2013 American Lawyer's Midlevel Associates Technology Survey

2013 American Lawyer's (AM Law) Midlevel Associates Technology Survey
2013 Rankings for Technical Support and Technology Overall
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2013 Associate Technology Survey

Rankings by Firm's Technical Support

 

 

Technical

Firm's

 

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Total

Support

Composite

Respondents

 

 

 

 

 

Score

 

1

Paul Hastings

4.76

4.75

51

2

Alston & Bird

4.64

4.11

42

3

O'Melveny & Myers

4.48

4.35

163

4

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

4.47

4.5

92

5

Cravath Swaine & Moore

4.46

4.12

57

6

Nutter McClennen & Fish

4.43

4.47

14

7

White and Williams

4.42

4.23

12

8

Thompson Coburn

4.41

4.37

17

8

Shook Hardy & Bacon

4.41

3.99

18

10

Schulte Roth & Zabel

4.4

4.2

38

11

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

4.39

4.24

23

11

Cozen O'Connor

4.39

4.12

18

13

Ropes & Gray

4.36

4.24

110

14

Latham & Watkins

4.35

4.3

235

15

DLA Piper

4.34

4.15

78

16

Chapman and Cutler

4.31

4.28

14

17

Gibbons

4.29

4.28

14

17

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

4.29

4.21

111

19

Winston & Strawn

4.27

4.01

56

20

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

4.21

3.96

14

21

Blank Rome

4.2

3.93

41

22

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

4.19

3.94

63

23

Holland & Knight

4.18

4.01

64

24

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

4.16

3.84

121

25

Fish & Richardson

4.14

3.99

36

25

Perkins Coie

4.14

3.87

98

27

Lindquist & Vennum

4.12

3.99

17

28

Weil Gotshal & Manges

4.11

3.82

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical

Firm's

 

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Total

Support

Composite

Respondents

 

 

 

 

 

Score

 

29

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson

4.1

3.95

10

30

Fenwick & West

4.08

3.97

61

30

Kirkland & Ellis

4.08

3.78

163

32

Thompson & Knight

4.07

3.84

15

33

Harris Beach

4.06

3.9

18

33

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

4.06

3.81

79

35

Vedder Price

4.05

3.64

21

36

Proskauer Rose

4.04

3.98

24

37

Jenner & Block

4.02

3.83

42

38

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

4

4.14

42

38

McCarter & English

4

3.93

11

38

Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

4

3.9

13

38

Sedgwick

4

3.89

10

38

Carlton Fields

4

3.85

16

38

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

4

3.79

40

44

Sidley Austin

3.99

3.7

72

45

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

3.97

3.84

36

46

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

3.96

3.82

25

46

Choate Hall & Stewart

3.96

3.8

28

46

Morrison & Foerster

3.96

3.7

134

49

Holland & Hart

3.95

4

22

49

Davis Polk & Wardwell

3.95

3.76

43

51

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

3.94

3.93

18

51

Munger Tolles & Olson

3.94

3.5

17

53

Miles & Stockbridge

3.93

3.88

14

54

Harter Secrest & Emery

3.92

4.08

14

55

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

3.91

3.81

45

56

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

3.89

3.82

57

 

 

 

 

 

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Rankings by Firm's Technical Support

 

 

Technical

Firm's

 

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Total

Support

Composite

Respondents

 

 

 

 

 

Score

 

56

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

3.89

3.59

75

58

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

3.88

3.78

17

58

Vinson & Elkins

3.88

3.77

78

60

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

3.87

3.74

48

61

Davis Wright Tremaine

3.86

3.6

29

62

McDermott Will & Emery

3.84

3.59

57

63

Snell & Wilmer

3.83

3.84

29

63

Dorsey & Whitney

3.83

3.73

24

63

Faegre Baker Daniels

3.83

3.64

35

66

Duane Morris

3.82

3.77

28

66

Bingham McCutchen

3.82

3.66

17

66

Venable

3.82

3.66

39

66

Foley & Lardner

3.82

3.64

45

70

Greenberg Traurig

3.8

3.69

46

70

Cooley

3.8

3.61

84

72

Troutman Sanders

3.79

3.75

14

73

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

3.78

3.96

19

74

Linklaters

3.77

3.46

23

75

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

3.75

3.79

77

76

Fox Rothschild

3.74

3.73

39

77

BuckleySandler

3.73

4.07

11

77

Best Best & Krieger

3.73

3.69

15

77

Baker & Hostetler

3.73

3.67

57

77

Susman Godfrey

3.73

3.41

11

77

Ballard Spahr

3.73

3.38

15

77

Dentons

3.73

3.13

26

83

Littler Mendelson

3.7

3.82

45

84

Reed Smith

3.69

3.42

63

85

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

3.68

3.91

29

86

Arent Fox

3.67

3.59

25

86

Quarles & Brady

3.67

3.52

12

86

Sullivan & Cromwell

3.67

3.45

32

89

Foley Hoag

3.65

3.85

17

89

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

3.65

3.59

105

89

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

3.65

3.52

17

92

Pepper Hamilton

3.63

3.54

56

93

Baker & McKenzie

3.62

3.47

29

93

Arnold & Porter

3.62

3.37

57

95

Goodwin Procter

3.6

3.59

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical

Firm's

 

