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Back to blog January 11, 2021 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Top 10 Law Firms Advising Private Equity Deals in 2020

We used our database of private equity portfolio company transactions to determine the most active law firms advising private equity transactions in 2020….

Top 10 Law Firms Closing Private Equity Deals

  1. Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago, IL)
  2. Latham & Watkins (Los Angeles, CA)
  3. Ropes & Gray (Boston, MA)
  4. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (New York, NY)
  5. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison (New York, NY)
  6. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Los Angeles, CA)
  7. Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (New York, NY)
  8. Winston & Strawn (Chicago, IL)
  9. McDermott Will & Emery(Chicago, IL)
  10. Goodwin Procter (Boston, MA)

It’s worth noting that Kirkland & Ellis, #1 on the list, was so prolific that they advised as many private equity deals as the next five firms combined.