Anonymous User wrote:One of the pervasive issues with this site is the over reliance on Vault and (for law school admission) US News rankings. They both have their place but people need to understand the context in which to apply them. As several have stated in this thread, Vault rankings are really for assessing the strength of NYC corporate practices. For litigation, they are really not that great. For example it's pretty common knowledge that for litigation Paul Weiss isn't just a top 10 firm, it's near the tip top after firms like Williams and Connolly. But for those who are slavish to vault rankings, this might convince you that it is clearly up there with the "V10" firms. If you're going to use Vault as your decision making basis, you might want to use their litigation rankings to do so.
2009 Vault Litigation firm rankings
1. Williams & Connolly LLP 11.78 Washington, DC
2 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 6.96 Chicago, IL
3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 6.16 New York, NY
4 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 4.55 New York, NY
5 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 4.55 New York, NY
6 WilmerHale 4.28 Washington, DC
7 Davis Polk & Wardwell 3.75 New York, NY
8 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 3.21 Los Angeles, CA
10 Covington & Burling LLP 2.95 Washington, DC
9 Arnold & Porter LLP 2.95 Washington, DC
Those rankings are two years old bro.