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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 792
  • Gross Revenues: $1,314,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,870,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

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 15 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 15 -2 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

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

News & Gossip: Slaughter & May, DLA, S&C + More

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 26, 2016

A quick and dirty take on the news.

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.

Making Lawyers Look Good Online

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Targeting a new generation of clients, website designs aim to make attorneys seem more likable.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Sullivan & Cromwell on Alibaba's $1B Southeast Asian Venture

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Chinese ecommerce company is buying a controlling stake in Singapore-based online retailer Lazada in its largest overseas investment.

Justices Signal Tolerance for Different Standards of Patent Review

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 25, 2016

Though it differs from district court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor sounded comfortable with the standard for claim construction used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Law Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Kirkland & Ellis is siphoning off a big share of the work as more distressed companies in the energy industry file for Chapter 11.

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.

VW Judge Asks for Secrecy in Settlement Talks

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 21, 2016

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer implored lawyers on Thursday not to float figures before the deal is done.

VW Reaches Deal in Diesel Emissions Case

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 21, 2016

In a settlement announced Thursday, the German car maker has agreed to buy back approximately 480,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. or pay for their repair.

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.

In-House Counsel Profile: Robert Ingato

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York Lawyers Flock to Presidential Campaigns

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 18, 2016

New York lawyers are playing a multitude of roles in the campaigns of presidential candidates in preparation for the New York primary Tuesday. The level of lawyer involvement in the campaigns varies by candidate, with Hillary Clinton having the most support and infrastructure involving attorneys. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have less formal but still-strong ties to New York attorneys.

Lawyers Who Deal With Trump See Same Man in Campaign

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2016

Attorneys who have worked with presidential candidate Donald Trump as a client and an adversary said his blunt and blustery persona on the campaign trail matches the businessman they know.

Life Goes On for Lawyers After Bank Regulators Reject 'Living Wills'

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2016

Seven major banks flunked a regulatory test this week. Luckily for the law firms involved, there's still time for a do-over.

Deal Watch: White & Case Stays on Deal Streak With Rosneft Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

A week after snagging a top spot in quarterly league transactional tables, White & Case has been tapped for some big oil work in Mother Russia.

Your Law Firm Partner Is a Jerk. Now What?

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Big Law tends to attract and reward aggressive personalities. What happens when the aggression is turned against a partner's own firm?

April Supreme Court Arguments: Last But Not Least

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : April 13, 2016

The final argument cycle of the current U.S. Supreme Court term will begin and end with a bang, with a roster of veteran advocates traipsing to the lectern in between.

Law Firms, Law Schools Focusing on New Data Analysis Tools

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : April 08, 2016

Stanford Law School and Sullivan & Cromwell team up for FCPA clearinghouse, while McDermott Will & Emery offers corporate services

Bar Leader Robert MacCrate Had a 'Singular Impact'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 08, 2016

Robert MacCrate, long-time Sullivan & Cromwell partner and former president of both the ABA and the NYSBA, died Wednesday. He was known in legal circles as a staunch advocate for law schools' development of graduates with solid legal skills and a sense of obligation to their profession and to the good of society in general.

The Humble Law Firm Website Is Going Way, Way Upscale

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Vanity Fair-like portraits. Profiles that convey spark and personality. Throughout The Am Law 200, firms are remaking their sites—to the tune of $200,000 to more than $1 million.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

Stanford's Grundfest on Corruption as Growth Business

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 05, 2016

After creating the definitive database on securities litigation, Joseph Grundfest is turning his academic gaze to enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Firms Cope with Deal Doldrums Amid First-Quarter Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.

Paul Hastings Helps Brocade Make Ruckus Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 04, 2016

Structured as an exchange offer, the $1.2 billion deal can move more rapidly through the approval process.

Litigator of the Week: Eugene Scalia of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 01, 2016

Eugene Scalia has long been known as a regulation killer, the go-to lawyer for attacking government overreach. This week, the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner slayed one of his biggest dragons yet: the designation of MetLife Inc. as a “systemically important financial institution.”