NYSE Governance Services and FTI Consulting Announce 17th Annual Corporate Law Firms Rankings


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates received the top ranking, a position it has held since the first survey in 2001. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and King & Spalding both made their debuts on the rankings this year.

Americas Best Corporate Law Firms reflects the views of nearly 500 participating directors and general counsel of publicly traded companies. Conducted from December 2016 to March 2017, the survey asks directors and general counsel of U.S. publicly traded companies to select the firms they would most like to represent them in a variety of corporate legal matters. The results are featured each year in the second quarter issue of Corporate Board Member magazine.

We at FTI Consulting applaud each and every one of the law firms recognized for the industry-leading service they provide, said Neal Hochberg, Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. Trusted legal counsel is crucial in todays complex business environment, and these firms are known for their dedication, commitment and hard work on behalf of clients.

2017 Americas Best Corporate Law Firms

1. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
2. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
3. Jones Day
4. Latham & Watkins LLP
5. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
6. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
7. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
8. Kirkland & Ellis LLP
9. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
10. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
11. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
12. Sidley Austin LLP
13. Baker McKenzie
14. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
15. DLA Piper
16. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
17. Shearman & Sterling LLP
TIE 18. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
20. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
21. Covington & Burling LLP
22. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
23. Cooley LLP
24. King & Spalding
25. Morrison & Foerster LLP

About NYSE Governance Services
NYSE Governance Services (nyse.com/governance) is the leading governance, compliance and education solutions provider for companies and their boards of directors. Through a complete set of technology-enabled and data-driven solutions designed to address compliance, accountability and risk management, NYSE Governance Services helps companies comprehensively build a culture of integrity from employee to board level.

About NYSE Group
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. The equity exchanges the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE MKT and NYSE Arca trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are leading equity options exchanges.

About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange operates the leading network of global futures and equity exchanges and provides world class clearing, data and listing services across many markets. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading. Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange, Interactive Data, and Trayport. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at intercontinentalexchange.com/terms-of-use Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Statements in this press release regarding ICEs business that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICEs Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICEs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as filed with the SEC on February 4, 2016.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (fticonsulting.com) is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 29 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2016.

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