Skip to content

USA Guide Rankings

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded in New York Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

Chambers & Partners' New York Corporate/M&A: 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 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 section also covers lawyers and law firms offering leading counsel on proxy contests. It features the likes of Schulte Roth & Zabel and Olshan Frome Wolosky, 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.

Lawyers are ranked under the general New York Corporate/M&A heading.

Indepth Overviews

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.

Band 1

Dechert LLP

More about this team

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

More about this team

Ropes & Gray LLP

More about this team

Band 2

Clifford Chance US LLP

More about this team

Covington & Burling LLP

More about this team

Goodwin

More about this team

Sidley Austin LLP

More about this team

Band 3

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

More about this team

Milbank LLP

More about this team

Paul Hastings LLP

More about this team

Proskauer Rose LLP

More about this team

Band 4

Arnold & Porter

More about this team

Baker Botts LLP

More about this team

DLA Piper LLP (US)

More about this team

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

More about this team

Morrison & Foerster LLP

More about this team

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

More about this team

Band 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

More about this team

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

More about this team

Fenwick

More about this team

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

More about this team

Hogan Lovells US LLP

More about this team

Mayer Brown LLP

More about this team

McGuireWoods LLP

More about this team

Morrison Cohen LLP

More about this team

Seward & Kissel LLP

More about this team

Vinson & Elkins LLP

More about this team

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.

Band 1

Dechert LLP

More about this team

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

More about this team

Ropes & Gray LLP

More about this team

Band 2

Clifford Chance US LLP

More about this team

Covington & Burling LLP

More about this team

Goodwin

More about this team

Sidley Austin LLP

More about this team

Band 3

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

More about this team

Milbank LLP

More about this team

Paul Hastings LLP

More about this team

Proskauer Rose LLP

More about this team

Band 4

Arnold & Porter

More about this team

Baker Botts LLP

More about this team

DLA Piper LLP (US)

More about this team

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

More about this team

Morrison & Foerster LLP

More about this team

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

More about this team

Band 5

Baker & Hostetler LLP

More about this team

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

More about this team

Fenwick

More about this team

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

More about this team

Hogan Lovells US LLP

More about this team

Mayer Brown LLP

More about this team

McGuireWoods LLP

More about this team

Morrison Cohen LLP

More about this team

Seward & Kissel LLP

More about this team

Vinson & Elkins LLP

More about this team

Indepth Overviews