IFLR1000 is delighted to announce the winners of the second IFLR1000 United States Awards.

The awards celebrate the most innovative, complex and impactful domestic legal work undertaken in the United States in 2020, and the lawyers and law firms that led on it.

The shortlists were the culmination of seven months' research in which the team analysed thousands of transactions and survey responses and interviewed hundreds of lawyers. The categories recognise where firms and lawyers performed exceptionally locally and nationally.

The criteria and methodology for IFLR1000 awards can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all winners and shortlisted firms, without your work the awards would not be possible.

To discuss how we can help promote your achievements, please contact Chris Edouard: chris.edouard@legalmediagroup.com

If you have questions about the research, please contact Ben Naylor: bnaylor@iflr1000.com

An open-access video of the virtual awards ceremony and the full winners’ list can be viewed through the pages below:

 

Deals of the Year

 

Banking

Apollo $4.87 billion ABL credit facilities

  • Latham & Watkins

 


Capital markets: debt 

United Airlines MileagePlus high-yield bond issue

  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Mayer Brown
  • Milbank

 

 

Capital markets: equity 

Palantir Technologies NYSE direct listing

  • Cravath Swaine & Moore
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

 

 

M&A

Charles Schwab $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade

  • Cravath Swaine & Moore
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 


Private equity

Digital Colony Partners/EQT Infrastructure IV Fund $14.3 billion acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 


Project finance

Gilcrease Expressway West PPP $260 million financing

  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood
  • Kutak Rock
  • Mayer Brown

 


Restructuring and insolvency 

Macy's restructuring

  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Mayer Brown

 

 

Firms of the Year

 

Arizona

  • Ballard Spahr

 

California

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Colorado

  • Holland & Hart

 

Connecticut

  • Wiggin & Dana

 

Delaware

  • Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

 

District of Columbia

  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

 

Florida

  • Greenberg Traurig

 

Georgia

  • King & Spalding

 

Illinois

  • Kirkland & Ellis

 

Maryland

  • Cole Schotz

 

Massachusetts

  • Ropes & Gray

 

New Jersey

  • Sills Cummis & Gross

 

New York

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell

 

Ohio

  • Tucker Ellis

 

Pennsylvania

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius

 

Texas

  • Bracewell

 


Lawyers of the Year

 

Banking

  • Alfred Xue - Latham & Watkins

 

Capital markets: debt

  • Jeffrey O’Connor - Kirkland & Ellis

 

Capital markets: equity

  • Nicholas Dorsey - Cravath Swaine & Moore

 

M&A

  • Daniel Wolf - Kirkland & Ellis

 

Private equity

  • David Lieberman - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Project finance

  • Stephanie Wagner - Mayer Brown

 

Restructuring and insolvency

  • George Zobitz - Cravath Swaine & Moore

 


Teams of the Year

 

Banking

  • Milbank

 

Capital markets: debt

  • Kirkland & Ellis

 

Capital markets: equity

  • Davis Polk & Wardwell

 

M&A

  • Cravath Swaine & Moore

 

Private equity

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

 

Project finance

  • Latham & Watkins

 

Restructuring and insolvency

  • Kirkland & Ellis