Vault Law 100

The 2014 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

2014 Rank 2013 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.083 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.996 New York, NY
3 4 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.601 New York, NY
4 3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.595 New York, NY
5 5 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.208 New York, NY
6 6 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.968 New York, NY
7 7 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.927 New York, NY
8 8 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 7.817 New York, NY
9 9 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.714 Chicago, IL
10 10 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.690 New York, NY
11 11 Covington & Burling LLP 7.576 Washington, DC
12 12 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.559 Los Angeles, CA
13 13 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.419 New York, NY
14 14 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.393 New York, NY
15 20 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 7.382 New York, NY
16 16 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.308 Washington, DC
17 18 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 7.304 Los Angeles, CA
18 15 Sidley Austin LLP 7.251 Chicago, IL
19 19 Jones Day 7.111 Washington, DC
20 17 White & Case LLP 7.105 New York, NY
21 21 WilmerHale 6.936 Washington, DC
22 22 Arnold & Porter LLP 6.812 Washington, DC
23 25 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.679 Boston, MA
24 24 Morrison & Foerster LLP 6.676 San Francisco, CA
25 24 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 6.620 Los Angeles, CA
26 26 Clifford Chance US LLP 6.607 New York, NY
27 23 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.587 New York, NY
28 29 Paul Hastings LLP 6.472 New York, NY
29 27 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 6.354 Washington, DC
30 30 Mayer Brown LLP 6.300 Chicago, IL
31 28 Linklaters LLP (US) 6.271 New York, NY
32 34 Baker & McKenzie 6.226 Chicago, IL
33 35 Allen & Overy LLP 6.182 New York, NY
34 38 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 6.178 Los Angeles, CA
35 31 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 6.134 New York, NY
36 32 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 6.115 New York, NY
37 36 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 6.109 New York, NY
38 37 Proskauer Rose LLP 6.104 New York, NY
39 33 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 6.079 New York, NY
40 41 Hogan Lovells US LLP 6.055 Washington, DC
41 39 DLA Piper 6.047 New York, NY
42 43 Baker Botts LLP 6.027 Houston, TX
43 40 Goodwin Procter LLP 5.998 Boston, MA
44 42 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 5.927 New York, NY
45 52 K&L Gates LLP 5.920 Pittsburgh, PA
46 48 King & Spalding 5.874 Atlanta, GA
47 44 Irell & Manella LLP 5.854 Los Angeles, CA
48 49 Norton Rose Fulbright 5.813 Houston, TX
48 46 Winston & Strawn LLP 5.813 Chicago, IL
49 45 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 5.788 New York, NY
50 51 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.781 Philadelphia, PA
51 56 Bingham McCutchen LLP 5.743 Boston, MA
52 54 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 5.725 New York, NY
53 50 Dechert LLP 5.721 New York, NY
54 55 Jenner & Block LLP 5.714 Chicago, IL
54 47 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 5.714 Palo Alto, CA
55 61 Cooley LLP 5.699 Palo Alto, CA
56 53 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 5.665 Chicago, IL
57 57 Vinson & Elkins LLP 5.652 Houston, TX
58 60 Alston & Bird LLP 5.645 Atlanta, GA
59 58 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5.560 Miami, FL
60 59 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5.428 New York, NY
61 63 Holland & Knight LLP 5.357 Miami, FL
62 65 Fish & Richardson P.C. 5.285 Boston, MA
63 68 Baker & Hostetler LLP 5.268 Cleveland, OH
64 66 Reed Smith LLP 5.244 Pittsburgh, PA
65 67 Perkins Coie LLP 5.215 Seattle, WA
66 62 Nixon Peabody LLP 5.203 Boston, MA
67 64 Crowell & Moring LLP 5.157 Washington, DC
68 69 Foley & Lardner LLP 5.079 Milwaukee, WI
69 71 Kaye Scholer LLP 5.076 New York, NY
70 73 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 4.975 Washington, DC
71 70 Squire Patton Boggs LLP 4.961 Washington, DC
72 72 Bryan Cave LLP 4.957 Saint Louis, MO
73 75 Chadbourne & Parke LLP 4.925 New York, NY
74 74 Hunton & Williams LLP 4.869 Washington, DC
75 76 Arent Fox LLP 4.779 Washington, DC
76 78 McGuireWoods LLP 4.772 Richmond, VA
77 83 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4.673 Chicago, IL
78 79 Venable LLP 4.623 Washington, DC
79 80 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 4.593 New York, NY
80 77 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 4.591 New York, NY
81 84 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4.582 Houston, TX
82 94 Fenwick & West LLP 4.512 Mountain View, CA
83 86 Blank Rome LLP 4.496 Philadelphia, PA
84 82 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 4.495 New York, NY
85 85 Seyfarth Shaw LLP 4.489 Chicago, IL
86 92 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4.442 Los Angeles, CA
87 87 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 4.386 Minneapolis, MN
88 81 Dickstein Shapiro LLP 4.370 Washington, DC
89 89 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 4.316 Los Angeles, CA
90 93 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 4.310 Washington, DC
91 96 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4.307 Philadelphia, PA
92 100 Locke Lord LLP 4.275 Dallas, TX
93 NR Dentons 4.273 New York, NY
93 91 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4.273 Boston, MA
94 88 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 4.265 New York, NY
95 99 Pepper Hamilton LLP 4.222 Philadelphia, PA
96 90 Squire Sanders 4.209 Cleveland, OH
97 NR Troutman Sanders LLP 4.156 Atlanta, GA
98 NR Haynes and Boone, LLP 4.154 Dallas, TX
99 NR Duane Morris LLP 4.140 Philadelphia, PA
100 95 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 4.117 New York, NY
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