Pace Quickens After Slow Start

The second quarter and first half of 2019 saw a greater number of total private equity transactions as the middle market hit the accelerator, while megadeals by larger sponsors also thrived. All told The Deal tracked 792 private market transactions in the three months ended June 30, up from 724 in the year ago-period. The numbers include auctions, M&A and […]

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Private Equity 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

Jones Day

Ropes & Gray LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

White & Case LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

DLA Piper

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Honigman LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Dentons

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Hogan Lovells

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Dechert LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Cooley LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

McGuire Woods LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Locke Lord LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Stibbe

P+P Pollath Partners

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Milbank LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Norton Rose LLP

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Eversheds Sutherland Ltd.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

CMS Legal Services EEIG

Slaughter and May Ltd.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

King & Spalding LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Osborne Clarke

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

Linklaters LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Hengeler Mueller

Baker Botts LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Torys LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

NautaDutilh NV

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

AZB & Partners

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Akerman LLP

Gateley plc

Reed Smith LLP

Ashurst LLP

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Simmons & Simmons LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Duane Morris LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

NCTM Studio Legale Associato

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP