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White & Case LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,914
  • Gross Revenues: $1,523,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $795,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,020,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

White & Case is a New York-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, White & Case has 1878 attorneys and is the 9th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,503,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 10th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 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 12 -2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 12 -2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 9 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List 49 -6 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

Big Firms Fuel Up on Energy Sector Bankruptcies

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : April 28, 2016

The administrative office of the U.S. Courts said Thursday that bankruptcy filings fell 8.5 percent over the past year. But one sector where Chapter 11 work hasn't dried up is the energy industry, where Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are siphoning off new assignments.

Curtis Expands to Switzerland With New Geneva Office

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle will become one of the small number of international firms with offices in Switzerland when it opens in Geneva next month.

Fox Rothschild Bets on Big Wealth, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

The Philadelphia-based firm bolts on smaller wealth management shops in California and Florida; Jenner & Block rebuilds its government contracts group; Sidley Austin hires MoFo's ERISA head; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

The Am Law 100 eked out gains across major financial metrics in 2015. But growth was the slowest in years.

Deal Watch: Lexmark Inks Sale With Four Big Firms in the Queue

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 21, 2016

Wachtell, Skadden, Cleary Gottlieb and King & Wood Mallesons are advising on a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. printer maker Lexmark International Inc. by a Chinese-led consortium.

The Door Spins at Jenner & Block, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

A shift change at Jenner & Block; Duane Morris takes on 13 lawyers from two firms; DLA Piper partners form their own boutique; a Proskauer Rose litigator becomes CEO of a litigation financier; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

U.K. Litigation Funder Taps Proskauer Lawyer for U.S. Debut

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2016

Therium is hoping a trio of former Am Law 100 lawyers can stake its claim to the U.S. litigation finance market.

Linklaters Promotes 24 to Partner Including Five in Hong Kong

James Booth : Legal Week : April 18, 2016

Partner promotion round is the largest since 2013 and all new Asian partners are in Hong Kong.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : April 18, 2016

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

Life Goes On for Lawyers After Bank Regulators Reject 'Living Wills'

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2016

Seven major banks flunked a regulatory test this week. Luckily for the law firms involved, there's still time for a do-over.

Deal Watch: White & Case Stays on Deal Streak With Rosneft Work

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2016

A week after snagging a top spot in quarterly league transactional tables, White & Case has been tapped for some big oil work in Mother Russia.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

White & Case Snags McDermott Partners to Open Boston Office

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2016

Four McDermott Will & Emery partners are leaving for White & Case, including the leader of McDermott's white-collar practice.

Bump for New Associates: Holland & Knight Adds $10K to Starting South Florida Salaries

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 08, 2016

Holland & Knight raised first-year starting associate salaries by $10,000 annually in its Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach offices.

Deal Watch: White & Case, Simpson Thacher Take League Table Top Spots

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2016

Amid a downturn in deal volume on the heels of a record-breaking 2015, White & Case and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett found themselves front and center for M&A league tables for the first quarter of 2016.

Yukos and Russia: A $50 Billion Question

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : April 06, 2016

Can Russia avoid paying a huge arbitration award to Yukos Oil by claiming that an earlier sin wipes it out?

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

Latest Lateral Mystery Stars Bracewell Partner, White & Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

Lateral partner moves in Big Law tend to be highly scripted affairs, but sometimes the players go off script.

Firms Cope with Deal Doldrums Amid First-Quarter Slowdown

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 05, 2016

The silver lining? There are still nine months to go.

National Firms Stampede Into Houston Despite Drop in Oil Prices

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Out-of-state firms continue to move into Houston, the nation's energy capital, despite the low oil and gas prices.

Energy Boost: Texas Lawyers Turn to Mexican Projects

Susan Postlewaite : Texas Lawyer : April 04, 2016

Falling oil prices have rattled the economy, but not Texas energy lawyers. They still have their sights set on the billions of dollars in projects and opportunities for energy companies in Mexico, which is privatizing its dilapidated energy sector and luring foreign investors—many of which want an attorney in Texas.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Seven firms, including Baker & Hostetler, White & Case and Proskauer Rose, announce new additions.

The $50 Billion Question

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : April 01, 2016

Can Russia avoid paying a huge arbitration award to Yukos Oil by claiming that an earlier sin wipes it out?

Hogan Lovells Hires Four New Partners in Australia

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 31, 2016

Partners Andrew Crook, Ros O'Mally, Scott Harris and Richard Hayes will strengthen the firm's finance practice and add corporate and restructuring to the Anglo-American firm's offering Down Under.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 30, 2016

New hires at K&L Gates, White and Case, Norton Rose Fulbright, and more.

Chinese-Speaking Lawyers a Rarity in South Florida and in Demand

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : March 28, 2016

South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.

The Long Haul: Client Secrets of Top M&A Rainmakers

Mary Ellen Egan : The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016

Advice from big-firm partners who have held on to clients through mergers, recessions, executive shakeups and more.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 28, 2016