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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.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

White & Case LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Dechert LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Buchalter Nemer

DLA Piper

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

O’Neill & Borges LLC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Jones Day

Duane Morris LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Pryor Cashman LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Cole Schotz PC

Porter Hedges LLP

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Linklaters LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jones Walker LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Cowles & Thompson PC

Higier Allen & Lautin PC

Patrick M. Flynn PC

Hogan Lovells

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Thompson Hine LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Stevens & Lee PC

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

McKool Smith PC

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Foley & Lardner LLP

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Conyers Dill & Pearman Ltd.

Slaughter and May Ltd.

Kurtzman Steady LLC

FrankGecker LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Wolcott Rivers Gates

Hunton & Williams LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Burr & Forman LLP

Kutak Rock LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Clark Hill plc

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Lane & Nach PC

Streusand Landon & Ozburn LLP

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

Kohner Mann & Kailas SC

Archer & Greiner PC

Stark & Stark PC

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Baron & Budd PC

Featured Dealmakers - 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. All names displayed in alphabetical order.

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