Best Law Firms for Compensation

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 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.614 New York, NY
2 2 Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP 9.515 New York, NY
3 4 Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 9.294 New York, NY
4 5 Williams & Connolly LLP 8.744 Washington, DC
5 6 Ropes & Gray LLP 8.729 Boston, MA
6 7 Fish & Richardson P.C. 8.705 Boston, MA
7 22 Cooley LLP 8.699 Palo Alto, CA
8 NR Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. 8.677 Boston, MA
9 8 Paul Hastings LLP 8.644 New York, NY
10 NR DLA Piper 8.574 New York, NY
11 19 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 8.562 Los Angeles, CA
12 10 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP 8.547 Los Angeles, CA
13 11 Bingham McCutchen LLP 8.537 Boston, MA
14 16 Thompson & Knight LLP 8.515 Dallas, TX
15 NR Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 8.511 Washington, DC
16 12 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.490 New York, NY
17 21 Kaye Scholer LLP 8.476 New York, NY
18 3 Irell & Manella LLP 8.462 Los Angeles, CA
19 NR Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 8.446 Washington, DC
20 25 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 8.420 Philadelphia, PA
21 24 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 8.399 Chicago, IL
22 17 Sidley Austin LLP 8.376 Chicago, IL
23 NR Proskauer Rose LLP 8.373 New York, NY
24 20 Morrison & Foerster LLP 8.341 San Francisco, CA
25 NR Locke Lord LLP 8.318 Dallas, TX

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