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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,654
  • Gross Revenues: $2,315,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,400,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,905,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has 1654 attorneys and is the 13th largest firm in the United States.  With $2,315,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 4th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

Is Document Review Void of a 'Modicum' of Legal Judgment?

Michael P. Maslanka : Texas Lawyer : August 03, 2015

Remember the name David Lola. He may have started something of a revolution in legal services.

Flood of Deals Swamps In-House Teams

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 03, 2015

Frenzied pace of transactions in 2015 puts unique burden on company lawyers.

Kirkland Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis makes a pair of key additions in New York and London from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lewis Brisbois expands again; one partner joins his fourth firm within a year; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Mergers Shake Up List of Largest D.C. Law Offices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Covington & Burling, at the top of The National Law Journal's list of Wash­ington's largest firms for the second consecutive year, added about 15 total lawyers last year in a time when elite firms, especially ones that focus on litigation, find the most ability to expand in Washington.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Women Leaders in Tech Law

The Recorder Staff : The Recorder : July 31, 2015

This year's list of 60 women includes 10 "power players" who are using their positions and achievements to advocate for women.

Morning Wrap: Get a Warrant | Insider-Trading Petition | The Sound of Music Near Skadden

Happy Carlock : Legal Times : July 31, 2015

Lucy Koh, a California federal district judge, says the feds need a warrant to acquire historical cell phone location information from service providers. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the high court to toss a Second Circuit ruling that restricts insider-trading cases. And a street band in downtown is ruffling a few feathers in nearby offices&mdashincluding Skadden Arps lawyers. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

A Lateral Boom of Older Lawyers

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : July 30, 2015

More than 40 percent of partners at Am Law 200 firms are in their 50s and 60s.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

Introducing the 2015 A-List

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Paul Hastings keeps its top spot in The American Lawyer's latest survey of the best of the best in Big Law.

The A-Team

Kim Kleman, editor-in-chief : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The overall scores in our yearly A-List survey keep rising. But even among A-Listers, there's room to improve.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

A-List 2015 Winners: Behind the Scores

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Who's Up, who's down, and how so many of the same A-List winners keep managing to come back for more.

In China's Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Big Law Says Little

American Lawyer staff reporting : The Asian Lawyer : July 24, 2015

Am Law 200 and Global 100 firms active in China appear reluctant to join the bar associations around the world that have expressed support for the lawyers detained by the Chinese government in July.

Circuit Clears Way for Lawyer's OT Suit Against Skadden

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Holding that a contract lawyer doing document review work for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom "provided services that a machine could have provided," the Second Circuit overruled a lower court Thursday and said the lawyer could proceed with his claim for overtime pay.

2015 New Leaders of the Bar: The List

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Skadden Advising Nikkei on FT Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 23, 2015

Japan's largest media company is offering $1.3 billion for FT Group, the Pearson-owned publisher of the iconic salmon-toned Financial Times.

Litigator of the Week: D. Maimon Kirschenbaum of Joseph & Kirschenbaum

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 23, 2015

Raising novel questions about what it means to practice law, Kirschenbaum is taking on top law firms over their failure to pay overtime for the drudgery of contract lawyer document review.

Online Travel Companies Must Pay Sales Tax, D.C. Appeals Court Rules

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 23, 2015

Online travel companies such as Expedia and Travelocity are on the hook for more than $60 million in back sales taxes after a Washington appeals court ruled Thursday that the companies are liable for sales tax on hotel rooms they sell through their websites.

Big Deals

Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : July 23, 2015

Coty is buying 43 beauty brands from Procter & Gamble Co., including Miss Clairol, Covergirl and Max Factor. P&G puts the deal's value at about $15 billion. That amount includes stock valued at about $13.1 billion and $1.9 billion in debt, but the debt could range from $1.9 billion to $3.9 billion.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

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

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 23, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Venable, Wachtell Make Match With Dating Site Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 17, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms and a pair of Canadian shops have picked up work on a pickup site deal that will see Barry Diller-backed The Match Group buy PlentyofFish Media for $575 million in cash.

Cooley Makes Bicoastal Raid on Reed Smith

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 16, 2015

Four prominent corporate partners from Reed Smith—including Yvan-Claude Pierre, head of the firm's corporate and securities group and chair of its U.S. capital markets practice—are peeling off for Cooley's offices in New York and San Francisco.

Deal Watch: Big Firms Feast on Billionaire's Deal Double

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

Several Global 100 firms picked up work this week on a pair of acquisitions by companies backed by billionaire Martin Franklin.

Signal Bankruptcy Plan Reserves $20M for Guest Workers

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 14, 2015

The plan would set aside money for more than 200 Indian workers who claimed that Signal deceived and mistreated them when they were lured to this country to help in post-Katrina cleanup efforts.

Skadden on YY's $2.4B Chinese Go-Private Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 13, 2015

The video social networking company is the latest U.S.-listed Chinese company planning its return to China's stock exchanges.

Dealmakers of the Week: Lowell Yoder and Timothy Shuman of McDermott Will & Emery

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2015

Yoder and Shuman handled the complex tax component of a megamakeup deal announced between Procter & Gamble and New York-based beauty products giant and firm client Coty Inc.