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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

Skadden, Kirkland on $1.6B Deal Between China's 'Craigslists'

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 17, 2015

China's and are letting go of a 10-year-old rivalry and joining forces.

More Bureau of Economic Analysis Oversight, More Paperwork

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 16, 2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis has been expanding its reach to cover industries and companies previously not required to report to it.

Sidley Austin Adds Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O'Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

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

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.


: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

2014 Was 'Phenomenal Year' for Ogletree Deakins

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 13, 2015

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart posted big gains in revenue and profit in what its managing shareholder, Kim Ebert, called a "phenomenal year" for the labor and employment firm.

Dealmakers of the Year: Steven Seidman of Willkie, Paul Schnell and Jeremy London of Skadden

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 12, 2015

Seidman used a Pac-Man defense to help Men's Wearhouse Inc. defeat a hostile bid by Jos. A. Bank Inc. and then turn around and gobble up the bidder itself. Bank, meanwhile, will get a 56 percent premium for its shares, thanks to Schnell and London, who negotiated on the company's behalf.

Dealmakers of the Year: George Bason Jr. of Davis Polk and Rodd Schreiber of Skadden

: The American Lawyer : April 09, 2015

Bason advised Tyson Foods Inc. on its $8.55 billion unsolicited bid for Hillshire Brands Co., edging out a competing bid from Pilgrim's Pride Corp. Schreiber, meanwhile, led the way for Hillshire.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

ICANN Betting '.law' Domain Will Become a Legal Gold Standard

Erin E. Harrison : Law Technology News : April 09, 2015

Concerns linger over whether lawyers and firms will jump to register.

Two Candidates Remain in Seton Hall Law Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 08, 2015

The field of candidates to be the next dean of Seton Hall University School of Law has been whittled down to two.

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 07, 2015

In a year filled with hostile bids, the Allergan-Valeant fight had it all: strange alliances, trash talk, lawsuits and plenty of scorched earth.

In-House Counsel Profile: Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc.'s Brandon Moore

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : April 06, 2015

"My night rarely ends when I leave the office."

Skadden Runs Up Against Davis Polk, S&C for Lead in M&A Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

After dominating the top spot in three separate M&A rankings of legal advisers by deal value last year, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was bumped by Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell in two of the rankings for the first quarter.

Oil Refiners' Lobby Taps Crowell & Moring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015

Crowell & Moring's environmental and natural resources chair decamps for a key client; Fried Frank hires a new litigation chief; McGuireWoods adds a former top Milbank litigator in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

Deal Watch: Four Am Law Firms Advise on UnitedHealth's $12.8 Billion Catamaran Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

This week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more features UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s $12.8 billion acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. Sullivan & Cromwell, Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Squire Patton Boggs advised UnitedHealth in the transaction, while Sidley Austin and Baker & McKenzie worked on behalf of Catamaran.

Judge Tosses Antitrust, Copyright Suit Against NFL, AP

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : April 01, 2015

The suit, brought by freelance professional photographers, claimed an exclusive arrangement between the defendants stripped them of their ability to sell higher-value commercial licenses and forced them to transfer all of their NFL photos to the AP if they wanted to continue offering commercial licenses.

Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Strike Back at SEC Judges

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 01, 2015

It didn't take long for "Diva of Distressed" Lynn Tilton and her lawyers at Skadden to take the offensive against the Securities and Exchange Commission.

April Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : April 01, 2015

Judge Sidelines Lawsuit Against NFL, Photo Agencies

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 31, 2015

In a win for defense teams at Skadden, DLA Piper and Weil Gotshal, a judge in New York tossed copyright and antitrust claims against the NFL, the Associated Press and Getty Images.

Skadden to Square Off With SEC in Tilton, Patriarch Drama

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 30, 2015

Last year lawyers at Skadden brought a constitutional challenge against the SEC for filing an unrelated case against an investment adviser as an administrative action rather than a federal lawsuit. Will the firm go on the offensive for the "Diva of Distressed" as well?

Norton Rose Fulbright Reclaims Top Spot in Canadian Brand Survey

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 30, 2015

Norton Rose Fulbright has landed the lead position on Acritas' Canadian Law Firm Brand Index, bumping Blake, Cassels & Graydon, which slipped to second place.

Corporate Scorecard: The Trends Driving Dealmaking

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Transactions work was up across the board in 2014, with record-setting years in M&A and capital markets activity.

Andrea Nicolas of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Nicolas advised NextEra Energy Inc., the largest renewable energy generator in the U.S., on its yieldco IPO that raised $467 million.

2015 Dealmakers of the Year

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Our Dealmakers of the Year package is no rote examination of the 2014's biggest transactions. Instead, we spotlight creative thinking, novel approaches and innovative work. Here we present 20 transactions—some big, some small—where effective lawyering truly made the difference.