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

2013 Rank 2012 Rank Change Company Score Location
1 1 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.065 Boston, MA
2 4 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 8.952 Washington, DC
3 2 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 8.935 Chicago, IL
4 6 Clifford Chance US LLP 8.441 New York, NY
5 12 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 8.324 Memphis, TN
6 7 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 8.289 New York, NY
7 8 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 8.220 New York, NY
7 NR Dykema Gossett PLLC 8.220 Detroit, MI
8 NR Squire Patton Boggs LLP 8.185 Washington, DC
9 15 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 8.097 New York, NY
10 10 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 8.075 New York, NY
11 13 Latham & Watkins LLP 8.046 New York, NY
12 20 Morrison & Foerster LLP 7.988 San Francisco, CA
13 9 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 7.977 New York, NY
14 21 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 7.975 New York, NY
15 NR Paul Hastings LLP 7.944 New York, NY
16 14 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7.878 Philadelphia, PA
17 NR Fox Rothschild LLP 7.876 Philadelphia, PA
18 NR WilmerHale 7.869 Washington, DC
19 17 Jenner & Block LLP 7.847 Chicago, IL
20 NR Sidley Austin LLP 7.845 Chicago, IL
21 NR Fish & Richardson P.C. 7.821 Boston, MA
22 5 Linklaters LLP (US) 7.818 New York, NY
23 3 Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. 7.778 Minneapolis, MN
24 25 Haynes and Boone, LLP 7.757 Dallas, TX
25 18 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 7.731 New York, NY

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