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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 $666,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 50th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Hunton Makes Two Big Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 27, 2016

Amid merger talks with a U.K. firm, Hunton & Williams added two practice leaders from Katten Muchin Rosenman; Bo Dietl's GC finds a new home; Jenner & Block launches a private wealth practice; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Rich Acello : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

In Dell's acquisition of EMC, Axinn was responsible for winning regulatory approval from governments around the world.

Are Lawyers Easy Marks for Hackers?

Nell Gluckman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Law firms wake up to the reality that they are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.

Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Make Small Gains in Big Law

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Our Diversity Scorecard finds that just over 15 percent of U.S. lawyers at big firms are members of a minority group.

Lifetime Achievement: Akerman Chairman, CEO Leads Child-Focused Pro Bono Project

: Daily Business Review : May 19, 2016

Andrew Smulian is coordination a project combining donations and pro bono work for the national Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.

Viacom Stays Connected

Stephanie Forshee : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

In a company with a culture of collaboration, the lawyers buy in.

Deal Watch: Mylan Taps Cravath Again for Dermatology Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Three months after Mylan NV once again turned to Cravath, Swaine & Moore to handle another multibillion-dollar deal, the firm is at it again for the acquisitive generic drug giant.

Elevate Services Hires Former JPMorgan Chase Executive Director Todd

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : May 12, 2016

Matt Todd will be tasked with expanding the company's legal operations consulting division for both legal departments and law firms.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Cybersecurity Hiring Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2016

A quartet of cybersecurity pros plies their wares at new firms; Blank Rome hires a former U.S. senator; Cooley adds a high-powered private equity team; Orrick adds again in Paris; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Current State of Cyberthreats: An Unavoidable Business Risk

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : May 10, 2016

Bryan Friedman Appointed General Manager at Axiom's Canadian Business

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : May 09, 2016

Toronto's corporate base 'skews heavily toward Axiom's strengths in the financial services, technology, real estate, media, life sciences and CPG industries.'

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

Law Firm Confidential: Getting a Grip on Your Breach Response

Brad Blickstein, Blickstein Group : Legaltech News : May 05, 2016

Law firm breaches are a wake-up call for department operations professionals.

Davis Polk, Paul Weiss and Cravath Counsel $3.8B Sale of DreamWorks

Barbara Ortutay : The Associated Press : May 05, 2016

Scooping up Shrek and Kung Fu Panda in a direct bid to compete with The Walt Disney Co., New York-based NBCUniversal Inc. has agreed to acquire Glendale, California-based DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at $3.8 billion.

Paul Weiss Hires High-Profile Product Liability Litigator

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : May 03, 2016

David Bernick, a former general counsel of tobacco giant Philip Morris International Inc., has left Dechert for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which restocked its litigation group after a notable departure in January.

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.