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by Vault Law Editors | March 19, 2006


This just in: associate 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):

“So last decade. I don’t understand why it’s still at the top of Vault”

“Overrated, unpresentable, socially awkward"

“something something something DARK SIDE something something COMPLETE”

“Cesspool of miserable people"

über polite to a fault; weird elevator rituals”

                                                                                            -posted by brian

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



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