Overview

Introduction

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2022)

2.5K - 3K

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No. of Partners Named (2022)

59

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Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)

73


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No. of Summer Associates (2022)

108 total (90 2Ls; 18 1Ls)


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Base Salary

1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “There is plenty of time to socialize with others at the firm (both at firm-sponsored and after-hours events). Typically each practice group has a scheduled social event every other week. The firm atmosphere is welcoming, which has made the adjustment back to in-person work much easier. Staff are instrumental to the firm's success and functioning, and have been a great help to me in my first six months at the firm.”
  • “Firm culture is excellent. The firm clearly values people and recognizes that this is a job, not our entire lives. Colleagues are friendly and genuinely engage in getting to know one another on a personal level. Vacations and other time off are respected. There are frequent formal and informal social gatherings, often initiated by partners to get to know or check in on associates.”
  • “Now that we are back in the office, I would say firm- or group-sponsored events are popping up weekly. Outside of that, I get coffee and lunch with colleagues most days (unless I am mid-closing). I am friends with the staff on our floor, especially the PA's and paralegals, and I've never seen anyone else be anything but warm and polite to them either. It's a culture of quick chats in the hallways, sending check-in messages if you haven't seen someone in a bit, and overall making sure everyone is on an even keel.”
  • “White & Case is highly international and, I would venture, on the more social side of big New York law firms. Obviously, like everywhere, COVID has impeded socialization. The firm has been very flexible with working from home, which can be a bit of a double-edged sword when it comes to social life at the firm… I expect that, as we return to more normal work environments, White & Case will remain a fairly social firm with lots of events for people to participate in.”

Why Work Here


Diversity at White & Case

"As a truly global law firm, with people of diverse backgrounds who speak 88 different languages and work in 44 offices located in 30 countries around the world, diversity and inclusion for White & Case is not a choice — it is a professional imperative. Over the years, we have been widely recognized as a top firm for diversity with innovative best practice approaches, but that recognition is not why we value our diversity. We value our diversity because it is essential to who we are and our ability to best serve our equally diverse..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “White & Case looks for candidates from top law schools with strong academic credentials who are polished, mature, and prepared to interact with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.”
  • “High ranking students from top ranked schools. Some journal experience is preferred. Firm seems to value candidates with life experience outside of school. Global interest and international experience is a plus.”
  • “W&C has detailed guidelines for recruiting that incorporate the firm's core values. There do not seem to be feeder schools apart from the top 20 or so law schools. The firm routinely hires foreign qualified lawyers as well.”
  • “High academic credentials and a demonstration of an international perspective.”

Practice Area Q&A’s


Julian Lamm

Partner

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Charlie Ofner

Partner

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Claudine Columbres

Partner

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Andrea Amulic & Amanda Parra Criste

Associate & Associate

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Seth Kerschner

Partner

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Perks & Benefits