WilmerHale ranked in the top 20 in both Best Firms to Work For and Most Prestigious Law Firms in the twelfth edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. The Best Firms to Work For rankings are a compilation of eight different factors, including associate satisfaction, diversity, pro bono, associate/partner relations, formal training, informal training, pay and hours. This is the first time WilmerHale has broken into the top 20.
This edition marks the fifth consecutive year, however, in which the firm has appeared in the top 20 of Vault's Most Prestigious Law Firms. To compile its list, Vault analyzes and ranks the most prestigious law firms based on the perceptions of law firm associates from around the country. Associates score each law firm on a scale of one to 10 based on how prestigious it is to work for the firm, and firms are then ranked in order by their average score.
"These rankings emphasize the firm's commitment to our reputation, job satisfaction, pro bono and diversity, enabling us to better serve our clients and the community as a whole," says Co-Managing Partner Bill Lee. "The feedback received from our associates, our next generation of lawyers, is particularly important as we are dedicated to their training, development and success."
In addition to our national ranking, Boston and Washington DC ranked among the top five firms in their respective regions, with Boston ranking second and DC fourth. Several departments and practice areas also received prestige rankings, including Antitrust (ninth), IP Litigation (ninth), Intellectual Property (thirteenth) and General Commercial Litigation (eighteenth). In addition, our Intellectual Property partners were ranked fourth in the Partner Prestige Rankings for Intellectual Property.
The firm also received recognition for its Pro Bono (ninth), Compensation (eleventh), Formal Training (thirteenth), Selectivity (fifteenth) and Office Space (nineteenth), while our partners ranked twenty-first in Business Outlook.
To view the full 2010 Vault rankings, click here.