July 14, 2016
Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP ranks sixth among the top 25 law firms in Vault’s 2017 Best Law Firms to Work For. Thompson & Knight is the only Texas-based law firm listed and one of only two firms to rank as the top firm in three Quality of Life Categories – Substantive Work, Career Outlook, and Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship.
“We are committed to the long-term development of our Associates and to providing a collegial environment in which each individual can flourish and participate in the growth of our practice and support of our diverse client base,” said Mark M. Sloan, Thompson & Knight’s Managing Partner. “We are honored to be the only Texas-based law firm on the list.”
Thompson & Knight is ranked as the top firm in the Substantive Work category with one Associate telling Vault, “compared to my colleagues at other firms, I have handled a significantly greater amount of substantive work on real cases years before they did.” With regard to Business Outlook, a Thompson & Knight Associate remarked, “T&K is a firm where, if associates do what is asked of them and commit themselves to their clients and the firm, then they can (and are expected to become) partners.” Another Associate noted that the firm “has less attrition than other big firms.” Thompson & Knight also is the top firm in Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship. One Associate said, “The firm goes above and beyond to help young attorneys transition from students to practitioners of law,” while another noted “informal mentoring opportunities are encouraged and promoted.”
The Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings are derived from Vault’s Law Firm Associate Survey, in which more than 18,000 associates rated and commented on various aspects of their work life. This year’s Best 25 Law Firms to Work For rankings were calculated using a formula that weighs associate ratings in a dozen different areas: Overall Satisfaction; Firm Culture; Hours; Substantive Work ; Compensation; Business Outlook ; Career Outlook; Associate/Partner Relations; Leadership Transparency; Informal and Formal Training; Pro Bono; and Overall Diversity. For more information, please visit Vault’s 2017 The Best Law Firms to Work For.