M&A Counsel to Principals
Firm Value of Deals (in millions) Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Firm Number of Deals Rank 2009 Rank 2008
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $155,123 1 2 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 48 1 1
Allens Arthur Robinson 131,053 2 36 Latham & Watkins 44 2 2
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 126,878 3 1 Weil,Gotshal & Manges 33 3 8
Weil,Gotshal & Manges 119,156 4 20 Jones Day 30 4 4
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 115,490 5 5 Kirkland & Ellis 26 5 8
Clifford Chance 112,483 6 9 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 25 6 5
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 100,680 7 4 Sullivan & Cromwell 23 7 3
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 92,728 8 6 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 21 8 11
Davis Polk & Wardwell 86,923 9 33 Vinson & Elkins 21 8 32
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft 67,153 10 - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 21 8 5
Cassels Brock & Blackwell 64,600 11 - Davis Polk & Wardwell 20 11 11
Salans 64,480 12 - Blake, Cassels & Graydon 19 12 19
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 51,874 13 12 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 19 12 10
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 51,359 14 - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 19 12 24
Mayer Brown 45,866 15 31 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 19 12 22
Sullivan & Cromwell 41,739 16 3 Baker & McKenzie 18 16 24
Debevoise & Plimpton 38,415 17 8 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 18 16 16
Latham & Watkins 37,625 18 10 Cravath, Swaine & Moore 17 18 13
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 37,455 19 34 Debevoise & Plimpton 16 19 16
Munger, Tolles & Olson 35,948 20 - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 15 20 -
Baker Botts 35,745 21 - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 14 21 35
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 34,042 22 - Baker Botts 13 22 35
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 31,413 23 18 Clifford Chance 13 22 13
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 30,257 24 24 Cooley Godward Kronish 13 22 -
Shearman & Sterling 27,836 25 13 Hogan & Hartson 13 22 19
Ropes & Gray 13 22 29
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 13 22 32
M&A Counsel to Investment Advisers
Firm Number of Deals Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Firm Name Value of Deals (In Millions) Rank 2009 Rank 2008
Dewey & LeBoeuf 35 1 1 Debevoise & Plimpton 140,970 1 6
Latham & Watkins 22 2 2 Dewey & LeBoeuf 123,373 2 3
Shearman & Sterling 17 3 13 Sullivan & Cromwell 103,068 3 9
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 15 4 9 Shearman & Sterling 89,356 4 17
Davis Polk & Wardwell 14 5 4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 86,157 5 16
Sullivan & Cromwell 13 6 3 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 77,825 6 4
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 11 7 4 Latham & Watkins 72,045 7 1
Alston & Bird 9 8 15 Davis Polk & Wardwell 65,225 8 7
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 9 8 8 Cravath, Swaine & Moore 62,256 9 12
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 7 10 9 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 61,762 10 10
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 7 10 6
O’Melveny & Myers 7 10 6
Source: Thomson Reuters
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