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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 430
  • Gross Revenues: $614,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,430,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,290,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

Cravath, Swaine & Moore is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cravath, Swaine & Moore has 430 attorneys and is the 104th largest firm in the United States.  With $614,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 52nd on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Cravath, Swaine & Moore ranked as the 61st highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 52 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 52 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 104 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 30 21 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 63 22 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 88 -20 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 111 -27 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 77 -26 Summer programs

In the News

Sports Leagues and Their Big Law Ties

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Here are prominent executives in various leagues and their previous employers in Big Law.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Big Suits

David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation

Cravath Acts on Indian Lender HDFC's $1.6B Share Sale

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 25, 2015

One of India's largest banks has sold stock on the country's domestic exchanges and in the U.S. to fund future growth and boost its capital reserves.

Morning Wrap: Mary Jo White's Recusals | The Curious Case of Howard Shipley

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 24, 2015

Mary Jo White sat on the sideline for dozens of enforcement investigations. House Republicans want Senate colleagues to reject Loretta Lynch's nomination. Five questions concerning the Howard Shipley ethics case in the Supreme Court. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Columbia Leads in Sending Grads into Big Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A larger proportion of a smaller graduating class landed jobs at big firms.

Big Law's Top 10 Law Schools

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : February 23, 2015

Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.

AmEx Restrictions Violated Antitrust Laws, Judge Finds

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : February 20, 2015

Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said American Express' rules restricting merchants from steering customers to other credit cards with lower merchant fees impaired competition with other card issuers, stunted innovation and led to higher costs for merchants and consumers.

Litigation Gamble Fails for AmEx With DOJ Antitrust Win

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 19, 2015

When antitrust regulators challenged rules that card companies imposed on merchants, Visa and MasterCard settled, while American Express opted to roll the dice in court. But despite the efforts of AmEx's lawyers at Cravath and Boies Schiller, the bet hasn't paid off.

Judge OKs Evidence in Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 18, 2015

Orrick partner Lynne Hermle, lead lawyer for the venture-capital firm, had argued the jury shouldn't consider a colleague's gift and dinner invitation.

Startups Occupy CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : February 17, 2015

Legaltech New York showcased new companies that may soon add to the disruption in legal services.

Kleiner Perkins Set to Fight $16 Million Sex Discrimination Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

Ellen Pao, who claims Kleiner Perkins passed her over for promotion because she's a woman, is expected to testify at the trial.

Cravath's Next Qualcomm Assignment: Fending Off the FTC

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 10, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore may have taken a back seat in Qualcomm Inc.'s $975 million settlement with Chinese antitrust authorities. But there'll be plenty more work for the firm before Qualcomm's regulatory and litigation troubles are over.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader's Partner Profits Take a Hit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft saw profits per partner decline by 15.3 percent in 2014 while gross revenue remained flat. Revenue per lawyer was down by 3.2 percent. At the same time, attorney head count climbed by 3.4 percent.

Skadden Once Again Snags Top Spot in Branding Survey

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom landed at the top of research firm Acritas' annual survey measuring the strength of U.S. law firm brands for the fourth consecutive year, its rivals are closing in.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : February 02, 2015

Big Law leaders need to go to more major league baseball games.

February Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Inside Trading Charges to Be Dropped in 'Conradt'

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2015

The Southern District U.S. Attorney's office will drop insider trading charges against five defendants because of a recent decision by the Second Circuit.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Hearing Highlights 'Newman' Effect on Insider Trading Cases

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2015

Southern District Judge Andrew Carter asked the government for more information before he dismisses an indictment against insider trading defendants based on the Second Circuit's imposing a heightened standard for proof that a tipper received a personal benefit.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

Serial Lateral Finds a New Home

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2015

IP litigator Paul Gupta has moved from DLA Piper to Reed Smith, making the firm his 10th professional home. His career trajectory has paralleled that of his practice area in general, he says. Now at Reed Smith, he'll be able to help grow and shape the IP practice group.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Managing Fallout From 'Bilski', 'Mayo' and 'Alice'," "Infringement Prevention and Brand Management on Social Media," 'Transformation' of Fair Use Back to Its Section 107 Roots," "Accounting for Jurisdictional Variances in Damages" and "Examining the Multi-Faceted Attack on Patent Assertion Entities."

After Two Years at Cadwalader, Woolery Leaves for Hedge Fund

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft announced Tuesday that James Woolery, who had been poised to become the storied Wall Street firm's chair this month after spending nearly two years as chairman-elect, would leave to cofound a new investment venture. Patrick Quinn, Cadwalader's managing partner-elect since January 2014, will assume sole leadership of the firm that hired Woolery from JPMorgan Chase as its highest-paid partner.

Hedge Funds Add Top Talent, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and Kirkland & Ellis saw a pair of leading M&A partners depart for new roles on the business side; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Willkie Farr; Skadden snags a leading trusts and estates lawyer; Squire Patton Boggs adds a retired Utah congressman; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Weyerhaeuser Co.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

The legal department at Weyer­haeuser Co. has spent much of the past two years helping the forest products powerhouse cut multibillion-dollar deals.

Fahey Named to Fill Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Justice Eugene Fahey, of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, is Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice to fill a seat on the Court of Appeals opened by the Dec. 31 retirement of Robert Smith.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Commercial Division Rulings Target Class Action Accords

Amaris Elliott-Engel : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2015

A non-monetary settlement of a class action brought against a $2.7 billion acquisition in the building materials industry has been rejected by a judge who found the objecting plaintiffs are in the business of "trying to make money from litigation."