Ropes & Gray Earns Top Rankings for Quality of Life and Diversity in 2023 Vault Survey of Associates

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Ropes & Gray received top rankings across multiple categories in the 2023 Vault “Best Law Firms to Work For” and “Best Law Firms for Diversity” guides. The Vault results—which are based on a survey of more than 20,000 associates at top U.S. law firms—underscore Ropes & Gray’s world-class professional development initiatives as well as its collegial firm culture, longstanding commitment to pro bono, and proactive focus on prioritizing wellness. The results reflect a firm where associates feel valued and respected, have ample opportunities to grow professionally, and perceive significant progress in the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. For the 11th time in 12 years, the influential directory ranked Ropes & Gray number one among U.S. law firms for formal training. It was ranked in the top five for:

  • Business Outlook
  • Career Outlook
  • Compensation
  • Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Diversity for Women
  • Firm Culture
  • Informal Training & Mentoring
  • Overall Diversity
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Wellness

Professional Development

The 2023 rankings highlight 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. The firm stood out in areas related to both formal and informal training. The firm also had a strong ranking in Informal Training & Mentoring & Sponsorship.

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Diversity

Ropes & Gray’s diversity rankings reflect the firm’s ongoing efforts to recruit, retain and advance people of diverse backgrounds at all levels. In the Vault survey, associates noted Ropes & Gray’s purposeful commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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Firm Culture

Ropes & Gray’s culture of teamwork, collegiality and mutual respect received high praise from associates, and the firm ranked in the top five for firm culture.

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Wellness

Ropes & Gray’s high ranking in Vault’s wellness category—introduced in 2021—reflects the firm’s commitment to enhancing the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of its people. The firm provides important resources such as generous gym reimbursements, free counseling sessions, meditation workshops, nutrition education, financial wellbeing sessions, acupuncture and more.

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Pro Bono

A commitment to public service is a hallmark of Ropes & Gray, and the firm is consistently ranked in the top ten for pro bono. Attorneys are actively encouraged to contribute at least 20 hours of pro bono work each year, with the firm giving equal credit to time spent on pro bono matters and client work. 

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