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White & Case LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,895
  • Gross Revenues: $1,440,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $760,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,870,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

White & Case is an international law firm based in New York; the firm operates numerous offices worldwide. With $1,278,000,000 in gross revenues for 2010, it ranked nineth on The American Lawyer's 2011 AmLaw 100 rankings of U.S. firms. White & Case has been in the top 50 of The American Lawyer's annual Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. firms by revenue since 1985, and in the top 20 since 1993. In the 2011 Global 100 rankings, the firm ranked as the thirteenth highest grossing law firm in the world. In terms of size, White & Case is the seventh largest law firm in the United States with 1,814 attorneys according to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings. Practice areas include banking, corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 10 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 10 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 9 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List 48 -5 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 36 -14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 2 4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 93 -219 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 94 0 Summer programs

In the News

Mayer Brown Launches Trade Consultancy in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

The firm has hired a five-person team from Bryan Cave in order to meet client demand in the areas of trade and customs work in Asia.

Review To Honor Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Vala Lopez : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

The Daily Business Review will recognize 40 South Florida lawyers under age 40 as Rising Stars for their achievements.

Under Israel's Iron Dome, Another Law Firm Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Not even Israel is immune to market consolidation for legal services. This week Shibolet & Co., one of the country's largest law firms, picked up a seven-lawyer technology boutique in Tel Aviv as rockets rained down from Gaza on the nation's high-tech hub.

Miami Makes Mark By Hearing Panama Canal Dispute

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 22, 2014

The Panama Canal Authority and the contractor expanding its locks are arbitrating a $1.6 billion dispute in Miami.

Atlanta vs. Miami

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

In-House Counsel Profile: Freeport LNG Development L.P.'s John Tobola

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Freeport LNG Development L.P. has responded to the shale gas boom by undertaking a multibillion-dollar expansion. General counsel John Tobola said its earnings are set by contract, not daily oil prices.

Miami, Atlanta Hustling To Become International Arbitration Hubs

Meredith Hobbs and Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 18, 2014

The rivalry between Atlanta and Miami for recognition as an international arbitration seat has not reached the magnitude of Cleveland vying with Miami over LeBron James, but it's definitely game on.

Myanmar's Moment?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 14, 2014

With its rich natural resources and recent political and economic reforms, the country has become one of Asia's "it" destinations for law firms. But will the widely anticipated boom in foreign investment actually follow?

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Grubbs to Head GSU's International Arbitration Center

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

Georgia State University College of Law has tapped Miller & Martin partner Shelby Grubbs to head its new International Arbitration Center, which is under construction. Grubbs' recruitment is another step in the push by the city's legal, business and political leaders to make Atlanta a hub for international arbitration.

The American Lawyer Chooses 2014 Global Legal Award Winners

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

The American Lawyer unveils the 36 winners of its second annual Global Legal Awards. Four grand prizewinners—in Global M&A, Global Finance, Global Disputes and Global Citizenship—will be announced at the awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Four Leave White & Case In Miami For Other Firms

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 09, 2014

White & Case shareholder Emilio Alvarez-Farre joined Greenberg Traurig with associate Juan Delgado, while partner Richard Furey joined Holland & Knight and partner Jorge Freeland left to form his own firm.

The Story Behind the Squire Sanders-Patton Boggs Tie-Up

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a quick courtship, the two firms have tied the knot. Each firm brings plenty of baggage to the union.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Hires Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

Only days after confirming the closure of its Abu Dhabi office to focus on the Americas, Holland & Knight has brought on an 11-strong team by raiding an energy boutique for half of its lawyers. The Am Law Daily looks at those hires and more new arrivals from throughout the Am Law 200.

Akin Gump Chooses Prosperoware Legal Process Management

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 02, 2014

Prosperoware's legal process management software comprises Umbria Core and Umbria Litigator products.

Hogan Lovells, White & Case Brush Up on Mexican Paint Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Six weeks after Consorcio Comex launched an arbitration proceeding against Sherwin-Williams over the latter's failed $2.34 billion purchase of the company, the Mexican paints maker announced a $2.3 billion deal to sell itself to PPG Industries.

