Vault Law 100

The 2015 Vault Law 100 is here! This year, nearly 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

2015 Rank 2014 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 8.982 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.961 New York, NY
3 4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.489 New York, NY
4 3 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.483 New York, NY
5 5 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.127 New York, NY
6 7 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.793 New York, NY
7 8 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 7.722 New York, NY
8 6 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.691 New York, NY
9 9 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.661 Chicago, IL
10 10 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.636 New York, NY
11 12 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.583 Los Angeles, CA
12 11 Covington & Burling LLP 7.424 Washington, DC
13 15 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 7.356 New York, NY
14 14 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.321 New York, NY
15 17 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.295 Los Angeles, CA
16 13 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.263 New York, NY
17 18 Sidley Austin LLP 7.225 Chicago, IL
18 16 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.141 Washington, DC
19 19 Jones Day 7.106 Washington, DC
20 20 White & Case LLP 6.938 New York, NY
21 21 WilmerHale 6.844 Washington, DC
22 23 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.693 Boston, MA
23 24 Morrison & Foerster LLP 6.643 San Francisco, CA
24 22 Arnold & Porter LLP 6.636 Washington, DC
25 25 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.520 Los Angeles, CA
26 28 Paul Hastings LLP 6.434 New York, NY
27 26 Clifford Chance US LLP 6.354 New York, NY
28 27 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.315 New York, NY
29 29 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 6.203 Washington, DC
30 32 Baker & McKenzie 6.159 Chicago, IL
31 34 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 6.115 Los Angeles, CA
32 38 Proskauer Rose LLP 6.099 New York, NY
33 30 Mayer Brown LLP 6.093 Chicago, IL
34 35 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 6.049 New York, NY
35 40 Hogan Lovells US LLP 6.047 Washington, DC
36 36 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 6.046 New York, NY
37 31 Linklaters LLP (US) 6.032 New York, NY
38 43 Goodwin Procter LLP 5.989 Boston, MA
39 37 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 5.969 New York, NY
40 33 Allen & Overy LLP 5.966 New York, NY
41 39 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 5.950 New York, NY
42 41 DLA Piper 5.907 New York, NY
43 42 Baker Botts LLP 5.875 Houston, TX
44 45 K&L Gates LLP 5.818 Pittsburgh, PA
45 55 Cooley LLP 5.813 Palo Alto, CA
46 47 Irell & Manella LLP 5.725 Los Angeles, CA
47 52 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 5.724 New York, NY
48 44 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 5.679 New York, NY
49 46 King & Spalding 5.677 Atlanta, GA
49 49 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 5.677 New York, NY
49 48 Winston & Strawn LLP 5.677 Chicago, IL
50 50 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.670 Philadelphia, PA
51 54 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 5.651 Palo Alto, CA
52 53 Dechert LLP 5.636 New York, NY
53 54 Jenner & Block LLP 5.620 Chicago, IL
54 51 Bingham McCutchen LLP 5.575 Boston, MA
55 56 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 5.530 Chicago, IL
56 58 Alston & Bird LLP 5.520 Atlanta, GA
57 59 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5.482 Miami, FL
58 57 Vinson & Elkins LLP 5.450 Houston, TX
59 65 Perkins Coie LLP 5.264 Seattle, WA
60 60 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5.241 New York, NY
61 61 Holland & Knight LLP 5.236 Miami, FL
62 64 Reed Smith LLP 5.191 Pittsburgh, PA
63 63 Baker & Hostetler LLP 5.146 Cleveland, OH
64 62 Fish & Richardson P.C. 5.129 Boston, MA
65 67 Crowell & Moring LLP 5.113 Washington, DC
66 66 Nixon Peabody LLP 5.043 Boston, MA
67 68 Foley & Lardner LLP 4.958 Milwaukee, WI
68 69 Kaye Scholer LLP 4.953 New York, NY
69 70 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 4.911 Washington, DC
70 72 Bryan Cave LLP 4.860 Saint Louis, MO
71 71 Squire Patton Boggs LLP 4.848 Washington, DC
72 73 Chadbourne & Parke LLP 4.768 New York, NY
73 74 Hunton & Williams LLP 4.744 Washington, DC
74 75 Arent Fox LLP 4.721 Washington, DC
75 76 McGuireWoods LLP 4.680 Richmond, VA
76 79 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 4.665 New York, NY
77 78 Venable LLP 4.621 Washington, DC
78 81 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4.602 Houston, TX
79 80 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 4.578 New York, NY
80 77 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4.572 Chicago, IL
81 82 Fenwick & West LLP 4.531 Mountain View, CA
82 85 Seyfarth Shaw LLP 4.474 Chicago, IL
83 86 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP 4.414 Los Angeles, CA
84 84 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 4.401 New York, NY
85 83 Blank Rome LLP 4.395 Philadelphia, PA
86 92 Locke Lord LLP 4.321 Dallas, TX
87 48 Norton Rose Fulbright 4.310 Houston, TX
88 93 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. 4.297 Boston, MA
89 93 Dentons 4.248 New York, NY
90 94 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 4.222 New York, NY
91 99 Duane Morris LLP 4.218 Philadelphia, PA
92 90 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 4.217 Washington, DC
93 91 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4.213 Philadelphia, PA
94 87 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 4.196 Minneapolis, MN
95 96 Squire Sanders 4.192 Cleveland, OH
96 89 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 4.184 Los Angeles, CA
97 95 Pepper Hamilton LLP 4.181 Philadelphia, PA
98 NR Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP 4.152 New York, NY
99 98 Haynes and Boone, LLP 4.147 Dallas, TX
100 100 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 4.129 New York, NY
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