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White & Case LLP
Logo of the law firm "White & Case" (original color).png
Headquarters1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, New York
No. of offices45 total[1]
No. of attorneys2,257 (2020)[2]
No. of employeesapprox. 4,800 total
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Key peopleHugh Verrier[3]
Revenue$ 2.4 billion (2020)[4]
Profit per equity partner$ 3 million (2020)[5]
Date founded1901; 121 years ago (1901)
FounderJustin DuPratt White
George B. Case
Company typeLimited liability partnership

White & Case LLP is an international law firm based in New York City. Founded in 1901, the firm has 45 offices in 31 countries worldwide.[1] White & Case is one of the top ten law firms worldwide in terms of revenue.[4]

The firm has expanded beyond New York, opening offices in leading cities in the US and around the world, and it has practice groups in emerging markets including Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. White & Case has 44 offices in 30 countries around the world.[6]


The firm was launched on May 1, 1901 when two Wall Street lawyers, Justin DuPratt White, 31, and George B. Case, 28, each contributed $250 (equivalent to $7,777 in 2020) to launch White & Case.[7]

Plaque outside White & Case's Washington, D.C. office

In 2000, partner Duane Wall assumed leadership of the firm and oversaw its further expansion (especially in Europe). White & Case merged with the German firm Feddersen Laule Ewerwahn Scherzberg Finkelnburg Clemm that June, becoming the first American company to enter the "top ten" firms in Germany.[8] it also opened in Milan in 2001.[citation needed]

On October 1, 2007, White & Case announced a new leadership team led by chairman Hugh Verrier.[9]

In 2010, White & Case created a Global Pro Bono Practice,[10] focusing on three areas: access to justice, promoting the rule of law, and serving the world’s leading non-governmental organizations.[11] The Firm was profiled by Law360 in 2012 for its pro bono efforts.[12]

The firm's antitrust law practice has been recognized as part of the top 5 Global Elite by the Global Competition Review (GCR) in 2020.[13]

In June 2020, the firm announced that it had "poached" four Winston & Strawn specialists to establish itself as a destination law firm for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs): Joel Rubinstein, Jonathan Rochwarger, Elliott Smith and Daniel Nussen.[14][15]

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  1. ^ a b "White & Case in Germany". White & Case. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  2. ^ "White & Case". law.com.
  3. ^ "White & Case LLP - Lawyers and Advisors - Hugh Verrier". Whitecase.com. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Which firms top the Am Law 100? And how much did their revenue grow?". American Bar Association. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  5. ^ "White & Case City revenue soars 18% and PEP cracks $3m to defy Covid". Legal Business. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  6. ^ Amon, Elizabeth (20 March 2013). "White & Case, Baker Botts, Gibson Dunn: Business of Law". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  7. ^ "White & Case History". Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  8. ^ Mizzi, Anne (29 June 2020). "White & Case hits top ten in Germany with merger". The Law Society Gazette. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  9. ^ Byrne, Matt (21 September 2011). "White & Case revamps executive committee | News". The Lawyer. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  10. ^ "White & Case Globalizes Pro Bono". Amlawdaily.typepad.com. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  11. ^ "2012 Pro Bono Survey". Americanlawyer.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  12. ^ "Pro Bono Firm Of 2012: White & Case". Law360. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Global Competition Review - GCR 100". globalcompetitionreview.com. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Wake Up Call: DLA Piper Accused of 'Double-Dealing'" by Rick Mitchell, Bloomberg Law, June 18, 2020. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "The Law Firm of White & Case Acquires the Winston & Strawn SPAC Team" by Kristi Marvin, SPAC Insider, June 17, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2021.

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