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Banking & Finance | Global

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The Banking & Finance rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across USA.

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Band 1
  1. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    1
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 32 Years Ranked
    A highly respected team which boasts notable strength in handling issues throughout Latin America. Routinely called upon by both borrowers and lenders to handle debt restructurings.
  2. 1
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins has a truly nationwide financing team with strong bases across the country. Combines strength in traditional bank lending, where both financial institutions and corporate borrowers seek its expertise, with work for an enviable list of private equity sponsor clients. Impressive national footprint facilitates broad industry focus, with strength ranging from energy and oil and gas to technology and healthcare.
  3. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    1
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 1 | 28 Years Ranked
    The Simpson Thacher team remains at the forefront of the market with wide-ranging experience across the entire gamut of transactions. Handles both lender and borrower-side deals and offers expertise in refinancings, acquisition financing and opportunistic event financings. Regularly sought by leading investment banks and corporate borrowers, with connections to leading private equity houses bolstered through its prominent funds team. Strong national and international capabilities allow for seamless deal integration on domestic and cross-border transactions.
  4. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 1
  5. Kirkland & Ellis
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    2
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore has a comprehensive practice notable for its enviable roster of lender and borrower-side clients, which it advises on both domestic and cross-border banking and finance matters. Highly skilled in syndicated leveraged finance, M&A finance and high-grade investment. Offers additional expertise across asset-based financings, recapitalizations and restructuring.
  2. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    2
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Debevoise & Plimpton has an accomplished finance practice that is widely regarded for its representation of leading borrower clients, particularly private equity funds. Highly adept in leveraged finance matters and routinely sought after for its skills in high-yield debt offerings, second-lien financings and mezzanine capital matters. Active in transactions across an enormous range of industries, with demonstrable expertise in healthcare, media and insurance.
  3. Milbank LLP
    2
    Milbank LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 27 Years Ranked
    Milbank boasts a compact team of renowned finance lawyers who offer in-depth market knowledge and expertise. Noted for its reputation with leading lenders, and is also adept at acting for borrowers and private equity sponsors across the whole spectrum of finance transactions. Highly regarded for its cross-border expertise on large-scale transactions, including LBOs. Notably represents companies in the energy, technology and transportation sectors.
  4. Paul Hastings LLP
    2
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings boasts a widely spread national group with a particular focus on lender-side and private equity sponsor representation. Particularly noted for its significant presence in the asset-based lending space, and its work with clients on term loans and bridge loans, as well as restructuring matters. Represents a good choice of firm for cross-border transactions, with a pronounced focus on energy financings.
  5. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    2
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Paul, Weiss has a highly regarded practice that is known for its representation of leading private equity and borrower clients, as well as its capabilities in direct lending. Offers expertise in debt financing, including LBOs and asset-based loans, and is regularly sought after to advise on recapitalizations and restructurings. Possesses additional strength in distressed situation lending matters.
  6. Ropes & Gray LLP
    2
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Ropes & Gray attracts a wide array of leading private equity clients and continues to be highly regarded for its expertise in leveraged finance work acting for borrowers in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Renowned for its expertise on the whole spectrum of financings including acquisition financings, private equity investments and whole business securitizations. Also noted for its strengths in mezzanine debt and direct lending matters. Maintains client relationships across a diverse range of sectors, with noteworthy activity in the technology, healthcare and consumer products spaces.
  7. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    2
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has a robust finance practice, which is highlighted for its balanced approach in representing prominent lender and borrower clients. Noted for its adept counsel on cross-border acquisition financing and also enjoys a fine reputation for its work on restructurings in the energy sector. Also excels in its representation of private equity clients and their portfolio companies, and is increasingly active on behalf of non-bank direct lenders. Expert capabilities when handling sophisticated investment-grade acquisition financings.
  8. White & Case LLP
    2
    White & Case LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 2 | 29 Years Ranked
    Sophisticated practice with a strong bench of talented US-based practitioners. Offers guidance to both borrowers and lenders on complex financing transactions throughout Latin America, with significant strength in Brazil and Mexico.
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Band 3
  1. Proskauer Rose LLP
    3
    Proskauer Rose LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Proskauer Rose has a burgeoning nationwide finance practice, with significant market presence in Massachusetts, California and New York. Highlighted for its balanced and wide-ranging finance expertise, representing a variety of traditional lenders, alternative lenders, sponsors and corporate borrowers. Possesses expertise across the whole spectrum of financings including multitranche finance, leveraged finance and distressed lending.
