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Rankings

At Andrews Kurth Kenyon, we want clients to have high expectations of us. When we achieve national recognition as a firm, it means we've done our best for our clients. For years, our client work has made industry news. And in recent years, we've had much to be proud of.

Deal count and volume fluctuate based on criteria used by each individual ranking entity.

Date Publication Ranking Industry Practice
May 2017 Houston Business Journal

#1 Largest Houston-Area Tax Law Firm

May 2017 Houston Business Journal

#5 Largest Houston-Area Law Firm

May 2017 Houston Business Journal

#5 Largest Houston-Area Bankruptcy Law Firm

May 2017 The Texas Lawbook

#4 Securities Offering in Texas, by deal count (58), Full Year 2016

May 2017 The Texas Lawbook

Listed in the Top 10 Largest Legal practices in Texas, 2016

May 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Venture Capital Law Firms in the South by deal count (3 deals), Q1 2017

May 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Exit Stage Venture Capital Law Firms by deal count (3 deals), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bond Buyer

#9 Top Bond Counsel (Competitive) by volume ($665.5 million), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bond Buyer

#10 Top Disclosure Counsel (Equal Credit to Each) by volume ($1.037 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#9 Bond Counsel, Competitive Offerings ($665.5 million; 15 issues), Q1 2017

April 2017 PrivateRaise.com® The PIPEs Report League Tables

#16 in PIPE Placement Agent Legal Counsel by number of deals advised, Q1 2017

April 2017 SNL Financial

#2 Energy M&A Adviser, by deal value ($17.4 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#10 Disclosure Counsel ($1.0371 billion; 8 issues), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#10 Disclosure Counsel, Long and Short Term ($1.0371 billion; 8 issues), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review

#20 Legal Advisor, U.S. Small-Cap M&A, Undisclosed Values and Values up to $50 million, by volume (1 deal), Q1 2017

April 2017 SNL Financial

#5 Energy M&A Adviser, by deal count (3), Q1 2017

April 2017 mergermarket M&A League Table of Legal Advisers

#15 Legal Advisor for M&A transactions in the South by value ($17.95 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 IJGlobal

#3 Oil & Gas Top Legal Advisers, by deal count (3 deals), Q1 2017

April 2017 IJGlobal

#5 Oil & Gas Top Legal Advisers, by volume ($3.125 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 IJGlobal

#9 North America Top Legal Advisers, by deal count (3 deals), Q1 2017

April 2017 IJGlobal

#17 Global Top Legal Advisers, by volume ($3.125 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 PlacementTracker PIPE Market League Tables

#8 PIPE Investor Legal Counsel by number of deals (1), Q1 2017

April 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Copyright Practice in the United States, IP Stars

April 2017 The American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard

#3 in Municipal Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel, based on number of issues (206 issues), Full Year 2016

April 2017 The American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard

#8 in Municipal Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel, based on proceeds ($8.745 billion), Full Year 2016

April 2017 Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review

#3 Legal Advisor, U.S. Announced M&A, by Target Industry (Energy & Power), by value ($23.9 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#7 in U.S. Equity Offerings (IPOs), Manager Advisor, by volume ($474 million), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review

#9 Legal Advisor, U.S. M&A, Target Announced, by value ($23.9 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review

#14 Legal Advisor, Completed M&A with any Benelux Involvement, by value ($1.15 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#7 in U.S. Equity Offerings (IPOs), Manager Advisor, by deal count (1 issue), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg M&A Legal Advisory League Tables

#12 in U.S. Announced Deals- Principals ($25.2 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#12 in Global Equity (IPOs), Manager Advisor, by volume ($474 million), Q1 2017

April 2017 Thomson Reuters Mergers & Acquisitions Review

#18 Legal Advisor, Announced M&A with any U.S. Involvement, by value ($23.9 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg M&A Legal Advisory League Tables

