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USA - Nationwide Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

The Chambers USA Nationwide Corporate/M&A table recognizes the USA’s best transactional law firms. The Elite category focuses on practices with extensive experience handling prestigious multibillion-dollar deals, while the Highly Regarded section identifies firms exhibiting skills in both billion dollar transactions and complex midmarket M&A.

Many of the top ranked firms cover both coasts, while the table also includes leading firms located in other key hubs such as Houston, Philadelphia, DC, Boston and Atlanta. These distinguished law firms are very much at the forefront of the market when it comes to representing industry leading clients in high-profile, ground breaking transactions.

The table includes illustrious white shoe practices, as well as top-ranked firms who have a presence worldwide, and in complementary guides such as Chambers UK and Chambers Global. It features New York juggernauts Cravath and Wachtell, as well as firms with offices across the country such as Skadden, Sullivan & Cromwell, Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk. Chicago-headquartered Kirkland & Ellis also feature, having recently moved into the top tier of the Elite table.

Law firms covered in these tables will often have strong capabilities in related areas of law covered by Chambers USA, including Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Tax.

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.

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Dechert LLP

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Fenwick

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Cooley LLP

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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Clifford Chance US LLP

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

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K&L Gates

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King & Spalding LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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McGuireWoods 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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Dechert LLP

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Covington & Burling LLP

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Fenwick

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Cooley LLP

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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Clifford Chance US LLP

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

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K&L Gates

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King & Spalding LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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McGuireWoods LLP

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