You can still call yourself prestigious if you work at the firms that make up today’s fall recruiting open thread. But once you are outside of the Vault top 20, people start talking about “firm culture” at least as much as they talk about prestige.
Here’s the next batch:
21. Shearman & Sterling
22. O’Melveny & Myers
23. Quinn Emanuel
24. Ropes & Gray
25. Hogan & Hartson
26. Clifford Chance
27. Morrison & Foerster
28. Mayer Brown
30. Boies Schiller & Flexner
The slide continues for Shearman & Sterling. The firm was ranked #19 last year, and is down two spots this year. Is there any specific reason for the fall?
After the jump, let’s look at the firms rising up through the rankings.
Bob and I represent clients, not causes. We like Native Americans. If Native Americans had hired Bob, the Redskins would have lost the case. But they didn’t. They hired someone else.
#23, in your face Native Americans.
Boies Schiller was at #46 last year, but this year has vaulted into the top 30, at #30. That’s the kind of prestige that allows you to hang onto lawyers that can’t even pass the bar.
Anything else stand out about the firms ranked #21 – #30? As always, we appreciate your insight in the comments.
Earlier: Vault Open Threads – 2010
Quinn Emanuel Associate Has Reservations About ‘Redskin’ Victory
‘Lawyer’ vs. ‘Attorney’: A Distinction Without A Difference?