#16 in U.S. Announced Deals ($25.3 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#18 in Canada Equity Linked, Issuer Advisor, by volume ($65 million), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg M&A Legal Advisory League Tables

#17 in Global Announced Deals- Principals ($25.2 billion), Q1 2017

April 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#19 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by volume ($598 million), Q1 2017

March 2017 Chambers and Partners Global

Recognized as one of the leading Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) practices in the United States

March 2017 Chambers and Partners Global

Recognized as one of the leading Oil & Gas (Transactional) practices in the United States

March 2017 Chambers and Partners Global

Recognized as one of the leading Oil & Gas (Projects) practices in the United States

March 2017 Chambers and Partners Global

Recognized as one of the leading Renewables & Alternative Energy (Projects) practices in the United States

March 2017 The Texas Lawbook

#6 M&A in Texas, by deal count (48), Full Year 2016

March 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Bio/Life Sciences Practice in the United States, IP Stars

March 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended International Trade Commission Practice in the United States, IP Stars

March 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Patent (Contentious) Practice in the United States, IP Stars

March 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Patent Prosecution Practice in the United States, IP Stars

March 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended PTAB Litigation (USPTO) Practice in the United States, IP Stars

February 2017 mergermarket M&A League Table of Legal Advisers

#12 Legal Advisor for M&A transactions in Texas by volume (24 deals), Full Year 2016

February 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Trademark (Contentious) Practice in the United States, IP Stars

February 2017 Managing Intellectual Property

Recognized as a Recommended Trademark Prosecution Practice in the United States, IP Stars

February 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as the Most Active Venture Capital Law Firm in the South by deal count (29 deals), Full Year 2016

February 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Venture Capital Law Firms in the Software sector by deal count (18 deals), Full Year 2016

February 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Early Stage Venture Capital Law Firms by deal count (17 deals), Full Year 2016

February 2017 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Late Stage Venture Capital Law Firms by deal count (9 deals), Full Year 2016

January 2017 World Trademark Review

Recognized as a Leading Enforcement & Litigation Trademark practice in New York, 2017 WTR 1000

January 2017 World Trademark Review

Recognized as a Leading Prosecution & Strategy Trademark practice in New York, 2017 WTR 1000

January 2017 World Trademark Review

Recognized as a Leading Enforcement & Litigation Trademark practice in Washington, DC, 2017 WTR 1000

January 2017 World Trademark Review

Recognized as a Leading Prosecution & Strategy Trademark practice in Washington, DC, 2017 WTR 1000

January 2017 IJGlobal

#13 North America Top Legal Advisers, by deal count (8 deals), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#8 Underwriter's Counsel ($8.7445 billion; 206 issues), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#8 Underwriter's Counsel, Long and Short Term ($8.7448 billion; 207 issues), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#9 Bond Counsel, Negotiated Offerings ($6.9191 billion; 102 issues), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#17 Disclosure Counsel ($2.8787 billion; 29 issues), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Thomson Reuters Capital Markets Review

#16 Manager Advisor, U.S. Equity and Equity-related, by volume (9 deals), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Bond Buyer

#8 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Equal Credit to Each) by volume ($8.7445 billion), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Bond Buyer

#8 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Full Credit to Each) by volume ($9.2825 billion), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Bond Buyer

#9 Top Bond Counsel (Negotiated) by volume ($6.9101 billion), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Houston Business Journal

#1 Largest Houston-Area Real Estate Law Firm

January 2017 Houston Business Journal

#2 Largest Houston-Area Merger & Acquisition Law Firm

January 2017 Dallas Business Journal

#18 Largest North Texas Law Firm

January 2017 Austin Business Journal

#12 Largest Austin-Area Law Firm

January 2017 PrivateRaise.com® The PIPEs Report League Tables

#8 in PIPE Placement Agent Legal Counsel by number of deals advised, Q4 2016

January 2017 PrivateRaise.com® The PIPEs Report League Tables

#16 in PIPE Issuer Legal Counsel by number of deals advised, Q4 2016

January 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#10 in U.S. Equity Linked, Issuer Advisor, by deal count (1 issue), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#14 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by volume ($2.434 billion), Full Year 2016

