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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

Prepped and Ready

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

An IP trade group's new director is its first who comes from an in-house industry job; and other Moves.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Dealmaker of the Week: Alison Ressler of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

A corporate partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ressler advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Firms Garner Huge Fees in Sports

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Public records shed light on fees firms have received from their sports clients.

Sports Leagues and Their Big Law Ties

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Here are prominent executives in various leagues and their previous employers in Big Law.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kasowitz's Revenues Get Big Bounce From FHFA Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

After taking a hit in 2013, the litigation-focused Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman saw its gross revenue grow 14.6 percent in 2014 as the firm finalized two massive mortgage-backed securities settlements on behalf of the U.S. Federal Housing and Finance Agency.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

In the second most-expensive office building deal in U.S. history, a joint venture of Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties has purchased 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion. Also, Silverstein Properties has acquired a property at 520-530 W. 41st St. for more than $100 million.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Go-To Schools: Firm Favorites

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

The largest 250 firms relied most heavily on these law schools to fill their first-year associates classes.

Columbia Leads in Sending Grads into Big Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A larger proportion of a smaller graduating class landed jobs at big firms.

Big Law's Top 10 Law Schools

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : February 23, 2015

Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.

UNC-Chapel Hill Turns to Skadden for Ongoing Litigation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 23, 2015

A Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom team led by litigation partner Patrick Fitzgerald will represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in litigation, accreditation and regulatory matters resulting from a 2014 investigation by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft attorneys that revealed two decades of academic fraud at the university.

Dealmakers of the Week: Charles Mulaney Jr. and Michael Hatchard of Skadden

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Mulaney and Hatchard led the way for Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of fellow can maker Rexam PLC.

Kirkland Bankruptcy Bigwig Retires, but Big Assignments (and Fees) Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 19, 2015

Richard Cieri, a longtime leader of Kirkland & Ellis' vaunted corporate restructuring group who joined the firm a decade ago this month, is retiring on a high note. Cieri's departure comes at a time when Kirkland's bankruptcy practice is booming, with recent filings in the Chapter 11 cases of Caesars Entertainment and Energy Future Holdings showing at least $40 million flowing into the firm's coffers.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Freshfields Advise Pair of Can Makers on $6.8 Billion Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 19, 2015

Ball Corp.'s acquisition of fellow can maker Rexum PLC tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advising on the most number of deals.

Defense Lawyer Herald Price Fahringer Dies at 87

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

Herald Price Fahringer, a prominent criminal defense and First Amendment lawyer who represented clients such as Larry Flynt and adult entertainment shops in Times Square, died Feb. 12 from complications from prostate cancer.

Skadden, Simpson on $6B Taxi-Hailing App Merger in China

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 17, 2015

Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache are tying up after a fierce battle for market share in the world's largest economy.

Valley Lawyer Blasts Firm in Discrimination Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 17, 2015

John C. Carey, who left Patterson & Sheridan earlier this year, claims leaders of the Houston-based IP boutique harassed and underpaid him after his Asperger's diagnosis.

Deal of the Week: Baylor College of Medicine Uses Baker McKenzie for Joint Venture

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 16, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom represents Japanese company that closed joint venture with Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine.

Dickstein Shapiro Continues to See Departures, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 15, 2015

Dickstein Shapiro's deputy IP practice leader joins Arent Fox; Brown Rudnick brings on two 'Big Short' litigators; Latham & Watkins hires in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200. On the Move is compiled from law firm announcements and reporting. Please send all memos and news releases to thechurn@alm.com.

BuckleySandler Sees 'Breakthrough Year' as Revenue Soars

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 12, 2015

"Extraordinary." That's how BuckleySandler chairman Andrew Sandler describes 2014, a year when the 142-lawyer firm saw profits per partner soar 65 percent to $2.8 million and revenue increase nearly 60 percent to $155 million.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Advise on Harris' Buy of Defense Contractor

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of M&A deals worth $1 billion or more includes Am Law firms advising on Harris Corp.'s $4.75 billion buy of Exelis, Inc.; Rite Aid's $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Envision Pharmaceutical Services; and Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.'s $1.76 billion acquisition of five hotel properties from a group of sellers. Latham led the way in terms of deal volume and transaction size.

Ashurst Moving Asia MP to Tokyo from Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 10, 2015

Matthew Bubb and fellow Singapore partner Dominic Gregory are relocating to bolster the firm's projects and finance practice in Japan.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

ACA Battle Lines Are Drawn

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Like armies mustering their best weapons, supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act once again have turned out at the U.S. Supreme Court to battle over a critical element of that health insurance law.

Dealmaker of the Week: Marko Zatylny of Ropes & Gray

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

Zatylny advised New York-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. in its $15.2 billion acquisition of Hospira, giving it a foothold in the international sterile injectables market.