Top Firms Report 2023

Yale Law Women+ proudly presents its Eighteenth 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.

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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 Firm for Advancement

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Top Firm for Agency & Flexibility

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Top Firm for Compensation

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Top Firm for Culture

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Top Firm for Diversity

Littler Mendelson P.C.

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