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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,677
  • Gross Revenues: $2,410,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,435,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,125,000
  • 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

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work has picked up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Morning Wrap: N.C. Voter ID Upheld | Big Law Support for Hastert | Brady Reprimand Reinstated

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 26, 2016

A federal judge in North Carolina upholds the state's voter identification law. Several Big Law lawyers write letters supporting Dennis Hastert. A federal appeals court reinstates the NFL's punishment of Tom Brady. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

New hires and promotions from six firms.

GC of LinkedIn Gets Cut in Total Pay

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 26, 2016

Other top execs at the business networking site see raises in their pay packets.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

More Law Firms Take Aim at Associate Student Loan Debt

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2016

At least three law firms are now working with First Republic Bank to help their associates pay down hundreds of thousands in law school debt at reduced rates. Dozens of others are working with nontraditional lenders such as SoFi to implement similar programs.

Am Law 100 Firms Pull Back in Chicago

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Even of the city's most prominent native firms are reducing their lawyer numbers there.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Read All About It: Skadden, Kirkland Advise on Tribune Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis goes back a long way with the beleaguered Tribune Publishing Co., which is now eyeing an $815 million offer from Gannett Co.

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council; Sanofi SA Securities Class Action; Suture Express v. Cardinal Health; In re DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

INADMISSIBLE: New Pro Bono CEO Led Corporate Push

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The Pro Bono Institute has named Eve Runyon as its new president and CEO, following the death of the group's founder and longtime leader Esther Lardent on April 4. Plus more in this week's column.

In His Late 70s But Not Slowing Down, Former Skadden Lawyer Named GC of Kraken

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : April 21, 2016

In his role as U.S. general counsel to Germany's Fidor Bank, Edward Stadum conducted an external audit of Kraken, a leading bitcoin exchange. Stadum clearly liked what he saw because he's now joining the company as its general counsel.

Morgan Lewis and Skadden Look to Shed D.C. Office Space

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

The time has come for two law firms to shrink their Washington digs. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hopes to rid itself of the former Bingham McCutchen offices next summer. All or most of its Washington lawyers will move to Pennsylvania Avenue if the firm can find subtenants for its offices at 2020 K Street.

Skadden Shines on SunEdison's Bankruptcy Outage

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

The firm is advising solar energy giant SunEdison Inc. on its Chapter 11 filing in New York, the largest by any U.S. company so far this year.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

Skadden, King & Wood Mallesons on $3.6B Lexmark Acquisition

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 20, 2016

Chinese printer chip maker Apex Technology is buying the Lexington, Kentucky-based company.

Smartphone Wars Find a New Front

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 20, 2016

Patent battles focused on FRAND royalties have largely been waged out of view, but a case in Orange County is bringing transparency to a $10 million dispute.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Four firms announce new additions, while Littler Mendelson announces new co-chairs of the firm's financial services industry group and Skadden names six new partners.

A Big Law Alum's Charm Offensive Pays Off

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

In 2008, Thacher Proffitt & Wood was almost finished, and so was Jordan Harbinger's Big Law career. Luckily for Harbinger, he'd already started planning his second act.

Dykema Defectors Form New Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.

Milbank, Latham, Davis Polk Advise on BATS, Big Casino IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2016

After a slow start to 2016, capital markets in the U.S. are finally warming up with a bevy of high-profile public listings for a pair of big casino companies, as well as an electronic exchange operator, all of whom are sending millions in legal fees to Am Law 100 coffers.

After Founder's Death, Pro Bono Institute Names New Leader

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2016

Onetime Skadden associate Eve Runyon will serve as the group's president and CEO, following the death of founder and longtime leader Esther Lardent on April 4.

In-House Impact Winner: Chelsea Grayson, American Apparel

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

In her first year as GC, Grayson fended off scores of lawsuits and helped shepherd the company through bankruptcy.

Airbnb Is Building Out Its Legal Department

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2016

The fast growing rental platform has been on a hiring spree, including the addition of GC Robert Chesnut this week, as it tackles regulatory and tax matters.

The Global Lawyer: A Modest Proposal to Roll Back Citizens United

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

A proposal to limit foreign influence in U.S. politics is unlikely to survive a vote by the Federal Election Commission. But the idea may find a way forward in the courts.

Pepper Hamilton Trio Departs for Hogan Lovells

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 11, 2016

Hogan Lovells has expanded its small Philadelphia office with a trio of Pepper Hamilton corporate partners focused on the life sciences and food and beverage industries.

Appellate Practice

: New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you compliments of : "CPLR Saves Action Filed Within Six Months of Appeal Dismissal in Prior Action," "The Art of the Expert Affidavit: Lessons From the Appellate Division," "Changes Are on the Horizon in Administrative Law" and "'Litvak' Dicta Provides Counsel Fodder for Challenging Proof of Intent."