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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

Brian Christiansen

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Abusive Lawyer's Ex-Wife Lived Life of 'Terror'

Isaac Avilucea : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 12, 2014

Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren could convincingly "assert appellate rights and make appellate arguments," a Superior Court judge said. But he couldn't muster the three words the judge wanted to hear: "I am sorry."

Farren Shows No Remorse, Gets 15-Year Sentence for Attack on Wife

Isaac Avilucea : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 11, 2014

More than four years after former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren brutally beat his then-wife with a flashlight and his hands in their Darien home, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

Kirkland to Launch Restructuring Practice in Asia

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 10, 2014

The Chicago-based firm has tapped Hogan Lovells' regional practice head, Neil McDonald, and one other Hong Kong-based insolvency partner in a move to grow its own team beyond the U.S. and Europe.

Am Law Firms Score on Slew of Financial Services Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2014

A handful of Am Law 100 firms took lead roles on recent deals in the financial services sector, including Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Squire Patton Boggs.

Conn. Lawyer To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder

Isaac Avilucea : The Connecticut Law Tribune : September 10, 2014

J. Michael Farren will be sentenced Thursday, Sept. 11, in Stamford Superior Court for the near-fatal beating of his ex-wife, Mary Margaret.

Anheuser-Busch Fights Deceptive Advertising Suit Over Beck's Beer

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 10, 2014

In his courtroom, after close examination of bottles and cans of Beck's Beer, and the cartons that held them, a federal judge said one thing was very clear: The labels declaring the brand was actually made in the USA were difficult to read.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Impact GC: Eleanor Lacey, SurveyMonkey

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Corporate Practice of the Year: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

No Escape for Banks in Credit Default Swap Antitrust Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Institutional investors represented by Quinn Emanuel and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw cleared a major hurdle on Thursday, when a judge refused to toss most of a multibillion-dollar class action targeting top international investment banks.

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

Power generating company Dynegy Inc. plans to 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.

Freshfields Bolsters U.S. M&A Ranks With Wachtell, Skadden Alums

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2014

The Magic Circle has had its problems trying to make inroads in the U.S., but Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the London-based legal giants that has perhaps had the most success stateside, is ramping up its bid for transactional work in New York by hiring two former partners from Wall Street stalwarts Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The new additions come after Freshfields recently saw two partners depart from its U.S. ranks.

Translator Faces Sanctions in Toyota Litigation

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : September 03, 2014

A translator who provided internal Toyota documents to news outlets is facing sanctions for not obeying a protective order in the litigation over the carmaker's vehicles that unexpectedly accelerated.

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.

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : September 02, 2014

The New York Law Journal announces the 2014 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono.

Goldman, JPMorgan Crush Aluminum Price-Fixing Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014

The aluminum warehousing industry has been the target of critical media coverage and regulatory scrutiny. But thanks to defense lawyers from Latham, Sullivan & Cromwell and other firms, it's not turning out to be fertile ground for antitrust litigation.

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.

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

Four Apply to Succeed Berger on State 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.