New York

New York, NY New York City is the most densely populated city in the United States and one of the major global cities of the world. The city's business, financial and trading organizations play a significant role in the economy of the nation and of the world and contribute to the largest regional economy in the country. The city is also one of the world's most important cultural centers and is the home of the United Nations.

New York City is a global hub of international business and commerce and it is one of four "command centers" for the world economy (along with London, Paris, and Tokyo). The city is a major center for finance, insurance, real estate, media and the arts in the United States. It is considered by most economists to be the financial capital of the world. Other important sectors include the city's television and film industry, second largest in the country after Hollywood; medical research and technology; non-profit institutions and universities; and fashion. Real estate is a major force in the city's economy. The total value of all New York City property was $802.4 billion in 2006. The Time Warner Center is the property with the highest-listed market value in the city, at $1.1 billion in 2006.

With nearly 30,000 lawyers, New York City has approximately twice as many lawyers as DC and three times as many as Los Angeles. Whether it's the lifestyle, the proximity to what's happening, or the long hours, one thing is certain: lawyers love New York!

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.

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Best New York Law Firms to Work For

Rank Law Firm Main Office Total Midlevels Response Rate Score (0-100)
1 Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky Washington, D.C. 57 49% 83.4
1 Baker & McKenzie International 80 30% 83.2
3 Fish & Richardson National 76 54% 81.8
3 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe San Francisco 102 49% 81.7
5 Dorsey & Whitney Minneapolis 107 27% 80.3
5 Fulbright & Jaworski Houston 125 44% 79.9
7 Vinson & Elkins Houston 124 68% 79.0
8 Seyfarth Shaw National 88 52% 78.1
8 Greenberg Traurig, P.A. National 166 41% 77.7
10 Morrison & Foerster San Francisco 167 60% 77.2
10 Baker Botts Houston 117 23% 76.9
10 Hunton & Williams Richmond 145 42% 76.8
10 Nixon Peabody National 78 23% 76.8
10 Weil, Gotshal & Manges New York 241 22% 76.8
10 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton New York 184 19% 76.7
16 Goodwin Procter Boston 145 65% 76.4
16 Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis Philadelphia 21 86% 76.0
18 Jones Day National 324 17% 75.4
18 Troutman Sanders Atlanta 110 40% 75.3
18 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York 31 45% 75.3
18 LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae National 122 49% 75.2
18 Loeb & Loeb Los Angeles 25 68% 75.1
18 Clifford Chance International 75 36% 74.9
18 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Washington, D.C. 250 36% 74.6
25 Alston & Bird Atlanta 158 24% 74.2
25 Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz Chicago 31 42% 74.2
25 Linklaters International 32 50% 74.1
25 Hogan & Hartson National 176 21% 74.0
25 King & Spalding Atlanta 146 50% 73.9
25 Katten Muchin Rosenman Chicago 99 85% 73.7
25 Latham & Watkins National 463 32% 73.6
25 Chadbourne & Parke New York 36 36% 73.5
33 Baker & Hostetler Cleveland 83 64% 73.2
33 Dechert National 182 34% 73.2
33 Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker National 163 96% 73.0
33 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman National 137 51% 72.9
33 Reed Smith Pittsburgh 156 52% 72.9
33 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Los Angeles 74 39% 72.7
33 Sidley Austin National 283 47% 72.6
40 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom New York 371 14% 72.3
40 Thacher Proffitt & Wood New York 57 30% 72.2
40 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison New York 121 24% 72.0
40 DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary National 232 53% 71.8
40 McDermott, Will & Emery National 178 32% 71.6
40 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Palo Alto 142 36% 71.6
40 Buchanan Ingersoll Pittsburgh 39 77% 71.5
40 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy New York 109 46% 71.5
48 Bryan Cave National 109 64% 71.3
48 Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Chicago 78 23% 71.1
48 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Los Angeles 219 47% 70.8
48 Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw National 181 42% 70.5
52 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius National 268 47% 70.4
52 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld National 120 49% 70.2
52 Cravath, Swaine & Moore New York 105 21% 70.2
52 Hughes Hubbard & Reed New York 54 50% 70.2
52 Blank Rome Philadelphia 56 34% 69.8
57 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham Pittsburgh 142 62% 69.1
57 Foley & Lardner Milwaukee 163 41% 68.9
57 White & Case International 150 48% 68.9
57 Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge Providence 76 17% 68.5
61 Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle New York 19 89% 68.4
61 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Los Angeles 31 55% 68.4
61 Kirkland & Ellis Chicago 300 47% 68.3
61 Andrews Kurth Houston 63 19% 68.2
61 O'Melveny & Myers Los Angeles 244 39% 68.2
61 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson New York 137 41% 67.9
61 Duane Morris Philadelphia 44 68% 67.8
61 Winston & Strawn Chicago 141 27% 67.8
61 Holland & Knight National 118 90% 67.6
61 Schulte Roth & Zabel New York 89 28% 67.5
61 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett New York 213 32% 67.5
72 Arent Fox Washington, D.C. 28 57% 67.4
72 Carter Ledyard & Milburn New York 15 73% 67.3
72 Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen Philadelphia 35 94% 67.3
72 Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel New York 55 29% 67.2
72 Ropes & Gray Boston 194 31% 66.7
72 Kaye Scholer New York 83 24% 66.6
72 Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York 61 44% 66.5
79 Proskauer Rose New York 133 36% 66.0
79 Bingham McCutchen National 176 42% 65.9
79 Debevoise & Plimpton New York 140 20% 65.9
79 Kenyon & Kenyon New York 43 30% 65.8
79 Davis Polk & Wardwell New York 167 21% 65.7
84 Heller Ehrman San Francisco 113 53% 65.3
84 Kelley Drye & Warren New York 42 64% 65.2
84 Willkie Farr & Gallagher New York 117 30% 65.2
84 Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler New York 33 33% 64.5
88 Allen & Overy International 45 53% 64.2
88 Arnold & Porter Washington, D.C. 140 53% 63.7
88 Dewey Ballantine New York 78 49% 63.7
88 Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels Boston 26 46% 63.6
88 Fox Rothschild Philadelphia 21 86% 63.6
88 Sullivan & Cromwell New York 171 83% 63.6
94 Shearman & Sterling New York 162 26% 62.4
95 Covington & Burling Washington, D.C. 125 40% 60.8
96 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York 113 38% 59.4
97 Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto New York 23 52% 52.7
98 Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman New York 180 10% 47.5
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