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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

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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, London, NY and Paris.

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

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Music Service Provider Grooveshark Battles Copyright Claims

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 29, 2014

Universal Music Group is moving for summary judgment on its claims in a four-year-old case that raises questions about the reach of a federal statute, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to songs recorded prior to Feb. 15, 1972, in the context of cases brought under New York common law.

Russian Legal Market Turns Bearish for International Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

As sanctions have dried up cross-border deal flow in Russia, U.S. firms are feeling the pinch.

Women Find a Way Back Into Big Law Careers

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : September 29, 2014

The OnRamp Fellowship, which places women who have been out of the profession for at least three years into one-year positions paying $125,000 at large firms, represents a small step toward changing the perception that major law firms are not places where women or minorities thrive.

The World's Best Legal Brands

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

These firms, with good reputations among global clients, have lessons to teach all firms.

Bingham Starts Hiring Again, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

After months of partner departures, Bingham McCutchen has dipped into the lateral market to make some hires of its own by bringing on an energy partner in Washington, D.C., and a senior counsel in San Francisco. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

White & Case Opens Back Office in Tampa

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 26, 2014

Or perhaps it's a tax break. White & Case is the latest Am Law 100 firm to announce the opening of a global services center separate from its other offices. The legal giant, which grossed $1.44 billion last year, has moved 45 back-office staff positions to Tampa thanks to $300,000 in incentives from the Sunshine State.

White & Case Wins $740M Award Over Venezuela Mine Seizure

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 23, 2014

Spokane, Wash.-based Gold Reserve Inc. is trumpeting the award and congratulating its lawyers, even as it admits that it wanted a lot more money.

Akin Loses Two, But Again Raids Bingham, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Bingham McCutchen lost four more partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld this week in Hong Kong and London, as the former continues to pursue a potential merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. McCarter & English adds eight partners of its own through a merger, Jones Day hires another Latin American dealmaker and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Baker Donelson Seeks Two ATL Lawyers as Part of Program Aiding Women's Re-Entry to Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 23, 2014

Baker Donelson is one of 15 big law firms participating in a new fellowship to give women a bridge back to practicing law after taking a hiatus to raise children.

Portrait Unveiling Pays Tribute to Judge in Black Farmers Litigation

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 22, 2014

The portrait of U.S. District Senior Judge Paul Friedman was unveiled on Friday at a ceremony attended by his former clerks, colleagues (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in attendance), friends and family. Speakers praised Friedman's work on civil rights cases, prosecutorial-misconduct issues and diversity on the bench.

OnRamp Program Adds More Destinations

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 22, 2014

Eleven firms sign up, creating 50 new fellowships for women reentering the profession.

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

James Robinson II: White & Case

: Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Movers

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Judge: No Basis for Economic Damages in Fuel Oil Suit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 15, 2014

A 'theoretical defect' is an insufficient basis for a damages claim, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich said in a decision dismissing a putative commercial class action suit over the delivery of supposedly inferior heating oil.

Kirkland to Launch Restructuring Practice in Asia

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 10, 2014

The Chicago-based firm has tapped Hogan Lovells' regional practice head, Neil McDonald, and one other Hong Kong-based insolvency partner in a move to grow its own team beyond the U.S. and Europe.

Am Law Firms Score on Slew of Financial Services Deals

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

A handful of Am Law 100 firms took lead roles on recent deals in the financial services sector, including Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and Squire Patton Boggs.

Lure of the Legal Giants, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 07, 2014

Baker & McKenzie, Jones Day, Norton Rose Fulbright and Squire Patton Boggs all experienced churn to their robust partnership ranks in the first week of September; a high-profile in-house lawyer joins Ballard Spahr as a Bingham McCutchen partner heads the other way; and Milbank brings on a top federal prosecutor in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Patent Wins Pile Up for Google After

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

Applying the age-old concepts of searching and ranking to the Internet made Google one of the world's richest companies. But Google's lawyers are on a roll, defeating patent cases on the grounds that taking an abstract idea and adding a computer doesn't warrant patent protection.

New Deals

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

Power generating company Dynegy Inc. plans to buy power plants and other assets from Duke Energy Corp. and private equity firm Energy Capital Partners in two separate deals worth a combined value of $6.25 billion.

Greenberg Traurig Team Helps Close Merger Of Mexican Companies

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : September 03, 2014

Greenberg Traurig represented Mexico's largest paper producer, which agreed to buy a leading manufacturer and seller of paper and notebooks in Mexico.

Welcome, Freshmen! A New Class Leads Am Law 100 Firms

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : August 29, 2014

A remarkable transformation is taking place among The Am Law 100 as nearly one in four firms takes on a new leader.

Global Legal Awards: Global M&A Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 29, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards honor the 10 cross-border deals and disputes of 2013 that best exemplify the challenges of transnational legal practice.

Power Lunch: Art Museum's Restaurant Is A Hidden Gem

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 28, 2014

Verde at the Perez Art Museum hasn't been open a year yet it has almost tripled the expectations of its manager as it attracts the power lunch crowd.

Jones Day Nabs Shearman's LatAm M&A Head

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

Michael McGuinness, a corporate partner and former head of the Latin American M&A practice at Shearman & Sterling in New York, has left the firm for Jones Day, which over the past year has sought to slake its thirst for south-of-the-border clients by opening an office in Miami and making key lateral hires.

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

Amaya Gaming / Rational Group; Auxilium / QLT; Harlequin Sale; BlackBerry Asset Sale

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next?

Spanish Bank Can't Deflect Claims by Cuba Terror Victims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 25, 2014

After winning about $3.5 billion in default judgments against the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro's persecuted political opponents and their families have cleared a hurdle in their bid to seize funds from global banks including Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).

O'Melveny Sees Wave of Departures in Singapore

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 25, 2014

Over the past nine months, the Los Angeles-based firm has lost 14 lawyers in its city-state office. Why have so many left, and what does O'Melveny plan to do next?