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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 2012 Global 100 survey, White & Case ranked as the 13th 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

In the News

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?

Am Law Firms Take Lead on Dynegy's Power Plan Purchase

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : August 22, 2014

Dynegy Inc. will 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. Skadden, White & Case, Bracewell & Giuliani and Latham & Watkins are all advising.

Ashurst Hires in Hong Kong

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 19, 2014

Debt capital markets partner Anna-Marie Slot has moved over from White & Case.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Hires Singapore Partner

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 18, 2014

Mae Shan Chong was previously a transactions partner at White & Case in the city-state.

Ex-Morgan Lewis Partner Named New Baseball Commish

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

Robert Manfred Jr., a former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius labor and employment partner currently serving as COO of Major League Baseball, beat out two rivals to emerge victorious in the race to replace Bud Selig as commissioner. Manfred, 55, will be the third former Am Law 100 lawyer to lead a major North American professional sports league. He and Morgan Lewis both have long-standing ties to America's favorite pastime.

Dunked and Cold, But For a Good Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

Venable dedicated an afternoon "ice-bucket challenge" to partner Michael Gollin as they raised money for research for the disease ALS.

Bingham McCutchen Partner Jiro Murase Dead at 86

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : August 12, 2014

An early leader in guiding Japanese companies on their investments into the U.S. and Europe, Murase's New York firm had merged with Bingham in 1997.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

China's New Rules for Consultants Raise Questions for Law Firms

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 11, 2014

The Chinese government has banned state-owned enterprises from working with U.S. consulting firms such as McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group. Will law firms be next?

Sweetener Could Turn Sour

Jenna Greene and Todd Ruger : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

EPA's new emissions rule allows states flexibility, which could be the rub.

Asia Deal Digest: July 31, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : July 31, 2014

*Ashurst, Morrison & Foerster lead billion-dollar tie-up between Itochu and CP Group*Kirkland & Ellis acting for Chinese mobile game developer iDreamSky Technology on Nasdaq IPO*Milbank on GIC's investment in Philippine conglomerate Metro Pacific