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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

  • Designation: Morristown, N.J.
  • Head Count: 274
  • Gross Revenues: $122,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $445,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,000,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter was created in May 2004 as a result of the merging of two New Jersey law firms. The firm's attorneys work from ten offices, three in New Jersey, three in Connecticut, and one each in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Colorado. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 184th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 with gross revenue of $110,000,000 in 2010. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter has 272 attorneys and is the 156th largest firm in the United States. 2006 was the first year that the firm ranked on the NLJ 250. The firm has sixteen practice area groups, including litigation, labor and employment, insurance, fidelity and surety, construction, corporate, white collar crime, tax, and corporate compliance.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 181 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 162 -15 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 119 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 197 14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Ruling Allows Police to Limit Release of Information

Christian Nolan : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 11, 2014

In a 7-0 decision, the state Supreme Court ruled that state law allows police to release only the most basic information about an arrest while prosecution is pending.

Firm Financials

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A look at the yearly numbers behind the 's yearly Top 20, and New Jersey's biggest firms.

Casal v. Hyundai Motor America

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Lemon Law Allows Attorney Fees Arising from Optional Vehicle Protection Contracts

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

N.J. Firms Improve Pro Bono Numbers But Still Lag

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

New Jersey firms showed improvement in their dedication to volunteer work, though there's plenty of room for further gains, a recent survey of national pro bono work at large firms shows.

NJ Court Broadens Fee-Shifting in Lemon Law Cases

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2014

New Jersey's Lemon Law authorizes attorney fee awards where a lawyer's assistance is needed to aid the buyer—even if it's dealer options that are at issue, a state appeals court said Wednesday in a suit against Hyundai.

Suspended Judge Wants Voicemails She Left for Cops

Jennifer Genova and Gina Passarella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The legal defense team for suspended Middlesex County Judge Carlia Brady wants the "authentic" voicemails of her calls to the Woodbridge Police Department.

NJ Firms Say First-Year Hiring Status Quo, Despite NALP Report

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

NALP reported that first-year associate hiring is increasing at BigLaw, but the trend has yet to manifest itself at many of New Jersey's largest firms and branches.

Magistrate Judge Arleo Picked for Elevation to District Judge Seat

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Madeline Cox Arleo, who's spent 14 years as a federal magistrate judge in New Jersey, is nominated to a district court seat.

Lottery Case Makes Loser Out Of Winner

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 24, 2014

More than 25 years ago, an Iowa man was lucky enough to win $3 million in his state's lottery. But that's where John Flanery's good fortune ended.

On The Move: Thomas Prol Joins Laddey, Clark & Ryan

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A partner and an associate each for Laddey, Clark & Ryan and Wolff & Samson, while William Matsikoudis and Derek Fanciullo join DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole.

Sarah Palin Files Motion for Dismissal Against NJMG

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is asking a federal court to dismiss a media group's lawsuit lodged against her for adorning her social media pages with its famed photograph of firemen raising the American flag over Ground Zero.

N.J. Horsemen's Association Bets on Gambling Petition

Jamie Schuman : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

It's legal to bet on the National Basketball Association playoffs at the casinos in Las Vegas, but not at casinos in Atlantic City. New Jersey wants to change that.

N.J. Firms Contract in Size Even as Head Counts Up in National Survey

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

As head counts at large U.S. firms grew almost 4 percent on average, the most populous New Jersey firms were heading in the other direction.

Summer Hiring at Large N.J. Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Summer Hiring at Large N.J. Firms

Winners and Losers: June 9, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Winners and losers around the state for the week of June 9.

Court Addresses Sexual Rights Of The Mentally Ill

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 06, 2014

People don't necessarily give up their right to consent to sex — including sadomasochistic encounters — when they are deemed unable to handle their own affairs and placed under the supervision of a conservator, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled.

OPRA Requester Can't Be Dunned for Lawyer's Review of His Own Billings

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

When New Jersey agencies respond to records requests for the legal bills of outside counsel, they cannot charge for the cost of reviewing the bills in order to redact privileged and confidential information, a judge says.

