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Downey Brand Continues to Rank High in Vault Results


Vault has released the results of its most recent Law Firm Associate Survey, placing Downey Brand at number 9 overall among their “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For.” Downey Brand ranks among the top midsize firms across the country in 12 other categories this year, with 2023 scores higher than last year in almost every category. The firm’s current rankings in various “Quality of Life” categories include:

  • 5th in Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship
  • 7th in Hours
  • 11th in Associate/Partner Relations
  • 11th in Quality of Work
  • 12th in Firm Culture
  • 12th in Formal Training
  • 15th in Selectivity
  • 16th in Transparency
  • 17th in Pro Bono
  • 20th in Career Outlook
  • 23th in Satisfaction
  • 24th in Compensation

Downey Brand’s Vault rankings were derived from Vault’s Law Firm Associate Survey, in which associates were asked to anonymously rate their firms. For the category “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For,” Vault calculated the results using a formula that weighs associate ratings in 11 different areas: 25% overall satisfaction; 10% hours; 10% compensation; 10% quality of work; 10% informal training and mentoring; 10% culture; 5% business outlook; 5% associate/partner relations; 5% leadership transparency; 5% formal training; and 5% career outlook.

View Downey Brand’s profile and associate feedback here.

Top 150 Under 150


Downey Brand is listed in Vault’s “Top 150 Under 150“, which highlights the best-known and most sought-after law firms with fewer than 150 attorneys. The “Top 150 Under 150” is chosen by Vault and based on its research rather than survey results. You can view the complete list of firm’s here.