Mixed Bankruptcy Picture for Retail, Improvement for Energy

Retailers continued, slow and steady, to file for bankruptcy during the third quarter, but filings from big-box retailers and department stores have still been notably missing from the year’s filers—so far. Specialty retailers Brookstone Holdings Corp., National Stores Inc., Sarar USA Inc., Gump’s Holdings LLC and Samuels Jewelers Inc. all filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy since July 1. But department […]

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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, alphabetical order would determine the final ranking.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Pryor Cashman LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Jones Day

White & Case LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Porter Hedges LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Cole Schotz PC

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Stevens & Lee PC

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

DLA Piper

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece PC

Arent Fox LLP

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Polsinelli PC

Fox Rothschild LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Bayard PA

Womble Bond Dickinson

Monzack Mersky McLaughlin & Browder PA

Buchalter

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Law Office of Susan E. Kaufman LLC

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Cooley LLP

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen PC

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Morris James LLP

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Brouse McDowell LPA

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

LeClair Ryan PC

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Law Office of Patricia Williams Prewitt

Okin Adams LLP

Hogan Lovells

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Bifferato Firm PA

Brown Rudnick LLP

Ashby & Geddes PA

Clark Hill plc

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole LLP

Bewley Lassleben & Miller LLP

Otterbourg PC

Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Winston & Strawn 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