NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Career publisher Vault Inc. (www.vault.c…

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Career publisher Vault Inc. ( today released the 2008 edition of its best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz ranks highest in overall prestige for the fifth straight year.

For the 2008 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, a record 18,800+ attorneys rated the country’s law firms based on each firm’s prestige. Attorneys were not permitted to rate their own firms.

The top 10 firms are ranked as follows:

1. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York, NY
2. Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York, NY
3. Sullivan & Cromwell New York, NY
4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom New York, NY
5. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York, NY
6. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York, NY
7. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton New York, NY
8. Latham & Watkins Los Angeles, CA
9. Weil, Gotshal & Manges New York, NY
10. Covington & Burling Washington, DC
In addition to prestige, the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms includes numerous other rankings. Law firms are evaluated in terms of strength in practice type, various quality of life issues, diversity and best in region.

Each firm ranked in the Vault guide is profiled extensively. Topics range from the firm’s history, notable clients and recent deals, to salaries, employee perks, recruiting contacts and overall corporate culture. To see all rankings, please click here.

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 now at bookstores nationwide or by ordering through To order online, please click here.

About Vault Inc.

Having just celebrated its tenth anniversary, Vault Inc. is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault offers over 100 nationally-distributed books and is celebrated for its online resource,, 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™. Vault was founded in 1996 by Hussam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh, and Mark Oldman.

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