National Rankings Highlight Foley Hoag’s Reputation for Associate Satisfaction

Third consecutive top-10 ranking in The American Lawyer surveys is the latest recognition for firm.

September 19, 2014

Foley Hoag LLP has again been ranked in the top 10 of two national surveys for associate lawyer satisfaction, confirming the firm’s status as one of the legal profession’s best firms for associates.

Foley Hoag was ranked ninth nationally in The American Lawyer 2014 Mid-Level Associates Satisfaction survey, the firm’s third consecutive appearance in the top 10. Foley Hoag ranked eighth in 2012 and fourth in 2013.

The annual satisfaction survey of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates ranks the nation’s most elite law firms in 12 separate categories. They include compensation and benefits, training and guidance, relations with partners and other associates, the interest and satisfaction level of the work, the firm’s policy on billable hours, management’s openness about firm strategies, and partnership chances.

Foley Hoag was also recently named the third-best law firm to work for nationally in the research firm Vault’s 2015 “Top 10 Best Firms to Work For” list. Foley Hoag placed first nationally in firm culture and was ranked in the top 10 in many other individual categories, including pro bono work, transparency, training and mentoring, and LGBT diversity. The firm has been in the Vault top 10 for the last four years, coming in at fifth for 2012, and sixth for both 2013 and 2014.

Foley Hoag is one of only five firms to be ranked in the top 10 of both the American Lawyer Mid-Level Associate Survey and the Vault “Top 10 Best Firms to Work For” list.

Foley Hoag also recently tied for first in the nation for its summer program for the second consecutive year in The American Lawyer's 2014 Summer Associates Survey. The firm received perfect scores from its summer associates on each of the factors measured, such as interest level of work, training and guidance, interactions with partners, communication of goals and expectations, and overall quality of the workplace. In addition to its first place finishes in 2013 and 2014, the firm was ranked second nationally in 2012 and fourth in 2011. 

“Excellence, teamwork and mutual respect have always been the hallmarks of our firm culture,” said Adam P. Kahn, co-managing partner of Foley Hoag. “Our rankings in these surveys point to our long-term commitment to provide a challenging, supportive, engaging environment for our associates, helping them to deliver practical, efficient, and effective work for our clients.”

For more information on the 2015 Vault survey results, please click here.

For more information on The American Lawyer 2014 Mid-Level Associates Satisfaction survey please click here.

For more information on The American Lawyer 2014 Summer Associates Survey please click here.

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