Top Vault Rankings

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 16 overall among their “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For.” Downey Brand ranks among the top midsize firms across the country in 11 categories this year, including the new rankings for associate/partner relations, transparency, and wellness. The firm’s 2020 scores are higher than last year in almost every category, and the firm moved up in the rankings for quality of work, diversity, and career outlook. The firm’s current rankings in various “Quality of Life” categories include:

  • 9th in Associate/Partner Relations
  • 13th (tied) in Commitment to Pro Bono
  • 14th in Satisfaction
  • 14th (tied) in Quality of Work
  • 15th in Transparency
  • 15th in Selectivity
  • 17th in Career Outlook

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.

To view the entire rankings for all the categories mentioned above, click 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.

2020 Vault Profile Highlights


View the PDF to learn more about Downey Brand and what our associates have to say about life at the firm and our summer program. Our 2021 highlights will be available soon, please check back.