White & Case was ranked the top global law firm by legal publication Law360 in its annual "Global 20" list of law firms with the greatest global reach and expertise. According to Law360's profile, "White & Case long ago forged a reputation as a globe-trotting firm expanding overseas while attracting top international talent."
Chairman Hugh Verrier was quoted as saying, "Where others are saying 'We might want to visit,' we're already building."
The Firm is continuing to expand, said Law360, and quoted Verrier as setting the Firm's sights on Jakarta, Indonesia, where the Firm hopes to affiliate with an Indonesian law firm as an inroad. “At the same time, the strategy isn't just about location, location, location," Law360 quoted Verrier as saying. "It also involves a global culture among attorneys—one that spans time zones and even pay grades."
In concluding its profile, Law360 noted that "For White & Case, a firm with a wealth of global talent, the next year promises another wave of prominent international work—and perhaps a few new offices." It quoted Verrier as saying, "To me, having the finest firm in Russia or Turkey or France is a laudable and unique goal, but it's not enough when the global economy requires skills that transcend any international boundary. That itself is its own journey, and that's the stage of our journey now."
The profile also featured comments from partners Mark Gidley, Carolyn Lamm and Peter Finlay.
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