Most Active Law Firms

Here are the law firms that completed the most deals in 2012, with Skadden and DLA Piper among the top five. See who grabbed the top spot:

Legal - Most Active by Number   
Announced and Completed  
FirmNo. of
Value ($bil)
Jones Day283121.1
Kirkland & Ellis269142.2
Latham & Watkins240278.5
DLA Piper18935.4
Weil Gotshal & Manges138219.6
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett130257.9
Sullivan & Cromwell113258.9
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati10215.1
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher102128.6
Vinson & Elkins LLP9697.3
Morrison & Foerster9190.4
Davis Polk & Wardwell90143.3
Shearman & Sterling LLP89135.5
Baker & McKenzie8931.4
Paul, Weiss8881.0
Bryan Cave LLP876.2
Paul Hastings8614.9
Morgan Lewis & Bockius8641.5
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz86309.0

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