Best Law Firms for Firm Culture

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

2014 Rank 2013 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Williams & Connolly LLP 9.011 Washington, DC
2 6 Squire Patton Boggs LLP 8.833 Washington, DC
3 3 Ropes & Gray LLP 8.781 Boston, MA
4 NR Schiff Hardin LLP 8.780 Chicago, IL
5 NR Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 8.757 Toledo, OH
6 NR Paul Hastings LLP 8.735 New York, NY
7 23 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 8.719 Los Angeles, CA
8 19 Fenwick & West LLP 8.705 Mountain View, CA
9 12 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 8.676 New York, NY
10 13 Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 8.629 Tampa, FL
11 5 Foley Hoag LLP 8.622 Boston, MA
12 9 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 8.587 New York, NY
13 NR Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 8.572 New York, NY
14 15 Alston & Bird LLP 8.565 Atlanta, GA
15 20 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.564 New York, NY
16 4 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 8.545 Memphis, TN
17 10 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.537 New York, NY
18 25 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8.500 Boston, MA
19 NR Jenner & Block LLP 8.497 Chicago, IL
20 16 Fish & Richardson P.C. 8.461 Boston, MA
21 NR Perkins Coie LLP 8.437 Seattle, WA
22 NR Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 8.423 Atlanta, GA
23 NR Sidley Austin LLP 8.414 Chicago, IL
24 18 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 8.402 Kansas City, MO
25 NR Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 8.398 New York, NY

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