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- 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.
In the News
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 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.
Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014
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.
: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014
A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 05, 2014
The Delaware Court of Chancery has blocked Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s bid to recoup a $112 million breakup fee related to its failed $2.5 billion merger with Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2014
New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands tapped Cooley for counsel on its sale of its interest in the Armand de Brignac Champagne brand to a new company led by hip-hop icon Shawn "Jay Z" Carter.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : November 04, 2014
Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields advise the Hong Kong conglomerate with Allen & Overy acting for the banks.
Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014
The federal government has 90 days to implement court-ordered procedures that for the first time would screen undocumented immigrant detainees for mental competency.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 03, 2014
Monday was a three-deal day for the corporate lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Sullivan & Cromwell, as the two leading Am Law 100 firms each advised clients on a trio of notable transactions. Covington & Burling, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Kirkland, Davis Polk and Wachtell also had key roles on five separate deals.
: Corporate Counsel : November 01, 2014
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 30, 2014
In , Clark and Nelles scored a huge win not just for their client, but for every big bank that does business in New York.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014
As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.
Aric Press : The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Amid generally flat revenue but rising partner profits, four fundamental changes are roiling the legal marketplace. Is your firm prepared?
: The American Lawyer : October 29, 2014
Burger King-Tim Hortons, Electrolux-G.E. Appliance Division, Roche-InterMune, Norwegian Cruise Lines-Prestige Cruises
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 24, 2014
A New York bank may not be compelled to garnish the funds of a debtor that are being held in accounts of the bank's own foreign branches, a divided Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Tony Mauro : The American Lawyer : October 24, 2014
An elite group of firms now argues a larger proportion of the court's shrinking caseload.
Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 23, 2014
In a decision with major implications for New York and its resident global financial institutions, the state's highest court ruled Thursday that banks with New York branches needn't turn over customers' overseas assets to claimants attempting to enforce U.S. court judgments.
Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 23, 2014
*Three firms on Medibank Private Ltd.'s $4.8 billion Australian IPO*Hong Kong firm Deacons advises Chinese state-run Bohai Steel Group Co. on bond sale*Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Energy Development Corp. on financing for Philippines' largest wind farm
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : October 20, 2014
The firm's growing privacy practice has more than 40 lawyers.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014
Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 17, 2014
The highlights the state's up-and-coming attorneys in the Associates Class of 2014.
Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : October 17, 2014
A multijurisdictional slugfest between the cofounders of the world's third-largest translation company is heating up after Sullivan & Cromwell sought sanctions against one of the founders and her lawyers at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.