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USA - Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States Legal Rankings

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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.

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.

Eminent Practitioners

T Mark Kelly

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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David Oelman

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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J Michael Chambers

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Joshua Davidson

Baker Botts LLP

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Michael O'Leary

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Ryan Maierson

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Sean T Wheeler

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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William N Finnegan IV

Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Buck

Sidley Austin LLP

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Douglas E McWilliams

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Matthew Pacey

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Ramey Layne

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Sarah Morgan

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Band 3

Alan Beck

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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George Vlahakos

Sidley Austin LLP

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Gerald Spedale

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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John Greer

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Julian J. Seiguer

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Michael S Telle

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Mollie Duckworth

Baker Botts LLP

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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.

Eminent Practitioners

T Mark Kelly

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Band 1

David Oelman

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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J Michael Chambers

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Joshua Davidson

Baker Botts LLP

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Michael O'Leary

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Ryan Maierson

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Sean T Wheeler

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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William N Finnegan IV

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Band 2

David Buck

Sidley Austin LLP

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Douglas E McWilliams

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Matthew Pacey

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Ramey Layne

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Sarah Morgan

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Band 3

Alan Beck

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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George Vlahakos

Sidley Austin LLP

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Gerald Spedale

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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John Greer

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Julian J. Seiguer

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Michael S Telle

Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Mollie Duckworth

Baker Botts LLP

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