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:

  • Go-To Law Firm® for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S., Corporate Counsel 
  • Tier 1 Ranking U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2017
  • 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:

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tier 1 ranking in the United States in M&A ($500M subcategory) by The Legal 500 US
  • 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
Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Recommended in New York by Global Competition Review
  • Recommended in the United States in Antitrust Litigation by Benchmark Litigation
  • Ranked "Tier 1" in New York by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
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 The Legal 500 US
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 UK
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 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
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 Bank Lending practices nationwide by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the top Bank Lending practices in the United States by IFLR1000
  • Recognized as legal advisors to the financing sources in the buyout of El Paso, named the 2013 "Private Equity Deal of the Year" by the International Financial Law Review
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
Securities Litigation
  • Ranked among the leading Securities Litigation practices in the United States by The Legal 500 US
  • 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
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 US
  • 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
Insurance Litigation
  • The Legal 500 Insurance "Team of the Year" in the United States for 2014
  • Ranked among the top 7 Insurance Litigation practices in the United States by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the top 2 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 5 Insurance Litigation practices in the United States for representation of insurers by Chambers USA
First Amendment & Media
  • Named a "Standout" firm by the Financial Times in its North American Innovative Lawyers report 2017 
  • 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
Communications
  • Ranked among the leading practices nationwide in Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the leading transactional communications practices in the United States in Telecoms and Broadcast: Transactional by The Legal 500 US
  • Ranked among the leading practices in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA
  • Ranked "Tier 1" nationally by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
Environmental
  • Ranked among New York’s leading Environmental practices by Chambers USA

Q4 2016 U.S. High Yield Manager Advisors by Volume ($B)