Firm Takes Top Ranking in Best-Selling Vault Guide for Fourth Straight…

Firm Takes Top Ranking in Best-Selling Vault Guide for Fourth Straight Year

NEW YORK- LAWFUEL – Press Release Service –Aug. 1, 2006–Career publisher Vault Inc. (www.vault.com) has released the 2007 edition of its best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz ranks highest in overall prestige. This is the fourth straight year that Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz has been ranked number one.

A record 16,000 attorneys across the U.S. rated law firms based on each firm’s prestige. Attorneys were not permitted to rank their own firms.

The top 10 law firms are ranked as follows:

1. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz NY, NY
2. Cravath, Swaine & Moore NY, NY
3. Sullivan & Cromwell NY, NY
4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom NY, NY
5. Davis Polk & Wardwell NY, NY
6. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett NY, NY
7. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton NY, NY
8. Latham & Watkins Los Angeles, CA
9. Weil, Gotshal & Manges NY, NY
10. Kirkland & Ellis Chicago, IL

In addition to prestige, the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms includes other rankings. Law firms are evaluated in terms of strength in practice and quality of life issues. Law firms are also ranked by region. In addition, the guide ranks firms based on diversity in terms of minorities, women, and gays, lesbians & bisexuals.

Each firm is profiled in the guide; topics include history, notable clients, recent deals, practice areas, salaries, perks, recruiting contacts and corporate culture.

The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms is the only updated insider guide to the country’s top law firms. It is available at bookstores nationwide or by ordering through www.vault.com.

About Vault Inc.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Vault Inc. is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault offers over 100 nationally distributed books. Vault is celebrated for its online resource, www.vault.com — which offers surveys and “insider” information on more than 4,500 employers, 4,000 colleges and universities, and hundreds of industries and occupations — as well as the much-praised Electronic WaterCooler(TM). Vault was founded in 1996 by Hussam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh, and Mark Oldman.

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