With fall recruiting gearing up, and the lateral market warming up, we continue our annual series of open threads about the law firms featured in the Vault prestige rankings. These threads provide ATL readers with a forum to discuss the different firms and their various strengths and weaknesses.
The end of the Vault 100 is in sight. We’re covering the firms in batches of 20 now. Here are the firms ranked #61 to #80, which will provide today’s discussion fodder:
61. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
62. Holland & Knight LLP
63. Fish & Richardson P.C.
64. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
65. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
66. Foley & Lardner LLP
67. Perkins Coie LLP
68. Nixon Peabody LLP
69. Patton Boggs LLP
70. Kaye Scholer LLP
71. Hunton & Williams LLP
72. Reed Smith LLP
73. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
74. Chadbourne & Parke LLP
75. Howrey LLP
76. Bryan Cave LLP
77. Lovells (US) [now part of Hogan Lovells]
78. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
79. Crowell & Moring LLP
80. Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
This is a very eclectic group, including a few New York-centric firms, some D.C.-dominated places, and a bunch of national and even international giants.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these shops….
Here are highlights from some of the various Vault write-ups. Click on the firm name to be taken to the full profile.
- Greenberg Traurig: “Quirky and inexplicably strange.”
- Fish & Richardson: “No more free soda.”
- Cahill Gordon: “Mysterious.”
- Foley & Lardner: “Utter lack of transparency of management.”
- Perkins Coie: “Crunchy,” yet “stodgy.”
- Nixon Peabody: “Everyone’s a winner?”
- Kaye Scholer: “Less than stellar physical office.”
- Hunton & Williams: “Quaint, small-town culture.”
- Chadbourne & Parke: “Eco-warriors.”
- Katten Muchin: “Slippery.”
- Crowell & Moring: “Losing its fun factor.”
Have an opinion about any of these firms — good, bad, or indifferent? Please share it, in the comments.
Earlier: Prior Vault 100 open threads (2011)