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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.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Chadbourne & Parke has 361 attorneys and is the 121st largest firm in the United States.  With $282,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 110th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2003 Global 100 survey, Chadbourne & Parke ranked as the 96th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, London, NY and TX.

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

Chapter 15 Bankruptcy a Developing Area of Law

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Utilizing a relatively new and still-evolving chapter of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, a Chinese company embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings back home won a U.S. court order earlier this month that protects about 275,000 solar panels worth millions of dollars stored in a Bridgeton, N.J., warehouse.

Judge Grants Injunction in Baseball Telecast Rights Case

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 19, 2014

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Marks on Monday halted the Washington Nationals from stripping a Baltimore Orioles-controlled sports network of its game telecast rights pending the outcome of an arbitration ruling challenge.

Republican AG Candidate in Political Race of His Life

John Caher : New York Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Virtually unknown, underfunded and trailing badly in the polls, Attorney General candidate John Cahill nevertheless trudges ahead with the one-step-at-a-time perseverance of a marathon man. But then, he is a marathon man.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Network Challenges Arbitral Ruling on Baseball Telecast Fees

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : August 11, 2014

A regional sports channel is calling foul on an arbitration award issued by a three-member committee of Major League Baseball team owners that requires the network to pay an additional $20 million a year in telecast rights fees to the Washington Nationals team franchise.

Chadbourne Wins Reprieve for Broadcaster in MLB Rights Spat

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 07, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, a broadcaster mostly controlled by the Baltimore Orioles, has bought itself an extra inning in its bid to undo an arbitration panel's decision that it owes about $80 million in telecast licensing revenue to the Washington Nationals.

The Churn: Troutman Sanders Grows in New York, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 05, 2014

Troutman Sanders raids Dentons to pick up four commercial bankruptcy and litigation partners; Covington & Burling hires a senior IRS official in D.C.; and DLA Piper snags three attorneys in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

'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.

Malpractice Suit Dismissed Against Proskauer, Chadbourne

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2014

A federal judge has dismissed a malpractice suit by the court-appointed receiver for victims of R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme against Proskauer Rose and Chadbourne & Parke, ruling that it lacked jurisdiction.

Big Risks and Disadvantages of Arbitration vs. Litigation

Aaron Foldenauer : Corporate Counsel : July 29, 2014

Three recent high-profile arbitral awards highlight the risks of arbitration and demonstrate that arbitration is often not cheaper, faster or more predictable than litigation.

A Friend to Business? Maybe not

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : July 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 : July 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 : 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.

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

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 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 : July 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.

Hunkering Down in Kiev

Julie Triedman : Focus Europe : July 01, 2014

It has been quiet at the office, though. Amid the political upheaval and fears of a Russian invasion that followed the February protests, work has dried up for Dentons and other firms in Kiev, lawyers say. "Transactional work is completely dead. Law firms are barely surviving. There are no new clients," says Alex Frishberg, a Ukraine-born American lawyer who left Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in 1991 to open up the first foreign registered law office in Kiev. But Rabij and other law firm leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach, pinning their hopes on a potential uptick in Western investment.

Holland & Knight Sets Sights on Americas With Abu Dhabi Closure

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : June 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : May 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 : April 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 : April 28, 2014

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