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Total

Support

Composite

Respondents

 

 

 

 

 

Score

 

96

Irell & Manella

3.58

3.53

26

96

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

3.58

3.42

12

98

Williams Mullen

3.57

3.66

14

99

Kelley Drye & Warren

3.56

3.26

19

100

Hogan Lovells

3.55

3.59

31

101

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

3.54

3.91

13

101

Loeb & Loeb

3.54

3.58

14

101

Covington & Burling

3.54

3.44

52

104

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

3.53

3.51

35

105

Haynes and Boone

3.49

3.56

47

105

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

3.49

3.24

66

107

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

3.47

3.38

103

107

Dechert

3.47

3.29

98

109

Katten Muchin Rosenman

3.45

3.49

53

109

Saul Ewing

3.45

3.32

22

111

K&L Gates

3.44

3.22

129

112

Debevoise & Plimpton

3.42

3.21

39

113

Shearman & Sterling

3.38

3.27

39

114

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

3.35

3.34

26

114

White & Case

3.35

3.31

77

116

Stites & Harbison

3.33

3.46

18

116

Drinker Biddle & Reath

3.33

3.28

49

118

Chadbourne & Parke

3.32

3.11

19

119

King & Spalding

3.3

3.12

61

120

Mayer Brown

3.23

3.31

49

121

Goulston & Storrs

3.2

3.45

10

121

Nixon Peabody

3.2

3.34

16

123

Steptoe & Johnson

3.18

3.16

22

124

Kaye Scholer

3.12

2.98

52

125

Dickstein Shapiro

3.11

3.31

18

126

Winstead

3.09

3.37

11

126

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

3.09

3.04

58

128

Schiff Hardin

3

2.93

17

129

Sullivan & Worcester

2.93

3.29

14

130

Manatt Phelps & Phillips

2.77

2.73

26

131

Patton Boggs

2.64

2.64

11

131

Boies Schiller & Flexner

2.64

2.33

46

133

Crowell & Moring

2.4

2.65

16

134

Clifford Chance

2.18

2.07

17

 

 

 

 

 

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Rankings by Firm's Technology Overall Composite Score

 

 

