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USA - Nationwide Bankruptcy/Restructuring Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

Chambers and Partners’ USA - Nationwide Bankruptcy/Restructuring ranking tables list the best lawyers and law firms from across the US who advise clients on the full range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. This section focuses on attorneys who enjoy stellar reputations for their work on the most complex and high-profile bankruptcies across the country. They routinely advise clients on out-of-court restructurings, Chapter 11 proceedings and distressed M&A, among other issues. Clients include creditors, noteholders and lenders as well as debtors from a wide range of industries. Lawyers in this table may also be adept at handling matters with cross-border concerns. This is a practice area in which attorneys win praise for their high-level strategic skills and sharp intellect, as well as their grasp of technical details.  

The Bankruptcy/Restructuring: The Elite table recognizes those firms who are consistently engaged on the most significant and high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring mandates in the country and globally. The table includes a number of well-respected firms with impressive international footprints, such as Kirkland & Ellis, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager and Flom. It features New York powerhouses who are regularly called upon by large corporates and financial institutions, including Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. The table also recognizes California-headquartered firms with significant strength in the bankruptcy space, including Latham & Watkins and Morrison Foerster.

The Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly Regarded table recognizes other notable firms with sophisticated bankruptcy and restructuring offerings including Arnold & Porter, Norton Rose Fullbright and Reed Smith.

Among the individual lawyers ranked in the USA - Nationwide Bankruptcy/Restructuring table are deans of the Bar Corinne Ball, Donald Bernstein and Kenneth Klee.  

Chambers USA also provides coverage of the best bankruptcy lawyers in over 30 individual state tables, including New York, California and Texas.

Our rankings explained

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.