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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

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Dechert LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

White & Case LLP

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Buchalter

DLA Piper

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Cohen Weiss and Simon LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Jones Day

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Linklaters LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Pryor Cashman LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Stevens & Lee PC

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Hogan Lovells

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Sidley Austin LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Kurtzman Steady LLC

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Wolcott Rivers Gates

Hunton & Williams LLP

FrankGecker LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Burr & Forman LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Clark Hill plc

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Cole Schotz PC

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Porter Hedges LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

Kohner, Mann & Kailas SC

Archer & Greiner PC

Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Arent Fox LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Polsinelli PC

Ashurst LLP

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen PC

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Law Office of Patricia Williams Prewitt

Ashby & Geddes PA

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Law Office of Susan E. Kaufman LLC

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

Hogan McDaniel

Togut, Segal & Segal LLP

Satterlee Stephens LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

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