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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

City Bar Rates COACandidates 'Well Qualified'

: New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

The New York City Bar Association has given all seven candidates for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals "well qualified" ratings.

Senate Confirms Azrack as Eastern District Judge

: New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Eastern District Magistrate Judge Joan Azrack has been confirmed as a district judge by the U.S. Senate.

Predictive Tool Examines PTAB Data

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : December 16, 2014

Docket Alarm analyzes Patent Trial and Appeals Board data to predict outcomes and settlements.

Bar Groups Rate Candidates for Court of Appeals Spot

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014

Bar organizations rating the candidates from whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo will fill an upcoming opening on the Court of Appeals have found all seven candidates qualified for the court, though they differ as to their highest recommended nominees.

Wintry Windfall: Cahill Rewards Associates With Bigger Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 12, 2014

The Am Law 100's year-end associate bonus bonanza continued Friday as Cahill Gordon & Reindel once again blew past its competitors by rewarding its junior lawyers with a whopping wintry windfall ranging from $15,000 to $115,000.

Lawyers Take Their Place on Year-End Lists of Top Hollywood, Sports Luminaries

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Lawyers love their lists, and more than a few with Am Law 200 ties appear on annual compilations of dealmakers and powerbrokers by entertainment industry trade publications like The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SportsBusiness Journal.

Sullivan & Cromwell, Cleary Meet Davis Polk on Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 11, 2014

Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton match Davis Polk & Wardwell's associate bonuses, surpassing the market standard for midlevel associates.

Trial Looms for Deloitte Over Decade-Old Adelphia Collapse

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 11, 2014

Dredging up memories that the company would sooner forget, Deloitte & Touche LLP is suddenly facing a trial over its role as auditor for Adelphia Communications Corp., the once-mighty cable company that imploded spectacularly in 2002.

Get It While You Can

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 10, 2014

What's up with all these eye-popping bonuses?

Innovators: Eva Hibnick and Allen Rodriguez, ONE400

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

The marketing firm founders tailor business development solutions to legal startups

Paul Weiss Helps Ex-Partner Unload Stake in High-Speed Trader

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 08, 2014

Virtu Financial, a high-speed trading shop led by former Paul Weiss corporate partner Douglas Cifu, tapped the firm to handle its $180 million sale of a minority stake to Singapore's Temasek Holdings, only months after it scuttled a $250 million initial public offering.

Supreme Ambitions

Rosemarie Yu : New York Law Journal : December 05, 2014

If you're the type of person who thought "The Devil Wears Prada" would have been better retold by an aspiring Supreme Court clerk in an Armani suit, then "Supreme Ambitions" by blogger David Lat is the book for you.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : December 04, 2014

Evan R. Chesler, chairman of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was appointed chairman of The New York Public Library's board of trustees, among other recent appointments and honors.

Once Again, Boies Schiller Showers Associates With Extra Cash

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner continued its annual tradition of hefty associate bonuses, beating the scale set over a week ago by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and matched by a flock of other Am Law 100 firms.

Nominees Offered for Court of Appeals Vacancy

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 02, 2014

Five attorneys in private practice, Kathy Chin of Cadwalader, Hector Gonzalez of Dechert, Mary Kay Vyskocil of Simpson Thacher, Rowan Wilson of Cravath and Stephen Younger of Patterson Belknap, and two sitting judges, Fourth Department Justices Eugene Fahey and Erin Peradotto, comprise the list of candidates from which Gov. Andrew Cuomo must select a nominee to the state Court of Appeals.

Paul Weiss, Gunderson Grab Roles on Vox Media Investment

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 02, 2014

Following a $46.5 million investment by longtime Paul Weiss private equity client General Atlantic, growing digital media company Vox Media is now valued at nearly $400 million, more than some of the old media companies it one day hopes to replace.

Baker & McKenzie: A First-Mover Advantage

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Baker was the first U.S. firm to open in London, and remains one of the few with a full-service English law practice.

How Honigman Miller Helped Save Detroit's Art Collection

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

The municipally owned collection at the Detroit Museum of Art had been threatened by the city's bankruptcy.

U.S. Firms in London: Who's Leading, Who's Lagging?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : December 01, 2014

Am Law 100 firms employ some 6,000 lawyers in London, including some of the hottest lateral hires in years. A look at their track record reveals some surprises.

Skadden's Senior Associate Bonuses Top the Market—For Now

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

The year-end associate bonus frenzy that began Friday with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett saw Am Law 100 rivals Davis Polk & Wardwell and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom top the market scale for some associates.

Simpson Thacher Sets High Bar With Associate Bonuses

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 21, 2014

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has long kicked off associate bonus season, but this year saw Simpson Thacher & Bartlett beat its Wall Street rival to the punch with a Friday announcement that was soon followed by Paul Weiss and Milbank.

Small Virginia Firm and Solo Shop Beckon Reed Smith Litigators

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014

Two Reed Smith partners have left the firm for wildly different opportunities. Richard "Rip" Sullivan Jr. became a partner at Arlington, Va.-based Bean Kinney & Korman, which recently saw its managing partner hospitalized after a brutal stabbing. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh-based litigator Bruce Stanley, a longtime nemesis of recently indicted former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, launched his own solo shop to focus on representing the families of victims killed or injured in mining accidents.

MoFo Partner Nominated to Eastern District Judgeship

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : November 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has nominated LaShann DeArcy Hall, a partner at Morrison & Foerster who represents Fortune 500 companies in complex commercial litigation, to serve on the Eastern District court.

Jackson Lewis to Eliminate Billable Hours for Associates

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 17, 2014

The labor and employment firm is taking another step toward increasing associate efficiency by getting rid of the billable hour as an evaluative tool for measuring performance and awarding bonuses.

Building On Holder's Legacy

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Loretta Lynch isn't a Washington insider. But her track record as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York shows she's largely been in sync with the Justice Department's priorities under Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

Covance Bought by LabCorp for $6B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : November 07, 2014

Laboratory testing and diagnostics company LabCorp, based in Burlington, N.C., on Nov. 3 announced it has paid $6.1 billion in cash and stock to acquire Covance, a provider of clinical trials for drug makers in Princeton, N.J.

Dealmaker of the Week: Sullivan & Cromwell's Krishna Veeraraghavan

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : November 07, 2014

The firm's partner and cohead of technology finance and mergers and acquisitions led the legal team advising on diagnostic testing company Laboratory Corporation of America's buy of clinical trial research company Covance Inc. for $6.1 billion in cash and stock.

No Violation Too Small for Commodities Agency Action

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2014

In a speech before the Futures Industry Association Expo on Wednesday morning, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Timothy Massad said the agency is committed to pursuing violations both big and small.

Cooley Makes it Sparkle in Jay Z Champagne Deal

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 05, 2014

New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands tapped Cooley for counsel on its sale of its interest in the Armand de Brignac Champagne brand to a new company led by hip-hop icon Shawn "Jay Z" Carter.