White & Case has been a leading law firm in the Americas since the establishment of our New York office in 1901, and has grown to more than 2,000 lawyers working in 30 countries. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many. We guide our clients through difficult issues, bringing our insight and judgment to each situation. Our innovative approaches create original solutions to our clients' most complex domestic and multijurisdictional deals and disputes. We are currently ranked the #1 Global Law Firm by Law360.
Commitment to Diversity
At White & Case, we continue to stand by our mission to build upon the strength of the diversity of our lawyers and staff in order to create an environment where everyone is encouraged, assisted and inspired to reach their potential, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or disability.
Having set a goal to be a leader in the effort to maintain and increase diversity in the legal profession globally, as well as in our own firm, we are pleased that our efforts continue to be recognized by various monitoring bodies. We earned our fifth consecutive No. 1 ranking on The American Lawyer's 2018 Diversity Scorecard. For the second consecutive year, we are top ranked for lawyers of color on Law360's 2017 Diversity Snapshot. We are also the sixth most-diverse firm among international firms in the UK on the 2015 Black Solicitors Network's Diversity League Table. Not to mention our 10th consecutive 100% rating on commitment to LGBT workplace issues on the annual 2018 Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, and our 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award from the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
Mergers & Acquisitions
With a global M&A team of over 600 lawyers, we have the geographic coverage, technical capability and strategic perspective that are invaluable for our clients. We are purpose-built for complex, cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. We have devised creative deal structures, designed acquisition programs and planned and implemented strategies for both acquirers and potential acquisition targets in domestic and cross-border transactions around the world. White & Case regularly ranks in the top 10 for deal value in leading league tables such as Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Bloomberg. In 2016, White & Case ranked #1 by deal value according to the Mergermarket and Bloomberg M&A league tables on a global basis and also in the US, Europe and Asia. White & Case is the only firm ever to have achieved such a broad #1 ranking across all such regions.
White & Case has successful private equity practices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our private equity team supports financial sponsors through all the stages of a deal: acquisition, financing, employment schemes, portfolio company management through to exit. From groundbreaking, monumental acquisitions to smaller strategic add-on deals, our private equity teams have implemented transactions with precision and care for established institutions, entrepreneurs and emerging visionaries alike. The team also works closely with a number of different practice areas, including acquisition finance and investment funds. This integration, combined with our ability to confer with other White & Case lawyers around the world, enables our US practice to successfully advise the traditional private equity transactions, including for family offices, sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds and more.
US Public Company Advisory
Our public company clients face continuously evolving regulatory requirements, legal obligations and corporate governance challenges and trends. We advise US and non-US public companies on their day-to-day affairs, crisis and other special situations and all aspects of their compliance with the US securities laws and the listing requirements of the major US exchanges. We focus exclusively on public company representation and assist our clients with respect to, among other things, such as ongoing SEC reporting and disclosure obligations, corporate governance and shareholder activism, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance, management succession, proxy contests, and related party transactions. Our team integrates our clients with our transactional lawyers to ensure that we are working on the full spectrum of issues our clients may encounter.
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