2015 Annual Review

A new Firm strategy charts a route for growth

Our vision encompasses smart growth, providing clients with consistent world-class service, and ensuring we have a workplace that attracts and nurtures the best people.

In 2015, White & Case launched a new five-year growth strategy that focuses on three strategic key pillars:

  • Growing profitably
  • Engaging our people
  • Stronger client relationships


Implementing our strategy

Our new strategy is designed to make White & Case stronger and better positioned for the future: to be a global elite law firm that is top of mind for global clients for their most complex, cross-border legal work, and an employer of choice for top talent.

To reach our goals, we are:

  • Focusing on targeted, profitable growth, particularly in the United States and London. We are strengthening our industry approach generally and specifically nurturing growth in four key global industries—Financial Institutions, Private Equity, Technology and Oil & Gas—and three key practices—M&A, Capital Markets and Disputes—that are at the core of our Firm and play to our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
  • Creating a more engaged firm. We are seeking people who share our values and want the opportunities of working at a global law firm, including advising global clients and working in other parts of the world. We are acting to ensure that each of our offices is a great place to work and offering all our people opportunities to grow and develop their careers. We continue to embrace diversity, which is a great strength of our Firm.
  • Strengthening our global client relationships. We know our clients want deep industry capabilities—they want us to be strong in the markets that matter to them, and they want value beyond the legal work we do. We must provide world-class service to our clients, which requires top quality legal work and seamless coordination by lead partners and lawyer teams. To do so, we are building and supporting practices that assist large clients in their most important matters. And we continue to listen closely to our clients and act upon their feedback.


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