Tonight, the “real” Sweet Sixteen games will play out on NCAA courts. Here at ATL, the NCAA-styled ATL March Madness for Law Firms continues. Sixteen firms remain in the tournament hoping to be crowned Biglaw’s safest — the place where you’re least likely to get laid off.
Thirty-two firms entered the tournament, based on Vault prestige rankings. Thousands of ATL readers voted to eliminate sixteen firms in the first round. There was only one upset of a higher-ranked seed: Linklaters (V26) beat Latham (V7). The Magic Circle firm’s magic run may not last though. Kirkland has a solid lead over the UK-based firm at the moment.
Check out the brackets and vote on the next four match-ups, after the jump.
Voting on the bracket’s Big Left started on Tuesday. Here are the match-ups of firms on our brackets’ right side. Polls close on Sunday at midnight.
Earlier: ATL March Madness for Law Firms, Round 2 (Part 1)