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Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 282
  • Gross Revenues: $234,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $830,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,845,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman has 282 attorneys and is the 151st largest firm in the United States.  With $234,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 127th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, GA, NJ, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 127 -8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 131 -14 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 101 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 65 -9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 47 -32 Summer programs

In the News

Head Count Declines Outpaced Growth Among NY Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 11, 2016

The largest law firms in New York showed wide disparity in attorney head count growth, and gains at some firms were outweighed by deep drops at others.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : July 04, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Elements of Fraud Absent, Panel Says in Dismissing $70M Suit

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Dismissal of a fraud suit brought by a prominent private equity fund against stockholders of an Israeli company was warranted, as the complaint failed to satisfy any of the three components of a fraud claim, an appellate court ruled.

Mintz Levin's Weld Joins the Presidential Election Circus

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

Not feeling Clinton or Trump? Big Law voters may want to consider former governor Bill Weld. Now at Mintz Levin's ML Strategies, the Harvard Law School graduate recently got the call to become a vice presidential nominee on the Libertarian Party ticket.

Alter, 5 Others Leave Kasowitz to Start Family Law Boutique

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 03, 2016

Eleanor Alter, a sought-after divorce attorney representing celebrities and law firm partners alike, has left Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman with five other attorneys to form a family law boutique.

The Am Law Second Hundred: Taking a Dive

Jennifer Henderson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Overall, the firms in the bottom half of the Am Law 200 had a rougher year than their richer counterparts.

Law Firm, Creditors Seek Proceeds From Dakota Apartment

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 19, 2016

Now that hedge fund manager Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher's apartments at the Dakota are on the market for more than $13 million, his former attorneys at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman soon may be paid after years of litigating against him.

Energy Future Creditors Protest Accelerated Bankruptcy Plan

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : May 18, 2016

Energy Future Holdings Corp. is running into strong headwinds from creditors as it tries speed up its schedule in its $42 billion Chapter 11 restructuring by seeking the court's approval of its new plan.

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.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Fourth Circuit Ruling Means Insurance Company Has to Defend Business Following Breach

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : April 14, 2016

One attorney says the case 'should be a lesson to insurers that bad cases make bad law.'

Goldman Sachs Deal May Spell Big Payday for Kellogg Huber, Korein Tillery

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Under a contingency fee deal with the National Credit Union Administration, the firms may enjoy a hefty cut of a $5.1 billion settlement with Goldman that was announced on Monday.

'Savings Provision' Clarifed in RMBS Cases

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 11, 2016

The Commercial Division justice assigned to hear residential mortgage-backed securities cases issued companion rulings March 29 that limited the use of the CPLR's "savings provision" by the plaintiffs' bar to revive cases dismissed on statute of limitations grounds.

It Takes a Lot of Lawyers to Represent Donald Trump

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

The real estate mogul turned presidential candidate has sued or been sued myriad times. Who are his firms of choice?

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 15, 2016

Nixon Peabody, McKool Smith, K&L Gates and Bracewell have added new attorneys, while other firms announce promotions.

New Partners Yearbook 2016

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

The Law Journal's annual yearbook on new partners, including lateral hires, in New Jersey.

The Am Law 100: Kasowitz Benson's Rebound Falls Short

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : March 08, 2016

After a rebound year in 2014, New York-based Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman saw some key financial metrics slip last year, and that was before a key insurance recovery group left the firm in January.

Conn. Indian Tribe Sues State Over Casino Plans

MICHELLE TUCCITTO SULLO : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 07, 2016

A proposal to build a third casino in Connecticut continues to attract lawsuits.