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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 for Firm Culture

#1
SCORE 9.531
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.391
2020 Rank 4
#3
SCORE 9.351
2020 Rank 12
#4
SCORE 9.296
2020 Rank 23
#5
SCORE 9.291
2020 Rank 3
#6
SCORE 9.281
2020 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 9.200
2020 Rank 2
#8
SCORE 9.172
2020 Rank 9
#9
SCORE 9.153
2020 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 9.123
2020 Rank 24
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