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Vault Law 100

The 2016 Vault Law 100 is here! This year, over 17,000 law associates rated law firms on a scale of 1 to 10 based on prestige. (Associates were not allowed to rate their own firms, and were asked only to rate firms with which they were familiar.)

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Top Ranked

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 8.951 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.920 New York, NY
3 3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.512 New York, NY
4 4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.390 New York, NY
5 5 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.227 New York, NY
6 6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.927 New York, NY
7 9 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.680 Chicago, IL
8 7 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 7.678 New York, NY
9 8 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.658 New York, NY
10 10 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.655 New York, NY
11 11 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.627 Los Angeles, CA
12 13 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 7.454 New York, NY
13 12 Covington & Burling LLP 7.400 Washington, DC
14 14 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.393 New York, NY
15 15 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.346 Los Angeles, CA
16 16 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.250 New York, NY
17 17 Sidley Austin LLP 7.223 Chicago, IL
18 18 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.162 Washington, DC
19 19 Jones Day 7.123 Washington, DC
20 20 White & Case LLP 6.869 New York, NY
21 21 WilmerHale 6.854 Washington, DC
22 23 Morrison & Foerster LLP 6.808 San Francisco, CA
23 22 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.801 Boston, MA
24 26 Paul Hastings LLP 6.563 New York, NY
25 24 Arnold & Porter LLP 6.514 Washington, DC
26 25 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.506 Los Angeles, CA
27 27 Clifford Chance US LLP 6.338 New York, NY
28 31 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 6.259 Los Angeles, CA
29 29 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 6.174 Washington, DC
30 28 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.170 New York, NY
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