Top Firms Report 2022

Yale Law Women proudly presents its Seventeenth Annual Top Firms Report. We produce the Top Firms Report to monitor trends in overall equity among law firms ranked in the Vault 100, raise awareness of disparities within the legal profession, highlight progress being made in the industry, and identify areas for improvement. We hope this report will help students make more informed decisions about their careers and recognize the types of policies to seek at law firms and across varying career paths.

To view the full report, click here.

Our report continues last year’s methodology of recognizing firm accomplishments through a series of “Category Honors” rather than one holistic Top Ten list. We recognize that attorneys have individualized experiences and distinct needs, and we hope our methodology will help law students and new attorneys identify firms that best suit their needs and priorities. Additionally, our report includes a “Recommendations for Students” page, which we hope will be particularly useful to 1Ls in preparation for this year’s Virtual Interview Program (VIP).

Top Firms for Advancement

Jenner & Block LLP

Top Firms for Agency & Flexibility

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Top Firms for Compensation

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Top Firms for Culture

Proskauer Rose LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Top Firms for Diversity

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

For more information on report methodology, please view our methodology appendix here.