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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

Deal Watch: Skadden's Tax Schemes and a Petco Purchase

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015

Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.

INADMISSIBLE: Former Patent Board Judge Goes In-House

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

The former chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is coming clean. James Smith has joined Ecolab Inc., a Fortune 500 chemical company that promotes sanitation in everything from hospitals to drinking water to farm animals. Plus more in this week's column.

No-Nonsense Judge Caproni Keeps Silver Trial on Track

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : November 23, 2015

Judge Valerie Caproni has been propelling the parties forward at a brisk pace in the public corruption trial of former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, insisting on using just about every minute of every day to keep proceedings moving.

Big Deals: Cravath and Gibson Dunn Represent $12.2B Marriott Purchase of Starwood

Scott Mayerowitz : The Associated Press : November 19, 2015

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

Report: Female and African-American Associates Losing Ground

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

The National Association for Law Placement found a decline in the percentage of women and African-American associates at U.S. law firms.

Litigation Partner Becomes Eastern District Judge

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 18, 2015

LaShann DeArcy Hall, a Morrison & Foerster partner, was confirmed as an Eastern District judge on Monday by the U.S. Senate, filling a position that opened when Judge Nicholas Garaufis took senior status in October 2014.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Winners for Emerging Markets Awards 2015

: The Asian Lawyer : November 18, 2015

Both regional and international firms alike took home trophies for their work on the most innovative and creative deals and disputes in Southeast Asia and India. Here's the full list of winners.

From Poison Pill Megabattle to $10.3B Megadeal for Airgas and Wachtell

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : November 18, 2015

Four years after fending off Air Products' hostile takeover bid, Wachtell helped Airgas tie the knot with Air Liquide.

Cravath, Gibson Dunn Reserve Roles on Hotel Industry Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on Marriott International's $12.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a deal that if completed will create the world's largest hotel company.

Women's Bar Lists Ratings of Chief Judge Candidates

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 13, 2015

The Women's Bar Association of the State of New York has given its highest rating to four of the finalists for the state's next chief judge: Janet DiFiore, A. Gail Prudenti, Rowan Wilson and Stephen Younger.

Bar Groups Rank the Candidates for Chief Judge

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2015

The New York State Bar Association, which was among several bar groups that weighed in, said that all seven candidates nominated to become New York's next chief judge are qualified for the job, though it found three candidates stood out.

Deal Watch: Amid Sidecar Sale, Dozen Firms Toast Beer Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

Lawyers from a dozen Global 100 firms are advising on a $106 billion megamerger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, one that moved forward this week as SABMiller agreed to the $12 billion sale of its 58 percent stake in joint venture MillerCoors.

At Some Firms More Than Others, Women Lag Among New Partners

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2015

Just over a third of the U.S. lawyers promoted to partner by the country's largest firms last year were female, according to a new study, while several Am Law firms invited only men to the partner ranks.

City Bar Gives Top Rating to Chief Judge Candidates

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 09, 2015

All seven candidates the Commission on Judicial Nomination recommended for the post of chief judge,which will soon be vacated, were rated as "well qualified" by the New York City Bar Association.

Freshfields' Tim Coleman Remembered For Humor, Smarts, Mentoring

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 05, 2015

Timothy J. Coleman, former rising star of the U.S. Justice Department's criminal division and a successful white-collar lawyer in private practice, was remembered this week as organized, devoted to his profession and brimming with humor and practical jokes. Nothing in his interactions with others, friends and former colleagues told The National Law Journal, shed light on how Coleman had fallen to his death Tuesday morning from the top of his law office building in downtown Washington.

Freshfields Mourns Death of Washington Partner

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : November 04, 2015

Timothy Coleman, a Washington white-collar partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, died yesterday morning, from a fall from the top of the law firm's office building onto 13th Street in downtown D.C. The Metropolitan Police Department were still investigating the circumstances of Coleman's death. "Tim's enthusiasm for his family and friends touched everyone around him," Freshfields said in a statement.

Johnson Winter & Slattery Recruits Allens Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Sydney-based partner Marcus Clark focuses his mergers and acquisitions practice on the agribusiness sector.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : November 02, 2015

Game-Changer: The Legal Education Crisis Goes Public

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : November 01, 2015

To the chagrin of many legal educators, when The New York Times speaks, powerful people listen.

Red Hook Celebrates 15 Years

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : October 29, 2015

The Red Hook Community Justice Center honored Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Cravath, Swaine & Moore partner Stuart Gold at the celebration for its 15th anniversary at the Brooklyn Museum.

Deal Watch: Walgreens, Rite Aid Deal Just What Doctor Ordered for Big Firms

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

A tie-up of big pharmacy chains came with a healthy price tag, as the proposed $17.2 billion union between the Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid yielded roles for a handful of Am Law 100 firms.

Ashurst Advises as Nippon Life Buys Aussie Insurer for $1.7B

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 28, 2015

The Japanese company is purchasing a majority stake in National Australia Bank subsidiary MCL Ltd.

Linklaters Lands Baker & McKenzie Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2015

Douglas Tween, chair of Baker & McKenzie's white-collar practice and head of the firm's New York litigation department, is headed to Magic Circle firm Linklaters; Cravath hires from Simpson Thacher; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Slaughter and May Advises China Re on $2B IPO

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : October 27, 2015

The listing of China's only domestic reinsurer was among Hong Kong's largest offerings this year.

Cadwalader Showed Due Diligence in Advising Client, Ruling Concludes

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 23, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft exercised due diligence while advising an investor about securitized commercial mortgage loans, the Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, dismissing the last remaining claim in a legal malpractice suit against the firm.

Q&A: Greg Berman

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : October 23, 2015

Like most big ideas, the Center for Court Innovation started small. It began in 1993 with the formation of Midtown Community Court, which was created to address low-level offenses like prostitution and graffiti in the Times Square area. Greg Berman, now director of the center, was part of the court's initial planning effort.

Bharara to Drop Insider Trading Charges Against SAC Analyst

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : October 23, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Thursday he will move to dismiss insider trading charges against Michael Steinberg, a portfolio analyst for SAC Capital Advisors, because the recent decision by the Second Circuit in 'United States v. Newman' made it impossible to sustain Steinberg's convictions.

Fee Tracker: Big Firms Feast on IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2015

Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.

Legal Providers Critical of Foster Care Pact with State

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : October 22, 2015

Legal service providers on Wednesday denounced a proposed settlement, saying a state-appointed monitor would add an unnecessary layer of oversight to the foster care system, and that a covenant that prevents additional class-action suits against the state would cause foster children to surrender their due process rights.