Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review

http://www.srz.com 
Main Office:
919 3rd Avenue, | New York City | NY | 10022
Phone: 212-756-2000  | Fax: 212-593-5955 
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Year of establishment 1969 Number of Partners 41
Number of offices 3 Partner:associate ratio 0.30
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 37.40
Number of attorneys 238 Percentage of minority attorneys 16.10
Number of associates 138 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.20
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
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Overview

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP is a multidisciplinary firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services sector, SRZ regularly advises clients on investment management, corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on securities regulatory compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The combined legal expertise and business acumen of our practice groups provide a diverse client base with top-notch representation and service. We strive to build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by placing a premium on client service. To address every aspect of a client’s business, it is not unusual for attorneys from multiple practice groups to be brought in on a matter. Our client roster includes a large and impressive array of institutional, entrepreneurial and individual clients, including public and private companies, investment banks, hedge and private equity funds, domestic money centers and foreign commercial banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, private investment partnerships, venture capitalists and pension funds. Our handling of widely recognized deals, including the sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group and the acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care System — all extremely complex matters involving multitudes of lawyers working across practice areas — speak to our wide-ranging capabilities, from domestic and cross-border acquisitions to high-stakes litigations, multilayered financings, high-profile real estate deals, debt restructurings, and estate and trust administration, to name a few of the matters for which clients seek our services.


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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 01, 2017

This is probably a good firm for most candidates. However, don't be surprised if you are asked to go above and beyond what you are used to, for the good of the firm. You will be under pressure to produce results and not everyone likes that.


Pros : The best part of this firm is the prestige it enjoys among its clients and among the public. People have a positive view of this firm and that will only help your own personal reputation as you look to grow and become a better lawyer at this firm.
Cons : You may encounter problems with work-life balance here, as with many other similarly positioned firms. The management will want a full work week out of you, so expect nothing less than 50-60 hours a week at a minimum. You will be under pressure to show profits and billable hours.

Notable cases

  • Successfully represented the CEO of a leading market-maker in an SEC injunctive action in federal court alleging fraud in connection with overcharging institutional customers in the purchase and sale of NASDAQ securities.
  • Schulte successfully defended the former co-head of a major investment bank's sub-prime group in connection with parallel investigations by the SEC and New York attorney general.
  • SRZ successfully defended one of the nation's largest broker-dealers in an SEC investigation into certain brokers' alleged misuse of the squawk box to trade ahead of institutional block trades. The SEC took no action against our client but fined another broker-dealer $7 million.
  • The firm defended hedge fund clients in SEC investigations involving alleged insider trading, market manipulation, PIPEs transactions, disclosure issues and accounting and valuation issues.
  • It successfully defended leading financial institutions in numerous investigations concerning FCPA, AML and OFAC.
  • Big Four and regional accounting firms and audit partners in numerous SEC investigations concerning a wide variety of accounting issues were successfully defended by SRZ.
  • SRZ obtained a complete exoneration of the former CFO of a major international media company in the largest federal securities class action ever to proceed to jury verdict, in a case arising from federal grand jury and SEC investigations.
  • Schulte Roth represented Golden Books Family Entertainment, North America's top children's book publisher, in its acquisition of Broadway Video Entertainment, as well as the sale of its Golden Books common stock to Hallmark Cards.
  • Schulte represented NBC in its challenge of Time Warner's decision to carry the NBC cable station MSNBC.
  • In a prominent criminal case, the firm successfully represented George Maloney, the chairman of C.R. Bard Inc., who was charged with conspiracy to defraud the Food and Drug Administration. Maloney was acquitted after an eight-week trial in 1995.

Awards and recognitions

SRZ received The Hedge Fund Journal's "Leading US Law Firm in London" award.

