DeSPAC Legal Advisors

Advisor credit is shared equally among all advisors on a given deal, as a proportion of the enterprise value of the target company acquired by the SPAC. Firms with multiple advisory roles receive credit for each role.

Rank Advisor Advisor
Credit ($MM)
Total Deal
Volume ($MM)
Deal Count
1 Weil, Gotshal & Manges 13,208.5 27,563.0 4
2 Greenberg Traurig 11,869.5 24,340.0 4
3 Kirkland & Ellis 11,720.5 29,961.4 11
4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 9,178.7 28,201.0 6
5 Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett 6,144.5 12,289.0 4
6 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 4,127.2 15,557.1 4
7 Goodwin Procter 4,002.1 11,873.6 3
8 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 3,175.5 12,702.0 1
9 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 2,972.7 8,348.0 2
10 Latham & Watkins 2,866.8 6,851.0 5
11 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 2,700.0 5,400.0 1
12 White & Case 2,156.1 4,973.6 5
13 Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuve, Franklin & Hachigian 2,147.7 5,643.0 3
14 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 1,851.0 3,702.0 1
15 Cooley 1,843.4 4,117.7 4
16 Cravath Swaine & Moore 1,466.7 4,400.0 1
17 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 1,285.0 2,570.0 1
18 DLA Piper 1,279.5 3,686.0 4
19 Vinson & Elkins 1,101.3 3,906.0 2
20 Mayer Brown 1,047.3 3,744.0 3
21 Graubard Miller 1,046.6 3,332.1 4
22 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo 1,044.0 2,403.3 2
23 Ellenoff Grossman & Schole 953.1 3,108.0 4
24 Ropes & Gray 907.7 1,815.3 2
25 Sullivan & Cromwell 872.2 2,090.0 2
26 Loeb & Loeb 866.1 2,321.3 4
27 Husch Blackwell 751.0 2,855.0 2
28 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 729.8 1,459.5 2
29 Jones Day 603.7 1,207.3 2
30 Davis, Polk & Wardwell 601.0 1,803.0 1
31 Hughes, Hubbard & Reed 542.7 1,628.0 1
32 Ledgewood PC 478.0 956.0 1
33 Sidley Austin 450.0 1,350.0 1
34 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 413.5 827.0 1
35 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 338.7 1,089.8 2
36 Paul Hastings 331.0 993.0 1
37 King & Spalding 325.5 651.0 1
38 Derchert 315.3 630.5 1
39 Cowen 301.8 905.4 1
40 Borden Ladner Gervais 301.0 1,505.0 1
41 Stikeman Elliott 301.0 1,505.0 1
42 Blank Rome 274.9 549.7 1
43 Goldfarb Seligman 258.3 1,033.0 1
44 Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal 258.3 1,033.0 1
45 Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough 231.4 1,122.0 2
46 Proskauer Rose 225.0 450.0 1
47 Rodriguez Wright 196.4 982.0 1
48 Littler Mendelson 196.4 982.0 1
49 EarlyBirdCapital 175.0 525.1 1
50 Katten Muchin Roseman 173.0 692.0 1
51 McDermott, Will & Emery 173.0 692.0 1
52 Addleshaw Goddard 36.9 184.4 1
53 Pinsent Masons 36.9 184.4 1
54 Ogier 36.9 184.4 1
55 Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li 36.9 184.4 1
56 Duane Morris 35.0 140.0 1
57 Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young 35.0 140.0 1