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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

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Former White House Lawyer Disbarred in D.C.

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 01, 2015

Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren, who was found guilty last year of attempted murder for assaulting his former wife, has been disbarred in the District of Columbia.

The Highest Stakes in the 2015 Arbitration Scorecard

Michael D. Goldhaber : Focus Europe : July 01, 2015

The 10 biggest disputes from our 2015 survey, ranked by the amount in controversy.

Big Deals

Tom Brennan and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

China National Nuclear Power IPO,, Daiichi/Sun Pharma and more of the Asia-Pacific region's largest recent transactions.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Singapore: A Tough Market, But Law Firms Can't Stay Away

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Singapore continues to be a hot spot for global law firms. To thrive in such a competitive legal market, firms need to be smart about where they invest their resources.

False Advertising: Beck's Beer Imported from St. Louis

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : June 30, 2015

A team of South Florida attorneys won a class action settlement from Anheuser-Busch Cos. on false advertising claims about the origin of Beck's beer.

Fellowships Are Another Way to Support Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Some firms famously underwrite public service stints for young lawyers, but many don't.

Pro Bono Service Recognized

: New York Law Journal : June 29, 2015

The First Decade Committee of the Federal Bar Council, in conjunction with its Public Service Committee, presented awards for pro bono service.

Choice Hotels International Inc.

Ginny LaRoe : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

For smaller legal departments, formal policies aren't necessarily as effective as something more intimate.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

After a judge tossed out a bellwether case in 2013, lawyers at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom moved for the dismissal of 650 additional lawsuits that linked osteoporosis drug Fosamax to femoral fractures.

The 2015 Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

In this special report, The National Law Journal takes the measure of litigation ­departments in our nation's capital.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Scott Graham and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Apple v. Samsung; Eon Corp. v. AT&T Mobility; ASCAP v. Pandora; Chicago v. Purdue Pharma

The Justice Gap: How Big Law Is Failing Legal Aid

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

At best, the nation's biggest and wealthiest firms donate 0.1 percent of revenue to legal aid, an institution in crisis. Isn't it time for more of them to pledge serious money?

Davis Polk Emails Undercut the Government's Defense in AIG Case

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ruling in litigation over the 2008 bailout of American International Group, a judge cites formerly privileged emails from Davis Polk & Wardwell lawyers to bolster his criticism of the federal government's actions.

Cooley Partner Levine to Take Helm of JTS Board

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

Alan Levine, a senior litigation partner in Cooley's New York office, on July 1 will become the chair of the board of trustees for The Jewish Theological Seminary, the flagship institution for Conservative Judaism.

Q&A: McGregor Smyth

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

McGregor Smyth, 41, is the executive director of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), part of what he calls a "community lawyering" movement that "augments the necessary work of traditional legal services by combining individual representation and impact litigation with policy advocacy and community organizing. "

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Dallas Private Equity Company Plans $7.6B Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 25, 2015

Lone Star Funds of Dallas has agreed to acquire Home Properties, of Rochester, for $7.6 billion, including assumed debt.

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, Big-Firm Lawyers Enjoying IPO Party

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

From Fitbit to Fogo de Chão, capital markets lawyers at Am Law 100 firms are reaping the benefits from a fresh round of initial public offerings, as June shapes up to be potentially the best month by volume for U.S. listings since 1999.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 25, 2015

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

Mark Dubois: Attorney Sues for OT, Says Document Review Work is Clerical

Mark Dubois : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 25, 2015

The case of made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit the other day, and should make for some interesting reading, though I doubt it will change the law any.

Simpson, Allen & Overy on HP's New Chinese JV

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : June 24, 2015

State-owned Tsinghua University is paying $2.3 billion for a majority stake in a new joint venture that includes Hewlett-Packard's network, server and storage business in China.

TV Producer Chosen to Join Judicial Nomination Panel

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2015

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has appointed Alvin Perlmutter to the state Commission on Judicial Nomination, a move that will allow Perlmutter to help find Lippman's successor.

Competition Heats Up in Brussels

Tania Karas : Global Lawyer News : June 23, 2015

A new Competition Commissioner and a surge in M&A are keeping antitrust lawyers busy in the European Union's capital.

On the Move

: The Recorder : June 22, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Commission Urges Attorneys to Apply for Chief Judge Position

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

Less than a month before the state Commission on Judicial Nomination must give the governor seven candidates for chief judge, Judith Kaye, who chairs the panel, said only a "very small" number of people have applied.

Ostrager Switches Role From Litigator to Judge

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

One of the country's best-known and most experienced commercial litigators, Barry Ostrager, has joined New York's state judiciary and is hearing cases in his area of specialty, commercial law.