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- Designation: New York
- Head Count: 372
- Gross Revenues: $229,500,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $615,000
- Profits Per Partner: $1,450,000
- Year Over Year Change: -6
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman has 372 attorneys and is the 117th largest firm in the United States. With $229,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 130th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking. The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, NJ, NY and TX.
In the News
Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 24, 2015
Across practice areas, Latham litigators gave masterful courtroom performances, taking home key jury wins while also persuading judges to make new law that helped the whole corporate defense bar.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : April 20, 2015
A day before DLA Piper, Milberg and others must appear in court to defend their decisions to take Paul Ceglia's contract case against Facebook, the Second Circuit underscored the implausibility of Ceglia's claims.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 17, 2015
Both companies spread out their work and demand loyalty, which can wall out would-be laterals.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 03, 2015
After showing gains in February, the legal sector lost 1,200 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 03, 2015
Leaving a law firm can be painful and protracted—and that's often by design, says Shartsis Friese partner Joel Zeldin.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 01, 2015
Fresh off a rebound financial year in 2014, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has hired a new litigation chair in James "Jamie" Wareham from DLA Piper, a global legal giant that made its soon-to-be-former partner a $5 million man after hiring him four years ago from Paul Hastings.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 31, 2015
We knew Kasowitz Benson warned DLA Piper that Facebook claimant Paul Ceglia appeared to be a fraud. Now, with Ceglia missing and DLA facing fraud accusations of its own, a ruling gives an idea of just how hard Kasowitz tried to discourage DLA from taking Ceglia's case.
Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 25, 2015
The Delaware Court of Chancery has rejected a motion by various Caesars Entertainment entities to dismiss a lawsuit that raises allegations the companies diverted their strongest assets to other related companies in advance of filing for bankruptcy.
Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015
General counsel Marc Bell oversees corporate affairs and risk management at the holding-company level, and manages litigation for each of Vector's subsidiaries.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015
Kutak Rock loses eight of its nine lawyers in Wichita to growing Am Law 200 firm Lewis Brisbois; Cahill makes a rare partner hire; Kasowitz and Polsinelli partners take entrepreneurial turns; musical chairs at McDermott; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 20, 2015
Bobby Burchfield, a management committee member and head of the complex litigation group at McDermott Will & Emery, has left the firm with partner Matthew Leland for King & Spalding. Burchfield joins the firm nearly four years after the departure of former top litigator Paul Clement. His departure from McDermott comes on the heels of a pair of IP partners defecting for Paul Hastings and as McDermott seeks to ramp up its private client practice.
: The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015
L. Okey Onyejekwe Jr., an Iraq War veteran and IP litigation partner with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in Silicon Valley, left the firm last month to focus on Zobreus Medical Corp., a startup mobile and health technology company that launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to revolutionize medical records.
Nell Gluckman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 18, 2015
The Am Law 100 firm announced Wednesday that it would let go off 21 lawyers and 17 professional staffers from its litigation department.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 18, 2015
South Florida's new managing partners are a more diverse group than in the past and include several women and one African-American.
Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 16, 2015
The slowdown in litigation facing the country's largest law firms has not only raised the specter of layoffs, but has also revealed that firms have made some of the same old hiring decisions in building back from the recession and may need to once again restructure.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 12, 2015
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman confirmed that it announced layoffs this week but declined to say how many lawyers or staff were affected.
Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015
Former lawmakers and staffers are starting their new careers.
Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : February 26, 2015
A suit filed by the Richard Avedon Foundation against an insurance company over coverage of a water-damaged piece of artwork has withstood a motion to dismiss.
Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 25, 2015
After taking a hit in 2013, the litigation-focused Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman saw its gross revenue grow 14.6 percent in 2014 as the firm finalized two massive mortgage-backed securities settlements on behalf of the U.S. Federal Housing and Finance Agency.
Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : February 23, 2015
A matrimonial judge's decision to jail a divorcing husband for contempt, and her finding that his "egregious economic fault" warranted giving two-thirds of an $8 million marital estate to his wife, have been upheld by the First Department.
Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 19, 2015
A U.S. Marine seeking to block a disciplinary proceeding he claims was brought because he alleged information was concealed in the 2012 murders of three fellow Marines in Afghanistan has lost his bid for a preliminary injunction.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 17, 2015
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman has obtained a $2.7 million judgment against hedge fund manager Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, after the law firm sued him for unpaid legal fees.
: New York Law Journal : February 17, 2015
Matthew Biben, former general counsel of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan Chase, has joined Debevoise & Plimpton; class action boutique Sanford Heisler is now named Sanford Heisler Kimpel to include partner Kate Kimpel; and more announcements.
: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015
The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.
June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015
Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 08, 2015
Jones Day and Polsinelli pick up a pair of Squire Patton Boggs health care practice leaders; Dickinson Wright and Jackson Lewis prepare for new offices; Paul Weiss picks up a top federal prosecutor; Willkie Farr makes another hire in Houston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015
Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2015
DLA Piper has been active on the lateral hiring front this year, but the global legal giant saw three finance lawyers leave its robust ranks this week for Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. One partner heading to Pillsbury was caught up in a high-profile overbilling suit filed against DLA Piper by a former client in 2013.
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.
Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 26, 2015
Jonathan Minsker has relocated from the New York office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman to become co-managiing partner in Miami.