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Best Law Firms for Firm Culture

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 4 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.243 Boston, MA
2 9 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 8.990 Memphis, TN
3 20 O'Melveny & Myers LLP 8.982 Los Angeles, CA
4 2 Paul Hastings LLP 8.981 New York, NY
5 NR BuckleySandler LLP 8.979 Washington, DC
5 19 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 8.979 New York, NY
6 10 Williams & Connolly LLP 8.841 Washington, DC
7 14 Schiff Hardin LLP 8.816 Chicago, IL
8 5 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 8.811 Los Angeles, CA
9 NR Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP 8.804 Redwood City, CA
10 NR Haynes and Boone, LLP 8.748 Dallas, TX
10 NR WilmerHale 8.748 Washington, DC
11 6 Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 8.742 New York, NY
12 23 Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 8.706 Kansas City, MO
13 NR Carlton Fields Jorden Burt 8.694 Tampa, FL
14 25 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 8.688 New York, NY
15 12 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 8.667 New York, NY
15 1 Foley Hoag LLP 8.667 Boston, MA
16 NR Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 8.629 New York, NY
17 NR Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 8.624 Washington, DC
18 NR Steptoe & Johnson LLP 8.615 Washington, DC
19 11 Proskauer Rose LLP 8.594 New York, NY
20 22 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.585 New York, NY
21 NR Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 8.582 Washington, DC
22 7 Alston & Bird LLP 8.572 Atlanta, GA
23 NR Venable LLP 8.543 Washington, DC
24 NR Quarles & Brady LLP 8.542 Milwaukee, WI
25 NR Linklaters LLP (US) 8.535 New York, NY

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