Washington, D.C., August 22, 2008—Patton Boggs, LLP was named by associates as one of the top ten best law firms to work for, according to a new survey conducted by the prestigious employment information web site, Vault.com.
The Vault.com survey of 18,800 associates ranked Patton Boggs as having the second best record for pro bono work in the country. The Vault.com cited the firm’s active pro bono committee as one key factor in the firm’s rise to second place from fourth last year.
Patton Boggs was sixth in the country in terms of best firms to work for, up from 8th place last year, according to Vault.com. And it ranked sixth in the country in terms of diversity for women.
The Vault.com survey comes as The American Lawyer magazine released its Mid-Level Survey of 17,456 associates who have been on the job between 3 and five years.
Patton Boggs placed 29th among the 180 firms in the American Lawyer survey, up from 71st place last year, a sign that the firm is drawing and keeping talented lawyers by creating an environment that listens and responds to the needs of its employees.
“This shows that Patton Boggs is a work environment where the best and the brightest thrive because of the culture we have created,” said Stuart M. Pape, managing partner of the firm. “We are proud to have lawyers who go the extra mile for their pro bono clients and equally proud to have created a work environment that keeps and retains top talent.”