January 2017 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#18 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by deal count (10 issues), Full Year 2016

December 2016 Above the Law

Recognized as the Best Firm to Independently Advise a Board of Directors in the West, “The Wild West Elite: The Go-To Law Firms of Texas, Colorado, And Utah”

December 2016 M&A Atlas Awards

Recognized for work on the Balance Point Capital Partners & 4C Capital acquisition of IGeneX, which was selected as the Healthcare Deal of the Year

December 2016 M&A Atlas Awards

Recognized as Energy Law Firm of the Year

November 2016 Benchmark Litigation

Recognized as a Highly Recommended Litigation Practice in Texas

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Banking & Finance Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Energy Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Oil & Gas Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Project Finance Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Public Finance Law practice in the United States

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation practice in the United States (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Copyright Law practice in the United States (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Patent Litigation practice in the United States (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Patent Law practice in the United States (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Appellate practice in Austin

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Antitrust Law practice in Dallas

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Antitrust Litigation practice in Dallas

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Employee Benefit (ERISA) Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Energy Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Information Technology Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Securities Litigation practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Trusts & Estates Litigation practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Mergers & Acquisitions Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Mediation Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Banking & Finance Law practice in Houston and Dallas

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Commercial Litigation practice in Dallas and Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Corporate Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Oil & Gas Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Project Finance Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Public Finance Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Real Estate Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Tax Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Trusts & Estates Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Securities/Capital Markets Law practice in Houston

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Intellectual Property Litigation practice in New York City (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Patent Litigation practice in New York City (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Copyright Law practice in New York City (Kenyon)

November 2016 U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers

Recognized as a Tier 1 Patent Law practice in New York City (Kenyon)

October 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#3 M&A + Securities Offerings in Texas, by deal count (77), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#3 Securities Offering in Texas, by deal count (42), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#4 M&A in Texas, by deal count (35), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 SNL Financial

#6 Energy M&A Adviser, by deal value ($1.7877 billion), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#7 Underwriter's Counsel ($7.0702 billion; 170 issues), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#7 Underwriter's Counsel, Long and Short Term ($7.0705 billion; 171 issues), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#10 Bond Counsel, Negotiated Offerings ($5.0998 billion; 76 issues), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Thomson Reuters Capital Markets Review

#20 Manager Advisor, U.S. Equity and Equity-related, by volume (6 deals), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 mergermarket M&A League Table of Legal Advisers

#14 Legal Advisor for M&A transactions in Texas by volume (31 deals), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Bond Buyer

#7 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Equal Credit to Each) by volume ($7.0702 billion), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Bond Buyer

#8 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Full Credit to Each) by volume ($7.6082 billion), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Bond Buyer

#10 Top Bond Counsel (Negotiated) by volume ($5.0998 billion), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Private Equity Law Firms by deal count (7 deals), Q3 2016

October 2016 PitchBook

Recognized as one of the Most Active Early Stage Venture Capital Law Firms by deal count (3 deals), Q3 2016

October 2016 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#16 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by deal count (7 issues), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#17 in U.S. Equity Offerings (IPOs), Issuer Advisor, by volume ($323 million), Q1-Q3 2016

October 2016 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#19 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by volume ($1,506 million), Q1-Q3 2016

September 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the leading International Banking & Finance practices in Latin America

September 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the leading International Projects & Energy practices in Latin America

September 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for International Arbitration in the United Kingdom

September 2016 Houston Business Journal

#17 Largest Houston-Area IP Law Firm

August 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#4 Securities Offering in Texas, by deal count (23), First Half 2016

August 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#4 M&A + Securities Offerings in Texas, by deal count (44), First Half 2016

