Ranking tables

Corporate/M&A | USA

New York

This chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, mergers, joint ventures capitalizations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisers, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

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Band 5
  1. Adam M Turteltaub
    Adam M Turteltaub Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP12 Years Ranked
  2. Ariel J Deckelbaum
    Ariel J Deckelbaum Ropes & Gray LLP11 Years Ranked
  3. Audra Cohen
    Audra Cohen Sullivan & Cromwell LLP4 Years Ranked
  4. Carl R Sanchez
    Carl R Sanchez Paul Hastings LLP18 Years Ranked
  5. Charles A Samuelson
    Charles A Samuelson Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP18 Years Ranked
  6. Christopher E Austin
    Christopher E Austin Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP16 Years Ranked
  7. Clare O'Brien
    Clare O'Brien A&O Shearman22 Years Ranked
  8. David B Feirstein
    David B Feirstein Kirkland & Ellis LLP8 Years Ranked
  9. David Boston
    David Boston Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP18 Years Ranked
  10. David S Allinson
    David S Allinson Latham & Watkins LLP10 Years Ranked
  11. Edward J Lee
    Edward J Lee Kirkland & Ellis LLP2 Years Ranked
  12. Edward M Zimmerman
    Edward M Zimmerman Lowenstein Sandler LLP21 Years Ranked
  13. H. Oliver Smith
    H. Oliver Smith Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP6 Years Ranked
  14. James E Abbott
    James E Abbott Seward & Kissel LLP12 Years Ranked
  15. Jason L Kent Cooley LLP4 Years Ranked
  16. Jeffrey D Marell
    Jeffrey D Marell Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP13 Years Ranked
  17. John D Franchini
    John D Franchini Milbank LLP13 Years Ranked
  18. Joseph A Coco
    Joseph A Coco Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates18 Years Ranked
  19. Karessa Cain
    Karessa Cain Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz2 Years Ranked
  20. Keith Pagnani
    Keith Pagnani Sullivan & Cromwell LLP10 Years Ranked
  21. Kenneth M Wolff
    Kenneth M Wolff Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates10 Years Ranked
  22. Lee Meyerson
    Lee Meyerson Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP22 Years Ranked
  23. Morton Pierce
    Morton Pierce White & Case LLP22 Years Ranked
  24. Oliver Brahmst
    Oliver Brahmst White & Case LLP15 Years Ranked
  25. Peter D Lyons Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US22 Years Ranked
  26. Peter Harwich
    Peter Harwich Latham & Watkins LLP12 Years Ranked
  27. Phillip R Mills
    Phillip R Mills Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP22 Years Ranked
  28. Randi C Lesnick
    Randi C Lesnick Jones Day11 Years Ranked
  29. Stephen M Kotran
    Stephen M Kotran Sullivan & Cromwell LLP20 Years Ranked
  30. Steven Epstein
    Steven Epstein Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP10 Years Ranked
  31. Steven Seidman
    Steven Seidman Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP20 Years Ranked
  32. Trevor Norwitz
    Trevor Norwitz Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz14 Years Ranked
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Band 6
  1. Alan F Zoccolillo Jr Baker McKenzie5 Years Ranked
  2. Benjamin Sibbett
    Benjamin Sibbett Clifford Chance US LLP8 Years Ranked
  3. Brandon Van Dyke
    Brandon Van Dyke Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates5 Years Ranked
  4. Craig Sklar
    Craig Sklar Seward & Kissel LLP12 Years Ranked
  5. David Lam
    David Lam Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz1 Years Ranked
  6. David Schwartz
    David Schwartz Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP4 Years Ranked
  7. David Shapiro
    David Shapiro Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz14 Years Ranked
  8. Denise Cerasani White & Case LLP12 Years Ranked
  9. Eduardo Gallardo
    Eduardo Gallardo Paul Hastings LLP8 Years Ranked
  10. Elizabeth A Cooper
    Elizabeth A Cooper Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP14 Years Ranked
  11. Ernest Wechsler
    Ernest Wechsler Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP9 Years Ranked
  12. Ethan Skerry Fenwick5 Years Ranked
  13. Gregory B Astrachan
    Gregory B Astrachan Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP11 Years Ranked
  14. Howard T Spilko
    Howard T Spilko Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP16 Years Ranked
  15. J D Weinberg
    J D Weinberg Covington & Burling LLP14 Years Ranked
  16. Jackie Cohen
    Jackie Cohen Ropes & Gray LLP7 Years Ranked
  17. James Langston
    James Langston Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP3 Years Ranked
  18. James P Dougherty
    James P Dougherty Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP8 Years Ranked
  19. Jeffrey Lee Rothschild
    Jeffrey Lee Rothschild McGuireWoods LLP9 Years Ranked
  20. Jenna E. Levine
    Jenna E. Levine Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz1 Years Ranked
  21. Jennifer Cheng
    Jennifer Cheng Reed Smith LLP4 Years Ranked
  22. Jennifer L Chu
    Jennifer L Chu Debevoise & Plimpton LLP4 Years Ranked
  23. Jenny Hochenberg
    Jenny Hochenberg Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US2 Years Ranked
  24. Joel I Greenberg
    Joel I Greenberg Arnold & Porter21 Years Ranked
  25. John E Sorkin
    John E Sorkin Ropes & Gray LLP14 Years Ranked
  26. Jonathan Davis
    Jonathan Davis Kirkland & Ellis LLP5 Years Ranked
  27. Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard
    Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard White & Case LLP4 Years Ranked
  28. Marc O Williams
    Marc O Williams Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP7 Years Ranked
  29. Marni J Lerner
    Marni J Lerner Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP11 Years Ranked
  30. Nick Katsanos
    Nick Katsanos Seward & Kissel LLP8 Years Ranked
  31. Russell Leaf
    Russell Leaf Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP4 Years Ranked
  32. Saee Muzumdar
    Saee Muzumdar Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP2 Years Ranked
  33. Scott Petepiece
    Scott Petepiece A&O Shearman3 Years Ranked
  34. Steven H Goldberg
    Steven H Goldberg BakerHostetler LLP12 Years Ranked
  35. Steven R Shoemate
    Steven R Shoemate Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP20 Years Ranked
  36. Thomas M Cerabino
    Thomas M Cerabino Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP21 Years Ranked
  37. Ting Chen
    Ting Chen Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP4 Years Ranked
  38. Todd Finger
    Todd Finger McDermott Will & Emery LLP10 Years Ranked

All Lawyers profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Andrew R Brownstein
    S
    Andrew R Brownstein
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Andrew Brownstein is a leading practitioner who provides first-rate counsel to clients in major M&A and corporate governance matters. He is active across a great many industries.
  2. David Fox
    S
    David Fox
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 21 Years Ranked
    David Fox concentrates his robust practice on the representation of heavyweight corporates and private equity sponsors in transformative M&A.
  3. Dennis J Block
    S
    Dennis J Block
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Dennis Block of Greenberg Traurig enjoys an esteemed reputation thanks to his track record handling complex M&A. He is the senior chairman of the firm's global corporate M&A practice.
  4. James C Morphy
    S
    James C Morphy
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    James Morphy possesses deep M&A and corporate governance experience. He remains a trusted adviser to a stable of corporates, special committees and financial advisers.
  5. Joseph B Frumkin
    S
    Joseph B Frumkin
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 20 Years Ranked
    Joseph Frumkin has long been viewed as a luminary of the corporate market and has an impressive track record acting in headline M&A. Clients from across a diverse spectrum of industries seek his advice in their foremost corporate deals.
  6. Martin Lipton
    S
    Martin Lipton
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Martin Lipton is one of the firm's founding partners, and a long-standing expert practicing at the pinnacle of the corporate market. He is well versed in M&A and the provision of strategic corporate advice.
  7. Peter Allan Atkins
    S
    Peter Allan Atkins
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Senior statesperson Peter Allan Atkins is deeply experienced in a broad range of transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and buyouts. He has long offered leading counsel to clients in the energy, media and insurance spaces, among others.
  8. Robert A Profusek
    S
    Robert A Profusek
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 21 Years Ranked
    Senior statesperson Robert Profusek offers clients first-rate counsel in connection with sophisticated M&A and high-level general corporate issues.
  9. Victor I Lewkow
    S
    Victor I Lewkow
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 22 Years Ranked
    Senior statesperson Victor Lewkow deploys his deep corporate experience on behalf of major companies, their boards and investment banks. He has a strong track record acting in headline M&A and corporate governance issues.
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Eminent Practitioners
  1. Barbara Becker
    E
    Barbara Becker
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Eminent Practitioners | 17 Years Ranked
    Barbara Becker is the chair and managing partner of the firm. She ably handles domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and spin-offs in a number of industries.
