Best Law Firms for Business Outlook

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

2015 Rank 2014 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 5 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 9.691 New York, NY
2 1 Williams & Connolly LLP 9.629 Washington, DC
3 6 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 9.574 Los Angeles, CA
4 2 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 9.571 Los Angeles, CA
5 3 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.398 New York, NY
6 20 Fenwick & West LLP 9.382 Mountain View, CA
7 13 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 9.376 New York, NY
8 4 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 9.358 New York, NY
9 16 Cooley LLP 9.335 Palo Alto, CA
10 18 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 9.278 New York, NY
11 NR Proskauer Rose LLP 9.241 New York, NY
12 NR Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP 9.233 Atlanta, GA
13 NR Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 9.221 New York, NY
14 10 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP 9.216 Los Angeles, CA
15 7 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 9.195 Chicago, IL
16 23 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.191 Boston, MA
17 12 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 9.170 New York, NY
18 22 Paul Hastings LLP 9.139 New York, NY
19 NR Sidley Austin LLP 9.080 Chicago, IL
20 11 Jones Day 9.069 Washington, DC
21 NR Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 9.068 Washington, DC
22 NR Latham & Watkins LLP 9.064 New York, NY
23 15 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 9.059 New York, NY
24 NR Venable LLP 9.045 Washington, DC
25 NR Perkins Coie LLP 8.971 Seattle, WA

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