For quality of life rankings, Vault asked associates to rate their own firms on issues such as treatment by partners, formal training, informal training and mentoring, hours and compensation and then scored the firms against each other.
Vault has also surveyed law firm partners from the nation’s most prestigious firms, resulting in the first ever Vault Partner Rankings.
Here are Vault’s Top 10:
1. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
2. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
3. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
5. Davis Polk & Wardwell
6. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
7. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
8. Latham & Watkins LLP
9. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
10. Kirkland & Ellis LLP