Five law firms are mentioned on Fortune’s 2007 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Here’s the complete list; The Recorder has more, noting the following firms (with live links to snapshots and ranking):
1. Alston & Bird (19)
2. Arnold & Porter (26)
3. Nixon Peabody (49)
4. Perkins Coie (64)
5. Bingham McCutchen (94)
I commend these firms for taking work-life issues seriously. Sometimes I wonder whether a high ranking means (a) satisfied workers or (b) having people who are good at following directions (like filling out 57-question surveys).
But there has to be some correlation between happy lawyers and higher-value work product.