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About White & Case LLP

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border expertise and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1901 Number of Partners 434
Number of offices 38 Partner:associate ratio 0.40
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 0.35
Number of attorneys 1884 Percentage of minority attorneys 0.24
Number of associates 1101 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.02
Notable cases
  • In December 2011, White & Case was able to save its client Toshiba from an indictment of a five-year criminal investigation over the tech company's LCD business unit. The DOJ's Antitrust Division agreed to not prosecute Toshiba or its executives over allegations of a price-fixing cartel.
  • In May 2011, White & Case helped the Education Law Center win a landmark case regarding educational funding which the New York Times compared to Brown v. Board of Education. The New Jersey Supreme Court said that the New Jersey state government must provide $500 million in additional funding to 31 low-income school districts in the state.
  • White & Case has won its Taiwanese client Chimei InnoLux Corporation, which makes flat panels and LCDs, a victory in a Section 337 investigation brought against it by the US International Trade Commission.
Area of practice

White & Case LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust/Competition
  • Asset Finance
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Data Privacy & Cyber Security
  • Employment Compensation & Benefits
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade
  • Islamic Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Clients
  • Pro Bono
  • Project Finance
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Sourcing & Technology Transactions
  • Tax
  • White Collar/Investigations.
Awards and recognitions

For a firm recognized as one of the world's largest law firms, and one that has more than 38 office in 26 countries, awards are many. A few notable awards include:
Awards

Awarded the Chambers USA "International Arbitration Client Service Award" on June 7, 2012
Named "Law Firm in the Largest M&A Transaction in Retail in Romania" by Ziarul Financiar
Named "Bankruptcy Law Firm of the Year for the Southern US" by Benchmark Litigation on April 26, 2012
Eric Grannon Named "Litigator of the Week" by American Lawyer
Matt Miner Wins 2012 Burton Award
Five White & Case Deals Win EMEA Finance 2011 Achievement Awards
Awarded "Global and Power Legal Adviser of the Year" by Infrastructure Journal
Named "2011 Americas Project Finance Team of the Year" by International Financial Law Review
Wins Most Innovative US Firm in Europe at IFLR Europe Awards on March 23, 2012
Wins Law360 2012 Rising Star Award
Recognized in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisors
Awarded Islamic Finance News Deal of Year 2011 on January 16, 2012

Rankings

Ranked Second Worldwide in PLC's "2012 Restructuring and Insolvency Super League"
Scored 76 in Band 1 Rankings from Chambers Global 2012
Ranked Top Global Bankruptcy Law Firm for 2011
Seven White & Case Lawyers Named Southern California Super Lawyers 2012
Carlos Viana Recognized by The International Who's Who of Banking Lawyers
Advises on the Three Largest Project Finance Deals of 2011
Placed in Top Three in mergermarket's 2011 Swedish and Nordic League Table
White & Case Tops mergermarket's 2011 CEE M&A League Tables

Diversity

White & Case is a global network of 36 offices that provides diverse experiences for its legal & professional staff and clients alike. White & Case is ranked 4th for diversity in the Minority Law Journal's 2010 Diversity Scorecard based on a survey of more than 200 firms. The firm offers a multicultural environment in which cases and transactions cross legal and geographic boundaries and relevant to all practice groups. The open door setting provides exposure to multiple billion dollar deals and complex litigation matters for smart, motivated people to take advantage of, to show their skills. White & Case is proud of being a global firm with a common culture.

Representing 85 nationalities and conversant in 60 languages, the diversity of the firm's our legal and professional staff is a its greatest strength since it represents the diverse community of clients throughout the world.

The firm encourages and assists all to reach their potential, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status or disability. The firm has also launched two formal diversity and inclusion initiatives which are called the Diversity Initiative and the Women's Initiative

Summer associate program

The Summer Program of White & Case is tailored to make the most of the skills showcased by summer associates. Real work is provided with real deadlines for real clients. One can work in multiple practice areas of interest. The associates also get an opportunity to work with different people so that would enrich the experience even further. The summer associates are expected to work hard, learn a lot through the training programs and work assignments, and will have plenty of opportunities to get to know lawyers and your peers at various events.

The summer associate Conference held in New York City gives an opportunity to meet their counterparts residing elsewhere.

Working for the White & Case LLP

White & Case provides several benefits including generous vacation time, comprehensive healthcare, retirement plans, backup childcare, reduced-cost home, auto and pet insurance coverage, flexible work arrangements, regular firm social activities, and free onsite yoga, Pilates and Zumba.

The firm is clear about getting every associate work for 2,000 hours, which includes client-billable time, pro bono, firm-chargeable hours and a number of committee activities. The firm is explicit about these numbers because they try to manage client needs efficiently with the associate's billable hours.

The firm provides top compensation for top work for both summer associates and full-time associates. The firm also encourages and supports associate participation in sports and other social activities.

Multiple events are organized by the firm including trivia nights, cocktail parties and community service projects. The World Cup for Football and Volleyball was held in 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany and was a big success. Offices also participate in softball, basketball, bowling, tennis and other local sporting leagues.

White & Case's attorney-driven affinity groups are open to all lawyers and business services personnel. These groups organize social and cultural events throughout the year and also provide members with an opportunity to support and mentor each other.

Various Partner Meetings and Alumni Functions are held too.

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White & Case LLP LOCATIONS

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White & Case LLP Headquarters

1155 Avenue of The Americas
New York City, NY
10036-2787

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White & Case LLP Office

Beijing International Club Office Tower ,
Suite 902 , 21 Jian Guo Men Wai Street
Beijing
100020

86 10 6532-8880 phone
86 10 6532-672 fax

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White & Case LLP Office

218 Shanghai Bund No. 12 Building ,
12 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai
200002

86-21-6321-2200 phone
86-21-6323-9252 fax

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White & Case LLP Office

7-11 Moorgate
London, LONDON
EC2R 6HH

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White & Case LLP Office

633 West Fifth Street ,
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA
90071

213-620-7700 phone
213-452-2329 fax

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