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Awards and Recognition

The work we do for our clients routinely earns both awards and significant rankings throughout the world. We are proud of the reputation we have earned for client service, legal excellence and the ability to master complex challenges. Cahill is consistently recognized by clients, peers and the most respected legal journals and industry-specific publications for premier client service and exceptional lawyering. This is in part reflected by the fact that three-quarters of our partners have also been named leaders in their areas of practice.

Recent Award Highlights:

  • 2018 ILFR1000 Americas Awards: High Yield Deal of the Year  
  • Named to Corporate Counsel’s 2017 “The 10 Firms Most Used By Finance and Insurance Companies”
  • Named to BTI “Brand Elite” 2018 List
  • Named to Yale’s 2018 Female Friendly Report
  • ACG NY 2018 Law Firm of the Year
  • Named in Law360 Best Firms for Minority Attorneys
  • Tier 1 Ranking U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • Named a "Standout” law firm by the Financial Times in its North American Innovative Lawyers Awards 2016
  • Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S., Corporate Counsel 2015
  • The Legal 500 US Debt Capital Markets "Team of the Year" for 2015
  • Chambers USA "Insurance Team of the Year" for 2015
  • Top 10 "FCPA Powerhouse" law firm, Law360
  • Practical Law Company Panel Firm in Finance

Rankings by Practice Area:

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

  • Recommended in New York by Global Competition Review
  • Recommended by The Legal 500
  • Recommended in the United Stated in Antitrust Litigation by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked "Tier 1" in New York by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Capital Markets:

Bank Lending

  • #1 ranked legal advisor to U.S. lead arrangers of Leveraged Loans since 2010 by Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked among the top 4 Banking & Finance practices in the United States by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the top Banking Lending practices nationwide by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the top Bank Lending practices in the United States by IFLR1000

Debt & Equity

  • #3 ranked legal advisor to U.S. underwriters of equity offerings in the legal league tables since 2013 by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked among the top Capital Markets: Debt & Equity practices in the United States by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the top Capital Markets: Debt & Equity practices in the United States by IFLR 1000
  • Ranked among the top Capital Markets: Debt & Equity practices in the United States by The Legal 500
  • Ranked "Tier 1" nationally and in New York in Securities/Capital Markets Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

High Yield Debt: London / International

  • Ranked among the 2 leading High Yield Debt practices in the world by Chambers Global
  • Ranked among the top High Yield Debt practices in the United Kingdom by IFLR1000
  • Ranked among the top High Yield Debt practices in London by Chambers UK
  • Ranked among the top High Yield Debt practices in the United Kingdom by The Legal 500

High Yield Debt: United States

  • #1 ranked legal advisor to High Yield Debt underwriters since 2005 by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked as the sole leading High Yield Debt practice in the United States by Chambers USA
  • Ranked as the sole leading High Yield Debt practice in the United States by IFLR1000
  • Ranked as the sole leading High Yield Debt practice in the United States by The Legal 500

Communications

  • Ranked among the leading practices nationwide in Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the leading transactional communications practices in the United States in Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among leading practices in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA
  • Ranked “Tier 1” nationally by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Corporate Governance & Investigations

  • Ranked among New York’s leading White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations practices by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the leading White-Collar Criminal Defense practices in the United States by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the leading practices in the United States in White-Collar Crime by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked “Tier 2” in New York for Corporate Compliance Law and Criminal Defense: White-Collar by U.S. News – Best Lawyers
  • Ranked among Washington, D.C.’s leading practices in Financial Services Regulation Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Environmental

  • Ranked among New York’s leading Environmental practices by Chambers USA

First Amendment & Media

  • Ranked among the top 3 Media & Entertainment Litigation practices in New York by Chambers USA
  • Ranked “Tier 1” nationally and in New York by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

General Commercial Litigation

  • Recognized among New York's "Elite" firms for Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA
  • "Highly Recommended" firm in New York in Commercial Litigation by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked "Tier 1" nationally and in New York for Commercial Litigation and Appellate Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Insurance Litigation

  • Ranked among the top Insurance Litigation practices in New York by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the top 4 Insurance Litigation practices in the United States by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked among the top 6 Insurance Litigation practices in the United States for representation of insurers by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the top 7 Insurance Litigation practices in the United States by The Legal 500
  • The Legal 500 Insurance “Team of the Year” in the United Stated for 2014

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Tier 1 ranking in the United States in M&A ($500M subcategory) by The Legal 500
  • Earned three 2018 Deal of the Year Awards in the Consumer/Retail, Cross Border and Manufacturing/Industrials categories of the ACG Champions Awards
  • 2016 M&A Global Deal of the Year: Europe Award, The American Lawyer, for Cahill's work in the combination that created the world's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues
  • The M&A Advisor Turnaround Award recognizing Cahill for the firm's role in the sale of Oreck during their Chapter 11 cases 2014

Securities Litigation

  • Ranked among the leading Securities Litigation practices in the United States by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the leading Securities Litigation practices by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked among New York’s leading Securities Litigation practices by Chambers USA
  • Ranked "Tier 1" nationally and in New York by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Tax

  • Ranked among New York’s leading Tax practices by Chambers USA

White Collar

  • Ranked among New York’s leading White Collar practices by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the leading Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates practices in the United States by The Legal500
  • Ranked among the leading Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals practices in the United States by The Legal 500

H1 2018 U.S. High Yield Manager Advisors by Volume ($B)

H1 2018 U.S. Lead Arrangers in Leveraged Loans by Volume ($B)