Donovan v. Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2014

County Executive Has Power To Appoint Municipal Accountant For Audit

Donovan v. Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2014

County Executive Has Power to Appoint County Auditor

Summer Associate Hiring Falls to A New Low at New Jersey Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Summer hiring at New Jersey firms and branches, which plateaued at well below pre-recession rates in recent years, now has hit a new low.

N.J. Supreme Court Will Decide if Watchdogs Can Be Whistleblowers

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 04, 2014

A New Jersey Supreme Court case that promises to have a major impact on the scope of whistleblower protection in the state has drawn participation from both sides of the employment bar.

N.J. Firms Steady in AmLaw 200, But Two Slide Off the Board

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

New Jersey firms held their ground in the recently released national AmLaw 200 rankings, though two that have made appearances before failed to make the cut.

Unapproved Opinions: May 22-28, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2014

Opinions not approved for publication.

Christie Hires Gibbons Lawyer To Defend Against Whistleblower Suit

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The Christie administration has brought in a private attorney from one of New Jersey's most prominent law firms to take over the defense of a two-year-old whistleblower suit that accuses it of taking over a county prosecution and having the charges dropped in order to protect political cronies.

Suit Over Online Gaming Deal Headed to N.J. Federal Court

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A suit against a New Jersey business that tried but failed to buy an Atlantic City casino by a vendor contracted to provide Internet gambling services has been moved to New Jersey by a federal judge in Kentucky.

Daily Decision Service Alert: Vol. 23, No. 101 - May 27, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Daily decision alert.

Nonequity Partner Ranks Swell at N.J. Firms, Per National Trend

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

In New Jersey, the proportion of nonequity partners has grown every year, for at least the past eight years, at the 20 firms and branches ranked in the 's most recent annual survey of top-grossing firms.

Nuveen Municipal Trust v. Withumsmith+Brown P.C.

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Affidavit of Merit Required in Action Alleging Fraud by Accounting Firm

Association Installs New Slate of Officers

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The NJSBA installs new officers for 2014-2015.

Affidavit of Merit Statute Applies to Fraud Claims Against Professionals

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Claims against a law firm and an accounting firm over a $10 million investment loss are subject to New Jersey's statute requiring affidavits of merit in professional liability cases, a federal appeals court has held.

Bar-Owning Lawyers Suspended Retroactively for Fraud on IRS

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Two New Jersey attorneys who once owned a tavern and admitted to shirking federal taxes obligations are facing suspensions of their law licenses, though in essence for time already served.

Carpenter Hurt in Scaffold Fall Wins $2.75 Million Recovery

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

A carpenter won a $3.5 million verdict for injuries from a scaffold fall but will recover only $2.75 million due to a high-low settlement.

Litigation Department Of The Year: Sam Schoonmaker Has Left A Lasting Mark On Divorce Law In Connecticut

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 29, 2014

For more than 40 years, Greenwich divorce lawyer Samuel V. Schoonmaker III has advised television personalities and jet-set executives on how to end their marriages. He served as divorce counsel to fashion trendsetter Martha Stewart, financier Carl Icahn and former football start Frank Gifford.

Malpractice Suit Against Lawyer for 'Real Housewives' Husband Bounced

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A former business partner suing Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice for fraud can't proceed with a malpractice cause of action against Giudice's lawyer for failing to warn him.

Sills Cummis' Gross and Net Down, But Profits per Partner Are Stable

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey's largest and perennially highest-grossing firms saw a drop-off in revenue and a sharp decline in net profits in the last fiscal year.

Large N.J. Firms Sluggish in Revenue, Profits

Ronald J. Fleury : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

New Jersey's bellwether firms continued in 2013 the retrenchment that began a year earlier, as revenues stayed virtually flat while profits abated slightly.

Tri-County Scholarship Fund Awards Reception

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The Tri-County Scholarship Fund's awards reception, Riker's parade march and two mock trials.

Calcagni, Kanefsky Leave AG's Office, Open New Firm

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Thomas Calcagni and Eric Kanefsky, two high-ranking officials in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, are leaving to become partners at their own boutique firm.

Innes v. Marzano-Lesnevich

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Damages Award To Father Upheld After Lawyer Gives Child's Passport To Mother

Work-Product Privilege Covers Using Experts' Prior Testimony To Impeach

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Lawyers who track down an opposing expert's testimony from prior cases must disclose it during discovery but need not say which testimony they plan to use in cross-examining the expert at trial, a New Jersey appeals court says.

