Press Release

Morgan Lewis Ranked Among Top Global Corporate, Financial Law Firms By IFLR1000

October 08, 2019

NEW YORK, October 8, 2019: Morgan Lewis has earned 42 practice rankings and 100 individual lawyer recognitions in IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2020. 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 eight regions covered by the guide. The firm also earned new rankings in China, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, 100 Morgan Lewis lawyers earned select designations: Market Leader, Highly Regarded, Notable Practitioner, and Rising Star.



  • Financial and Corporate
  • Project Development


  • Project Development: Power



  • M&A – Foreign: Private Equity - Foreign

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: Debt
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Project Development: Foreign
  • Project Development: Project Development
  • Restructuring and Insolvency

United Arab Emirates

  • Capital Markets: Debt
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A

United Kingdom

  • Banking and Finance: Bank Lending: Borrower Side
  • Banking and Finance: Bank Lending: Lender Side
  • Capital Markets: Equity
  • Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization
  • Corporate and M&A: M&A
  • Investment Funds: Real Estate Funds
  • Restructuring and Insolvency: Restructuring: Corporate

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


  • Richard Aldridge: Highly Regarded-State
  • Felipe Alice: Rising Star
  • John Arnholz: Highly Regarded
  • Reed D. Auerbach: Highly Regarded
  • Asem B. Bakenova: Rising Star
  • 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
  • Andrew Budreika: Rising Star-State
  • Tom Cartwright: Highly Regarded
  • Laurie A. Cerveny: Highly Regarded-State
  • Justin W. Chairman: Highly Regarded-State
  • 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
  • Andrew Hamilton: Highly Regarded-State
  • Asa J. Herald: Rising Star
  • Jonathan H. Hines: Highly Regarded
  • Maurice Hoo: Highly Regarded
  • Bruce Johnston: Highly Regarded
  • Matthew P. Joseph: Highly Regarded
  • Howard A. Kenny: Notable Practitioner
  • Ayman A. Khaleq: Highly Regarded
  • John Klauberg: Highly Regarded
  • Theresa Kradjian: Highly Regarded
  • Marc R. Leduc: Rising Star
  • Suet-Fern Lee: Highly Regarded
  • 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
  • Andrew Mariniello: Rising Star-State
  • 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
  • Gina Ng: 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
  • Paul R. St. Lawrence: Rising Star
  • Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr.: Highly Regarded-State
  • Charles A. Sweet: Rising Star
  • Eric Tajcher: Notable Practitioner
  • Stephen C. Tirrell: Rising Star
  • Carl A. Valenstein: Notable Practitioner
  • Ayesha Waheed: Highly Regarded
  • 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