2006 Law Firm Rankings

The following rankings are based on over 5,600 midlevel associates (3rd, 4th & 5th year) survey responses. The family-friendly evaluation comes mostly from an element of the survey which asked associates to evaluate how "family friendly" their law firm is. The data comes from The American Lawyer's 2005 Midlevel Associates Survey. Please visit that site (free registration required) to see complete survey results for each law firm.

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The Most Family Friendly

Rank Law Firm Main Office Participating Offices Total Midlevels Respondents Response Rate Score (0-100)
1 Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis Denver; Minneapolis 15 10 67% 91.1
2 Strasburger & Price Dallas Austin, TX; Dallas; Frisco, TX; Houston 20 10 50% 88.9
3 Jenkens & Gilchrist Dallas Austin, TX; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Pasadena 35 12 34% 88.4
3 Miles & Stockbridge Baltimore Baltimore; Easton, MD; Rockville, MD 28 16 57% 88.3
3 Harter, Secrest & Emery Rochester, NY Albany; Buffalo; Rochester, NY 14 13 93% 88.2
6 Harris Beach Rochester, NY Buffalo; Ithaca, NY; New York; Rochester, NY 22 12 55% 87.1
6 Nutter McClennen & Fish Boston Boston 16 12 75% 87.0
6 Arnall Golden Gregory Atlanta Atlanta 17 15 88% 86.5
9 Davis Wright Tremaine Seattle Bellevue, WA; Los Angeles; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, DC 46 12 26% 85.1
9 Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky Washington, DC Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC 45 28 62% 85.0
9 Wiley Rein & Fielding Washington, DC McLean, VA; Washington, DC 30 16 53% 84.5
12 Carter Ledyard & Milburn New York New York 23 13 57% 84.4
12 Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps San Diego San Diego 27 14 52% 84.3
12 McKenna Long & Aldridge National Atlanta; Denver; Los Angeles; Washington, DC 40 28 70% 83.5
15 Young Conaway Wilmington Wilmington 14 11 79% 83.2
15 Chapman and Cutler Chicago Chicago; Salt Lake City; San Francisco 27 25 93% 82.9
15 Loeb & Loeb Los Angeles Los Angeles; New York 22 14 64% 82.5
18 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, DC Atlanta; Cambridge, MA; Reston, VA; Washington, DC 51 18 35% 82.2
19 Goulston & Storrs Boston Boston 16 11 69% 81.9
20 Debevoise & Plimpton New York New York 133 20 15% 81.4
20 Holland & Hart Denver Billings, MT; Boise; Boulder; Cheyenne, WY; Denver; Salt Lake City; Santa Fe 41 18 44% 81.3
20 Cozen O'Connor Philadelphia Philadelphia 23 15 65% 81.1
20 Andrews Kurth Houston Dallas; Houston 55 11 20% 80.9
20 Cooley Godward Palo Alto Broomfield, CO; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; San Diego; San Francisco 83 40 48% 80.9
20 Hogan & Hartson Washington, DC Baltimore; Brussels; Colorado Springs; Denver; London; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; Miami; New York; Washington, DC 188 49 26% 80.9
20 Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads Philadelphia Cherry Hill, NJ; Philadelphia 21 19 90% 80.8
20 Shook, Hardy & Bacon Kansas City, MO Geneva; Kansas City, MO; Miami; Washington, DC 78 14 18% 80.8
20 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Washington, DC Atlanta; New York; Washington, DC 58 32 55% 80.8
20 Faegre & Benson Minneapolis Boulder; Denver; Minneapolis 62 24 39% 80.7
20 Thompson Hine Cleveland Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus; Dayton 64 18 28% 80.7

The Least Family Friendly

150 O'Melveny & Myers Los Angeles Beijing; Century City, CA; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; New York; Newport Beach, CA; San Francisco; Shanghai; Washington, DC 206 109 53% 62.4
150 Dow, Lohnes & Albertson Washington, DC Atlanta; Washington, DC 28 12 43% 62.0
151 Shearman & Sterling New York Beijing; Hong Kong; London; Menlo Park, CA; New York; Paris; San Francisco; Toronto, Ontario; Washington, DC 185 61 33% 62.0
151 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Palo Alto Austin, TX; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Seattle 138 29 21% 61.5
153 Kirkland & Ellis Chicago Chicago; London; Los Angeles; Munich; New York; San Francisco; Washington, DC 280 115 41% 60.4
154 Sullivan & Cromwell New York Frankfurt; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; Melbourne; New York; Palo Alto; Paris; Sydney 161 71 44% 58.6
155 Proskauer Rose New York Boston; Los Angeles; New York; Newark 111 42 38% 58.1
156 Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York New York 53 17 32% 56.6
157 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison New York New York 124 47 38% 55.3
158 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York New York 35 14 40% 53.2
159 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York Charlotte, NC; London; New York; Washington, DC 89 33 37% 52.0
160 Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York London; New York 106 35 33% 49.8
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