Bankruptcy Spreads Across Sectors

Bankruptcy filings during the last three years have been dominated by one of two industries. In 2017 it was retail, while the prior two years saw a slew of oil and gas companies march into Chapter 11. Now with 2018 upon us, it looks like the trend of a single dominate bankrupt industry may dwindle as distress disperses into a […]

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Bankruptcy Law Firms Power Rankings

The Deal's Bankruptcy League Tables are comprised of advisory assignments on business petitions with liabilities of at least $25 million, filed in U.S. courts, during the calendar year. In the event of a tie, the total liabilities would determine the final ranking.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Dechert LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

White & Case LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Buchalter Nemer

DLA Piper

Reed Smith LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Jones Day

Duane Morris LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Pryor Cashman LLP

Linklaters LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Kutak Rock LLP

FrankGecker LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Hunton & Williams LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

The most prominent Debtor Counsels based on the dollar volume of liabilities for bankruptcy cases filed in 2017, with liabilities of at least $100 million.

Matthew Barr

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department

Sarah Borders

King & Spalding LLP

Restructuring Partner

Richard Chesley

DLA Piper

Global Co-Chair, Restructuring Practice

Chris Dickerson

Paul Hastings LLP

Partner, Corporate Department

Andrew Dietderich

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Leader of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Groups

Garrett Fail

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department

Matthew Feldman

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Co-Chair of the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department

Oscar Garza

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group

Elisha Graff

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Restructuring Partner

Scott Greenberg

Jones Day

Co-head of the Business Restructuring & Reorganization Practice

Brian Hermann

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Deputy Chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department

Gary Holtzer

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department

Marshall Huebner

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Global Head of Restructuring Group

Chad Husnick

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Restructuring Partner

Matthew Kelsey

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group

Christopher Kiplok

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Chairman of the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Department

Alan Kornberg

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department

Ross Kwasteniet

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Restructuring Partner

Lisa Laukitis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Partner, Corporate Restructuring

Jeff Marwil

Proskauer Rose LLP

U.S. Co-head of the Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group

George Panagakis

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Deputy Practice Leader of the Corporate Restructuring Group

Brian Resnick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Restructuring Partner

Anup Sathy

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Restructuring Partner

Ray Schrock

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Co-Chair of the Business Finance & Restructuring Department

Paul Shalhoub

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department

Keith Simon

Latham & Watkins LLP

Member of the Finance Department and Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice

Sunny Singh

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department

James Sprayregen

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Restructuring Partner

Louis Strubeck, Jr.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Co-Head of Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

Joshua Sussberg

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Restructuring Partner