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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 144
  • Gross Revenues: $101,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $700,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $805,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

Led by partners Joel Carpenter and William Curry, Sullivan & Worcester specializes in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, tax, real estate, bankruptcy and environmental law, with notable experience in REITs and mutual fund law. The 144-lawyer firm recently won dismissal of a major Bernie Madoff-related claim for a European bank.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 193 5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 271 -271 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 115 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 230 -230 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 58 -22 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 96 -28 Summer programs

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Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

"If I was asked four or five years ago whether legal education was going to be such a critically important topic for the legal profession, I would have come up with the wrong answer," ABA president James Silkenat said at a panel discussion at the NYSBA annual meeting. "But now [it] is of real and immediate importance."

Bar Targets Lowering Costs, Sameness of Law Schools

Ross Todd : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

The ABA's Task Force on the Future of Legal Education has released its final report, concluding that U.S. law schools are too pricey and too much alike. Those findings will surprise no one who saw the nearly identical draft report released in September, but the recommendations' rollout is a change.

Education Is Focus of Bar Association's 2014 Meeting

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

How to nurture better educated lawyers able to cope with the rapid-fire changes in their profession is among the emphases of the New York State Bar Association annual meeting in Manhattan.

Recusal Motion in Rare Massachusetts Death Case

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A Boston federal judge is weighing whether to convene a second sentencing hearing in a rare Massachusetts capital case—and whether his friendship with a prosecutor’s father-in-law requires his recusal.

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Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Goodwin Procter said Tuesday it will neither cosponsor nor host a forum aimed at promoting investment in Russia that was to be held in the firm's New York office on Nov. 18. The move follows ABA president James Silkenat's decision to withdraw as the event's keynote speaker as opposition grows to Russia's recently enacted anti-gay legislation.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

VOIR DIRE: Prize Meeting

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2013

The website for the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting mentions earning CLE/CPD credits and more than 30 hours of networking events. But it didn't mention the Thomson Reuters prize wheel. Plus more in this week's column.

Continental Breakfast: ABA President James Silkenat

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2013

American Lawyer chief European correspondent Chris Johnson meets regularly with senior figures in the legal world at their favorite breakfast joints to chew over the industry's tastiest talking points. Johnson's guest this week is the newly elected president of the American Bar Association, James Silkenat. On the menu: how to fix the "broken" U.S. legal system and improve access to justice.