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Band 1
  1. Adam O Emmerich
    1
    Adam O Emmerich
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Adam Emmerich exhibits considerable expertise in M&A, securities offerings and governance matters, and represents heavyweight public and private corporations. His broad industry capabilities include experience in pharmaceuticals, energy and technology.
  2. Daniel A Neff
    1
    Daniel A Neff
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Daniel Neff garners acclaim for his leading practice which incorporates significant corporate and securities expertise, and is utilized by a stable of public and private companies and private equity firms.
  3. Daniel E Wolf
    1
    Daniel E Wolf
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Daniel Wolf attracts praise from across the market for his consummate handling of M&A, activist defense and corporate governance matters. He boasts an enviable stable of top-flight clients, comprised of influential multinational corporations. He has notable expertise advising on transactions in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals space.
  4. David A Katz
    1
    David A Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    David Katz enjoys a sterling reputation thanks to his years of top-flight representation in corporate transactions and takeover defense matters.
  5. Edward D Herlihy
    1
    Edward D Herlihy
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Edward Herlihy has a wealth of experience in significant corporate transactions, including pronounced expertise in those involving banks and other financial institutions. He demonstrates further experience in recapitalizations.
  6. Ethan A Klingsberg
    1
    Ethan A Klingsberg
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    "He is truly in a class of his own: a superb M&A lawyer and a polymath corporate advisor who brings a ton of value in any situation you throw at him. He is exceptional in his ability to stay laser-focused on what matters and being highly effective and creative in navigating novel issues. Having Ethan in my corner is tremendous."
  7. Faiza J Saeed
    1
    Faiza J Saeed
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Faiza Saeed is the presiding partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She commands respect from market sources for her superlative handling of M&A and corporate governance issues. She is active in transformative deals across a variety of sectors, including media, technology and energy.
  8. Francis J Aquila
    1
    Francis J Aquila
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Francis Aquila possesses a great wealth of expertise that extends across high-profile M&A and corporate governance issues in a broad variety of industries.
  9. George R Bason Jr
    1
    George R Bason Jr
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    George Bason serves as chairman of the firm's M&A group and has long been a formidable presence in the New York market. He applies his deep experience to headline corporate transactions.
  10. H Rodgin Cohen
    1
    H Rodgin Cohen
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Rodgin Cohen possesses market-leading corporate capabilities as part of his broad-ranging practice. He is particularly strong in the representation of financial institutions.
  11. Jeffrey J Rosen
    1
    Jeffrey J Rosen
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 21 Years Ranked
    Corporate department chair Jeffrey Rosen maintains a top-tier practice which is utilized by a clientele of significant companies and he leads on sophisticated M&A and matters of corporate governance.
  12. Michael Aiello
    1
    Michael Aiello
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    "Michael is a prominent figure in the market who adeptly handles high-value M&A and cares about his clients. He possesses a wealth of experience that extends across M&A and corporate governance issues."
  13. Paul Schnell
    1
    Paul Schnell
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Paul Schnell is a significant presence in the New York corporate market, and maintains an exemplary reputation thanks to his track record acting on transformative deals.
  14. Robert B Schumer
    1
    Robert B Schumer
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Robert Schumer is a go-to adviser for high-profile M&A. Further to his superlative transactional expertise, he advises his client base of corporates and their boards on governance and fiduciary duty matters.
  15. Scott A Barshay
    1
    Scott A Barshay
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Scott Barshay has a superlative track record acting in high-stakes M&A and takeover defense matters on behalf of some of the world's most prominent corporations. He chairs the firm's corporate practice.
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Band 2
  1. Alan M. Klein
    2
    Alan M. Klein
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Alan Klein specializes in assisting clients with high-value M&A, among other matters. He is active in a number of industries, with particular acclaim reserved for his handling of technology transactions.
  2. Andrew J Nussbaum
    2
    Andrew J Nussbaum
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Andrew Nussbaum operates a highly respected corporate practice that is leant upon by clients in significant domestic and international deals. He deploys his expertise in M&A, spinoffs, divestitures and joint ventures, among other transactions.
  3. Damien R Zoubek
    2
    Damien R Zoubek
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    "Damien is one of the very best professionals I've ever worked with. He has best-in-class skills. He advocates like a true business partner."
  4. Howard L Ellin
    2
    Howard L Ellin
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Howard Ellin operates a respected corporate practice that sees him routinely engaged in high-stakes M&A, securities matters and private equity transactions. He possesses experience in deals in the media and entertainment and gaming sectors, among others.
