BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars 2021

Clients identify 207 attorneys who stand above all the others in delivering the absolute best in
client service. 

These BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars immediately were able to grasp client’s new needs (often
before the clients did), expectations and risks. And, they set the standard for delivering the absolute best client service. 

Learn exactly what these attorneys do differently than everyone else to stand out with legal decision makers and earn a prestigious spot among the client service elite.

Join us as we congratulate each BTI M&A Client Service All-Star for their unmatched client service delivery.

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 The BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars is the gold standard used by corporate counsel and
law firms alike to identify the attorneys delivering the absolute best levels of client service — better than all others.

207

BTI M&A Client Service All-Star Attorneys

89

Firms Represented

9

M&A Client Service Super All-Stars

Defining a BTI Client Service All-Star

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Nimble

They move and change based on known and unknown events.

Pragmatic

No time for theory, clients say their feet are firmly on the ground and they deal with the reality.

Anticipate

They look way ahead, create scenarios in their minds, and play things out with clients in multiple ways so they are ready for whatever comes next.

See the Forest and the Trees

Keeps an eye on the detail and the big picture — not letting one interfere with the other.

Always Communicating

Keeping clients in the loop is key — silence kills client confidence.

Confident

There is no room for doubt — or at least any doubt showing to the client.

Don’t Give Up

Any obstacle is just something else to overcome — and quickly.

BTI congratulates each of the 207 individual attorneys honored in The BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars 2021 and applauds their skills and prowess in combining superior client service.

Akerman
Kenneth R. Wiggins

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Robert Shearer

Allen & Overy
Eric Shube

Arent Fox
Stephen P. Hanson

Ashurst
Andrew Craig

Baker McKenzie
Richard G. Blunt
Darcy Down

Benesch
Gregg A. Eisenberg

Bracewell
G. Alan Rafte

Bricker & Eckler
David S. Jackson

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
David E. Fisher
Joel N. Lander

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Dale S. Webber

Clayton Utz
Stephanie Daveson

Cleary Gottlieb
Christopher E. Austin
Aaron J. Meyers
Matthew P. Salerno

Clifford Chance
Spencer Baylin
Robert Crothers

Cooley
Alfred L. Browne, III

Covington
Andrew W. Ment

Cravath, Swaine & Moore
D. Scott Bennett
Thomas E. Dunn
Andrew C. Elken
Mark I. Greene
Aaron M. Gruber
Richard Hall
Jenny Hochenberg
Andrew J. Pitts
Christine A. Varney
Damien R. Zoubek

Davis Polk
William H. Aaronson
Harold Birnbaum
Meyer C. Dworkin
Ronan P. Harty
Phillip R. Mills
H. Oliver Smith
Brian Wolfe

Day Pitney
Daniel L. Gottfried

Debevoise & Plimpton
Kim T. Le
Paul M. Rodel

DLA Piper
Jeff Baglio

Epstein Becker Green
Patricia M. Wagner

Eversheds Sutherland
Bert Adams
Marty Hopkins
Robin Johnson
Catherine M. Krupka
Antony Walsh

Fenwick & West
Katherine K. Duncan

Fieldfisher
Keith Woodhouse

FisherBroyles
Andrew M. Geier
Nicholas O. Isaacson

Foley & Lardner
Christopher C. Cain
Maureen C. Easton
Thomas R. Hrdlick
Anne E. Ross

Freshfields
Ethan Klingsberg

Fried Frank
Christopher Ewan
Philip Richter

Gibson Dunn
Michelle M. Gourley
Deepak Nanda
Michael Scanlon

Goodwin
Lisa R. Haddad

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
William E. Berlin

Hogan Lovells
Glenn C. Campbell
John P. Duke
Keith Flaum
Jane Ross

Holland & Knight
David B. Allen
Tom McAleavey

Honigman
David A. Ettinger
Tracy T. Larsen

Hunton Andrews Kurth
John B. Clutterbuck
James M. Pinna

Jones Day
Audrey A. Bontemps
Janet Soave Coscino
Kenneth W. Field
Gerald M. Griffith
Charles W. Hardin Jr.
Randi C. Lesnick
Mike Murray
William R. Stewart Jr.
William J. Zawrotny

K&L Gates
Jared D. Mobley

Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild
Mark J. Jahnke

King & Spalding
Erik Belenky
Jonathan B. Newton
Rahul Patel

Kirkland & Ellis
Rajab S. Abbassi, P.C.
Michael P. Brueck, P.C.
Neil S. Hirshman, P.C.
Edward J. Lee

