USA Guide Rankings

Corporate/M&A: The Elite in New York Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

Chambers USA's New York Corporate/M&A Elite table is comprised of firms with first-class skills in handling complex multibillion-dollar transactions and features city-centric powerhouses such as Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. It also includes leading multinational firms such as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Kirkland & Ellis, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Sullivan & Cromwell.

The Highly Regarded category focuses on law firms with extensive proficiency in sophisticated midmarket deals and includes top-ranked firms such as Dechert, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Ropes & Gray. Many of these ranked firms will also advise on high-end transactions alongside firms in our Elite category.

The section also covers lawyers offering leading counsel on proxy contests. It features the likes of Marc Weingarten of Schulte Roth & Zabel and Steve Wolosky of Olshan Frome Wolosky, both noted for their top-tier representation of activist shareholders, as well as foremost takeover defense attorneys such as David Katz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Richard Grossman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates.

Many firms are home to some of the country's leading M&A specialists, all of whom can be found in the general New York Corporate/M&A table.

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