Most Active Mid-Market Law Firms by Volume     Most Active Mid-Market Law Firms by Value ($bil)    
           
Law Firm Number of
Deals
  Law Firm Value ($bil)  
           
Latham & Watkins 79   Kirkland & Ellis 27.3  
Jones Day 78   Skadden 22.5  
Kirkland & Ellis 72   Latham & Watkins 22.1  
Skadden 52   Jones Day 18.5  
Baker & McKenzie 37   Weil Gotshal & Manges 16.8  
Cooley LLP 36   Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 13.7  
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 36   Davis Polk & Wardwell 11.4  
Goodwin Procter LLP 35   Ropes & Gray 10.8  
Weil Gotshal & Manges 34   White & Case LLP 10.6  
Davis Polk & Wardwell 34   Vinson & Elkins LLP 10.6  
DLA Piper LLP 33   Baker & McKenzie 10.0  
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 32   Shearman & Sterling LLP 9.0  
Norton Rose Fulbright 31   Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 8.3  
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 31   Sullivan & Cromwell 8.2  
Vinson & Elkins LLP 30   Cooley LLP 8.0  
Ropes & Gray 29   Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 7.9  
White & Case LLP 29   Paul, Weiss 7.9  
Fenwick & West LLP 28   Morgan Lewis & Bockius 7.8  
Morgan Lewis & Bockius 27   Willkie Farr & Gallagher 7.7  
Sidley Austin LLP 26   Sidley Austin LLP 7.6  
O'Melveny & Myers 26   Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 7.3  
Bryan Cave LLP 25   Goodwin Procter LLP 7.3  
Sullivan & Cromwell 25   Debevoise & Plimpton 7.2  
Shearman & Sterling LLP 24   Cravath, Swaine & Moore 7.1  
Squire Patton Boggs LLP 23   Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson 6.8  
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 23   Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 6.7  
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld 23   Norton Rose Fulbright 6.6  
Dorsey & Whitney LLP 22   Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 6.2  
Greenberg Traurig 22   O'Melveny & Myers 6.2  
Paul, Weiss 22   Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld 6.1  
Stikeman Elliott 21   DLA Piper LLP 6.0  
Bracewell & Giuliani 21   Greenberg Traurig 5.9  
K&L Gates 21   Bracewell & Giuliani 5.8  
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson 21   Fenwick & West LLP 5.5  
Manatt Phelps & Phillips 20   Blake Cassels & Graydon 5.2  
Morrison & Foerster 20   Paul Hastings 4.9  
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 20   Dechert 4.9  
Paul Hastings 19   Linklaters 4.7  
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 17   Stikeman Elliott 4.6  
Covington & Burling 16   K&L Gates 4.6  
Proskauer Rose LLP 16   Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP 4.5  
Blake Cassels & Graydon 16   Mayer Brown LLP 4.4  
Winston & Strawn 15   Morrison & Foerster 4.4  
Dechert 15   Andrews Kurth LLP 4.1  
Debevoise & Plimpton 15   Herbert Smith Freehills 4.1  
Mayer Brown LLP 15   Squire Patton Boggs LLP 4.0  
Hunton & Williams 15   Hogan Lovells 4.0  
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 14   Dorsey & Whitney LLP 3.9  
Hogan Lovells 14   Covington & Burling 3.9  
Arnold & Porter 13   Winston & Strawn 3.7  
           
Source: Thomson Reuters          

Editor's Note: To measure activity in the middle market, Mergers & Acquisitions looks at transactions that fulfill several requirements: Deals must have a value of roughly $1 billion or less; they must be completed (not just announced) within the timeframe designated; and they must include at least one U.S. company in the role of buyer and/or seller. Excluded from our charts are: recapitalizations; self-tenders; exchange offers; repurchases; stake purchases; and transactions with undisclosed values, buyers or sellers. Our data provider is Thomson Reuters, which updates its databases continuously. We use the data available at press time. For this article, data was collected on Dec. 31, 2014.

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