Energy, Retail Dominate Restructurings

Oil and natural gas producers and ancillary businesses sought out-of-court restructurings in the first quarter of 2019 as financial distress continued in the energy sector.

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Out-of-Court Law Firms for Distressed Companies Power Rankings

Ranked advisors to distressed companies experiencing financial restructuring ongoing or completed between January 2019 and December 2019. In the event of a tie, the total liabilities would determine the final ranking.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Goodmans LLP

Milbank LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jones Day

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC

Porter Hedges LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Ashurst LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Bracewell LLP

Brown Rudnick LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc.

Clifford Chance US LLP

Conner & Winters LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

DLA Piper

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Elvinger Hoss & Prussen

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP

Hogan Lovells

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Jackson Walker LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Koikanyang Inc.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal

Mayer Brown LLP

McCann FitzGerald

MHR | Martinez de Hoz & Rueda

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Norton Rose LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Venable LLP

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP