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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

  • Designation: Morristown, N.J.
  • Head Count: 286
  • Gross Revenues: $115,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $405,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $935,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 200 182 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 148 8 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 122 44 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 211 -42 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

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

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.

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.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Extracurricular Activities.

Arrest Records Are New FOI Battleground

THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 10, 2014

The Freedom of Information Act amendment requires the police agency to provide at least one of the following: an arrest report, incident report, news release or some similar report of the arrest.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Extracurricular activities.

Suspension Urged for Attorney Who Padded Bills With Bogus Depositions

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 26, 2013

New Jersey disciplinary authorities are recommending a three-month suspension for Neil Day, a former Coughlin Duffy partner who admitted he padded his time sheets with time entries for depositions that never occurred.

People in the News - December 23, 2013

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2013

The public interest litigation committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is set to present a short program on the court's Prisoner Civil Rights Panel at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in Room 3044 of the federal courthouse.

Waste Management of N.J. Inc. v. Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority

Debra McLoughlin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Interlocutory injunctive relief may be granted to preserve the parties' positions and subject matter of the suit regardless of doubts about the movants' likelihood of success.

Man Disabled by 9/11 Found Not Entitled to Relief

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2013

Although all parties to the case agreed Joseph Viti was rendered disabled by witnessing the attacks at the World Trade Center, a Southern District judge denied Viti's claims that his disability was so severe that it made him miss the deadline for appealing the denial of insurance benefits.

Court Panel To Kick Tires on N.J. Rule Letting Law Firms Use Trade Names

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2013

The New Jersey Supreme Court has seated a panel of lawyers to decide how to implement a rule that allows law firms to do business under trade names rather than partners' monikers.

Bid-Rigging Convictions Upset on Statute of Limitations

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2013

The Second Circuit majority held that artificially depressed interest payments are not "overt acts" that extend the five-year limitations period in which prosecutors must bring an indictment for rigging the market.

Federal Suit Lodged Against Rutgers Alleging Coach Rice Abused Players

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2013

A former basketball player has sued Rutgers University, alleging that physical and psychological abuse by Coach Mike Rice left him in a 'debilitating state of anxiety and fear.'

In re Christ Hospital

Debra McLoughlin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

An injunctive order is entered barring collateral attack in state court on the bankruptcy sale process and prior bankruptcy court orders.

Watchdog Report Grades N.J. Low On Financial Disclosure for Judges

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

New Jersey is one of 42 states that fall short in their financial disclosure requirements for high-court judges, a Washington, D.C., good-government organization reports.

Insurer for Lawyer-Suicide Seeks To Disclaim Malpractice Coverage

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2013

The insurance carrier for the firm of well-reputed New Jersey lawyer John Fahy, who committed suicide in July, is seeking a declaration that it need not cover a malpractice suit alleging he blew the statute of limitations in a sex discrimination case and lied to the client about it until his death.

Report Focuses On Adam Lanza's Last Days

JAY STAPLETON and KAREN ALI : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 26, 2013

Given a chance to review the long-awaited investigative report on last December's Newtown Elementary school shooting, Connecticut lawyers said they were confronted with shocking details of Adam Lanza's final days.

Report: Adam Lanza Acted Alone, But Had No Apparent Motive

: The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 25, 2013

State officials have released a long-awaited report on last December's Newtown Elementary School shooting, which concludes that the 20-year-old Adam Lanza acted alone when he fatally shot his mother at their home in Newtown and then went to the elementary school where he fatally shot 20 first-grade pupils and six adults and wounded two other adults.

Pretended Ties to Homeland Secretary Get Defense Lawyer in Ethics Trouble

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2013

A New Jersey lawyer is facing a three-month suspension of his license for pledging in 2007 to use a concocted connection to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to get lenient treatment for a client in a criminal case.

Bills Would Bar Suits for Sending Texts to Motor Vehicle Operators

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Legislation introduced in New Jersey this week with bipartisan sponsorship would counteract a appeals court ruling that found a basis of civil liability in text messaging a motorist who winds up in a wreck.

Suits and Deals

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Large settlements and verdicts in New Jersey.

Beach Access Is Focus Of Long-Running Saga

JAY STAPLETON : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 08, 2013

Lawyers have been arguing over the rights of a group of Branford homeowners to use a grassy strip of lawn overlooking Long Island Sound since the 1880s. To the chagrin of waterfront homeowners, residents who live further inland have used the grass not only as a passageway to the beach, but as a public park of sorts.

Lawyer-Client Email Held Privileged Despite Its Release to a Third Party

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2013

A communique between a college coach and the school's general counsel did not lose its lawyer-client privilege even though the coach shared it with the NCAA, a New Jersey appeals court says.

Email Between Kean U. GC and Coach Held Privileged

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2013

A communique between a college coach and the school's general counsel did not lose its lawyer-client privilege even though the coach shared it with the NCAA, a New Jersey appeals court says.

Hedden v. Kean University

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2013

A coach's email to the university's general counsel is protected by the attorney-client privilege and her disclosure of it to the NCAA did not waive the university's privilege since she was not an officer or director of the university and was not acting at its direction.

Lawyer-Client Email Held Privileged Despite Its Release to a Third Party

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2013

A communique between a college coach and the school's general counsel did not lose its lawyer-client privilege even though the coach shared it with the NCAA, a New Jersey appeals court says.