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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
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 20, 2014
Goodwin Procter, Hogan Lovells and Willkie Farr & Gallagher grabbed roles this week on a $2.29 billion initial public offering for Paramount Group, the largest-ever public listing for a real estate investment trust.
Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : November 14, 2014
Bank of America will continue to face over $1.7 billion in liability for more than 4,000 residential mortgage-backed securities that were originated by Countrywide Financial Corp. after a Manhattan Commercial Division ruling Thursday.
: New York Law Journal : November 10, 2014
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "Special Considerations and Challenges in Data Security Investigations," "Separate Representation for Employees in Investigations: A Delicate Line," "Health Care Fraud: First, Do No Harm," "Protecting Consultants' Work Product in Investigations," and "Enforcement Trends Change the Dynamics of Investigations."
: VerdictSearch : October 29, 2014
Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : October 29, 2014
Never underestimate how hard the rich—in this case a hedge fund founder and a clothing magnate—will fight over oceanfront property.
David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 20, 2014
The lawsuit, filed by lawyers at Kellogg Huber, alleges that leading partners at DLA Piper, Milberg and other firms knew or should have known that Paul Ceglia forged the contract at the heart of his highly publicized ownership case against Facebook.
Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 14, 2014
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman cannot pursue a breach of contract claim for $2.3 million in legal fees against a former client's company, a judge has ruled.
Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 08, 2014
McGuireWoods has added three partners in the past month—most recently tax lawyer Gerald Thomas II from Morris Manning & Martin this week.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 08, 2014
Legacy firm Patton Boggs, along with Kenyon & Kenyon, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro, were the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts drop the most over the past 12 months, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. A handful of Am Law 200 firms saw double-digit percentage increases, including Stinson Leonard Street, mostly as a result of mergers.
: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014
Final Judgment Setting Insurance Coverage for Asbestos Claims Affirmed
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 07, 2014
Bingham McCutchen has one partner left in London following the departure of a restructuring specialist for King & Spalding, which lost the founder of its London office to General Electric. Meanwhile, Schiff Hardin heads to Dallas, along with other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : October 03, 2014
Attorney Howard L. Bressler writes that in the summer of 2000, "life was good. Life was good." Then he was diagnosed with cancer. Bressler, a special counsel at Kasowitz Benson, says that he refused to be defined by his illness. Lawyerlike, he began to research his life-threatening condition and strategies to beat it, which he writes about in "The Layman's Guide to Surviving Cancer: From Diagnosis Through Treatment and Beyond."
Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : September 30, 2014
Long-running litigation between a company that sued more than 50 of its insurance carriers over $1.85 billion in coverage for asbestos claims culminated on Sept. 30 in a precedential decision by a New Jersey appeals court.
Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 29, 2014
A private healthcare provider will pay $440,000 in restitution to two counties under a settlement with New York state officials over its alleged failure to provide contracted-for medical services to jail inmates.
Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014
The Chapter 11 restructuring of Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank, led by Gibson Dunn, saw U.S. bankruptcy courts faced for the first time with the world of Shariah law.
Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 24, 2014
The founders of a designer women's footwear line are entitled to more than $1.8 million in back pay after a Manhattan state judge found they were fired without cause by a manufacturer who purchased a majority stake in their business eight years ago.
Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : September 24, 2014
Attorneys Steven J. Hammer, Jonathan Gdanski and Scott P. Schlesinger still got a survival claim despite the jury finding smoking-related diseases did not cause their client's death.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014
Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 12, 2014
Like more than a dozen bank defendants before it, HSBC on Friday reached a megabucks settlement to end its mortgage-backed securities fight with Fannie and Freddie's conservator.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014
"Any lawyer worth his salt knows a dead person cannot maintain a personal injury action," an appellate panel wrote in throwing out hundreds of defective personal injury cases brought by Florida lawyer Norwood Wilner.
Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : September 10, 2014
The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. has signed a lease for 250,000 square feet for the creation of a three-level Neiman Marcus anchor store at The Shops of Hudson Yards, a 1-million-square-foot retail center under construction on Manhattan's far West Side.
Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : September 09, 2014
An investment fund that served as a creditor to former owners of the Liverpool Football Club avoided being outscored by its opponent last week when an appellate panel found that it properly alleged a $70 million breach of contract claim against the competing lender that provided additional loan financing.
Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 05, 2014
An investment fund that served as a creditor to former owners of the Liverpool Football Club avoided being outscored by its opponent Thursday when an appellate panel held it properly alleged a $70 million breach of contract claim against the competing lender that provided additional loan financing.
Christine Simmons and Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 03, 2014
Partially reversing a lower court, a state appeals panel has ruled that dissolved law firm Arkin Kaplan Rice is still responsible for its office sublease.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 02, 2014
Adopting an argument that other courts have rejected, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled that the FDIC waited too long to sue Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and other banks that sold mortgage-backed securities.
Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 28, 2014
We've lost count of how many times the banks sued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency for selling shoddy mortgage-backed securities have had their defenses slapped down by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote.
Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 27, 2014
The administrator unwinding MF Global called on Kasowitz Benson to sue PricewaterhouseCoopers, claiming that the accounting firm's advice led MF Global to amass enormous exposure to European debt, contributing to more than $1 billion in losses.
: VerdictSearch : August 13, 2014
: New York Law Journal : August 11, 2014
In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal : "The Future of Channel Bundling: Full Course Option, or TV à la Carte?," "Overcoming Confusion for Franchisors," "The Bankruptcy Automatic Stay: A Guide for Commercial Litigators" and "Shifting Sands: Practical Advice on Delaware Fee-Shifting Bylaws."
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