  5. Mark I Greene
    2
    Mark I Greene
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Head of corporate Mark Greene maintains an active practice focused on complex M&A, investments and joint venture transactions.
  6. Melissa Sawyer
    2
    Melissa Sawyer
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Melissa Sawyer concentrates her high-quality practice on the representation of clients in M&A, joint ventures and other corporate matters across a variety of industries. She is also adept at advising on complex corporate governance mandates and activist defence campaigns.
  7. Paul J Shim
    2
    Paul J Shim
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    Paul Shim applies his years of experience to the handling of sophisticated M&A on behalf of public and private companies. Further expertise lies in corporate governance matters and issues concerning fiduciary duty.
  8. Richard Hall
    2
    Richard Hall
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    Richard Hall heads the firm's corporate practice in the EMEA region and acts for significant clients in foremost M&A. Clients also look to him for advice in complex governance matters.
  9. Robert I Townsend III
    2
    Robert I Townsend III
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    Robert Townsend serves as co-head of Cravath's global M&A practice and advises on major transactions across a broad industry spectrum. He is well reputed for his sophisticated practice advising top public companies.
  10. Stephen F Arcano
    2
    Stephen F Arcano
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Stephen Arcano is a talented corporate attorney whose acclaimed practice is strong across a range of transactions. He is additionally adept in matters of takeover defense.
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Band 3
  1. Eric L Schiele
    3
    Eric L Schiele
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Eric Schiele is routinely engaged to advise a clientele of market-leading corporates on heavyweight M&A and related corporate governance matters.
  2. Eric M. Swedenburg
    3
    Eric M. Swedenburg
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Eric Swedenburg demonstrates strength in a broad variety of corporate transactions, including M&A, spinoffs, divestitures and joint ventures. He sits as co-head of the firm's M&A practice, and works with public and private companies on both the domestic and international stages.
  3. Igor Kirman
    3
    Igor Kirman
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Igor Kirman receives praise for his handling of M&A, joint ventures and governance matters on behalf of public and private companies. He is active domestically and internationally, and maintains additional strength in private equity matters.
  4. Kevin Rinker
    3
    Kevin Rinker
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Kevin Rinker serves as cochair of the M&A group, and is active on behalf of a broad client base of companies and private equity firms in a variety of transactions. His industry experience is pronounced in life sciences and healthcare deals.
  5. Krishna Veeraraghavan
    3
    Krishna Veeraraghavan
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Krishna Veeraraghavan advises major corporate entities on M&A and governance issues, including activism defense mandates. His broad sector expertise includes proficiency in technology, energy, life sciences, and healthcare deals.
  6. Paul S Bird
    3
    Paul S Bird
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 21 Years Ranked
    Paul Bird is known for representing companies and private equity houses in a broad spectrum of transactions. He regularly handles cross-border M&A.
  7. Philip Richter
    3
    Philip Richter
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Philip Richter offers strong counsel on M&A, spin-offs and divestitures, among a number of other transactions. He serves as co-head of the firm's M&A practice.
  8. Steven A Rosenblum
    3
    Steven A Rosenblum
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 20 Years Ranked
    Steven Rosenblum sits as cochair of the firm's corporate department and enjoys a solid reputation for his work in M&A, governance and securities issues. His industry focus includes handling deals in the technology space.
  9. William D Regner
    3
    William D Regner
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    William Regner is regularly involved in complex corporate transactions involving public companies. He is recognized for his deep expertise in the media and technology spaces.
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Band 4
  1. Ann Beth Stebbins
    4
    Ann Beth Stebbins
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Ann Beth Stebbins is experienced in high-end M&A and corporate governance matters across a range of industries.
  2. Creighton Condon
    4
    Creighton Condon
    A&O Shearman
    A&O Shearman | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Creighton Condon maintains a broad corporate practice with strength in M&A, divestitures and corporate governance issues. His client base includes a number of prominent companies, their boards and financial institutions.
  3. George Casey
    4
    George Casey
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    George Casey is the global chairman of corporate for Linklaters. He works closely with some of its most prolific clients in their transactional work.
  4. George F Schoen
    4
    George F Schoen
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    George Schoen operates a strong practice that exhibits strength in M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.
  5. John Reiss
    4
    John Reiss
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 20 Years Ranked
    John Reiss sits as global head of the firm's M&A group and is highly experienced in the representation of clients in a broad variety of transactions.
