Energy, Retail Dominate Restructuring

Predictions in the fall that the energy and healthcare industries would be most active for out-of-court restructurings in the fourth quarter were only about half correct. Restructuring attorneys and advisers correctly predicted that oil, gas and coal related companies would be among the most active in the fourth quarter, but they missed on the healthcare industry.

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Out-of-Court Law Firms for Distressed Companies Power Rankings

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

White & Case LLP

Bennett Jones LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

DLA Piper

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Linklaters LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP