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Chadbourne & Parke LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 361
  • Gross Revenues: $282,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $780,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,240,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -4

Chadbourne & Parke is a New York-based law firm. The firm ranked 88th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100, with $306,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In the 2004 Global 100 rankings, the firm was ranked as the 96th highest grossing law firm in the world. In terms of size, with 398 attorneys working out of multiple offices worldwide, the firm ranked 113th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of the largest firms in the United States. Chadbourne & Parke's practice areas include corporate, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, project finance, reinsurance and insurance, and tax.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 110 -4 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 121 -4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 59 29 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 39 -10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 108 -10 Summer programs

In the News

A Friend to Business? Maybe not

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2014

Business interests did not fare as well as usual before the U.S. Supreme Court in the term just ended, according to Mayer Brown's annual tally of the court's business docket.

For Unaccompanied Minors, a Lack of Lawyers

Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

Tens of thousands of children defy long odds to slip into the country by themselves every year. Many could stay—if only they could get a lawyer.

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

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 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.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

Litigator of the Week: Paul Clement of Bancroft

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

In the span of less than a week, the former U.S. solicitor general unraveled the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate and derailed a threat to the broadcast and cable TV industries.

Holland & Knight Sets Sights on Americas With Abu Dhabi Closure

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

After opening offices in Anchorage and Dallas in recent months thanks to a bevy of hires from Patton Boggs, Holland & Knight has chosen to shutter its sole outpost in the Middle East by closing its Abu Dhabi offices to focus on the Americas.

Is the K-Cup Coffee Maker Playing Monopoly?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

A group of coffee producers say that single-cup coffee company Keurig Green Mountain is trying to push them out of the market.

Interpreting Conflicting Contractual Provisions

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update for the New York Law Journal, George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall write: As the New York Court of Appeals has directed, where clauses in a contract appear in conflict, "every attempt should be made to harmonize the two provisions using common-law tools of contract interpretation." We examine some of those tools used by the Commercial Division and other courts in resolving such conflicts.

Interpreting Conflicting Contractual Provisions

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall write: As the New York Court of Appeals has directed, where clauses in a contract appear in conflict, "every attempt should be made to harmonize the two provisions using common-law tools of contract interpretation." We examine some of those tools used by the Commercial Division and other courts in resolving such conflicts.

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.

Conspicuous Consumption:

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

EGullet founder Steven Shaw wasn't the only lawyer who ate his way into a new career.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

Jack Abramoff Fights Seizure of Tax Refunds

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

Convicted ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is challenging the federal government's seizure of nearly $450,000 in federal tax refunds.

Schneiderman Completes Field in Race for AG

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

The race for attorney general is on, with the Democratic Party nominating incumbent Eric Schneiderman for re-election Wednesday against Republican challenger John Cahill, who received GOP backing earlier this month.

Cahill Announces Candidacy For N.Y. Attorney General

Associated Press : The Associated Press : January 13, 2014

John Cahill, the former chief adviser to Republican Gov. George Pataki, announced Sunday that he's running for state attorney general against Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman.

Wachtell, Willkie, Gibson Dunn Forge Sotheby's Peace

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

The Am Law 100 trio is part of a half-dozen firms advising on an agreement to end a nasty proxy fight between activist investor Daniel Loeb and the venerable auction house.

Bruno to Be Tried Again on Public Corruption Charges

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The retrial of Joseph Bruno for fraudulently trading on his position as the most powerful Republican in the state Legislature will begin Monday in the Northern District.

How a Much-Loved Foodie's Passion Caught Fire at Cravath

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Like other lawyers who made a mark in the dining industry, the late Steven Shaw got a taste of his foodie future while dining out at clients' expense.

Shook Hardy: A 17-Year Run Concludes

Sara Randazzo : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Two years of declines push the firm off The Am Law 100.

FCC Grants TCPA Exceptions

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

The Federal Communication Commission carves out limited exceptions to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Determining Third-Party Beneficiary Status

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update for the New York Law Journal, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke, write: Recent cases demonstrate that the Appellate Departments have developed somewhat antithetical, yet equally supported, views on how circumstances surrounding a contract's formation can affect a party's status as an intended beneficiary of a contract.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

A summary this week's notable court decisions.

Determining Third-Party Beneficiary Status

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke, write: Recent cases demonstrate that the Appellate Departments have developed somewhat antithetical, yet equally supported, views on how circumstances surrounding a contract's formation can affect a party's status as an intended beneficiary of a contract.

