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Our Survey Says

VAULT'S VERDICT:

For international work and experiences, White & Case is a global leader. Hiring considerations include strong academic credentials, law school attended, language skills, and an interest in cross-border work. Office settings are diverse, collaborative, and professional, and people understand the need for family time. Partners are respectful and appreciative of associate work, and they engage with associates as colleagues and equals. A wide range of mentors provide professional support for associates, and firm training programs, including those offered during career milestones, are robust and helpful. Strong training and team support also make laterals feel appropriately onboarded. Work assignments are challenging, and associates have the opportunity to stretch into more difficult work as they feel able. White & Case observes a reasonable 2,000-hour billable requirement, with up to 250 hours of pro bono and DEI hours attributable to the total. Salaries match the top market scale, and high billable hours mean the chance for above-market bonuses. Firm technology is updated and efficient, with some clear movement in the use of AI. Significant offerings are available to address employees’ physical health, mental well-being, and nutrition. A dedicated pro bono team is committed to helping attorneys find projects to reach—and even exceed—the 20-hour target. Firm diversity efforts are particularly strong in terms of hiring, programming, and affinity groups, which makes sense given the firm’s global standing. Although making equity partner may take some time, counsel and non-equity positions appear more readily available. External options include the government and in-house positions, including those with international clients.

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.