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Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« on: June 24, 2008, 10:25:26 AM »
Do firms tend to fall into tiers in terms of Vault rankings?  I've heard some talk about V10, V20, etc, but I'd like further info.  Thanks!
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Re: Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 10:35:41 AM »
Vault is only really useful for NY in my opinion.  Outside NY, they mean a lot less.  I mean Williams and Connolly?  Irell?  Munger?

A better resource in my opinion is chambers and partners.  They list firms in particular markets by practice area and band.

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Re: Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 10:44:31 AM »
Vault is only really useful for NY in my opinion.  Outside NY, they mean a lot less.  I mean Williams and Connolly?  Irell?  Munger?

A better resource in my opinion is chambers and partners.  They list firms in particular markets by practice area and band.

I've been using chambers and partners for the practice areas that I'm interested in, but they don't have any type of overall rankings.  Would you recommend any other resource for overall strength of an office/firm outside of NY?
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Re: Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 11:00:27 AM »
They're what I looked at for the most part, so not really.  Sorry.

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Re: Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 12:45:43 PM »
They're what I looked at for the most part, so not really.  Sorry.

What markets were you considering?  Do you think C&P served you well?  Any other advice?

Thanks!  :)
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Re: Firm Rankings: What are the tiers?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 05:39:15 PM »
DC only.  I found talking to people in the year ahead of me who applied to DC was helpful in terms of finding out about firms.