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- 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 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.
In the News
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 21, 2015
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which experienced a rare lateral partner departure earlier this month, has brought back a former associate in Joseph Adams. Most recently the managing partner of Crowell & Moring's New York office, Adams returns to Cravath as a senior attorney in its corporate group.
Ben Bedelll : New York Law Journal : May 21, 2015
Kareem Bellamy, who spent 14 years in prison before his 1994 conviction for a murder in Queens was overturned, was awarded $2.75 million Wednesday when a judge approved a settlement of Bellamy's wrongful prosecution claims.
Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 15, 2015
High yield bond specialist Joe Sevack joins the firm from Troutman Sanders.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015
There's more to the firm's latest lateral partner move than meets the eye.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 14, 2015
The case, which dates back to 2004, has been pending for twice as long as Merck's blockbuster painkiller was offered for sale.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015
Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.
Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 14, 2015
A federal judge in Newark has denied a motion by Merck & Co. to dismiss multidistrict litigation brought by shareholders who claim they were misled about cardiovascular risks of the company's painkiller Vioxx, but one claim against the drugmaker was trimmed.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015
Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 13, 2015
EY Legal, the legal services unit of accounting giant Ernst & Young, launches a financial regulatory practice in London with 12 lawyers from two Am Law 100 firms; Foley Hoag opens in New York; a senior Wilmer partner goes in-house; a Cravath partner departs; more machinations at McKenna Long & Aldridge; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
: Bloomberg : May 13, 2015
For three decades—at least since a June 1986 New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story anointed him "The Wall Street Lawyer Everyone Wants"—Boies has reigned as the country's premier litigator.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2015
Prominent bankruptcy attorney Richard Levin, a primary author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code, is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after nearly eight years. Levin, 64, said he is leaving Cravath because of its mandatory retirement age of 65.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015
The American Lawyer announced this week the finalists of its 2015 Transatlantic Legal Awards. These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono, outstanding transatlantic strategy and in-house leaders.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015
In a rare lateral move, Richard Levin is leaving Cravath, Swaine & Moore after almost eight years to join Jenner & Block's restructuring practice. Levin was an author of the 1978 U.S. Bankruptcy Code and recently helped save the Detroit Institute of Arts during the Motor City's historic bankruptcy proceedings.
: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015
The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 08, 2015
Shelton Vaughan, a partner in Duane Morris in Houston, leads a team representing Quanta Services' pending sale of its fiber optic licensing operations to Crown Castle International Corp.
Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2015
Most lateral hiring mistakes get shoved under big law firm rugs, but this one won't fit there.
Drew Combs : The American Lawyer : May 08, 2015
Most Am Law 100 firms had solid results in 2014, but some sector bets paid off especially well.
Jenna Greene : Legal Times : May 06, 2015
What's behind Mylan's lawsuit against Kirkland & Ellis; a real-life Shawshank Redemption; Questions about another auto safety recall. This is a round up of legal news from ALM publications and around the web.
Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 05, 2015
When Julie Spellman Sweet was hired in 2010 as general counsel of Accenture, company officials told her they wanted her business judgment as well as legal skills. And they meant it.
Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : May 05, 2015
American Express cannot impede merchants from expressing preferences or offering incentives for consumers to use certain cards, a judge decided after already determining the company violated antitrust laws with its anti-steering rules.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 05, 2015
The firm has tapped Kevin Rosen, the chair of Gibson Dunn's law firm defense group, to contest claims that it ignored a conflict of interest when it agreed to advise Teva in its hostile takeover bid for Mylan Inc.
Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : May 03, 2015
The sudden exit of its future leader plus disappointing financials put The Am Law 100's oldest firm to the test.
Katelyn Polantz : Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015
Former Google IP head replaces chief who left two years ago.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015
A merger between a pair of international outsourcing and consulting companies tops the list of billion-dollar deals this week, with Paris-headquartered Capgemini agreeing to acquire iGate, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, for $4 billion.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015
It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.
Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015
To help add context to our reporting on law firm profits, this year's Am Law 100 report adds a new metric, profits per lawyer.
Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 27, 2015
Can Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra succeed where his predecessors failed?
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 26, 2015
The head of McKenna Long & Aldridge's national tax group leaves ahead of a merger with global legal giant Dentons; Arnold & Porter and Cozen O'Connor both make bulk hires from smaller firms; a Jones Day bankruptcy baron returns; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2015
Morgan Stanley has hired Schulte Roth & Zabel's David Rosewater, co-head of the firm's global shareholder activism practice, to lead its activist defense group. But Rosewater, who previously worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, won't be fighting Marty Lipton's war.