Vault has released the "Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area" rankings for 2011.
The votes are in and results are ready. Find out how top firms stack up. We've included links to firm profile information for firms in the top ten for overall prestige ranking. Jump to Vault.com to learn how you can access other profiles. Here is a summary of the Best Law Firm rankings for these specific practice areas.
General Corporate Practice: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz ("Unmatched")
M&A: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz ("Always the best. David Katz's M&A articles are just great.")
Private Equity: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP ("Very intellectual, attention to detail")
Securities: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP ("Doing really well despite the economy")
General Commercial Litigation: Kirkland & Ellis ("Collegial and very skilled litigators")
Antitrust Litigation: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates ("A+ for keeping it real. What you see is what you get.")
Appellate Litigation: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher ("Innovative. Happy associates")
Class Actions: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates ("Brilliant lawyers")
IP Litigation: Fish & Richardson ("Extremely bright patent litigators")
Labor & Employment Disputes: Littler Mendelson ("Great labor and employment firm")
Products Liability: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates ("Classy outfit, these guys are professionals")
Securities Litigation: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates ("Top dog")
White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations: Williams & Connolly LLP ("Because everybody who's anybody gets indicted")
Antitrust: Arnold & Porter ("Cerebral; Antitrust kings")
Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP ("Where else would you want to be during the great recession?")
Clean Tech/Renewable Energy: Cooley LLP ("Silicon Valley player")
Intellectual Property: Fish & Richardson ("Winners")
International: White & Case ("the definition of 'international'")
Labor & Employment: Morgan Lewis ("Great employment group")
Real Estate: Fried Frank ("Real estate bosses")
Tax: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates ("Nothing will stop the Skadden machine")
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