The following 37 corporations send their work most frequently to the 145 law firms listed below. The firms include 44 in New Jersey, 42 in New York City, 16 in Washington, D.C., and six each in Philadelphia and Chicago. The most frequently used firms were K&L Gates in Newark, New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, N.C., and Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland, each mentioned five times. They were followed by Day Pitney in Parsippany and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, with four mentions each.
Most Frequently Used Law Firms
Land development, media services
Drinker, Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia/nationwide (bankruptcy, general corporate litigation)
Avaya Inc.
Basking Ridge
Business, commuications solutions
Archer & Greiner, Haddonfield (commercial law); Banner & Witcoff, Washington, DC (IP); Bryan Cave, St. Louis (commercial); Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC (IP); Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC (regulatory); Ropes & Gray, Boston (corporate); Sidley & Austin, Chicago (M&A); Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, CA (employment)
B&G Foods Inc.
Food sales, manufacturing
Dechert, NYC/Philadelphia (general corporate, M&A, securities); K&L Gates, Chicago/Washington, DC (FDA/USDA matters, IP); Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, Kennebunk, ME (labor and employment)
BASF Corp.
Florham Park
Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, DC (litigation); Mayer Brown, Chicago (litigation); Paul Weiss, Washington, DC/NYC (litigation); Reed Smith, San Francisco (litigation); Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago (litigation)
Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp.
Retail clothing sales
Drinker Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia (creditors’ rights); Edwards Wildman Palmer, Providence, RI (litigation); Phillips Nizer, NYC (litigation); Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson, NYC (employment); Spector Gadon & Rosen, Philadelphia (litigation)
Cantel Medical Corp.
Little Falls
Infection-protection and control products
Blank Rome, NYC (securities); Dornbush Schaeffer Strongin & Venaglia, NYC (corporate, securities, tax); Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis (patents); Fredrickson & Byron, Minneapolis (contracts, employment, litigation); Kalow & Springut, NYC (IP, patents); Moses & Singer, NYC (employment)
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Consumer products
DLA Piper, Philadelphia (litigation); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia/Princeton/Washington, DC (securities); Proskauer, Boston/NYC (advertising, corporate, patent litigation)
CIT Group Inc.
Bank holding company
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, NYC (commercial transactions, M&A, securitization, structured loans); Hahn & Hessen, NYC (workout/bankruptcy); Proskauer, Newark (employment/benefits); Sidley Austin, NYC (corporate transactions, litigation, tax, workout/bankruptcy); Sullivan & Cromwell, NYC (corporate/SEC); Vedder Price, Chicago/ NYC (new business, portfolio management, workout/bankruptcy)
CommVault Systems Inc.
Information-management software
Freeborn & Peters, Chicago (general corporate); Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Middletown (general corporate, trademark); Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Irvine, CA (IP); Mayer, Brown, Chicago (general corporate); Perkins Coie, Seattle (IP, trademark)
Curtiss-Wright Corp.
Engineering products, services
Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC (export control, government contracts, IP, litigation); K&L Gates, Newark (labor counseling, litigation); Morrison & Foerster, Beijing/Irvine, CA/Los Angeles/San Francisco (commercial transactions, labor counseling, litigation); Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Morristown (labor counseling); Reed Smith, London (M&A); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (corporate counseling)
Heartland Payment Systems Inc.
Payroll services, credit/debit card processing
Blank Rome, Princeton (litigation, real estate); Futterman & Dupree, San Francisco (litigation); Goodwin Procter, NYC (IP, securities); Jenner & Block, NYC (M&A, securities); Nicoll Davis & Spinella, Paramus (litigation, risk analysis); Ropes & Gray, Boston (litigation); Shartsis Friese, San Francisco (litigation); Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Tysons Corner, VA (M&A)
The Hertz Corp.
Park Ridge
Vehicle rentals
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Atlanta (employment); Jenner & Block, Chicago (corporate, litigation)
Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Co.
Murray Hill
Technology leasing, financial services
Day Pitney, Parsippany (corporate, labor); Gibbons, Newark (bankruptcy); Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark (bankruptcy, general litigation)
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of
New Jersey
Health insurance
Becker Meisel, Livingston (bankruptcy, litigation); Connell Foley, Cherry Hill (litigation); DLA Piper, Florham Park (litigation); Epstein Becker & Green, Newark (employment, litigation); Greenberg Traurig, Florham Park (litigation); McCarter & English, Newark (employment, litigation); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia (employment); Sedgwick, Newark (litigation); White & Williams, Philadelphia (corporate)
Hovnanian Enterprises Inc.
Red Bank
Real estate, engineering, mortgage banking
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, Miami (litigation); Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, Middletown (environmental, leasing); Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge (litigation); Jackson Lewis, Morristown (employment); Perkins Coie, Seattle (IP); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (litigation, securities)
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Tax return preparation, services
Quarles & Brady, Washington, DC (franchise, litigation); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NYC/Washington, DC (corporate, litigation)
Mack-Cali Realty Corp.
Real estate investment trust
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis, Woodbridge (environmental, real estate); Greenberg Traurig, NYC (corporate); Kluger, Healy, Florham Park (labor/employee relations); Scarinci Hollenbeck, Lyndhurst (land use); Seyfarth Shaw, NYC (employee benefits, real estate, securities, tax); Weiner Lesniak, Parsippany (land use, litigation, real estate)
Metalico Inc.
Metal recycling, product fabrication
Baker Hostetler, Cleveland/Houston (litigation, bankruptcy); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (employment, securities)
Middlesex Water Co.
