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White & Case LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,900
  • Gross Revenues: $1,383,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $730,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,700,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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 9 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 9 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 6 1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 38 7 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 34 14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 6 -4 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 93 -219 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 94 0 Summer programs

In the News

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

: 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.

Winner, Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year: Simpson Thacher

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 24, 2014

Simpson Thacher doesn't have the nation's biggest antitrust group. It just seems that way.

O'Melveny Hong Kong Partner Moves to DLA Piper

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

At DLA Piper, Mark Fairbairn will serve in the newly created role of head of Asia restructuring.

Asia Deal Digest: January 23, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

* S&C, Simpson on Anheuser-Busch InBev's $5.8 billion repurchase of Korea's Oriental Brewery from PE shops* Simpson, S&C again on a $2.5 billion Mitsubishi Motors share sale* Linklaters advises Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson on an investment in car dealerships in China

MoFo Lands on Two $1.5 Billion M&A Deals

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2014

The firm nabbed lead roles on cloud computing company VMware's $1.54 billion purchase of mobile security provider AirWatch, and the $1.56 billion sale of Finnish steelmaker Rautaruukki to Swedish rival SSAB. MoFo is advising VMware and the firm teamed up with White & Case and Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra to represent SSAB. Kilpatrick Townsend and Willkie also have roles in the AirWatch sale.

The Churn: Ted Kennedy Jr. Joins Epstein, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Epstein Becker hires Ted Kennedy Jr. in Connecticut; Reed Smith launches a Kazakhstan office with two Dewey alumni; and a former political adviser in Florida joins Shutts & Bowen.

Will the Asia Shakeout Ever Come?

By Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

What's the solution to the overly competitive market for legal services in Asia? Many international law firms in Asia are simply counting on their weaker rivals to eventually give up and go home, leaving a bigger pie for everybody else. But Asian Lawyer editor Anthony Lin says they shouldn't bet on that scenario.

K&L Gates Hires Partner in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 16, 2014

Siew Kam Boon is joining K&L Gates from the Singapore office of O'Melveny & Myers, where she was a counsel.

Clawback Claims Mount Against Ex-Dewey Partners

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Dozens of former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who opted not to join a $71 million settlement with the firm's bankruptcy estate continue to face suits seeking the return of compensation they received in Dewey's final years. For one of those former partners, the strain created by the firm's collapse contributed to financial woes that recently led him to file for personal bankruptcy protection.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

State AGs Win Right to Sue Corporations in State Court

Marcia Coyle : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

State attorneys general who have been aggressively pursuing companies for alleged violations of their antitrust and consumer protection laws scored a major victory on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuits belong in state, not federal, courts.

Spain's Distressed Economy Offers Bargains to Investors

Susan Hansen : Focus Europe : January 14, 2014

Five years after the fiscal crisis, there's still plenty of economic pain in Spain. But some law firms see opportunity, too.

State AGs Win Right to Sue Corporations in State Court

Marcia Coyle : supreme_court_brief : January 14, 2014

State attorneys general who have been aggressively pursuing companies for alleged violations of their antitrust and consumer protection laws scored a major victory on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that their lawsuits belong in state, not federal, courts.

Sidley Adds Beijing Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 13, 2014

Lan Tao was previously a partner in the Beijing office of White & Case.

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

New Jersey M&As Saw Drop In Number and Value in 2013

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

New Jersey's mergers-and-acquisitions market told a familiar tale in 2013: another year that began with optimism and ended with stagnation.

Bucklin to Leave State Bar Association After 13 Years

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

"We have an enviable financial position, strong membership and a vast array of new and exciting member initiatives," Patricia Bucklin wrote in an email to members announcing her upcoming departure as the NYSBA's executive director.

Asia Deal Digest: January 9, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 09, 2014

* Gibson Dunn advising Hong Kong teleco on proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of local rival* Allen & Gledhill, Simpson on GIC's $2.8 billion buyout of Blackstone's stake in a London development* King & Wood Mallesons and Johnson Winter on a proposed Aussie natural gas merger

A Recovery for European M&A?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2013

In 2013, European dealmaking showed its first signs of health in five years.

Real Estate Roundup: Alston Snags Former Dewey Space

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, large law firms are addressing their office needs in cities across the country by either renewing existing leases or signing new ones.

Lawsuits Are Anticipated Against Volcker Rule

Jenna Greene : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

When federal financial regulators last week adopted the massive Volcker Rule, it didn't mean their work was finished. If anything, lawyers say the work is just beginning.

Squire Sanders Staying In Southeast Financial Center

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 17, 2013

Squire Sanders is moving upstairs in Miami's Southeast Financial Center to make room for Shutts & Bowen.

Banks Draw Out Their Knives

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

When federal financial regulators last week adopted the massive Volcker Rule, it didn't mean their work was finished. If anything, lawyers say the work is just beginning.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet On Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2013

When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.

Recommind Makes Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Again

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 12, 2013

The e-discovery and data management company comes in at no. 241 of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing technology media companies in North America.

Amid Deal Doldrums, Energy M&A Still Flows to Some Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2013

Though the volume of energy-related M&A transactions has dipped to a nine-year low, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright, Vinson & Elkins and White & Case are closing out 2013 by grabbing leading roles on a spate of big deals tied to the industry.

Lawyers Predict Volcker Rule Likely to Face Challenges

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Regulators released the massive rule barring banks from making short-term proprietary trades, while exempting certain activities including market-making, on Tuesday. Given the rule's scope and magnitude, lawyers warn that legal challenges are practically inevitable.

