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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 2014 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

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Four firms have added attorneys, while three firms and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office announce promotions.

What to Do with Your Bonus, Part Two

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Via a new group, the Associates Committee, young lawyers pool donations to support legal nonprofits.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

MBI International Holdings v. Barclays Bank; Depomed v. Horizon Pharma; Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham; Worldwide Consortium de Realisation v. Tapie.

Law Firms Still Optimistic as Chinese Stock Markets Swoon

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

Contract Lawyer Overtime Suits Raised Industry Awareness

John Tarbox : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Even before recent cases on overtime pay for contract attorneys were resolved, law firms sought to make changes in contractor procedure. But now they are even more sensitive to this topic as it regularly comes up in client meetings.

Cravath, Paul Weiss Advise on Icahn-Backed Deal to Breakup Xerox

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms have landed lead roles on a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn to split Xerox Corp. into two separate companies, one of which will house Xerox Legal Services.

Firms See Super Bowl as a Super Bust

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 29, 2016

Davis Polk's Alan Denenberg thought it would be fun to take clients to the game—until he saw the prices.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2016

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

Will Congress Act in 2016 to Promote Cybersecurity?

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : January 25, 2016

Companies should be familiar with the types of cases the FTC is bringing in order to understand the issues on which the agency is focused, one analysis said.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

Phone Makers Settle Carrier IQ Privacy Suits

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 25, 2016

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen must approve the $9 million deal, which provides for just 11 cents per class member.

Third Circuit Tosses DuPont Derivative Suit

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 21, 2016

A federal appeals court dismissed a derivative lawsuit against the directors of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. that alleged breaches of fiduciary duty related to a patent infringement suit, which resulted in a $1 billion verdict against the Delaware chemical giant in 2012.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Shout-Out: Skadden Spearheads Appellate Win for DuPont in Shareholder Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2016

A team from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom led the way in securing an appellate victory for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., affirming the dismissal of a shareholder derivative lawsuit that accused current and former DuPont directors of breaching their fiduciary duty.

Effect of Dismissal Under 'Cornerstone' Is Limited

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 20, 2016

Any dismissal in a class or derivative action is "with prejudice" to the named plaintiffs but without prejudice to other potential plaintiffs, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Tesla Sues Vendor Over Faulty 'Falcon Wing' Prototype

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 19, 2016

According to suit, the initial design for Tesla's signature doors was prone to overheating and leaked oil.

Lazard Snags Another Skadden Restructuring Leader

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2016

Kenneth Ziman, deputy practice leader of corporate restructuring at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York, is leaving the firm for Lazard. Ziman joins two former Skadden restructuring partners in making the move to the storied boutique investment bank.

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Associate Group Supports Legal Nonprofits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

A third-year associate at Skadden is taking an ambitious and novel approach to get associates to support legal aid groups and nonprofits that bring impact litigation.

Deal Watch: Entertainment Mergers Emerge Amid Oscar Season

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, a pair of billion-dollar entertainment industry deals awarded work to a handful of Am Law 200 firms and some big names in Canada.

Litigators of the Week: Richard Pepperman II of Sullivan & Cromwell and Covington's Robert Wick

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2016

Facing a skeptical judge, the pair scored a welcome defense victory for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in a closely watched antitrust case over zinc prices.

Contract Attorney Overtime Suits Put Firms on Notice

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2016

Two recent lawsuits brought by contract attorneys seeking overtime pay have gotten the attention of law firms and staffing agencies, some of whom are changing hiring practices to avoid the issue of overtime.

Kaye Honored as Trailblazer, Innovator, Friend

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2016

Of the many titles held by Judith Kaye over her long career, one of her favorites came in a letter from a prisoner who began with the salutation, "Dear Mother of Justice."

Funeral Service for Kaye Set for Monday

: New York Law Journal : January 11, 2016

A funeral service for Judith Kaye, the first woman to serve as chief judge of New York, will be held Monday at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Pelvic Mesh Maker Bets On Trials

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

After four years of litigation, most of the manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices have begun to settle thousands of cases in an effort to shrink the largest mass tort in the country. All, that is, except for Johnson & Johnson.