Last week, Vault released The: 2021 in the Law Firm rankings, which he looked at in detail, proving that money in the form of Cravath’s multi-year competitive salary scale can buy prestige.
But can that money buy happiness?
At Vault 100, partners were asked to rate their law firms according to the categories that were most relevant to their overall quality of life, including satisfaction. strong culture; hours; compensation; quality of work; business prospects; career prospects; associate / partner relationships; transparency; formal և non-formal courses; pro bono; և General diversity. 50 firms were ranked among the 2021 best law firms in the Vault working on research (up from 25 in its 2019 ranking). Once again, this may come as a surprise to some, but almost no company that has compiled a Top 10 list of the most reputable companies has compiled a Top 10 list of the best companies to work with.
There has been a huge shift in the Top 10 this year. Which companies made the cut? Without further ado, here it is Top 10 Law Firms to Work For based on Vault 2021 Annual Partnership Survey.
- O’Melveny & Myers: (no change)
- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe: (+2)
- Ropes և gray (+3)
- Clifford Chance USA (-1)
- Eversheds Sutherland (+10)
- Paul Hastings (+1)
- Latham & Watkins: (-5)
- Gibson Dunn & Crutcher: (+16)
- Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler: (not ranked: first in the Top 10)
- Willkie Farr & Gallagher: (+4)
Latham և Gibson Dunn are the only law firms to top the Vault rankings. Glory for keeping your colleagues so happy.
It should be noted that O’Melveny made history again, as the first company to ever earn the No. 1 spot for each major category in the overall rankings (Overall Best Law Firm to Work For, Overall Diversity լավագույն Overall Best Summer Partner program) for two years in a row. That said, here are the No. 1 firms in each quality of life category.
Congratulations to each of the Biglaw Firms on making the latest release of Vault Best Firms for their work in the rankings, and congratulations to O’Melveny for sweeping the rankings. How did your company turn out? Send it to us too, write to us at (646) 820-8477 or send us a tweet @atlblog: let us know how you feel.
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