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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,677
  • Gross Revenues: $2,410,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,435,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,125,000
  • 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 $2,410,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 4th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

In Dell's acquisition of EMC, Axinn was responsible for winning regulatory approval from governments around the world.

Associates, Want To Reduce Your Student Loans? Read This.

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Firms are helping young lawyers refinance student debt. Will other companies follow?

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

In-House Impact Winner: DeAnn Work, Broadcom Corp.

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

Inking a $37 billion deal with Avago meant pushing ahead when things looked bleakest.

Corporate Department of the Year, Overall Winner: Latham & Watkins

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It completed monster pharma and chip deals while helping fund scores of emerging companies.

Attorney Who Ran Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to 5 Years

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 20, 2016

Eighteen months after he jumped into the Hudson River after leaving a lengthy suicide note that revealed his crimes, a tearful Charles Bennett listened to several of his victims excoriate him for betrayals that wrecked their finances—and then turned to face them.

In-House Impact Winner: Alinka Flaminia, PMC-Sierra

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

As GC of PMC-Sierra, she navigated a bidding war that led to a $2.5 billion acquisition by Microsemi Corp.

Corporate Department of the Year, Overall Finalist: Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

The firm dominated the year's mega-deals.

Corporate Department of the Year, US M&A: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

It handled two huge semiconductor deals while making time for a decidedly less high-tech chip.

Corporate Department of the Year, Tech Transactions: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Scott Graham : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

In a mega-deal involving mega tech players, Skadden advised RPX on its $900 million purchase of the Rockstar patent portfolio.

Meet Silicon Valley's Trusted Advisors

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : May 20, 2016

These 10 M&A lawyers are the trusted voices of the region's tech companies.

Deal Watch: Amid Oil Price Plunge, Two Big Energy Deals

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

A half-dozen big firms are advising on two key transactions in the embattled energy space, as a pair of oil field services companies and natural gas producers agree to combine.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : May 18, 2016

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Meet the 2016 Corporate Department of the Year and In-House Impact Winners

: The Recorder : May 18, 2016

Latham & Watkins has taken the top honor, followed by finalists Skadden and Wilson Sonsini.

Viacom Stays Connected

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

In a company with a culture of collaboration, the lawyers buy in.

More Than Four Years in Prison Sought for Lawyer

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : May 17, 2016

Federal prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal judge to sentence solo practitioner Charles Bennett to more than four years in prison after he entered a guilty plea last year to running a $5 million Ponzi scheme.

Legal Aid Names 'Servants of Justice'

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : May 16, 2016

The Legal Aid Society gave its 2016 Servant of Justice Awards to Patricia Hynes, former board chair of Legal Aid and former New York City Bar Association president; Roy Reardon, a partner at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; and Daniel Kolb, senior counsel at David, Polk & Wardwell.

Deal Watch: Mylan Taps Cravath Again for Dermatology Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Latham Hires Away Kirkland Private Equity Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 13, 2016

U.S.-qualified Frank Sun moves over in Hong Kong.

Feds Seek Up to Five Years for Ex-Skadden Ponzi Lawyer

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2016

Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom accused of perpetrating a $5 million Ponzi scheme, saw federal prosecutors push for him to receive more than four years in prison for his actions. Bennett has had his own shop since 2001.

Litigator of the Week: Tariq Mundiya of Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 12, 2016

A pair of board-friendly wins for Mundiya in New York and Delaware makes it tougher for shareholders challenging going-private transactions.

Skadden Recruits Hong Kong International Arbitration Center Secretary General

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 12, 2016

Chiann Bao will return to private practice as Asia Pacific counsel at the New York firm, after six years in the arbitration institution.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Amid Broken Deals, Antitrust Pros Chart Rough Road Ahead

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

Besides leading to big breakup fees, lawyers say foiled mergers involving giants like Staples and Halliburton may be deterring other megadeals from being proposed.

Latham Lands Latest Energy Bankruptcy as Fees Draw Scrutiny

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2016

Oklahoma City's Chaparral Energy tapped Latham & Watkins to guide it through Chapter 11, while Skadden and Kirkland both faced questions over their fees in other recent energy industry bankruptcies.

Sweet Deals: Firms Binge on Friendly's, Krispy Kreme Sales

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2016

Move over, kale and quinoa. This week it's doughnuts and ice cream keeping deal lawyers happy.