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by Vault Law Editors | June 27, 2012

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Today, Vault.com released its annual Regional Law Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific legal markets—specifically, Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New York City, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Texas and Washington, DC.

Here is a glimpse of those rankings, with a list of the top firm in each region for both this year and last year, as well as a sample of our survey respondents’ views of the firms. Make sure to take a look at our two shake-ups, in the Mid-Atlantic and Washington, DC.

For a full list of Vault’s Regional Rankings, click here.

Atlanta: King & Spalding (last year: King & Spalding)

  • “great arbitration practice,” “well-regarded in the south,” “rock solid”

Boston: Ropes & Gray (last year: Ropes & Gray)

  • “best Boston firm out there,” “smartest lawyers in the business”

Chicago: Kirkland & Ellis (last year: Kirkland & Ellis)

  • “Chicago’s best,” “great clients,” “great compensation,” “outstanding litigators”

Miami: Greenberg Traurig (last year: Greenberg Traurig)

  • “best in Miami,” “amazing real estate department”

Mid-Atlantic: Skadden (last year: Morgan Lewis & Bockius)

  • “cream of the crop,” “great for corporate and bankruptcy,” “legendary”

Midwest: Jones Day (last year: Jones Day)

  • “Ohio roots,” “elite,” “international,” “good litigation group”

New York City: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz (last year: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz)

  • “still the best,” “no true peer firms,” “the gold standard,” “the preeminent law firm”

Northern California: Morrison & Foerster (last year: Morrison & Foerster)

  • “Californian (in a good way),” “fun,” “cool,” “liberal,” “go-to firm for international work in Asia”

Pacific Northwest: Perkins Coie (last year: Perkins Coie)

  • “the elite northwest firm,” “northwest powerhouse,” “great place to work”

Southern California: Gibson Dunn (last year: Gibson Dunn)

  • “L.A. powerhouse,” “strong California firm,” “best partners,” “fantastic litigators”

Texas: Baker Botts (last year: Baker Botts)

  • “the best in Texas,” “top dog in the Houston market,” “energy deal powerhouse”

Washington, DC: Covington & Burling (last year: Williams & Connolly)

  • “DC institution,” “interesting clients and smart associates”

 

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