August 2016 The Texas Lawbook

#6 M&A in Texas, by deal count (21), First Half 2016

August 2016 The Deal

#6 in Top Law Firms on Out-of-Court Restructuring Deals, Counsel to Distressed Company, First Half 2016

July 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#8 Bond Counsel, Negotiated Offerings ($3.7949 billion; 45 issues), First Half 2016

July 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#8 Underwriter's Counsel ($4.3517 billion; 116 issues), First Half 2016

July 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#8 Underwriter's Counsel, Long and Short Term ($4.352 billion; 117 issues), First Half 2016

July 2016 Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review

#10 Disclosure Counsel ($2.2009 billion; 18 issues), First Half 2016

July 2016 Thomson Reuters Capital Markets Review

#17 Manager Advisor, U.S. Equity and Equity-related, by volume (4 deals), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bond Buyer

#8 Top Bond Counsel (Negotiated) by volume ($3.7949 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bond Buyer

#8 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Equal Credit to Each) by volume ($4.3517 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bond Buyer

#9 Top Underwriter's Counsel (Full Credit to Each) by volume ($4.8591 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bond Buyer

#9 Top Bond Counsel (Full Credit to Each) by volume ($5.2248 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bond Buyer

#10 Top Disclosure Counsel (Equal Credit to Each) by volume ($2.2009 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Corporate News America

Selected for the International IP Excellence Award in Texas for 2016

July 2016 IJGlobal

#9 Oil & Gas Top Legal Advisers, by volume ($1.250 billion), First Half 2016

July 2016 Houston Business Journal

#6 Largest Houston-Area Bankruptcy Law Firm

July 2016 SNL Financial

#10 Energy M&A Adviser, by deal count (3), First Half 2016

July 2016 Bloomberg Legal Advisor League Tables for Capital Markets

#16 in U.S. Equity Offerings, Manager Advisor, by deal count (4 issues), First Half 2016

July 2016 BTI Consulting Group

Recognized as a Leading Core Firm in the Energy Industry

June 2016 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

Recognized as one of the leading Private Wealth Law practices in Texas

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms in the US in 14 practice areas

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for US taxes (Non-Contentious)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Real Estate

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for  TechnologyTransactions

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactions)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Energy (Renewables and Alternative Energy)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas 

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Energy (Regulatory)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Capital Markets Equity Offerings (Advice to Managers)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Capital Markets Equity Offerings (Advice to Issuers)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Capital Markets Debt Offerings (Advice to Issuers)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Project Finance (Advice to Sponsors)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Securities Litigation (Defense)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class action: Toxic Tort (Defense)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Copyright) (Kenyon)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Trademark Litigation) (Kenyon)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Trademarks: Non-Contentious) (Kenyon)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Patent Litigation: Full Coverage) (Kenyon)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Patent Portfolio Management & Licensing) (Kenyon)

June 2016 Legal 500

Recognized as one of the most recommended law firms for Intellectual Property (Patent Prosecution: Including Re-Examination & Post-Grant Proceedings) (Kenyon)

June 2016 The Deal

#15 in Top Law Firms on Private Equity Deals, Q1 2016

June 2016 Texas Lawyer

Represented the Underwriters in the 4th Largest Texas IPO of 2015.

June 2016 Texas Lawyer

Represented the Target in the 2nd Largest Texas Acquisition of 2015.

May 2016 Intellectual Asset Management Magazine

Recognized as a recommended Patent Prosecution, Transactional practice in the Washington, DC Metro Area, Patent 1000, 2016

May 2016 Intellectual Asset Management Magazine

Recognized as a recommended Patent Prosecution, Transactional and Litigation practice in Texas, Patent 1000, 2016

May 2016 Intellectual Asset Management Magazine

Recognized as a recommended Patent Prosecution, Transactional and Litigation practice in New York, Patent 1000, 2016 (Kenyon)