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Akerman Senterfitt
Miami
Participating Offices: Fort Lauderdale; Jacksonville; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Orlando; Tallahassee; Tampa; Tysons Corner, VA; West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Respondents: 21 (32% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.576 (rank: 144)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.95 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.67 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.25 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.71 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.33 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.76 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.71 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.52 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.67 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.05 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.19 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.71 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.20 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.00 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.00 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.95 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.48 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.67 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
National
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Philadelphia; San Antonio; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 104 (54% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.779 (rank: 108)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.90 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.14 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.85 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.63 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.40 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.87 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.44 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.41 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.64 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.03 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.78 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.17 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.22 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.93 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.67 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.74 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.16 (4.10)
Allen & Overy
International
Participating Offices: Hong Kong; London; Moscow; New York
Number of Respondents: 20 (51% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.046 (rank: 35)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.05 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.05 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.10 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.95 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.00 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.26 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.45 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.74 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.95 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.35 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.75 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.30 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.35 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.20 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.78 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.35 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.65 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.70 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.95 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.45 (4.10)
Alston & Bird
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Charlotte; Dallas; New York; Raleigh; Washington, D.C
Number of Respondents: 47 (27% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.041 (rank: 37)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.06 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.04 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.83 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.23 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.09 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.85 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.79 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.30 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.93 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.24 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.94 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.12 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.09 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.36 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.04 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.66 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.15 (4.10)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
National
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Philadelphia; San Antonio; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 104 (54% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.779 (rank: 108)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.90 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.14 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.85 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.63 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.40 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.87 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.44 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.41 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.64 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.03 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.78 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.17 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.22 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.93 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.67 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.74 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.16 (4.10)
Allen & Overy
International
Participating Offices: Hong Kong; London; Moscow; New York
Number of Respondents: 20 (51% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.046 (rank: 35)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.05 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.05 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.10 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.95 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.00 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.26 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.45 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.74 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.95 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.35 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.75 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.30 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.35 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.20 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.78 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.35 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.65 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.70 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.95 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.45 (4.10)
Alston & Bird
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Charlotte; Dallas; New York; Raleigh; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 47 (27% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.041 (rank: 37)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.06 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.04 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.83 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.23 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.09 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.85 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.79 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.30 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.93 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.24 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.94 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.12 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.09 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.36 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.04 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.66 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.15 (4.10)
Andrews Kurth
Houston
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 44 (94% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.924 (rank: 67)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.11 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.36 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.45 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.98 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.42 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.53 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.30 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.65 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.47 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.42 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.42 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.86 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.18 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.91 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.02 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.36 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.45 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.33 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.02 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.23 (4.10)
Arent Fox
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 33 (62% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.913 (rank: 72)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.88 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.61 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.25 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.12 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.52 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.94 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.12 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.67 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.39 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.03 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.27 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.88 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.18 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.82 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.97 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.45 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.18 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.48 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.21 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.82 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.97 (4.10)
Arnold & Porter
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Denver; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 20 (17% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.230 (rank: 16)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.05 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.25 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.55 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.40 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.47 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.74 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.05 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.65 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.70 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.60 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.15 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.10 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.20 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.05 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 50.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.44 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.40 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.55 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.50 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)

Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.10 (4.10)

Baker & Daniels
Indianapolis
Participating Offices: Fort Wayne, IN; Indianapolis; South Bend, IN
Number of Respondents: 15 (41% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.073 (rank: 27)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.87 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.87 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.40 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.13 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.27 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.07 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.60 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.00 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.67 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.33 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.53 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.47 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.07 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.29 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.50 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.33 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.27 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.00 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.93 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.40 (4.10)
Baker & Hostetler
National
Participating Offices: Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Orlando; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 52 (65% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.531 (rank: 146)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.63 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.56 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.40 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.15 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.87 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.21 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.94 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.37 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.54 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.08 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.76 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.86 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.50 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.79 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.98 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.88 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.70 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.82 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.12 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.75 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.73 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.63 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.19 (4.10)
Baker & McKenzie
International
Participating Offices: Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Miami; New York; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 61 (54% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.848 (rank: 90)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.05 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.97 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.98 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.10 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.95 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.88 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.28 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.10 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.59 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.13 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.98 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.70 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.10 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.93 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.97 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.97 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.15 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.85 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.98 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Baker Botts
Houston
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Hong Kong; Houston; Moscow; New York; Riyadh; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 67 (37% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.594 (rank: 142)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.08 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.73 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.12 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.79 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.36 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.91 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.68 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.36 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.47 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.94 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.82 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.05 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.80 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.79 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.05 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.98 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.65 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.55 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.72 (4.10)
Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Denver; Las Vegas; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; Voorhees, NJ; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 32 (67% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.988 (rank: 47)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.16 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.03 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.88 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.44 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.97 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.78 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.81 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.03 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.91 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.78 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.78 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.28 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.03 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.22 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.44 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.31 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.72 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.22 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.22 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.16 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.22 (4.10)
Barnes & Thornburg
Indianapolis
Participating Offices: Elkhart, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Indianapolis; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 12 (29% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.979 (rank: 52)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.75 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.50 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.25 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.67 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.92 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.75 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.08 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.67 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.33 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.58 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.50 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.25 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.17 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.17 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.33 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.42 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.83 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.50 (4.10)
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
Cleveland
Participating Offices: Cleveland; Columbus
Number of Respondents: 18 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.287 (rank: 9)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.11 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.17 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.11 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.28 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.17 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.83 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.22 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.28 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.89 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.44 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.44 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.33 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.17 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.56 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.50 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.06 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.67 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.89 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.22 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.50 (4.10)
Bingham McCutchen
National
Participating Offices: Boston; East Palo Alto, CA; Hartford; London; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 61 (41% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.890 (rank: 79)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.93 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.42 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.03 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.97 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.07 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.13 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.29 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.98 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.96 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.31 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.95 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.08 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.03 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.17 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.26 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.20 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.40 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.10 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.30 (4.10)
Blank Rome
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Cherry Hill, NJ; New York; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 32 (45% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.639 (rank: 136)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.94 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.34 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.00 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.84 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.59 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.26 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.71 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.29 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.23 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.59 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.88 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.88 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.93 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.84 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.97 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.59 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.53 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.59 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.50 (4.10)
Bracewell & Giuliani
Houston
Participating Offices: Houston; New York; San Antonio; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 21 (38% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.038 (rank: 40)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.29 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.14 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.90 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.43 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.29 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.81 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.81 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.90 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.71 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.70 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.10 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.38 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.33 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.52 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.67 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.48 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.10 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.29 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.62 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.19 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; Hartford; London; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 16 (67% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.101 (rank: 24)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.38 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.19 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.94 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.88 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.94 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.50 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.06 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.38 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.56 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.31 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.31 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.25 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.63 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.44 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.88 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.31 (4.10)
Bryan Cave
St. Louis
Participating Offices: Chicago; Hamburg; Irvine, CA; Kansas City, MO; London; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 71 (55% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.896 (rank: 76)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.99 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.76 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.20 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.90 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.57 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.61 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.56 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.71 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.11 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.07 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.87 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.10 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.94 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.94 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.03 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.17 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.23 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.92 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.28 (4.10)
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Pittsburgh
Participating Offices: Alexandria, VA; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Tampa; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 23 (47% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.645 (rank: 134)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.09 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.09 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.17 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.04 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.52 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.13 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.22 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.30 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.30 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.83 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.70 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.39 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.17 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.04 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.96 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.00 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.52 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.70 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.30 (4.10)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
New York
Participating Offices: Charlotte; London; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 90 (66% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.223 (rank: 157)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.88 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.72 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.26 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.07 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.18 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.16 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.19 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.13 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 2.77 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.04 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 2.94 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.34 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.57 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.83 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.03 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.82 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.84 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.18 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.88 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.17 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.07 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.53 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.54 (4.10)
Cahill Gordon & Reindel
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 30 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.738 (rank: 113)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.83 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.62 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.38 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.52 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.89 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.54 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.38 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.41 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.21 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.45 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.45 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.41 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.97 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.93 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.55 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.21 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.32 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.34 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.90 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.79 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.66 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.69 (4.10)
Carlton Fields
Tampa
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Miami; St. Petersburg; Tampa; West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Respondents: 27 (71% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.738 (rank: 113)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.63 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.63 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.81 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.30 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.44 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.44 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.33 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.52 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.30 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.56 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.89 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.54 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.89 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.96 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.50 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.74 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.81 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.04 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.44 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.70 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.85 (4.10)

Carter Ledyard & Milburn
New York

Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 11 (73% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.915 (rank: 70)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.09 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.45 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.45 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.91 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.45 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.27 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.18 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.82 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.36 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.18 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.36 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.91 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 49.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.27 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.09 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.73 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.09 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.27 (4.10)
Chadbourne & Parke
New York
Participating Offices: Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 24 (60% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.658 (rank: 133)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.87 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.70 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.09 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.78 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.57 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.57 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.43 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.26 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.74 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.46 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.67 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.79 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.21 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.74 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.24 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.22 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.91 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.48 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.74 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.74 (4.10)
Chapman and Cutler
Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 17 (74% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.235 (rank: 14)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.18 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.18 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.35 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.53 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.35 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.12 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.00 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.47 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.53 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.29 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.41 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.41 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.18 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.47 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.53 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.41 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.35 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.06 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.35 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.50 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.53 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.12 (4.10)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
New York
Participating Offices: Frankfurt; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (17% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.261 (rank: 12)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.36 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.60 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.44 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.24 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.76 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.25 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.60 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.08 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.68 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.92 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.52 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.40 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.64 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.26 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 48.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.43 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.64 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.72 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.96 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.64 (4.10)
Clifford Chance
International
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 26 (33% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.880 (rank: 81)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.88 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.68 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.08 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.92 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.04 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.76 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.28 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.28 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.56 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.16 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.52 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.84 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.36 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.08 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.92 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.60 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.24 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.04 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.64 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.72 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.04 (4.10)
Cooley Godward Kronish
Palo Alto
Participating Offices: Boston; Broomfield, CO; New York; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 57 (42% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.056 (rank: 32)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.09 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.89 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.25 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.30 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.88 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.49 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.54 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.77 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.46 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.74 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.26 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.91 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.02 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.14 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.95 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.93 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.18 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.44 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.68 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.67 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.14 (4.10)
Covington & Burling
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 58 (46% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.063 (rank: 30)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.31 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.12 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.31 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.48 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.17 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.81 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.93 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.21 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.05 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.37 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.57 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.42 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.09 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.31 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.18 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.18 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.13 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.34 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.21 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.21 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.12 (4.10)
Cozen O’Connor
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Philadelphia
Number of Respondents: 16 (84% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.960 (rank: 57)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.19 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.27 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.38 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.19 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.75 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.06 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.81 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.69 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.31 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.56 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.31 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.94 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.94 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.93 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.53 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.13 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.40 (4.10)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 32 (29% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.703 (rank: 122)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.23 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.39 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.13 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.52 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.19 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.55 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 1.80 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.24 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.03 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.10 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.26 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.68 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.10 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.32 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.10 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 62.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 53.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.13 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.90 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.79 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.56 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.70 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.66 (4.10)
Crowell & Moring
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Brussels; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 18 (29% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.841 (rank: 93)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.94 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.83 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.76 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.35 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.12 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.71 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.29 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.59 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.06 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.61 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.22 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.88 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.00 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.33 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.94 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.11 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.06 (4.10)
Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York
Participating Offices: Hong Kong; London; Menlo Park, CA; New York; Tokyo
Number of Respondents: 85 (44% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.949 (rank: 60)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.32 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.15 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.48 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.48 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.11 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.01 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.81 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.49 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.25 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.22 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.52 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.55 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.06 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.37 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.35 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.29 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.19 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 48.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.51 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.43 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.22 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.05 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.80 (4.10)
Davis Wright Tremaine
Seattle
Participating Offices: Anchorage; New York; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 13 (20% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.851 (rank: 89)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.31 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.92 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.69 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.00 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.69 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.83 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.69 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.08 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.08 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.31 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.85 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.69 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.69 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.85 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.38 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.54 (4.10)
Day Pitney
Hartford
Participating Offices: Boston; Florham Park, NJ; Hartford; New York; Stamford, CT
Number of Respondents: 26 (65% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.419 (rank: 152)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.04 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.73 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.54 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.04 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.62 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.50 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.42 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.15 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.38 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.23 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.50 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.88 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.77 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.88 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.88 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.65 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.92 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.08 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.08 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.08 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.72 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.65 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.85 (4.10)
Debevoise & Plimpton
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 30 (19% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.923 (rank: 68)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.83 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.37 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.20 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.97 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.60 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.43 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.87 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.27 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.80 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.50 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.10 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.20 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.20 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.83 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.14 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 59.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 48.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.39 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.18 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.28 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.57 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.93 (4.10)
Dechert
National
Participating Offices: Austin; Boston; Brussels; Charlotte; Hartford; London; New York; Newport Beach, CA; Palo Alto; Philadelphia; Princeton; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 79 (38% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.403 (rank: 154)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.78 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.63 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.71 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.99 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.52 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.14 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.46 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.10 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.28 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.09 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.59 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.54 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.47 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.80 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.99 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.72 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.84 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.26 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.91 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 2.99 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.35 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.48 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.71 (4.10)
Dewey & LeBoeuf
New York
Participating Offices: Albany; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 79 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.662 (rank: 131)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.78 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.65 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.28 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.65 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.47 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.17 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.61 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.56 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.31 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.51 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.86 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.63 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.83 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.90 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.48 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.82 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.75 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.86 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.77 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.27 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.54 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.86 (4.10)
Dickstein Shapiro
