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McCarter & English, LLP

  • Designation: Newark
  • Head Count: 373
  • Gross Revenues: $219,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $590,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $630,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

McCarter & English, is a Newark-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McCarter & English, has 371 attorneys and is the 118th largest firm in the United States.  With $219,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 134th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CT, DE, FL, MA, MD, NJ, NY and PA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 134 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 118 -2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 72 18 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 164 -12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Reed Smith Adds Seven as Sports Pro Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2015

A seven-partner team will open a new Frankfurt office for Reed Smith, which saw a top sports lawyer head for greener fields; Foley Hoag brings on Massachusetts' former attorney general; Cravath hires from Crowell & Moring; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Universities 'Peculiar Creatures' in Cybersecurity World

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

Cyberattacks targeting Rutgers University and Penn State University have brought the issue of cybersecurity close to home—but also served to reestablish that higher-education institutions are unique targets.

Takeda, AstraZeneca Sue 10 Generic Drugmakers

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 20, 2015

Pharmaceutical companies Takeda and AstraZeneca have filed 10 separate patent infringement suits against generic drugmakers looking to produce lower-cost versions of the lung disease drug Daliresp.

2015 Litigation Departments of the Year

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 18, 2015

Practice might not always make perfect. But it makes for more successful litigation. That's what we learned this year from the Connecticut Law Tribune's annual Litigation Departments of the Year competition. In addition to a truly impressive array of legal victories achieved by our winning firms, the articles in this special section outline an array of techniques that the firms use to prepare themselves for trial.

Verdicts & Settlements

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

A summary of this week's notable cases.

Nature of Bankruptcy Work Changing Amid Filing Declines

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Bankruptcy counseling—referred to by one attorney as "an industry in consolidation"—has always been a cyclical business, but the steady, years-long decline in new cases has required lawyers to rethink their practices to some extent.

Writing the Book on Business Law

Michelle Tuccitto Sullo : The Connecticut Law Tribune : May 18, 2015

The attorneys in the Connecticut offices of McCarter & English had big successes last year—such as bringing lengthy litigation over the University of Connecticut law library building to a conclusion and getting a favorable award in a high-stakes securities arbitration case.

Cardozo Appoints First Female Dean

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 15, 2015

Melanie Leslie will become the new dean of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the first woman and the first Cardozo graduate to fill that role. She is currently vice dean and a law professor at Cardozo, where she has taught since 1995.

Derivative Suit Against DuPont Over Monsanto Deal Tossed

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2015

Simply disagreeing with a company's rationale in deciding not to file suit over a failed business and litigation strategy was not enough to sustain a shareholder derivative action in a suit that involved a $1.2 billion jury verdict and findings of vexatious conduct by DuPont, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Judge Refuses Most Fees Sought in Acquihire Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 12, 2015

A San Mateo County judge awarded $150,000 of a $1.6 million fee request made by lawyers for PNY Technologies.

Jury Nixes Bellwether Case in Hip Implant MDL

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 12, 2015

The first federal bellwether trial in the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant multidistrict litigation ended May 12 with a jury in Newark finding plaintiff Christine Brady's suit was time-barred by a one-year statute of limitations from her home state of Louisiana.

Three Firms See Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 11, 2015

McKenna Long & Aldridge, O'Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman see more partners peel away; a former Bingham McCutchen tax partner rejoins her former colleagues at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; a Latham & Watkins antitrust litigator launches her own boutique; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nonequity Partner Ranks Still Swelling

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 07, 2015

The number of nonequity partners has continued to grow at bellwether firms and branches in New Jersey, and now makes up nearly half of partner ranks.

McCarter & English Promotes Wilmington Attorney to Partner

: Delaware Law Weekly : May 06, 2015

Makenzie Windfelder, a Wilmington-based attorney with McCarter & English, was promoted to partner.

Hip Implant Cases in Federal and State Courts Head to Trial

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : May 05, 2015

A leading hip implant manufacturer facing about 400 products liability lawsuits goes to trial in two separate cases this month, starting on Wednesday with the first federal court suit.

People in the News - May 5, 2015 - Rimol Joins Capehart Scatchard

: The Legal Intelligencer : May 05, 2015

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads partner Lathrop B. Nelson III was elected to the board of directors of the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan government watchdog group in Philadelphia that works to achieve clean and effective government, fair elections and informed citizens.

The 2015 New Jersey Top 20

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 24, 2015

In this year's survey, the has ranked firms based on head counts and revenue from New Jersey offices and lawyers only, even for firms headquartered in the state.

The 2015 New Jersey Top 20

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 24, 2015

The New Jersey Law Journal's 2015 survey of top-grossing firms and branches in the state looks different in many ways from years past, but almost all the familiar names remain.

Law School Dean Offers Tradition-Rocking Vision of Legal Profession's Future

Thomas B. Scheffey : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 23, 2015

Timothy Fisher, the dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law, owes his reputation as a private practice attorney in about equal measure to his work for the rich and powerful and the poor and forgotten.

EDPA Judge Rules Product-Hopping Not Anti-competitive

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 21, 2015

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has lost its bid to deem an Australian producer of acne medication in violation of antitrust laws for alleged “product-hopping.”

Fund for Exonerated Inmates Low on Reserves, Schedules Fundraiser

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 20, 2015

Kenneth Ireland spent 21 years behind bars for a rape and murder he did not commit. Miguel Roman served 20 years in prison for a murder that DNA evidence now shows was committed by another man who has since been convicted.

Business Groups Say NJ Too Soft on Expert Witnesses

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : April 17, 2015

Business interests and lawyers who represent them are urging that New Jersey discard its 22-year-old rule governing the admission of expert testimony and replace it with the more stringent federal standard.

Philly Ruling Gives Actavis Ammunition in Namenda Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 17, 2015

Arnold & Porter's Lisa Blatt quickly pounced on a ruling by a Philadelphia federal judge that echoed her arguments earlier this week in a closely watched Second Circuit appeal related to Actavis' Alzheimer's drug Namenda.

In-House Counsel Profile: DSM North America's Hugh Welsh

: The National Law Journal : April 13, 2015

DSM North America is a division of Koninklijke DSM N.V., a Dutch firm that North America president and general counsel Hugh Welsh calls "the biggest company you've never heard of."

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On The Move: New Partners Announced at NJ Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

Cole Schotz welcomes retiring U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Donald Steckroth, who will be based in Cole Schotz's New York and Hackensack offices.

Fungus Based Food Company in Conn. Hit by Repeated Lawsuits

Jay Stapleton : The Connecticut Law Tribune : April 07, 2015

When vegetarians and other diet-conscious eaters go to the supermarket in search of healthy alternatives to meat, the optimal word is healthy. For more than a decade, a British company with U.S. headquarters in Connecticut has tried to tap into that market with meatless dinner entrees.

NJWLA Hosts First Business Development Summit

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 06, 2015

More than 75 women attorneys attended the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association's ("NJWLA") Business Development Summit, presented by the Association's Women's Leadership Committee and newly-created In-House Counsel Committee at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park on Feb. 24.

Calendar: April 6, 2015

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 02, 2015

Calendar of events.

Big Firms Hit Home Run Ahead of Opening Day

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 02, 2015

As Major League Baseball prepares to begin its 2015 season—the first under new commissioner and former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius partner Robert Manfred Jr.—the union representing the league's players has filed its annual report detailing expenses to 14 outside legal advisers, including three Am Law 200 firms.