  6. Justin G Hamill
    4
    Justin G Hamill
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Justin Hamill represents clients in complex M&A across a number of industries, with particular strength in entertainment industry transactions. He also deals in the technology and consumer products sectors. He serves as global chair of the firm's M&A practice.
  7. Ken Lefkowitz
    4
    Ken Lefkowitz
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 21 Years Ranked
    Ken Lefkowitz operates a broad corporate practice encompassing experience in M&A, joint ventures and private equity deals, both domestically and internationally. His industry-specific expertise includes media and technology deals.
  8. Louis L Goldberg
    4
    Louis L Goldberg
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 21 Years Ranked
    Louis Goldberg concentrates his practice on the representation of corporates and financial institutions in their domestic and cross-border transactional activity. He serves as cochair of the M&A group.
  9. Mark E Thierfelder
    4
    Mark E Thierfelder
    Dechert LLP
    Dechert LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Mark Thierfelder is cochair of Dechert. He regularly assists clients with complex deals, particularly those involving private equity firms.
  10. Michael Diz
    4
    Michael Diz
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Michael Diz is the global cochair of the firm's M&A group. He serves as counsel to major companies and private equity firms, particularly in connection with technology, media and telecommunications deals.
  11. Michael Lubowitz
    4
    Michael Lubowitz
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Michael Lubowitz maintains an active practice handling deals for public and private companies and investment banks. He is often engaged in M&A, buyouts and spinoffs.
  12. R Alec Dawson
    4
    R Alec Dawson
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    "Alec Dawson is incredibly responsive and aware of all the issues. He works tirelessly to ensure we have the right advice and perspective to move forward in our transactions."
  13. Sarkis Jebejian
    4
    Sarkis Jebejian
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    "Sarkis is a very experienced and strategic transactional lawyer who thinks beyond the deal at hand. He inserts himself into the client mindset in a way that helps us think broadly and deeply about deals."
  14. William H Aaronson
    4
    William H Aaronson
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    William Aaronson sits as head of the firm's M&A group. He offers strong counsel in a broad range of transactions. He is adept at handling high-stakes transactions.
5
Band 5
  1. Adam M Turteltaub
    5
    Adam M Turteltaub
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    "Adam is the consummate thought partner, trusted advisor and problem-solver. He is commercial, thoughtful and responsive."
  2. Ariel J Deckelbaum
    5
    Ariel J Deckelbaum
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Ariel Deckelbaum represents a diverse set of clients in M&A, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, among other transactions. His diverse industry expertise covers financial services and media and entertainment.
  3. Audra Cohen
    5
    Audra Cohen
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Audra Cohen exhibits strength across a number of corporate matters, including M&A, spinoffs and governance issues. She serves as co-managing partner of the firm's general practice group globally.
  4. Carl R Sanchez
    5
    Carl R Sanchez
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    Carl Sanchez focuses his practice on substantial domestic and cross-border M&A for public and private companies. He offers strong advice across a number of industries, including life sciences, financial services and technology.
  5. Charles A Samuelson
    5
    Charles A Samuelson
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    Charles Samuelson co-heads the firm's corporate group and is regularly engaged to advise on public and private M&A and joint ventures.
  6. Christopher E Austin
    5
    Christopher E Austin
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Christopher Austin exhibits a strong grasp of public and private M&A and governance issues. He represents companies and their boards, and offers additional counsel in matters of fiduciary duty.
  7. Clare O'Brien
    5
    Clare O'Brien
    A&O Shearman
    A&O Shearman | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Clare O'Brien utilizes her extensive experience in corporate transactions to assist a client base of significant public and private companies. She regularly handles M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance issues.
  8. David B Feirstein
    5
    David B Feirstein
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    David Feirstein focuses his practices on advising clients on M&A, corporate governance and securities issues. He is active across numerous industries, including technology and pharmaceuticals.
  9. David Boston
    5
    David Boston
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    David Boston cochairs the M&A practice, and is well versed in advising public and private companies in a broad array of transactions.
  10. David S Allinson
    5
    David S Allinson
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    "David is perhaps the finest attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He's incredibly knowledgeable, enormously helpful and brings tremendous business acumen."
  11. Edward J Lee
    5
    Edward J Lee
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    "Edward is excellent; he is aware of market trends, provides tailored advice and knows how to navigate the often complex internal politics of big companies."
  12. Edward M Zimmerman
    5
    Edward M Zimmerman
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP
    Lowenstein Sandler LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 21 Years Ranked
    Edward Zimmerman is noted for acting on M&A and venture capital work for clients in the technology space. He chairs the emerging companies and venture capital practice at Lowenstein Sandler LLP.