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 33 (57% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.955 (rank: 59)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.97 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.73 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.39 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.84 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.76 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.85 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.38 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.91 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.45 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.91 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.12 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.48 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.15 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.03 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.85 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.88 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.30 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.30 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.35 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.58 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.12 (4.10)
DLA Piper
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; East Palo Alto, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Raleigh; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Tampa; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 160 (70% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.962 (rank: 56)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.25 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.09 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.21 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.24 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.01 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.96 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.52 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.23 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.56 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.35 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.95 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.93 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.28 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.23 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.12 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.04 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.27 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.22 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.16 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.88 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.84 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.31 (4.10)
Dorsey & Whitney
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Anchorage; Denver; Fargo, ND; Hong Kong; Irvine, CA; London; Minneapolis; New York; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 36 (31% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.834 (rank: 96)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.03 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.78 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.92 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.89 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.25 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.14 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.72 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.11 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.81 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.14 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.94 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.29 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.31 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.03 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.29 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.19 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.97 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.20 (4.10)
Dow, Lohnes & Albertson
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 12 (60% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.827 (rank: 98)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.50 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.25 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.17 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.42 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.67 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.42 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.75 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.33 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.08 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.75 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.25 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.42 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.50 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.42 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.08 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.25 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 2.75 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Chicago; Florham Park, NJ; Philadephia; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 35 (34% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.787 (rank: 105)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.86 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.71 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.34 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.74 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.57 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.80 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.23 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.77 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.97 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.57 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.94 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.80 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.94 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.09 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.86 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.18 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.38 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.14 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.63 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.83 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.54 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.71 (4.10)
Duane Morris
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 52 (79% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.913 (rank: 72)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.16 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.51 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.43 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.16 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.78 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.65 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.55 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.76 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.78 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.02 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.18 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.04 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.16 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.12 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.94 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.11 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.43 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.96 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.79 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.39 (4.10)
Faegre & Benson
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Denver; Des Moines; Minneapolis
Number of Respondents: 14 (16% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.405 (rank: 4)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.50 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.36 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.36 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.86 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.50 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.43 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.93 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.21 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.29 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.64 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.21 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.57 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.36 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.71 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.79 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.57 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.36 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.14 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 5.00 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.36 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.14 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.50 (4.10)
Fenwick & West
Mountain View, California
Participating Offices: Mountain View, CA; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 12 (23% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.966 (rank: 54)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.18 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.91 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.82 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.82 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.82 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.55 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.64 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.45 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.91 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.73 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.18 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.27 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.27 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.18 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.27 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.18 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.18 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.09 (4.10)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 19 (36% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.444 (rank: 3)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.79 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.63 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.63 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.84 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.63 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.63 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.84 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.89 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.11 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.32 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.39 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.63 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.37 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.63 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.37 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.21 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.42 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.84 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.74 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.26 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.37 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.74 (4.10)
Fish & Richardson
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Dallas; Minneapolis; New York; Redwood City, CA; San Diego; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 72 (66% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.104 (rank: 23)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.42 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.22 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.58 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.25 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.93 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.40 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.23 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.97 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.99 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.29 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.47 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.10 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.49 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.46 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.23 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.59 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.01 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.97 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.32 (4.10)
Foley & Lardner
Milwaukee
Participating Offices: Boston; Century City, CA; Chicago; Jacksonville; Madison, WI; Milwaukee; New York; Orlando; San Diego; San Francisco; Tampa; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 36 (21% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.713 (rank: 120)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.86 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.80 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.92 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.19 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.69 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.86 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.28 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.03 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.65 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.74 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.53 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.08 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.81 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.94 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.77 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.14 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.92 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.64 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.08 (4.10)
Foley Hoag
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston
Number of Respondents: 14 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.809 (rank: 100)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.07 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.71 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.92 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.93 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.86 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.07 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.36 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.00 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.43 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.57 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.93 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.86 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.07 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.14 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.36 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.07 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.77 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.15 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.00 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.57 (4.10)
Fox Rothschild
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Atlantic City, NJ; Exton, PA; Lansdale, PA; Philiadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; Roseland, NJ; Warrington, PA; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 22 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.986 (rank: 50)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.41 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.45 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.05 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.14 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.86 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.82 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.41 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.91 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.82 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.05 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.41 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.91 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.32 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.55 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.64 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.24 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.10 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.18 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.55 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.95 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.41 (4.10)
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
New York
Participating Offices: Hong Kong; London; New York; Paris; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 51 (34% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.503 (rank: 148)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.82 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.64 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.14 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.00 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.58 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.54 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.40 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.39 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.38 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.36 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.78 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.57 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.92 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.82 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.94 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.70 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.80 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.76 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.85 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.52 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.82 (4.10)
Frost Brown Todd
Cincinnati
Participating Offices: Cincinnati; Columbus; Lexington, KY; Louisville; Nashville
Number of Respondents: 18 (44% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.965 (rank: 55)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.35 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.35 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.47 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.76 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.12 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.29 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.00 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.12 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.17 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.44 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.44 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.28 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.22 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.75 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.39 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.28 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.17 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.94 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.44 (4.10)
Fulbright & Jaworski
Houston
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; London; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; San Antonio; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 97 (63% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.552 (rank: 145)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.85 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.82 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.05 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.58 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.53 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.46 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.16 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.03 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.68 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.84 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.68 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.62 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.81 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.77 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.45 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.70 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.95 (4.10)
Gibbons
Newark
Participating Offices: New York; Newark; Philadelphia
Number of Respondents: 18 (60% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.856 (rank: 86)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.83 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.61 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.28 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.94 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.72 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.39 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.78 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.78 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.94 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.06 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.72 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.50 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.94 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.61 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.11 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.17 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.06 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.67 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.17 (4.10)
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
National
Participating Offices: Dallas; Denver; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; Munich; New York; Palo Alto; Paris; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 64 (27% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.311 (rank: 6)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.40 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.31 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.40 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.63 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.39 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.18 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.23 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.56 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.31 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.82 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.17 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.34 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.44 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.34 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.46 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.72 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.63 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.38 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.11 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.55 (4.10)
Goodwin Procter
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 101 (58% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.938 (rank: 63)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.12 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.10 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.29 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.26 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.02 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.96 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.33 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.87 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.82 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.81 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.84 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.09 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.19 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.95 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.21 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.11 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.66 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.77 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.67 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.95 (4.10)
Greenberg Traurig
National
Participating Offices: Amsterdam; Atlanta; Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; East Palo Alto, CA; Florham Park, NJ; Fort Lauderdale; Houston; Irvine, CA; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; Miami; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Tallahassee; Tampa; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 164 (76% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.621 (rank: 139)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.96 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.88 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.42 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.96 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.83 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.57 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.64 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.17 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.41 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.79 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.83 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.99 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.80 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.07 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.19 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.98 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.96 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.99 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.97 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.85 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.51 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.11 (4.10)
Harter Secrest & Emery
Rochester, New York
Participating Offices: Buffalo; Naples, FL; Rochester, NY
Number of Respondents: 15 (68% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.173 (rank: 20)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.07 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.87 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.93 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.21 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.93 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.93 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.33 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.47 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.53 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.14 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.47 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.13 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.13 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.27 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.27 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.27 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.40 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.87 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.33 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.33 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.73 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.80 (4.10)
Haynes and Boone
Dallas
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Fort Worth; Houston; New York; Richardson, TX; San Antonio; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 46 (64% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.087 (rank: 26)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.16 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.20 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.61 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.22 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.11 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.74 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.41 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.04 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.53 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.39 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.15 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.17 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.26 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.26 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.57 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.54 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.22 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.28 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.50 (4.10)
Heller Ehrman
San Francisco
Participating Offices: Anchorage; London; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 55 (61% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.913 (rank: 72)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.20 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.07 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.93 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.46 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.02 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.74 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.31 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.44 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.74 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.30 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.56 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.18 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.22 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.25 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.98 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.06 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.83 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.44 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.19 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.23 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.93 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.28 (4.10)
Hogan & Hartson
National
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; Miami; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 58 (35% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.040 (rank: 38)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.28 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.03 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.33 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.62 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.09 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.07 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.39 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.22 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.82 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.19 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.04 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.91 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.30 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.81 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.21 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.61 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.05 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.88 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.17 (4.10)
Holland & Hart
Denver
Participating Offices: Billings, MT; Denver; Jackson, WY; Las Vegas; Salt Lake City; Sante Fe
Number of Respondents: 12 (26% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.049 (rank: 33)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.50 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.92 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.17 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.92 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.83 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.75 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.17 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.17 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.33 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.08 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.33 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.50 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.25 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.00 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.17 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.08 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.00 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.75 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.25 (4.10)
Holland & Knight
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale; Jacksonville; McLean, VA; Miami; New York; Orlando; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Tallahassee; Tampa; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL
Number of Respondents: 107 (73% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.859 (rank: 84)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.22 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.06 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.71 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.21 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.94 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.64 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.35 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.13 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.55 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.39 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.11 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.84 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.15 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.28 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.21 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.22 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.21 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.06 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.78 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.15 (4.10)
Howrey
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (26% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.993 (rank: 45)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.08 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.08 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.92 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.80 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.72 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.36 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.52 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.28 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.84 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.80 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.28 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.68 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.96 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.80 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.73 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 48.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.35 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.88 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.12 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.68 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.08 (4.10)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
New York
Participating Offices: Jersey City; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 30 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.063 (rank: 30)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.10 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.03 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.73 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.27 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.00 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.55 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.14 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.10 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.63 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.80 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.83 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.43 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.23 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.93 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.70 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.77 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.37 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.63 (4.10)
Hunton & Williams
Richmond
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Dallas; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; Miami; New York; Raleigh; Richmond; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 76 (49% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.698 (rank: 124)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.14 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.97 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.52 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.29 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.03 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.53 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.92 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.67 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.14 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.19 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.87 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.11 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.93 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.13 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.12 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.81 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.94 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.20 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.01 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.57 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.22 (4.10)
Irell & Manella
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; Newport Beach, CA
Number of Respondents: 17 (49% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.015 (rank: 42)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.19 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.06 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.82 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.35 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.94 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.47 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.59 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.76 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.35 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.12 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.41 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.12 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.18 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.47 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.24 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.71 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.24 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.47 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.35 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.94 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.53 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.29 (4.10)
Jenner & Block
Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 19 (19% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.808 (rank: 101)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.26 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.05 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.89 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.42 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.32 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.68 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.37 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.42 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.39 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.74 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.16 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.58 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.11 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.61 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.95 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 60.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 47.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.53 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.16 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.47 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.11 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.84 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.58 (4.10)
Jones Day
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; Dallas; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Pittsburgh; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 48 (16% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.847 (rank: 91)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.42 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.29 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.40 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.23 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.02 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.31 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.66 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.66 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.18 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.19 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.23 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.44 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.23 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.27 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.27 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.38 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.64 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.67 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
K&L Gates
National
Participating Offices: Anchorage; Austin; Berlin; Boston; Dallas; Harrisburg, PA; London; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Newark; Palo Alto; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; Spokane; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 137 (64% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.509 (rank: 147)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.98 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.79 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.54 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.00 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.70 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.53 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.91 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.73 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.25 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.19 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.69 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.80 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.64 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.99 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.84 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.99 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.97 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.71 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.57 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.94 (4.10)
Katten Muchin Rosenman
Chicago
Participating Offices: Charlotte; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 94 (84% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.642 (rank: 135)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.78 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.10 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.81 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.62 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.87 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.83 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.33 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.59 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.03 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.02 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.31 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.11 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.02 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.96 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.15 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.88 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.85 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.89 (4.10)
Kaye Scholer
New York
Participating Offices: Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 29 (35% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.492 (rank: 150)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.90 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.83 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.55 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.10 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.52 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.31 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.41 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 1.97 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.38 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.31 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.69 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.93 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.66 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.93 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.31 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.11 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.25 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.83 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.90 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.86 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.17 (4.10)
Kelley Drye & Warren
New York
Participating Offices: Chicago; New York; Parsippany, NJ; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 18 (40% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.666 (rank: 129)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.11 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.89 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.33 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.83 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.72 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.44 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.61 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.89 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.78 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.06 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.88 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.06 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.28 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.22 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.89 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.82 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.50 (4.10)
Kilpatrick Stockton
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta
Number of Respondents: 21 (57% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.928 (rank: 66)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.95 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.33 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.81 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.52 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.00 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.29 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.62 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.24 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.95 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.81 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.05 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.71 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.81 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.19 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.19 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.14 (4.10)
King & Spalding
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Charlotte; Dubai; Frankfurt; Houston; London; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 105 (64% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.727 (rank: 117)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.06 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.77 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.78 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.10 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.80 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.83 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.79 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.09 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.43 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.57 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.61 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.89 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.62 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.07 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.84 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.79 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.93 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.11 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.91 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.33 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.06 (4.10)
Kirkland & Ellis
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 134 (37% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.970 (rank: 53)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.34 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.12 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.62 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.08 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.87 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.34 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.02 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.01 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.74 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.07 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.11 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.32 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.99 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.35 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.41 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.17 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.01 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 48.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.23 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.83 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.00 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.72 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.96 (4.10)
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 42 (66% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.841 (rank: 93)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.07 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.90 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.12 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.19 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.12 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.71 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.95 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.63 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.45 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.67 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.95 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.33 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.05 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.24 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.17 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.83 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.00 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.54 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.17 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.86 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.33 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.19 (4.10)
Latham & Watkins
National
Participating Offices: Brussels; Chicago; Costa Mesa, CA; Frankfurt; Hamburg; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Madrid; Menlo Park, CA; Milan; Moscow; Munich; New York; Newark; Paris; San Diego; San Francisco; Singapore; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 225 (36% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.300 (rank: 7)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.29 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.08 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.49 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.56 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.25 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.22 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.65 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.92 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.13 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.65 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.86 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.05 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.37 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.34 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.18 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.32 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.25 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.43 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.21 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.90 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.82 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.34 (4.10)
Lewis and Roca
Phoenix
Participating Offices: Albuquerque; Las Vegas; Phoenix; Reno; Tucson
Number of Respondents: 17 (41% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.942 (rank: 61)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.06 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.88 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.88 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.06 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.06 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.12 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.71 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.59 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.94 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.82 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.18 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.06 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.94 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.88 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.88 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.53 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.76 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.71 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.12 (4.10)
Lindquist & Vennum
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Minneapolis
Number of Respondents: 16 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.183 (rank: 18)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.06 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.25 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.88 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.19 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.81 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.19 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.88 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.50 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.56 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.25 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.38 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.44 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.00 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.33 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.38 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.56 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.47 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.94 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.25 (4.10)
Linklaters
International
Participating Offices: Frankfurt; London; New York; Paris
Number of Respondents: 21 (40% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.853 (rank: 88)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.14 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.76 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.29 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.38 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.90 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.05 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.86 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.00 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.76 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.43 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.52 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.14 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.62 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.90 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.15 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.20 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.67 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.95 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.19 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.24 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.38 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.10 (4.10)
Loeb & Loeb
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; New York
Number of Respondents: 15 (42% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.370 (rank: 155)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.13 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.07 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.07 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.67 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.40 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.29 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.60 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.21 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.36 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.07 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.71 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.86 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.73 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.93 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.93 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.13 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.87 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.53 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.47 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.40 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.07 (4.10)
Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps
San Diego
Participating Offices: Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; Rancho Santa Fe, CA; San Diego; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 24 (73% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.463 (rank: 151)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.88 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.83 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.17 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.13 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.67 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.17 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.92 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.74 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.39 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.04 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.54 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.08 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.79 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.75 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.29 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.25 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.92 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.21 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.96 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.29 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.88 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.17 (4.10)
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Costa Mesa, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (71% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.936 (rank: 64)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.12 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.72 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.24 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.46 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.04 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.21 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.79 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.87 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.22 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.88 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.32 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.25 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.84 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.61 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.05 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.16 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.36 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.17 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.12 (4.10)
Mayer Brown
National
Participating Offices: Charlotte; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 86 (40% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.668 (rank: 128)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.96 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.76 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.06 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.77 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.69 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.89 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.93 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.41 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.49 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.69 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.93 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.06 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.76 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.84 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.95 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.03 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.74 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.66 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.73 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.93 (4.10)
McDermott Will & Emery
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Palo Alto; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 92 (50% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.761 (rank: 110)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.91 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.21 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.80 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.74 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.02 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.00 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.38 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.27 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.88 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.94 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.10 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.16 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.86 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.95 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.87 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.17 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.75 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.50 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.92 (4.10)
McKee Nelson
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 23 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.199 (rank: 17)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.09 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.91 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.78 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.65 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.52 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.96 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.22 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.57 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.04 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.17 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.91 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.57 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.17 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.22 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.30 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.04 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.43 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.83 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.30 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.26 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.73 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.39 (4.10)
Michael Best & Friedrich
Milwaukee
Participating Offices: Chicago; Madison, WI; Milwaukee
Number of Respondents: 13 (46% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.914 (rank: 71)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.31 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.15 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.69 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.08 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.62 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.54 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.54 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.62 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.42 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.46 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.23 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.85 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.38 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.54 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.31 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.85 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.08 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.23 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.69 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.92 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.31 (4.10)
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
New York
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 41 (34% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.703 (rank: 122)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.95 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.73 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.18 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.18 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.70 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.54 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.18 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.64 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.53 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.28 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.49 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.03 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.46 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.98 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.02 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.80 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.70 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.37 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.02 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.90 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.63 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.05 (4.10)
Miles & Stockbridge
Baltimore
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Easton, MD; Rockville, MD
Number of Respondents: 11 (42% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.540 (rank: 2)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.55 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.55 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.45 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.82 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.73 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.00 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.55 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.64 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.55 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.09 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.73 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.82 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.64 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.64 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.73 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.91 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.55 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.45 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.64 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.82 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.73 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 5.00 (4.10)
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; New York; San Diego; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 16 (25% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.956 (rank: 58)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.88 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.13 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.44 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.25 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.88 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.63 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.88 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.81 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.50 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.94 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.19 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.94 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.38 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.19 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.94 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.27 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.25 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.50 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.44 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.44 (4.10)
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Berwyn, PA; Philadelphia
Number of Respondents: 12 (75% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.617 (rank: 141)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.08 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.75 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.83 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.58 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.08 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.58 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.58 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.83 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.67 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.92 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.58 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.08 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.92 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.75 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.55 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.58 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.50 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.50 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.67 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Dallas; Frankfurt; Houston; Irvine, CA; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Paris; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 144 (50% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.039 (rank: 39)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.22 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.10 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.33 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.34 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.08 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.97 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.82 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.15 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.69 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.65 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.89 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.23 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.96 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.29 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.24 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.06 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.10 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.42 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.33 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.11 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.89 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.15 (4.10)
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
Wilmington
Participating Offices: Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 10 (48% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.858 (rank: 85)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.30 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.20 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.40 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.40 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.50 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.80 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 1.90 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.30 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.30 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.10 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.60 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.10 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.90 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.60 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.40 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.30 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 49.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.78 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.60 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.80 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.80 (4.10)
Morrison & Foerster
San Francisco
Participating Offices: Beijing; Denver; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; New York; Palo Alto; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 91 (47% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.008 (rank: 44)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.03 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.18 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.29 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.01 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.86 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.81 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.65 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.81 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.68 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.23 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.88 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.16 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.22 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.99 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.19 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.34 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.27 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.41 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.02 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.08 (4.10)
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 23 (44% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.088 (rank: 25)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.27 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.23 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.05 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.32 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.09 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.32 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.73 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.00 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.29 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.59 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.76 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.41 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.05 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.23 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.50 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.09 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.86 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.85 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.09 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.73 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.77 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.36 (4.10)
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Columbia, South Carolina
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Boston; Charleston, SC; Charlotte; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Raleigh; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 52 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.673 (rank: 127)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.86 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.75 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.96 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.63 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.35 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.52 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 2.96 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.86 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.82 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.69 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.83 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.81 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.63 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.53 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.74 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.76 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.63 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.40 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.59 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.90 (4.10)
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Columbia, South Carolina
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Boston; Charleston, SC; Charlotte; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Raleigh; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 52 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.673 (rank: 127)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.86 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.75 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.96 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.63 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.35 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.52 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 2.96 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.94 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.86 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.82 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.69 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.83 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.81 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.63 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.53 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.74 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.76 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.63 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.40 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.59 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.90 (4.10)
Nixon Peabody
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Buffalo; Chicago; Jericho, NY; New York; Rochester, NY; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 19 (21% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.590 (rank: 143)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.79 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.79 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.42 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.05 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.63 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.78 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.84 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.68 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.53 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.84 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.89 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.84 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.84 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.63 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.74 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.78 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.17 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.72 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.72 (4.10)
Nossaman
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; Sacramento; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 12 (100% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.794 (rank: 104)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.08 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.75 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.42 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.08 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.50 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.92 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.92 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.67 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.92 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.27 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.75 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.33 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.17 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.67 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.17 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.42 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.42 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.50 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.17 (4.10)
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston
Number of Respondents: 17 (65% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.607 (rank: 1)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.82 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.82 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.76 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.94 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.82 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.59 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.06 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.18 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.29 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.71 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.53 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.76 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.53 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.88 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.65 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.65 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.88 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.94 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.88 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.41 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.59 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.82 (4.10)
O’Melveny & Myers
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Beijing; Century City, CA; Hong Kong; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; New York; Newport Beach, CA; San Francisco; Shanghai; Tokyo; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 86 (36% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.838 (rank: 95)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.11 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.98 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.99 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.82 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.81 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.15 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.34 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.52 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.49 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.48 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.06 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.04 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.26 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.92 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.04 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.80 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.20 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.34 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.91 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.21 (4.10)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
National
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; New York; Portland, OR; Sacramento; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 80 (51% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.930 (rank: 65)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.74 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.22 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.24 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.13 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.72 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.09 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.24 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.50 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.46 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.75 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.13 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.63 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.88 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.04 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.70 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.89 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.00 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.14 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.21 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.78 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.20 (4.10)
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 18 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.349 (rank: 5)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.28 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.39 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.83 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.50 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.33 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.33 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.31 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.00 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.67 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.28 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.83 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.61 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.50 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.28 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.83 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.53 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.47 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.78 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.56 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.50 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.94 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.72 (4.10)
Patton Boggs
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Anchorage; Dallas; Denver; McLean, VA; Newark; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 10 (13% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.067 (rank: 29)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.40 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.40 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.30 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.30 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.10 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.90 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.10 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.20 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.60 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.80 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.50 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.30 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.30 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.4 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.56 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.50 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.60 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.10 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.40 (4.10)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Chicago; Costa Mesa, CA; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 100 (62% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.806 (rank: 103)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.81 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.14 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.13 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.75 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.78 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.74 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.39 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.54 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.87 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.55 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.97 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.66 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.03 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.27 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.16 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.88 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.95 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.01 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.31 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.10 (4.10)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 43 (36% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.021 (rank: 41)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.26 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.41 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.64 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.07 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.07 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.31 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.02 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.60 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.39 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.17 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.24 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.24 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.76 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.78 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 60.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 49.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.08 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.24 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.76 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.69 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.57 (4.10)
Pepper Hamilton
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Berwyn, PA; Boston; Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 39 (41% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.048 (rank: 34)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.92 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.10 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.74 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.10 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.69 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.97 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.62 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.13 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.08 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.95 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.95 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.13 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.21 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.74 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.72 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.87 (4.10)
Perkins Coie
Seattle
Participating Offices: Anchorage; Bellevue, WA; Boise; Chicago; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; Phoenix; Portland, OR; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 38 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.863 (rank: 83)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.05 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.79 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.58 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.16 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.81 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.54 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.97 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.19 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.86 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.36 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.89 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.16 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.79 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.16 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.05 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.16 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.00 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.89 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.18 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.83 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.16 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.87 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.87 (4.10)
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
National
Participating Offices: Houston; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; New York; Palo Alto; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 38 (34% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.856 (rank: 86)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.05 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.95 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.08 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.26 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.11 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.05 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.32 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.14 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.58 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.73 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.84 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.16 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.97 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.94 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.24 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.08 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.30 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.03 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.08 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.08 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.86 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.34 (4.10)
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Columbus
Participating Offices: Cleveland; Columbus
Number of Respondents: 10 (45% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.625 (rank: 138)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.70 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.60 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.20 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.90 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.40 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.40 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.70 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.90 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.90 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.10 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.90 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.80 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.70 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.90 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.90 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.60 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 48.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 35.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.80 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.10 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.60 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.78 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.30 (4.10)
Proskauer Rose
New York
Participating Offices: Boca Raton, FL; Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Newark
Number of Respondents: 34 (31% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.988 (rank: 47)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.24 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.27 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.35 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.88 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.79 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.59 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.30 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.82 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.42 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.63 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.21 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.12 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.24 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.33 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.03 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.13 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.59 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.33 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.84 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.94 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.85 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.41 (4.10)
Quarles & Brady
Milwaukee
Participating Offices: Chicago; Milwaukee; Naples, FL; Phoenix
Number of Respondents: 27 (52% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.161 (rank: 21)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.37 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.30 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.89 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.30 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.41 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.93 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.07 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.70 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.48 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.59 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.52 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.37 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.26 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.44 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.41 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.33 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.44 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.21 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.26 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.56 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.44 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.41 (4.10)
Reed Smith
National
Participating Offices: Century City, CA; Chicago; Falls Church, VA; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York; Oakland; Paris; Philadelphia; Piraeus, Greece; Pittsburgh; Princeton; Richmond; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 117 (53% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.988 (rank: 47)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.07 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.03 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.74 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.12 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.98 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.84 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.28 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.86 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.92 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.85 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.04 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.26 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.05 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.05 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.47 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.16 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.11 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.04 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.38 (4.10)
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
Minneapolis
Participating Offices: Boston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis
Number of Respondents: 21 (38% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.878 (rank: 82)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.90 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.48 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.19 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.52 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.52 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.05 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.95 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.14 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.67 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.86 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.60 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.65 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.52 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.90 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.76 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.71 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.62 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.62 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.38 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.29 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 2.71 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.48 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.86 (4.10)
Ropes & Gray
Boston
Participating Offices: Boston; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 90 (44% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.175 (rank: 19)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.44 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.32 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.74 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.63 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.22 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.36 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.91 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.11 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.78 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.20 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.80 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.59 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.08 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.38 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.52 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.46 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.38 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.47 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.53 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.32 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.87 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.07 (4.10)
Saul Ewing
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia; Princeton; Washington, D.C.; Wayne, PA; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 22 (92% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.707 (rank: 121)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.77 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.82 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.18 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.59 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.05 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.36 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.50 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.86 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.62 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.36 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.32 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.05 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.95 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.86 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.18 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.32 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.86 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.24 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.23 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.55 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.41 (4.10)
Schiff Hardin
Chicago
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Chicago; New York; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 26 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.786 (rank: 106)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.81 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.54 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.50 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.27 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.77 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.54 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.23 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.42 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.42 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.12 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.73 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.08 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.65 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.92 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.08 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.08 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.72 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.72 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.96 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.08 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.88 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.08 (4.10)
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Cherry Hill, NJ; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; San Francisco
Number of Respondents: 16 (73% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.278 (rank: 11)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.44 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.31 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.81 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.69 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.38 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.69 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.38 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.19 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.06 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.88 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.06 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.44 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.25 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.44 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.56 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.38 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.50 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.50 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.56 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.19 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.13 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.94 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.94 (4.10)
Schulte Roth & Zabel
New York
Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 47 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.662 (rank: 131)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.04 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.32 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.26 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.67 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.64 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.78 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.30 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.48 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.43 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.02 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.85 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.36 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.47 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.46 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.11 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.09 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.11 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.53 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.48 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.72 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.80 (4.10)
Seyfarth Shaw
National
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Sacramento; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 53 (49% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.738 (rank: 113)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.04 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.19 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.34 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.87 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.68 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.15 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.15 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.51 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.27 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.75 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.68 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.94 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.06 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.66 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.77 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.92 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.21 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.92 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.68 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.74 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.98 (4.10)
Shearman & Sterling
International
Participating Offices: Beijing; Frankfurt; London; New York; San Francisco; Toronto; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 48 (29% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.772 (rank: 109)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.25 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.17 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.69 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.81 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.96 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.35 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.65 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.60 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.19 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.81 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.13 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.40 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.29 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.91 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 47.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.20 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.96 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.15 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.22 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.75 (4.10)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Los Angeles
Participating Offices: Costa Mesa, CA; Los Angeles; San Diego; San Francisco; Santa Barbara, CA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 22 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.694 (rank: 125)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.95 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.67 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.05 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.24 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.95 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.33 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.86 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.38 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.00 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.38 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.90 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.71 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.05 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.24 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.26 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.38 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.52 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.24 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.43 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.00 (4.10)
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Kansas City, Missouri
Participating Offices: Houston; Irvine, CA; Kansas City, MO; Miami; Tampa
Number of Respondents: 20 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.893 (rank: 77)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.90 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.65 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.55 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.55 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.95 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.15 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.37 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.45 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.80 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.15 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.40 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.05 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.05 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.25 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.15 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.25 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.4 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.30 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.55 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.70 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.25 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.25 (4.10)
Sidley Austin
National
Participating Offices: Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 148 (44% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.751 (rank: 112)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.07 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.99 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.28 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.82 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.45 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.36 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.92 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.50 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.93 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.70 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.13 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.77 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.07 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.09 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.77 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.96 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.98 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.24 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.04 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.86 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.66 (4.10)

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York

Participating Offices: Beijing; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; Tokyo
Number of Respondents: 63 (29% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.676 (rank: 126)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.84 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.65 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.45 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.06 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.48 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.50 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.97 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.44 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.16 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.34 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.24 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.98 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.03 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.08 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.84 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.68 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 58.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.02 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.98 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.85 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.29 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.60 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.51 (4.10)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
National
Participating Offices: Boston; Chicago; Houston; London; Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C.; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 96 (19% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.666 (rank: 129)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.12 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.86 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.13 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.63 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.58 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.47 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.25 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.70 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.23 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.56 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.02 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.53 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.03 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.92 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.74 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.86 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 59.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 47.8 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.18 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.99 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.91 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.21 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.68 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.91 (4.10)
Snell & Wilmer
Phoenix
Participating Offices: Costa Mesa, CA; Denver; Las Vegas; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; Tucson
Number of Respondents: 36 (48% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.888 (rank: 80)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.77 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.77 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.03 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.37 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.20 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.91 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.14 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.69 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.54 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.37 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.66 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.20 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.03 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.11 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.24 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.17 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.14 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 52.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 40.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.29 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.74 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.74 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.89 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.57 (4.10)
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
National
Participating Offices: Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Kansas City, MO; New York; St. Louis; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (26% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.014 (rank: 43)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.20 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.12 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.92 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.36 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.12 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.48 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.60 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.64 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.80 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.16 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.21 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.92 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.17 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.16 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.92 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.09 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.28 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.28 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.40 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.08 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.16 (4.10)

Steptoe & Johnson
Washington, D.C.

Participating Offices: Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 13 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.847 (rank: 91)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.38 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.08 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.62 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.23 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.77 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.23 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.23 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.00 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.67 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.08 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.85 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.38 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.15 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.15 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.54 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.15 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.54 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.08 (4.10)
Stites & Harbison
Louisville
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Lexington, KY; Louisville; Nashville
Number of Respondents: 29 (71% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.992 (rank: 46)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.14 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.21 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.31 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.83 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.59 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.38 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.69 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.07 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.48 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.79 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.41 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.71 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.21 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.14 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.11 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 39.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.68 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.21 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.11 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.46 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.45 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.28 (4.10)
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Malvern, PA; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (89% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.893 (rank: 77)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.76 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.68 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.00 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.44 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.08 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.64 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.52 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.60 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.32 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.56 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.88 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.24 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.64 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.84 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.16 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.24 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.76 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.64 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.52 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.16 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.04 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.84 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.44 (4.10)

Strasburger & Price
Dallas

Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Frisco, TX; Houston; San Antonio
Number of Respondents: 14 (64% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.981 (rank: 51)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.21 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.07 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.64 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.86 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.93 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.21 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.64 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.00 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.36 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.57 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.07 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.21 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.79 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.43 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.64 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.36 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.69 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.3 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.46 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.00 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.50 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.00 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.79 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.21 (4.10)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
New York
Participating Offices: Los Angeles; Miami; New York
Number of Respondents: 11 (16% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.407 (rank: 153)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.91 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.36 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.82 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.91 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.45 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.27 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.91 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.55 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 2.91 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.09 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.20 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.50 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 2.91 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.64 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.82 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.36 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.27 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 47.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.55 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.73 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.36 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.64 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.82 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.73 (4.10)
Sullivan & Cromwell
New York
Participating Offices: Beijing; Frankfurt; London; Los Angeles; Melbourne; New York; Palo Alto; Paris; Sydney; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 67 (38% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.069 (rank: 28)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.40 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.66 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.12 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.85 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.86 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.97 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.60 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.26 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.32 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.48 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.31 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.78 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.45 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.34 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.31 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.91 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 60.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 50.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.12 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.00 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.27 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.89 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.66 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.33 (4.10)
Susman Godfrey
Houston
Participating Offices: Dallas; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Seattle
Number of Respondents: 13 (57% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.233 (rank: 15)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.92 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.77 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.54 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.54 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.31 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.46 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.54 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.38 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.55 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.25 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.54 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.62 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.92 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 5.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 5.00 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.54 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 67.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 60.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.33 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.62 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.31 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.42 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 5.00 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.85 (4.10)
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; Houston; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 34 (39% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.760 (rank: 111)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.03 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.82 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.44 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.29 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.88 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.12 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.36 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.12 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.12 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.44 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.41 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.09 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.56 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.12 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.09 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.79 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.59 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.21 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.91 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.68 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.06 (4.10)
Thompson & Knight
Dallas
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Fort Worth; Houston; New York
Number of Respondents: 16 (31% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.834 (rank: 96)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.00 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.93 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.20 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.20 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.93 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.60 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.47 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.47 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.47 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.27 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.27 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.19 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.94 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.27 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.19 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.13 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.13 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.00 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.20 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.00 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.19 (4.10)
Thompson Coburn
St. Louis
Participating Offices: Chicago; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 25 (48% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.280 (rank: 10)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.40 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.28 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.04 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.44 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.36 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.44 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.24 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.12 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.20 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.32 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.08 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.44 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.04 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.52 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.52 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.84 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.08 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.78 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.32 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.50 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.20 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.92 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.40 (4.10)
Thompson Hine
Cleveland
Participating Offices: Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton
Number of Respondents: 12 (18% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.292 (rank: 8)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.33 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.33 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.08 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.50 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.42 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.17 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.67 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.92 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.25 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.75 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.58 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.25 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.58 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.58 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.50 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.5 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.42 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.42 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.25 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.25 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.83 (4.10)
Troutman Sanders
Atlanta
Participating Offices: Atlanta; New York; Norfolk, VA; Raleigh; Richmond; Shanghai; Tysons Corner, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 65 (65% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.727 (rank: 117)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.81 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.78 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.17 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.83 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.62 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.09 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.00 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.73 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.73 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.91 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.11 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.78 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.92 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.02 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.98 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.85 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.08 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.11 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.45 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.66 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.78 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.22 (4.10)
Vedder Price
Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; New York
Number of Respondents: 20 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.251 (rank: 13)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.05 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.30 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.26 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.35 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.20 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.80 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 4.25 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.20 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.85 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.15 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.45 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.80 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.15 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.45 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.55 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.32 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.9 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.21 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.20 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.89 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.90 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.90 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.25 (4.10)
Venable
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Baltimore; Los Angeles; New York; Vienna, VA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 10 (18% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.618 (rank: 140)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.70 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.60 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.70 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.00 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.80 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.30 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.20 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.60 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.30 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.11 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.90 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.20 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.90 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.90 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.70 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.70 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.8 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.20 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.20 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.70 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.10 (4.10)
Vinson & Elkins
Houston
Participating Offices: Austin; Dallas; Houston; New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 44 (35% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.813 (rank: 99)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.86 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.82 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.02 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.84 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.68 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.82 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.11 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.52 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.91 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.02 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.07 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.11 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.14 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.05 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.88 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 44.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.84 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.93 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.70 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.57 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.80 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.27 (4.10)
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease
Columbus
Participating Offices: Akron; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus
Number of Respondents: 23 (70% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.299 (rank: 156)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.74 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.57 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 2.83 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.39 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.61 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.17 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.22 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.48 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.04 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.22 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.36 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.96 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.48 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.96 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 3.96 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.83 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.78 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.13 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.35 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.65 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.26 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.83 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.52 (4.10)

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York

Participating Offices: New York
Number of Respondents: 28 (57% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.045 (rank: 36)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.65 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.46 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.92 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.35 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.31 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.65 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.92 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.21 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.30 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.31 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.84 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.62 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.00 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.54 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.77 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.62 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.15 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 66.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 58.5 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.32 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.08 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.44 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.96 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.31 (4.10)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
New York
Participating Offices: Austin; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Miami; New York; Redwood Shores, CA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 106 (42% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 4.137 (rank: 22)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.28 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.08 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.71 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.47 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.07 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 4.25 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.93 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.40 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.05 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.55 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.60 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.25 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.87 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.36 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.30 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.08 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.17 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.37 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.31 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.66 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.87 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.16 (4.10)
White & Case
International
Participating Offices: Bangkok; Bratislava; Brussels; Budapest; Dusseldorf; Frankfurt; Hamburg; Helsinki; Hong Kong; Istanbul; London; Los Angeles; Mexico City; Miami; Moscow; New York; Palo Alto; Paris; Prague; Singapore; Stockholm; Tokyo; Warsaw; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 206 (40% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.627 (rank: 137)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.09 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.87 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.84 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.09 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.67 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.56 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.22 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.46 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.34 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.55 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.74 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.09 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.59 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.01 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.00 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.64 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.71 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.2 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.19 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.98 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.80 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.51 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.47 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.79 (4.10)
Wiley Rein
Washington, D.C.
Participating Offices: Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 13 (30% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.737 (rank: 116)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.08 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.17 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.75 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.17 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.92 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.58 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.25 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.50 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.75 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.17 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.17 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.33 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 4.15 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.31 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.31 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.85 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.31 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 53.3 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.64 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.25 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.18 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 4.08 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.75 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.58 (4.10)
Williams Mullen
Richmond
Participating Offices: Norfolk, VA; Raleigh; Richmond; Tysons Corner, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 29 (63% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.807 (rank: 102)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.03 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.00 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.72 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.45 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.00 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.86 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.03 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.28 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.62 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.48 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.11 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.10 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 3.97 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.38 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.61 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.97 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 54.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 41.6 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.34 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.48 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.55 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.62 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.76 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.24 (4.10)
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
New York
Participating Offices: New York; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 48 (37% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.903 (rank: 75)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 3.94 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.73 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.40 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.48 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 4.10 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.62 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.32 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.62 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 4.53 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.06 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.61 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.43 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.65 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.17 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.90 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 51.9 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 43.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.34 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.54 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.66 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.74 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.71 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.25 (4.10)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
National
Participating Offices: Boston; New York; Palo Alto; Waltham, MA; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 93 (43% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.918 (rank: 69)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.15 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.87 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.40 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.33 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.92 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.99 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.85 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.02 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.51 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.33 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.57 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.08 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.76 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.11 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.10 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.74 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 4.07 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 56.6 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 46.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.98 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.08 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.01 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.88 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.77 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.74 (4.10)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto
Participating Offices: Austin; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 82 (59% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.715 (rank: 119)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.23 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.95 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.91 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.96 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.73 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.70 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.27 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.02 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.30 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.80 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.66 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.05 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.72 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.06 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.19 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.23 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.91 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 57.7 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.7 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.94 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.91 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.15 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.49 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.63 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.87 (4.10)
Winston & Strawn
Chicago
Participating Offices: Charlotte; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Washington, D.C.
Number of Respondents: 31 (22% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.785 (rank: 107)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.19 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.13 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.06 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 3.94 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.90 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.68 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 2.71 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.90 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.84 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 4.03 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.81 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.23 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.84 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.19 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.03 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.69 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 45.2 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 3.07 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 3.87 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 4.00 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.57 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.81 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.10 (4.10)
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen
Philadelphia
Participating Offices: Boston; Cherry Hill, NJ; New York; Philadelphia; Roseland, NJ; Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 35 (95% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.497 (rank: 149)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.06 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 3.85 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 3.50 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.06 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.76 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.29 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 3.09 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 2.59 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.18 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 2.64 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 3.97 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 3.97 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.89 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.37 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 4.23 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.71 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 55.1 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 42.0 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.97 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.06 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.57 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.79 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.91 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 3.66 (4.10)
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Wilmington
Participating Offices: Wilmington
Number of Respondents: 17 (81% response rate)
Firmwide Score: 3.942 (rank: 61)
Scores are based on a 1-to-5 scale, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 the highest. Rank is based on 157 firms. National averages appear in parentheses after the firm’s score.
How the firm rated on key scoring questions:
  • How interesting the work is: 4.29 (4.10)
  • How satisfying the work is: 4.06 (3.95)
  • Benefits and compensation: 4.24 (4.04)
  • Associate relations: 4.18 (4.26)
  • Partner-associate relations: 3.94 (3.93)
  • Training and guidance: 3.65 (3.77)
  • Openness re: finances: 4.53 (3.46)
  • Communication re: partnership: 3.35 (3.09)
  • Realistic billable hours: 3.65 (3.67)
  • Attitude toward pro bono: 3.35 (4.04)
  • Likelihood of staying two years: 4.00 (3.79)
  • Overall rating as a place to work: 4.06 (4.15)
About the work:
  • Distribution of work: 3.63 (3.83)
  • Quality of work assigned: 4.00 (4.12)
  • Level of responsibility: 4.13 (4.19)
  • Amount of client contact: 3.88 (4.00)
  • Fairness of evaluations: 3.81 (3.99)
The hours:
  • Average hours worked per week: 59.0 (55.85)
  • Average hours billed per week: 49.1 (44.65)
What the firm’s culture is like:
  • Morale this year over last: 2.76 (3.11)
  • Collegiality: 4.35 (4.18)
  • Dedication to diversity: 3.47 (3.97)
  • Family-friendliness: 3.76 (3.77)
The partners and firm management:
  • Opportunities to work with partners: 4.71 (4.77)
  • Opportunities to socialize with partners: 4.00 (4.10)