Press Release

IFLR1000 Ranks Morgan Lewis Among Top Global Financial, Corporate Law Firms

November 13, 2018

NEW YORK, November 13, 2018: Morgan Lewis has earned 31 practice rankings and 89 individual lawyer recognitions in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2019. The annual guide ranks the leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers around the world, based on transactional capabilities as well as client and peer feedback.

The firm secured practice rankings across six regions covered by the guide and garnered the highest ranking, Tier 1, in three practice categories. Additionally, 89 Morgan Lewis lawyers earned select designations, including Expert Consultant, Market Leader, Highly Regarded, Notable Practitioner, and Rising Star.



  • Financial and Corporate
  • Project Development


  • Project Development: Power


Hong Kong

  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Corporate and M&A: Private Equity


  • Banking and Finance: Banking
  • Banking and Finance: Project Finance
  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Project Development: Mining
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Project Development: Foreign
  • Restructuring and Insolvency

United Arab Emirates

  • Capital Markets

United States

  • Banking and Finance: Banking
  • Banking and Finance: Project Finance
  • Capital Markets: Derivatives
  • Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Corporate and M&A: Private Equity
  • Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
  • Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds
  • Investment Funds: Registered Funds
  • Project Development: Oil and Gas
  • Project Development: Power
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


  • Felipe Alice: Rising Star
  • John Arnholz: Highly Regarded
  • Reed D. Auerbach: Highly Regarded
  • Asem B. Bakenova: Rising Star
  • Oleg Berger: Expert Consultant
  • Jeannine T. Bishop: Notable Practitioner
  • Gitte J. Blanchet: Notable Practitioner
  • Harlyn Bohensky: Rising Star
  • Patricia F. Brennan: Notable Practitioner
  • Carter Brod: Highly Regarded
  • Steven C. Browne: Notable Practitioner
  • Laurie A. Cerveny: Notable Practitioner
  • Tony Chan: Rising Star
  • Michael A. Chapnick: Highly Regarded
  • Alexey Chertov: Rising Star
  • Steven M. Cohen: Notable Practitioner
  • Michael A. Conza: Notable Practitioner
  • Thomas V. D’Ambrosio: Highly Regarded
  • R. Alec Dawson: Notable Practitioner
  • Timothy B. DeSieno: Notable Practitioner
  • Christopher J. Dlutowski: Rising Star
  • Joshua Dorchak: Rising Star
  • Bradley K. Edmister: Notable Practitioner
  • Frederick F. “Rick” Eisenbiegler: Highly Regarded
  • Charles E. Engros, Jr.: Notable Practitioner
  • Laura E. Flores: Rising Star
  • Julia Frost-Davies: Rising Star
  • Matthew F. Furlong: Notable Practitioner
  • Andrew J. Gallo: Rising Star
  • Mark Geday: Notable Practitioner
  • Thomas P. Giblin, Jr.: Notable Practitioner
  • Sean Graber: Rising Star
  • Asa J. Herald: Rising Star
  • Jonathan H. Hines: Highly Regarded
  • Maurice Hoo: Highly Regarded
  • Amanda Jennings: Notable Practitioner
  • Bruce Johnston: Notable Practitioner
  • Matthew P. Joseph: Highly Regarded
  • Howard A. Kenny: Notable Practitioner
  • Ayman A. Khaleq: Highly Regarded
  • Suet-Fern Lee: Highly Regarded
  • Marc R. Leduc: Rising Star
  • Steve Levitan: Highly Regarded
  • Sin Teck Lim: Highly Regarded
  • Bernard Lui: Highly Regarded
  • Edwin Luk: Highly Regarded
  • Jeffrey S. MacDonald: Rising Star
  • Alexander V. Marchenko: Highly Regarded
  • Grigory Marinichev: Highly Regarded
  • James W. McKenzie, Jr.: Notable Practitioner
  • Christina Edling Melendi: Notable Practitioner
  • Thomas C. Mellor: Rising Star
  • Nicholas Moore: Highly Regarded
  • Jonathan D. Morris: Notable Practitioner
  • Finnbarr D. Murphy: Notable Practitioner
  • Ingrid A. Myers: Notable Practitioner
  • Steven A. Navarro: Notable Practitioner
  • Joo Khin Ng: Highly Regarded
  • Klara A. Nurgaziyeva: Rising Star
  • Daniel I. Papermaster: Notable Practitioner
  • Michael M. Philipp: Highly Regarded
  • David W. Pollak: Notable Practitioner
  • Andrew M. Ray: Notable Practitioner
  • Paul B. Raymond: Rising Star
  • Marc A. Reardon: Highly Regarded
  • Harry T. Robins: Notable Practitioner
  • Robert G. Robison: Notable Practitioner
  • Philip W. Russell: Rising Star
  • Matthew Edward Schernecke: Rising Star
  • Etienne D. Shanon: Notable Practitioner
  • Kevin S. Shmelzer: Notable Practitioner
  • Aset Shyngyssov: Market Leader
  • David A. Sirignano: Notable Practitioner
  • Joanne R. Soslow: Highly Regarded
  • Charles A. Sweet: Rising Star
  • Eric Tajcher: Notable Practitioner
  • Stephen C. Tirrell: Rising Star
  • Carl A. Valenstein: Notable Practitioner
  • Chris Warren-Smith: Highly Regarded
  • Katherine G. Weinstein: Highly Regarded
  • Ian M. Wenniger: Rising Star
  • Jedd H. Wider: Notable Practitioner
  • Mark C. Williams: Highly Regarded
  • Benjamin R. Wills: Notable Practitioner
  • Tomasz Wozniak: Notable Practitioner
  • Iain Wright: Notable Practitioner
  • Wai Ming Yap: Highly Regarded
  • Ning Zhang: Notable Practitioner
  • Brian L. Zimbler: Highly Regarded

Our Beijing and Shanghai offices operate as representative offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis operates through Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which is a separate Hong Kong general partnership registered with The Law Society of Hong Kong as a registered foreign law firm operating in Association with Luk & Partners. Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.