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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

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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

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Freshfields Poaches Fried Frank Capital Markets Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2014

Valerie Ford Jacob, the head of the capital markets group at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, is leaving with partners Michael Levitt and Paul Tropp to join Magic Circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York. The moves are the latest high-profile lateral hires by Freshfields in the U.S.

En Banc Court May Call Foul on Bonds Conviction

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 18, 2014

The panel seemed skeptical of the government's position that evasive but true statements can support an obstruction conviction.

Akin, Skadden Help Russia's Richest Man Get More Social

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are working on the $1.47 billion sale of a 48 percent stake in VKontakte, Russia's answer to Facebook, by United Capital Partners to a company controlled by oligarch Alisher Usmanov. The deal, which raises questions about Russia's commitment to Internet freedom, also comes amid increased tensions between the country and the West and sanctions against some Russian businesses as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Litigators of the Week: Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn of Ogletree Deakins

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 18, 2014

The threat of big overtime damages for contract lawyers in New York has been diminished, thanks to a ruling that Stephanie Aranyos and Brian Gershengorn won for Skadden.

Judge Dismisses Contract Attorney's Suit Against Skadden

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 18, 2014

A federal judge in Manhattan threw out a lawsuit filed by David Lola, a former contract lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, who accused the firm and its legal staffing agency, Tower Legal Staffing, of violating federal overtime pay laws. Lola's attorney vows to appeal the ruling.

Hello. I'm Talkin' to You

Anthony Paonita : Corporate Counsel : September 17, 2014

Law departments and their outside counsel can't live with each other and can't live without each other. So what are they supposed to do?

Takeover Battle Highlights Skadden's Inversion Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Four Am Law 100 firms are facing off in a $2.2 billion takeover fight involving Endo International's bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a deal that would stymie a $345 million tax inversion deal forged by the latter this summer with Canadian biotechnology firm QLT. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which is currently advising Auxilium, has also done inversion work for Endo.

Ropes & Gray Recruits U.S. Federal Prosecutor for Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 16, 2014

Patrick Sinclair joins the Boston-based firm from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was the deputy chief of the general crimes section.

Freshfields Bags M&A Bigwig From Shearman & Sterling

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The Magic Circle firm has hired Shearman's M&A partner Peter Lyons as it continues to boost its ranks in U.S. transactional work.

The American Lawyer Names Global Legal Awards Grand Prize Winners

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.

'Transformational' Change to Patent System, 3 Years In

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : September 16, 2014

When the America Invents Act was enacted three years ago, no one knew just how significant it actually would turn out to be.

Brian Christiansen

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Am Law Firms Advise on Pair of Health Care Mergers

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Monday was a big day for health care company mergers, with Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom taking the lead on two deals with a combined value of nearly $5 billion.

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.

JNC Submits All Four Supreme Court Candidates to Markell

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : September 11, 2014

The Judicial Nominating Commission has forwarded all four candidates vying to replace retired Delaware Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Berger to Gov. Jack Markell for consideration, according to sources familiar with the process.

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.