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Best Law Firms for Hours

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

2016 Rank 2015 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 6 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 8.584 Los Angeles, CA
2 2 Paul Hastings LLP 8.533 New York, NY
3 NR BuckleySandler LLP 8.417 Washington, DC
4 1 Foley Hoag LLP 8.396 Boston, MA
5 3 Ropes & Gray LLP 8.277 Boston, MA
6 NR Steptoe & Johnson LLP 7.962 Washington, DC
7 14 Williams & Connolly LLP 7.955 Washington, DC
8 25 Haynes and Boone, LLP 7.940 Dallas, TX
9 NR Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 7.919 Memphis, TN
10 NR Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 7.835 Washington, DC
11 13 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 7.821 New York, NY
12 NR WilmerHale 7.775 Washington, DC
13 14 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 7.774 New York, NY
14 NR Saul Ewing LLP 7.755 Philadelphia, PA
15 NR Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7.754 Los Angeles, CA
16 9 Proskauer Rose LLP 7.753 New York, NY
17 13 McCarter & English LLP 7.744 Newark, NJ
18 7 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 7.741 Los Angeles, CA
19 17 Schiff Hardin LLP 7.737 Chicago, IL
20 NR Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 7.733 New York, NY
21 NR Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 7.726 Tampa, FL
22 NR Gibbons P.C. 7.706 Newark, NJ
23 NR Hunton & Williams LLP 7.669 Washington, DC
24 NR Quarles & Brady LLP 7.655 Milwaukee, WI
25 NR Kaye Scholer LLP 7.645 New York, NY

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