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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. The firm ranked 132nd on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $203,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. The firm placed 137th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size with 321 attorneys. Kelley Drye is a business law firm specializing in bankruptcy, tax law, and commercial litigation. The firm's numerous practice groups include antitrust and trade regulation, health care, intellectual property, and white-collar crime. The firm's clients range from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, as well as an office in Brussels. In addition, Kelley Drye has an affiliated office in Mumbai. Kelley Drye & Warren merged with Collier Shannon Scott in April of 2006.

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

New Deals

Vinayak Balasubramanian and Alexandra Wilson : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Italian lottery operator GTECH S.p. has announced that it would acquire Las Vegas-based slot machine maker International Game Technology for $6.4 billion. Albemarle Corporation announced that it plans to acquire competitor Rockwood Holdings for $6.2 billion in a cash and stock deal, a move that will combine two of the world's largest specialty chemical companies.

The New Commercial Division Rules You Need to Know

Jay G. Safer : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 24, 2014

Jay Safer of Locke Lord writes: The New York Commercial Division has become a truly innovative court improving efficiency, lowering costs and shortening the duration of litigation. During the past year, numerous significant new Commercial Division rules have been generated—and more are coming. They will dramatically change the way cases are litigated.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

BNY Mellon, a corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, will be moving its world headquarters to Brookfield Place from 1 Wall St. Also, boutique law firms Katz Melinger and W.R. Samuels Law have combined forces at 280 Madison Ave.

How To Fortify Active Directory Against Attack

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 23, 2014

A recent blog post from Israeli cybersecurity company Aorato has drawn attention to a security flaw in Microsoft's Active Directory.

Four Firms Advise on Chemical Companies' Merger

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 16, 2014

Shearman & Sterling, Troutman Sanders, Kelley Drye & Warren and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised in Albemarle Corporation's acquisition of Rockwood Holdings.

Turn Up the Heat: Serious Summer Books

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

12 on 12, part two: A baker's dozen of nonfiction books to add to your summer reading list.

Is 2014 the Year of Cybersecurity Info Sharing?

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 11, 2014

This week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence approved the Cyber Information Share Act.

Law Firms Respond to Security Risks in Client Data

Judith Flournoy : Law Technology News : January 07, 2014

After being dubbed the "soft underbelly of American cybersecurity," law firms embrace robust security programs.

The FCC's New Approach to Cybersecurity

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

The Federal Communication Commission will focus on information sharing, network protection and situational awareness.

Mediation Program in Commercial Division Set to Launch

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A new pilot program sending one out of every five cases assigned in Manhattan's Commercial Division to mediation is set to take effect July 28, court administrators have announced.

Obituary: Kevin J. Walsh

: New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Kevin Walsh, a partner at Locke Lord whose practice included antitrust work as well as international litigation and arbitration matters, died of cancer on June 22.

Mediation Pilot Set to Begin in Manhattan Commercial Division

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 26, 2014

A new pilot program sending one out of every five cases assigned in Manhattan's Commercial Division to mediation is set to take effect July 28, court administrators have announced.

Legal Hackers Tackle Revenge Porn and Parolee Reentry

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 25, 2014

Projects include an app that helps parolees discretely access information about drug tests.

Rule Proposes New Limits to Commercial Depositions

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2014

One aspect of litigation practice that sets the New York Commercial Division apart from the federal courts and a majority of other states is the right to conduct as many depositions for however long a party so chooses.

New Limits on Depositions Proposed in Commercial Division

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

One aspect of litigation practice that sets the New York Commercial Division apart from the federal courts and the majority of other states is the right to conduct as many depositions for however long a party so chooses—but that could soon change.

Raging Bull Ruling Could Encourage Delayed Copyright Claims

Joshua M. Keesan : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

The Supreme Court's decision in May to revive a copyright suit against MGM has potentially wide-ranging implications.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Edwards Wildman, Polsinelli Bulk Up, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Edwards Wildman Palmer and Polsinelli poach toxic tort team on opposite coasts, the newly combined Squire Patton Boggs makes its first lateral hire, Foley & Lardner gets a new COO and more lateral moves from across The Am Law 200.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Levine Lee has added the former deputy chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District as a partner and Brown Rudnick has added the former deputy chief appellate attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District, among other moves.

Model Preliminary Conference Order Reflects Collective Effort

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2014

Reflecting changing priorities within the Commercial Division, a model preliminary conference order recently adopted for optional use has been altered from the version released for public comment in December to include a new section on alternative dispute resolution and more.

The Churn: Covington Adds EU Competition Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Covington hires Clifford Chance partner Johan Ysewyn in Brussels to head its European competition practice while another partner returns to the fold.