  13. H. Oliver Smith
    5
    H. Oliver Smith
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Oliver Smith is strong across a variety of corporate transactions, including M&A, private equity buyouts, and joint ventures. He is active in both domestic and cross-border deal work.
  14. James E Abbott
    5
    James E Abbott
    Seward & Kissel LLP
    Seward & Kissel LLP | Head of Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    James Abbott is co-head of the firm's Business Transactions Group. He routinely engaged in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and private equity deals. His client base includes entities active in the media and shipping industries.
  15. 5
    Jason L Kent
    Cooley LLP
    Cooley LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Jason Kent serves as cochair of the firm's public companies practice, and is knowledgeable in a broad variety of transactions. His areas of expertise include advising in M&A, securities matters, and governance issues.
  16. Jeffrey D Marell
    5
    Jeffrey D Marell
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    Jeffrey Marell is an experienced lawyer who advises corporate and private equity clients on a number of transactional matters. He serves as global cochair of the firm's M&A practice.
  17. John D Franchini
    5
    John D Franchini
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | Head of Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    John Franchini maintains a practice that is strong in a broad range of corporate transactions, particularly those in the power and infrastructure areas.
  18. Joseph A Coco
    5
    Joseph A Coco
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 18 Years Ranked
    Joseph Coco is well thought of for his corporate practice which incorporates expertise in M&A, financings and securities matters. His broad industry focus includes expertise in healthcare and financial services deals.
  19. Karessa Cain
    5
    Karessa Cain
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Karessa Cain is recognized for her adept representation of major corporations in transactional matters. She has experience advising on domestic and cross-border deals.
  20. Keith Pagnani
    5
    Keith Pagnani
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Keith Pagnani offers deep expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A to a stable of clients consisting of corporates and financial advisers. He sits as co-head of the firm's healthcare and life sciences group.
  21. Kenneth M Wolff
    5
    Kenneth M Wolff
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Kenneth Wolff advises a number of well-known public and private companies and private equity firms on their domestic and cross-border M&A.
  22. Lee Meyerson
    5
    Lee Meyerson
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Lee Meyerson is head of the firm's financial institutions practice, and counts a number of banks and investment firms among his stable of clients. His broad practice encompasses M&A and capital markets transactions.
  23. Morton Pierce
    5
    Morton Pierce
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Morton Pierce is an experienced corporate attorney who has long advised clients in major M&A. He is knowledgeable of a number of industries, including healthcare, media and financial services.
  24. Oliver Brahmst
    5
    Oliver Brahmst
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 15 Years Ranked
    Oliver Brahmst serves as the global co-head of the firm's private equity group and is well versed in an array of domestic and cross-border transactional matters. His specific experience includes handling significant M&A, joint ventures and equity co-investments.
  25. 5
    Peter D Lyons
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Peter Lyons focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A. He works with clients such as public and private companies.
  26. Peter Harwich
    5
    Peter Harwich
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Latham & Watkins LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Peter Harwich handles M&A and governance matters across a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology and financial services. His clients include public companies and their boards.
  27. Phillip R Mills
    5
    Phillip R Mills
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 22 Years Ranked
    Phillip Mills is an experienced corporate practitioner who offers counsel to clients on domestic and cross-border transactions. He has additional expertise in corporate governance matters and issues concerning fiduciary duty.
  28. Randi C Lesnick
    5
    Randi C Lesnick
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Randi Lesnick is active on M&A, securities matters and governance issues across a broad variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing and consumer products. Her clients include public and private companies, investment banks and private equity sponsors.
  29. Stephen M Kotran
    5
    Stephen M Kotran
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 20 Years Ranked
    Stephen Kotran is an experienced practitioner who receives particular praise for his representation of financial advisers in M&A.
  30. Steven Epstein
    5
    Steven Epstein
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Steven Epstein serves as the firm's managing partner and co-head of its M&A practice. He is experienced in the representation of investment banks and public and private companies in a variety of transactions, including M&A and divestitures.
  31. Steven Seidman
    5
    Steven Seidman
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 20 Years Ranked
    Steven Seidman cochairs the firm's corporate and financial services department and advises clients in a range of transactions.
  32. Trevor Norwitz
    5
    Trevor Norwitz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 14 Years Ranked
    Trevor Norwitz operates a strong practice concentrated on the representation of public and private companies in their domestic and cross-border transactions. He is routinely engaged to advise on M&A, securities and corporate governance matters.
