TSMP Law Corporation Boardroom Gladiators
TSMP Law Corporation Boardroom Gladiators (tsmplaw.com)

Atlanta’s largest law firms are also its most prestigious, in the minds of the associates who participated in Vault’s annual law firm rankings.

This year, local associates again decided that King & Spalding is the city’s most prestigious firm, followed by Alston & Bird; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Jones Day; Troutman Sanders; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan; McKenna Long & Aldridge; Arnall Golden Gregory; Paul Hastings; and Morris, Manning & Martin.

Two of those firms, Jones Day and Paul Hastings, are national with large Atlanta offices. The other eight are the largest firms headquartered in Atlanta, in terms of both revenue and headcount.

Nationally, 17,000 associates responded to Vault’s survey, ranking law firms on a 1 to 10 scale for “prestige.” Associates were not allowed to rate their own firms and were asked to rate firms with which they were familiar in their regional markets.

ALM’s “Careerist” columnist, Vivia Chen, went one better than Vault’s “prestige” ranking and has uncovered the “sexiest” law firm in the world—Singapore’s TSMP Law. Judging by the firm’s website photos, this sharp-dressed, well-coiffed, upbeat ensemble of lawyers look ready for the Singapore version of “Mad Men.”