For the first time ever, the IFLR1000 - the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms, is ranking US law firms at a state level, embodying our commitment to unrivalled coverage of the business of financial and corporate law.

The IFLR1000 has been in the market since 1987. Since our inception, we have distinguished ourselves in the eyes of law firms and in-house counsel for our exclusive and in-depth focus on financial and corporate law. This focus is exemplified through the recently launched IFLR1000 Deal Data, a fully searchable online database of significant legal transactions from over 120 countries.

While we’ve always covered the United States in our guides, we’ve only done so at the national level in the past. As a publication that prides itself on its in-depth coverage of transactional legal markets, we felt the time was right for a more in-depth look at the individual state markets in the United States. IFLR1000 United States provides rankings and insight into the top financial and corporate law firms in locations as diverse as North Carolina, Minnesota and Washington.

During the research process our team conducted interviews with, and studied the deal case studies of, hundreds of law firms across the country to help determine the rankings. We also reached out to the clients of these law firms to get their unique perspective on their work. Our research team also took the time to visit several of the states featured in this guide including Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Pennsylvania to name but a few.

This guide contains rankings for 25 key state jurisdictions. Rankings are primarily based on transactional evidence and client and peer feedback. Categories include our core practice areas of: banking, capital markets, M&A and restructuring and insolvency. All firms who are ranked in a state have an office in that state.

Additionally, we have also compiled a list of the top attorneys in the country, with rankings split between national level and state level. The attorneys ranked on a national level were drawn from our main international research process.

With IFLR1000 United States, we can now begin to give these law firms and attorneys the coverage they deserve. Our deepest gratitude to the firms and clients who took part in our research process, and we look forward to next year’s research.


Some of the featured firms include:

Calfee Halter & Griswold

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Dorsey & Whitney

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Garvey Schubert Barer

Greenspoon Marder

Moore & Van Allen

Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Porter Hedges

Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson

Thompson Hine

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz