2022 Vault Survey Underscores Ropes & Gray’s Offering for Lawyers: A Dynamic Firm with Top Quality of Life, Collaboration, Training and Diversity

Rankings & Awards
October 5, 2021

In the 2022 Vault survey of associates, Ropes & Gray received top rankings for providing a strong platform for lawyers to excel in their work, while delivering an experience that prioritizes training, mentorship and interpersonal connections. It includes receiving top rankings for the firm’s efforts to promote professional development, create a diverse and inclusive culture, and host a valuable and engaging summer associate program. Notably, the firm received top rankings in the Best to Work For, Overall Diversity and Pro Bono categories, and for the 11th year in a row, ranked in the top two among U.S. law firms for formal training. 

a great teaching culture

The rankings–which are based on a survey of nearly 20,000 associates at top U.S. law firms—highlight the firm’s dedication to mutual respect, collegiality, professional excellence and dedication to public service. Key rankings include:

  • 2 for Formal Training
  • 3 for Diversity for LGBTQ Individuals
  • 3 for Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities
  • 4 for Overall Diversity
  • 4 for Diversity for Women
  • 4 for Career Outlook
  • 4 for Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship
  • 4 for Integration of Laterals & Clerks
  • 5 for Associate/Partner Relations
  • 5 for Racial & Ethnic Diversity
  • 6 for Best to Work For
  • 7 for Satisfaction
  • 7 for Wellness
  • 7 for Firm Culture
  • 7 for Pro Bono
  • 7 for Technology & Innovation

Ropes & Gray’s ranking for Overall Diversity underscores the firm’s longstanding and ongoing commitment to recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds at all levels. The firm also continues to consistently rank highly in the rankings for Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Racial & Ethnic Diversity. In the Vault survey, associates noted Ropes & Gray’s outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion for individuals across multiple categories, including race, gender and sexual orientation.


Diversity Work

Professional Development

The firm is also a leader in training and career growth, showing strong rankings in Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship and Quality of Work. The 2022 rankings reflect Ropes & Gray’s dedication to advancing the careers of each and every associate at the firm by offering more than 1,300 training programs aimed at enriching practical legal skills and knowledge of substantive law.

Summer Program 


Importantly, Ropes & Gray also ranked seventh in Vault’s Wellness category, demonstrating the firm’s commitment to providing tangible resources, premier education and compassionate support to enhance the emotional, physical and financial health of its people. 

Summer Program

This year, the firm also ranked well in categories related to the experience of summer associates, including strong rankings for Best Summer Associate Program, Career Development and Attorney Interaction. These rankings recognize Ropes & Gray’s thoughtful summer associate program, which provides law students with insight into the firm’s client matters, as well as pro bono work, and equips them with the training tools they need for a successful legal career.