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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 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 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

A Return To Court For Sudan

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 04, 2015

For almost a decade, Sudanese officials largely ignored lawsuits in the United States that accused the country of aiding terrorists who bombed two U.S. embassies in 1998. Billions of dollars in damages were awarded to victims and their families. Sudan last year jumped back in.

A Challenging Year at Cadwalader

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 03, 2015

The sudden exit of its future leader plus disappointing financials put The Am Law 100's oldest firm to the test.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Panel Says Commercial Case Belongs in Korean Court

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 30, 2015

The Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed dismissal of a Commercial Division case Tuesday, holding that the transaction at issue did not have a "substantial nexus" to the state.

Corporate Counsel Say Law Firms Are Becoming More Tech-Savvy

Erin E. Harrison : Law Technology News : April 29, 2015

Inside counsel identify 9 percent more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015, according to a new BTI Consulting report.

DISH Fends Off RICO Suit in Sprawling LightSquared Battle

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : April 29, 2015

Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra scored a win in the latest chapter of a litigation saga involving Charles Ergen of DISH Network and Philip Falcone of Harbinger Capital Partners.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 28, 2015

Three firms have added new partners, while two announce promotions.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Dealmakers of the Year: David Shine of Fried Frank, Matthew Hurd of Sullivan & Cromwell

: The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Shine represented Merck & Co. in its $14.2 billion sale of consumer brands to Germany's Bayer AG, which in turn tapped Hurd for counsel on the giant carve-out.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Chen-Oster v. Goldman Sachs; SmartFlash v. Apple; Carpenter v. Ace Foam; In re Forex Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation

The Am Law 100: Introducing Our New Profits Metric

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Year's Hottest Markets

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.

In Replay of FHFA Appeal, Banks Urge Second Circuit To Topple FDIC Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015

Can Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra succeed where his predecessors failed?

Barclays Can't Escape 'Dark Pool' Securities Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 26, 2015

Barclays' lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell managed to trim but not defeat claims that the bank misled investors about safeguards in its Liquidity Cross dark pool.

McKenna Long Tax Chief Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015

The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Dozens of New York lawyers have landed lead roles on the dissolution of General Electric Co.'s financial unit in a bid by the industrial conglomerate to return $90 billion to shareholders.

Family Ties: S&C Partner Helps Private Equity Exec Buy NBA Team

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

Sullivan & Cromwell's Alison Ressler is advising her brother-in-law Antony Ressler, founder of buyout giant Ares Management, on his $850 million acquisition of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Ressler's familial relations also came up this week in leaked Sony emails.

Hawks Buyers and Sellers Turn to Longtime Lawyers in LA, NYC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

The buyers and sellers of the Atlanta Hawks turned to lawyers in Los Angeles and New York to advise on the transaction.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 22, 2015

Announcements from Reed Smith, White & Case, Debevoise & Plimpton, Nixon Peabody, Winston & Strawn, Sidley Austin and the Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Office.

Boies Schiller Bolsters Corporate Group With O'Melveny Hire

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is rebuilding its small corporate group by hiring O'Melveny & Myers corporate and project finance partner Dev Sen, who joined his now former firm nearly three years ago, prior to the historic collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Dealmaker of the Week: Warren Gorrell of Hogan Lovells

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 17, 2015

Gorrell advised General Electric Co. in the $26.5 billion sale of GE Capital's real estate portfolio to funds managed by Blackstone LP, along with Wells Fargo & Co. and additional buyers.

Sidley Austin Adds Shanghai Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 16, 2015

Wenseng Pan was most recently a counsel at O'Melveny & Myers advising on mergers and acquisitions.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

For Chinese Companies Facing U.S. Class Actions, Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Not necessarily, lawyers say. Alibaba and other Chinese newcomers to U.S. exchanges are far different from the companies, like now-defunct Sino Forest, that came before. Here's why.

Deal Watch: Magic Circle, Am Law Firms Advise on $70 Billion Royal Dutch Shell Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Oil and gas tops off this week's list of billion-dollar deals, with Royal Dutch Shell plc's $70 billion acquisition of BG Group plc. Magic Circle and Am Law firms landed roles on the mega deal, with Slaughter and May, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising Shell, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer working on behalf of BG Group.

Morning Wrap: Tsarnaev Verdict Reaction | Dentons and McKenna Long Tie Up

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 09, 2015

This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country, focused on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Ted Cruz, West Virginia's attorney general and the major merger law firms.

The Take-No-Prisoners Battle Over Allergan

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 07, 2015

In a year filled with hostile bids, the Allergan-Valeant fight had it all: strange alliances, trash talk, lawsuits and plenty of scorched earth.

Ropes, Sullivan & Cromwell Lead MYOB's $636M IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : April 06, 2015

Bain Capital is selling some of its shares in the Australian enterprise software company four years after buying it from Archer Capital for $1.3 billion.