6
Band 6
  1. 6
    Alan F Zoccolillo Jr
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    "Alan provides the best service that I've experienced in my career. That, along with his pragmatism and commercial awareness, makes him my go-to lawyer on commercial deals."
  2. Benjamin Sibbett
    6
    Benjamin Sibbett
    Clifford Chance US LLP
    Clifford Chance US LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 8 Years Ranked
    Benjamin Sibbett is called upon by a roster of top corporates to advise on domestic and cross-border M&A. His broad industry expertise covers technology, media and pharmaceuticals, among others.
  3. Brandon Van Dyke
    6
    Brandon Van Dyke
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Brandon Van Dyke demonstrates excellent capabilities in a broad array of transactions, including M&A and buyouts. He advises on deals spanning a number of industries, including media, chemicals and healthcare.
  4. Craig Sklar
    6
    Craig Sklar
    Seward & Kissel LLP
    Seward & Kissel LLP | Head of Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 12 Years Ranked
    "Craig is an exceptional lawyer and problem-solver. He's a fierce advocate for his client but at the same time gets along well with the other parties and helps get deals done."
  5. David Lam
    6
    David Lam
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    David Lam is recognized for his sophisticated transactional practice. He routinely advises top flight corporates on bet-the-company M&A matters.
  6. David Schwartz
    6
    David Schwartz
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    David Schwartz ably represents corporates in a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions. His broad industry expertise includes deals in the pharmaceuticals, energy and technology arenas.
  7. David Shapiro
    6
    David Shapiro
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 14 Years Ranked
    David Shapiro is an active corporate attorney whose practice demonstrates capabilities in M&A and buyouts. He represents clients in the financial services, real estate and media sectors, among others.
  8. 6
    Denise Cerasani
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 12 Years Ranked
    Denise Cerasani maintains a broad practice with experience in M&A, securities and corporate finance. She receives particular praise for the quality of her representation of investment banks.
  9. Eduardo Gallardo
    6
    Eduardo Gallardo
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Paul Hastings LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 8 Years Ranked
    Global cochair of the firm's M&A practice, Eduardo Gallardo is well thought of for the quality of his activism takeover defense work, which is incorporated into his diverse corporate practice. He acts for clients hailing from a number of industries.
  10. Elizabeth A Cooper
    6
    Elizabeth A Cooper
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 14 Years Ranked
    Elizabeth Cooper maintains a diverse transactional practice with demonstrable skills in M&A, joint ventures and investments, among other matters. Her client base includes public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity firms.
  11. Ernest Wechsler
    6
    Ernest Wechsler
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 9 Years Ranked
    Ernest Wechsler is well regarded for the quality of his advice in M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. He serves as chair of the firm's corporate group.
  12. 6
    Ethan Skerry
    Fenwick
    Fenwick | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    "Ethan has such a deep knowledge of our business, as well as industry and market trends. He's able to provide incredibly effective legal advice in a very tailored and personable way."
  13. Gregory B Astrachan
    6
    Gregory B Astrachan
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 11 Years Ranked
    Gregory Astrachan represents domestic and international corporations and private equity clients in M&A and governance matters. He is cochair of the firm's capital markets practice.
  14. Howard T Spilko
    6
    Howard T Spilko
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 16 Years Ranked
    Howard Spilko concentrates on representing his broad client base in M&A and joint ventures, and possesses ancillary expertise in issues surrounding representations and warranties insurance. He serves as the firm's co-managing partner.
  15. J D Weinberg
    6
    J D Weinberg
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 14 Years Ranked
    JD Weinberg maintains an active corporate practice representing public and private companies in domestic and cross-border deals.
  16. Jackie Cohen
    6
    Jackie Cohen
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 7 Years Ranked
    Jackie Cohen offers counsel to public and private companies in relation to sophisticated domestic and cross-border transactions.
  17. James Langston
    6
    James Langston
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    "He is an excellent business lawyer. He explains issues in a very easy-to-understand manner and does an effective job of helping us to focus on the issues that really matter."
  18. James P Dougherty
    6
    James P Dougherty
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 8 Years Ranked
    James Dougherty boasts considerable experience in a variety of transactional matters and corporate governance issues.
  19. Jeffrey Lee Rothschild
    6
    Jeffrey Lee Rothschild
    McGuireWoods LLP
    McGuireWoods LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Jeff is fantastic and a very valuable resource. He's consistently on point and provides excellent guidance and suggestions to address situations at hand."
