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by Vault Law Editors | November 07, 2008


We saw Hogan & Hartson jump up six spots (from No. 30 to No. 24) in our Law Firm Prestige Rankings in the first survey after former H&H partner John Roberts' ascension to Chief Justice.  In the upper tiers of our rankings, such a move is nearly unheard-of.   I think it is safe to attribute the move to a "Roberts effect." 

It will be interesting to see what sort of "Obama effect" Sidley Austinalready claiming a rarefied spot at No. 15experiences.  Check out this Sidley firmwide email (via RollOnFriday):

From: The Management Committee
Sent: 05 November 2008 14:28
To: +All Firm Personnel
Subject: United States of America - Presidential Election

We congratulate our former colleagues, Barack and Michelle Obama, on the Senator's election as President of the United States.  We also congratulate Senator McCain for his well-fought campaign and are inspired by his decades of service to his country.  The President-elect received the support of many individuals at our firm -- as did Senator McCain.  We wish President-elect Obama all the best as he begins the transition and takes the reins of government in these challenging times.

                                                                       -posted by brian

UPDATE: The ABA Journal asks "Who Isn't a Lawyer on Obama's Transition Team?"


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