Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Sep 16 2010 | 1:22pm ET
U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges, graduate schools, hospitals and myriad other things. Now, it’s ranking law firms, and 31 have been named the best when it comes to alternative investments.
Twenty-three firms ranked in the first tier for hedge fund and private funds law, and another 16 made that grade in the private equity sphere. Just eight firms earned first-tier honors for both: Cooley, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Goodwin Procter, Ropes & Gray, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Weil Gotshal & Manges.
Another five were ranked as first-tier hedge fund firms and second-tier p.e. firms: Dechert, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Lowenstein Sandler, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and White & Case.
The balance of the hedge fund top tier include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field, Ballard Spahr, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, K&L Gates, Maynard Cooper & Gale, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Proskauer Rose, Schulte Roth & Zabel, Sidley Austin and WilmerHale. Other first-tier private equity law firms were Akerman Senterfitt, Bingham McCutchen, Latham & Watkins, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Fulbright & Jaworski, Holland & Knight, Kirkland & Ellis and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…