Deal Activity Slows

M&A activity slowed significantly in the third quarter. Through Sept. 24, there were 214 U.S. deals of $100 million or more worth a total of $229 billion, according to data from Dealogic. (All deal figures are for transactions worth $100 million or more.) That’s a significant drop from the 263 deals worth a total of $576 billion in the second […]

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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

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Jones Day

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

White & Case LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Cooley LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Hogan Lovells

Ropes & Gray LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Baker Botts LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Fenwick & West LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Torys LLP

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

DLA Piper

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Slaughter and May Ltd.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Dechert LLP

Goodmans LLP

Norton Rose LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bracewell LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Hengeler Mueller

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Polsinelli PC

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP

Stibbe

King & Spalding LLP

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch PartmbB

Bredin Prat SAS

Linklaters LLP

Dentons

Perkins Coie LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Bennett Jones LLP

Milbank LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Blank Rome LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Nixon Peabody LLP

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Foley Hoag LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP