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Best Law Firms to Work For

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

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

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

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

Vault's 2021 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted between late January 2020 through early April 2020.

2021 Best Law Firms to Work For

#1
SCORE 9.360
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.181
2020 Rank 4
#3
SCORE 9.138
2020 Rank 6
#4
SCORE 9.069
2020 Rank 3
#5
SCORE 9.068
2020 Rank 15
#6
SCORE 9.038
2020 Rank 7
#7
SCORE 9.032
2020 Rank 2
#8
SCORE 8.954
2020 Rank 24
#9
SCORE 8.929
2020 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 8.907
2020 Rank 14