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Best Law Firms for Business Outlook

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 5 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 9.662 New York, NY
2 1 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 9.626 New York, NY
3 2 Williams & Connolly LLP 9.625 Washington, DC
4 18 Paul Hastings LLP 9.573 New York, NY
5 4 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 9.570 Los Angeles, CA
6 23 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 9.548 New York, NY
7 NR BuckleySandler LLP 9.543 Washington, DC
8 17 Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 9.500 New York, NY
9 NR Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP 9.478 Redwood City, CA
10 7 Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 9.458 New York, NY
11 10 Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 9.403 New York, NY
12 16 Ropes & Gray LLP 9.386 Boston, MA
13 15 Kirkland & Ellis LLP 9.385 Chicago, IL
14 9 Cooley LLP 9.368 Palo Alto, CA
15 3 Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 9.320 Los Angeles, CA
16 NR Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 9.275 New York, NY
17 22 Latham & Watkins LLP 9.252 New York, NY
18 13 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 9.250 New York, NY
19 NR Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 9.234 New York, NY
20 NR Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 9.218 New York, NY
21 NR Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC 9.188 Memphis, TN
22 NR WilmerHale 9.183 Washington, DC
23 NR Holland & Knight LLP 9.112 Miami, FL
24 24 Venable LLP 9.075 Washington, DC
25 NR Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 9.000 New York, NY

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