Fox Rothschild Associates Among Most Satisfied in the United States, According to 2010 American Lawyer Mid-Level Associate SurveySeptember 20, 2010 – Press Releases
Fox Rothschild LLP has once again been lauded by its associates as among the best firms in which to work. The firm ranked #14 of 137 firms in the nation and #2 of 11 firms in Philadelphia in The American Lawyer 2010 Mid-Level Associate Survey.
Fox Rothschild was one of only 19 firms nationally that saw their individual scores increase in this year’s survey. The firm was ranked #22 in 2009. Significantly, The American Lawyer commented the results of this year’s survey of 5,092 mid-level associates showed the lowest overall composite scores since 2004 and noted many associates are generally uneasy in this current economic environment. Fox Rothschild bucked that trend, however, with above-average national scores in nearly all of the 12 categories surveyed as well as a sufficient response from associates in the firm’s Warrington, PA, and Roseland, NJ, offices to rank favorably in those geographic locations.
“Fox Rothschild’s ability to maintain a strong financial position in this market no doubt contributed to its strong showing in the survey,” said Jean Durling, Chief Talent Officer of the firm. “Additionally, many of the areas surveyed require the commitment of firm partners and resources to support professional development initiatives, and thus our positive scores reflect the firm’s collaborative culture and the recognition by associates that we are committed to them and their career development.”
The Mid-Level Associate Survey asks third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates across the country to rank their firms in a number of key areas: how interesting and satisfying the work is, benefits and compensation, associate relations and partner-associate relations, training and guidance, openness regarding firm financials, communication about partnership, billing hours and dedication to pro bono, as well as how likely the associate is to stay at the firm for two years and how the firm stacks up overall as a place to work. Associates are also asked to score the work they receive on such factors as distribution and quality of work, opportunities to work with partners, level of responsibility, amount of client contact and fairness of evaluations. Finally, associates rank the culture of their firms, giving scores for morale over the past year, collegiality, dedication to diversity and family-friendliness.