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White & Case LLP

Main Office: 1155 Avenue of The Americas | New York City | NY | 10036
Phone: 212-819-8200 | Fax: 212-354-8113





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Reviewed on March 21, 2023
Former Employee

1.0 ★★★★★ Former Employee, more than 3 years Cheap firm - make sure you agree to a good salary as there are 0 bonus for staff. Practice Assistant in Los Angeles, CA Recommend CEO Approval Business Outlook Pros Working on Interesting international matters. Cons No bonus for staff - they tell you overtime is your bonus. Administration doesn't care. You eat what you kill culture. Advice to Management Hire competent local office administrators.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on January 30, 2023
Former Employee

As a former associate attorney with more than three years of experience at White & Case LLP in New York, NY, I have a unique understanding of the company culture and work environment. My time at the firm was marked by a number of challenges, including poor allocation of work and responsibility, a toxic work culture among management and seniors, and a lack of support and development opportunities for associates. Associates at White & Case are treated as mere cogs in a machine, with little to no oversight. The firm places a heavy emphasis on billable hours, with no regard for personal career development or growth. The exit opportunities compared to peer firms were relatively poor, and the firm lacked any meaningful system for associate development. Given these experiences, I would like to offer the following recommendation to the management at White & Case. It is important to pay attention to the decline in firm morale and to consider why this is happening.

Former Employee


Full time



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.

Practice Areas

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

Hiring Criteria

White & Case LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

White & Case offers its lawyers unparalleled career opportunities, drawing on our global reach to provide unique professional development opportunities.

The firm recruits people from many national and cultural backgrounds. The firm is interested in interviewing students who want to spend their legal careers in the US as well as students who want to move out. The people should fluent in more than one language, preferably any of the international languages.
Here are some qualities that the firm would like in the individuals it recruits:

Intelligence and academic excellence
Capability to analyze the legal field; creative yet pragmatic in interpretation
Ability to think laterally when resolving a complex issue
Ability to perform tasks accurately, efficiently and on time with integrity

The firm is committed to recruiting the right people and interested in making them well-respected legal professionals. We create an environment everyone of the deserving individuals will get a chance to stand out.

Pro bono

White & Case has a long history of pro bono services and is known as one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. In 2010, the firm named pro bono as one of the 14 global practices. Under the leadership of Brussels partner and EU law litigator Ian Forrester, QC, the Global Pro Bono Practice focuses on three areas-providing access to justice, promoting the rule of law and serving the world's leading non-governmental organizations. There are more than 100 partners worldwide who serve as Pro Bono Leaders. Pro bono is also the centerpiece of the firm's social responsibility initiative, which we introduced in 2009. The social responsibility programs also encompass our legal education work and one of the distinctive features of White & Case is its global footprint. The firm also offers cross-border projects so that all lawyers get equal opportunity to work on international issues.

The firm believes that pro bono work is an excellent way to accelerate a young lawyer's training and development. All first year and summer associates are assigned at least one pro bono matter and all are encouraged to propose pro bono matters to the firm.

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White & Case LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

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:


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


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 Write a review

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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