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Nutter Ranks No. 1 on National Associate Satisfaction Survey for Fourth Consecutive Year

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The American Lawyer
09.02.2011

Nutter ranked first in the nation for associate satisfaction for the fourth year in a row, in the annual survey conducted by The American Lawyer, a leading national trade publication. Holding this rank for four consecutive years is unprecedented.

This year’s survey was based on responses from 5,361 third, fourth, and fifth year associates from law offices around the world. Nutter earned a perfect score in eight categories including level of interest of the work, satisfaction with the work, interaction with partners, associate relations, fairness of evaluations, collegiality, knowledge management and overall rating of the firm as a place to work.

“There is a distinct culture at Nutter that encourages teamwork and mutual respect at all levels.  This creates a very positive work environment,” said Deborah Manus co-managing partner of Nutter and former chair of the firm’s Legal Personnel Committee. “Our associates are an integral part of our legal teams. In addition, we’re committed to investing in our associates through targeted training, a competency-based advancement system and mentoring. The result is more satisfied associates who have the training – and opportunity – to provide outstanding client service.”

Key to Nutter associates’ satisfaction is an open organizational structure based on ensuring that associates have access to senior-level guidance, do meaningful work, and have a clear vision for their future at the firm. 

“As an associate, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the partners in virtually all aspects of the cases, including strategic decision-making and client interactions,” said Matthew Ritchie a midlevel associate at Nutter. “I believe the partners at Nutter value the contributions the associates make to the firm, and take a sincere interest in our professional development."

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