Press Release | 08.02.16

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF., August 2, 2016 – Vault has named Archer Norris among its Top 150 Under 150, a list highlighting the best small and midsized U.S. law firms with 150 or fewer attorneys. A resource for future attorneys and lateral candidates, Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 serves as a guide for those interested in top law firms outside of BigLaw that prove they can provide superlative opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.

“It is a great achievement of Archer Norris to be ranked by Vault among the top midsized law firms in the country,” states Managing Partner Gene Blackard. “We continue to place a high standard on our approach to the business and practice of law, and it is certainly gratifying to be recognized with such fine company.”

To determine the Top 150 Under 150, Vault developed a list of the most well-known and sought after U.S. firms with fewer than 150 attorneys. Vault researched survey data, news stories and legal publications, spoke with lawyers in the field, and reviewed other published rankings. Each firm was assessed for prestige, quality of life and professional growth opportunities and ultimately created a list of 150 law firms known for providing top-notch service and delivering big results.

About Vault

Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. The data used to compile these rankings and reviews are collected and verified through directed surveys of active employees and enrolled students. Its rankings and ratings are regularly featured and cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Money, and countless other news outlets.

About Archer Norris

A leading California law firm, Archer Norris PLC has approximately 100 attorneys admitted to practice in 17 states. BTI Consulting Group named Archer Norris to its 2016 Client Service A-Team and the National Law Journal recognized Archer Norris on its “Midsize Law Firm Hot List” in 2015 and 2016. The firm focuses on business law from five strategically located offices throughout California and wherever our clients need us.

For more information about the firm, please contact Karin Wiborn at 925.930.6600 or visit the Archer Norris website at

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