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Monday, July 11, 2016

2017 Vault Law Firm Tax Rankings:  Skadden Is #1 For 7th Year In A Row

VaultVault has released its annual ranking of the Top 100 Law Firms, based on prestige as voted on by associates (methodology here). The Top Tax Practices (press release) are:

Rank

Firm

Home City

% Vote

1

Skadden

New York

47.99%

2

Davis Polk

New York

21.86%

3

Cleary Gottlieb

New York

21.11%

4

Baker & McKenzie

Chicago

20.35%

5

Cravath

New York

19.60%

6

McDermott Will & Emery

Chicago

17.34%

7

Wachtell

New York

15.33%

8

Sullivan & Cromwell

New York

13.57%

9

Caplin & Drysdale

D.C.

11.06%

10

Kirkland & Ellis

Chicago

  9.05%

10

Simpson Thacher

New York

  9.05%

12

Latham & Watkins

New York

  8.79%

13

Weil Gotshal

New York.

  7.04%

14

Mayer Brown

Chicago

  5.28%

15

Miller & Chevalier

D.C.

  4.77%

15

Sutherland

Atlanta

  4.77%

17

Morgan Lewis

Philadelphia

  3.77%

18

Debevoise

New York

  3.52%

18

Sidley Austin

Chicago

  3.52%

20

Fenwick & West

Palo Alto

  3.27%

For the seventh year in a row, Skadden is #1. From the press release:  "Wachtell dropped three spots to No. 7, allowing Baker & McKenzie (No. 4), Cravath (No. 5), and McDermott (No. 6) to each move up a spot. Sutherland Asbill and Brennan (tied at No. 15), Morgan Lewis (No. 17), Debevoise (tied at No. 18), and Fenwick & West (No. 20) all joined the ranking after being unranked last year."

The city rankings are:

  1. New York (10)
  2. Chicago (5)
  3. D.C. (2)
  4. Atlanta, Philadelphia, Palo Alto (1)

For prior years' Vault Law Firm Tax Rankings, see:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2016/07/2017-vault-law-firm-tax-rankings.html

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Comments

#21--Law Office of Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King, Leading Lawyer, An Illinois Super Lawyer, AVVO 10, AV Rated, LLC, PC, a Professional Association Boutique Law Group and Heavy Hitter.

Posted by: Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King | Jul 11, 2016 2:24:35 PM

I always find this belly-button gazing interesting. Like the guilty feeling of rubber-necking an accident on the interstate. I guess there are people to whom the "prestige" level of large firms is important. God bless them, every one.

Posted by: Publius Novus | Jul 12, 2016 9:14:47 AM