Water, wastewater services
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Somerville (corporate, SEC); Saul Ewing, Newark (general regulatory)
Movado Group Inc.
Watches, jewelry
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, NYC (IP); Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, NYC (corporate)
NRG Energy Inc.
Wholesale power generation
Baker Botts, Washington, DC, and Houston (environmental litigation); Jackson Walker, Houston (energy, litigation); Kirkland & Ellis, NYC/ Chicago (corporate, corporate governance, ERISA, finance, litigation, M&A)
OceanFirst Bank
Toms River
Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, Washington, DC (bank regulatory, securities); Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, Somerville (lending, litigation); Neal Ruben, Shrewsbury (lending, litigation, real estate); Weiss & Weiss, Fairfield, CT (litigation, real estate); Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, New Brunswick (bank regulatory, general, securities)
Palatin Technologies Inc.
Thompson Hine, NYC (general corporate, securities)
Par Pharmaceutical Cos. Inc.
Woodcliff Lake
Arent Fox, Washington, DC (litigation, regulatory, patent counseling); Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC (litigation); Gibbons, Newark (employment); K&L Gates, NYC (business development contracts, corporate); Latham & Watkins, NYC ( litigation, patent counseling); Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, NYC (corporate); Ulmer & Berne, Cincinnati (product liability); Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC (average wholesale pricing)
Pearson Education Inc.
Upper Saddle River
Educational publishing
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, NYC (copyright); Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, NYC (antitrust); Kilpatrick Stockton, NYC (advertising, IP, patent, trademark); Morgan Lewis & Bockius, NYC (corporate, general, litigation); Price Meese Shulman & D’Arminio, Woodcliff Lake (litigation)
Public Service Enterprise Group
Connell Foley, Roseland (litigation); Jenner & Block, Chicago (litigation); Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, DC (regulatory); Wolff & Samson, West Orange (environmental, commercial)
Rockwood Holdings Inc.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed, NYC (antitrust, litigation, M&A, trade regulations); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (insurance coverage, M&A); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (M&A, securities/corporate finance)
Rhodia Inc.
Day Pitney, Parsippany (employment); Filice Brown Eassa & McLeod, Oakland, CA (litigation); Jones Day, NYC, Columbus, OH/Washington, DC (antitrust); K&L Gates, Newark (environmental, litigation); Kean Miller, Baton Rouge, LA (environmental, litigation); McCarter & English, Newark (ERISA, litigation); McMillan, Toronto (corporate, M&A); Sherman & Sterling, NYC/Washington, DC (antitrust, litigation); Vinson & Elkins, Houston (environmental, litigation); Welsh & Chapotan, Houston (litigation)
Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc.
East Brunswick
Specialty pharmaceuticals
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, NYC (IP); Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Morristown (pharmaceutical compliance); Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, NYC (corporate)
Sealed Air Corp.
Elmwood Park
Packing technologies

Alston & Bird, Charlotte, NC (patent); Baker & McKenzie, Washington, DC (international); Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Chicago (immigration); Hughes Hubbard & Reed, NYC/Washington, DC (export); Jackson Lewis, nationwide (labor/employment); K&L Gates, Charlotte, NC (employee benefits); Mayer Brown, NYC (antitrust); Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, NYC (transactions); Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NYC (litigation, SEC, transactions)
Simon Property Group
Developer-manager of outlet shopping centers
Day Pitney, Parsippany (litigation); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (employment, environmental, litigation); Sills Cummis & Gross, Newark (litigation)
South Jersey Industries Inc.
Energy-services holding company
Bracewell & Giuliani, Washington, DC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission training/compliance); Cooper Levenson, Atlantic City (land use, litigation); Cozen O’Connor, Cherry Hill (corporate, employee benefits, financing, regulatory, securities); Drinker Biddle & Reath, Berwyn, PA (employee benefits); Fitzgerald McGroarty, Linwood (environmental, insurance litigation); Fox Rothschild, Atlantic City (bankruptcy); Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, Philadelphia (immigration); Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, Cherry Hill (property damage claims collections); Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia (executive benefits); Stevens & Lee, Philadelphia (diversity/anti-harassment training, employee); Sutherland, Washington, DC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission training/compliance)
Suburban Propane L.P.
Energy products         
DLA Piper, NYC (compliance); Jackson Lewis, Morristown (employment); Proskauer, NYC (corporate, SEC)
Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co.
Trust, banking services
Epstein, Becker & Green, NYC (employment)
Synchronoss Technologies Inc.
Gunderson Dettmer, Boston (corporate/securities); Littler Mendelson, Newark (employment); SNR Denton, Short Hills/Washington, DC (IP)
Valley National Bank
David Briman, Warren (litigation); Cullen & Dykman, Garden City, NY (litigation, real estate); Day Pitney, Parsippany (banking, corporate); Fox Rothschild, Roseland (employment); Jones & Jones, Hackensack (commercial lending, litigation); Kenneth Rose, Passaic (litigation); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (commercial lending, litigation); Mandelbaum, Salsburg, Lazris & Discenza, West Orange (commercial lending, litigation); Ostrowitz & Ostrowitz, Manalapan (litigation); Patrick Spina, Totowa (litigation); Zeichner Ellman & Krause, NYC (commercial lending, litigation)
Warner Chilcott
Women’s health-care products
Arthur Cox, Dublin, Ireland (corporate, tax, litigation); Covington & Burling, Washington, DC (litigation, regulatory); Davis Polk, NYC (antitrust, corporate, securities); Donovan & Yee, NYC (trademarks); Fitzpatrick Cella, NYC (patents); Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston (litigation); Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland (employment); Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, NYC (litigation)
Source: Corporations