai Partner From Skadden

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 31, 2014

Lincoln Zhao is an M&A specialist and also the author of a tell-all book about the uber-rich in Beijing.

Praxair Floats In-house Pick to GC Role

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 31, 2014

Praxair Inc. general counsel Jim Breedlove announced his retirement, and the company has named Guillermo Bichara to succeed him.