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Best Law Firms for Private Equity

Not every firm is created equal. Find out how top firms stack up when it comes to private equity.

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Top Ranked

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company % of Votes Location
1 1 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 42.97 Chicago, IL
2 2 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 38.38 New York, NY
3 3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 21.95 New York, NY
4 4 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 17.29 New York, NY
5 6 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 13.63 New York, NY
6 7 Ropes & Gray LLP 12.91 Boston, MA
7 5 Latham & Watkins LLP 12.55 New York, NY
8 9 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 11.69 New York, NY
9 10 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 11.41 New York, NY
10 11 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 9.97 New York, NY
11 8 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 9.54 New York, NY
12 13 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 8.54 New York, NY
13 12 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 5.95 New York, NY
14 13 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 4.88 New York, NY
15 14 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 3.66 Palo Alto, CA
16 17 Cooley LLP 3.44 Palo Alto, CA
17 15 Sidley Austin LLP 3.23 Chicago, IL
18 16 Jones Day 3.01 Washington, DC
19 23 Goodwin Procter LLP 2.73 Boston, MA
20 19 Proskauer Rose LLP 2.65 New York, NY
21 20 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2.51 Los Angeles, CA
22 18 DLA Piper 2.44 New York, NY
23 17 Shearman & Sterling LLP 2.15 New York, NY
24 18 Morrison & Foerster LLP 1.94 San Francisco, CA
25 25 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 1.87 New York, NY

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