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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

King & Spalding Hires Projects Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 23, 2015

Simon Cowled was most recently a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Deal Watch: Big Firm Pharma Deal Flow Continues With Teva's Mylan Bid

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

Big Pharma leads the list of billion-dollar deals this week with a $40 billion, unsolicited bid made by Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for fellow generic-drug maker Mylan N.V.

Half-Dozen K&L Gates Partners Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2015

K&L Gates sees six partners leave for four firms; some of Fried Frank's Asia lawyers find new homes; Jackson Lewis opens two new offices; Mayer Brown adds a practice leader; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Paul Hastings Takes Two Fried Frank Hong Kong Partners

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 21, 2015

Private equity lawyers Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen are moving over, leaving two senior lawyers at Fried Frank's soon-to-close Asia offices.

JPMorgan Patent Foe Loses Appeal Over Word Limits

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 21, 2015

A tenacious patent plaintiff overdid it in a Federal Circuit brief trying to overturn a win for JPMorgan and its lawyers at Skadden.

Orrick Adds Senior Japan Partner in New York

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 20, 2015

Former Skadden counsel Hiroshi Sarumida will oversee the firm's Japan-related transactions practice in the U.S.

PayPal Picks Up New GC on Brink of Split

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 20, 2015

Louise Pentland, former chief legal officer of Nokia Corp., comes aboard as the payment company readies to separate from eBay.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

Skadden, Kirkland on $1.6B Deal Between China's 'Craigslists'

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 17, 2015

China's and are letting go of a 10-year-old rivalry and joining forces.

More Bureau of Economic Analysis Oversight, More Paperwork

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis has been expanding its reach to cover industries and companies previously not required to report to it.

Sidley Austin Adds Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O'Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.


: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

2014 Was 'Phenomenal Year' for Ogletree Deakins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 13, 2015

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart posted big gains in revenue and profit in what its managing shareholder, Kim Ebert, called a "phenomenal year" for the labor and employment firm.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Seidman of Willkie, Paul Schnell and Jeremy London of Skadden

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 12, 2015

Seidman used a Pac-Man defense to help Men's Wearhouse Inc. defeat a hostile bid by Jos. A. Bank Inc. and then turn around and gobble up the bidder itself. Bank, meanwhile, will get a 56 percent premium for its shares, thanks to Schnell and London, who negotiated on the company's behalf.

Dealmakers of the Year: George Bason Jr. of Davis Polk and Rodd Schreiber of Skadden

: The American Lawyer : April 09, 2015

Bason advised Tyson Foods Inc. on its $8.55 billion unsolicited bid for Hillshire Brands Co., edging out a competing bid from Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Schreiber, meanwhile, led the way for Hillshire.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

ICANN Betting '.law' Domain Will Become a Legal Gold Standard

Erin E. Harrison : Law Technology News : April 09, 2015

Concerns linger over whether lawyers and firms will jump to register.

Two Candidates Remain in Seton Hall Law Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 08, 2015

The field of candidates to be the next dean of Seton Hall University School of Law has been whittled down to two.

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 07, 2015

In a year filled with hostile bids, the Allergan-Valeant fight had it all: strange alliances, trash talk, lawsuits and plenty of scorched earth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.'s Brandon Moore

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

"My night rarely ends when I leave the office."

Skadden Runs Up Against Davis Polk, S&C for Lead in M&A Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

After dominating the top spot in three separate M&A rankings of legal advisers by deal value last year, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was bumped by Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell in two of the rankings for the first quarter.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

Judge Tosses Antitrust, Copyright Suit Against NFL, AP

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2015

The suit, brought by freelance professional photographers, claimed an exclusive arrangement between the defendants stripped them of their ability to sell higher-value commercial licenses and forced them to transfer all of their NFL photos to the AP if they wanted to continue offering commercial licenses.