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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 442
  • Gross Revenues: $648,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,465,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,365,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Cravath, Swaine & Moore is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Cravath, Swaine & Moore has 442 attorneys and is the 103rd largest firm in the United States.  With $648,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 52nd on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 52 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 104 -8 Lawyer head count
The A-List 31 20 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

Troutman Sanders Posts 'Eye-Popping' Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 04, 2016

Troutman Sanders had a blockbuster year in 2015, reporting $468.5 million in revenue, up 11 percent, and net income of $180.8 million, up 14 percent. Profit per equity partner jumped from $805,000 to $970,000—after a $55,000 increase in 2014.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : February 04, 2016

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: ChemChina's Syngenta Merger Sets Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2016

Simpson Thacher, Davis Polk Clifford Chance and two leading Swiss firms take the lead on the largest outbound M&A deal ever by a Chinese company; and a look at the other big firms behind the latest slate of billion-dollar transactions.

Lateral All-Stars: The Splashiest Hires of 2015

James Schroeder : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

Twenty-five of last year's most notable and intriguing lateral moves.

The Most Prized Lateral of 2015 Wasn't a Partner

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

It was instead a four-person project management team. When the U.K.'s Herbert Smith Freehills hired those professional staffers amid lots of fanfare, it was a lesson to all firms about lateral hiring. Are you listening?

Survey: Skadden Is Best-Known U.S. Legal Brand Among GCs

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2016

Jones Day remains a stable second and DLA Piper and Morgan Lewis are moving up, according to a survey of general counsel by Acritas Research.

Cravath, Paul Weiss Advise on Icahn-Backed Deal to Breakup Xerox

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2016

The two Am Law 100 firms have landed lead roles on a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn to split Xerox Corp. into two separate companies, one of which will house Xerox Legal Services.

The 10 Best and Worst Cities for Young Lawyers

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 28, 2016

Choose wisely. Otherwise, it can be a cold and lonely existence.

New Jersey M&A Stays Active in 2015 as Megadeals Abound

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2016

After the much-awaited rebound in 2014, the mergers and acquisitions market in New Jersey stayed strong in 2015 with numerous strategic moves by corporations, the Law Journal's annual survey found.

Shout-Out: Skadden Spearheads Appellate Win for DuPont in Shareholder Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2016

A team from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom led the way in securing an appellate victory for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., affirming the dismissal of a shareholder derivative lawsuit that accused current and former DuPont directors of breaching their fiduciary duty.

Ten Questions to Ask About Your Firm's Future

William Henderson and Evan Parker : The American Lawyer : January 20, 2016

They'll help you figure out where your firm needs to go and how to get there.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian Names Managing Member. Drinker Biddle Adds Litigation Partner.

Deal Watch: Entertainment Mergers Emerge Amid Oscar Season

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, a pair of billion-dollar entertainment industry deals awarded work to a handful of Am Law 200 firms and some big names in Canada.

Litigators of the Week: Richard Pepperman II of Sullivan & Cromwell and Covington's Robert Wick

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2016

Facing a skeptical judge, the pair scored a welcome defense victory for Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan in a closely watched antitrust case over zinc prices.

Jennifer Lawrence's 'Joy' Is Personal for Ex-Cravath Lawyer

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2016

What's it like to see your mom portrayed on the big screen by a Hollywood megastar?

Selendy Hire Unites Litigation Power Couple at Quinn Emanuel

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2016

Formidable litigator Jennifer Selendy left Kirkland & Ellis for Quinn Emanuel, where she joins her husband Philippe.

Six Firms Advise on First Pharmaceutical Megadeal of 2016

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2016

Cravath, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Ropes & Gray, Slaughter and May and Skadden have grabbed roles on the proposed $32 billion merger between rare disease drug makers Shire plc and Baxalta Inc.

Court of Appeals Candidates Are Deemed Qualified

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2016

Bar associations in New York agree that all seven candidates for the seat on the Court of Appeals are qualified to serve, though some of the groups feel some are slightly better qualified than others.

Deal Watch: Record M&A Year Gives Way to More 2016 Transactions

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2016

With record-breaking M&A volume pushing past the $5 trillion mark in 2015, it's no surprise that deal-hungry Am Law 100 firms wasted little time scooping up market share to start 2016.

Report: M&A Deals Surged in 2015

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2016

A year-end report by Dealogic says general counsel most often turned to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as their global financial adviser on mergers and acquisitions, and to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as their law firm in a record-setting year that saw the volume of deals break the $5 trillion mark for the first time.

Gleeson to Leave Eastern District Bench

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2016

In an email sent Monday to fellow judges and others, Judge John Gleeson wrote, "as difficult as it is to leave the work I love and the colleagues I love, this is the right decision for me and my family."

Top Career Advice Columns of 2015

Recorder Editors : The Recorder : December 30, 2015

You wanted pointers for landing new jobs, making career decisions and handling tough interview questions.

Arms Race: Law Firms and the Litigation Funding Boom

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 30, 2015

Deep-pocketed litigation funders are throwing investor dollars into lawsuits, raising questions about ethics and the specter of regulation.

Panel Recommends 7 Nominees for Court of Appeals

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : December 23, 2015

Four practitioners, two appellate judges and the general counsel to the Manhattan district attorney are candidates for an associate judge seat on the New York Court of Appeals.

Associate Pay on the Rise in Pennsylvania

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 23, 2015

Between salary hikes and bonuses, it was a good year to be an associate at Pennsylvania's large law firms.Over the course of the year, several firms announced increases to associate salaries and now bonus announcements are beginning to trickle in.

7 Nominees Recommended for Court of Appeals Seat

: New York Law Journal : December 22, 2015

The Commission on Judicial Nominations has released the names of seven nominees for the vacancy on the Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Associate Judge Susan Phillips Read on Aug. 24.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : December 21, 2015

In the largest recent M&A deals across Europe, which law firms got the work?

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Magic Circle Firms, Litigation Leaders Spread Bonus Cheer

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2015

Associate bonus announcements continue to roll in, with Freshfields and Clifford Chance announcing that their U.S. associates won't trail American peers. As in past years, Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Susman Godfrey marched to their own rhythms.

Federal Trade Commission to Review Proposed $37.7B Pipeline Merger

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : December 16, 2015

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity's (ETE) proposed $37.7 billion merger with The Williams Companies, which is based in Oklahoma, is to be reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission.