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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 448
  • Gross Revenues: $463,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,035,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,060,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

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 70 -5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 70 -5 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

Cadwalader Sees a Second Down Year

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 01, 2016

Key metrics fell again, but the firm says it is positioned for future growth.

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

The 2016 Am Law 100: Growth Slows for Big Law

: The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The American Lawyer's annual report on the nation's 100 top-grossing law firms. Full financial results, in-depth analysis, firm profiles, and more.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Dykema Defectors Form New Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A four-lawyer team leaves Dykema Gossett to start their own shop; Norton Rose Fulbright nabs a dealmaker who nearly died in an African plane crash; a Seyfarth Shaw practice leader joins a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from The Am Law 200.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

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

Bankruptcy Still Looms Large in Atlantic City Crisis

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 15, 2016

As Atlantic City stares down the barrel of fiscal insolvency, state leaders maintain that bankruptcy is to be avoided at all costs. But as consensus over a takeover plan appears uncertain, the question arises: Is a Chapter 9 filing as unlikely as the rhetoric implies?

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 13, 2016

Six firms announce new additions, including Loeb & Loeb, where Philippe Manteau will serve as chair of the Western Europe corporate practice.

The Am Law 100: Proskauer Rose's World Mostly Flat in 2015

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 12, 2016

Proskauer Rose stayed in growth mode last year, posting slight gains in gross revenue, profits per partner and revenue per lawyer.

The End of the Cravath Lockstep Model? Not So Fast

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they're wrong this time, too.

Ropes and Sidley Snag Weil Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

A pair of PE partners leave Weil; a rare hire by Wachtell; big firms raid Cadwalader and Reed Smith; Jenner & Block, Jones Day and Schiff Hardin rotate practice leaders; Goodwin Procter goes to Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Spring Forward: What Top Litigator Lateral Moves Tell Us About the Market

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 05, 2016

Demand for litigators seems to be lagging behind corporate, regulatory and transactional specialists--consistent with predictions by some consultants earlier this year. So what do recent lateral moves tell us about the market for litigators?

Top Cravath Deal Lawyer Scott Barshay Jumps to Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2016

The move by Barshay, who advised on nearly $300 billion in M&A transactions last year, could have a big impact for both firms.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firms Helping the Hungry

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld is chairing "Justice Served," a campaign to encourage law firms and their employees to assist the Food Bank For New York City and its hunger-relief programs.

K&L Gates Advises Bill Gates on Florida Mansion Deal

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Bill Gates turned to the firm that bears his father's name to buy a multimillion-dollar property in a Florida equestrian's paradise.

Elite NY Firms Report Slower Growth in 2015

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : March 22, 2016

Despite a record-breaking year for big-ticket M&A work, the most profitable New York-based firms saw much slower earnings and turnover growth on average in 2015.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 22, 2016

Kramer Levin, Debevoise, Kirkland & Ellis, White and Case and Mintz Levin have each added an attorney.

Clock Winds Slowly in New York Giants Memorabilia Suit

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 22, 2016

When Eric Inselberg first filed his suit, pro quarterback Peyton Manning was preparing to play in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, home field to Manning's brother and the NFL organization Inselberg claims passed him bogus "game-worn" memorabilia for sale to collectors.

Katten Litigation Co-Leader Decamps, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The U.S. Department of Commerce adds a high-profile partner from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight trade hires; Winston & Strawn's arbitration co-chair departs; and other notable additions from around The Am Law 200.

Special Report: A Return to Earth for Elite New York Firms?

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2016

A barrage of big deals in 2015 didn't translate into explosive growth for many of the country's most profitable firms.

Greenberg Corporate Lawyers Defect to Holland & Knight

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 19, 2016

Five corporate shareholders and five associates from Greenberg Traurig's Miami office are defecting to Holland & Knight.

4 From Cadwalader Join Greenberg's Litigation Team

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 18, 2016

Continuing its hiring streak, Greenberg Traurig has brought in four partners from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, including Louis Solomon, who was co-chair of the litigation department.

Cadwalader Litigation Team Jumps to Greenberg Traurig

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, after ending merger talks with Berwin Leighton Paisner, resumed its lateral hiring spree by snagging four partners from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, including the firm's litigation co-chair.

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

2016 New Partner Announcements

: The American Lawyer : March 14, 2016

The American Lawyer invites firms to send us the names of their new partners for 2016. Please send submissions to newpartners@alm.com.

The Am Law 100: Revenue, Partner Profits Dip at Cahill Gordon

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2016

Cahill Gordon & Reindel, whose finances float with the capital markets, felt a slight pinch to its bottom line in 2015.

The Strategy Behind Latham's Asia Hiring Spree

Frances Ivens : Legal Week : March 07, 2016

With a spate of new recruits in Asia, is Latham leading the way for U.S. firms in the region?