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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 472
  • Gross Revenues: $666,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,410,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,555,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Cravath, Swaine & Moore is an USA-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 50 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 50 2 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

From Bowie to Boies: Milbank Looks to Hudson Yards as New Home

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 29, 2016

It's the end of an era. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy is poised to leave New York City's financial district for midtown Manhattan, a departure that moves the Wall Street firm from the historic home of a banking icon to a new development on the West Side.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

How to Bring Enterprise-Class Cybersecurity to the Legal Cloud

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : April 28, 2016

Amazon Web Services and Zapproved security experts presented a webcast titled 'Inside Enterprise-Class Security for the Legal Cloud.'

Growth Slows at Largest New York Law Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Revenue and profit growth cooled at most of the largest New York law firms in 2015 after several years of rapid growth.

Cleary Takes Lead on Argentina's $16.5B Market Re-Entry

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Cravath may have stepped in to help Argentina end its legal battle with bondholders, but the country turned to its longtime counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to guide its re-entry into global capital markets.

A Dealmaker Exits, in a Rare Loss for Cravath

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

M&A star Scott Barshay takes his practice to Paul Weiss. Does Cravath need to rethink lockstep?

Big Deals

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

A Low-Growth Year for Many of Wall Street's Elite

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Mixed signals in the financial sector and the end of recession-related litigation held profits down in New York.

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Real Story of the New York Primary: Beware of Big Data

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 22, 2016

The unheralded lesson of the recent presidential primaries may be as important as the outcome.

What the Panama Papers Tells Us About Cloud-Based E-Discovery

Hal Marcus, Recommind : Legaltech News : April 21, 2016

Data security is a key driver for migrating discovery to the cloud, but what should legal ops leaders be looking for?

Sending Data to the Afterlife: When's the Right Time to Delete?

Ian Lopez : Legaltech News : April 20, 2016

An ACEDS 2016 E-Discovery Conference panel discussed the dangers of not deleting useless data and provided practical tips to better information governance.

Ex-Locke Lord Staffer Sentenced for Hacking Firm Computers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

A former IT engineer at the firm got nine years for a cyberattack in 2011. Plus: A plaintiffs lawyer files the first of several promised law firm cybersecurity class actions.

A Big Law Alum's Charm Offensive Pays Off

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 18, 2016

In 2008, Thacher Proffitt & Wood was almost finished, and so was Jordan Harbinger's Big Law career. Luckily for Harbinger, he'd already started planning his second act.

Shareholder Suit Proceeds Against Winged Foot Golf Club

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2016

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit against the famed Winged Foot Golf Club alleging fraudulent conduct in its treatment of shareholders of a for-profit holding company that owns the 280-acre Westchester property.

How to Ensure Data Security in Cross-Border E-Discovery

Scott Herber, VIA, and David Moncure, Shell Oil Company : Legaltech News : April 14, 2016

It's time for counsel to move toward creating more sophisticated and secure methods of international data management, two experts write.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Paskin of Cravath and Paul Clement of Bancroft

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 14, 2016

After a change in government and a change of lawyers, the end of Argentina's long battle with bondholders may finally be near.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The End of the Cravath Lockstep Model? Not So Fast

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2016

Self-styled experts concerned about the fate of the Cravath model have been wrong before; they're wrong this time, too.

Morning Wrap: Graham to Meet Garland | GOP Floats SCOTUS Pick

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : April 08, 2016

While he's still holding firm against proceeding with hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham has agreed to meet with Judge Merrick Garland. Twenty-five years after her sexual harassment allegations dominated Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing, Anita Hill says she would do it all again. And the District of Columbia and the federal government have agreed to pay a combined $2.8 million to settle claims filed over arrests. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Morning Wrap: Panama Papers Law Firm Has U.S. Presences | Garland's Student Tutoring Schedule

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 07, 2016

Updates on the law firm behind the Panama Papers, Judge Merrick Garland's whereabouts this week and the renaming of George Mason University's law school: This is a round-up of legal industry news from ALM and other outlets.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

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

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

For Legal, More Pitfalls than Praise In Panama Papers 'Ethical Hacking'

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : April 06, 2016

Deemed the biggest breach in history, the Panama Papers shines a spotlight on the rise of many law firms' unpreparedness and susceptibility to ethical hacking

Morning Wrap: Grassley Takes on Chief Justice Roberts | A DPA Do-Over | Scalia Law

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 06, 2016

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley takes on Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.'s recent remarks about the politics of the confirmation process. The D.C. Circuit revives a deferred prosecution deal that a judge rejected as too lenient. George Mason tinkers with the new name of its law school. And Hogan Lovells announces leadership changes. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

2016 Rising Stars

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2016

The New York Law Journal congratulates the 42 young lawyers chosen as 2016 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.

Women Leaders Are: 1) Awesome 2) Overrated 3) Irrelevant

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : April 05, 2016

Is having a female leader what it's cracked up to be? Maybe.

Morning Wrap: Justices 'Working Hard' to Avoid Deadlocks | The Grassley-Garland Breakfast

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : April 05, 2016

Justice Elena Kagan says the court is "working hard" to achieve consensus and avoid 4-4 deadlocks. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will meet Merrick Garland for breakfast. And a look at the Panama law firm at the center of the offshore-account data leak. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Hall Sworn In as Judge

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : April 05, 2016

Eastern District Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon swore in LaShann DeArcy Hall as a new Eastern District judge on Friday.

Firms Cope with Deal Doldrums Amid First-Quarter Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.

Intellectual Property

: New York Law Journal : April 04, 2016

A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.