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Practice Overview

Corporate

From the construction of the American railroads in the nineteenth century to the launch of global media companies in the twenty‑first, Cravath has been at the center of many of the world’s most important transactions. The hallmark of our corporate practice is our ability to bring together all of the Firm’s disciplines in an integrated and collaborative approach.

Cravath’s distinctive and rigorous system of training enables our lawyers to develop experience in a diverse range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, banking and credit, capital markets, corporate governance and board advisory, intellectual property and financial restructuring and reorganization. Our generalist training and internal cohesion allow us to draw upon a unique depth of corporate expertise in a highly efficient and effective way, delivering exceptional value to our clients.

Clients including British American Tobacco, Disney, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase and Mylan have called upon Cravath for their corporate matters. Our counsel extends to helping companies, boards and executives navigate the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies and trends, such as blockchain and financial technology; artificial intelligence; environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations; and other shareholder engagement.

Our Corporate Department is a seven‑time winner of the Chambers USA Award for Excellence. The Financial Times named Cravath the “Most Innovative Law Firm for Legal Expertise” in its 2018 North America Innovative Lawyers report, noting that the Firm “stood out for its persistence and ability to help define industries.” We have earned repeated praise from clients and the market:

  • “Cravath is a member of a very small group of firms at the tip top of the legal community with expertise in every major facet of the law, including capital markets, litigation, general corporate, and M&A. It is a premier firm with an impeccable worldwide reputation. Their attorneys treat every matter in a first-class manner and their advice and legal knowledge is second to none.” U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • “Every time I work with them, I feel like I’m their favorite client, which is exactly how it should be.” Chambers USA
  • “They really are outstanding. They are very attentive to the clients’ needs and up to date on all the latest issues. They are very well informed and know what it takes in these big transactions.” Chambers USA
  • “Their judgments always seemed to be the perfect balance of knowledge of the law, experience in deal‑making and general business wisdom. They were tough when needed and flexible when needed.” Chambers USA
  • “One of Cravath’s strengths is that when you have something complicated and hard, they’re willing to engage and think it out. If there’s a hard issue, I know Cravath’s lawyers are going to understand it.” IFLR1000
  • “They give the best and most succinct advice. They have a fantastic reputation because they train their juniors so well and their seniors are exceptional.” Chambers USA
  • “Cravath is a signature name and leading U.S. firm at the top of the rankings across many practice areas. Few firms can match Cravath for both breadth and expertise, making it a true industry leader.” IFLR1000