Kramer Levin
Thomas E. Molner

Kutak Rock
Robert L. Cohen
H. Dale Dixon
Bryan G. Handlos

Latham & Watkins
John H. Chory
James C. Gorton
Alexander B. Johnson
David L. Schwartz
Jason H. Silvera
Javier F. Stark
W. Alex Voxman

Lewis Rice
John C. Bodnar

Linklaters
Dr. Timo Engelhardt

Littler
Adam P. Forman
Kerry E. Notestine

Loeb & Loeb
Barry T. Mehlman
McCarter & English
Michele F. Vaillant
McCarthy Tétrault
Shevaun McGrath

McDermott Will & Emery
John M. Callahan
Emily J. Cook
Christian W. Fabian
Frank Layson
Stephen Wu

McDonald Hopkins
Sean D. Malloy

McGuireWoods
Timothy P. Callahan
J.D. Costa
Greg R. Kilpatrick

Michael Best
Melissa M. Turczyn

Milbank
Lisa O’Neill

Mintz
Deborah A. Daccord

Morgan Lewis
Jonathan D. Morris

Morrison & Foerster
Elizabeth C. Sluder

Norton Rose Fulbright
Kessar Nashat
James George Wiehl

Orrick
Les Sherman
Mark Weitzel

Paul Hastings
Ron Ben-Yehuda
Robert A. Miller Jr.

Pinsent Masons
Robert Moir

Reed Smith
Jennifer W. Cheng
Jason W. Levin
Robert L. McCann III
Michelle L. Moore
Paul W. Pitts

Ropes & Gray
Michael D. Beauvais
Zachary R. Blume
Paul M. Kinsella
Paul S. Scrivano

Seyfarth Shaw
Jesse M.Coleman

Shearman & Sterling
George Casey
Jessica K. Delbaum
Alain A. Dermarkar
Daniel Mitz
Scott Petepiece

Sheppard Mullin
Eric A. Klein
Lynsey Mitchel
Bevin M.B. Newman

Sherman & Howard
Gregory J. Ramos

Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Paul A. Williams

Sidley
Michael J. Pinsel
Perry J. Shwachman
Brent M. Steele
Samuel W. Wales
Jeremy C. Watson

Simpson Thacher
Eli G. Hunt

Skadden
Clifford H. Aronson
Todd E. Freed
Edward E. Gonzalez
Thomas W. Greenberg
Kenton J. King
Jeremy D. London
Michael J. Mies
Gregg A. Noel
Mike Ringler
Scott V. Simpson
Richard C. Witzel, Jr.

Squire Patton Boggs
Cipriano S. Beredo III
Molly McNally

Sullivan & Cromwell
Francis J. Aquila
Mitchell S. Eitel
John Horsfield-Bradbury
Adam S. Paris
Michael H. Steinberg

Taylor Wessing
Stephan Heinemann

Thompson Coburn
Evan Raskas Goldfarb

Troutman Pepper
Solomon Hunter Jr.

Tucker Ellis
Christopher J. Hewitt
Paul J. Malie

Vedder Price
Joseph H. Kye

Vinson & Elkins
Caroline Blitzer Phillips

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Andrew R. Brownstein
Joshua R. Cammaker
David K. Lam
Martin Lipton
Andrew J. Nussbaum

Waller
Tyson Bickley
George Bishop
Brent Hill
Jay Nixon

Warner Norcross + Judd
Shane B. Hansen

Weil
Michael J. Aiello
Jon-Paul A. Bernard
Michael A. Epstein

White & Case
Jessica Chen
Michael Deyong
John Vetterli

Willkie
Morgan D. Elwyn
Michael Groll

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
John M. Brust
Melissa V. Hollatz
Daniel Keating
Rezwan D. Pavri
Joshua H. Soven

Winstead
Billy Rohrlich

Winston & Strawn
Thomas W. Hughes

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Methodology

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No law firm submissions, self-referrals, firm referrals, suggestions, or payments are accepted for inclusion.

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All interviews with top legal decision makers are confidential and anonymous, by company and person.

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Probed more than 350 top legal decision makers at large organizations with $700 million or more in revenue.

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The BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars 2021 draws solely on in-depth, telephone-based interviews as part of BTI’s ongoing Annual Survey of General Counsel, now in its 19th year.

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BTI is the sole sponsor of this research. BTI funds the research and controls the editorial content.

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