Firm's

Technical

Total

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Composite

Support

Respondents

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

1

Paul Hastings

4.75

4.76

51

2

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

4.5

4.47

92

3

Nutter McClennen & Fish

4.47

4.43

14

4

Thompson Coburn

4.37

4.41

17

5

O'Melveny & Myers

4.35

4.48

163

6

Latham & Watkins

4.3

4.35

235

8

Chapman and Cutler

4.28

4.31

14

7

Gibbons

4.28

4.29

14

9

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

4.24

4.39

23

9

Ropes & Gray

4.24

4.36

110

11

White and Williams

4.23

4.42

12

12

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

4.21

4.29

111

13

Schulte Roth & Zabel

4.2

4.4

38

14

DLA Piper

4.15

4.34

78

15

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

4.14

4

42

16

Cravath Swaine & Moore

4.12

4.46

57

16

Cozen O'Connor

4.12

4.39

18

18

Alston & Bird

4.11

4.64

42

19

Harter Secrest & Emery

4.08

3.92

14

20

BuckleySandler

4.07

3.73

11

21

Winston & Strawn

4.01

4.27

56

22

Holland & Knight

4.01

4.18

64

23

Holland & Hart

4

3.95

22

24

Shook Hardy & Bacon

3.99

4.41

18

25

Fish & Richardson

3.99

4.14

36

26

Lindquist & Vennum

3.99

4.12

17

27

Proskauer Rose

3.98

4.04

24

28

Fenwick & West

3.97

4.08

61

29

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo

3.96

4.21

14

30

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan

3.96

3.78

19

31

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson

3.95

4.1

10

32

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

3.94

4.19

63

34

Blank Rome

3.93

4.2

41

33

McCarter & English

3.93

4

11

34

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler

3.93

3.94

18

36

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

3.91

3.68

29

36

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

3.91

3.54

13

38

Harris Beach

3.9

4.06

18

39

Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

3.9

4

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firm's

Technical

Total

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Composite

Support

Respondents

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

40

Sedgwick

3.89

4

10

41

Miles & Stockbridge

3.88

3.93

14

42

Perkins Coie

3.87

4.14

98

44

Carlton Fields

3.85

4

16

43

Foley Hoag

3.85

3.65

17

45

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

3.84

4.16

121

47

Thompson & Knight

3.84

4.07

15

45

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

3.84

3.97

36

47

Snell & Wilmer

3.84

3.83

29

49

Jenner & Block

3.83

4.02

42

50

Weil Gotshal & Manges

3.82

4.11

45

50

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

3.82

3.96

25

50

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

3.82

3.89

57

53

Littler Mendelson

3.82

3.7

45

54

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

3.81

4.06

79

55

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

3.81

3.91

45

56

Choate Hall & Stewart

3.8

3.96

28

58

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

3.79

4

40

57

Cahill Gordon & Reindel

3.79

3.75

77

59

Kirkland & Ellis

3.78

4.08

163

60

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

3.78

3.88

17

61

Vinson & Elkins

3.77

3.88

78

62

Duane Morris

3.77

3.82

28

63

Davis Polk & Wardwell

3.76

3.95

43

64

Troutman Sanders

3.75

3.79

14

65

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

3.74

3.87

48

66

Dorsey & Whitney

3.73

3.83

24

67

Fox Rothschild

3.73

3.74

39

68

Sidley Austin

3.7

3.99

72

69

Morrison & Foerster

3.7

3.96

134

70

Greenberg Traurig

3.69

3.8

46

71

Best Best & Krieger

3.69

3.73

15

72

Baker & Hostetler

3.67

3.73

57

73

Bingham McCutchen

3.66

3.82

17

75

Venable

3.66

3.82

39

74

Williams Mullen

3.66

3.57

14

76

Vedder Price

3.64

4.05

21

76

Faegre Baker Daniels

3.64

3.83

35

 

 

 

 

 

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Rankings by Firm's Technology Overall Composite Score

 

 

Firm's

Technical

Total

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Composite

Support

Respondents

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

76

Foley & Lardner

3.64

3.82

45

79

Cooley

3.61

3.8

84

80

Davis Wright Tremaine

3.6

3.86

29

86

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

3.59

3.89

75

83

McDermott Will & Emery

3.59

3.84

57

83

Arent Fox

3.59

3.67

25

81

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr

3.59

3.65

105

83

Goodwin Procter

3.59

3.6

41

81

Hogan Lovells

3.59

3.55

31

87

Loeb & Loeb

3.58

3.54

14

88

Haynes and Boone

3.56

3.49

47

89

Pepper Hamilton

3.54

3.63

56

90

Irell & Manella

3.53

3.58

26

91

Quarles & Brady

3.52

3.67

12

92

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young

3.52

3.65

17

93

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel

3.51

3.53

35

94

Munger Tolles & Olson

3.5

3.94

17

95

Katten Muchin Rosenman

3.49

3.45

53

96

Baker & McKenzie

3.47

3.62

29

97

Linklaters

3.46

3.77

23

98

Stites & Harbison

3.46

3.33

18

100

Sullivan & Cromwell

3.45

3.67

32

99

Goulston & Storrs

3.45

3.2

10

101

Covington & Burling

3.44

3.54

52

102

Reed Smith

3.42

3.69

63

103

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

3.42

3.58

12

104

Susman Godfrey

3.41

3.73

11

105

Ballard Spahr

3.38

3.73

15

105

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

3.38

3.47

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firm's

Technical

Total

Rank

Firm Name

Overall

Composite

Support

Respondents

 

 

 

 

Score

 

 

107

Arnold & Porter

3.37

3.62

57

108

Winstead

3.37

3.09

11

109

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

3.34

3.35

26

110

Nixon Peabody

3.34

3.2

16

111

Saul Ewing

3.32

3.45

22

112

White & Case

3.31

3.35

77

112

Mayer Brown

3.31

3.23

49

112

Dickstein Shapiro

3.31

3.11

18

115

Dechert

3.29

3.47

98

116

Sullivan & Worcester

3.29

2.93

14

117

Drinker Biddle & Reath

3.28

3.33

49

118

Shearman & Sterling

3.27

3.38

39

119

Kelley Drye & Warren

3.26

3.56

19

120

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

3.24

3.49

66

121

K&L Gates

3.22

3.44

129

122

Debevoise & Plimpton

3.21

3.42

39

123

Steptoe & Johnson

3.16

3.18

22

124

Dentons

3.13

3.73

26

125

King & Spalding

3.12

3.3

61

126

Chadbourne & Parke

3.11

3.32

19

127

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

3.04

3.09

58

128

Kaye Scholer

2.98

3.12

52

129

Schiff Hardin

2.93

3

17

130

Manatt Phelps & Phillips

2.73

2.77

26

131

Crowell & Moring

2.65

2.4

16

132

Patton Boggs

2.64

2.64

11

133

Boies Schiller & Flexner

2.33

2.64

46

134

Clifford Chance

2.07

2.18

17

 

 

 

 

 

2013 The American Laywer & Giva Survey Methodology

Methodology

As part of The American Lawyer's annual Midlevel Associates Survey midlevel (third-, fourth-, and fifth-year) associates were asked to rate their firms' technology on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high) in four categories: the overall quality of the firm's technology, how well they felt they were trained, their estimation of the firm's technical support, and how successfully they thought the firm deployed technology on behalf of its clients. The "Technical Support" column is based upon the answer to the one question related to their estimation of the firm's technical support. The "Firm's Overall Composite Score" column is based on the average of the scores for the four questions.

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