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Atlanta

AtlantaAtlanta is the capital and the most populous city of the State of Georgia. According to the July 2005 census estimate, the city has a population of 470,688 and a metropolitan population of 4,917,717. As of July 1, 2005, Atlanta's combined statistical area (CSA) is estimated to have a population of 5,249,121.

Altanta is the major center of commerce in the South, and boasts an especially strong convention and trade-show business. One of seven American cities classified as Gamma world cities, Atlanta ranks third in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered in its metropolitan area, behind New York City and Houston. Several major national and international companies are headquartered in Atlanta or its nearby suburbs, including four Fortune 100 companies: The Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, BellSouth, and United Parcel Service in adjacent Sandy Springs. The headquarters of Cingular Wireless, the largest mobile phone service provider in the United States, can be found a short distance inside the Perimeter beside Georgia State Route 400. Newell Rubbermaid is one of the most recent companies to relocate to the metro area; in October 2006, it announced plans to move its headquarters to Sandy Springs. Other headquarters for some major companies in Atlanta and around the metro area include Arby's, Chick-Fil-A, Earthlink, Equifax, Georgia-Pacific, Southern Company, SunTrust Banks, and Waffle House. Over 75 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the Atlanta area, and the region hosts offices of about 1,250 multinational corporations.

Law firms with main offices in Atlanta include Alston & Bird, Troutman Sanders, King & Spalding, and Kilpatrick Stockton.

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Methodology

This ranking is based on how much over 6,000 associates like their own firms. This ranking does not include prestige, salary or other factors except as they influence how much an associate enjoys working at his or her firm, and how likely said associate is to stay at his or her current firm. Associates from all law firms did not participate. Only firms with 10 or more respondents are included.

Best Atlanta Law Firms to Work For

Rank Law Firm Main Office Total Midlevels Response Rate Score (0-100)
1 Carlton Fields, P.A. Tampa 33 55% 90.0
1 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, D.C. 55 44% 90.0
3 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Winston-Salem 48 48% 89.0
4 Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Minneapolis 57 37% 87.0
5 Fish & Richardson National 76 54% 83.6
6 Troutman Sanders Atlanta 110 40% 82.8
7 Lord, Bissell & Brook Chicago 35 31% 82.2
8 Seyfarth Shaw National 88 52% 80.8
9 Powell Goldstein Atlanta 35 31% 80.0
10 Greenberg Traurig, P.A. National 166 41% 79.2
11 Hunton & Williams Richmond 145 42% 78.4
11 Schiff Hardin Chicago 42 40% 77.6
13 Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta 46 61% 76.4
14 Alston & Bird Atlanta 158 24% 75.2
14 Jones Day National 324 17% 75.0
14 Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Columbia, South Carolina 63 38% 75.0
14 Duane Morris Philadelphia 44 68% 74.6
18 King & Spalding Atlanta 146 50% 74.2
18 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Washington, D.C. 62 42% 73.8
20 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker National 163 96% 73.0
20 McKenna Long & Aldridge National 46 72% 72.6
22 Smith, Gambrell & Russell Atlanta 15 87% 72.4
23 Dow, Lohnes & Albertson Washington, D.C. 28 71% 71.0
24 Holland & Knight National 118 90% 68.0
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