HFM Week named it the "Best Onshore Law Firm" at its 2010 European Hedge Fund Service Awards ceremony.
SRZ was ranked as the "Top Legal Service Provider for Hedge Funds" in 2010.
Chambers USA, 2010 edition, recognized SRZ in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York), Capital Markets (Structured Products, National), Corporate/M&A (Highly Regarded, New York), Investment Funds (Hedge Funds, National), Real Estate (Mainly Corporate & Finance, New York) and Securities (Regulation, National). Chambers UK, 2010 edition, recognized SRZ in Investment Funds (Hedge Funds).
The Legal 500 UK, 2010 edition, recognized SRZ in Finance (Investment Funds).
SRZ was ranked as the top legal service provider for hedge funds.
SRZ's London Office won the 2011 award for Leading US Law Firm in London at the 2011 Hedge Fund Journal Awards.
SRZ was named the number one Most Active Investor Legal Counsel in the U.S. PIPEs Market during 2010 by Private Raise and Placement Tracker, providers of research, data and analytics covering private investments in public equity.
SRZ's Summer Associate Program was ranked among the best in the nation by The American Lawyer.
SRZ represented Cerberus Capital Management LP in its sale of Chrysler Financial to TD Bank Group.
SRZ represented Cerberus Capital Management LP in its acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care, the largest community-based health care system in New England and the 10th largest employer in Massachusetts.
SRZ ranked No. 1 in New York and No. 5 in the U.S. for the American Lawyer 2010 midlevel associate job satisfaction survey.

Diversity

SRZ is dedicated to creating an environment that helps the firm attract and retain a diverse pool of talented attorneys, promotes a supportive work environment and raises firm awareness of important diversity issues. To ensure a balanced life for its lawyers, the firm respects and accommodates a wide range of beliefs, life goals, religious observances and dietary needs.

The firm is a signatory to the New York City Bar Association's Statement of Goals for Increasing Minority Representation and Retention. As part of its commitment, the firm has increased its efforts to hire minority lawyers by interviewing at broader range of law schools and regional BLSA job fairs. Its Diversity Committee organizes special outreach efforts to encourage minority law students and attorneys to work for the success of its diversity initiatives.

The firm has taken on a number of initiatives to support its commitment to diversity:

The Diversity Committee at SRZ ensures that the firm's diversity initiatives continue to be successful and that it is proactive with respect to its diversity commitment goals.

Summer associate program

SRZ summer associate program helps associates make intellectual and professional development. The summer program is designed to provide them with a realistic sense of practicing law. Throughout the summer, attorneys involve summer associates as much as possible in their matters and consider them part of the team.

Training includes writing seminars, a corporate negotiation workshop, a trial advocacy program, and a pro bono week. Its social events acclimatize them to the firm's environs and the life in New York City.

As an accredited provider of continuing legal education in New York, the firm offered 146 CLE programs last year. In 2010, Schulte Roth & Zabel had a class of 31 summer associates. Twenty of those summer associates were considered for offers and 20 offers were made.

Nationally-recognized experts teach workshops on topics ranging from general skills like contract drafting, brief writing, negotiation and deposition skills, to business topics, and to leadership and business development. In addition, each department offers its own seminars to give the junior lawyers more specialized expertise and keep all lawyers abreast of the latest developments in practice areas.

Associates are directly involved in all aspects of a project, including the client's views and goals, so that they can mature quickly.

Attorneys are encouraged to attend outside seminars sponsored by bar associations and private continuing legal education providers. The firm pays all costs incurred to attend approved continuing legal education programs.

Mentoring is an integral part of the training process at SRZ. The firm understands that effective mentoring is essential for the development and satisfaction of associates, and that mentoring is needed at every stage of an associate's career. It believes that mentoring should cover a variety of issues, ranging from the sharing of a knowledge base and practice tips to advice regarding an associate's long-term career plans; there is a formal mentoring program that pairs junior associates with more senior associate mentors and allows mid-level and senior associates to select partner mentors.

Working for the Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

You will get guidance on all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance with federal, state and local statutes and employment contracts, noncompetition arrangements and separate agreements.

In the area of compensation and benefits, you will get experience in litigation as SRZ gives technical advice to employers in the private, public and non-profit sectors, as well as to trustees and administrators of pension and other employee benefit plans. You will be exposed to drafting executive compensation agreements and gain invaluable experience in transactional practice. You have an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of financial services industry. You will be guided by eminent lawyers in the nation. SRZ is second to none in education law matters as well.

Thus attorney aspirants get hands-on experience in all legal matters and will be able to handle early substantive responsibility and client contact.

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