Vault Top 100 Law Firms 2010: And the winner is... Wachtell

August 26, 2009 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is the most prestigious law firm according to Vault’s law firm rankings by law firm associates, defending its No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive year.

The top 10 are:

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

The top five are the same as in 2009, however Skadden and Sullivan & Cromwell have traded places. Latham & Watkins dropped significantly from No. 7 to No. 17.

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