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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 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.
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 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.

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2024 Best Law Firms for Hours

#1
SCORE 9.317
2023 Rank 4
#2
SCORE 9.218
2023 Rank 3
#3
SCORE 8.984
2023 Rank 1
#4
SCORE 8.983
2023 Rank 6
#5
SCORE 8.971
2023 Rank 10
#6
SCORE 8.826
2023 Rank 5
#7
SCORE 8.714
2023 Rank 17
#8
SCORE 8.708
2023 Not Ranked
#9
SCORE 8.704
2023 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 8.702
2023 Rank 12