Who Says Wall Street’s Not Backing Obama

By Pam Martens: September 7, 2012

It’s hard to imagine that a large number of the biggest, most powerful law firms representing Wall Street would be putting their money behind anything but a sure bet.  So forget what you’ve heard about the Romney campaign getting the big bucks from Wall Street; here’s how the smart money is betting. The data was compiled from records at the Center for Responsive Politics and represents contributions made by employees of the law firms.  It does not include funds given to PACs or Committees. 


Obama: $308,165     Romney: $26,750

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Obama: $194,616     Romney: $47,160

Arnold & Porter LLP

Obama: $127,687     Romney: $8,500

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Obama: $111,176     Romney: $7,750

Covington & Burling

Obama: $91,082     Romney: $36,000

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, McCloy LLP

Obama: $72,840     Romney: $54,000


Obama: $70,860     Romney: $15,250

Goodwin Procter LLP

Obama: $67,410     Romney: $13,500

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Obama: $65,632 Romney: $40,750

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Obama: $64,833     Romney: $22,750

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP

Obama: $62,070     Romney: $3,750

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Obama: $57,424     Romney: $37,000

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Obama: $55,600     Romney: $6,750

Holland & Knight LLP

Obama: $53,003     Romney: $20,280

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Obama: $51,934     Romney: $45,000

Bingham McCutchen

Obama: $49,355     Romney: $16,248

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP

Obama: $49,355     Romney: $4,750


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