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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

2015 New Partners: R-T

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

2015 New Partners: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

2015 New Partners: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

2015 New Partners: H-L

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

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

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

2015 New Partners Yearbook

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 04, 2015

This is the 's annual yearbook devoted to profiling both newly promoted partners and newly hired lateral partners at law firms in New Jersey.

Goldman, JPMorgan Beat Aluminum Price-Fixing Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 04, 2015

Lawyers for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the London Metal Exchange and other defendants drove another stake through claims that the companies conspired to stockpile aluminum in warehouses and drive up prices.

Head of Fried Frank's Environmental Unit Dies at 64

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : March 03, 2015

Richard Schwartz, an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson known for his work in environmental law and his dedication to sustainability and local food, died Feb. 21 from complications from cancer.

The Toughest Job in Big Law?

Douglas McCollam : The American Lawyer : March 03, 2015

Long-haul flights. Time zone shifts. Calls and emails around the clock. When did the job of managing partner become so grueling?

New Partners: Berger Singerman

: Daily Business Review : March 02, 2015

Cohen Milstein Beats Claims It Usurped 'Police Power' in Painkillers Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Facing accusations by the city of Chicago that they hid the truth about addictive painkillers, a quintet of drug companies took aim at the city's decision to hire a private law firm, Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll, to prosecute the case.

Prepped and Ready

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

An IP trade group's new director is its first who comes from an in-house industry job; and other Moves.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Dealmaker of the Week: Alison Ressler of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 27, 2015

A corporate partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, Ressler advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Firms Garner Huge Fees in Sports

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Public records shed light on fees firms have received from their sports clients.

Sports Leagues and Their Big Law Ties

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Here are prominent executives in various leagues and their previous employers in Big Law.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kasowitz's Revenues Get Big Bounce From FHFA Settlements

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015

After taking a hit in 2013, the litigation-focused Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman saw its gross revenue grow 14.6 percent in 2014 as the firm finalized two massive mortgage-backed securities settlements on behalf of the U.S. Federal Housing and Finance Agency.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

In the second most-expensive office building deal in U.S. history, a joint venture of Ivanhoe Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties has purchased 1095 Avenue of the Americas for $2.2 billion. Also, Silverstein Properties has acquired a property at 520-530 W. 41st St. for more than $100 million.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Go-To Schools: Firm Favorites

: The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

The largest 250 firms relied most heavily on these law schools to fill their first-year associates classes.

Columbia Leads in Sending Grads into Big Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A larger proportion of a smaller graduating class landed jobs at big firms.

Big Law's Top 10 Law Schools

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : February 23, 2015

Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.

UNC-Chapel Hill Turns to Skadden for Ongoing Litigation

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 23, 2015

A Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom team led by litigation partner Patrick Fitzgerald will represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in litigation, accreditation and regulatory matters resulting from a 2014 investigation by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft attorneys that revealed two decades of academic fraud at the university.

Dealmakers of the Week: Charles Mulaney Jr. and Michael Hatchard of Skadden

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Mulaney and Hatchard led the way for Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. in its $6.8 billion acquisition of fellow can maker Rexam PLC.

Kirkland Bankruptcy Bigwig Retires, but Big Assignments (and Fees) Abound

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

Richard Cieri, a longtime leader of Kirkland & Ellis' vaunted corporate restructuring group who joined the firm a decade ago this month, is retiring on a high note. Cieri's departure comes at a time when Kirkland's bankruptcy practice is booming, with recent filings in the Chapter 11 cases of Caesars Entertainment and Energy Future Holdings showing at least $40 million flowing into the firm's coffers.

Deal Watch: Skadden, Freshfields Advise Pair of Can Makers on $6.8 Billion Deal

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

Ball Corp.'s acquisition of fellow can maker Rexum PLC tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advising on the most number of deals.

Defense Lawyer Herald Price Fahringer Dies at 87

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 18, 2015

Herald Price Fahringer, a prominent criminal defense and First Amendment lawyer who represented clients such as Larry Flynt and adult entertainment shops in Times Square, died Feb. 12 from complications from prostate cancer.