Fewer but Larger Deals

The first half of 2019 has been flush with megadeals, but the number of U.S. deals announced in the period is at levels last seen in 2011 and 2012. According to Dealogic, there have been 431 mergers or acquisitions between U.S. parties worth a total of $919 billion announced so far this year versus 1,065 such transactions worth a total […]

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M&A Law Firms Power Rankings

Deals announced between January 2019 and December 2019 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Jones Day

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

White & Case LLP

Cooley LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Hogan Lovells

Goodwin Procter LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Slaughter and May Ltd.

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Norton Rose LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Torys LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Goodmans LLP

Dechert LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch PartmbB

DLA Piper

Polsinelli PC

K&L Gates LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Bennett Jones LLP

Milbank LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

McGuire Woods LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Bracewell LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Dentons

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP

Linklaters LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Ashurst LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Hengeler Mueller

Cozen O’Connor PC

Foley Hoag LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

Luse Gorman Pomerenk & Schick PC

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Trilegal

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Thompson Hine LLP