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Best Law Firms for Satisfaction

Associates were asked to rate their firm on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. The firm's score in each quality of life category is simply the average of the scores its associates gave in that area. It is important to note that those firms without a high enough aggregate of associates completing the survey were ineligible to appear in these rankings.

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Top Ranked

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Paul Hastings LLP 8.800 New York, NY
2 4 Ropes & Gray LLP 8.741 Boston, MA
3 21 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 8.670 Los Angeles, CA
4 3 Williams & Connolly LLP 8.659 Washington, DC
5 NR Irell & Manella LLP 8.467 Los Angeles, CA
6 7 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 8.454 Los Angeles, CA
7 NR Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 8.424 Memphis, TN
8 12 Fish & Richardson P.C. 8.375 Boston, MA
9 NR Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 8.359 New York, NY
10 2 Proskauer Rose LLP 8.358 New York, NY
11 NR BuckleySandler LLP 8.333 Washington, DC
12 23 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 8.291 Washington, DC
13 NR Haynes and Boone, LLP 8.289 Dallas, TX
14 NR WilmerHale 8.272 Washington, DC
15 NR Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 8.271 New York, NY
16 NR Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 8.259 Washington, DC
17 NR Steptoe & Johnson LLP 8.231 Washington, DC
18 5 Foley Hoag LLP 8.222 Boston, MA
19 NR Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 8.214 New York, NY
20 NR Quarles & Brady LLP 8.203 Milwaukee, WI
21 NR Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP 8.196 Redwood City, CA
22 NR Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 8.194 Tampa, FL
23 13 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.151 New York, NY
24 10 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 8.149 New York, NY
25 16 Schiff Hardin LLP 8.141 Chicago, IL

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