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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 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 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

Weil Helps AIG Make Peace With Icahn, Paulson

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 12, 2016

The firm helped longtime client American International Group Inc. reach an agreement with activist investors Carl Icahn and John Paulson, who have been pushing for a three-way split of the storied insurance giant.

Deal Watch: Mylan Moves on to Meda With Cravath in Tow

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

A new year brings another new deal for the pharmaceutical giant and its outside lawyers from three firms.

Skadden to Close Sydney Office Amid Australia Jitters

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : February 11, 2016

U.S.-based firms may be in for some turbulence, but many say that there's still good money to be made Down Under.

Coin Toss Decides Which Advocate Will Argue Key Patent Case

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : February 10, 2016

When Carter Phillips and Seth Waxman, two titans of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, both want to argue the same side of a case, what are you going to do? You do what the National Football League does every game: flip a coin.

New Leader Takes Helm of Civil Rights Firm

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : February 09, 2016

"Given the growing threats to social, racial and economic justice in Texas, TCRP must step boldly into this next chapter," said Mimi Marziani, the new executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project.

The Lawyer-Turned-Therapist

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 04, 2016

The office cry. It's as routine an occurrence in law as after-work drinks. And it's something that lawyer-turned-therapist Will Meyerhofer can empathize with when he meets his clients, a niche of anxious and depressed corporate lawyers.

Bank to Appeal Release of Compliance Report

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : February 04, 2016

HSBC Bank plans to fight a judge's order to publicly file a redacted compliance monitor's report in a deferred prosecution case, according to court filings.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

What to Do with Your Bonus, Part Two

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Via a new group, the Associates Committee, young lawyers pool donations to support legal nonprofits.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

No More Water Bottles! Law Firms Try to Shrink Their Carbon Footprints

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

With the world's nations pledging to slow global warming, firms look for ways to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Law Firms Still Optimistic as Chinese Stock Markets Swoon

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Even as the Chinese stock market bubble bursts, lawyers report that they're keeping busy with M&A, tech deals, and restructuring work. Don't count out Hong Kong IPOs, either.

Sullivan & Cromwell Takes Rare Debtor Assignment for Primorsk

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

The firm made an exception to its practice of shunning debtor's-side Chapter 11 work—and to billing by the hour.

Gleeson Orders HSBC Compliance Monitor's Report Unsealed

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Eastern District Judge John Gleeson on Thursday said a report filed in connection with a deferred prosecution case against HSBC Bank was "a judicial record, and that the public has a First Amendment right" to see it.

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

Deal Watch: Am Law 100, Irish Firms Team for Industrial Inversion

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

Wachtell, Simpson Thacher, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb are advising on a $20 billion corporate tax inversion deal between Johnson Controls and Tyco International; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest round of billion-dollar deals.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

The Asian Lawyer : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2016

For our third annual Asia Legal Awards, we have selected a short list of 27 categories of deals and matters from the region's leading firms and practitioners. Winners will be announced on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

Deal Watch: Rough Times in the Oil Patch

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Unrest in the oil and gas industry and more microchip merger madness have yielded roles for several Am Law 100 firms in The Am Law Daily's look at the latest round of billion-dollar transactions.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

VW Judge Names 22 Lawyers to Class Action 'Dream Team'

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 21, 2016

Judge Charles Breyer selected Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein as lead counsel.

Greenberg Traurig Goes Beyond Rudy, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2016

Besides allying with Rudy Giuliani in an election year, Greenberg Traurig has hired several other notable partners this month; Orrick opens in Houston; Paul Weiss litigators start their own boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Which Big Firms Are Supporting Ted Cruz?

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 19, 2016

The Tea Party darling has friends in Big Law—even in New York City.

Patent Bar Anxious for High Court Review of PTAB Ground Rules

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 19, 2016

After the Supreme Court's decision last week to rule on fundamental questions about the proceedings, lawyers like Finnegan's Erika Arner say "the sooner, the better."

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Associate Group Supports Legal Nonprofits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

A third-year associate at Skadden is taking an ambitious and novel approach to get associates to support legal aid groups and nonprofits that bring impact litigation.

Litigators of the Week: Richard Pepperman II of Sullivan & Cromwell and Covington's Robert Wick

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2016

Facing a skeptical judge, the pair scored a welcome defense victory for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in a closely watched antitrust case over zinc prices.

Kaye Honored as Trailblazer, Innovator, Friend

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2016

Of the many titles held by Judith Kaye over her long career, one of her favorites came in a letter from a prisoner who began with the salutation, "Dear Mother of Justice."

In Art Industry Deal, Ex-Wachtell Partner Chinn Lands at Sotheby's

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2016

In acquiring Art Agency, Partners, Sotheby's has also gained a new executive in former investment banker and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz partner Adam Chinn.

Chinese Buyer of Legendary Taps Irell for $3.5B Deal

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 12, 2016

Joshua Grode represented Dalian Wanda in buying the studio behind Jurassic World and the Batman trilogy.

Judith Kaye, Pathbreaking Chief Judge, Dies at 77

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

Judith Kaye, the first woman to become a judge on New York's Court of Appeals and the longest-tenured chief judge in state history, died at her home in Manhattan early Thursday.