Firm

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:

  • Received 2020 Middle Market Award “Restructuring Deal of the Year” by The Deal
  • Received Restructuring Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor
  • Recognized in Yale Law Women’s 15th annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report, being named among the Top Firms for Inclusion Initiatives in 2020
  • Recognized by clients in BTI list of firms going above and beyond in 2020
  • Received Sanctuary Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Award
  • Capital Markets and Securities Litigation practices respectively named 2019 Practice Groups of the Year by Law360
  • LabCorp-Envigo Transaction Named a Cross Border Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor
  • Listed among WomenInc. magazine’s “Top 100 Law Firms for Women”
  • Named in Law360’s Best Firms for Minority Attorneys
  • Named one of Lawyers of Color’s Diversity & Inclusion Leaders
  • Received the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Received the 2019 Pro Bono Award from The Door
  • Named to the BTI Client Service A-Team for Law Firms list, among the top 25% of law firms
  • 2018 ILFR1000 Americas Awards: High Yield Deal of the Year  
  • Named to BTI “Brand Elite” 2018 List
  • Named to Yale’s 2018 Female Friendly Report
  • ACG NY 2018 Law Firm of the Year
  • Tier 1 Ranking U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Rankings by Practice Area:

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

  • Ranked among the top firms for Antitrust-Merger Control practices nationally by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked as Leading Firm for Antitrust Civil Litigation/Class Action Defense practices by The Legal 500 US
  • Recommended in New York by Global Competition Review
  • Ranked among the leading Antitrust practices in the United States by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked “Tier 1” nationally and in New York for Antitrust Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Ranked among New York's leading Antitrust practices by Chambers USA
  • Cahill partner honored as a Thought Leader in Competition 2019 by Who’s Who Legal/Global Competition Review (GCR)
  • Cahill counsel named among “Future Leaders – Competition 2020” by Who’s Who Legal

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

  • Two Cahill partners named Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers by Lawdragon

Capital Markets:

Bank Lending

  • #1 ranked legal advisor to U.S. lead arrangers of Leveraged Loans since 2010 by Refinitiv LPC
  • Ranked among the top 6 Banking & Finance practices in the United States by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the top Bank Lending practices nationwide by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the top Bank Lending practices in the United States by IFLR1000
  • Cahill partner named one of 2020’s Women Leaders - Female Transactional Lawyers by IFLR1000

High Yield Debt: United States

  • #1 ranked legal advisor to High-Yield Debt underwriters since 2005 by Bloomberg
  • Ranked as the sole leading High-Yield Debt practice in the United States by IFLR1000
  • Ranked as the sole leading High-Yield Debt practice for advice to underwriters in The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the top 2 High-Yield Debt practices in the United States by Chambers USA
  • Cahill partner named a 2020 Capital Markets MVP by Law 360

Debt & Equity

  • Ranked consistently as one of the top legal advisors to U.S. underwriters of equity offerings in the legal league tables since 2013 by Bloomberg
  • 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 IFLR1000
  • Ranked among the top Capital Markets: Debt & Equity practices in the United States by The Legal 500 US
  • 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 top High-Yield Debt practices in London by Chambers UK
  • Ranked among the top High-Yield Debt practices in the United Kingdom by IFLR1000
  • Ranked among the top High-Yield Debt practices in the UK by The Legal 500 UK
  • Ranked among the 2 leading High-Yield Debt practices in the world by Chambers

Communications

  • Ranked among the leading practices nationwide in Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the leading practices nationwide in Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked “Tier 1” nationally and in New York for Communications Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Ranked among leading Communications Litigation lawyers by Chambers
  • Named Top Firm by Media Law International

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 nationally by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among leading Corporate Governance Law practices in New York by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Compliance

  • Cahill partner named a 2020 finalist for Compliance Week’s “Excellence in Compliance: Anti-Corruption” Award

Environmental

  • Ranked among New York’s leading Environmental practices by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among leading Environmental Litigation practices nationally and in New York by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Ranked as Leading Environmental (Transactional) practice by The Legal 500 US

First Amendment & Media

  • Ranked among the top 3 Media & Entertainment First Amendment Litigation practices in New York by Chambers USA
  • Ranked "Tier 1" nationally and in New York in First Amendment Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Cahill senior counsel honored with the Lifetime Achievement First Amendment Award by The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation
  • Cahill partner received the 2019 National Press Photographers Association’s First Amendment Award
  • Cahill partner recognized as a 2020 Litigation and Political Activism/First Amendment Rights Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

General Commercial Litigation

  • Recognized among New York’s “Elite” firms for Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the leading General Commercial Disputes practices by The Legal 500 US
  • “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 the United States and in New York for representation of insurers by Chambers USA
  • Ranked among the leading Insurance Litigation practices for representation of insurers nationally by The Legal 500 US

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Ranked “Tier 1” in M&A: Middle-Market ($500M subcategory) by The Legal 500 US
  • LabCorp-Envigo Transaction Named a Cross Border Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor
  • Earned three 2018 Deal of the Year Awards in the Consumer/Retail, Cross Border and Manufacturing/Industrials categories of the ACG Champions Awards
  • Cahill partner named one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine
  • Cahill partner received the 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Award by The M&A Advisor
  • Ranked among the top Mergers & Acquisitions practices in the United States by IFLR1000 

Securities Litigation

  • Securities Litigation practices named among 2019 Practice Groups of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked among New York’s leading Securities Litigation practices by Chambers USA
  • Ranked “Tier 1” in Securities Litigation Defense by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the leading Securities Litigation practices in the United States by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked “Tier 1” nationally and in New York for Securities Litigation by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • Two Cahill partners named among the Top 250 Women in Litigation 2020 by Benchmark Litigation
  • Cahill partner named 2020 Securities Rising Star by Law 360
  • Cahill partner named one of Securities Docket’s Enforcement 40
  • Three partners named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List

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 Legal 500
  • Ranked among the leading Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals practices in the United States by The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the leading White Collar practices in the United States by Benchmark Litigation
  • Cahill partner named a 2019 White Collar MVP by Law360 and named to the 2019 NACD Directorship 100 list
  • Cahill partner named a 2019 White Collar Rising Star by Law360 and a DC Rising Star by the National Law Journal

Q3 2020 U.S. High-Yield Manager Advisers by Volume ($B)

Q3 2020 U.S. Legal Advisers to Lead Arrangers in Leveraged Loans by Volume ($B)