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Best Law Firms for Pro Bono

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 3 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 9.629 New York, NY
2 5 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 9.603 Washington, DC
3 4 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.588 Boston, MA
4 9 Paul Hastings LLP 9.583 New York, NY
5 7 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 9.564 New York, NY
6 15 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 9.553 Los Angeles, CA
7 14 Holland & Hart LLP 9.524 Denver, CO
8 2 Foley Hoag LLP 9.510 Boston, MA
9 18 WilmerHale 9.479 Washington, DC
10 NR Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. 9.473 Minneapolis, MN
11 16 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 9.464 Memphis, TN
12 12 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 9.378 Los Angeles, CA
13 NR Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 9.274 Washington, DC
14 NR Quarles & Brady LLP 9.273 Milwaukee, WI
15 NR Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 9.250 Tampa, FL
16 6 Gibbons P.C. 9.219 Newark, NJ
17 10 Morrison & Foerster LLP 9.211 San Francisco, CA
18 17 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 9.160 Los Angeles, CA
19 21 Latham & Watkins LLP 9.139 New York, NY
20 13 Hunton & Williams LLP 9.137 Washington, DC
20 19 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 9.137 New York, NY
21 NR Dechert LLP 9.129 New York, NY
22 8 Jenner & Block LLP 9.115 Chicago, IL
23 23 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 9.107 New York, NY
24 15 Covington & Burling LLP 9.104 Washington, DC
25 25 Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 9.098 Philadelphia, PA

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