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

2015 Rank 2014 Rank Change Company % of Votes Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 64.98 New York, NY
2 2 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 50.53 New York, NY
3 3 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 39.21 New York, NY
4 4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 25.06 New York, NY
5 5 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 15.33 New York, NY
6 7 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 13.09 New York, NY
7 6 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 12.44 Chicago, IL
8 8 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.96 New York, NY
9 9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 6.54 New York, NY
10 10 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 4.89 New York, NY
11 11 Jones Day 2.71 Washington, DC
12 19 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 2.54 New York, NY
12 12 Shearman & Sterling LLP 2.54 New York, NY
13 18 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2.42 Los Angeles, CA
14 15 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 2.36 New York, NY
15 14 Sidley Austin LLP 2.24 Chicago, IL
16 22 Ropes & Gray LLP 2.06 Boston, MA
17 16 Clifford Chance US LLP 1.83 New York, NY
17 20 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 1.83 New York, NY
18 17 DLA Piper 1.77 New York, NY
19 24 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 1.65 New York, NY
20 25 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 1.59 Palo Alto, CA
21 NR Cooley LLP 1.53 Palo Alto, CA
21 23 Morrison & Foerster LLP 1.53 San Francisco, CA
21 13 White & Case LLP 1.53 New York, NY
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