Challenges to New Volcker Rule a 'Virtual Certainty'

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

Challenges to New Volcker Rule a 'Virtual Certainty'

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2013

Deal of the Week: V&E Participates in Pending Power Plant Purchase

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 09, 2013

Vinson & Elkins represents Wayzata Investment Partners LLC in MinnTex Power Holdings LLC's pending sale of a power plant in Guadalupe County to Calpine Corp. for about $625 million. Houston-based Calpine turned to White & Case.

Will Singapore Immigration Politics Impact Law Firms?

Anthony Lin : The Asian Lawyer : January 09, 2013

Foreign lawyers say they are concerned that a populist outcry against further immigration into the island nation may eventually affect the global profession, starting with those firms now applying to renew their Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licenses.

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Antitrust Finalist Lieff Cabraser

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Heating Oil Suit Fuels Dismissal with Leave to Replead

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 05, 2013

Finding that shipments of fuel oil intended to heat apartment buildings allegedly mixed in with waste oil did not sufficiently give rise to a claim for damages, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has dismissed a putative class action complaint brought by building owners against a major oil company. She did, however, grant leave to replead.

White & Case Pair Secure $150 Million Investment Into Colombian Gas Industry

Eleazar David Melendez : Daily Business Review : January 03, 2013

Emilio Alvarez-Farre and Ibrahim Barakat brought together players from London, Washington and Colombia for an equity investment in Colombia's infrastructure to develop an oil import-export terminal and an 81-mile crude oil pipeline.

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2013

Maya Melnikas joins King & Spalding's financial-institutions practice as partner in the Moscow office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Four Firms Help ThyssenKrupp Make Alabama Getaway

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2013

Shearman & Sterling and Sullivan & Cromwell are representing ArcelorMittal and Japan's Nippon Steel, respectively, in a joint venture to buy an Alabama steel plant for $1.6 billion from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp's U.S. unit, which is being advised by Magic Circle firm Linklaters.

O'Melveny Adjusts to Changing Asia Market

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 02, 2013

The shifting market, a series of departures and leadership changes—in the U.S. as well as Asia—have raised questions about the firm's Asia strategy. But chairman Bradley Butwin insists that O'Melveny's commitment to Asia is as strong as it ever was.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet on Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Still Shrinking, But More Slowly

Matthew Huisman : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2013

Washington law offices made progress—especially compared to 2011.

White & Case Attorneys Helped Mining Firm Get $2 Billion Credit Line

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 26, 2013

Miami attorneys Carlos Viana, Victor Mendoza and Donal Luna helped Vale, the second-largest mining company in the world, obtain a $2 billion credit line.

White & Case Signs Lease In Southeast Financial Center

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 25, 2013

Beyond Beijing

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2013

For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.

Surf Club Settles Suit Against Bilzin Sumberg

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

The Surf Club has settled its malpractice lawsuit against the Miami law firm Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod for $250,000 to be paid by its insurance carrier.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2013

Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses three partners to Greenberg Traurig and gains one in Dallas; Jackson Lewis hires a new managing partner for its San Francisco office; and a longtime Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner joins Wiley Rein in Washington, D.C. .

Squire Sanders Allies With Indonesian Firm

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 18, 2013

The U.S. firm has formed an association with 33-lawyer Melli Darsa & Co.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2013

Shook, Hardy & Bacon opens a Seattle office with Microsoft's former chief patent counsel; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher hires a Department of Justice veteran; and a former U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona joins Steptoe & Johnson. .

Asia Deal Digest: November 7, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 07, 2013

* Skadden, Russell McVeagh advise on New Zealand's largest-ever IPO for Meridian Energy* Baker & McKenzie guides a Chinese conglomerate buying a Hong Kong bank for $1.5 billion* A Dubai commodities firm turns to Stamford for a Singapore reverse merger

LCD Case Tests Justices' Antipathy to Class Actions

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2013

Supreme Court justices who most want to rein in class actions also tend to want to give more deference to states. Those impulses clashed on Wednesday and could explain why class action advocates have a shot at winning a case argued before the court,

Sizing Up an Orrick-Pillsbury Combo

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Recorder : January 01, 2013

Orrick may have finally met its match in James Rishwain Jr.'s energy-rich Pillsbury Winthrop.

Henry "Hank" Adorno Wants Law License Back

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 31, 2013

More than two years after being suspended by the Florida Supreme Court, former Coral Gables attorney Henry "Hank" Adorno is asking the court to reinstate him.

Asia Deal Digest: October 31, 2013

Quiteria Leung : The Asian Lawyer : January 31, 2013

* Rajah & Tann on a $1.1 billion bid for a Chinese food company* Morgan Lewis helps a Texas oil company make a Malaysian exit* Squire Sanders and White & Case line up for U.S. cloud computing acquisitions by Japan's NTT

Squire Sanders, White & Case on NTT Cloud Acquisitions

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 30, 2013

The Japanese telecom giant has purchased two U.S. cloud computing companies for a combined $875 million.

States' Standing to Bring Mass Torts in Concert Tested

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

During the last two decades, state attorneys general have emerged as successful pursuers of major fraud by corporations. However, their efforts now face an aggressive challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court by the nation's business community.

Should 'Patent Troll' Reform Be Left to the Judiciary?

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 29, 2013

New legislation aimed at curbing patent litigation abuse by so-called "patent trolls" has been well received by the public and by much of the Congress, but many members of the patent bar are saying it's a task that should remain in the hands of the judiciary.

Can U.S. Lawyers Make Iran Pay for 1983 Bombing?

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2013

Attorneys for the families of Marines killed in Lebanon won a $2.65 billion default judgment against Iran in 2007. But collecting the money has been an uphill battle.