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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 293
  • Gross Revenues: $207,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $710,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $875,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -5

Kelley Drye & Warren is a New York-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Kelley Drye & Warren has 298 attorneys and is the 145th largest firm in the United States. With $212,000,000 in gross revenue in 2012, the firm placed 133rd on The American Lawyer's 2013 Am Law 200 ranking. The firm has offices in NY, DC, CA, IL, CT, NJ, and Belgium.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 138 -5 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 146 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 105 2 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 36 -3 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 33 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Caesars Loses Bid to Dismiss Creditor Action in Delaware

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.

Lewis Brisbois Lands in Wichita, Plus More Lateral Moves

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.

Goodwin Procter Slashes 2 Percent of Workforce

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.

National Firm Adds Attorneys to Conn. Corporate and Finance Practice

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : March 12, 2015

A national law firm is expanding its corporate and finance practice in Connecticut, adding two new partners in the state and a third who will eventually split her time between New York and Stamford.

Fried Frank and Paul Hastings Poach IP Heads, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 03, 2015

Patterson Belknap and Shearman & Sterling lose a pair of IP practice leaders; Cadwalader rebuilds in Houston; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Colt Executives Settle Multimillion-Dollar Employment Suit

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : February 24, 2015

Two former top executives for Colt's Manufacturing Co. have settled their multimillion-dollar wrongful termination claims against their former employer in a case that hinged on the validity of secretly drafted severance agreements.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: 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.

5 Tips for Tweeting Without Getting Sued for Defamation

Hajir Ardebili : Corporate Counsel : February 04, 2015

Online publishers who disseminate content that is factual, false and damaging to the reputation of another can find themselves defending a defamation lawsuit.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

Cargo Operator Found Liable for Damaged Equipment

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2015

A Manhattan Commercial Division judge has granted summary judgment in favor of a leasing company whose cargo handling equipment was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Circuit Holds Parties to $1.5 Billion Filing Error

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2015

The Second Circuit held that it did not matter that neither GM, nor its counsel at Mayer Brown, nor JP Morgan or its counsel at Simpson Thacher, intended a filing mistake that rendered a secured loan unsecured, the error will allow a group of creditors to pursue a clawback of some $1.5 billion in the GM bankruptcy case.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

NJ Fed. Judge Punts Suit vs. Riddell Over Helmet Claims

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2015

Class litigation against Riddell, claiming the company falsely advertised its football helmets as able to reduce the incidence of concussions, was tossed out by a New Jersey federal judge, though the plaintiffs will have a chance to amend the claims.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2015

Paul Hastings, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Debevoise & Plimpton and Boies, Schiller & Flexner make high-profile litigation hires; an Akin project finance head goes in-house; Kelley Drye & Warren adds a Bingham McCutchen refugee but loses its private equity chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Lateral moves at D.C. firms.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

Kelley Drye Selects New Chair of Firm

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2015

James Carr, who has been head of Kelley Drye & Warren's 15-attorney bankruptcy and restructuring practice since 2005, has been elected firmwide chair.

Kelley Drye Starts New Year With Leadership Shakeup

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2015

Kelley Drye & Warren welcomed the New Year with new chair James Carr as well as managing partner Lewis Rose. The changes point to Kelley Drye's efforts to become more of a national firm.

In First, New Kelley Drye Managing Partner is Based in D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2015

Kelley Drye & Warren's new managing partner will be based out of the Washington office for the first time, but that doesn't mean much will change at the firm. Lewis Rose, a 57-year-old advertising lawyer, assumed the job on Jan. 1.

Celebrating a Century

: New York Law Journal : December 19, 2014

The New York County Lawyers' Association marked its 100th annual dinner Wednesday night at the Waldorf-Astoria and honored the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on its 225th anniversary.

Chancery Court Appoints Special Discovery Master in Mining Dispute

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster has appointed a special discovery master in the dispute between two mining companies over the $436 million sale of coal mines and related assets. The vice chancellor ordered the appointment after holding the plaintiff failed to provide the court with an adequate privilege log on five occasions.

Introducing the NJLJ Young Lawyers Advisory Board

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : November 25, 2014

Introducing the New Jersey Law Journal Young Lawyers Advisory Board.

Bingham, Edwards Wildman Partners Defect, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Bingham McCutchen lawyers head for the exits; Kirkland & Ellis hires again from Covington & Burling; a quick turnaround for two Quinn Emanuel litigators; government roles beckon some big firm partners and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gerber Baby Formula Ads Are Misleading, FTC Claims

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : October 30, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued baby food maker Gerber Products Co., alleging the company misled consumers by suggesting that its “Gerber Good Start Gentle” formula prevents or reduces the risk babies will develop allergies.

Judge Shuts Door on Hotel Price-Fixing Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : October 28, 2014

Eight months after Hagens Berman got a second chance to press claims that top Internet booking sites and the country's biggest hotel chains conspired to fix room prices, on Tuesday a federal judge in Dallas dismissed the case for good.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.