Vinson & Elkins is the only Texas-based firm on a list of the 20 best firms to work for, based on criteria such as overall satisfaction, hours, compensation, associate/partner relations, diversity training, pro bono and business outlook. V&E is ranked 16th on the list, down from 11th last year on Vault.com’s quality-of-life rankings, which were recently made public. Williams & Connolly of Washington, D.C., heads the list. Associates at more than 300 firms participated in the survey, and Jon Minners, a spokesman for Vault.com, says the group included 36 Texas-based firms.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys