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Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.
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 Law 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% quality of 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.

Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

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2022 Best Law Firms for Compensation

#1
SCORE 9.807
2021 Rank 28
#3
SCORE 9.599
2021 Rank 15
#4
SCORE 9.593
2021 Rank 3
#5
SCORE 9.570
2021 Rank 5
#6
SCORE 9.503
2021 Rank 8
#7
SCORE 9.438
2021 Not Ranked
#8
SCORE 9.429
2021 Not Ranked
#9
SCORE 9.413
2021 Rank 10
#10
SCORE 9.401
2021 Rank 7