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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 a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, White & Case has 1895 attorneys and is the 9th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,440,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 10th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, White & Case ranked as the 14th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL and NY.

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

Valeant Buys Salix for $14.5B

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, based in Lavalle, Quebec, Canada, with U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey, announced Feb. 23 its acquisition of fellow drugmaker Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of Raleigh, North Carolina, for about $14.5 billion in cash and stock.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / Wit.ai / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: White & Case Breaks Barriers

Michael Goldhaber : The Am Law Daily : February 19, 2015

For White & Case, 2014 was a landmark year. For the first time, the firm saw gross revenue, revenue per lawyer and profits per partner hit new highs.

Akin, Covington, Paul Weiss Score Big Fees for NFL Work

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 13, 2015

Two weeks after the Super Bowl, the National Football League released its most recent tax filing, which shows that Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison are reaping the benefits from their off-the-field gridiron efforts.

White & Case, Shearman on $1.7B Thai Telecom IPO

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 12, 2015

Jasmine International is spinning off its fiber-optic cable business to raise money for the expansion of its national broadband network.

DBR Announces Lifetime Awards, Attorney of the Year Finalists

Review staff : Daily Business Review : February 10, 2015

The Daily Business Review announces its first Professional Excellence Awards winners.

Ashurst Moving Asia MP to Tokyo from Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : February 10, 2015

Matthew Bubb and fellow Singapore partner Dominic Gregory are relocating to bolster the firm's projects and finance practice in Japan.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

King & Wood Mallesons to Open in Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : February 03, 2015

The firm announced it plans to launch by early spring, after this week receiving a foreign law practice license from city-state regulators.

Latham Bags Four to Bolster IP, Private Equity Groups

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 02, 2015

A month after seeing its longtime leader retire, Latham & Watkins lured four key partners to its ranks in Germany and Washington, D.C., with raids on Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance and noted IP litigation shop Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.

New York Promotions Remain Steady, While Firmwide Numbers Increase

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2015

The number of New York lawyers promoted to partner at the largest law firms in the state is holding steady, while several firms are increasing partner promotions firmwide.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 02, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2015

Nick Ferguson : The Asian Lawyer : February 02, 2015

We reveal the contenders for our annual awards ahead of a gala dinner in Hong Kong on March 3.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Chadbourne Opens New Office in Johannesburg

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2015

Chadbourne & Parke will open the South African outpost on Feb. 2, to be headed by Lido Fontana, a former project finance partner from one of the country's top corporate firms.

To Cut Expenses, More Firms Are Opening Back Offices

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 27, 2015

A stumbling block for some has been the up-front costs; it can take four years to see a return on investment.

White & Case Recruits Linklaters Partner in Hong Kong

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 26, 2015

Peggy Wang is expected to join the U.S. firm's corporate practice in April.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2015

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons, Dacheng Deal Sets Legal Industry Abuzz

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2015

While law firm leaders and legal observers marvel at the scope and scale of the tie-up between Dentons and China's Dacheng to create the world's largest firm, several also wonder how the two sides will pull off such a massive undertaking, and whether it will ultimately be successful.

Gibson Dunn Adds New Singapore Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2015

Robson Lee is moving over after 20 years at local outfit Shook Lin & Bok.

White & Case Team Arranges $1.3 Billion Package for Chile's Subway Expansion

Mary Hladky : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2015

Carlos Viana and his White & Case team represented the state-owned operator of Santiago, Chile's subway system in obtaining $1.3 billion in financing.

The SEC's On a Long Winning Streak

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

As criticism mounts that its in-house forum is unfair, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won every administrative case last year, according to an analysis by The National Law Journal.

Leading 2014 M&A Transactions

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

The leading M&As of 2014, where the target or acquirer was based in NJ.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : January 15, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

New Jersey M&A Market Finally Rebounds in 2014

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2015

It proved to be a strong rebound year in 2014 for mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., and dealmaking involving New Jersey corporations was no exception. It's a long-awaited development M&A lawyers chalked up largely to a return of confidence to the marketplace.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Promotions and new additions at Sidley Austin, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, O'Melveny & Myers, Alston & Bird and Reed Smith.

After Long Careers, Am Law Luminaries Look to New Horizons

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

From Akin's John Dowd to Vinson & Elkins' Joe Dilg, the start of 2015 has led some lions of the bar to retire. Some, like Dilg, are leaving Am Law 100 life early to try their hand on the business side, while others, such as Baker Botts' Robert Jordan and McGuireWoods' Richard Lieberman, are preparing for book tours.

Edwards Wildman, MoFo Hires Spur Cooley's Launch in London

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

Cooley announced Monday that the firm would open an office in London with 55 lawyers—20 of them partners—from Edwards Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The move marks Cooley's second international office opening.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.