Court Revives Battle for Control of Russian Oil Company

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A billion dollar international lawsuit involving dramatic allegations of strong arm tactics, corrupt foreign courts and a complicated scheme to steal a Siberian oil field is headed for trial in Manhattan after the state's highest court reinstated the action in a key statute-of-limitations decision.

Court Revives Battle for Control of Russian Oil Company

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A billion dollar international lawsuit involving dramatic allegations of strong arm tactics, corrupt foreign courts and a complicated scheme to steal a Siberian oil field is headed for trial in Manhattan after the state's highest court reinstated the action in a key statute-of-limitations decision.

Bench Bar Conversations: Justice Elizabeth Emerson

Vincent J. Syracuse and Paul D. Sarkozi : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2014

Vincent J. Syracuse and Paul D. Sarkozi of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt recently spoke with Suffolk County Commercial Division Justice Elizabeth Emerson about her courtroom practices, interests and what she expects from attorneys who appear before her.

Simpson Thacher Revives $1B Norex Suit Over Oil Venture

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

After churning through more than 12 years of litigation, three law firms, at least five dismissals and who knows how much cash, Canada's Norex Petroleum Ltd. finally caught a break on Thursday in its billion-dollar brawl with a gaggle of oil companies and Russian oligarchs.

This West Palm Beach Litigator To Take Over Florida Bar Leadership

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2014

Meet Greg Coleman, incoming president of the Florida Bar, whose one-time career goal was to become a charter boat captain.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Seven firms announce new additions, and Albany Law School has appointed professors Deborah Kearns and Sarah Rogerson as co-directors of its Law Clinic & Justice Center.

The Unlikely Centerpiece of Hunton's Asia Strategy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Why Hunton & Williams' biggest Asia office is in Bangkok.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Day Pitney, White & Case, Paul Weiss and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz have each added a partner, while the Fund for Modern Courts has added new members to its board of directors.

Bingham Adds Beijing Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2014

Frederick Chang was one of the co-founders of 30-lawyer Chinese law firm FenXun Partners.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Sun Chemical Cut Down Spend by Forging a Trusted Circle of Firms

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Sun Chemical reduced by 40 percent the number of global outside counsel vendors in 2013 and reduced by 75 percent the number of huge multinational firms it employs.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Three Firms Help Henkel Clean Up in French Detergent Deal

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb and White & Case advise the German household products company's buy of Spotless Group for about $1.3 billion.

Litigation in the Air: EPA Presses New Rule For Carbon Emissions

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Provisions that were intended to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protec­tion Agency's newly proposed carbon-emissions rule for industry are also what make it legally vulnerable, lawyers say.

$100 More In Dues For Legal Aid? Bar Board Of Governors Says No

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 09, 2014

A proposal to raise Florida Bar dues $100 to fund struggling legal aid programs is drawing strong opposition from the Bar. Proponents are not giving up the fight though. They plan to petition the Florida Supreme Court to request the Bar take up the issue.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 06, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

Focusing on the Evolving Role of the GC

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 05, 2014

On the first day of Corporate Counsel's 26th annual General Counsel Conference, panelists discussed how the role of the GC is in a period of real change.

Texas' Top Deals of 2013

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The following deals, involving at least one Texas-based company, were announced in 2013.

International Firms Flock to Mexico

Susan Beck : Global Lawyer News : January 31, 2014

Sweeping pro-business reforms in the energy and telecom sectors, and in tax, labor and competition laws have created vast opportunities, firms say.

Am Law Firms Reap Rewards of NFL Union Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

The annual report filed by the National Football League Players Association with the U.S. Labor Department shows Winston & Strawn, Latham & Watkins, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Norton Rose Fulbright and Patton Boggs racking up substantial fees for their work on behalf of players last year.

Methodology: How We Measure Diversity

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

What goes into building the rankings.

Keker Scores for Google in Patent Proxy Fight With BT

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 27, 2014

A case that sparked debate over the murky backgrounds of many IP plaintiffs came to an unceremonious end on Tuesday, when an appeals court refused to revive patent infringement claims targeting Google Inc. over its lucrative Adsense program.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Kirkland, Jones Day Help Hess Offload Retail Unit

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

Hess will part with its famous green-and-white gas station and convenience store business after agreeing to sell the division to Marathon Petroleum for $2.6 billion.

