Q2 League Tables: M&A, PE Plunge as Deal Litigation Booms

M&A and PE transactions plummet in response to the coronavirus pandemic while deal litigation proliferates. U.S. M&A activity plummeted in the second quarter, with the number of deals of $100 million or more announced between April 1 and June 23 declining by 43% from the first quarter and the dollar volume of those transactions dropping by 49% thanks to the […]

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M&A Law Firms Power Rankings

Final Rankings - Deals announced between January 2020 and December 2020 ranked by number of deals, then by aggregate transaction value in the event of a tie.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Cooley LLP

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

White & Case LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

DLA Piper

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Alston & Bird LLP

Hogan Lovells

Fenwick & West LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jones Day

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Goodwin Procter LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Paul Hastings LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

NautaDutilh NV

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Allen & Overy LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Linklaters LLP

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Slaughter and May

King & Spalding LLP

Bar & Karrer AG

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Jenner & Block LLP

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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

Hengeler Mueller

Dechert LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Honigman LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Baker Botts LLP

King & Wood Mallesons

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Gilbert & Tobin

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Yigal Arnon & Co.

K&L Gates LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP

AZB & Partners

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Milbank LLP

Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP

Haynes and Boone LLP

Locke Lord LLP

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Gowling WLG International Ltd.

Lenz & Staehelin

Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone plc

Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC

Uria Menendez Abogados SLP

Bosse Law PLLC

Jackson Walker LLP

Arias, Fabrega & Fabrega

Stibbe

Kim & Chang

Yulchon LLC

P+P Pollath Partners

GKC Partners

Esin Attorney Partnership

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Lawson Lundell LLP

Macfarlanes LLP

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal

Dentons

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP