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History

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Our timeline runs from the Firm’s founding in 1819 to the present. It includes highlights of our corporate, tax and litigation work and important dates in the Firm’s evolution. Just click and drag the timeline’s orange vertical bar—back and forth to move through time, and up and down to go to a practice area or topic that interests you.
Cravath has helped shape, and continues to influence, the world’s business, political, and economic landscapes.

Two Centuries of Cravath

For nearly 200 years, our Firm has been handling the most challenging assignments for the most interesting clients. Throughout our history, we have served our clients by delivering consistently high-quality services.