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August 27, 2018
Cadwalader is ranked among the leading firms in The American Lawyer 2018 Midlevel Associates Survey, which gauges job satisfaction among third, fourth and fifth-year associates.
Cadwalader is ranked 5th nationally, its highest position ever in the national rankings and a significant step up from the firm’s 13th place ranking a year ago. In the survey’s regional tables, Cadwalader is ranked 2nd in London, 4th in Washington, D.C., and 5th in New York. In addition, the firm is ranked 2nd nationally for its commitment to technology for associates, placing first, second or third in the following categories: firm-provided technology, firm-provided training, technology support and the use of technology on behalf of clients.
“The steady gains we’re making in surveys like this are due to our strong commitment to attracting, developing and promoting truly exceptional lawyers,” said Cadwalader Managing Partner Pat Quinn. “It is particularly gratifying to see our associate satisfaction scores improve at the same time as our profitability, which was up nearly 20 percent last year.”
Added Aisha Greene, the firm’s Director of Attorney Development & Training. “We are continually expanding and enhancing the training and mentoring opportunities available to all associates at the firm and are investing in technology and in other areas to ensure a great working environment for associates and unmatched service to clients.”
The Midlevel Associates Survey assesses job satisfaction by examining compensation and benefits; training and guidance; relations with partners and other associates; the interest and satisfaction level of the work; firm policy on billable hours; and management's openness about firm strategies and partnership chances.
Earlier this year, Cadwalader’s Summer Associate program was ranked 13th nationally in the Vault Annual Associate Survey, based on scores received from nearly 20,000 law firm associates.