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Denlaw123

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Vault Rankings

Postby Denlaw123 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:49 am

How important are Vault rankings when choosing a law firm, especially in secondary legal markets? How high on the list is considered “prestigious?”

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Re: Vault Rankings

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:51 pm

Denlaw123 wrote:How important are Vault rankings when choosing a law firm, especially in secondary legal markets? How high on the list is considered “prestigious?”


Vault rankings are only really useful for NYC transactional work. W/r/t how high up is considered prestigious, that's one of those questions that creates 40 pages threads on TLS and provides no meaningful results. Almost everyone has a different definition of prestige. For some, it's V10. For others, it's specific firms that don't fall in any readily available V# category. For others, it could be V100. Etc. Regardless, you're in a secondary market, so you should disregard them for the most part. Ask local attorneys what strong firms are and rely on Chambers and Partners and the type of work that the firm lists that it's doing on its website.

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Re: Vault Rankings

Postby Redamon1 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:29 pm

A good place to start if you know nothing about big law before OCI (I didn't) but, IMO, no basis to pick one firm over another once you have several offers from firms in the top, say 25-50. At that point, dig into the practice areas, talk to attorneys, and see what firm makes the most sense for your career goals and personality.

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Re: Vault Rankings

Postby QContinuum » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:04 am

Redamon1 wrote:A good place to start if you know nothing about big law before OCI (I didn't) but, IMO, no basis to pick one firm over another once you have several offers from firms in the top, say 25-50. At that point, dig into the practice areas, talk to attorneys, and see what firm makes the most sense for your career goals and personality.

Yeah, except that OP's looking at secondary markets. Going by Vault could yield disastrous results.

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Re: Vault Rankings

Postby BrainsyK » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:09 pm

Hard no to relying on Vault in secondary markets. It would lead to you to pick Skadden DC over Covington DC and Covington DC over W&C, and DC is one of the biggest markets that tends to track slightly better with Vault.

When it comes to prestigious, all of the V100 is probably prestigious (lawyer-wise) given that most law students wouldn't get a sniff of any V100. Until you got grades to be picky, best to be grateful for any.



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