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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 792
  • Gross Revenues: $1,314,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,660,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,870,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

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 $1,314,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 15th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Sullivan & Cromwell ranked as the 18th 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 15 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 15 -2 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

Five Firms Plant Themselves on Bayer's Mega Monsanto Bid

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Eight months after Monsanto Co. abandoned its $45 billion saga to acquire Switzerland's Syngenta AG, the agribusiness giant is the recipient of a $62 billion takeover bid by Germany's Bayer AG.

With Internal Investigations, Firms Walk a Tightrope

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Sullivan & Cromwell and Dechert struggle to balance client and regulator.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.

The Lawyers Behind the 0.1 Percent

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Inside the clubby world of the trusts and estates bar, which is making a resurgence at some firms.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Capital Market, Corporate Practices Dip in Early 2016

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

The first quarter of 2016 delivered a shock to firms focused on corporate and capital markets who saw a freeze in deals. Looking ahead, several law firm leaders say the uncertainty prompted by global events and the presidential election could impact legal spend for the rest of the year.

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 05, 2016

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

Robert Giuffra Sr., Admiralty, Insurance, Products Liability Practitioner, Dies

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Robert Giuffra Sr., an attorney who practiced for almost 60 years, died on Saturday. "My father was someone who really loved the law, but who really loved his family," Robert Giuffra Jr., a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, said, adding that his father often brought him to court when he was a child. Giuffra Jr. and two of his siblings went on to become attorneys.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Among other honors and appointments, Fund for Modern Courts has elected new directors, Robert Giuffra was elected board chairman of the American Swiss Foundation and Sarah Baird and Stavros Karageorgiou of Farrell Fritz were recognized for their pro bono service at the second annual Access to Justice event hosted by the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and The Safe Center LI.

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

In Presidential Legal Fee Race, Trump Beats Hillary

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The five remaining U.S. presidential candidates all have a need for outside counsel on the campaign trail, and not surprisingly it's the two frontrunners that have accrued the most in legal expenses.

Denial of Motion to Intervene Upheld in TransPerfect Case

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

The mother of TransPerfect Global co-founder and CEO Philip Shawe will not be allowed to assert derivative claims against the company's other founder, Elizabeth Elting, in the latest development to a protracted legal battle over the future of the language services and technology solutions company.

News & Gossip: Slaughter & May, DLA, S&C + More

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 26, 2016

A quick and dirty take on the news.

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Making Lawyers Look Good Online

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Targeting a new generation of clients, website designs aim to make attorneys seem more likable.

The Am Law 100: A Mixed Outlook

Kim Kleman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

From the editor: Key metrics are up at Am Law 100 firms, but growth has slowed.

Sullivan & Cromwell on Alibaba's $1B Southeast Asian Venture

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Chinese ecommerce company is buying a controlling stake in Singapore-based online retailer Lazada in its largest overseas investment.

Justices Signal Tolerance for Different Standards of Patent Review

Scott Graham : The Recorder : April 25, 2016

Though it differs from district court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor sounded comfortable with the standard for claim construction used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council; Sanofi SA Securities Class Action; Suture Express v. Cardinal Health; In re DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

VW Judge Asks for Secrecy in Settlement Talks

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 21, 2016

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer implored lawyers on Thursday not to float figures before the deal is done.

VW Reaches Deal in Diesel Emissions Case

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 21, 2016

In a settlement announced Thursday, the German car maker has agreed to buy back approximately 480,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. or pay for their repair.

Skadden Shines on SunEdison's Bankruptcy Outage

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

The firm is advising solar energy giant SunEdison Inc. on its Chapter 11 filing in New York, the largest by any U.S. company so far this year.