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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

Litigator of the Week: Joseph Neuhaus of Sullivan & Cromwell

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : September 03, 2015

Thanks to Neuhaus, after nine years of litigation Argentina's central bank is off the hook from having to cover more than $2 billion in defaulted Argentinian bond debt.

A Slow Passing of the Baton

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

In a time of continuing turmoil, Chase moves up two of its lawyers; and other Moves.

September Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2015

K&L Gates Grows Despite Losses, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2015

K&L Gates offsets a series of partner departures with hires in Dallas and Asia; Ashurst brings back a private equity pro from Skadden; Boies Schiller bags one from Cravath; a McKenna Long founder decamps; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Suit Against Goldman Clears Pleading Threshold, Panel Says

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : August 21, 2015

The First Department cleared the way Tuesday for a $120 million suit charging Goldman Sachs and hedge fund giant Paulson & Co. with fraud in connection with the 2008 mortgage meltdown.

Leslie Takes Center Stage as New Dean of Cardozo

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : August 20, 2015

Melanie Leslie, the new dean of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, didn't move to New York City more than 30 years ago to become a lawyer—unless she was playing one on TV. But after several years of trying to make it in show business, Leslie realized she wanted devote her time to something that was more intellectually stimulating.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: 'Female Viagra' Spawns More Skadden, S&C Deal Work

Jennifer Henderson and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2015

Sprout Pharmaceuticals didn't have to wait long for a big-name buyer to spring big bucks for the nascent drug developer. Sullivan & Cromwell took the lead for the company, founded in 2011, on its $1 billion sale this week to longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

In Rare Move, Bouchard Forces Sale in Business 'Divorce'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 19, 2015

After Elizabeth Elting and Philip R. Shawe were college roommates in business school, their brief engagement to be married swiftly came to an end. But they went on to found a global leader in supporting litigation, in translation services and in localizing websites.

Cybersecurity Data Sharing Is Now Available to Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.

Is Big Law Kinder Than Amazon?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 19, 2015

Big Law professes to care about work/life balance, but is it really that different from the dog-eat-dog world of Amazon?

Marketplace: Vornado Signs Lease on West Chelsea Office Space

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : August 19, 2015

Vornado Realty Trust has signed a 99-year ground lease at 260 11th Ave., the Otis Elevator Building. The lease also includes an option to purchase the land for $110 million.

Heightened Risk of Cyberattacks Puts Pressure on Law Firms to Bolster Defenses

Erin E. Harrison : Legaltech News : August 14, 2015

Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.

HSF on Commonwealth Bank of Australia's $3.7B Rights Issue

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 13, 2015

Australia's second largest lender is boosting its capital reserves in response to newly tightened regulations.

PSU Administrators Ask Superior Court to Toss Charges

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 12, 2015

Attorneys representing three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up the acts of convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky argued Tuesday the prosecution should be dismissed because they were not properly represented by counsel during grand jury investigations.

Confidentiality: Keeping Secret Non-Privileged Information

Joel Cohen : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2015

In his Ethics and Criminal Practice column, Joel Cohen writes that every practicing attorney knows that any confidence learned from the client in the confessional of his representation must remain confidential. But what of information that came to the attorney independently, although in the context of the representation. Is it protected?

City Banking Law Violates Constitution, Judge Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2015

A New York City law seeking to force banks to increase service to underserved people and small businesses is pre-empted by federal and state banking law, Southern District Judge Katherine Polk Failla has ruled.

Simpson Thacher Leads Alibaba's New $4.6B Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 10, 2015

The Chinese ecommerce giant has turned again to its U.S. law firm of choice for an investment in bricks-and-mortar electronics retailer Suning.

Big Deals: Pharma Company Buys Generics Business for $40.5B

Jasmine Grays : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2015

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC's generic pharmaceuticals business for $40.5 billion, in what Israeli analysts called the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.

Attorneys Debate Merits of City Banking Disclosure Law

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 06, 2015

An attorney for banks handling billions of New York City's municipal deposits told a Southern District judge Wednesday that federal and state banking laws should overrule a city law asking the banks for specifics on their community lending and investment practices.

Litigator of the Week: Michael Sommer of Wilson Sonsini

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : August 06, 2015

In the Teva-Mylan M&A fight, a preliminary litigation win helped keep a hostile bidder at bay.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 06, 2015

Helmer, Conley and Kasselman welcomes Karen Hanzawa. Plus more in this week's column.

In Promontory and PwC Cases, Sullivan & Cromwell Pushed to Tone Down Reports

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : August 06, 2015

Another major regulatory consulting firm is in hot water after allegedly caving in to pressure from Sullivan & Cromwell to go soft on a bank accused of illegal money laundering activity.

Mylan, Kirkland Ready to End M&A Conflicts Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : August 04, 2015

After dodging a $40 billion hostile takeover bid by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and forcing Teva to dump its former transactional lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis, it looks like Mylan NV is finally satisfied.

Harvard Educated, Now Incarcerated

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : August 03, 2015

Suspected in a bizarre kidnapping case, a bright young lawyer took a dark turn.

Dealmaker of the Week: Joseph Frumkin of Sullivan & Cromwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2015

The managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A group stepped in for Kirkland & Ellis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries' hostile bid for Mylan and subsequently picked up work on the Israeli drugmaker's $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business.

Deal Watch: Teva's Generics Buy Headlines Banner M&A Week

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2015

A bevy of transactions in the pharmaceutical industry and industrial sector in Europe helped make the past week a big one for M&A, with more than a dozen billion-dollar deals being announced.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 30, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Two Suits Entwine Teva-Allergan-Mylan Pharma M&A Nexus

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 29, 2015

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical announced its $40.5 billion buy of Allergan's generics business this week, a move that saw the acquirer drop its hostile bid for Mylan NV, which it had pursued since April. While that cooled off a heated takeover battle, Mylan remains embroiled in a pair of suits, including a putative shareholder class action and another case against Teva's ex-corporate lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis.