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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

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.

Steven Seidman of Willkie, Paul Schnell and Jeremy London of Skadden

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : March 30, 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.

George Bason Jr. of Davis Polk and Rodd Schreiber of Skadden

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 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.

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 as 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.

Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Over Fees for BlackRock Funds

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 30, 2015

A federal judge in Trenton, N.J. has denied the motion of three subsidiaries of BlackRock Inc. to dismiss a suit claiming that the company charges excessive investment advisory fees on two of its mutual funds.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 30, 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.

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lincoln Center Launches First CLE

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 27, 2015

The first session in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' CLE with CuLturE program will be presented on May 6, with panelists including top in-house counsel from media, sports and entertainment companies, along with an optional performance.

Not Dead Yet: Banks Still Face Aluminum Price-Fixing Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 27, 2015

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports on the death of a multibillion-dollar class action against Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan were somewhat exaggerated.

FedEx Says It Can't Face Charges for Illegal Drug Shipments

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

Lawyers for the company fighting criminal charges over sham prescriptions say it can't be held responsible for items it delivers.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kirkland's Performance Accelerates in 2014

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis picked up momentum in 2014, with revenue increasing 6.6 percent, to $2.15 billion, and profits per partner lifting 7 percent, to $3.51 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. Revenue per lawyer increased 5.4 percent, to $1.365 million, while net income rose 8 percent, to $1.182 billion.

Supreme Court Restricts Securities Suits that Challenge Company 'Opinions'

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : March 24, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday limited, but did not erase, the liability that companies face when they offer opinions or predictions in securities filings that turn out to be wrong.

Seton Hall Picks Finalists in Law School Dean Search

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

A search committee at Seton Hall University School of Law is interviewing five finalists as it seeks to replace the law school's departing dean, Patrick Hobbs.

Deal Watch: One Skadden Client Ousts Another in Duel for Salix

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

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Skadden client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International prevail over fellow firm client Endo International in its bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, while Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advise several private equity clients on their proposed acquisitions of Chicago's Willis Tower and Life Time Fitness.

Skadden Partner Turned Bank Foe Can't Challenge JPMorgan Deal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 19, 2015

Dennis Kelleher, the former Skadden partner-turned Wall Street watchdog, hit a litigation dead end this week in his crusade for financial reform.

Achtung! German Startup Shines Light on E-Billing

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : March 17, 2015

Frankfurt-based BusyLamp expands into US with a disruptive Web service for making e-billing more transparent for in-house counsel

BlackBerry Dodges Another Securities Class Action Bullet

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 16, 2015

BlackBerry Ltd. may still be grasping at the heels of its smartphone competitors, but the company's lawyers aren't having much trouble beating back investor class actions over its spotty performance.

UBS Is Latest to Settle Foreign Exchange Rigging Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 15, 2015

Lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott announced the $135 million settlement on Friday. Ten other major banks remain in the plaintiffs' sights for allegedly manipulating the $5 trillion-a-day forex market.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

To Satisfy Clients, Law Firms Submit to Cybersecurity Scrutiny

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

At least a dozen Am Law 200 and Magic Circle firms have attained a certification called ISO 27001 to demonstrate they're taking steps toward protecting their documents and communication systems from security breaches, and at least 21 more are in the process of seeking the certification. But even those measures are not enough for some of their biggest bank clients, which demand even tougher standards to guard against cyberattacks.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

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

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Winston Poaches 11-Partner Team From Pillsbury

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 11, 2015

Less than a week after Winston & Strawn hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's structured products practice head, it is poised to pick up another 10 corporate, finance and private equity partners from the same firm.

Quinn Knocks Out $135M Ron Perelman Suit in Milken Feud

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 10, 2015

A Delaware judge threw out fraud allegations that Perelman's Harland Clarke Holdings had leveled against Michael Milken and GroupOn executive Raman Srinivasan.

2015 New Partners: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

2015 New Partners: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015