  20. Jenna E. Levine
    6
    Jenna E. Levine
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Jenna Levine is the subject of much praise from sources, owing to her high quality corporate practice. She advises clients in foremost M&A and corporate governance matters.
  21. Jennifer Cheng
    6
    Jennifer Cheng
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    "Jennifer is exceptional to work with in every respect. She provides not only the highest level of skill and experience, but also invaluable guidance and counsel. She's a true partner to our company."
  22. Jennifer L Chu
    6
    Jennifer L Chu
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Jennifer Chu is a burgeoning talent in the New York market whose practice focuses on M&A and other corporate transactions. Her broad industry expertise includes experience in healthcare, insurance and financial services deals.
  23. Jenny Hochenberg
    6
    Jenny Hochenberg
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Jenny Hochenberg is a noted rising star in the New York market in thanks to her adept representation in M&A activity. Clients also benefit from her expertise in corporate governance matters.
  24. Joel I Greenberg
    6
    Joel I Greenberg
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 21 Years Ranked
    Joel Greenberg represents a client base of public and private companies and financial sponsors in M&A and securities matters. He is active in both domestic and cross-border deals, with an emphasis on those involving Canadian interests.
  25. John E Sorkin
    6
    John E Sorkin
    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Ropes & Gray LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 14 Years Ranked
    John Sorkin represents clients in domestic and cross-border M&A, and is active in the life sciences, technology and media spaces. He also frequently represents banks on financial advisory matters.
  26. Jonathan Davis
    6
    Jonathan Davis
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Davis is a rising star in the corporate market who generates acclaim for his strong grasp of public and private company M&A and governance work. He advises a number of prominent corporates and investment banks.
  27. Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard
    6
    Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Kimberly Petillo-Décossard demonstrates a strong skill set in representing corporates, their boards and private equity funds in a host of complex transactions.
  28. Marc O Williams
    6
    Marc O Williams
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 7 Years Ranked
    Marc Williams is well reputed for his deep expertise in high-end M&A transactions. His clients include sophisticated public and private companies and financial institutions.
  29. Marni J Lerner
    6
    Marni J Lerner
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 11 Years Ranked
    Marni Lerner heads the firm's private equity M&A practice, and possesses expertise in M&A, securities and divestitures. She acts for clients operating in the media, healthcare and telecommunications spaces, among others.
  30. Nick Katsanos
    6
    Nick Katsanos
    Seward & Kissel LLP
    Seward & Kissel LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 8 Years Ranked
    Nick Katsanos undertakes impressive work in M&A involving both public and private companies and private equity firms. He has experience acting for clients in a range of sectors including shipping and financial services.
  31. Russell Leaf
    6
    Russell Leaf
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Russell Leaf maintains a broad practice with demonstrable strength in the representation of activist shareholders in their campaigns and proxy contests.
  32. Saee Muzumdar
    6
    Saee Muzumdar
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Saee Muzumdar maintains a well-respected transactional practice. Among her clients she counts well-known names in finance, energy and technology spaces, among others. She serves as cochair of the firm's M&A practice.
  33. Scott Petepiece
    6
    Scott Petepiece
    A&O Shearman
    A&O Shearman | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    "Scott is my go-to M&A adviser. He's got a deep understanding of negotiation dynamics, a fantastic sense of risk management and impeccable client service."
  34. Steven H Goldberg
    6
    Steven H Goldberg
    BakerHostetler LLP
    BakerHostetler LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 12 Years Ranked
    "Steven is fantastic. He's a master negotiator and the most incredibly responsively lawyer I've ever met. He engenders loyalty among clients by always having their best interests in mind."
  35. Steven R Shoemate
    6
    Steven R Shoemate
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 20 Years Ranked
    "Steven is an amazing thought partner. He's very knowledgeable and commercial, and provides incredibly well thought-out spot on advice."
  36. Thomas M Cerabino
    6
    Thomas M Cerabino
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 21 Years Ranked
    Thomas Cerabino concentrates his practice on handling M&A, joint ventures and securities matters on behalf of public and private companies, private equity houses and investment banks. He serves as the firm's chairman.
  37. Ting Chen
    6
    Ting Chen
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP | Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Ting Chen routinely advises on sophisticated M&A and matters of corporate governance. Her client base is composed of foremost corporate entities.
  38. Todd Finger
    6
    Todd Finger