Law Firm Rankings 2012: Vault Law 100


Davis Polk & Wardwell

Davis Polk & Wardwell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Logo of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Logo of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2012
RANK
2011
RANK
CHANGE FIRM PRESTIGE
SCORE
LOCATION
1 1 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz 9.139 New York, NY
2 2 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.735 New York, NY
3 3 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 8.443 New York, NY
4 4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.430 New York, NY
5 5 Davis Polk & Wardwell 8.121 New York, NY
6 6 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.877 New York, NY
7 7 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.858 New York, NY
8 9 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 7.766 New York, NY
9 11 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 7.496 Chicago, IL
10 10 Covington & Burling LLP 7.382 Washington, DC
11 15 Latham & Watkins LLP 7.335 New York, NY
12 13 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.324 New York, NY
13 12 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 7.177 New York, NY
13 8 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.177 Washington, DC
14 14 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.172 Los Angeles, CA
15 16 Sidley Austin LLP 7.087 Chicago, IL
16 19 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 6.868 Los Angeles, CA
17 23 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 6.842 New York, NY
18 20 White & Case LLP 6.829 New York, NY
19 18 Jones Day 6.826 Washington, DC
20 21 Arnold & Porter LLP 6.692 Washington, DC
21 17 WilmerHale 6.543 Washington, DC
22 24 O’Melveny & Myers LLP 6.537 Los Angeles, CA
23 26 Morrison & Foerster LLP 6.506 San Francisco, CA
24 22 Shearman & Sterling LLP 6.478 New York, NY
25 25 Ropes & Gray LLP 6.473 Boston, MA

2012
RANK
2011
RANK
CHANGE FIRM PRESTIGE
SCORE
LOCATION
26 29 Clifford Chance US LLP 6.367 New York, NY
27 33 Paul Hastings LLP 6.250 New York, NY
28 34 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 6.225 Washington, DC
29 30 Linklaters LLP (US) 6.205 New York, NY
30 31 Mayer Brown 6.166 Chicago, IL
31 36 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 6.098 New York, NY
32 32 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 6.049 New York, NY
33 44 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 6.031 New York, NY
34 27 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 5.964 Los Angeles, CA
35 35 Allen & Overy LLP (US) 5.950 New York, NY
36 39 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 5.939 New York, NY
37 47 Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP 5.870 New York, NY
38 42 Baker Botts L.L.P. 5.799 Houston, TX
39 46 Proskauer Rose LLP 5.792 New York, NY
40 49 Baker & McKenzie LLP 5.777 Chicago, IL
41 48 Goodwin Procter LLP 5.766 Boston, MA
42 38 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (US) 5.754 New York, NY
43 37 Irell & Manella LLP 5.746 Los Angeles, CA
44 41 Winston & Strawn LLP 5.730 Chicago, IL
45 53 DLA Piper 5.726 New York, NY
46 40 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 5.715 New York, NY
47 47 King & Spalding 5.636 Atlanta, GA
47 43 Jenner & Block LLP 5.636 Chicago, IL
48 65 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 5.606 New York, NY
49 56 Bingham McCutchen LLP 5.567 Boston, MA
50 45 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 5.547 Palo Alto, CA

 

2012
RANK
2011
RANK
CHANGE FIRM PRESTIGE
SCORE
LOCATION
51 28 Hogan Lovells 5.539 Washington, DC
52 50 Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. 5.515 Houston, TX
52 54 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 5.515 Philadelphia, PA
53 60 Alston & Bird LLP 5.513 Atlanta, GA
54 57 Dechert LLP 5.505 New York, NY
55 51 Vinson & Elkins LLP 5.451 Houston, TX
56 52 McDermott Will & Emery LLP 5.450 Chicago, IL
57 59 K&L Gates LLP 5.441 Pittsburgh, PA
58 55 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 5.400 New York, NY
59 61 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5.344 Miami, FL
60 58 Cooley LLP 5.223 Palo Alto, CA
61 68 Nixon Peabody LLP 5.123 Boston, MA
62 62 Holland & Knight LLP 5.118 Miami, FL
63 63 Fish & Richardson P.C. 5.091 Boston, MA
64 66 Foley & Lardner LLP 4.968 Milwaukee, WI
65 72 Reed Smith LLP 4.884 Pittsburgh, PA
66 67 Perkins Coie LLP 4.868 Seattle, WA
67 70 Kaye Scholer LLP 4.821 New York, NY
68 76 Bryan Cave LLP 4.776 Saint Louis, MO
69 73 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 4.769 Washington, DC
70 78 Crowell & Moring LLP 4.758 Washington, DC
71 69 Patton Boggs LLP 4.746 Washington, DC
72 80 Arent Fox LLP 4.725 Washington, DC
73 74 Chadbourne & Parke LLP 4.685 New York, NY
74 71 Hunton & Williams LLP 4.550 Washington, DC
75 81 McGuireWoods LLP 4.535 Richmond, VA

2012
RANK
2011
RANK
CHANGE FIRM PRESTIGE
SCORE
LOCATION
76 82 Venable LLP 4.532 Washington, DC
77 86 Baker & Hostetler LLP 4.521 Cleveland, OH
78 79 Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 4.453 New York, NY
79 77 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4.414 Chicago, IL
80 96 Dickstein Shapiro LLP 4.358 Washington, DC
81 91 Blank Rome LLP 4.349 Philadelphia, PA
82 88 Seyfarth Shaw LLP 4.315 Chicago, IL
83 92 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 4.300 Houston, TX
84 85 Locke Lord LLP 4.258 Dallas, TX
85 84 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 4.254 New York, NY
86 87 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 4.241 New York, NY
86 90 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 4.241 New York, NY
87 93 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 4.229 Minneapolis, MN
88 96 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP 4.224 Los Angeles, CA
89 97 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey 4.187 Cleveland, OH
90 89 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 4.177 New York, NY
91 100 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP 4.128 Los Angeles, CA
92 95 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. 4.038 Boston, MA
93 98 Troutman Sanders LLP 4.019 Atlanta, GA
94 83 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 4.011 Washington, DC
95 NR Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3.962 Philadelphia, PA
96 NR Pepper Hamilton LLP 3.947 Philadelphia, PA
97 NR Littler Mendelson P.C. 3.943 San Francisco, CA
98 94 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 3.928 Atlanta, GA
99 NR Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 3.899 New York, NY
100 NR Foley Hoag LLP 3.880 Boston, MA
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