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. 

Name

Partners

Associates

Associates
to every partner

Goulston & Storrs

113

8

0.1

Cozen O'Connor

403

147

0.4

Jackson Walker LLP

243

99

0.4

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

474

220

0.5

Gibbons P.C.

140

65

0.5

Fox Rothschild LLP

470

224

0.5

Dykema Gossett PLLC

276

141

0.5

Thompson & Knight LLP

152

81

0.5

Holland & Knight LLP

621

338

0.5

Wiley Rein LLP

113

62

0.5

Pillsbury

344

199

0.6

Schiff Hardin LLP

147

87

0.6

Brownstein Hyatt

131

79

0.6

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

32

20

0.6

Nixon Peabody LLP

325

224

0.7

Snell & Wilmer LLP

210

147

0.7

Vedder Price

158

111

0.7

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

75

53

0.7

Mintz Levin

255

190

0.7

K&L Gates

629

489

0.8

Perkins Coie LLP

519

411

0.8

Duane Morris LLP

397

324

0.8

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

309

256

0.8

Crowell & Moring LLP

167

141

0.8

DLA Piper LLP (US)

616

522

0.8

Venable LLP

295

250

0.8

Sheppard, Mullin

336

287

0.9

Brown Rudnick LLP

85

74

0.9

Reed Smith LLP

514

449

0.9

Fish & Richardson PC

181

165

0.9

Waller

116

107

0.9

Kilpatrick Townsend

251

233

0.9

Epstein Becker & Green PC

127

118

0.9

King & Spalding LLP

326

311

1.0

Baker McKenzie

344

342

1.0

Squire Patton Boggs

250

257

1.0

Jenner & Block LLP

213

221

1.0

Mayer Brown LLP

401

417

1.0

Greenberg Traurig, PA

968

1017

1.1

Alston & Bird LLP

345

366

1.1

Foley & Lardner LLP

411

457

1.1

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

85

96

1.1

Vinson & Elkins LLP

279

316

1.1

Hunton & Williams LLP

264

303

1.1

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

744

860

1.2

Bracewell LLP

169

197

1.2

Finnegan

120

144

1.2

Irell & Manella LLP

45

55

1.2

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost

58

71

1.2

Hogan Lovells

397

489

1.2

Fitzpatrick, Cella

47

58

1.2

Winston & Strawn LLP

356

447

1.3

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

644

847

1.3

Orrick

287

379

1.3

Akin Gump

268

356

1.3

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

24

33

1.4

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

64

88

1.4

Haynes and Boone, LLP

225

311

1.4

Kasowitz

90

125

1.4

Goodwin

311

435

1.4

Norton Rose Fulbright

296

419

1.4

Sedgwick LLP

110

158

1.4

Jones Day

954

1381

1.4

Baker Botts LLP

238

345

1.4

Morrison & Foerster LLP

247

360

1.5

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

319

479

1.5

Sidley Austin LLP

586

988

1.7

Proskauer Rose LLP

217

384

1.8

Sterne, Kessler

49

87

1.8

Seward & Kissel LLP

57

104

1.8

Dechert LLP

216

400

1.9

Paul Hastings LLP

246

461

1.9

Cooley LLP

300

600

2.0

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

200

402

2.0

Kramer Levin

98

205

2.1

White & Case LLP

203

450

2.2

WilmerHale

255

568

2.2

Latham & Watkins LLP

468

1062

2.3

Wilson Sonsini

203

464

2.3

Patterson Belknap

51

117

2.3

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

88

204

2.3

Allen & Overy LLP

48

115

2.4

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

140

338

2.4

Cadwalader

71

172

2.4

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

318

786

2.5

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

7

18

2.6

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

198

517

2.6

Clifford Chance US LLP

74

200

2.7

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

66

187

2.8

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

89

253

2.8

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

106

319

3.0

Skadden

297

896

3.0

Milbank

112

338

3.0

Ropes & Gray LLP

253

779

3.1

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

137

454

3.3

Freshfields

36

120

3.3

Linklaters

43

163

3.8

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

152

605

4.0

Cleary Gottlieb

106

442

4.2

Paul, Weiss

129

550

4.3

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

78

386

4.9