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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.

Duane Morris LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jones Day

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

White & Case LLP

Pryor Cashman LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Norton Rose LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

McGuire Woods LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

DLA Piper

Cole Schotz PC

Porter Hedges LLP

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen PC

Clark Hill plc

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

LeClair Ryan PC

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Connolly Gallagher LLP

Singer & Levick PC

Kurtzman Steady LLC

Gellert Scali Busenkell & Brown LLC

Stark & Stark PC

Goulston & Storrs PC

Alston & Bird LLP

Vedder Price PC

Gibbons PC

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Felderstein Fitzgerald Willoughby & Pascuzzi LLP

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

Bayard PA

Stevens & Lee PC

Sidley Austin LLP

Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece PC

Proskauer Rose LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Buchalter

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Monzack Mersky McLaughlin & Browder PA

Landis Rath & Cobb LLP

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Cooley LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Arent Fox LLP

Seward & Kissel LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Polsinelli PC

Haynes and Boone LLP

Morris James LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

Thompson Hine LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson

Hogan Lovells

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Manier & Herod PC

Brown Rudnick LLP

Sirlin Lesser & Benson PC

Law Office of Patricia Williams Prewitt

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, with priority given to Activated Profiles.

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