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Best Law Firms for Mergers and Acquisitions

Not every firm is created equal. Find out how top firms stack up when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.

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Top Ranked

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company % of Votes Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 62.55 New York, NY
2 2 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 52.77 New York, NY
3 3 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 34.41 New York, NY
4 4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 22.31 New York, NY
5 5 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 17.26 New York, NY
6 7 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 15.68 Chicago, IL
7 6 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 12.46 New York, NY
8 8 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.27 New York, NY
9 9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 6.75 New York, NY
10 10 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 5.17 New York, NY
11 11 Jones Day 3.40 Washington, DC
12 12 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 3.10 New York, NY
13 15 Sidley Austin LLP 2.74 Chicago, IL
14 17 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 2.31 New York, NY
15 21 Cooley LLP 2.19 Palo Alto, CA
16 17 Clifford Chance US LLP 2.13 New York, NY
17 18 DLA Piper 2.07 New York, NY
17 14 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 2.07 New York, NY
18 21 Morrison & Foerster LLP 1.95 San Francisco, CA
19 12 Shearman & Sterling LLP 1.82 New York, NY
20 16 Ropes & Gray LLP 1.76 Boston, MA
21 13 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 1.70 Los Angeles, CA
22 21 White & Case LLP 1.64 New York, NY
23 20 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 1.52 Palo Alto, CA
24 23 Allen & Overy LLP 1.46 New York, NY
25 24 Linklaters LLP (US) 1.40 New York, NY

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