The Best Places to Work
The national ranking of law firms based on the results of our annual survey of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates.
To find out how third-, fourth-, and fifth-year associates rate their firms as workplaces, our survey examined 12 aspects of job satisfaction. They include compensation and benefits, training and guidance, relations with partners and other associates, the interest and satisfaction level of the work, the firm’s policy on billable hours and management’s openness about firm strategies and partnership chances. Midlevels graded their firms on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest score. Below, firms with 10 or more responses are ranked by their averages on those questions. The response rate is the percentage of eligible midlevels at the firm who participated in the survey.