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Of the 650 law firms serving large organizations, only 89 are home a BTI M&A Client Service All-Star: a truly elite group of standout firms. And, of these 89 firms — only 42 are home to more than one BTI M&A Client Service All-Star in 2021. Here’s how the law firms and the numbers break down:

Firm Standouts

  • 11 hail from Skadden
  • 10 are from Cravath
  • 9 call Jones Day home
  • Davis Polk has 7
  • Latham is home to 7

8 firms have 5 BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars each:

  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Reed Smith
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Sidley
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

5 firms are home to 4 BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars each:

  • Foley & Lardner
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Ropes & Gray
  • Waller

8 of the law firms have 3 BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars:

  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • Gibson Dunn
  • King & Spalding
  • Kutak Rock
  • McGuireWoods
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Weil
  • White & Case

16 out of the 89 law firms have 2 BTI M&A Client Service All-Stars:

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Clifford Chance
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • FisherBroyles
  • Fried Frank
  • Holland & Knight
  • Honigman
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth
  • Littler
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Orrick
  • Paul Hastings
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Tucker Ellis
  • Willkie

Nearly every one of these 89 law firms is also singled out by clients in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2021, the definitive ranking of which firms (rather than individual attorneys) legal decision makers say deliver the highest levels of client service. Click here for more information on this market-leading report: BTI Client Service A-Team 2021.

You can download a complimentary copy of The M&A BTI Client Service All-Stars here. You can see more details, including the more than 200 who include their client philosophy at the brand new BTI Client Service All-Stars website. More than 16,000 top legal decision makers check out this elite group.

Congratulations to each and every BTI M&A Client Service All-Star.


The MAD Clientist

p.s. You can also learn how the M&A market will continue to grow — and how clients rank law firms in 8 deal segments — and all the new expectations in our just-released report The BTI M&A Outlook 2022.

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