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- 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.
In the News
: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014
Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.
Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014
Out-of-state defendants in class actions and other lawsuits do not have to provide evidence supporting their efforts to remove their cases from state court to federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 15 in a key victory for the business community.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014
Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big firm talent and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014
The corporate partner led a team from the firm representing a BC Partners-backed investment group as it beat out several rival private equity bidders for its $8.7 billion acquisition of PetSmart, the largest leveraged buyout in the U.S. so far this year.
David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 19, 2014
A year that got off to a bang with the WhatsApp and Nest deals later saw a trio of spin-offs, and the climate for dealmaking remains strong heading into 2015.
Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : December 19, 2014
Global 100 firms with a major presence in Russia have quietly pulled back from Moscow and St. Petersburg as the country's economy reels from a perfect storm of Western economic sanctions, the ruble's recent collapse and tumbling oil prices.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014
Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.
Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014
Phoenix-based PetSmart announced an agreement to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a consortium led by London-based private equity firm BC Partners.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014
*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 17, 2014
The New York City Bar Association presented "Asian-Americans and the Law: New York Pioneers in the Judiciary" on Monday as its 2014 Stephen R. Kaye Memorial Program.
Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : December 17, 2014
Roughly one month after Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely announced his intent to retire in January, two names are being discussed among the state's legal community as possible replacements.
Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014
A stockholder who held 17.3 percent of a Chinese pork producer's outstanding stock can still be viewed as a controlling stockholder because he possessed "both latent and active control" over the company, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.
Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2014
Auto parts giant Visteon announced Wednesday the $3.6 billion sale of a 70 percent stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., a South Korean maker of air conditioning and heating systems for vehicles, to Hankook Tire and Korean private equity firm Hahn & Co. Weil, Gotshal & Manges is advising Hahn, while Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has taken the lead for Visteon, whose financial adviser has turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for counsel.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 16, 2014
Accused of inundating the country with addictive painkillers, drug companies went on the attack against their accusers. This week plaintiffs lawyers representing the city of Chicago took a step toward putting the drugmakers back on the defensive.
June Bell : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014
"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014
Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Schulte Roth, Skadden and Paul Hastings grabbed roles on the largest leveraged buyout for a U.S. company in 2014 as PetSmart, the nation's largest pet-store chain, on Sunday acquiesced to the demands of an activist investor and agreed to sell itself for $8.7 billion to a group led by private equity firm BC Partners. One day later, another activist fund headed by a Harvard Law School graduate prevailed in its bid to force an LBO at Riverbed Technology.
Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 15, 2014
Out-of-state defendants in class actions and other lawsuits do not have to provide evidence supporting their efforts to remove their cases from state court to federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a key victory for the business community.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014
Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer in New York who once worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has been charged by federal prosecutors and regulators with running a $5 million Ponzi scheme. Bennett unsuccessfully tried to kill himself in early November, leading police to recover a suicide note detailing his alleged fraud, in which he invoked the name of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
: The Recorder : December 12, 2014
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 12, 2014
A Manhattan federal judge has injected new doubts into a string of cases challenging an increasingly common tactic by the Securities and Exchange Commission: pursuing fraud and insider trading claims in agency enforcement proceedings, rather than in federal court.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014
The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 11, 2014
The law school graduates will work with public interest organizations as advocates for low-wage immigrants and sexually exploited youth.
Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : December 11, 2014
Friends, family and colleagues of Norman Goodman gathered at the Manhattan Supreme Court building Wednesday evening to celebrate the end of his long career as New York County clerk.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 11, 2014
*Skadden, Davis Polk advise on $619 million share sale by JD.com investors*MoFo, White & Case and Hunton & Williams on $4.4 billion Japan-led financing for LNG plant in Texas*Allen & Gledhill acts for Alibaba subsidiary on stake purchase in mobile security company V-Key
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014
Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014
Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 10, 2014
In yet another high-profile lateral hire, Kirkland & Ellis has lured away trial lawyer James Hurst from Winston & Strawn, his professional home for 25 years.
Aric Press : The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014
Fewer than a third of new partners at Am Law 200 firms are women. It's time for fresh approaches.
Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014
What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 09, 2014
A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.