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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

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.

Another Big Deal in Frenzied Pharma Sector

David Ruiz : The Recorder : July 27, 2015

Latham's Charles Ruck, who advised Allergan on the sale of its generics business for $40.5 billion, has been busy.

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

Dealmakers of the Week: Wm. Randolph Smith of Crowell & Moring and Richard Rosen of Arnold & Porter

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Following the completion Friday of AT&T's $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Am Law Daily caught up with AT&T's go-to antitrust lawyers.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Firms Circle Pair of $48 Billion Deals

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

Anthem's $48 billion takeover bid for Cigna and AT&T's successful $48 billion acquisition of DirecTV provided work for dozens of lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

The American Lawyer Names 2015 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 23, 2015

The contest attracted 225 strong entries across 30 categories, and honors firms and legal departments involved in the globe's most distinguished deals, disputes and social initiatives.

Law Firm Combinations Will Continue, But There's a Ceiling, Consultants Say

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 21, 2015

Law firms are merging at the highest rate since the Great Recession, but consultants say there are checks within the legal industry that will prevent consolidation on the scale of other professional service industries.

After Failing to Boot Plaintiffs Firm, JPMorgan Inks $388M MBS Settlement

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2015

For the Robbins Geller lawyers, who could earn close to $100 million in fees for their work, a $388 million settlement with JPMorgan must be all the sweeter since they first had to defeat efforts to disqualify them from spearheading the case.

Cohen Discusses Regulatory Risks for Bank Clients

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 16, 2015

H. Rodgin Cohen, senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell, spoke Wednesday about the challenges facing the banking industry and how lawyers should respond.

After 20 Years In-House, Willkie Scion Joins Steptoe

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2015

Steptoe & Johnson has snagged two new hires for its New York office, including a veteran in-house lawyer and grandson of a former Republican presidential candidate.

Greenberg Traurig Partner Throws a Fit

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 09, 2015

News and gossip about the private lives of Am Law partners.

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.