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Ropes & Gray Featured as One of the Happiest Places to Work in The National Jurist

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The Oct. 2013 issue of The National Jurist featured Ropes & Gray in its article, “The happiest places to work.” The firm is featured as one that continues to “top Vault’s quality of life ranking,” and has a commitment to not only client service, but to developing its firm culture.

Litigation partner Richard Batchelder and labor & employment partner Diane Patrick, who both serve on the hiring committee, are quoted in the article. Discussing the firm’s successful culture, Mr. Batchelder noted, “‘We have an incredibly collegial environment, and that is critically important to our client service and our ability to retain and attract top talent. This is a place where people are valued.’” Ms. Patrick added, “‘We pride ourselves on our associate development and review process.’”

Ropes & Gray ranked highly in the 2014 Vault Guide in categories focused on associate training, culture, diversity and inclusiveness. The firm ranked second overall “Best Law Firm to Work For,” ranked first for formal training for the third consecutive year and ranked in the top five fore informal training & mentoring, culture, associate/partner relations and satisfaction. 

In addition, Ropes & Gray ranked second for overall diversity and is the only Am Law 100 firm to rank in the top five in all of the diversity categories including diversity for minorities, LGBT, individuals with disabilities and women. This is the fifth year in a row that Ropes & Gray ranked in the top five for overall diversity.

Click here to view the full issue and article in The National Jurist.

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