Chadbourne & Parke is founded by Thomas Chadbourne in New York City.
For more than a century, Chadbourne & Parke has counseled innovators around the world. We are a full-service law firm that leverages the extraordinary talent from our 10 offices to offer the highest caliber client service in more than 80 countries on six continents. Today, we are recognized internationally for our groundbreaking work in emerging economies and our deep experience in energy and infrastructure, corporate and finance transactions, international disputes, and bankruptcy and financial restructuring.
After being in a single practice for two years, Chadbourne forms a partnership with Lawrence Godkin, Godkin & Chadbourne.
The consolidation of the New York City subway system is orchestrated by Thomas Chadbourne.
Represented author James Joyce in a complaint against a publishing company whom he claimed had used his name in its advertising without his consent and published an unauthorized version of his novel Ulysses.
Thomas Chadbourne marshals a plan to restore stability to the World Sugar Market.
Fortune called the plan “one of the greatest ventures ever undertaken in business diplomacy.”
Represented Winston Churchill regarding personal business, taxes and a contract for lectures.
Represented World War I flying ace and Medal of Honor winner Eddie Rickenbacker with his will and eventually his estate.
Famous artist Malvina Hoffman creates a bronze bust of Thomas Chadbourne, which now resides in the reception area of the New York headquarters.
Chadbourne represents author Lillian Hellman in a royalty dispute during the run of The Little Foxes.
Chadbourne represents Howard Hughes in a dispute with RKO.
Fortune names Chadbourne, Parke, Whiteside & Wolff as Wall Street’s tenth largest law firm.
North American Aviation builds rocket engines and spacecraft for the Apollo Program.
NAA (now Rockwell International) has been a Chadbourne client since 1932.
Chadbourne represents the American Football League in many general legal matters and assists with its merger with the National Football League.
Chadbourne’s headquarters moved to a new space at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
The firm’s success in two landmark cases before the US Supreme Court created the legal framework for development of the cogeneration of independent power production industries.
Former Senator and Secretary of State Edmund Muskie joins the firm.
Chadbourne opens an office in Los Angeles to support the growing needs of its clients.
Chadbourne represents American Brands in one of the first “pacman” defenses in its hostile takeover of E-II.
The opening of the Moscow office strengthens Chadbourne’s commitment to emerging economies.
Chadbourne establishes a London hub with reach across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Chadbourne was one of the first law firms to name a lawyer entirely devoted to structuring and developing a pro bono program.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaims May 17, 2002 as “Chadbourne & Parke Day” for its help in housing more than 100 attorneys and staff for eight months after September 11.
Continuing to support its clients with an interest in the Middle East, Chadbourne opens its Dubai office.
Former New York Governor George E. Pataki joins the firm.
Chadbourne expands into Latin America and is now one of only two New York-based firms with offices in Latin America’s biggest markets – Brazil and Mexico.
New office in Istanbul strengthens Chadbourne’s presence in the EMEA region.
The firm represents former presidential candidate John Edwards in his federal finance campaign trial.
Chadbourne moves to a new state-of-the-art headquarters at 1301 Avenue of the Americas.
Chadbourne opens a Johannesburg office to expand the firm's reach in Africa.
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