Law Firm That Enabled Child Snatch Wins Partial Relief From Damages

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A New Jersey matrimonial lawyer and her firm, hit with a $1.4 million malpractice judgment for their role in enabling an international child abduction, have prevailed in lowering the damages assessed against them.

Ruling Adds Twist To Bushnell Slander Lawsuit

CHRISTIAN NOLAN : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 31, 2014

Whether a defamation claim can result from comments made to a legislative body has become the central issue in an ongoing lawsuit between an online Connecticut ticket business and a well-known Hartford theater.

People in the News - March 28, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 28, 2014

Tom Duffy of Duffy + Partners was named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Homeless Advocacy Project.

Estates of Workers Killed by Toxic Fumes Settle for $3.5M

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

An Essex County jury awarded $3.5 million on March 13 to the estates of two men who died after inhaling toxic fumes at a commercial laundry, plus more large settlements statewide.

Gibbons Revenue Stays Flat in 2013, First Growth Stagnation in a Decade

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Gibbons, one of New Jersey's top-earning and most populous homegrown firms, saw revenues stay essentially flat in fiscal 2013—the first year it failed to grow revenue in a decade.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Am Law Attorneys Take Wheel in 'Bridgegate'

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie and others ensnared in New Jersey's latest political scandal lawyer up.

Aeriel v. School District of Newark: $5 Million

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The state-operated Newark school district's agreement to pay $5 million to settle an Essex County suit over the shooting of four people, three fatally, at a school playground was one of two tied for the second-highest settlement against a public entity in 2013.

McElroy Deutsch Grows Revenue to $122.5M Despite Drop in Lawyers

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, New Jersey's second-largest firm, managed to grow its revenue markedly last year even though its head count declined.

McElroy Deutsch Adds Two Judges To Its Growing ADR Group

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter has beefed up its alternative dispute resolution practice by reeling in retired judges, most recently U.S. District Judge Dennis Cavanaugh, who became a partner as of Feb. 1.

Supreme Court Ruling Empowers Appellate Judges

THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 14, 2014

Appellate lawyer Daniel Klau is like the goalie in a soccer game who's just lost a 1-0 game, with the winning goal booted in by the referee. The deciding legal issue in his case was interjected at the appeal stage by the Appellate Court itself. Since then, Klau has been asking, "Is this really possible?"

Lowenstein Revenue Growth Fueled By Spike in Transactional Practice

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Lowenstein Sandler, one of New Jersey's highest-grossing home-grown firms, enjoyed strong revenue growth last year thanks largely to a marked rise in transactional work.

Christie Campaign Gets Green Light To Use Election Funds for Legal Fees

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

New Jersey election law regulators say Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign committee can use unspent funds—and raise more—to pay its legal fees and expenses to comply with document subpoenas in the investigation of last fall's George Washington Bridge access lane closures that crippled traffic.

Christie Campaign Bridgegate Counsel Seeks To Tap Leftover Election Funds

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

The Patton Boggs lawyer retained by Gov. Chris Christie's campaign committee to respond to subpoenas in the unfolding scandal over George Washington Bridge lane closures last fall is asking permission to access unused campaign funds to pay the firm's fees.

Name-Dropping To Impress Client Gets Criminal Lawyer Suspended

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A lawyer has drawn a three-month suspension for telling a client in a 2007 criminal case that an alleged connection to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff could help win a better deal.

Unapproved Opinions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Opinions not approved for publication.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Extracurricular activities.

Patton Boggs Hired in Bridgegate by Christie Campaign, New Jersey GOP

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

The latest subpoenaed parties to lawyer up in the fast-moving investigation into George Washington Bridge lane closures last fall are Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee, who on Thursday retained Patton Boggs.

Daily Decision Service Alert: Vol. 23, No. 15 - January 23, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Daily decision alert.

Rutgers Staffer Who Blew Whistle On Rice Is Pushing To Depose Him

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Eric Murdock, the former Rutgers University employee whose release of videotapes of player mistreatment led to the ouster of basketball coach Mike Rice and athletic director Tim Pernetti, says the two men are blocking discovery in his wrongful-termination suit.