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

2014 Rank 2013 Rank Change Company % of Votes Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 62.32 New York, NY
2 2 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 54.84 New York, NY
3 3 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 37.22 New York, NY
4 4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 27.59 New York, NY
5 5 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 15.07 New York, NY
6 7 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 10.88 Chicago, IL
7 6 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 9.80 New York, NY
8 8 Latham & Watkins LLP 9.01 New York, NY
9 9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.93 New York, NY
10 10 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 5.78 New York, NY
11 11 Jones Day 3.57 Washington, DC
12 12 Shearman & Sterling LLP 3.00 New York, NY
13 18 White & Case LLP 2.44 New York, NY
14 16 Sidley Austin LLP 2.38 Chicago, IL
15 14 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 2.32 New York, NY
16 15 Clifford Chance US LLP 2.21 New York, NY
17 21 DLA Piper 1.93 New York, NY
18 20 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 1.87 Los Angeles, CA
19 13 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 1.81 New York, NY
20 20 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 1.70 New York, NY
20 17 Linklaters LLP (US) 1.70 New York, NY
21 23 Allen & Overy LLP 1.53 New York, NY
21 22 Mayer Brown LLP 1.53 Chicago, IL
22 19 Ropes & Gray LLP 1.47 Boston, MA
23 NR Morrison & Foerster LLP 1.42 San Francisco, CA
24 23 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 1.36 New York, NY
25 25 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 1.30 New York, NY
25 15 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 1.30 Palo Alto, CA

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