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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 303
  • Gross Revenues: $223,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $735,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,080,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

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 200 129 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 143 -6 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 115 -3 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 33 7 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 33 -1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.

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.

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.

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.

Commercial Division Advisory Council Makes Headway

Suevon Lee. : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2013

Once just proposals on paper, the recommendations set forth by a task force on commercial litigation convened by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman a year and a half ago are gradually nearing actualization.

Commercial Division Advisory Council Makes Headway

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2013

Once just proposals on paper, the recommendations set forth by a task force on commercial litigation convened by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman a year and a half ago are gradually nearing actualization.

Concussion-Reduction Boasts by NFL Helmet Maker Said To Mislead

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Top helmet maker Riddell, already defending mass litigation by ex-NFL players, now faces a putative class action over ads that claimed its products helped stifle concussions.

Advisory Council Proposes New Accelerated Adjudication Procedure

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 10, 2013

Negotiating parties in the midst of drafting a contract may soon have a new incentive to bring their disputes before the Commercial Division: accelerated adjudication to help streamline litigation.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Abbie Maliniak joins Davis Wright Tremaine's health care practice as of counsel to the Los Angeles office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Proposed Preliminary Conference Form Would Create New 'Bedrock'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2013

In recognition of the increasing use of e-discovery in the Commercial Division, an advisory council has proposed the adoption of a uniform preliminary conference form that includes new detailed sections to provide the court with more information on the structure of discovery in a case.

Are Your 'Partners' Partners?

Steven W. Suflas and Ashley L. Wilson : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

If a lawyer wishes to bring a discrimination suit against her employer, the question of whether or not she is a "partner" makes all the difference.

Proposed Rule Change in Commercial Division Addresses Interrogatories

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 04, 2013

The Office of Court Administration has begun accepting public comment on a proposed new rule relating to the use of interrogatories in the statewide Commercial Division.

Hydroxatone To Pay $3M To Iron Out Wrinkles Over Skin Cream

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 26, 2013

A federal judge in Newark has signed off on a $3 million settlement of suits against the maker of anti-aging cream Hydroxatone over allegedly shoddy business practices.

IP Litigator Delphine Knight Brown Joins Axinn

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 20, 2013

Litigator Delphine Knight Brown has joined the intellectual property group at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider as a partner.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Ten firms announce new additions, among other news.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2013

Loeb & Loeb gains an advertising specialist; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton hires a new pro bono partner; and a longtime Treasury Department lawyer joins Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.

Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Toasts 25 Years

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 25, 2013

Twenty-five years ago, the framework surrounding commercial litigation in New York was a far cry from that which exists today: The Commercial Division had yet to be established, e-discovery was still unimaginable and the phrase “mortgage-backed security” didn't quite flood the lexicon of litigation as it tends to do now.

The Latest in Age Discrimination at Work On Monday's

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 21, 2013

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decision, new U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines and rejection of a 70-year-old law partner's "mandatory retirement" — maybe "old guys" are getting their revenge for age discrimination at work.