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Chadbourne & Parke LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 405
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 110 3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 74 -15 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 29 -1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 108 -10 Summer programs

In the News

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.

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.

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.

Insurance Industry Deals a Boon to Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

A dozen Am Law 100 firms have grabbed roles on a series of transactions announced since the start of 2014 involving the insurance industry, where consolidation in the sector this year could could produce a bevy of business for transactional lawyers.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

So How Does Bitcoin Work, Anyway?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 13, 2014

A primer and some pros and cons for businesses eyeing the virtual currency.

Cleary, Sidley Lead on $16 Billion Beam Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

Japan's Suntory has agreed to buy Beam, the maker of bourbon brands Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, in a cash deal worth roughly $16 billion, including the assumption of debt. Cleary is advising Suntory on the purchase, while Beam has turned to Sidley Austin.

Cleary, Sidley Line Up $16 Billion Beam Sale

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Japan's Suntory has agreed to buy Beam, the maker of bourbon brands Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, in a cash deal worth roughly $16 billion, including the assumption of debt. Cleary is advising Suntory on the purchase, while Beam has turned to Sidley Austin.

Claims for Aiding and Abetting a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

In their Commercial Division Update column for the New York Law Journal, George Bundy Smith Thomas J. Hall discuss recent Commercial Division decisions that have provided guidance on requirements when bringing a claim for aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty.

Claims for Aiding and Abetting a Breach of Fiduciary Duty

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 20, 2013

In their Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner with Chadbourne & Parke, discuss recent decisions that have provided guidance on the application of the actual knowledge and substantial assistance requirements when bringing a claim for aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty.

Fireworks Expected at High Court

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

As the U.S. Supreme Court begins a monthlong holiday recess, court watchers await the unwrapping of decisions in some of the term's hot-button cases.

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Sues Firm for Return of Capital

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2013

Melanie Willems, an international arbitration partner who left Chadbourne & Parke in September to join Andrews Kurth, sued her former firm a month later seeking the immediate repayment of $127,000 in capital.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Sandra Busell joins Davidoff Hutcher & Citron's trusts and estates group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2013

Five firms announce new additions, while four have announced promotions.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

George Bundy Smith

Dionne Fraser : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Dionne Fraser writes: As a former clerk, I have a unique perspective on this man who personifies grace, humor, intelligence and calm. A tireless champion for the underprivileged and underserved, I saw him drive through the night to teach criminal law to first year law students at Fordham Law School, only to appear on the bench the following morning in Albany deciding the most difficult cases before our state's highest court.

NYLJ Honors Lifetime Achievers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal pays tribute, in these essays written by friends, family and colleagues of our honorees, to 16 leaders in public interest, academia and the judiciary for their lifelong dedication to promoting justice in New York.

Tech-Savvy U.K. Firm Osborne Clarke to Open in New York

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2013

The firm's leaders say the new office will focus on the matters emanating from the advertising and digital business sectors.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Seth Levy has been named managing partner of Nixon Peabody's Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Tech-Savvy U.K. Firm Osborne Clarke to Open in New York

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2013

The firm's leaders say the new office will focus on the matters emanating from the advertising and digital business sectors.

Squire Sanders Among Firms to Break New Legal Ground Abroad

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

Large firms across the world are expanding into far-flung jurisdictions in search of new work. Squire Sanders has forged an international alliance with Salkom in the Ukraine; White & Case and Dentons have become the latest firms to expand into Kazakhstan's new capital of Astana; two major Indian firms have agreed to merge in a bid to expand on the subcontinent; and British firm Eversheds has opened a second office in Iraq in the oil boomtown of Erbil.

Unjust Enrichment Claims Arising From Unenforceable Contracts

George Bundy Smith and Thomas J. Hall : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2013

In their New York Law Journal Commercial Division Update, George Bundy Smith, an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, and Thomas J. Hall, a partner with Chadbourne & Parke, discuss recent Commercial Division decisions that have followed the First Department's shift toward dismissing unjust enrichment claims even where a contract governing the transaction is unenforceable.