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The Top Five Firms for Antitrust
Antitrust attorneys help companies navigate competition issues created by organic growth or acquisition under national and international laws and regulations. Antitrust attorneys straddle the line between litigation and corporate attorneys.
Choosing a Mountain States Law Firm
The Mountain States are beautiful, they have many excellent legal markets to work in, and they also feature some unique practice opportunities (water law, as a specific subset of environmental law, comes to mind). Covering cities such as Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, among others, our Mountain States rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Announcing the 2024 Vault Europe and Asia-Pacific Rankings!
We're pleased to release our 2024 rankings of the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions today. These rankings recognize the leading firms in more than 70 categories, including the Best Consulting Firms to Work For in EMEA and APAC.
Practice Area Insights: Products Liability
Products liability lawyers represent companies or individuals in lawsuits arising out of alleged defects in consumer products that cause injuries to the public, generally in class action lawsuits. Because products liability cases involve many parties, jurisdictions, and claims, they are complex and often long-lasting cases.
The Single Most Useful Way to Study for Law School Exams
What should you do if you’re staring down the barrel of a midterm in a week or two, and you haven’t prepared as much as you planned to by this point in the semester? Or what if you have, but you’re simply not sure how to maximize your time and effort in the final days leading up to the test?
Choosing a Midwest Law Firm
Chicago is far from being the only major legal market in the Midwest. Covering cities such as Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati, among others, our Midwest rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Practice Area Insights: What We Mean by General Corporate Practice
Broadly speaking, corporate or transactional lawyers advise companies on a variety of transactions—including M&A, financings, and securities—in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Corporate generalists work across these disciplines and can sometimes act as “outside general counsel.
How to Handle a Poor Performance Review
When it's time for your formal performance review, it's important to prepare to hear critical feedback. While we all hope to have a glowing performance review, it's not unusual to need improvement in an area or two.
Announcing Vault Law's Regional Resource Centers
Law student and lateral jobseekers choose their firms for various reasons—strength and prestige in a particular practice area, quality and type of work available, firm culture, prestige, and of course, location. Whether for family reasons, proximity to a particular industry (entertainment in Southern California and oil & gas in Texas come to mind!
Announcing the 2024 Vault Consulting 50 North America and Best to Work For!
We're pleased to announce our Consulting 50 Rankings for 2024, with Bain & Company ranking as the “Best Consulting Firm to Work For. ” It’s the fourth year in a row that Bain takes the top spot.
Choosing a Mid-Atlantic Law Firm
New York isn't the only big legal market north of DC along the Atlantic Coast. Covering cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wilmington, among others, our Mid-Atlantic rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
How to Transition from a Full-Time Job to a Freelance Career
The allure of freelancing is undeniable. Freelancing offers unparalleled flexibility and the potential for higher earnings.
6 Tips for Surviving Your First Day at a New Job
Whether it’s an entry-level job, a job with a new company, or a career change, we all eventually face the challenges associated with taking on a new job. Those first few days can be tough since everything is so new and different from what you’re used to, and it’s important to realize you’re not alone.
Practice Area Insights: Project Finance
Attorneys practicing in the area of Project Finance assist in just that—the financing of large construction projects, often in the energy sector (dams, power plants, wind farms) or infrastructure (railroads, airports, canals). Because the projects are large and complex, they are document intensive and can take a long time to close.
How to Build Your Legal Network
When you go to law school, you buy three things: an education, a credential, and the opportunity for a high-quality network. Only one of those assets increases in value over time.
Choosing a Florida Law Firm
The Sunshine State holds a thriving legal market across several of its cities, and prestigious work in virtually any practice area can be found here. From Tampa to Miami to Ft.
25 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2024
Today, we're excited to release our 2024 Banking 25, a ranking of the best investment banking firms to work for in North America. The ranking is based on a survey of more than 2,400 banking professionals who were asked to rate their firms in several workplace categories, including compensation, culture, diversity, hours, training, work/life balance, wellness, and more.
Conquer Recruitment with Vault Law's Summer Resource Center
Summer associate programs are many things—a very well-paid internship, an opportunity to learn from practicing attorneys and understand the difference between practice areas, a chance to network with attorneys from junior associates to partners in both work and social settings, and if all goes well, they are the key to walking into 3L year with a job offer lined up for after graduation. These programs are most common—and have the largest class sizes—in BigLaw, though midsize and boutique firms often have a few spots available for the right candidates.
Choosing an Atlanta Law Firm
Legendary southern hospitality meets an international travel hub and a robust legal market in the city of Atlanta. Georgia's capital holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.
Choosing a DC Law Firm
Whether because you want to do government work, live near the Patent Office, or just like being surrounded by history, you've decided you want to work in DC. The nation's capital holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.
How to Handle a Coworker Taking Credit for Your Work
The modern workplace relies heavily upon collaboration and teamwork, and everyone deserves credit for their hard work and contributions. Unfortunately, we sometimes have to deal with the issue of credit theft in the workplace.
Choosing a Chicago Law Firm
You need a high winter weather tolerance, but speaking from firsthand experience, the food and the work opportunities in the Windy City are unbeatable. The third largest city in the United States holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.
A Look at Magic Circle Firms in the U.S.
Last year’s Vault’s Associate Survey had over 23,000 U.S. associate attorneys provide feedback on the prestige of law firms.
Practice Area Insights: Private Equity
Attorneys working in private equity generally focus on one of two areas: M&A or investment management, though some do both. Private Equity M&A attorneys represent investment funds in acquiring and disposing of “portfolio” companies or minority ownership interests in such companies.