Best Law Firms for Formal Training

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 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.408 Boston, MA
2 8 Paul Hastings LLP 8.676 New York, NY
3 2 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 8.591 Chicago, IL
4 18 Foley Hoag LLP 8.419 Boston, MA
5 14 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 8.383 New York, NY
6 NR Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8.333 Boston, MA
7 9 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 8.325 Washington, DC
8 3 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 8.252 Memphis, TN
9 5 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.230 New York, NY
10 21 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 8.227 Washington, DC
11 10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.208 New York, NY
12 12 Sidley Austin LLP 8.152 Chicago, IL
13 7 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 8.080 New York, NY
14 17 WilmerHale 8.056 Washington, DC
15 NR O'Melveny & Myers LLP 8.017 Los Angeles, CA
16 15 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 8.016 New York, NY
17 13 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 8.014 New York, NY
18 NR Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 7.901 New York, NY
19 24 Linklaters LLP (US) 7.883 New York, NY
20 6 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 7.877 New York, NY
21 20 Fox Rothschild LLP 7.807 Philadelphia, PA
22 4 Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 7.792 Tampa, FL
23 11 Thompson & Knight LLP 7.781 Dallas, TX
24 NR Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. 7.744 Minneapolis, MN
25 NR Gibbons P.C. 7.700 Newark, NJ

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