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Band One

Cooley
K&L Gates
Latham & Watkins

McDermott
Sidley Austin

 

 

 

 

Band Two

Arnold & Porter
DLA Piper
Foley & Lardner
Greenberg Traurig
Katten
Reed Smith
Sheppard Mullin
Willkie Farr
Winston & Strawn
White & Case


 

 

 

Band Three

Cozen
Crowell & Moring
Foley Lardner
Jones Day
King & Spalding
Mayer Brown
Morgan Lewis
Polsinelli
Proskauer
Ropes & Gray
Skadden
Seyfarth Shaw
Vedder Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chambers USAIf you're motivated by doing the best work possible, the industry-standard Chambers USA rankings are invaluable. Here are the best firms in Chicago for the most common practice areas, plus the others that define the Chicago market. There are lower bands and many more practice area rankings at chambers.com.

 

Corporate, M&A and private equity

Band 1

 

Band 2

 

Band 3

Ropes & Gray

 

Litigation: general commercial

Band 1

 
 

Band 2

 

Band 3

 Greenberg Traurig
Reed Smith

Banking and finance

Band 1

 

Band 2

Band 3

McDermott
McGuireWoods LLP
Paul Hastings
Winston & Strawn LLP

Intellectual property

Band 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Band 2

Jones Day
Latham & Watkins LLP
McDermott 
Winston & Strawn LLP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Band 3

Crowell & Moring
McAndrews
Morgan Lewis
Jenner & Block LLP
Perkins Coie
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
Rakoczy Molino

Bankruptcy
and
restructuring

Band 1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Band 2

Skadden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Band 3

Arnold & Porter
Vedder Price