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At a Glance

Uppers

“The firm vision (pioneering, united, human) is reflected in the firm culture.”

“Great exit opportunities and strong global brand.”

Downers

“Unpredictability of hours and lack of transparency about workflow.”

“Working with international clients often creates a very unpredictable schedule.”

About White & Case

Founded at the dawn of the 20th century, White & Case has grown from its New York beginnings to become a truly global law firm. The firm has 44 offices across 30 countries—including eight in the U.S.—and is well known for its experience handling cross-border and multi-jurisdictional cases and transactions.

Big Apple Roots

Using their own savings, 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. White & Case also advised White’s alma mater, Cornell University. In 1926, the firm opened its first foreign office in Paris—the beginning of the firm’s international expansion that continues today.

A Longtime Pioneer and the Original International Law Firm

White & Case is renowned for its track record and extensive experience in global M&A, finance, antitrust, arbitration, and financial restructuring and insolvency. Today, the firm’s client roster includes 75% of the Global Fortune 100, 25% of the Fortune 500, startups, governments, sovereigns, and state-owned entities. 

The firm works across more than two dozen practice areas, from antitrust/competition to project development and finance, white collar and more. Among the 13 industries it works in are consumer products, financial institutions, manufacturing and industrial, media, mining and metals, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and health care, power, private equity, real estate, and technology.

White & Case pioneered the international law firm model and has long been a leader in the expansion into emerging markets, often helping to create and write the laws of new jurisdictions. With cross-border expertise and multi-office teams composed of local, U.S., and English-qualified lawyers, the firm is well positioned to support its clients, including some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as startups and sector disruptors. 

The firm’s global mindset extends to its practice, and lawyers are encouraged to explore opportunities to work abroad. Associates at White & Case have opportunities to pursue temporary assignments abroad, international and domestic client secondments, and long-term opportunities at one of the firm’s overseas offices.

Diversity and Inclusion: A Track Record of Success and Ambitious Plans

A regular at the top end of Vault’s diversity rankings, White & Case is a recognized leader in the DEI space. The firm has also achieved Mansfield Certification Plus in recognition of its achievements, including reaching at least 30% diverse lawyer representation in a number of current leadership roles and committees.

The firm is home to six active affinity groups in the U.S.—Alianza, the Hispanic American network; the Asian Affinity Network; the Black Affinity Network; the Middle Eastern and North African Affinity Network; the Alliance Women’s Network; and Spectrum, the LGBTQ+ Affinity Network.

News & Awards

NOTABLE CASES
  • White & Case achieved victory in the Delaware Court of Chancery for Anthem, Inc. in a trial against former merger partner Cigna, as the Court determined that Cigna breached the $54 billion merger agreement, and relieved Anthem of the obligation to pay the $1.85 billion contractual termination fee. Anthem also defeated each of Cigna’s claims.
  • White & Case acted as co-counsel with the Education Law Centre and the ACLU to bring a lawsuit against the state of Michigan on behalf of children with learning disabilities in the Flint, Michigan school district who have been damaged by the impact of lead-contaminated water in Flint.
  • White & Case represented Hertz Vehicle Financing III LLC ("HVF III") in its issuance and sale of approximately $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of term rental car asset-backed securities.
  • Our Global Antitrust/Competition practice formed the Racial Justice Task Force in 2020 to fight racism and social injustice in areas including criminal justice, and has taken on numerous pro bono matters since then. The Task Force contacted several firm clients to offer them the opportunity to collaborate on pro bono cases. AbbVie, a longtime client, decided to team up with White & Case to work on cases through the Second Look Project, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and legal support to individuals seeking relief from extreme criminal sentences in the District of Columbia.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • Band 1 (Global Market Leaders) for Arbitration (International), International Trade/WTO; Band 1 (Global: Multi-Jurisdictional) for Banking & Finance, Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas, 2024—Chambers Global
  • Practice Group of the Year: Bankruptcy, International Trade, 2023—Law360
  • #1 Law Firm by Deal Value (financing and M&A transactions in the infrastructure, energy, and natural resource sectors), 2023—Infralogic Global and Regional League Tables Report
  • Antitrust Practice of the Year, 2023—LMG Life Science Awards
  • #1 Most Diverse Law Firm among top 10 U.S. firms by revenue (Number 2 among all firms scored), 2023—The American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard
White & Case

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 819-8200

Firm Stats

Chair: Heather McDevitt
Hiring Partner: Joseph Brazil
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
2.5K - 3K
No. of Partners Named 2024:
10
Billable-Hour Requirement:
2,000 hours

Base Salary

1st year: $225,000 2nd year: $235,000 3rd year: $260,000 4th year: $310,000 5th year: $365,000 6th year: $390,000 7th year: $420,000 8th year: $435,000
Summer Associate: $4,330 weekly

Employment Contact

Kasey M. Stein
Associate Director, Recruitment
(212) 819-8271
usgradrecruiting@whitecase.com

No. of U.S. Offices: 8

No. of International Offices: 36

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC
Abu Dhabi
Astana
Beijing
Berlin
Brussels
Cairo
Doha
Dubai
Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Geneva
Hamburg
Helsinki
Hong Kong
Istanbul
Jakarta*
Johannesburg
London
Luxembourg
Madrid
Melbourne
Mexico City
Milan
Muscat*
Paris
Prague
Riyadh*
São Paulo
Seoul
Shanghai
Singapore
Stockholm
Sydney
Tashkent
Tokyo
Warsaw
*Associated firm

Major Departments

Antitrust/Competition
Asset Finance
Capital Markets
Commercial Litigation
Debt Finance
Employment, Compensation and Benefits
Energy
Environmental
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Pro Bono
Project Finance
Real Estate
Technology Transactions
Tax
Trade
White Collar/Investigations
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.