Passing Down The Law Firm's Reins

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 02, 2014

Succession planning for law firms and their clients is vital to ensure continued operations when a founding partner dies. However, some small firms refuse to talk about a change in control.

OCA Adopts New Rule to Trim Adjudication Process

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 21, 2014

The Office of Court Administration has adopted a new rule that will give parties drafting a contract the option to accelerate the disposition of any future-arising disputes by removing the usual brakes to litigation in the Commercial Division.

Nestlé USA Lobby Effort to Focus on Child Labor

Andrew Ramonas : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

As holiday shoppers eye chocolate bunnies and other sweets this week, a former top lobbyist for Nestlé USA Inc. is focusing her attention on an agreement the candy company signed to reduce child labor in the cocoa industry.

Nestlé USA Lobby Effort to Focus on Child Labor

Andrew Ramonas : Corporate Counsel : January 18, 2014

A former top lobbyist for Nestlé USA Inc. is focusing her attention on an agreement the candy company signed to reduce child labor in the cocoa industry.

Pre-Conference Disclosure Proposal Finds Inspiration in ADR

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 14, 2014

Can a small addition to a subsection of the Commercial Division rules help nudge parties closer to an earlier settlement and ultimately save on the costs of litigation? An advisory group tasked with recommending ways to improve practices in New York's business court thinks so, for reasons that stem from the alternative dispute resolution context.

Getting on Even Footing with a Commercial Landlord

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

The power dynamic between tenants and landlords in commercial leases can often seem "wildly skewed in favor of the landlord."

OCA Proposal on Privilege Logs Seeks to Trim Costs, Time

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

In a complex commercial case, preparing a log containing a separate entry for each document for which privilege is asserted can cost clients up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. A proposed change would allow parties to group entries by category.

Proposal on Privilege Logs Seeks to Trim Costs, Save Time

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 04, 2014

A proposed rule issued by the Office of Court Administration Thursday would modify privilege log practice in the Commercial Division to streamline the process and ease the burden and costs on litigants.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Ford & Harrison Goes Global in a Busy Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 26, 2014

Ford & Harrison raised its international profile by joining a global alliance of labor and employment firms, Ius Laboris, while adding a U.S. office in Florida and an affiliate in Philadelphia amid continued price-sensitivity by clients.

Judge Limits Scope of Health Worker Whistleblower Law

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

A New York whistleblower law for healthcare workers does not apply to pharmacists, a Brooklyn judge has ruled, dismissing a lawsuit by a hospital pharmacist who claimed she was fired for complaining about unsafe working conditions.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Norberto Quintana joins Holland & Knight's financial-services practice as partner in the New York office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Do Law Firms Need Cyberinsurance?

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 18, 2014

Despite the risk-averse nature generally associated with the legal industry, many law firms do not view themselves as at risk for a data breach and, therefore, have not purchased what is known as cyberinsurance.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Law Firms Face Pressure From Clients on Data Security

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Forget client service or rate flexibility. If a law firm wants to get, or even keep, business, data security plans are often now the price of admission.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Craig Wolfe has joined Sheppard Mullin as a partner, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Bond Schoeneck member Laura Harshbarger as chair of the Fourth Department Judicial Screening Committee, and other announcements.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 24, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Churn: 14-Lawyer Team Joins Lewis Brisbois, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Lewis Brisbois launches a new office near Philadelphia with a team of 14 laterals, including eight partners, from Nelson Levine; Pfizer's assistant general counsel heads to Paul Hastings; and O'Melveny's London office adds a Kirkland M&A partner.

Court Finds Generic Acid Reflux Drug Doesn't Infringe Prevacid Patent

Drew Carroll : The Recorder : January 20, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the validity of a patent held by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, but concluded a generic alternative does not infringe.

New Proposals Draw Few, if Pointed, Comments

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 19, 2014

The Office of Court Administration's plans to speed up and standardize procedures in the Commercial Division have been met with little to no opposition--a sign that these measures generally have found favor with the litigation bar.

Hotels, Travel Sites Beat Price-Fixing Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that hotel chains and online travel companies conspired to fix the price of rooms booked online, handing a big win to a brigade of defense firms.

The Churn: Bingham Loses Trio of Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A three-partner litigation team moves from Bingham McCutchen to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Greenberg Traurig sees its lawyers jump to Dechert, Husch Blackwell and Squire Sanders; and the chair of Dorsey's labor and employment practice joins Littler Mendelson.

Court Boosts Manhattan Commercial Threshold to $500,000

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2014

The increase, the first since 2009, is expected to reduce the judges' docket size in the Commercial Division in Manhattan by roughly 20 percent.

Monetary Threshold in New York's Commercial Division Increased

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 29, 2014

New York court officials Tuesday approved raising to $500,000 the amount required for disputes to be adjudicated in Manhattan's Commercial Division, marking the first time since 2009 the amount has been increased.