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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 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

The Guantánamo Bar: Lee Wolosky

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015

The new envoy for Guantánamo closure faces a big coalition-building job.

Foreign Law Firms Grab a Share of Canada's Legal Market

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : November 25, 2015

International mergers are transforming the Canadian legal scene. Will Canadian law firms have to change their game?

Ken King Explains the Softer Side of Skadden

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : November 25, 2015

As head of the firm's Palo Alto office, King wants to change the old "sink or swim" culture.

Litigator of the Week: Brian Lutz of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : November 24, 2015

By going on the offensive for client Depomed, Lutz helped bring an abrupt end to a $1.75 billion hostile takeover bid.

Am Law Firms Go Big on $160 Billion Pfizer-Allergan Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 23, 2015

If 2015 is the year of the deal, Pfizer's $160 billion merger with Allergan looks like it'll be the deal of the year for a small army of M&A lawyers.

Consumer Group Fights Secrecy in MetLife's Suit Over 'Too Big to Fail' Designation

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2015

A nonprofit consumer advocate on Thursday challenged extensive redactions and sealed filings in MetLife Inc.'s lawsuit in Washington federal court over the company's designation by financial regulators as "too big to fail." Better Markets said MetLife's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Justice Department attorneys for the oversight panel "have created a litigation record largely shrouded in secrecy."

Wachtell Leads Lineup Reaping Fees in Match, Square IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Four Am Law 100 firms led by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have snagged a share of $9 million in legal fees and costs emanating from initial public offerings for online dating giant Match Group and startup mobile payments company Square.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

K&L Gates Expands Abroad and Shutters in Spokane, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

New partners join K&L Gates in Sydney and Warsaw as the firm closes a U.S. office; Norton Rose Fulbright loses two practice leaders; Sutherland snags a Kaye Scholer project finance head; and other notable address changes from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : November 18, 2015

Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.


: New Jersey Law Journal : November 13, 2015

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.

Simpson Thacher Leads Anbang's $1.6B Takeover of U.S. Insurer

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 11, 2015

The Chinese insurer is buying Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance as more Asian investments pour into the insurance sector.

Legal Department of the Year, In-House Impact Winner: Wei Chen, Salesforce

Ginny LaRoe : The Recorder : November 11, 2015

She oversees legal work for the company's thriving venture arm.

HSF, KWM, Skadden Advise as Santos Raises $2.5B

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 10, 2015

The Australian oil and gas explorer has moved to cut its debt load amidst a weakened commodities market.

Al Jazeera America Suspends GC Over License Questions

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 10, 2015

David W. Harleston, general counsel for Al Jazeera America, has been suspended by the network in the wake of a New York Times inquiry about whether he had obtained his law license.

Morning Wrap: Lawyer Charged | Death Penalty Abolitionists | Fighting Mass Incarceration

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 09, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: A former Bryan Cave partner faces criminal charges, a special report on judges' financial reports, a look at the lawyers fighting the death penalty and an inquiry into a general counsel's licensing status.

Report: Al-Jazeera America's GC Is Not Licensed to Practice

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : November 09, 2015

It's the pilot episode of Suits, or Al-Jazeera America's biggest PR disaster to date.

Deal Watch: Wachtell, Linklaters Charge Up on Big Visa Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2015

The Global 100 duo grabbed roles on a $23.3 billion deal by payment processing giant Visa.

Big Deals: Walgreens Acquires Rite Aid for $9.41B; KeyCorp Expands With $4.1B Bank Buy

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : November 05, 2015

Walgreens is buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world. Also, KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States.

Fee Tracker: As NHL Season Begins, Skadden Leads Among Legal Billers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

The National Hockey League's 2015-2016 season is underway, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has checked some of its competitors vying for the league's legal work over the board; plus other notable bills from big law.

Marketplace: Companies Partner in Development of $8.6B Manhattan West Complex

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 04, 2015

A subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners has formed a joint venture with Qatar Investment Authority in the development of Manhattan West. Upon completion, the estimated value of the five-building, mixed-use complex, is anticipated to reach $8.6 billion. Also, Kaufman & Company, a Cleveland-based law firm, has moved its New York City offices to 420 Lexington Ave.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Final Appeal: The Race to Close Guantánamo

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

A decade after lawyers gained access to the Guantánamo prison, the detainees' legal status remains grim—and time is running out.

Sanctuary for Families Awards

: New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

Sanctuary for Families presented a leadership award to Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, New York City's senior advisor on gender equity, at its 13th annual Above & Beyond Pro Bono Awards. The organization also recognized firms for providing pro bono staffing to New York City's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

Lawyer Enters Guilty Plea in Ponzi Scheme Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

Former New York corporate lawyer Charles Bennett pleaded guilty Wednesday to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked some 30 investors out of more than $5 million. He was charged in the Southern District six weeks after attempting suicide by jumping into the Hudson River, leaving behind a note detailing the scheme.

Deal Watch: Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal Just What Doctor Ordered for Big Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.

Fee Tracker: Cable Bills, TV Ads and Air Bags

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2015

Four Am Law 200 firms rack up fees ahead of Time Warner Cable's merger with Charter Communications; a U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliate and its lawyers look at spending on legal ads; and other notable bills from Big Law.

Ashurst Advises as Nippon Life Buys Aussie Insurer for $1.7B

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2015

The Japanese company is purchasing a majority stake in National Australia Bank subsidiary MCL Ltd.

Goodwin Procter Latest Am Law 100 Firm to Earn ISO Security Certification

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 28, 2015

The firm, like a small number of others, was audited to ensure it complies with the global standard that demonstrates its security level on stored data.