Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

One Thomas Circle, N.W., Suite 1100 | Washington | DC | 20005

Phone: 202-862-5000 | Fax: 202-429-3301

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Year of establishment 1964 Number of partners 38
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 1.90
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 24.20
Number of attorneys 63 Percentage of minority attorneys 11.10
Number of associates 20 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.60
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Recognize workers who are unwilling to work cooperatively and provide disincentives to discourage such behavior. Develop a five-year outlook for the firm and set goals to achieve that vision. Measures should be taken to stop bullying at the workplace.

Pros: The best part of the firm is great location, great benefits, strong internal and external training available. Respectful people and good interdepartmental communication. However, some partners can be quite disrespectful and condescending no matter what.

Cons: The worst part is that some senior play Favoritism and politics. This should be identified by management and these unfair practices should be stopped. Work from home is also discouraged by management. I have heard cases of female sexual harassment and management trying to diminish it.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


For half a century, Caplin & Drysdale has been a leading provider of a full range of tax, tax controversy, and related legal services to companies, organizations, and individuals throughout the United States and around the world. With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., the firm also offers counseling on matters relating to bankruptcy, complex litigation, corporate law, creditors' rights, employee benefits, exempt organizations, political activity, private client services, and white collar defense. Our ranks include former senior staff from the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Election Commission, and the Justice Department. Their substantial technical skill and considerable knowledge on how laws are made and administered, illustrate our commitment to serving clients in a holistic and solution-oriented manner.

Practice Areas

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Investment & Transactional Tax
  • Complex Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Exempt Organizations
  • International Tax
  • Political Law
  • Private Client
  • Tax Controversies
  • Tax Crimes
  • Tax Litigation
  • White Collar Defense

Hiring Criteria

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Excellent academic credentials and/or applicable experience in related practice group.

Pro bono

Caplin & Drysdale does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

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Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Awards and Recognitions

Mortimer Caplin Receives Swanson Courage Award from the University of Virginia

Caplin & Drysdale's Transfer Pricing Team Receives International Award

The American Lawyer Names Caplin & Drysdale Global Legal Award Recipient for Swiss Tax Investigations

Caplin & Drysdale's White Collar Defense Practice Earns Recognition

Caplin & Drysdale's Employee Benefits Group Earns Recognition from Finance Monthly

Mortimer Caplin Gives Opening Remarks at Event to Honor Federal Workers

The Daily Princetonian Quotes Marcus Owens: When Estimating Pay of U'S Top Investments Executives, Multiple Factors Complicate Picture

Patricia Lewis Named Best in Transfer Pricing for 2014

Joanne Youn Recognized by Minority Bar Association

Caplin & Drysdale Receives Tax Awards

U.S. News Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale With Top Ranking

Patricia Gimbel Lewis Wins "Best in Transfer Pricing" Award, Women in Business Law Awards for the Americas

Caplin & Drysdale Shortlisted for the Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2010

International Tax Review Nominated Caplin & Drysdale for the Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year Award

Chambers USA 2009 Recognizes Eight Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys as

Summer associate program

Our program is designed to stimulate and educate our summer associates during their time at Caplin & Drysdale. In addition to general firm orientation, summer associates are encouraged to attend various training and educational seminars throughout the program. When you spend a summer with us, you will be given a wide variety of assignments designed to enhance your skills and stimulate your intellect. In addition, you are given continuous guidance and feedback throughout the summer. You will be treated as if you are already a full-time associate at our firm. Your assignments and our high expectations for your performance will introduce you to the work of our full-time associates and the standards by which that work is evaluated. From the moment you walk in our doors, you will be working hand-in-hand with our attorneys, including members, on complex research projects and will actively participate in drafting memoranda and other client communications, attending depositions, meeting with clients and assisting in the many other tasks our attorneys address in their day-to-day practice. Our goal is to give you a realistic view into our world and to help develop successful attorneys who will return to our firm and add long-term value. Should you choose to start your legal career with us, your experience as a summer associate will have given you a valuable introduction to the high standards of professionalism and legal analysis Caplin & Drysdale expects of all its attorneys, as well as our collegial, supportive culture.

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