White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP Company Profile

Founded 113 years ago, White & Case has grown from its New York beginnings to become a truly global law firm with a longstanding presence in the markets that matter today, helping clients work with confidence in any one market or many. White & Case's recent history has seen fundamental changes-from expansion in emerging markets to its leadership-remaking the firm's identity while remaining a go-to firm for international matters with strong institutional ties to America's corporate elite.

Break the Piggy Bank
Using their own savings accounts, Justin DuPratt White and George B. Case opened their eponymous firm in downtown Manhattan in 1901, profiting quickly thanks to their relationship with Henry P. Davison, a prominent financier who became a senior partner at JP Morgan & Company. Thus, White & Case's first clients were entities that had been formed or financed by JP Morgan. White & Case also advised White's alma mater, Cornell University.

During World War I the firm advised JP Morgan on its deal with war materials manufacturers and suppliers to the French and British militaries. The firm's growing connection to European companies prompted it to open its first foreign office in Paris-the beginning of the firm's international expansion that continues today.

Collecting Passport Stamps
This international bent has given the firm a reputation as one of BigLaw's big boppers in global M&A, finance, antitrust, arbitration and financial restructuring and insolvency. White & Case had its gaze fixed on emerging markets long before most of its peers could even find Almaty on a map.

In modern times, White & Case has established itself in 39 offices in over two dozen countries, developing serious expertise in cross-border and multijurisdictional cases and transactions. Jim Hurlock, who led the firm from 1980 to 2000, succeeded in his vow to make White & Case a truly global firm, building a network of offices that were locally staffed and well-connected to both local and multinational clients including foreign investors, sovereign wealth funds and foreign governments and government agencies.

After the Iron Curtain fell, White & Case attorneys began to serve as advisors to several newly-independent governments as they ushered in an era of privatization in Eastern Europe.

Global Changes
Partner Duane Wall led the firm through much of the 2000s, supervising growth worldwide, particularly in Asia. Hugh Verrier was elected Chair of the firm in 2007 after serving on the management board and leading the Moscow office. Reelected in 2011, he leads a new system of governance: a nine-member partnership committee with members elected by partners to four-year terms and a four-member executive committee. The firm also organized its global office network into regional sections.

With 34 of its 39 offices overseas, White & Case is a pioneer of the international law firm model. Its cross border expertise and diverse team of local, U.S. and English qualified lawyers enables it to continue its growth in work for some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries. And the recent establishment of a global pro bono practice, one of the few in the world, underscores its commitment to human rights and social justice worldwide.

IN THE NEWS

 

November 2013

Wowing the City of Lights
White & Case advised the syndicate of banks led by Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan on the €750 million initial public offering of the Numericable Group, which provides cable and broadband services in France, on the NYSE Euronext in Paris. This transaction, which was heavily oversubscribed, has reopened the IPO market in France and was the largest IPO in Paris since 2009.

September 2013

Antitrust Triumph
In the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, White & Case obtained the dismissal with prejudice of almost all antitrust claims asserted against Pfizer by class and individual direct purchaser plaintiffs-including Rite Aid, Walgreen and Safeway-in a complex, multidistrict litigation concerning Lipitor®, the most successful and widely prescribed drug in history. The dismissal drastically reduced the plaintiffs' potential damages claim by more than $8 billion.

Global Citizenship Champions
White & Case's Fighting Human Trafficking Initiative won The American Lawyer's inaugural Global Citizenship Grand Prize. The Initiative is designed not only to provide access to justice for human trafficking victims and support to leading anti-trafficking NGOs, but to bring about systemic change in the ways in which human trafficking cases are prosecuted and how countries offer protections to their domestic workers.

July 2013

Record-Breaking International Offering
In a deal demonstrating the growing engagement of Mexican corporates with international investors, White & Case represented Grupo Financiero Banorte, Mexico's third-largest financial services group, in its record-breaking US$2.56 billion follow-on offering of common shares. The international offering was 3.4 times oversubscribed and was the second-largest ever in Mexico.

June 2013

Financing a Groundbreaking Chemical Complex
White & Case represented Saudi Aramco in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to build and operate a US$20 billion world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia, which will be one of the world's largest integrated chemicals complexes, the largest ever built in a single phase and largest-ever project financing in the chemicals sector.

May 2013

Syndicated Loan Success
White & Case advised the nine mandated lead arrangers of the US$8 billion syndicated loan to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., by far the biggest competitor in China's growing e-commerce market. This was the largest U.S. dollar syndicated loan out of Asia in recent years, and it set new benchmarks in terms of what can be raised in Asia's loan markets.

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White & Case LLP


1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-2787
Phone: (212) 819-8200
Fax: (212) 354-8113
www.whitecase.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chair: Hugh Verrier
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 1,895

  • Employment Contact

    Jane P. Stein
    Americas Director of Attorney Recruiting
    Phone: (212) 819-8271
    Fax: (212) 354-8113
    E-mail: recruit@whitecase.com

    Contacts for each location at www.whitecase.com/careers


  • Base Salary

    New York, NY
    1st year: $160,000
    2nd year: $170,000
    3rd year: $185,000
    4th year: $210,000
    5th year: $230,000
    6th year: $250,000
    7th year: $265,000
    8th year: $280,000
    Summer associate: $3,077/week


  • Summer Associate Offers

    56 out of 56 (2013)


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Antitrust
    Asset Finance
    Banking
    Capital Markets
    Climate Change
    Commercial Litigation
    Communications and Media
    Construction
    Data, Privacy and Cyber Security
    Derivatives
    Emerging Companies
    Employment & Benefits
    Environmental
    Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
    Funds
    Intellectual Property
    International Arbitration
    International Trade
    Islamic Finance
    Maritime
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    Mining and Metals
    Oil & Gas
    Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
    Power
    Private Clients
    Private Equity
    Pro Bono
    Project Finance
    Real Estate
    Sourcing & Technology Transactions
    Sovereign Wealth Funds
    Sovereigns
    Tax
    White Collar

Major Office Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • New York, NY • Silicon Valley, CA • Washington, DC • Almaty • Ankara • Astana • Beijing • Berlin • Bratislava • Brussels • Budapest • Doha • Düsseldorf • Frankfurt • Geneva • Hamburg • Helsinki • Hong Kong • Istanbul • Johannesburg • London • Madrid • Mexico City • Milan • Monterrey • Moscow • Munich • Paris • Prague • Riyadh • São Paulo • Shanghai • Singapore • Stockholm • Tokyo • United Arab Emirates • Warsaw

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