Partner-associate leverage

The Responsibility Factor, AKA the partner-associate ratio

The levels of responsibility associates enjoy (or don't) is not easily summarized in a figure; each firm has its own style of work with its own unique responsibilities. This basic ratio showing how much partner exposure each associate gets favors the firms outside Manhattan, but let's remember that the adrenaline-fuelled New York market offers associates no end of high-stakes work. So this table gives a basic idea of how a firm staffs its teams, but for a more nuanced perspective, the Inside View merits a read. It also helps you appreciate the likelihood of making partner. 

Firm

Partners

Associates

Leverage

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

37

13

2.8

Cozen O'Connor

444

169

2.6

Jackson Walker LLP

243

99

2.5

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

32

14

2.3

Greenberg Glusker

63

29

2.2

Fox Rothschild LLP

497

241

2.1

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

79

39

2.0

Wiley Rein LLP

113

57

2.0

Dykema Gossett PLLC

276

141

2.0

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

472

245

1.9

Thompson & Knight LLP

148

79

1.9

Goulston & Storrs

121

70

1.7

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

362

235

1.5

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

393

263

1.5

Snell & Wilmer LLP

202

153

1.3

Waller

133

104

1.3

Holland & Knight LLP

628

493

1.3

Vedder Price

160

126

1.3

Jenner & Block LLP

227

179

1.3

Crowell & Moring LLP

188

149

1.3

K&L Gates

591

474

1.2

Duane Morris LLP

397

324

1.2

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

297

245

1.2

Foley & Lardner LLP

482

402

1.2

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

324

281

1.2

Reed Smith LLP

448

395

1.1

Brown Rudnick LLP

85

75

1.1

DLA Piper LLP (US)

612

543

1.1

Venable LLP

306

272

1.1

Fish & Richardson PC

182

162

1.1

Troutman Sanders LLP

295

267

1.1

Mintz Levin

239

219

1.1

Squire Patton Boggs

262

244

1.1

King & Spalding LLP

338

317

1.1

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

387

372

1.0

Perkins Coie LLP

513

497

1.0

Epstein Becker & Green PC

132

128

1.0

Mayer Brown LLP

401

417

1.0

Irell & Manella LLP

46

48

1.0

Norton Rose Fulbright

309

325

1.0

Greenberg Traurig, PA

992

1,051

0.9

Alston & Bird LLP

345

366

0.9

Winston & Strawn LLP

398

428

0.9

Finnegan

121

134

0.9

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

49

55

0.9

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

54

63

0.9

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

838

1,000

0.8

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

633

762

0.8

Bracewell LLP

158

196

0.8

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

84

106

0.8

Jones Day

656

843

0.8

Hogan Lovells

400

525

0.8

Haynes and Boone, LLP

230

311

0.7

Goodwin

318

444

0.7

Baker Botts LLP

243

340

0.7

Sidley Austin LLP

577

808

0.7

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost

52

74

0.7

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

267

386

0.7

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

63

97

0.6

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

299

467

0.6

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

25

40

0.6

Proskauer Rose LLP

235

386

0.6

Vinson & Elkins LLP

201

340

0.6

Morrison & Foerster LLP

237

404

0.6

Seward & Kissel LLP

53

92

0.6

Dechert LLP

209

371

0.6

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

299

541

0.6

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

90

176

0.5

Cooley LLP

300

600

0.5

Paul Hastings LLP

232

469

0.5

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

82

167

0.5

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

50

105

0.5

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

8

17

0.5

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

204

438

0.5

WilmerHale

249

538

0.5

Latham & Watkins LLP

502

1,087

0.5

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

98

217

0.5

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

77

172

0.4

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

75

172

0.4

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

186

438

0.4

Fried, Frank

122

298

0.4

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

317

800

0.4

White & Case LLP

186

477

0.4

Clifford Chance US LLP

72

201

0.4

Allen & Overy LLP

45

128

0.4

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

167

476

0.4

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

86

250

0.3

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

181

538

0.3

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

66

201

0.3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

134

417

0.3

Skadden

289

900

0.3

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

114

356

0.3

Linklaters

43

147

0.3

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

137

476

0.3

Ropes & Gray LLP

235

879

0.3

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

41

157

0.3

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

155

602

0.3

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

108

481

0.2

Paul, Weiss

132

612

0.2

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

75

358

0.2

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

132

688

0.2