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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

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. 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."

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

Two Commercial Division Judges Rule Against Class Action Accords

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 13, 2015

A Manhattan Commercial Division judge has rejected a non-monetary settlement of a class action brought against a $2.7 billion acquisition in the building materials industry because the objecting plaintiffs are in the business of “trying to make money from litigation.”

N.Y. State Judges Taking Hard Line on Shareholder Deals

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2015

The latest "disclosure-only" shareholder settlement to draw a judge's ire would have resolved litigation over Martin Marietta Materials Inc.'s $2.7 billion acquisition of Texas Industries.

JPMorgan Inks Deal to End Bear Stearns Securities Class Action

David Bario : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 11, 2015

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has bowed out of another mortgage-backed securities lawsuit, agreeing to pay about $500 million to resolve class action claims stemming from Bear Stearns' sale of nearly $17.6 billion of the investments in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

JPMorgan Inks Deal to End Bear Stearns Securities Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 09, 2015

The bank agreed to pay about $500 million to resolve class action claims stemming from Bear Stearns' sale of nearly $17.6 billion of the securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis.

Court of Appeals Nominations

: New York Law Journal : January 08, 2015

The latest on Third Department Justice Leslie Stein's nomination to the state's high court and the choice to replace Justice Robert Smith.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 05, 2015

Allergan / Actavis; Halliburton / Baker Hughes; Publicis / Sapient; LabCorp / Covance; BB&T / Susquehanna; Cott / DSS Group; Chiquita / Cutrale

For Six Am Law Firms, New Leadership; For Their Outgoing Leaders, New Chapters

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2015

A half-dozen Am Law 100 firms—Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft; DLA Piper; Haynes and Boone; Latham & Watkins; Perkins Coie and Squire Patton Boggs—have new leaders in place as of Jan. 1. As they begin their first full week of work in their official roles, the new chairs and managing partners are sketching out strategies for their first 100 days and trying to fill the shoes of their predecessors. Some, like Cadwalader's W. Christopher White, have left Am Law leadership for the nonprofit world.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : January 01, 2015

Billion-dollar transactions in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Nordic countries.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2015

Asia's Biggest-Ticket Recent Transactions

Credit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's Reach

Scott Flaherty : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 30, 2014

New York Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman allowed New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to press forward with claims, under the New York's 93-year-old Martin Act, the state's tool for combating financial fraud, that Credit Suisse knew about flaws in loans packaged into residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and misrepresented the quality of those loans, causing about $11.2 billion in investor losses.

Enforcement/Regulation: Conflict and Transition

Jenna Greene and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.'s Justice Department took on big banks and police misconduct in 2014, and the FCC grappled with crafting rules for Internet service providers.

Credit Suisse Ruling Helps Preserve Martin Act's Reach

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

A New York judge poured coal in the stockings of defendants looking for vulnerabilities in New York's 93-year-old Martin Act, the state's fearsome tool for combating financial fraud.

Litigators of the Week: A Look (Way) Back

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : December 29, 2014

In five years of Litigator of the Week features, a handful of partners and their law firms managed to stand out from their competitors.

How Honigman Miller Helped Save Detroit's Art Collection

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : December 23, 2014

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

In Partner Promotions, Boies Schiller Sees Its Future

Brian Baxter and Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : December 22, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner might be known for big associate bonuses and high-profile courtroom victories, but as its founding partners grow older, the firm is grooming a new generation. Boies Schiller recently promoted nine lawyers to partner, among them counsel Joshua Schiller, the son of the firm's cofounder and current managing partner Jonathan Schiller, and counsel Hampton Dellinger, son of noted O'Melveny & Myers appellate litigator Walter Dellinger III.

City Bar Rates Court of Appeals Candidates Qualified

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

The New York City Bar Association has given six candidates for the next opening on the state Court of Appeals "well qualified" ratings. The seventh, Rowan Wilson of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was deemed "exceptionally well qualified."

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.