Ropes & Gray Ranked Top Firm in the Country for Associate Training, Firm Culture in 2016 Vault Guide
Ropes & Gray was ranked #1 for formal training in the 2016 Vault guide released July 15, marking the fifth year in a row that the firm has earned the top spot in the category. The firm also ranked #1 for firm culture and was ranked second among U.S. firms for “Best Law Firm to Work For,” a defining category in which the firm has ranked first or second in the country each of the past seven years.
Ropes & Gray also received high rankings nationally in the following categories:
- #2 for informal training
- #2 for associate/partner relations
- #2 for satisfaction
- #3 for pro bono
- #4 for career outlook
- #4 for substantive work
- #9 for selectivity
The Vault recognition reflects Ropes & Gray’s ongoing investment in the future. The firm provides important learning and development opportunities for its associates as part of a world-class team committed to excellence in client service, and each year offers a robust curriculum of more than 800 courses aimed at enriching its attorneys’ practical legal skills and knowledge of substantive law. Associates participate in programs at career milestones, including fundamental skills courses for junior associates, an annual sixth-year associate retreat, and a program on business development. The Ropes & Gray culture—centered on core values including collegiality, a commitment to excellence in client service, mutual respect, and a diverse and inclusive workforce—provides an exceptional and fulfilling professional experience.
“At Ropes & Gray, we believe we have the best group of associates in the world, and it is gratifying to receive such positive feedback from them,” said Ropes & Gray chairman Brad Malt. “As a firm we are committed to continue strengthening our training, development and mentoring opportunities to help our lawyers provide the kind of world-class service our clients have come to expect of us.”
More than 17,000 associates at U.S. firms participate in the survey that serves as the basis for the Vault rankings, assessing firms on factors including job satisfaction and training and development.
Read more about career opportunities at the firm here.