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Best Law Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms associates find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.
Survey Methodology

Which law firms are the best to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best 25 Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

25% satisfaction; 10% firm culture; 10% hours; 10% compensation; 10% substantive work; 5% business outlook; 5% career outlook; 5% associate/partner relations; 5% transparency; 5% formal and informal training; 5% pro bono; 5% overall diversity

Like our Vault Law 100 rankings, our quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders—some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

2017 Best Law Firms for Business Outlook

#1
SCORE 9.648
2016 Rank 3
#2
SCORE 9.567
2016 Rank 5
#3
SCORE 9.509
2016 Rank 13
#4
SCORE 9.468
2016 Rank 2
#5
SCORE 9.457
2016 Not Ranked
#6
SCORE 9.450
2016 Rank 7
#7
SCORE 9.361
2016 Rank 1
#8
SCORE 9.345
2016 Rank 8
#9
SCORE 9.333
2016 Rank 11
#10
SCORE 9.325
2016 Rank 12
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