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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 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 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

JPMorgan Chase Names Stacey Friedman Its Next GC

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : July 06, 2015

As Stephen Cutler prepares to become the bank's vice chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co. picks Stacey Friedman for the general counsel job.

Energy Future Holdings Poised to Hand Over Oncor to Bankruptcy Creditors

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : July 06, 2015

Since April 2014, Energy Future Holdings has been embroiled in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy suit in Delaware. In a recent surprise move, Energy Future Holdings attorneys announced in the bankruptcy court that they now have an agreement with multiple creditors to hand over Oncor.

Deal Watch: Skadden Celebrates Holiday Weekend Atop M&A League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2015

M&A league tables for the first half of 2015 compiled by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters show Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leading the pack among legal advisers, while several other Am Law 100 firms prepare to fete the Fourth of July with some insurance-related transactional work.

Appellate Panel Throws Out Sanction Against Kramer Levin

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 02, 2015

The First Department said that a ruling that Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel and its client failed to notify their adversary of a mistaken representation "is not based on a fair interpretation of the evidence."

Cablevision Wins Delaware Ruling on Executive Pay

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 01, 2015

Vice Chancellor John Noble implied he was troubled by some pay decisions at Cablevision, but deferred to the company's compensation committee.

Kraft Heinz Names General Counsel Of Combined Entity

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2015

The current general counsel of Kraft Foods will be leaving the company after its planned merger with H.J. Heinz Co. and her deputy GC will take over the legal functions of the combined entity, the companies said this week.

Kraft Heinz Co. Names GC of Combined Entity

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2015

The current general counsel of Kraft Foods will be leaving the company after its planned merger with H.J. Heinz Co., and her deputy GC will take over the legal functions of the combined entity, the companies said this week.

Will India Open the Door to Foreign Lawyers?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 01, 2015

Global law firms are keeping a cautious eye on India as the government moves closer to lifting the protectionist regulations that have barred foreign firms from the country.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Global Lawyer News : July 01, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

July Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2015

Fraud Claims Fall Flat in Lawyers' Messy Divorce Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

A Los Angeles judge found no breach of fiduciary duty and ordered the couple to split more than $15 million in assets.

Alleged Kirkland Conflict Gives Sullivan & Cromwell the Edge

David Bario : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

In the Teva-Mylan takeover fight, a magistrate judge advises that Kirkland's previous work for Mylan should bar it from advising Teva.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Davis Polk Emails Undercut the Government's Defense in AIG Case

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ruling in litigation over the 2008 bailout of American International Group, a judge cites formerly privileged emails from Davis Polk & Wardwell lawyers to bolster his criticism of the federal government's actions.

Fair Housing Ruling Opens Marketing Opportunity for Big Firm

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 26, 2015

"It is now the law of the land," said Arthur Anthony, a partner in Locke Lord's Dallas office, who dispatched an alert prior to the ruling telling clients to pay attention to it, and now plans to assemble another missive explaining the court's decision.

Deal Watch: Cravath Goes Big on Groceries and Unsolicited Bids

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 25, 2015

The Am Law 100 firm took the lead this week for clients such as The Williams Companies, Cigna and Delhaize on a trio of potential deals totaling some $124 billion in value.

Ostrager Switches Role From Litigator to Judge

Julie Triedman : New York Law Journal : June 22, 2015

One of the country's best-known and most experienced commercial litigators, Barry Ostrager, has joined New York's state judiciary and is hearing cases in his area of specialty, commercial law.

Second Circuit Sinks London Whale Derivative Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 16, 2015

While lamenting how much deference it had to give a lower court judge, the court cleared away a derivative shareholder lawsuit against JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and others over massive trading losses.

S&C, Willkie on Tokio Marine's $7.5B U.S. Acquisition

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 11, 2015

The Japanese insurer moves to expand its Stateside footprint by acquiring Houston-based specialty insurance company HCC.

Deal of the Week: $7.5 Billion Insurance Company Acquisition

: Texas Lawyer : June 11, 2015

Tokio Marine Holdings agreed to acquire HCC Insurance Holdings of Houston in deal valued at $7.5 billion.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Snags Work for Teva, Tokio Marine

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

The firm is advising Tokio Marine in its $7.5 billion insurance company buy and has unexpectedly picked up work on Teva's $40 billion bid for Mylan.

'Missing' $20 Million at Issue in Lawyers' Divorce

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 10, 2015

Trial starts Thursday in messy split of two former Big Law attorneys.

Kirkland's Conflict Woes Worsen in Teva Takeover Case

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : June 10, 2015

A judge found that Kirkland & Ellis ignored ethical obligations to snag a role as deal counsel to Teva Pharmaceutical in its $40 billion hostile bid for Mylan. But Kirkland's loss is Sullivan & Cromwell's gain, as Teva announced that S&C will step in to advise the company in the takeover fight.

Kirkland Loses Round in Mylan Conflict Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : June 10, 2015

As Kirkland & Ellis continues to fight claims that it violated conflict of interest rules to advise Teva in a hostile takeover bid for rival Mylan, Teva has opted to move on, hiring Sullivan & Cromwell.

Ostrager Takes Up Gavel As NY Looks to Deepen Commercial Bench

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : June 06, 2015

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Barry Ostrager, freshly retired from the firm at 67, reported to his new chambers at 60 Centre Street in Manhattan this week as New York's newest acting Supreme Court justice.

ALM Announces 2015 Transatlantic Legal Award Winners

: The Am Law Daily : June 05, 2015

At a London event, lawyers and firms are honored for excellence in transatlantic matters involving corporate, finance and litigation work, innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and rising stars under 40.

Texas' Top Deals of 2014

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : June 04, 2015

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2014. Sources include Texas Lawyer, The Am Law Daily, Thomson Reuters and corporate press releases.

June Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

Hogan Lovells Hires on Three Continents, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 30, 2015

Three partners head to Hogan Loveless; Fried Frank raids Kirkland & Ellis in London; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; a Florida firm goes on a hiring spree; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Robert Schumer of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 29, 2015

The veteran dealmaker took the lead for Time Warner Cable on its proposed $55 billion merger with Charter Communications, a deal that comes a month after the former's proposed combination with Comcast Corp. fell apart due to regulatory opposition.