Ahold Reaches $297 Million Deal to Exit RICO Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

After fending off a last-ditch U.S. Supreme Court appeal in April, plaintiffs in a rare class action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act inked a $297 million deal with U.S. Foods Inc. and its former parent, the Dutch retail conglomerate Royal Ahold.

Mark Bagnall Leads White & Case Team In $3.7 Billion Share Offering

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2014

Mark Bagnall headed a White & Case team representing Brazil's largest telecommunications carrier in financing a merger with Portugal Telecom.

On The Move: Riker Danzig Adds Two Associates

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

New hires and noteworthy appointments from around the state, including Riker Danzig bringing aboard two associates.

Financing for dam project featured limited recourse

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Perfect match found for FIU theater arts facility, cruise company

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

Fox Rothschild Joins Bevy Of Firms At Southeast Financial

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

Fox Rothschild is the latest law firm to lease space at the Southeast Financial Center, becoming the 26th to call the 55-story office tower home.

Team Funds $427 Million Wind Power Project

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 13, 2014

Pedro Alvarez, Lauren Hunt and Colleen Grady worked with Aracely Alicea and Brian Canida to close the largest deal in the short history of Alvarez Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira.

Lawyers Feeling Chill in Indonesia

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 12, 2014

Two years ago, Indonesia was one of the hottest markets in Asia for international law firms. But a drop in demand from China has hit Indonesia's resources sector hard, and the once investment-friendly political environment has shifted in a more nationalist direction. Firms say many foreign investors are holding off for now, waiting to see if things change after a presidential election in July.

National Pharma Anti-trust Case Back in Atlanta

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies that saw antitrust litigation against them revived by the U.S. Supreme Court last year are asking a federal judge in Atlanta to allow another them another shot at an appeal to keep so-called "pay-for-delay" deals alive.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

Asia Deal Digest: May 8, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 08, 2014

* Simpson Thacher taking China's Alibaba public in the U.S.* Morrison & Foerster helping Chinese train maker test Hong Kong IPO waters* King & Wood Mallesons and Minter Ellison on $1.6 billion Newcastle port lease

Bryan Cave Opens Miami Office With Two Prominent Litigators

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 06, 2014

St. Louis-based Bryan Cave has established a beachhead in Miami, signing a lease for 10,015 square feet at the Southeast Financial Center.

The Churn: Winston Bulks Up in IP and Asia, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Despite a recent round of layoffs, Winston & Strawn has hired a four-strong corporate team in Hong Kong and a three-partner IP team in San Francisco.

Lawyers Group Sides with D.C. Council in Budget Fight

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 05, 2014

A group of Washington lawyers, including attorneys at some of the city's biggest firms, are supporting the D.C. Council in its court fight against the mayor over management of the budget.

New York Firms Increase Profits, Reducing Size

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Many large New York law firms grew their revenue and profits last year, continuing to pull ahead of the national pack when it comes to financial indicators.

Dynegy, Carl Icahn Dodge Securities Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

Dynegy Inc.'s 2011 restructuring provoked the ire of a bankruptcy examiner, but it hasn't proven fertile ground for a securities class action spearheaded by Levi & Korsinsky.

Ashurst Hires Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Banking and finance lawyer Kate Allchurch has moved over from White & Case.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : January 01, 2014

The healthcare industry continues to dominate the M&A market with the announcement last week that Zimmer Holdings has agreed to acquire rival medical device specialist Biomet Inc. The cash-and-stock deal is worth $13.35 billion. Also, six major firms have tuned in for the latest episode in Comcast's dramatic $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

A Tough Year at Bingham

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Lower billings and higher costs in 2013 meant that Bingham McCutchen partners took a hit. But not everybody suffered.

Kirkland Grabs Role on Big Bankruptcy From Bygone Era

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas energy giant once known as TXU, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in Delaware.

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Firms Feast on Yet Another Health Care Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings has agreed to pay $13.35 billion to acquire rival Biomet Inc.

Marketplace

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : January 23, 2014

White & Case, one of New York's oldest law firms, has signed a long-term lease for nine top tower floors at the McGraw-Hill Building, 1221 Avenue of the Americas. Also, privately held brokerage group Transwestern will be moving its Northeast regional headquarters to 600 Lexington Ave.

