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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

Weil Leads Korean Private Equity Investor's $3.6B Autos Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.

Big Deals

Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Phoenix-based PetSmart announced an agreement to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a consortium led by London-based private equity firm BC Partners.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

Celebrating Asian American Legal Pioneers

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014

The New York City Bar Association presented "Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary" on Monday as its 2014 Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program.

Two Seen as Possible Candidates to Replace Ridgely on High Court

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : December 17, 2014

Roughly one month after Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely announced his intent to retire in January, two names are being discussed among the state's legal community as possible replacements.

Influence, Not Ownership Stake, Determines Controlling Stockholder

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

A stockholder who held 17.3 percent of a Chinese pork producer's outstanding stock can still be viewed as a controlling stockholder because he possessed "both latent and active control" over the company, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Skadden, Gibson Dunn Advise on Visteon Stake Sale

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2014

Visteon Corporation announced Wednesday that it would sell its 70 percent stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., a Korean provider of air conditioning and heating systems for vehicles, for $3.6 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Visteon on the deal, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher provided legal counsel to UBS, the financial adviser to Visteon.

Cohen Milstein Fends Off DQ Bid in Opioids Marketing Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 16, 2014

Accused of inundating the country with addictive painkillers, drug companies went on the attack against their accusers. This week plaintiffs lawyers representing the city of Chicago took a step toward putting the drugmakers back on the defensive.

In-House Profile: SurveyMonkey Inc.'s Eleanor Lacey

June Bell : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs a Boon to Half-Dozen Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.

Justices Ease Class Actions Removal to Federal Court

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 15, 2014

Out-of-state defendants in class actions and other lawsuits do not have to provide evidence supporting their efforts to remove their cases from state court to federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a key victory for the business community.

After Botched Suicide, Ex-Skadden Lawyer Charged in Ponzi Scheme

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer in New York who once worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has been charged by federal prosecutors and regulators with running a $5 million Ponzi scheme. Bennett unsuccessfully tried to kill himself in early November, leading police to recover a suicide note detailing his alleged fraud, in which he invoked the name of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

BAR-ometer: A Class Complication for Robbins Geller

: The Recorder : December 12, 2014

SEC Wins a Round in Battle over Agency Actions

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 12, 2014

A Manhattan federal judge has injected new doubts into a string of cases challenging an increasingly common tactic by the Securities and Exchange Commission: pursuing fraud and insider trading claims in agency enforcement proceedings, rather than in federal court.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Four in Bay Area Land Skadden Fellowships

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 11, 2014

The law school graduates will work with public interest organizations as advocates for low-wage immigrants and sexually exploited youth.

Celebrating a 45-Year Career

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014

Friends, family and colleagues of Norman Goodman gathered at the Manhattan Supreme Court building Wednesday evening to celebrate the end of his long career as New York County clerk.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014

*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

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

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

Kirkland Poaches Winston & Strawn's Litigation Chair

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

In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.

Big Law Still Makes Too Few Women Partners

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Innovators: Noreen Farrell, Joelle Emerson and Monali Sheth, Equal Rights Advocates

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The nonprofit built a one-stop shop for immigrant women who have been harassed at work, and then started training others to replicate the service model.

Innovators: Carrie LeRoy, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

Spurred by a teen's suicide, the IP attorney launched a pro bono program to educate high schoolers on the consequences of sexting and cyber-bullying.

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Laterals, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Judge Mulls Sanctions Over Docs

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

When Toyota Motor Corp.'s attorneys learned this year that a former translator was posting thousands of internal documents related to its sudden-acceleration recalls on her blog, they rushed to court hoping a federal judge would intervene.

Covington Office Move Gives DC's Largest Firm Glass Walls, Tech

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

After two years of construction and many more of planning, the 515 Washington lawyers at Covington & Burling are moving to a glassy new building heralded as a transformative block in downtown D.C., CityCenter.