The American Lawyer’s Corporate Scorecard tracks the transactional practices of leading firms. Corporate Finance is a collection of subspecialties, and our scorecard ranks firms within those areas. Unless otherwise noted, data includes only public, registered, underwritten offerings or deals transacted in 2011, including firmly underwritten rule 144a transactions, but not pure private placements or the filing of shelf registrations. Values are as of February 2012, unless otherwise noted.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity data includes deals with a North American–based target that were announced but not necessarily completed in 2011 that are valued at $100 million or more, including debt. Only counsel to bidders that billed more than $100,000 are given credit. In some cases, a firm’s involvement is prorated, depending on its role, and the firm is given partial credit.