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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
David Bario : New York Law Journal : May 22, 2015
Three major law firms are appealing a court decision letting Facebook's suit against them proceed.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015
After losing an early bid to escape the wrath of Facebook Inc., DLA Piper, Milberg and others are hoping they'll have better luck before a New York appeals court.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015
Altman Weil's seventh annual survey of law firms reveals that most have not bounced fully back since the Great Recession. Among the biggest challenges facing big firms today are overcapacity, new sources of competition and aging partners who don't have solid succession plans.
: New York Law Journal : May 11, 2015
The New York Law Journal congratulates the 50 young lawyers chosen as 2015 Rising Stars by a panel of 24 esteemed judges.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2015
The number of individuals employed in the legal services industry increased in April, despite a recent spate of staff reductions at Am Law 200 firms. Proskauer Rose became the latest to join those making cutbacks.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : May 08, 2015
The Court of Appeals Thursday reinstated a lawsuit against Goldman Sachs & Co. for allegedly inducing an insurer to cover a mortgage-backed security that was designed to fail. The court also issued a ruling on whether judges can compel prosecutors to call witnesses or take other actions within their discretion under threat of contempt.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 07, 2015
Being called a "sophisticated investor" may be less of a handicap for plaintiffs in New York after a ruling by the state's highest court Thursday in .
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2015
New York Law Journal reporter Christine Simmons conducts an informal survey of nine law firm leaders on their expectations for the rest of 2015 based on the first quarter of the year.
Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : April 29, 2015
Sullivan & Cromwell's Bob Giuffra scored a win in the latest chapter of a litigation saga involving Charles Ergen of DISH Network and Philip Falcone of Harbinger Capital Partners.
Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : April 27, 2015
The question of when the beneficiaries of an IRS-targeted tax shelter should be allowed to sue their enablers will go to the Florida Supreme Court.
Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015
The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.
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.