Chambers USA's Capital Markets: Debt & Equity rankings provide a comprehensive assessment of the full range of firms and lawyers handling the largest and most complex securities offerings across the United States.
This practice area is divided into a number of ranking tables to represent the variety of work being undertaken. We have five different categories for law firms, who are ranked in separate tables based on their work with issuers and managers in investment-grade debt and equity transactions, as well as high-yield offerings. Ranked firms will have a proven track record of advising corporate clients and/or banks on major bond issuances and equity transactions, such as IPOs and secondary offerings.
Attorneys are ranked in three regional Debt & Equity tables for Eastern, Central and Western United States, depending on where they are based.
In Central United States, market leaders include Vinson & Elkins' David Oelman, Gibson Dunn's Hillary Holmes and Kirkland's Sean Wheeler, while Latham's exceptional trio of Michael Chambers, William Finnegan and Ryan Maierson, as well as the renowned Joshua Davidson of Baker Botts comprise our other Band 1-ranked attorneys. Please also see our Texas and Minnesota Capital Markets: Debt & Equity ranking tables.