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by Vault Law Editors | March 06, 2009


This just in: associates love to dish on their peer firms.  As part of our ongoing Law Firm Associate Survey, we ask associates to share their opinions and observations (a/k/a “Buzz”) about firms other than their own. 

It’s obviously more way more fun to trash a competitor than to praise one.  So when it comes to the Buzz quotes we publish as part of a firm’s profile, we are careful to select quotes which are “fair” in the sense of being representative of a major current of respondent opinion.  And “balanced” in that we typically publish four Buzz comments for each firm—two positive and two negative (or, at least, not positive).  Below, in no particular order, is a sampling* of the current Buzz on Vault’s top 5 firms for prestige (at least as the voting now stands):

“Snooty, wears pocket kerchiefs.”

“Uptight buggers.”

“Passive Aggressive City, my interviewer asked me to give them an overview of copyright law, and then describe the holdings of various cases I mentioned. Insane!”

“Frat house, where associates pick up female summers!”

“Evil geniuses. Mouthpieces for management who can feed at troughs filled with shareholder money.”

                                 -posted by brian

*Presented for amusement purposes only and without regard for either fairness or balance


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