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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 2012 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, London, MA, NJ, NY, Ontario, Paris, 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

Greenberg's $25 Billion Case Against U.S. Set for Trial

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's $25 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government over the bailout of American International Group Inc. moved a step closer to trial last week, as a federal judge denied the government's motion for summary judgment.

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Kirkland IP Duo Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

Two more IP litigation partners leave Kirkland & Ellis, a Bingham McCutchen corporate partner goes in-house, Jones Day scores a Latin American dealmaker and Ropes & Gray grabs a high-profile private equity partner in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Golden Gate Prep Session Shaped Argument, if Not Outcome

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 29, 2014

A look at the moot court session Myron Moskovitz organized for the plaintiff in the franchise liability case that ended in a 4-3 ruling Thursday.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Four Said to Apply for Berger's Seat on Del. Supreme Court

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : August 28, 2014

Four candidates have applied to succeed retiring Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court, according to sources familiar with the process.

Gallus Acquired by DPx Holdings

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Durham, N.C.-based equity firm DPx Holdings announced on Aug. 27 it has acquired pharmaceutical manufacturer Gallus BioPharmaceuticals of Princeton.

Four Said to Apply for Berger's Seat on Del. Supreme Court

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : August 28, 2014

Four candidates have applied to succeed retiring Justice Carolyn Berger on the Delaware Supreme Court, according to sources familiar with the process.

Dealmakers of the Week: Kirkland & Ellis' Sorabella and Feirstein

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

As lead advisers for Burger King on its $11.4 billion tie-up with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons, William Sorabella and David Feirstein helped oversee one of the most visible corporate tax inversions yet.

Am Law Firms Help Smooth Family Feud Over Market Basket

Ross Todd : The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Armed with a battalion of lawyers from Skadden, Ropes & Gray, Jones Day and Curtis Mallet-Prevost, warring factions of the family-owned Market Basket grocery stores announced a truce Thursday in their fight for control of the chain, with minority shareholders agreeing to buy out majority shareholders.

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 28, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 28, 2014

*Kirkland & Ellis advises Orchid Asia on $920 million China fund*HSF, KWM lead AGL's $1.1 billion rights issue for MacGen acquisition*Simpson Thacher, Gunderson Dettmer on Murata's $465 million acquisition of chipmaker Peregrine

Drugmakers Seek to Disqualify Counsel in Opioid Lawsuit

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : August 27, 2014

Purdue Pharma L.P. and two affiliated companies are seeking to disqualify a former District of Columbia attorney general from representing the city of Chicago in its lawsuit against several drugmakers for allegedly seeking to misinform the public about the risks and benefits of opium-like pain medications.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Amaya Gaming / Rational Group; Auxilium / QLT; Harlequin Sale; BlackBerry Asset Sale

Greenberg's $25B Case Against U.S. Set for Trial

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014

Maurice Greenberg's $25 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government over the bailout of AIG moved a step closer to trial this week. That trial, set to begin Sept. 29, would feature testimony from former top government officials, as well as some of Wall Street's most prominent banking lawyers.

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

2014 Associate Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

With BoA Settlement Comes Shift in Work for Law Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Bank of America Corp.'s $16.65 billion settlement announcement, and the tailing off of the government's enforcement actions, promises to affect a swath of top-tier Wall Street firms. But lawyers at the banks' primary outside counsel said that work continues to flow.

BofA Deal Marks End Of an Era

Julie Triedman and Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : August 25, 2014

With Bank of America Corp.'s $16.7 billion settlement over the marketing and sale of subprime residential mortgage-backed securities, prosecutors closed out the largest remaining government enforcement actions stemming from the financial crisis.

New York to Get $800M From Bank of America Accord

Jenna Greene and Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : August 22, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities—a sum that will include approximately $800 million in cash payments and relief for New York consumers.

Am Law Firms Take Lead on Dynegy's Power Plan Purchase

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Dynegy Inc. will buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion. Skadden, White & Case, Bracewell & Giuliani and Latham & Watkins are all advising.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business. Also, FleetCor Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy electronic payment processing company Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion.

Court Dismisses Claims Against Willets Point

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

The doctrine that imposes restrictions on using public lands for private purposes does not apply to a shopping mall-anchored development planned for the site where Shea Stadium once sat in Flushing, Queens, a judge has decided.

Bank of America to Pay $16.6B to Settle Fraud Claims

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Bank of America to Pay $16.6B to Settle Fraud Claims

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : August 21, 2014

In the largest-ever settlement between the U.S. government and a single company, Bank of America Corp. on Thursday agreed to pay $16.6 billion in penalties and consumer relief for selling toxic mortgage-backed securities.

With BofA Settlement Comes Shift in Work for Firms

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Thursday's record $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America means a winding down of government action against big banks over residential mortgage-backed securities. But several lawyers say the pipeline for firms representing these banks will remain full, as governments worldwide take aim at foreign exchange rate-setting and Office of Foreign Assets Control investigations.

People in the News - Aug. 20, 2014 - Brown, Brogan Named Co-Chairs of DLA Piper's U.S. Litigation Practice

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2014

Loren Brown and James Brogan were named co-chairs of DLA Piper's U.S. litigation practice.

Flowers Ends Bid for Reelection, Plans to Leave Delaware

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : August 20, 2014

State Treasurer Chip Flowers announced last week that he has dropped out of the state treasurer's race, but will serve out the remainder of his term before relocating to Massachusetts.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Rising Stars 2014: Leslie Abrams | 39

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates hired Leslie Abrams as a federal prosecutor in 2010, Abrams impressed her as more than a bright young woman with excellent references.