“This past year was a difficult one for everyone in the legal industry, but it appears that McDermott responded in all the right ways,” said Mary Kate Sheridan, Vault’s Senior Law Editor. “Associates rave about the firm’s culture and say the firm continued to foster connections virtually throughout the pandemic. They also feel the firm is supportive of associate wellness, offering—among other perks—25 hours of billable credit for mindfulness, and believe the firm is invested in diversity, equity and inclusion. Clearly, the firm’s efforts have bolstered associate satisfaction.”
In addition to the Overall Best Law Firm to Work For ranking, Vault’s quality of life rankings include 16 subcategories. This year, there is a new No. 1 firm in every quality of life subcategory. Continuing its trend at the top, McDermott clinched gold in a whopping 13 of the 16 subcategories: Associate/Partner Relations, Business Outlook, Career Outlook, Compensation, Firm Culture, Formal Training, Hours, Informal Training, Quality of Work, Satisfaction, Technology & Innovation, Transparency and Wellness.
Vault Law annually ranks the most prestigious law firms based on the assessments of lawyers at peer firms. The rankings are compiled based on Vault’s Law Firm Associate Survey in which more than 20,000 associates rated and commented on various work life aspects, including Overall Satisfaction, Firm Culture, Hours and Compensation.
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