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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 805
  • Gross Revenues: $1,276,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,585,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,680,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Sullivan & Cromwell is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sullivan & Cromwell has 805 attorneys and is the 43rd largest firm in the United States.  With $1,276,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 13th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Sullivan & Cromwell ranked as the 18th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 13 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 13 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 42 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List 27 -1 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 54 -6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 50 0 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 94 -25 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

No-Nonsense Judge Caproni Keeps Silver Trial on Track

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Judge Valerie Caproni has been propelling the parties forward at a brisk pace in the public corruption trial of former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, insisting on using just about every minute of every day to keep proceedings moving.

Litigator of the Week: Steven Thomas of Thomas, Alexander & Forrester

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : November 19, 2015

The Sullivan & Cromwell partner turned plaintiffs lawyer says a verdict he won against Ernst & Young may be his most significant yet.

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.

Marketplace: Investment Firm Moving HQ to Planned Hudson Yards Offices

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 18, 2015

Global investment firm KKR & Co. LP has announced that it is acquiring 10 office floors at 30 Hudson Yards, a proposed 90-story tower being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.

Monday Mashup: Fee Fights, Celeb Settlements and Wilmer's Revolving Door

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 15, 2015

Hausfeld's curiously timed $120M settlement; why the city of San Francisco is paying Journey guitarist Neal Schon $290,000; another Wilmer partner lands a top SEC job. All this and more in The Lit Daily's take on under-the-radar legal news.

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.

Eyeing a Fight, Luxottica Amps Up Appeals Team

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 10, 2015

Mayer Brown partner Andrew Pincus has stepped in to represent the company in a battle over workplace arbitration and PAGA waivers.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

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.

The Guantánamo Roster

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Firms involved in detainee representation.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Lawyers Line Up On Both Sides of the Volkswagen Scandal

Susan Beck and Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

As the automaker chokes on its emissions scandal, there will be no short of litigation.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Gina Passarella : The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

United States v. General Motors; Federal Trade Commission v. Steris; In re Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation; EM v. Banco Central De La Republica Argentina; Gomez v. Tyson Foods; Acosta v. Tyson Foods

A Holland & Knight Partner Heads to Cambodia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

A United Nations war crimes tribunal for former members of the Khmer Rouge reels in a Holland & Knight partner; Kilpatrick Townsend sets up shop in Texas; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Top Litigators Share Winning Strategies

: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015

"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.

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.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 29, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

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.

Slaughter and May Advises China Re on $2B IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 27, 2015

The listing of China's only domestic reinsurer was among Hong Kong's largest offerings this year.

Fee Tracker: Big Firms Feast on IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2015

Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.

S&C, Freshfields on $36B Chinese Telecom Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : October 22, 2015

State-owned mobile carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom are merging their tower assets.

The Lawyering Behind Alibaba's Landmark IPO

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : October 22, 2015

For the largest IPO in history, Alibaba turned to Simpson Thacher and Fangda Partners. Size wasn't the only thing that made the deal challenging.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Stack Their Chips and Help Sell Stuy Town

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015

Despite continued consolidation in the chipmaking sector, it was a real estate deal with a history steeped in the global financial crisis that was a reunion of sorts for several Am Law 100 firms.

INADMISSIBLE: Steptoe Joins D.C. Law Firms Staying Put

: The National Law Journal : October 19, 2015

Another law firm has chosen to forgo packing up and starting anew. After a three-year-long real estate search, Steptoe & Johnson LLP said it has signed a new lease for another 15 years. It has been in the building on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle for 30 years. Plus more in this week's column.

New Associates List

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 16, 2015

Deal Watch: Fourth Quarter Begins With Big Deal Deluge

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

Could Dell's $67 billion buy of EMC Corp. and the $104 billion union of beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller point to a grand M&A finale for 2015?

Ex-Buchanan Ingersoll, Saul Ewing Partner Lashes Out at SEC Tactics

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

William Uchimoto, a former partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Saul Ewing and Stevens & Lee, says he was blindsided by the securities fraud charges filed against him by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

INADMISSIBLE: FTC Sees Antitrust Legislation As A Threat

: The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015

Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez last week pushed back against a Senate bill that would harmonize the U.S. Justice Department's and FTC's overlapping antitrust authority. Plus more in this week's column.

Familiar Firms Flock to Dell's $67 Billion EMC Buy

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

Nearly two years after a lucky seven Am Law 100 firms reaped hefty fees from Dell's $24.4 billion leveraged buyout, some of the same firms have landed roles in Dell's record-breaking $67 billion acquisition of EMC.