American Prestigious Law Firms for Corporate Law – 2019


American Prestigious Law Firms… When you mention law firm for co-operate law in America, few unique companies over the years have attained some height of accomplishment, so in this article, I will be listing the best prestigious law for co-operate law in America.

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1. Watchtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz

Called “America’s Most Grueling Law Firm” by website Business Insider because of its associate-to-partner ratio, Wachtell Lipton rated as the nation’s most prestigious law firm for 13 years in a row, until 2017, on Vault’s Top 100. The firm, recognized for its counsel of boards of directors and senior management in critical situations, specializes in M&A, strategic investments, takeovers, corporate and securities law and corporate governance.

2. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom

The firm is The top firm in last year’s America’s Best Corporate Law Firms rating, Skadden presently sits at #4 on both The American Lawyer’s Global 100 and The Am Law 100 and at number 3 on Vault’s Top 100. The firm is well recognized for its work in the corporate, industrial and financial sectors.

3. Jones Day

The biggest law firm in the U.S., Jones Day has placed amongst the best tier in America’s Best Corporate Law Firms for more than a decade, rated  first in the Acritas U.S. Law Firm Brand Index for two successive years and, most newly, has been called “Litigation Department of the Year” by The American Lawyer. The firm is seen as an authority in M&A transactions, bet-the-company litigation and the fast-growing sphere of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.


4. Sullivan & Cromwell

Well known as a leader in business and commercial law for more than four decades, Sullivan & Cromwell has been one of the best firms in Corporate Board Member’s annual rating for over a decade. It is well known as the “go-to firm for the financial services industry,” after having played an important role in the outcome of the 2008 financial crisis.

5. Latham & Watkins

Latham is a model in transactional, litigation and regulatory practices, particularly enterprise-transforming transactions and bet-the-company arguments. It has also been known as a leader in the sphere of high-yield debt, IPOs and equity investments. The firm is rated #1 in the 2017 Am Law 100 rankings and has successively ranked among the top 10 of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms ever since 2012.

6. Cravath, Swaine& Moore

Cravath’s corporate practice focuses on a wide variety of M&A transactions, as well as defence against activist hedge funds. The firm is also well known for its securities practice, representing issuers and investment banks in all types of U.S. and global offerings. It is one of the country’s oldest law firms and has represented clients such as Horace Greeley, Samuel Morse, Cyrus McCormick and Elias Howe. The Cravath System in hiring practices was called after partner Paul Cravath.

7. Davis Polk & Wardwell

Davis Polk is well known as one of the firstborn law firms in New York. It is a leader in M&A, capital markets, tax and financial regulation, with specific expertise in antitrust and enforcement matters. The firm’s M&A team has been one of website Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year for five years and is still counting.

8. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Simpson Thacher is well known for its work with techs like Microsoft and Alibaba, as well as having counselled on the five biggest LBOs in business history and the four biggest M&A deals of 2016. It is considered one of the most prestigious law firms in the country, and its securities practice has represented some of the most outstanding financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, UBS and Morgan Stanley.


9. Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Weil is well known for its M&A, litigation and restructuring practices. It has collected countless awards, including, most newly, “IP Firm of the Year” at the Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards and “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. It rates among Vault’s Best 10 most prestigious firms in 2018 and has been featured as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year in four areas, plus antitrust and securities.

10. Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is most known for its work in private equity, M&A, government investigations, bankruptcy, restructuring and intellectual property. The firm was rated number 1 for global and U.S. takeovers by deal volume every year since 2011 by Merger market and placed 2nd in Am Law’s 100 in 2017. It constantly ranks among Corporate Board Member’s Top 25 America’s Best Corporate Law Firms.

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