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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 $1,523,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 12th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Infrastructure Deals Show Legal Quirks in Latin American Construction

Monika Gonzalez Mesa : Daily Business Review : May 26, 2016

U.S. contractors face different legal challenges in Latin America, but there are strategies that can help.

Quinn Emanuel Continues European Push With Zurich Launch

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its European presence with the launch of a new office in Switzerland under partner Thomas Werlen. Zurich-based FIFA, soccer's global governing body, is a major client of the firm.

Big Firms Have Paid Big Bucks for Clinton Speeches

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 24, 2016

According to a new database based on financial disclosures by Bill and Hillary Clinton, a handful of large law firms have paid nearly $2 million to the political power couple to make speeches. One talk came at a global partners' meeting for an Am Law 100 firm.

2016 Diversity Scorecard: The Rankings

: The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

For the third time in row, White & Case leads the pack in The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard

2016 Diversity Scorecard: How the Firms Rate

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The percentage of minorities practicing at the country's largest firms increased only modestly last year.

Diversity Scorecard: Minorities Make Small Gains in Big Law

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Our Diversity Scorecard finds that just over 15 percent of U.S. lawyers at big firms are members of a minority group.

Letter from London: White & Case Aims High

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

The firm adopts a bold growth plan in London. What if it works?

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

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

Canadian Big Deals

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Practice Leaders Pick Up Stakes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 18, 2016

A half-dozen big firms shuffled practice leaders within the past week; Skadden snags a high-profile arbitration expert in Hong Kong; the founding partner of Weil's Rhode Island office departs; and other notable laterals from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 16, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Has the Electronic Courtroom Finally Arrived? Paperless Proceedings in the U.S.

Clare Foley, Opus 2 Magnum : Legaltech News : May 12, 2016

In the final installment of this series, we examine the U.S.' approach to courtroom technologies and compare it to those abroad.

Judge Grewal to Leave Bench for Facebook

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 12, 2016

The federal magistrate judge will join Facebook next month as vice president and deputy general counsel of litigation.

Chilean Demand for Wind Power Fueled Financing for Project

: Daily Business Review : May 09, 2016

As part of Chile's push for renewable energy, a White & Case team helped secure financing of the nation's largest wind farm with a dedicated transmission line. Commercial lenders and an export credit agency backed the San Juan wind power project with a $306 million credit facility. The project includes construction of an 86-kilometer transmission line that will connect to Chile's electrical grid.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

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

Dozens of Big Firms to Appear in New 'Panama Papers' Database

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 08, 2016

Plenty of familiar names from The Am Law 200 and Global 100 appeared in an early version of a searchable online database drawn from the leaked files of offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.

White & Case Team Guides $400 Million Infrastructure Deal in Peru

: Daily Business Review : May 07, 2016

A Miami-based team arranged international bank financing for a toll road construction project feeding an Andes mining center.

10 Years On, South Florida Dealmakers on Bigger Stage

: Daily Business Review : May 07, 2016

The 10th annual Top Dealmakers special section highlights the work of top attorneys, brokers and others on big-dollar transactions.

Deal Watch: Five Firms on Call for $9 Billion Health Services Merger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

The first week of May was kind to several Am Law 100 firms, as a handful of health care, real estate and technology deals provided a boon to corporate transactional coffers.

New Recruits at Kirkland, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2016

More comings-and-goings at Kirkland & Ellis; cybersecurity hiring stays hot at Cooley and Covington; Latham & Watkins snags another lateral in Germany; Paul Weiss restocks its litigation group; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Sidley Austin Adds Projects Partner in Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 03, 2016

David Gartside joins from White & Case and reunites with former colleague Charlie Wilson.

James Hurlock, Former White & Case Chairman, Dies

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : May 03, 2016

James Hurlock, a former chairman and partner at White & Case who oversaw a massive expansion of the firm during the last two decades of the 20th century, died on April 27. He was 82.

The American Lawyer Announces Transatlantic Legal Awards Finalists for 2016

: The American Lawyer : May 03, 2016

These awards recognize law firms for excellence in handling transatlantic matters across the key areas of corporate, finance and disputes, as well as highlighting in-house leaders and law firm innovation, commitment to pro bono and outstanding transatlantic strategy.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

Florida Supreme Court Workers' Comp Fee Ruling Signals Unease With Law

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : May 02, 2016

The court decides two workers' compensation cases, ruling in one in favor of the plaintiffs bar on attorney fees. But one major case is still pending.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

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

Wilmer Poaches Corporate Partners From White & Case

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 02, 2016

Eric Hwang and Christopher Rose are both former in-house lawyers with finance and M&A experience.

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.