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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity | USA

District of Columbia

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 advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered. This section focuses on the transactional aspect of private equity funds work. It takes into account LBOs, M&A, recapitalization and restructuring-related matters at both the high-end and mid-market level.

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Band 1
  1. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is an outstanding choice for M&A, private equity and securities work in DC. The firm is widely acknowledged for its representation of a host of blue-chip corporates, prominent private equity funds and clients in the hospitality sector in a range of sophisticated transactions across multiple jurisdictions. The team works with buyers, sellers, investors and special committees, among others.
  2. Latham & Watkins LLP
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    Latham & Watkins LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Latham & Watkins LLP is an esteemed international firm with a long history of excellence in the corporate space. The team is best known for its expertise in private equity matters and also noted for its M&A and securities law advice. Clients of the firm range from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging companies in numerous industries including technology, manufacturing, aviation and financial services.
  3. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
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    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is a premier firm with a strong bench of experts well versed in a range of corporate matters, including M&A, venture capital, securities governance and private equity. The team's expertise spans negotiated and contested takeovers. The firm's attorneys have notable experience advising financial institutions and clients from the energy, healthcare and real estate industries.
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Band 2
  1. Covington & Burling LLP
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Covington & Burling LLP offers a well-regarded practice with an extensive client base and strong corporate offerings in M&A, securities and regulatory matters. The team is well known for its transactional work in sectors such as life sciences, energy, financial services, media and sport. The firm handles matters for a range of entities including venture-backed companies, private equity firms and international corporations.
  2. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has a respected corporate practice whose clients span a range of industries including media, real estate, telecom, healthcare, finance and retail. The firm is highlighted for its prowess in M&A, private equity and joint venture matters with cross-border components. The team is adept at handling hostile takeovers, defense mandates, acquisitions, sales and strategic investments.
  3. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells LLP boasts an excellent practice group, widely regarded for its advice on a range of issues, including M&A, securities, joint ventures and complex financial transactions. The team regularly represents private equity houses and corporate clients from an array of industries including aerospace, financial services and life sciences. The firm is well supported by numerous national and international offices.
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Band 3
  1. Arnold & Porter
    3
    Arnold & Porter
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Arnold & Porter is a well-regarded corporate and securities practice with particular strength in handling matters relating to regulated industries such as healthcare, technology and pharmaceutical. The team is also recognized for its capabilities in dealing with international transactions and in representing private equity firms in midmarket transactions. Arnold & Porter's attorneys have experience in M&A, LBOs and tender offers.
  2. Crowell & Moring LLP
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    Crowell & Moring LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Crowell & Moring LLP is an international firm advising on a range of corporate matters, particularly M&A, securities, joint ventures and private equity investments. The team counsels established and startup companies in the retail, finance, healthcare and government contracts industries. It is adept at advising government contractors.
  3. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper LLP is a global firm with an active presence in the DC corporate space, offering a full range of services, including advice on acquisitions, dispositions, private equity and venture and growth capital. Clients of the firm hail from a range of industries including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, defense and healthcare. The team draws on its international reach to act on cross-border transactions.
  4. Goodwin
    3
    Goodwin
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Goodwin is a highly respected firm with a strong corporate group in DC. The team is adept at handling a range of corporate matters, with particular skill in private equity work. Sector-specific experience of the firm pertains to the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries, among others. Goodwin represents investors, public companies and portfolio companies, among others.
  5. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    WilmerHale is a well-regarded corporate and M&A practice with experience representing both private and public companies from a range of regulated industries such as technology, financial services, defense and life sciences. The team advises on M&A, LBOs and tender offers, among other matters.
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Band 4
  1. Akin
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    Akin
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Akin is a recognized player in the corporate market with notable experience in offering securities, M&A and restructuring advice to clients in both domestic and international matters. Clients of the firm range from public and private companies to private equity funds and special committees. Akin Gump's sector expertise covers those in the automotive, chemicals, manufacturing, energy and healthcare arenas, among others.
  2. Cooley LLP
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    Cooley LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Cooley LLP is a respected firm well known for its representation of clients from a range of industries such as technology, media, manufacturing education and life sciences. Areas of the firm's expertise include private equity, venture financing and M&A. The team is noted for its work with those in the biotechnology industry.
  3. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig LLP is solid in handling a range of corporate, securities and private equity work. The firm's attorneys are experienced in representing venture capital funds in capital raises. The team works with a range of clients including financial institutions.
  4. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP boasts a strong team handling a range of corporate matters. The firm's attorneys are particularly adept at advising on shareholder activism matters. Clients of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius include public companies, boards of directors and private equity firms.
  5. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP fields a skilled team recognized for its strong corporate and private equity practice. The firm works with a range of clients including buyers and sellers. The team is able to handle cross-border deals, being well experienced in advising on European transactions.
  6. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's M&A group is known for its strengths in corporate and private equity work. The team is able to handles domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm's client base includes investment firms and hospitality companies.