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Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

Vault’s ranking of the leading midsize firms based on what associates say their work life is really like.

  • Survey Methodology

    Which midsize law firms are the best to work for? To determine our Best Midsize Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking at a midsize firm. For many considering law firms outside of BigLaw, this is a far more important consideration than prestige.

    Associates were asked to rate their firm on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

    • 25 percent overall satisfaction • 10 percent hours • 10 percent compensation • 10 percent business outlook • 10 percent substantive work • 10 percent culture • 5 percent associate/partner relations • 5 leadership transparency • 5 percent formal training • 5 percent informal training and mentoring • 5 percent career outlook

    Vault's quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders-some of whom may be biased in favor (or against) their firms.

  • Ranking History

2016 Technology Strategy

1
SCORE
7.345

J.P. Morgan

The House of Dimon J.P. Morgan offers a host of investment banking services, including M&A, corporate finance, capital markets, sales and trading,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
6.914

Morgan Stanley

The firm that Henry and Harold built New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses:...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
6.579

Goldman Sachs & Co.

First among many Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
6.290

Blackstone

M&A beginnings, PE powerhouse The Blackstone Group was founded as an M&A boutique in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson, two...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
6.250

RBC Capital Markets

Royalty in its blood RBC Capital Markets provides investment banking products and services to institutions, corporations, governments,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
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