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Vault Law Rankings

Published: Oct 02, 2021

Topics: Law  

Vault Law’s rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law firm associates, and from the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for. 

To view the 2022 Vault Law Rankings, CLICK HERE. Or, keep reading to learn more about each of our law firm rankings.

 

Vault Law 100: Vault’s national ranking of the most prestigious law firms based on the assessments of lawyers at peer firms. This year, more than 20,000 associates rated the reputations of firms other than their own. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

 

Best Law Firms to Work For: Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Overall Ranking • Associate/Partner Relations • Business Outlook • Career Outlook • Compensation • Firm Culture • Formal Training • Hours • Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship • Integration of Laterals & Clerks • Pro Bono • Quality of Work • Satisfaction • Selectivity • Technology & Innovation • Transparency • Wellness

 

Best Law Firms for Diversity: Law students, lawyers, and firm management place increasing value on a diverse working environment. That's why Vault has devoted a special section to associates’ rankings on diversity issues. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Overall Ranking  • Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities • Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals • Diversity for Women • Racial & Ethnic Diversity

 

Best Law Firm by Practice Area: These firms were voted strongest in each practice area by associates working in that area at peer firms. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Antitrust • Appellate Litigation • Banking & Financial Services • Bankruptcy/Restructuring • Clean Tech/Renewable Energy • Emerging Companies & Venture Capital • Energy, Oil, & Gas • Environmental Law • General Commercial Litigation • General Corporate Practice • Health Care • Intellectual Property • International • IP Boutiques • Labor & Employment • Litigation Boutiques • M&A • Media, Entertainment, & Sports • Privacy & Data Security • Private Equity • Products Liability • Project Finance • Real Estate • Securities/Capital Markets • Securities Litigation • Tax • White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations

 

Best Law Firms by Region: Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own regions. These rankings reveal the most prestigious law firms by region across the U.S. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Atlanta • Boston • Chicago • Florida • Mid-Atlantic • Midwest • Mountain States • New York • Northern California • Pacific Northwest • South Atlantic • Southern California • Texas • Washington, DC

 

Best Summer Associate Programs: Junior lawyers look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate the summer program on attorney interactions, career development, and social experiences. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Overall Ranking • Attorney Interactions • Career Development • Social Experiences

 

Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For: Associates at midsize law firms assessed their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Overall Ranking • Associate/Partner Relations • Career Outlook • Compensation • Diversity • Firm Culture • Formal Training • Hours • Informal Training, Mentoring, & Sponsorship • Pro Bono • Quality of Work • Satisfaction • Selectivity • Technology & Innovation • Transparency • Wellness

 

Best Midsize Law Firms by Region: Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious midsize law firms by region across the U.S. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

Chicago • New York • Texas

 

The Top 150 Under 150: The Top 150 Under 150 is Vault’s collection of leading small and midsize firms in the U.S. with 150 attorneys or fewer. The list is curated by Vault's editorial team after extensive research and is not based directly on any survey results.

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