Citing SCOTUS, Judge Revives Madoff Feeder Fund Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

Predictions that the Supreme Court's ruling in would affect Bernie Madoff litigation proved correct this week, when a judge revived claims against one of Madoff's so-called feeder funds, Tremont Group.

The Churn: Ten McKenna Partners Join Sheppard Mullin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Sheppard Mullin adds 10 McKenna Long partners in Southern California; three patent litigators land at O'Melveny; and Weil hires a Goldman Sachs restructuring specialist.

INADMISSIBLE: Clarity Elusive in Software Patents Case

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Clarity and consensus seemed beyond the U.S. Supreme Court's reach on March 31 as justices struggled to decide whether software and computer-dependent inventions are eligible for patents. Plus more in this week's column.

Ex-Intelligence Adviser Sentenced to 13 Months in Leak Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 02, 2014

Stephen Kim, a former U.S. Department of State contractor who admitted leaking classified information about North Korea's military capabilities to a reporter, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Viacom and Google End Seven-Year Copyright Battle

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 28, 2014

Media titans Google and Viacom settle a copyright suit that reflects the changing landscape of the Internet and digital media.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: At Winston, Revenue, Profits and Head Count All Slip

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Winston & Strawn saw its gross revenue dip 1.9 percent in 2013, to $741 million, while its profits per equity partner fell 5.4 percent, to $1.41 million, according to the firm.

Dewey Demise Sends Another Ex-Partner Into Bankruptcy

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

A week before three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped destroy the firm, litigator Geoffrey Coll underscored the human toll of the collapse caused by their alleged actions by filing for Chapter 7 protection.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Proskauer's Revenue Up as Head Count Drops

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Proskauer Rose recorded gains in every major financial metric in 2013, including a gross revenue increase of 4.3 percent to $768.5 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

Unrest in Ukraine Ripples Through Global 100 Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Chadbourne & Parke, Clifford Chance, Dentons, DLA Piper and Squire Sanders have all seen business at their offices in Kiev grind to a halt this month amid clashes between opposition forces and security services loyal to former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Litigator of the Week: Thomas Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

The omnipresent Supreme Court advocate and SCOTUSblog cofounder scored a major victory for class action plaintiffs who are seeking billions from law firms and other advisers of Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Justices OK Suits Against Law Firms in Ponzi Scheme

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Private investors burned in Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme can move ahead with their state-law class actions against two prominent law firms and insurance brokers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Chadbourne, Proskauer Lose Supreme Court Bid to Block Stanford Class Actions

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

In a highly anticipated decision interpreting the reach of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, the court green-lighted investor claims against Chadbourne & Parke, Proskauer Rose and other advisers of convicted Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford.

Criteria for Provisional Remedies in Aid of Arbitration

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update for the New York Law Journal, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke, write: The application of equitable requirements to petitions for orders of attachment in aid of arbitration, as recent trial courts have done, raises the issue of whether a showing of irreparable harm is inconsistent with the dictates of CPLR 7502(c) that the "rendered ineffectual" test is the sole substantive ground for such relief.

Latham, Chadbourne Win Dismissal of YPF Shareholder Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

A federal judge dismissed a class action claiming that oil companies Repsol SA and YPF SA misled shareholders about the possibility of YPF being nationalized by the Argentine government.

Criteria for Provisional Remedies in Aid of Arbitration

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner at Chadbourne & Parke, write: The application of equitable requirements to petitions for orders of attachment in aid of arbitration, as recent trial courts have done, raises the issue of whether a showing of irreparable harm is inconsistent with the dictates of CPLR 7502(c) that the "rendered ineffectual" test is the sole substantive ground for such relief.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

State Dept. Contractor Pleads Guilty in Media Leak Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Former U.S. Department of State contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim pleaded guilty to leaking confidential information to the press about North Korea.

State Dept. Contractor Pleads Guilty in Media Leak Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

Former U.S. Department of State contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim pleaded guilty to leaking confidential information to the press about North Korea.

BNY Mellon Dodges Repsol's $50 Million Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

A judge has tossed Spanish oil company Repsol's claims that YPF SA and Bank of New York Mellon wrongfully blocked it from casting votes at a YPF shareholder meeting. On the losing end of the ruling were Repsol's attorneys at Butzel Long. Dechert represented BNYMellon while Chadbourne & Parke advised YPF.

U.S. Supreme Court to Scrutinize Securities Class Actions

Stephen A. Miller and Joshua N. Ruby : The Legal Intelligencer : January 06, 2014

In two sets of cases this term, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide questions that could significantly alter securities litigation on behalf of large groups of investors under both federal and state law.