Rankings, Vault 100 Open Threads: 2011, Vault rankings

Fall Recruiting Open Threads: Vault 41 – 60 (2011)

We’re doing our annual march through the Vault prestige rankings, to give ATL readers the opportunity to have their say about perks and pitfalls at these firms. If your firm actually let you swap your Blackberry for your iPhone, brag here. Or if your firm has such a strong stench that it makes you nauseous, vent here.

We’ve been doing open threads in batches of ten, but now we’re going to pick up the pace. Here are the Vault #41 – 60. This is when the prestige list gets a little more geographically diverse, with firms based in Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Palo Alto and even Pittsburgh:

41. Winston & Strawn
42. Baker Botts
43. Jenner & Block
44. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
45. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
46. Proskauer Rose
47 (tie). Dewey & LeBoeuf
47 (tie). King & Spalding
48. Goodwin Procter
49. Baker & McKenzie
50. Fulbright & Jaworski
51. Vinson & Elkins
52. McDermott Will & Emery
53. DLA Piper
54. Morgan Lewis & Bockius
55. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
56. Bingham McCutchen LLP
57. Dechert LLP
58. Cooley LLP
59. K&L Gates LLP
60. Alston & Bird LLP

We took a spin through their Vault rankings and awarded superlatives, after the jump.

Most likely to give you a social anxiety disorder: Winston.

Most likely to get you 3500 sq. feet and a Lexus: Baker Botts.

Where “most likely to succeed” high school classmates are most likely to work: Jenner.

Most underrated girl who grew up to be a hottie: Cadwalader.

Most celebral: Wilson Sonsini.

Most likely to attract jocks: Proskauer.

Best place to find a copy of The Prince: Dewey.

Most likely to secede: King & Spalding.

Most likely to poach your brand new partners: Goodwin Procter.

Most likely to give you fries with that: Baker & McKenzie.

Most like a virgin touched for the very first time: Fulbright.

Gassiest: Vinson & Elkins.

Most likely to make you cadge for coffee: McDermott.

We can’t do better than this — Most like an “extra large pizza with no toppings”: DLA Piper.

Most likely to serve Philly cheesesteaks at associate luncheons: Morgan Lewis.

Most interesting firm with which to commute: Pillsbury.

Most likely to have CHARACTER: Bingham.

Most likely place to find the cool kids: Dechert.

Most cultish: Cooley.

Most likely to send staff to Canada for health care: K&L Gates.

Most likely to grumble about compensation: Alston & Bird.

So, what are your thoughts on this bunch?

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