NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2004 Read today’s legal news, law firm announce…

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2004 Read today’s legal news, law firm announcements & legal research at LAWFUELToday Vault, Inc. ( officially releases the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 7th Edition, a 768-pp. “insider” guidebook to the leading law firms in America. In the book, attorneys across the country tell all and give their frank perspective on everything from corporate culture to pay.

The book also includes the results of Vault’s exclusive Associate Survey of over 14,000 lawyers, who ranked the nation’s top firms in prestige on a 1-10 scale. This year’s survey was conducted in spring, 2004.

Says Vault cofounder Mark Oldman, “This year, an unprecedented fourteen thousand lawyers across the country completed our detailed survey — keeping the Vault’s Top 100 Law Firms guidebook the most comprehensive source of law firm feedback available.”

Vault Prestige Rank/Law Firm

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

The Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, 7th ed., also includes exclusive rankings of firms by practice area, as well as rankings of the best firms for quality of life and diversity. For the first time, the book also includes survey responses from 680 law firm partners, who ranked other firms in terms of how prestigious it would be to work there.

The book is available in bookstores nationwide or can be ordered by visiting Vault’s bookstore at:

About Vault, Inc.

Vault, Inc. is the leading media company for careers. Vault is celebrated for its online resource,, which offers recruiting services for employers, detailed “inside” information on over 3,000 companies and 70 industries, as well as the much-praised Electronic WaterCooler(TM), the Internet’s first-ever network of expert-moderated message boards for professionals. Offline, Vault offers over 80 nationally-distributed print books, a syndicated newspaper column, and a personalized resume review and career coaching service for job seekers. Vault was founded in 1997 by Hussam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh, and Mark Oldman.

Contacts: Vault, Inc.
Karine Sayegh, 212-366-4212 x206

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