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Friday, September 11, 2020

2021 Vault Law Firm Tax Rankings:  Skadden Is #1 For 11th 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 are:

Rank

Firm

Home City

% Vote

1

Skadden

New York

42.55%

2

Cravath

New York

22.25%

3

Davis Polk

New York

21.17%

4

Kirkland & Ellis

Chicago

20.52%

5

Baker McKenzie

Chicago

18.14%

6

Wachtell

New York

16.63%

7

McDermott, Will & Emery

Chicago

16.42%

8

Cleary Gottlieb

New York

11.66%

9

Latham & Watkins

Los Angeles

  9.94%

10

Sullivan & Cromwell

New York

  8.64%

11

Weil Gotshal

New York

  7.78%

12

Morgan Lewis

Philadelphia

  7.56%

13

Simpson Thacher

New York

  7.34%

14

Caplin & Drysdale

D.C.

  7.13%

15

Mayer Brown

Chicago

  6.48%

16

Paul Weiss

New York

  6.26%

17

Miller & Chevalier

D.C.

  5.18%

18

Eversheds Sutherland

Atlanta

  4.75%

19

Alston & Bird

Atlanta

  3.67%

19

Roberts Holland

New York

  3.67%

For the eleventh year in a row, Skadden is #1. The city rankings are:

  1. New York (10)
  2. Chicago (4)
  3. Atlanta, D.C. (2)
  4. Cleveland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco (1)

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

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/09/2021-vault-law-firm-tax-rankingsskadden-is-1-for-11th-year-in-a-row.html

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Comments

Isn't this just as silly as USNWR? A vote of associates is dispositive of a firm's prestige? Why do we as a profession tolerate this nonsense?

Posted by: Jas. Madison | Sep 11, 2020 10:21:09 AM

This looks more like profitability than quality

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Sep 12, 2020 2:36:55 AM