Q2 League Tables: Energy Bankruptcy Filings Still Active

The energy sector was by far the most active sector for companies filing for bankruptcy in the second quarter, as many oil and gas exploration and production companies resorted to filing Chapter 11 to reorganize after unsuccessfully trying to restructure out of court.

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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.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Jones Day

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Pryor Cashman LLP

White & Case LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Dechert LLP

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Porter Hedges LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Cole Schotz PC

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Linklaters LLP

DLA Piper

Stevens & Lee PC

Alston & Bird LLP

Hogan Lovells

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Buchalter

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Cooley LLP

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

FrankGecker LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Kurtzman Steady LLC

Clark Hill plc

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Stark & Stark PC

Archer & Greiner PC

Burr & Forman LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC

Kutak Rock LLP

Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece PC

Holland & Knight LLP

Riemer & Braunstein LLP

Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP

Arent Fox LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Polsinelli PC

Law Office of Susan E. Kaufman LLC

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Monzack Mersky McLaughlin & Browder PA

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Bayard PA

Mayer Brown LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

LeClair Ryan PC

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Brouse McDowell LPA

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen PC

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