  2. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    3
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 3 | 28 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded practice which demonstrates expertise in handling issues across a number of Latin American jurisdictions, including Colombia and Mexico. Respected for its ability to provide counsel on a broad range of financial transactions.
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Band 4
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    4
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has expertise in key markets, including New York, California and Texas, across the whole gamut of financing transactions, and is renowned for its work on behalf of borrowers and private equity clients. Possesses substantial experience in financing transactions across a wide range of sectors including energy, consumer products and telecommunications. Regularly handles complex acquisition financings.
  2. King & Spalding LLP
    4
    King & Spalding LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding has an esteemed practice that is recognized for its expertise on middle-market deals, as well as strength on investment-grade transactions. Able to advise a host of clients including leading national banks, private equity funds and public companies. Capabilities span the full breadth of syndicated and single-lender transactions, boasting expertise in leveraged transactions and asset-based lending.
  3. Shearman & Sterling LLP
    4
    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 32 Years Ranked
    Distinguished practice with enviable expertise across a wide range of matters in the banking and finance sector, such as acquisition financings. Well recognised for its ability to handle mandates involving Latin America.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
    4
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 20 Years Ranked
    Sidley Austin has an esteemed group that handles a range of financing transactions including sponsor finance, secured finance, investment-grade and junior financings. Offers experience in cross-border transactions and has expertise in a range of industries including energy, media and entertainment, and technology. Represents an impressive roster of clients including leading investment banks and corporate borrowers. Impressive national footprint includes financing expertise in New York, Chicago, Texas and California markets, with additional international capabilities in Europe and Asia.
  5. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    4
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 22 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Cromwell has a multifaceted finance practice with particular strength in international financing transactions. Clients include private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, financial institutions and major corporates.
  6. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    4
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher has an expanding finance practice which is reinforced by nationally recognized M&A and bankruptcy groups. Handles a wide array of finance transactions, frequently representing some of the leading private equity funds, corporate borrowers and investment banks. Additional experience representing hedge funds and registered funds in high-value redemption and subscription credit facilities. Highlighted for its significant cross-border expertise and a wealth of experience in the energy sector.
  7. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4
  8. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
    5
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Allen & Overy is a major corporate player with a growing financing practice and strength in both borrower and lender representation, regularly acting for banking syndicates. Highly regarded in the market for handling the finance elements of major cross-border transactions. Versed in all manner of debt transactions including mezzanine, bond and asset-based financings.
  2. Dechert LLP
    5
    Dechert LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Dechert's funds-focused team serves some of the largest sponsors globally, with particular strength in midmarket financing transactions. Most regularly consulted by funds and companies undertaking major buyouts or M&A. Additionally offers lender-side expertise, with multiple real estate finance experts housed in the firm's Pennsylvania office.
  3. Goodwin
    5
    Goodwin
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Goodwin's team boasts significant strength in handling acquisition financings and restructurings. The group demonstrates the capacity to assist organizations stemming from a broad range of sectors, including real estate, life sciences and technology. The team has notable experience of providing counsel on issues containing cross-border elements.
  4. 5
    Holland & Knight LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Well-established team with expertise in Central and South American markets. Respected for its lender-side practice.
  5. Jones Day
    5
    Jones Day
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Jones Day has an exemplary group of finance practitioners that assists both borrowers and lenders in an array of financings. Regularly sought after for its strength in the debt finance space, boasting experience on syndicated, multicurrency and acquisition financings. Skilled across the spectrum of industries, with an established presence in the midmarket space.
  6. Katten
    5
    Katten
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Katten has an active banking and finance practice with a strong foothold in the middle-market space. Typically works with lenders on sophisticated commercial financings. Highly regarded for its capabilities in the direct lending space.
  7. Mayer Brown LLP
    5
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 25 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded group with experience across a range of jurisdictions, including Brazil and Mexico. Excellent capacity to handle a wide spectrum of issues ranging from inter-bank lending to corporate finance matters.
  8. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    5
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 9 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has a deep lending offering with a huge national and global presence. Utilizes an unmatched clientele of big-name institutional investors, advising these clients as both direct lenders in private placement financings and as borrowers when investing in funds. Also advises on more traditional lending transactions, acting for financial institutions and corporates.
  9. Morrison Foerster
    5
    Morrison Foerster
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Morrison Foerster has a well-regarded finance practice. The group routinely demonstrates its ability to handle complex issues, including acquisition financing, asset-based lending and restructuring matters. The practitioners represent both lender and borrower-side clients, with a real specialism in the technology and healthcare sectors. The team has further experience of handling international deals in the space.
  10. McGuireWoods LLP
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5
  11. Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
    Banking & Finance
    2024 | Band 5