Chambers USA 2019 - New York Awards

The Chambers USA 2019 - New York Awards ceremony and Editor's reception will be taking place in New York City at the DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel.

These awards reflect a set's pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

We are excited to announce our shortlists below. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

When: 19 June 2019

Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Location: DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel

Dress code: Business/ cocktail attire

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Chambers USA 2019 - New York Awards - Shortlists

Corporate/M&A

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Skadden
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 Winner: Sullivan & Cromwell

Banking & Finance

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Milbank LLP
  • Simpson Thacher
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • White & Case LLP

 Winner: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

NY White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (individual)

  • Barry Berke (Kramer Levin)
  • Dan Gitner (Lankler)
  • Joanna Hendon (Spears & Imes)
  • Katya Jestin (Jenner & Block)
  • Nancy Kestenbaum (Covington)
  • Susan Brune (Brune Law)

 Winner: Dan Gitner, Lankler

Bankruptcy

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Milbank LLP
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 Winner: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Capital Markets

  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Simpson Thacher

 Winner: Latham & Watkins

Tax: Transactional

  • Dechert LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

 Winner: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Real Estate

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Simpson Thacher

 Winner: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Financial Services Regulation

  • Ballard Spahr
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

 Winner: Sidley Austin LLP

Investment Funds

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

 Winner: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Groom Law Group
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

 Winner: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Securities Litigation

  • Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Pomerantz LLP
  • Sullivan & Cromwell

 Winner: Sullivan & Cromwell

Labor & Employment

  • Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Jones Day
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

 Winner: Proskauer Rose LLP

Antitrust

  • Arnold & Porter
  • Cleary Gottlieb Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Skadden

 Winner: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Outstanding Contribution

Richard Truesdell, Davis Polk

Star practitioner Richard Truesdell is lauded as “simply the best capital markets lawyer in the world” by his loyal clients, and wins our Outstanding Contribution in New York award. Leading investment banks and corporate entities turn to him for his first-class expertise as it relates to securities offerings and praise him for his “incredible knowledge of the law.” He remains “one of the most astounding partners in the profession” who “clearly knows his stuff” when it comes to high-profile and complex IPOs and continues to stand out for his “extremely practical, hard-working and collaborative” approach. His preeminent abilities in this space mean peers agree that “he is in a category of his own,” while clients label him “the first person we would go to” for their most complex mandates.