Suit Launched Against Georgia Gay Marriage Ban

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

Three same-sex Georgia couples—including the general counsel for AT&T Intellectual Property Corp. and two Atlanta police officers who were legally married out of state—are suing to overturn the state of Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage and force its public officials to recognize legal same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.

Same-Sex Couples Sue to Strike Down Ga. Marriage Ban

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

Plaintiffs challenging the ban on same-sex marriage include an in-house IP counsel for AT&T. They are being represented by Tara Borelli (above) and other counsel from Lambda Legal.

White & Case Donation Funds UM Arbitration Degree

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 21, 2014

White & Case has made an undisclosed donation to the University of Miami Law School to fund an arbitration specialization program and scholarship in honor of partner Carolyn Lamm.

New UK Tax Rules for LLPs Hit Nonequity Partners

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 20, 2014

To skirt the new regulations, law firms are asking salaried partners for capital contributions.

Asia Deal Digest: April 17, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 17, 2014

* White & Case and Linklaters lead on $5.85 billion Chinese mine acquisition in Peru* Chinese retail group turns to Simpson Thacher for its takeover of a British department store chain* Milbank advises the government of Sri Lanka on a third sovereign bond offering

White & Case Takes On Appeal Of State Pension Case

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 16, 2014

The Miami office of White & Case represented Florida on appeal of legislation requiring state workers to contribute 3 percent of their pay to the state's pension system and eliminating cost-of-living adjustments on their retirement accounts.

And The Litigation Department Of The Year Is...

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 15, 2014

Once again, the Daily Business Review is recognizing the achievements of law firms litigation departments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as two lifetime achievement awards.

Three Firms on Chinese Group's $6 Billion Peru Mine Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 15, 2014

A consortium of state-owned companies led by China Minmetals subsidiary MMG is acquiring the Las Bambas copper project in southern Peru from GlencoreXstrata.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Clifford Chance, Weil Help Flip French Food Firm

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

The firms grab roles on private equity shop Ardian's $1.8 billion sale of the Diana Group to Germany's Symrise.

Intapp Acquires The Frayman Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 14, 2014

Silicon Valley-based Intapp recently bulked up its risk-management offering by acquiring The Frayman Group.

Global Quartet Dig Into $5.85 Billion Copper Mining Deal

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Dentons, White & Case, Linklaters and Clifford Chance are advising on the sale of Peru's Las Bambas mining project.

12 on 12: Technology Spring-Cleaning Tips

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 12, 2014

Spring is finally signaling its arrival. What better time to declutter your technology.

Khaitan & Co Adds Two Partners

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

New Mumbai partner Kartick Maheshwari is joining the Indian firm from the Singapore office of White & Case, while Delhi partner Dibyanshu Sinha was most recently a senior associate with J. Sagar Associates.

Skadden, Simpson Top First-Quarter M&A Rankings

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

The two firms outpaced their Am Law rivals in terms of the total value of their corporate clients' global transactions in the year's first three months, according to rankings released this week by Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters. Both firms bolstered their totals by grabbing roles on two of the quarter's biggest deals.

Miami Now a Hot Spot for International Arbitration

José Astigarraga : Corporate Counsel : January 02, 2014

At this point, there is nothing surprising in having a major arbitration seated in Miami.

MoFo CMO Is Moving On

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Canadian Deals & Suits

Laura King : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Latest Dewey Clawback Complaint Targets Ex-COO

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

About a week after former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief operating officer Dennis D'Alessandro's lawyer spoke with The Am Law Daily about his client's innocence in the alleged fraud scheme that helped destroy the firm, the trustee overseeing Dewey's bankruptcy case sued D'Alessandro in a bid to recover nearly $9.3 million for creditors.

David Starr Moves In as LaSalle General Counsel

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2014

The assisted living facility operator brings in an in-house veteran to head its legal team.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sidley Austin and Reed Smith are among the eight firms announcing new additions, while two others announce promotions.

Retirement and the Sale of a Law Practice

Arthur J. Ciampi : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

In his Law Firm Partnership Law column, Arthur J. Ciampi, managing member of Ciampi LLC, writes: Partners in smaller law firms or solo practitioners contemplating retirement from the practice of law do not typically have the established mechanism for the transition of their practice upon retirement as lawyers in larger firms do. As a result, many are simply left to close up shop when they retire, often leaving their career's work behind with no future income to show for their professional life's efforts.

Big Firms Hitch Ride on River of U.S., Global IPOs

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2014

Wilson Sonsini, Latham & Watkins, Fenwick & West and Cooley are among the Am Law 100 firms reaping the benefits of a surge in activity on the initial public offering front so far this year. And with the IPO pipeline packed, more large firms are poised to help corporate clients tap the capital markets.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Legal industry job changes in our nation's capital.

Ugo Colombo Wins $2M Judgment Over Corporate Jet

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 12, 2014

A Miami jury has sided with real estate developer Ugo Colombo, ordering Dacra Development Corp. to pay $2 million in maintenance fees for costs associated with a corporate jet jointly owned.

The Churn: Akin, Simpson Add Houston Partners, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Akin picks up Baker & McKenzie's former North America oil and gas chair and Simpson hires an M&A partner from Baker Botts, both in Houston; Reed Smith welcomes two regulatory partners, in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and K&L Gates lands new partners in Milan and Washington, D.C.

Dewey Demise Sends Another Ex-Partner Into Bankruptcy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

A week before three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders were charged with engineering a massive fraud that helped destroy the firm, litigator Geoffrey Coll underscored the human toll of the collapse caused by their alleged actions by filing for Chapter 7 protection.

4th DCA To Foreign Businessman: Use Foreign Courts To Collect, Not Ours

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2014

A Jordanian businessman trying to collect a $28.8 million judgment against a Florida defendant must file claims in the foreign nations where the assets are held, a state appeals court rules.

NFL Tax Filings Show Big Fees for Three Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 03, 2014

The latest tax filings by the National Football League and its collective bargaining arm show that it paid out nearly $25 million to Akin Gump, Covington & Burling and Paul Weiss, the latter a newcomer to the NFL's stable of top outside legal advisers.

New Partners 2013-2014

: Daily Business Review : January 03, 2014

The listing is based on submissions from area law firms that responded to a DBR survey.

Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The Churn: Dinsmore Absorbs Bond Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Dinsmore & Shohl expands its public finance capabilities with the acquisition of a 35-lawyer Cincinnati-based firm; Dorsey & Whitney loses a pair to Polsinelli; and Orrick expands in London.

Herbert Smith Freehills Drops Singapore QFLP License

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Singapore's Ministry of Law announced Friday that four other foreign firms renewed their licenses, which allow them to practice Singapore law in exchange for meeting certain local hiring and revenue targets, while one firm was given a one-year conditional extension.

Canadian Big Deals

Laura King : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Brookfield Property Partners/Brookfield Office Properties; Fortis/UNS Energy; Pacific Rubiales Energy/Petrominerales; Fairfax Financial/BlackBerry

Cases Present Chance to Discourage Patent Trolls

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 25, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday devotes its entire argument time to two patent cases involving the award of attorney fees.

Lawyers in Asia Shocked by U.S. Role in Spying, Not Spying Itself

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Law firms have long taken elaborate precautions, often including leaving the country, to protect against expected surveillance in China. But news that the U.S. National Security Agency, through allies in Australian intelligence, listened in on communications between an American law firm and its client has been met with a mix of surprise and shrugged shoulders.

Is Threat of Surveillance New Reality for Law Firms?

Sara Randazzo and Andrew Ramonas : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

For many lawyers who represent foreign governments, the recent revelation that the U.S. National Security Agency's Australian ally has been privy to communications between an American law firm and its international client comes as no surprise.

Arnstein & Lehr Renews Lease At Southeast Financial Center

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

Chicago-based Arnstein & Lehr signs a lease renewal and lease at the Southeast Financial Center in downtown Miami.

Top Litigation Department Awards Recognize Six Firms

Staff report : Daily Business Review : January 14, 2014

For general litigation, Akerman is being recognized for its work as a large firm, White & Case as a midsized firm and Podhurst Orseck as a small firm.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

Asia Deal Digest: February 13, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

* Singapore's Puma Energy turns to Cleary for a $750 million notes issue in Luxembourg* Skadden advises Chinese SOE on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise acquisition* Maddocks and Stikeman Elliott on the $479 million acquisition of an Aussie dairy products company

Canadian Quartet Help Grupo Bimbo Grow Up North

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

The Canadian legal market has been roiling lately following the sudden collapse of national firm Heenan Blaikie, raising concerns about a slowdown in deal work north of the border. But Mexican baking giant Grupo Bimbo perhaps put to rest some of those fears Wednesday, announcing its nearly $1.7 billion buy of Canada Bread from Maple Leaf Foods, a deal that has yielded roles for four of Canada's largest firms.

SEC's Canellos Returns to Milbank as Shearman Picks Up Orrick Heavyweights

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

Wednesday was a day of musical chairs for the New York securities bar. One top securities litigator and government enforcer opted to return to his longtime law firm, while another prominent practitioner landed at his fourth firm in eight years.

He Helped Client Get $42M In Financing Despite Terrible Bond Market

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 11, 2014

David Schwedel, executive director of Coalview Ltd., had to prepare three sets of deal documents—bond debt, equity and project documents—to complete $42 million in project financing.

Clifford Chance Gets Call on T-Mobile, Offshore Firm Sales

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance is counseling Deutsche Telekom on its $1.1 billion purchase of a nearly 40 percent stake in its T-Mobile affiliate in the Czech Republic from a private equity consortium, while also representing another private equity buyer that has agreed to pay nearly $300 million for Ogier Fiduciary Services, the administrative services arm of leading offshore firm Ogier.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: White & Case Sees Profits, Revenue Rise Again

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

Last year was another solid one for White & Case in all key financial categories, with the firm's profits per equity partner climbing 10 percent, to $1.87 million, and its gross revenue increasing roughly 4 percent, to $1.44 billion, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

HTC Agrees to Pay License for Nokia Patents

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

On the eve of an expected ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission, HTC Corp. and its lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery decided to play it safe and settle a patent infringement case brought by Nokia Oyj, which was being advised by Alston & Bird and Desmarais.

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

For Partners, It's the Anxious Season

Aric Press : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

But how much fear is reasonable? The data tell the story.

White & Case Scores for Pfizer in Lyrica Patent Row

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Pfizer Inc. and its lawyers at White & Case fended off a major challenge from generic rivals on Thursday, persuading an appeals court that patents for the blockbuster painkiller Lyrica give the company exclusive rights to sell the drug through the end of 2018.

Schulte Parts Ways With Associate Accused of Battery In Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Schulte Roth & Zabel has parted ways with associate Samir Tabar, who was accused of battery and infliction of emotional distress in a suit filed Wednesday by a former girlfriend who claims he was "emotionally and physically abusive" during a three-year relationship that resulted in her being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Three Greenberg Lawyers Join Former GC, Create New Law Firm

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2014

Jackson Hwu, Jaime Guttman, Jason Stark and Juan Pablo Cappello have started a business-focused Miami law firm called the Private Advising Group.

Tere Blanca, Team Work Long-Term Lease Deal

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 04, 2014

Tere Blanca and her team at Blanca Commercial Real Estate negotiated a large long-term lease for the Miami office of international law firm White & Case.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Will Firms Head Into Malaysia?

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 03, 2014

Malaysia will soon open its legal market to foreign law firms, in the hopes that they can help turn Kuala Lumpur into the leading global center for Islamic finance. But with established global legal and financial hub Singapore virtually right next door, many lawyers wonder if a Malaysia office is really necessary.

Diversity Scorecard 2014: Women Closing The Gender Gap

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2014

South Florida women lawyers are starting networking groups as a way to help other women get business and raise their collective profiles.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

Latham Advising Hess as Company Sheds Utica Shale Assets

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Hess has retained the firm for counsel on its $924 million sale of roughly 74,000 acres of dry natural gas assets to a buyer whose identity has not been disclosed. New York-based Hess has raised roughly $7.8 billion in total from a series of asset sales over the past year as the company looks to boost flagging profits and appease its shareholders.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Litigation Department of the Year: Honorable Mentions

By David Bario, Michael D. Goldhaber, Robin Sparkman, Julie Triedman and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2014

Ten firms win Honorable Mention recognition in The American Lawyer's 2014 Litigation Department of the Year competition.