Cravath, Swaine & Moore

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At Lunch With David Boies, 20 Years After His Departure From CravathAbove the LawIn 1997, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (“CSM”) was arguably the nation's number-one law firm (a status it maintains to this day, although its grip on the crown was even stronger back then). It's rare to see partners leave Cravath, and it was even more rare …
Cravath Can't Dodge Shell Docs Subpoena, 2nd Circ. ToldLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (May 22, 2017, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A Nigerian environmental and human rights advocate has urged the Second Circuit to uphold an order requiring Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP to turn over documents related to her planned litigation against ...and more »
New York Times
Lawsuit Presses the Issue of Lower Pay for Female Law PartnersNew York TimesChadbourne & Parke in Manhattan. Three female plaintiffs have accused the firm of sex discrimination and pay inequity. It says they were paid based on “unique experiences and roles.” Credit Alex Wroblewski for The New York Times. By all accounts, Mary T.and more »
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James C. Woolery, Veteran Deal Maker, Joins King & SpaldingNew York TimesMr. Woolery first rose through the deal industry at the white-shoe law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he made partner and worked on big deals involving the likes of Universal Health Services and Air Products. In 2011, he followed in the footsteps …King & Spalding Latest Big Firm to Welcome WooleryThe American LawyerJim Woolery Joins King & Spalding in New YorkYahoo FinanceKing & Spalding latest firm to hire M&A vet WooleryReutersBloomberg Big Law Business -Times of Indiaall 8 news articles »
Choate makes big leap on list of highest-grossing law firmsBoston Business JournalChoate's revenue per lawyer of $1.41 million ranks eighth in the country, putting it in the company of global giants such as Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which announced this week it was opening a Boston office, and Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. It also punched ...
Karl Ove Knausgaard Is an Art Curator NowObserverKarl Ove Knausgaard chilling with Gloria Steinem and Chairman for Cravath, Swaine and Moore Evan Chesler at the 2015 Library Lions Benefit. ugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Library Lions Benefit. Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard is famous for ...
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Brooke Ellis, Joel TayNew York TimesThe bride and groom are to become lawyers at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York in September. Both graduated from Brigham Young University, he magna cum laude, though they didn't meet until 2016, when both were summer associates at Cravath.
Jay Clayton Didn't Really Work At Goldman Sachs But He Really Will Head The SEC Because He's Qualified To Do SoDealbreaker... of like how his predecessor Mary Jo White represented Lehman Brothers during her first tour at Debevoise) and his wife currently works at Goldman (kind of like how White's husband John was, and is, the head corporate partner at Cravath Swaineand more »
Dechert Layoffs: First-Year Associates Amongst Those Let GoJDJournal.comPreviously, first-year attorneys were paid $160,000 at major firms, but Cravath Swaine & Moore changed the game when they announced that they would begin paying on a sliding scale that started at $180,000. In the short-term, the move was celebrated by ...
Instead of Taking Millions More in Investor Money, Our 25-Person Company Chose to IPOEntrepreneurFor example, before Updater, I was a corporate attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. To me, the biggest risk of tapping the public markets is that, as compared to private investors, the markets are often less sympathetic if a company under-delivers …and more »
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