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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

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 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

Milbank Taps Another A&O Partner in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 28, 2015

David Kuo will strengthen the U.S. firm's private equity and high-yield bond capabilities in China.

Storm Cancels Events at State Bar Convention

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

The New York State Bar Association has cancelled all events planned on Tuesday at its annual meeting due to the blizzard forecasted in the metropolitan New York region.

Fenwick Advises Silicon Image in $600 Million Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 27, 2015

The firm has counseled the Sunnyvale semiconductor supplier since its incorporation 20 years ago.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sidley Austin Poaches Wilson Sonsini's Beijing Head

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2015

Capital markets partner Kefei Li has advised Chinese companies on IPOs in Hong Kong and the United States.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Toyota Nears Settlement with Blogging Translator

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. is in settlement talks with a former translator and self-described whistleblower who was sanctioned last month for posting on a blog internal documents related to its sudden acceleration defects.

Handset Makers Mostly Off the Hook in Carrier IQ Case

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 21, 2015

Judge Edward Chen tossed most of the claims against manufacturers who'd installed tracking software on mobile phones.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-S&P Exec Joins Battle Against SEC Administrative Actions

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2015

A quartet of lawsuits challenging the SEC's in-house enforcement actions became a quintet on Friday, signaling that it may take a federal appeals court—and perhaps even the U.S. Supreme Court—to decide once and for all whether the agency's administrative proceedings pass muster.

Dealmakers of the Week: Eileen Nugent and Graham Robinson of Skadden

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

The pair guided NPS Pharmaceutical's $5.2 billion sale to Irish drugmaker Shire, which is recovering from a botched deal with AbbVie last year.

Davis Polk Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner in Silicon Valley leaves the firm to return to the business side; Greenberg Traurig grows in Mexico City; Hogan Lovells expands in Vietnam; Wilmer adds a new lobbying cochair and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Shearman, Davis Polk on China's $1.4B European Hotel Buy

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2015

King & Wood Mallesons and Baker & McKenzie are also among the firms helping state-owned Shanghai Jin Jiang acquire France's Groupe Du Louvre.

NPS Pharmaceuticals Sold for $5B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

Dublin-based drugmaker Shire announced on Jan. 12 it has purchased Bedminster, N.J., pharmaceutical company NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion in cash.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

California Judges Clear Major Hurdle in Salary Lawsuit

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2015

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday certified a class of more than 3,000 active and retired California state judges who allege they were illegally deprived of salary increases in the years following the 2008 recession.

California Judges Clear Major Hurdle in Salary Lawsuit

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2015

A Los Angeles judge on Thursday certified a class of more than 3,000 active and retired California state judges who allege they were illegally deprived of salary increases in the years following the 2008 recession.

The Goldilocks Effect: Finding the Law Firm That's Just Right

Alfred W. Zaher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The pros and cons of working at different size firms.

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Orrick, Skadden, Paul Weiss on $1.6B Bitauto Investment

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2015

Tencent and JD.com have used a combination of cash and resources to purchase a 28 percent stake in the Chinese autos e-commerce company.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

Firms Seeking to Increase Diversity Should Look to Public Sector

Kevin Harden Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 12, 2015

"My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on."

Am Law 100 Firms on Both Sides of $5.2 Billion Shire, NPS Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Slaughter and May are representing Dublin-based Shire as it recovers from its botched deal with AbbVie last year and acquires New Jersey-based NPS Pharmaceuticals, which turned to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom for legal counsel.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Goldilocks Effect: Finding the Law Firm That's Just Right

Alfred W. Zaher : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2015

It is common knowledge that law firms employ the majority of attorneys practicing today. Selecting the right firm is just as important a decision as where you choose to go to law school or in which substantive legal discipline you choose to practice. In my two decades of practice, I have learned all too well that such decisions can make or break the quality of your professional life and the potential opportunities you might encounter. Unfortunately, there is no single track for law firm careers, and understanding what the selection of law firm types can and cannot offer should be synthesized, applied and leveraged to evaluate your own potential goals and objectives.

Skadden Once Again Steals the Show in M&A Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2015

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom took the top spot in three separate, year-end M&A rankings based on deal value issued by Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Other Am Law 100 firms filling the number two and three legal adviser spots, in varying order, include: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Corporate Law Firms Active in 2014

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 07, 2015

Several of the Delaware law firms focused on corporate law made some big moves in 2014. The year also welcomed some new players into the arena with one firm entering Delaware and another, established firm launching a Chancery Court practice.

Dentons Snags First Tie-Up of 2015 After Another Active Year for Firm Mergers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015

The first law firm combination of the year belongs to RK Adler, a New York-based boutique founded by two former Skadden associates that will be absorbed by Dentons. A year-end analysis of U.S. law firm merger activity by Altman Weil reveals that while tie-ups between firms were off 7 percent from their record-setting mark in 2013, last year still saw the second-largest annual total to date.

Norton Rose Adds M&A Partner in Tokyo

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 06, 2015

U.S.-qualified Eiji Kobayashi joins from Big Four Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi.