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The Best Law Firms

Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law professionals. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.
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NEW! 2021 Vault Law 100

Vault’s national ranking of the most prestigious law firms based on the assessments of lawyers at peer firms. This year, more than 20,000 associates rated the reputations of firms other than their own. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

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NEW! Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

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NEW! Best Law Firms for Diversity

Law students, lawyers, and firm management place increasing value on a diverse working environment. That's why Vault has devoted a special section to associates’ rankings on diversity issues. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

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NEW! Best Law Firms by Region

Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own regions. These rankings reveal the most prestigious law firms by region across the U.S. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

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NEW! Best Summer Associate Programs

Junior lawyers look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate the summer program on attorney interactions, career development, and social experiences. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

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NEW! Best Midsize Law Firms by Region

Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious midsize law firms by region across the U.S. Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

NEW! Top 150 Under 150

Vault's curated list of the best 150 law firms with 150 attorneys or fewer. The Top 150 Under 150 is chosen by the Vault team after extensive research and is not based directly on any survey results.

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