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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 437
  • Gross Revenues: $481,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,100,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,610,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has 437 attorneys and is the 101st largest firm in the United States. With $481,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 64th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2012 Global 100 survey, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft ranked as the 78th highest grossing law firm in the world. They have offices in New York, London, North Carolina, Washington DC, Texas, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Brussels.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 64 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 64 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 101 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 134 -14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 113 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 102 21 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 95 -2 Summer programs

In the News

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

Survey: New Firm Leaders Differ from Their Predecessors

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Incoming leaders are older than their predecessors and less interested in managing full time.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Reynolds American/Lorillard; General Electric/Alstom; Salix/Cosmo Technologies; Nook Spinoff

The Careerist: Gossip and News

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : August 22, 2014

All the gossip and shallow news fit for August.

The Churn: Simpson Thacher Raids Weil in London, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Weil, Gotshal & Manges debt capital markets partner Gil Strauss has decamped for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in London; Bank of America adds an Akin Gump partner; a Debevoise & Plimpton partner joins the U.S. State Department; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

Litigation Funding Still a Frontier 30 Years Later

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Litigation funding is a seemingly growing business. It's also one that, since its emergence in the 1990s, has been controversial and remains largely unregulated.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 01, 2014

Five firms announce new additions, including Jason Halper joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as co-head of its financial institution litigation practice.

'Troice' Has Important Risk Management Implications

Thao Do and James Walker : New York Law Journal : July 31, 2014

Thao Do and James Walker, partners at Richards Kibbe & Orbe, discuss (i) the implications of 'Troice' for third-party advisors with respect to aiding and abetting claims in class actions and (ii) how law firms can limit increased exposure to third-party liability.

The Churn: A Dechert Partner Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 22, 2014

A high-powered litigator leaves Dechert, more departures from Bingham McCutchen and a rare outside hire by Wachtell Lipton in our latest look at lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

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

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : July 18, 2014

The Managing Attorneys and Clerks Association Inc. has elected Maura McLoughlin as the association's next president; JAMS neutral Ariel Belen has received the 2014 Kobak Award; the Westchester Women's Bar Association has installed as its 22nd president Lucia Chiocchio, and other news.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Long-Running Disk Drive Patent Fight Winds Down

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : July 14, 2014

After 14 years of litigation, a billion-dollar patent and trade secrets case against Seagate Technology and Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard) may finally be over.

A Poorly Drafted Agreement Without a Termination Letter

Sue C. Jacobs : New York Law Journal : July 14, 2014

In her Professional Liability Insurance column for the New York Law Journal, Sue C. Jacobs discusses a legal malpractice action alleging that Cadwalader failed to properly draft an agreement and side letter and as a result, its client had to pay its investment advisor $10 million instead of $2 million in a dispute over fees earned in an acquisition.

A Poorly Drafted Agreement Without a Termination Letter

Sue C. Jacobs : New York Law Journal : July 11, 2014

In her Professional Liability Insurance column, Sue C. Jacobs discusses a legal malpractice action alleging that Cadwalader failed to properly draft an agreement and side letter and as a result, its client had to pay its investment advisor $10 million instead of $2 million in a dispute over fees earned in an acquisition.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : July 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Cadwalader Takes Corporate Inversions to Another Level

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 09, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft may have found a way to help more U.S. companies use corporate inversions to lower their tax bills. Salix Pharmaceuticals has retained the firm, as well as Covington & Burling and leading Irish shop A&L Goodbody, for its $2.7 billion acquisition of patents to gastrointestinal drugs owned by an Irish unit of Italy's Cosmo Pharmaceuticals.

A Sure Bet

Jeanne Graham : Texas Lawyer : July 07, 2014

A lucky break turned into a great career move for Todd McTavish, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of Multimedia Games Inc.

Dentons Hires Finance Partner in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : July 03, 2014

Jeffrey Chen was formerly a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

July 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2014

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : June 30, 2014

Eight firms have added partners, while six others have added counsel.

The Churn: Bingham, Squire Make New Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 24, 2014

Two Am Law 100 firms that have dealt with a high degree of lateral volatility in recent months—Bingham McCutchen and the newly formed Squire Patton Boggs—made hires this week, but also saw some partners leave. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and others from around The Am Law 200.

Panel Affirms Ex-Client's Award Against Cadwalader

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : June 23, 2014

A unanimous First Department panel affirmed a $17 million award Thursday in favor of a former Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft client that sued the firm for malpractice.

Panel Affirms Ex-Client's Award Against Cadwalader

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : June 20, 2014

A unanimous First Department panel affirmed a $17 million award Thursday in favor of a former Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft client that sued the firm for malpractice.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : June 18, 2014

RXR Realty has closed on the deal to acquire 61 Broadway for $330 million, after being in contract for about two months. Also, Delshah Capital has purchased an office building at 221 W. 17th St. for $26.4 million.