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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has 448 attorneys and is the 99th largest firm in the United States.  With $463,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 70th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft ranked as the 85th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in DC, NC, NY and TX.

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 99 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 106 28 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 46 14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 102 21 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 95 -2 Summer programs

In the News

At Blaqwell, Watching the Ink on Big Firms' Bottom Lines

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

The Am Law Daily caught up with the two lead principals at secretive legal consultancy Blaqwell Inc. for a rare on-the-record chat about trends affecting their clients, which have included some 40 Am Law 100 firms.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cadwalader Adds King & Wood Mallesons' European Finance Head

James Booth, Legal Week : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

King & Wood Mallesons has continued to lose partners in London, with former European finance chief Jeremy Cross the latest to emerge at another firm.

Litigation Slump, Leadership Shifts Take Toll at Cadwalader

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

Could a merger be next for Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft?

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

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

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Six Firms Connect to $26.2B Acquisition of LinkedIn Network by Microsoft

James Booth and Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : June 16, 2016

A half-dozen Am Law 100 firms have landed roles on one of the year's largest technology deals, Microsoft Corp.'s proposed $26.2 billion acquisition announced Monday of LinkedIn Corp.

Cooley Hires Back Ex-Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 13, 2016

Former eBay general counsel Michael Jacobson returns to Cooley in Silicon Valley; a Kirkland & Ellis seeks a shave; Greenberg Traurig grows in Israel; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Legal Malpractice Ruling Modified in Cadwalader Case

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

The state Court of Appeals Thursday denied a summary judgment motion sought by the plaintiff in a legal malpractice suit against Cadwalader stemming from advice the firm gave on a potential deal to gain control of the board of the Six Flags amusement parks in the mid-2000s.


: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Seven firms have added new partners, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has appointed a new chief legal officer.

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Norton Rose Fulbright, Akerman, Pryor Cashman and Hancock Estabrook have each added an attorney.

Cooley Banks on Private Equity Trio to Win More Tech Deals

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The firm announced the addition of seasoned transactional lawyers in New York, Silicon Valley and London, including former Cadwalader private equity chief Ronald Hopkinson.

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

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

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