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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

  • Designation: Boston
  • Head Count: 146
  • Gross Revenues: $105,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $720,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $845,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 274 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 131 -20 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 218 12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 58 -22 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 96 -28 Summer programs

In the News

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

DLA Piper, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Sullivan & Worcester and Schulte Roth & Zabel have each added an attorney.

Overseas Trademark Troubles for 'Glee' and Pinterest

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 29, 2014

U.S. trademark owners might need to reconsider their international IP strategies.


: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Boston's the Brightest Spot in New England

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

Sands Casino Plays Texas Hold'em in Protecting Online Trademark

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 17, 2014

The Las Vegas-based Sands Corp. is making a bet the U.S. District Court in Nevada will side with them over claims of trademark infringement.

Judge Denies Madoff Trustee Recovery of Foreign Transfers

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Dealing a win to foreign banks and investment service providers, Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff held that the recovery provision of the Bankruptcy Code is subject to the same limits on the extraterritorial reach of U.S. laws that apply to securities transactions under 'Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd.'

Madoff Trustee Barred from Seeking Foreign Bank Funds

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

While most people were enjoying the tail end of a long holiday weekend, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff was busy Sunday delivering a key victory to foreign banks targeted by Irving Picard, the liquidation trustee for Bernie Madoff's defunct investment firm.

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Future of Legal Education Debated at Pace

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Leaders from the New York state bench, bar and legal academy gathered at Pace Law School on Thursday for the latest in a series of national and statewide conversations about how the legal community should respond to changing times for the nation's law schools.

Immigrant Justice Corps Recruits Its Inaugural Class

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

More than two dozen recent law school graduates have been selected as the pioneer class in a unique program to provide immigrants with much-needed legal assistance.

Down, But Not Defeated

James R. Silkenat : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

High court's ruling on affirmative action is a blow to diversity initiatives, but opportunities remain.

Alliance Honors

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

The Lawyers Alliance for New York celebrated the 45th anniversary of its Business and Law Leadership Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on Wednesday.

Marietta Associate is Chosen to Serve on ABA Panel on Financing of Legal Education

Meredith hobbs : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Marietta lawyer Erika Robinson has been chosen for a new task force on the financing of legal education, formed by the American Bar Association to address the skyrocketing cost of law school when jobs for new lawyers are in short supply.

In-House Counsel Profile: Cantel Medical Corp.'s Eric Nodiff

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Contracts (distribution agreements, supply agreements, service agreements) make up 65 percent of the legal work, general counsel Eric Nodiff said, with mergers and acquisitions accounting for 15 percent and employment, securities filings, intellectual property, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and litigation comprising the rest.

In-House Counsel Profile: Oliver Herzfeld of The Beanstalk Group LLC

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Herzfeld arrives at the office around 9 a.m. and leaves by 7:30 p.m. unless business keeps him later. "Every day is interesting and different," he said.

Companies Bury Information in Plain Sight

Howard E. Berkenblit : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

As it reviews reporting requirements, SEC would do well to consider what investors really need to know.

INADMISSIBLE: Appellate Judges Feud Over Sentencing

: The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Federal appellate judges often refer to their colleagues as "friends" — especially when there's disagreement on a panel. Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit used that word last week in — you got it — a sharply divided 2-1 ruling. Plus more in this week's column.

Tax Proposal Harms Law Firms, ABA President Says

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 08, 2014

American Bar Association President James Silkenat wants to convince members of Congress this week that the leading tax reform proposals on Capitol Hill would harm not only law firms and lawyers but also the businesses and other clients who hire them.