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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 804
  • Gross Revenues: $1,278,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,675,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Sullivan & Cromwell is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Sullivan & Cromwell has 804 attorneys and is the 42nd largest firm in the United States.  With $1,278,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 13th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Sullivan & Cromwell ranked as the 17th 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 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 13 1 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

A&O, S&C on $1.5B Bumble Bee Seafoods Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Private equity owner Lion Capital is selling the U.S. company to the world's largest canned tuna processor, Thai Union Frozen Products Plc.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : December 18, 2014

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Challenge Made to Trustees' Approval of $4 Billion JPMorgan RMBS Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 18, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

Chancery Court Appoints Special Discovery Master in Mining Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster has appointed a special discovery master in the dispute between two mining companies over the $436 million sale of coal mines and related assets. The vice chancellor ordered the appointment after holding the plaintiff failed to provide the court with an adequate privilege log on five occasions.

Am Law Firms Advise on Repsol's Canadian Energy Deal

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

Spain's Repsol SA will acquire Talisman Energy Inc., one of the largest remaining independent oil and gas firms in Calgary, for $12.9 billion. Repsol called upon Sullivan & Cromwell and Canadian firm Bennett Jones for advice, while Talisman turned to Norton Rose Fulbright, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Blake, Cassels & Graydon.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

FINRA Fines Banks for Mixing Research, Investment Banking Biz

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

A decade after a crackdown that was supposed to rein in research conflicts at Wall Street banks, the industry's self-regulator levied $43.5 million in penalties Thursday against 10 leading banks accused of using their research analysts to drum up investment banking business.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Libor Litigation Heads to SCOTUS, Sort Of

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : December 06, 2014

Should bond investors be able to appeal a key ruling gutting private litigation against banks that allegedly manipulated Libor? Or, as the banks argue, does their bid to challenge the ruling early represent a threat to the lower courts and the multidistrict litigation process?

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 4, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 04, 2014

*Skadden guides Singapore's GIC on $8.1 billion U.S. logistics acquisition*Reed Smith leads Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties $6 billion upcoming IPO*Shearman on Chinese nuclear power producer CGN Power $3.6 billion Hong Kong IPO

Same Firms on Alibaba IPO Lead Company's Record Bond Offer

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 02, 2014

Simpson Thacher and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised on the Chinese e-commerce giant's $8 billion corporate debt sale, the largest-ever such offering in Asia.

Despite Bingham's Demise, Tina Brozman Foundation Lives On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 01, 2014

Bingham McCutchen has supported The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation, a nonprofit named in honor of a former bankruptcy partner at the firm who died of ovarian cancer at 54, since its inception in 2008. And while Bingham McCutchen itself appears to have avoided bankruptcy, the foundation expects to remain unaffected by the deal struck last week between the firm and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Morgan-Bingham Deal Takes Hold in California

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 01, 2014

Morgan Lewis took on approximately 130 lawyers in the state, including more than 60 in the Bay Area.

Delaware Firm Extends Hot Streak with Wal-Mart Ruling

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : December 01, 2014

With just four lawyers, Wilmington's Friedlander & Gorris is giving corporations and their directors a run for their money.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen/TRW Automotive; Becton Dickinson/CareFusion; SAP / Concur Technologies; Targa/Atlas Pipeline; Siemens / Dresser-Rand; Silicon Valley Corporate Splits

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 27, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 27, 2014

*Allens, Minters on Sao Paulo-based JBS's $1.2 billion offer for Australia's Primo Smallgoods*Drew & Napier acts for property developer CapitaLand on real estate deal in Indonesia*Khaitan, Clifford Chance, Luthra on Calcutta Electric Supply's share sale in India

Big Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Teams from Wachtell Lipton recently advised Halliburton on its $34.6 billion cash-and-stock takeover of oil field services rival Baker Hughes, and Allergan on its proposed $66 billion cash-and-stock sale to fellow pharmaceutical company Actavis.

The 2014 Appellate Hot List

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

We've identified 20 firms with outstanding achievements before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal circuit courts and state courts of last resort.

Sullivan & Cromwell

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Wachtell Rides Allergan, Halliburton to $100 Billion Deal Day

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The Am Law 100's most profitable firm on a per partner basis took the lead on two big deals announced Monday: Halliburton's $34.6 billion acquisition of oil services rival Baker Hughes and Botox maker Allergan on its proposed $66 billion sale to Actavis. A half-dozen other Am Law 100 firms also had key roles on both transactions.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Wachtell Bags Third Big Banking Deal in Two Weeks

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2014

The Wall Street stalwart took the lead Wednesday advising BB&T Corp. on its $2.5 billion cash-and-stock purchase of Susquehanna Bancshares, having recently handled two other banking mergers for clients AmericanWest Bank and Sterling Bancorp.

Bingham Malpractice Accord Smoothed Way for Morgan Lewis Talks

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2014

Bingham McCutchen's ongoing odyssey to find a merger partner could be coming to an end following a recent vote by the firm in favor of a combination with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily has learned that Bingham cleared a key hurdle with the firm this summer by quietly settling an ongoing malpractice dispute with Frank McCourt, the former owner of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. The league is a longtime Morgan Lewis client.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Covance Bought by LabCorp for $6B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Laboratory testing and diagnostics company LabCorp, based in Burlington, N.C., on Nov. 3 announced it has paid $6.1 billion in cash and stock to acquire Covance, a provider of clinical trials for drug makers in Princeton, N.J.

Dealmaker of the Week: Sullivan & Cromwell's Krishna Veeraraghavan

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

The firm's partner and cohead of technology finance and mergers and acquisitions led the legal team advising on diagnostic testing company Laboratory Corporation of America's buy of clinical trial research company Covance Inc. for $6.1 billion in cash and stock.

Asia Deal Digest: Nov. 6, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 06, 2014

*Simpson, Sullivan & Cromwell on Danone's $565 million Yashili investment*Davis Polk, Clifford Chance on China Hongqiao high-yield bond offer*Herbert Smith Freehills on Tata Motors $750 million bond offer

Latham Vows Extra Rounds in Allergan Takeover Fight

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : November 05, 2014

Allergan and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins filed a notice of appeal on Wednesday after a judge largely sided with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the activist hedge fund Pershing Square.