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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

Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 26, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Munger, Tolles & Olson; and Sullivan & Cromwell have landed lead roles on the Warren Buffett-backed $40 billion union of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Heinz-Kraft Deal Bottles Legal Work for Dozens

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 26, 2015

Two of the country's largest food companies have agreed to merge in a deal put into place with the help of dozens of lawyers across four law firms.

$20 Billion Later, Banks Finally Win Ruling on Time Limits

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 25, 2015

Big banks have failed to convince courts around the country that various government agencies waited too long to sue over Wall Street's role in the 2008 financial crisis. This week, a judge finally adopted the banks' reasoning in a case brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The Bankruptcy Files: Oil Slide a Boon to Some Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 25, 2015

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Bracewell & Giuliani, Haynes and Boone, Kirkland & Ellis and Vinson & Elkins are some of the Am Law 200 firms that have snagged leading bankruptcy and restructuring roles in the struggling U.S. oil and gas sector.

Sanford Heisler Hits Novartis With New Sex Bias Lawsuit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 17, 2015

Novartis AG is turning into a serial litigation target for plaintiffs lawyers at Sanford Heisler Kimpel, a firm that's already secured more than $270 million in settlements related to the pharmaceutical company's employment practices.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Sued Over Crash

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Elite New York Firms Once Again Break From the Pack

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : March 13, 2015

The top New York-centered firms outperformed their rivals in 2014. Revenue grew an average of 4.5 percent at 17 top firms based in the Big Apple, while profits per partner rose 5.6 percent, according to reporting by The American Lawyer.

Michelle Lee Confirmed to Lead U.S. Patent Office

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 09, 2015

The U.S. Senate confirmed Michelle Lee on Monday evening to lead the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lee, former intellectual property chief at Google, had served as the acting director at the PTO for more than a year.

Pao Says Kleiner Perkins Tuned Out Her Complaints

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : March 09, 2015

Ellen Pao testified Monday that male leaders of the venture-capital firm repeatedly ignored her grievances.

Meet the Judges: Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni

: New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

The judge discusses her pre-bench experience's impact on her judicial practices, the biggest surprise about joining the bench, her pet peeves and the most fun part of the job.

2015 New Partners: A-C

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

2015 New Partners Yearbook

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 04, 2015

This is the 's annual yearbook devoted to profiling both newly promoted partners and newly hired lateral partners at law firms in New Jersey.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sports Leagues and Their Big Law Ties

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Here are prominent executives in various leagues and their previous employers in Big Law.

Deal Watch: Sullivan & Cromwell Advise Valeant on $10.1 Billion Buy of Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : February 26, 2015

Our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more includes Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.'s purchase of Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for $10.1 billion; Asahi Kasei Corp.'s buy of Polypore International Inc. in a deal valued at $3.2 billion; and a merger between silicon producers Grupo FerroAtlántica and Globe Specialty Metals Inc. for a combined value of $3.1 billion. Latham & Watkins advised on the most number of deals, with four, while Sullivan & Cromwell led the way in terms of transaction value.

Big Suits

David Bario, Jenna Greene, Scott Flaherty, Mark Hamblett, Rebekah Mintzer, and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

U.S. v. Standard & Poor's; Fjarde AP-Fonden v. Morgan Stanley; In re Bear Stearns Mortgage Pass-Through Litigation; In Re Freeport-McMoRan Derivative Litigation

Cravath Acts on Indian Lender HDFC's $1.6B Share Sale

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 25, 2015

One of India's largest banks has sold stock on the country's domestic exchanges and in the U.S. to fund future growth and boost its capital reserves.

Morning Wrap: Mary Jo White's Recusals | The Curious Case of Howard Shipley

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : February 24, 2015

Mary Jo White sat on the sideline for dozens of enforcement investigations. House Republicans want Senate colleagues to reject Loretta Lynch's nomination. Five questions concerning the Howard Shipley ethics case in the Supreme Court. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Columbia Leads in Sending Grads into Big Law

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A larger proportion of a smaller graduating class landed jobs at big firms.

Big Law's Top 10 Law Schools

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : February 23, 2015

Big Law's favorite 10 schools. Plus, the 10 underdog schools that outperform their ranking.

AmEx Restrictions Violated Antitrust Laws, Judge Finds

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : February 20, 2015

Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said American Express' rules restricting merchants from steering customers to other credit cards with lower merchant fees impaired competition with other card issuers, stunted innovation and led to higher costs for merchants and consumers.

Litigation Gamble Fails for AmEx With DOJ Antitrust Win

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 19, 2015

When antitrust regulators challenged rules that card companies imposed on merchants, Visa and MasterCard settled, while American Express opted to roll the dice in court. But despite the efforts of AmEx's lawyers at Cravath and Boies Schiller, the bet hasn't paid off.

Judge OKs Evidence in Kleiner Perkins Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 18, 2015

Orrick partner Lynne Hermle, lead lawyer for the venture-capital firm, had argued the jury shouldn't consider a colleague's gift and dinner invitation.

Startups Occupy CodeX Pavilion at Legaltech

Jesse Londin : Law Technology News : February 17, 2015

Legaltech New York showcased new companies that may soon add to the disruption in legal services.

Kleiner Perkins Set to Fight $16 Million Sex Discrimination Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : February 13, 2015

Ellen Pao, who claims Kleiner Perkins passed her over for promotion because she's a woman, is expected to testify at the trial.

Cravath's Next Qualcomm Assignment: Fending Off the FTC

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 10, 2015

Cravath, Swaine & Moore may have taken a back seat in Qualcomm Inc.'s $975 million settlement with Chinese antitrust authorities. But there'll be plenty more work for the firm before Qualcomm's regulatory and litigation troubles are over.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Cadwalader's Partner Profits Take a Hit

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft saw profits per partner decline by 15.3 percent in 2014 while gross revenue remained flat. Revenue per lawyer was down by 3.2 percent. At the same time, attorney head count climbed by 3.4 percent.

Skadden Once Again Snags Top Spot in Branding Survey

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

Although Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom landed at the top of research firm Acritas' annual survey measuring the strength of U.S. law firm brands for the fourth consecutive year, its rivals are closing in.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.