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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deal, TheStreet's (NASDAQ: TST) institutional business, announced the results of their quarterly rankings of the top firms and professionals involved in active bankruptcy cases for the second quarter of 2014. Starting with this quarter, data collected will capture only active restructuring work on ongoing U.S. and Canadian cases.

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"While the total number of restructurings continued to trend down in the second quarter, we saw some interesting activity in the energy sector," reported Anders Melin, Senior Editorial Research Coordinator for The Deal. "The common denominator for several of the larger cases is coal. As the debate on global warming grows louder, coal-based electricity generation is increasingly falling out of favor, and experts tell us that we will likely see more restructurings in that sector over the next few years, which will make an imprint on the bankruptcy league tables."

League Table highlights:

  • Top law firms were Saul Ewing LLP with $1,091.8 billion in liabilities; Vedder Price PC with $1,072.7 billion in liabilities; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP with $1,053.7 billion in liabilities; Duane Morris LLP with $979.8 billion in liabilities and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP with $970.1 billion in liabilities.
  • Amongst lawyers, Michael Schein (Vedder Price PC) held on to his top ranking from Q2 through Q1 2014, followed by Richard Hahn (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP) maintaining his ranking from Q1 2014, Douglas Rosner (Goulston & Storrs PC), Andrew Gottfried (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) and Scott Davidson (King & Spalding LLP).  
  • For investment banks, the top two banks held on to their positions from Q1 2014. Blackstone Group LP maintained its lead with $786.2 billion in liabilities and Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC came in second with $674.3 billion in liabilities. They were followed by Jefferies LLC with $106.4 billion in liabilities, Centerview Partners LLC with $65.0 billion in liabilities and Peter J. Solomon Co. with $54.4 billion in liabilities.
  • The top three investment bankers held onto their rankings from Q1 with Timothy Coleman (Blackstone Group LP) in the lead, followed by Stuart Erickson (Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC) and Leon Szlezinger (Jefferies LLC). Steven Zelin (Blackstone Group LP) ranked fourth and Richard Klein (Jefferies LLC) and Robert White (Jefferies LLC) tied for the fifth place spot in the rankings.

The full suite of rankings is available now on The Deal Pipeline, the transaction information service powered by The Deal's newsroom and the full report is also available online.

About The Deal's Bankruptcy League Tables
The Deal's Bankruptcy League Tables are the industry's only league tables focused solely on active bankruptcy cases. The Bankruptcy League Tables by volume involve only active U.S. bankruptcy cases of debtors with liabilities of $10 million or more. The rankings are based on the aggregation of those liability values. The table reflects the number of active cases fitting that criteria and may not characterize the total number of active cases. Firms and professionals only get one credit for each active case, not each active assignment. The Bankruptcy League Tables by number involve U.S. and Canadian bankruptcy cases irrespective of debtor asset size. Professionals receive credit for multiple assignments on one case.

About The Deal
The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, has been serving corporate dealmakers, advisers and institutional investors the most sophisticated analysis of the deal economy since 1999. Our transaction information service, The Deal Pipeline, is powered by a newsroom of senior journalists who offer proprietary research and reporting across M&A, bankruptcies, auctions and financings. It includes a breaking news service, First Take; daily and weekly sector newsletters; The Daily Deal, a 2x daily report of the day's top stories; a research center with over a decade's worth of intelligence and a database of over 100,000 deals; and an iPad app. Our marketing & media services group produces the industry's leading forecasting event, The Deal Economy, held annually in New York City in addition to industry webcasts and integrated marketing programs. For more information, visit

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