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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, McCarter & English, has 373 attorneys and is the 116th 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

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Tax Exemptions for Hospitals in Question After NJ Ruling

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 30, 2015

A ruling withdrawing the property tax exemption for Morristown Memorial Hospital could compel challenges to other health care facilities' exempt status, attorneys said.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 26, 2015

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Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 19, 2015

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Court Trims Claims Against Dow in Chemical Dispute

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 17, 2015

The Delaware Court of Chancery has whittled down the claims against Dow Chemical Co. in a suit over a failed joint development agreement with Akzo Nobel Coatings.

McCarter & English Starts Delaware-Based Lobbying Affiliate

Gina Passarella : Delaware Law Weekly : June 17, 2015

Newark, New Jersey-based McCarter & English has established a bipartisan government relations affiliate based out of Wilmington.


: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

O'Melveny and Pillsbury Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 14, 2015

Willkie Farr, Winston & Strawn and Sheppard Mullin make hires from two struggling firms with California roots; Blank Rome bolts on an IP boutique in Houston; Fried Frank loses its last partner in Asia; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Connell Foley Officially Returns to Newark

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Connell Foley, making good on plans to reestablish a meaningful physical presence in the city it called home for nearly five decades, has opened the doors to its new office space in Newark.

Announcing the 2015 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 09, 2015

Earlier this year, the Law Journal asked the New Jersey legal community to submit nominations for our annual New Leaders of the Bar. The nominations came pouring in, dozens upon dozens of them, all demonstrating the impressive work being done by young lawyers across the state.

Conn. Evidence Rules Updated To Include Texts, Computer Files and Other Digital Data

Thomas B. Scheffey : The Connecticut Law Tribune : June 08, 2015

New Haven Housing Court Judge Steven Ecker talks about how people in his courtroom often try to hand him their cellphones. Not to shoot a selfie or anything like that, but in an attempt to get a text message or other digital data introduced as evidence in their cases.

A No-Growth Year for Nation's Largest Law Firms

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Less than 1 percent increase in total partners and zero expansion in associate ranks in 2014.

Overall Population Change at NJ Firms Trails National Average

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Though nationwide lawyer head count was essentially flat last year, New Jersey firms still lost ground in a ranking of the most populous firms in the U.S.

Fighting to Win: A GC's View on Retaining Outside Counsel

Joseph Di Salvo : The Corporate Counselor : June 04, 2015

The most effective litigation management does not mean engaging an army of lawyers, but creating strong partners in smaller defense that can derail adversaries and protect clients' brand integrity.

Revenue & Census Changes at NJ-Based Firms*

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 29, 2015

Tracking revenue and census changes at New Jersey-based firms.

Revenue, Head Count Shrinking at Many Large NJ Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 29, 2015

Though individual performance has varied greatly, a majority of New Jersey's largest homegrown firms took steps back in gross revenue and attorney head count last fiscal year, and a few are even behind where they were five years ago.

NJ Firms Stay Steady on Am Law 200

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 28, 2015

Once again just four New Jersey-based firms made the cut in the recently released Am Law 200, and none gained or lost significant ground in the rankings despite some revenue changes.

Lowenstein's Revenue Up 3.1 Percent, PPP Down 8.4 Percent

David Gialanella : The American Lawyer : May 28, 2015

Lowenstein's edge is its focus on hedge fund and venture capital work.

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.

Litigation Department of the Year

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

We asked law firms across the state to tell us what makes their litigation departments the best: the big victories and important cases that demonstrate why clients choose them when litigation is on the table. The final list highlights firms' 2014 successes in the categories of general litigation, products liability, insurance, class action, employment and intellectual property.

Prepared to Go the Distance

Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : May 21, 2015

In examining some of the biggest cases McCarter & English lawyers handled last year, one may notice the frequent appearance of a single word that arguably sums up what has made the firm so successful in litigation: "trial."

Quietly Formidable

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

It may seem surprising that a quarter of the lawyers at McCarter & English—at 373 attorneys, it's New Jersey's most populous homegrown firm—are in intellectual property practice.

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.