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Corporate/M&A in New York Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

The Chambers New York Corporate/M&A table highlights some of the city’s finest lawyers and law firms.

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 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.

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.

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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

Dennis J Block

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Band 5

Chris Pearson

Norton Rose Fulbright

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George F Schoen

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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James J Moriarty

Goodwin

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Joel I Greenberg

Arnold & Porter

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John Bick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Lee Meyerson

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Peter Harwich

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Randi C Lesnick

Jones Day

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Steven Seidman

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Band 6

Craig L Godshall

Winston & Strawn LLP

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David S Allinson

Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Scherl

Morrison Cohen LLP

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H. Oliver Smith

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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J D Weinberg

Covington & Burling LLP

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Jackie Cohen

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Jeffrey Lee Rothschild

McGuireWoods LLP

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John E Sorkin

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Justin G Hamill

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Steven H Goldberg

Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Todd Finger

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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William Chudd

Davis Polk & Wardwell 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

Dennis J Block

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Band 5

Chris Pearson

Norton Rose Fulbright

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George F Schoen

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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James J Moriarty

Goodwin

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Joel I Greenberg

Arnold & Porter

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John Bick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Lee Meyerson

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Peter Harwich

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Randi C Lesnick

Jones Day

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Steven Seidman

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Band 6

Craig L Godshall

Winston & Strawn LLP

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David S Allinson

Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Scherl

Morrison Cohen LLP

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H. Oliver Smith

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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J D Weinberg

Covington & Burling LLP

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Jackie Cohen

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Jeffrey Lee Rothschild

McGuireWoods LLP

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John E Sorkin

Ropes & Gray LLP

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Justin G Hamill

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Steven H Goldberg

Baker & Hostetler LLP

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Todd Finger

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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William Chudd

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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