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2023 Best Law Firms for Health Care
#1

McDermott Will & Emery

You can expect more from our Summer Program: Expect real-world guidance. Expect growth and development opportunities at the Firm and in the legal profession. Expect mentors giving you exposure to actual clients and meaningful work in Chambers-ranked practices. Year after year, our summer associates tell us that the work they are assigned is at a higher level than that given to their peers at other firms.

43.11% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#1

McDermott Will & Emery
#2

Ropes & Gray

A V20 law firm, Ropes & Gray has a seat at the table of the most elite law firms. The firm is known for its private equity chops, as well as its overall strength across legal practice areas. Training and mentoring are key to the firm’s collaborative culture, which has no room for egos. Ropes & Gray is committed to honoring its reputation as a firm that promotes friendship and camaraderie amongst all employees.

21.56% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#2

Ropes & Gray
#3

King & Spalding LLP

Focusing on litigation, regulatory, and transactional work, King & Spalding’s Atlanta roots set a tone of “southern hospitality” throughout the firm. Come for the collegiality and mentorship, stay for the free Coca Cola. After almost 100 years in Atlanta alone, K&S is now widely regarded as a global firm with 23 offices worldwide and more than 1,200 attorneys.

18.86% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#3

King & Spalding LLP
#4

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Epstein Becker & Green’s primary focuses are health care, labor and employment, and litigation. Its clients are high profile, including the likes of the NBA, Deutsche Bank, Pfizer, Aetna, Health Net, and Continental Airlines. The firm also emphasizes pro bono work, and many of its attorneys serve as leaders for nonprofit and other charitable organizations. It is also committed to growing diversity in the legal profession and supports this commitment through a number of initiatives.

17.67% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#4

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
#5

Hogan Lovells

Truly a megafirm, Hogan Lovells is home to close to 3,000 lawyers working across more than 50 offices. The firm is particularly well known for its privacy work as well as its high-profile pro bono matters. Lawyers who are down to earth and have a strong desire to give back through pro bono will fit well.

17.37% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#4

Hogan Lovells
#6

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt boasts a fully integrated consulting and legal professional services model that includes attorneys, consultants, technologists, and other professionals who bring legal, strategy, analytics, and execution into one place for the firm’s clients in the health care, digital & technology, entertainment & media, energy & environmental, financial services, and real estate industries. In addition to its diverse practices and consulting experience, Manatt has an affiliated venture capital fund, the Manatt Venture Fund, which holds investments in more than 120 companies.

9.58% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#9

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
#6

Polsinelli PC

As a rare law firm not founded or based in one of the nation’s largest cities and without any international offices, Polsinelli still has risen to an impressive level with 21 offices and more than 900 attorneys. Calling Kansas City home, the firm has embraced its Midwestern roots by excelling in both client service and client relationships. Associates, too, appreciate the firm’s laidback culture and their relationships with partners.

9.58% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#8

Polsinelli PC
#8

Sidley Austin LLP

With an impressive global footprint and a roster of top-notch clients, Sidley is the cream of the crop when it comes to law firms. Come for the sophisticated work, and stay for the polite, amiable Midwestern vibe—as well as a sincere commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

8.98% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#7

Sidley Austin LLP
#9

Covington & Burling

Known for its white collar, antitrust, and corporate work—among other things—Covington is a mainstay in the top 20 of the Vault Law 100. The firm attracts intellectuals who lean progressive and thrive on collaboration, hard work, and giving back via pro bono matters.

8.68% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#6

Covington & Burling
#10

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith is the perfect fit for associates who want to take on challenging legal work in a relaxed, welcoming environment. Partners here are active mentors, and on-the-job training is supplemented with courses through Reed Smith University. The social sphere surpasses borders at Reed Smith where associates can work alongside attorneys in any one of its 13 international offices or 17 domestic offices. Reed Smith doesn’t shy away from taking on the responsibility of advising some of the largest companies in the world.

8.38% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#20

Reed Smith LLP
#11

Foley & Lardner LLP

Talk about history—Foley & Lardner was founded in Wisconsin while it was still a territory and not yet a state. From humble beginnings in Milwaukee in 1842 to substantial growth in the last 50 years, Foley has become a 25-office, 1,100-attorney force in the legal world. It’s known for work in the areas of intellectual property, corporate law, and litigation—especially as they relate to the energy, health care and life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors.

7.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#11

Foley & Lardner LLP
#11

McGuireWoods

What began as two small law firms in Virginia in the 1800s has blossomed into what we now know as McGuireWoods. A series of mergers and takeovers in the latter portion of the 20th century and into the 21st century have led to 21 global offices and more than 1,000 attorneys. The firm has won awards recently in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance law, general litigation, and client services.

7.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#15

McGuireWoods
#13

Latham & Watkins

You know you’ve made it in the legal industry when you’ve landed a spot at Latham. The firm is a global leader across dozens of practice areas, with over 3,000 lawyers in 15 countries, and recruits the best of the best. This globalization allows Latham to service clients with the finest legal resources, regardless of location. Those seeking autonomy to shape their practice plus extensive training and support will be pleased with their opportunities at this legal giant.

7.19% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#10

Latham & Watkins
#14

Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird embodies Southern hospitality with its kind, friendly culture. Mentorship is strong across the board and pro bono is a source of pride for associates, encouraged by firm leadership and supported through high billable credit.

6.59% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#11

Alston & Bird
#15

Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has a strong footprint in the southeastern U.S., with 22 offices spanning 11 states and Washington, DC. Over 650 attorneys provide representation to clients in over 30 practice areas, including public policy advising through the firm’s affiliate, The Howard Baker Forum. Baker Donelson is business focused, with an emphasis on creating and implementing innovative solutions that reduce client cost, build on its Centers of Excellence practice areas, and promote business development opportunities for the firm and its attorneys.

5.39% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#17

Baker Donelson
#16

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

900 lawyers strong with a long list of lauded practice areas, there isn’t much at which Akin Gump doesn’t excel. Transparent? Check. Making strides in diversity? You bet. Walking the wellness walk? Absolutely. Social types who are down to earth will fit well at the firm. Akin Gump is a leader in lending a helping hand, with an attorney average of more than 100 hours devoted to pro bono clients per year and over 70% pro bono participation.

4.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#17

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
#16

BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler’s culture reflects its Midwest roots—professional, yet warm and welcoming. Associates are also treated to strong mentorship and transparent leadership. The cutting-edge “IncuBaker” team is one sign of the firm’s commitment to innovation, especially in helping clients navigate the intersection of digital business, emerging technologies, and the law.

4.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

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BakerHostetler
#16

Bass Berry & Sims PLC

Bass, Berry & Sims has a storied history that begins in 1922, spans overseeing the 1928 sale of the Maxwell House Coffee parent company for $20 million, and includes recently serving as the New York Stock Exchange’s regulatory auditor. One of Tennessee’s most prestigious regional firms, Bass, Berry & Sims has been nationally recognized for its healthcare practice in particular.

4.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

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Bass Berry & Sims PLC
#16

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

4.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

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#16

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

A top firm for labor and employment work, Morgan Lewis has an expansive worldwide reach more than 30 offices. The firm attracts those who want to give back via pro bono work—20 hours are required for bonus eligibility—and who are seeking a non-hierarchical culture with ample transparency. Boasting an army of over 2,200 lawyers and legal professionals nationwide and worldwide, Morgan Lewis provides a wealth of opportunities to work on diverse and high-stakes matters among the firm’s core practice areas.

4.49% of Votes

2022 Ranking

#20

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP