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Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism in New York Legal Rankings

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Chambers USA's New York Corporate/M&A: Shareholder Activism 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. Foremost takeover defense attorneys such as David Katz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Richard Grossman of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates are included in our New York Corporate/M&A: Takeover Defense table.

Both areas are important parts of Chambers and Partners' M&A Coverage. Firms are listed in either the Elite or Highly Regarded tables, whereas individual M&A lawyers are ranked in our overall New York Corporate/M&A table.

Chambers USA's New York Corporate/M&A 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. Many of these ranked firms will also advise on high-end transactions alongside firms in our Elite category.

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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher 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.

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Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

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Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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