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Associate Billable Hours::National (from betterlegalprofession.org)

abbreviations: A = Austin, CM = Costa Mesa, D = Dallas, FW = Fort Worth, H = Houston, I = Irvine, LA = Los Angeles, NB = Newport Beach, P = Portland, R = Riverside, S = Seattle, SA = San Antonio, SD = San Diego, SF = San Francisco, SV = Silicon Valley

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Firm Market Average billable hours Minimum billable hours
Klarquist Sparkman (P)NW16481600
Arnold & Porter LLPNYC*1800
Verill DanaNW*1800
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt (P)NW*1800
Stoel Rives (P)NW*1800
Kaye ScholerNYC*1800
Miller Nash (P)NW*1800
Arnold & PorterDC*1800
Williams Kastner (S)NW*1800
Davis Wright Tremaine (S)NW*1800
Davis Wright Tremaine (P)NW*1800
Stoel Rives (S)NW*1800
Wolf, Greenfield & SacksBoston*1800
Hogan & HartsonDC*1800
Riddell Williams (S)NW15981800
Hanson, Bridgett (SF)NorCal16351800
Troutman SandersAtlanta16491800
Parker, HudsonAtlanta16871800
Tonkon Torp (P)NW16931800
Foster Pepper (S)NW17301800
Wiley ReinDC18521800
Pryor CashmanNYC*1850
Cooley Godward Kronish (SV)NorCal*1850
Fox RothschildPhil*1850
Perkins Coie Brown & Bain (P)NW*1850
Perkins Coie Brown & Bain (S)NW*1850
Nixon PeabodyBoston*1850
Farella Braun + Martel (SF)NorCal*1850
Dorsey & Whitney (S)NW*1850
Patterson NYC*1850
Lane Powell (S)NW*1850
Lane Powell PCNW*1850
Foley & LardnerChicago17051850
Foley & LardnerBoston17981850
Foley & LardnerDC18301850
McAndrews, Held & MalloyChicago20001850
Kelly Hart & Hallman (FW)Texas18251880
Latham & WatkinsNYC*1900
Holland & KnightDC*1900
Seyfarth ShawChicago*1900
Holland & KnightMiami*1900
Seyfarth ShawAtlanta*1900
Fish & RichardsonBoston*1900
Reed SmithPhil*1900
Latham & WatkinsChicago*1900
BRYAN CAVEAtlanta*1900
Choate, Hall & StewartBoston*1900
Akerman SenterfittMiami*1900
Holland & KnightBoston*1900
Latham & WatkinsDC*1900
Kilpatrick StocktonAtlanta*1900
Holland & KnightChicago*1900
Reed SmithNYC*1900
Bryan CaveNYC*1900
Latham & Watkins (SF)NorCal*1900
SEYFARTH SHAWNYC*1900
Reed SmithChicago*1900
Ballard SpahrPhil*1900
Reed SmithNorCal*1900
Seyfarth ShawBoston*1900
Seyfarth Shaw (LA)SoCal*1900
Latham & Watkins (LA)SoCal*1900
Mckenna Long & AldridgeAtlanta17401900
Mckenna Long & AldridgeDC17401900
Nelson MullinsAtlanta17621900
Loeb & LoebNYC18091900
Loeb & Loeb (LA)SoCal18151900
Crowell & MoringDC18181900
Finnegan, HendersonDC18781920
Mintz, LevinBoston*1925
Sheppard, Mullin (LA)SoCal*1950
Edwards AngellBoston*1950
Jackson Walker (D)Texas*1950
Drinker Biddle & ReathPhil*1950
Sutherland AsbillAtlanta*1950
Duane MorrisPhil*1950
Drinker Biddle & ReathChicago*1950
McguirewoodsChicago*1950
Thompson & Knight (D)Texas*1950
Pillsbury WinthropDC*1950
Pillsbury WinthropNYC*1950
Steptoe & JohnsonDC*1950
Schnader HarrisonPhil*1950
DechertPhil*1950
Pillsbury Winthrop (SF)NorCal*1950
Sutherland AsbillDC*1950
Ungaretti & HarrisChicago17031950
Arent FoxDC17551950
Wildman, HarroldChicago17901950
Rutan & Tucker (CM)SoCal18401950
Carlton FieldsMiami18471950
Patton BoggsDC18701950
Goodwin ProcterDC18751950
Goodwin ProcterNYC19191950
Goodwin ProcterBoston19461950
Baker & HostetlerNYC19591950
Sedgwick, Detert (SF)NorCal20121950
Dickstein ShapiroDC21061950
White & CaseNYC*2000
Katten Muchin RosenmanChicago*2000
Baker & MckenzieChicago*2000
Locke LordChicago*2000
Mayer BrownNYC*2000
White & CaseMiami*2000
White & CaseDC*2000
Paul, HastingsNYC*2000
Jenner & BlockChicago*2000
Locke Lord (D)Texas*2000
Bracewell & Giuliani (H)Texas*2000
Kelley Drye & WarrenNYC*2000
DechertNYC*2000
Locke Lord (H)Texas*2000
Katten Muchin RosenmanNYC*2000
Vedder PriceChicago*2000
Mayer BrownDC*2000
Bilzin SumbergMiami*2000
Dewey & LeboeufNYC*2000
Schiff HardinChicago*2000
Mayer BrownChicago*2000
Hogan & HartsonNYC*2000
Gardere Wynne Sewell (D)Texas15952000
Neal, Gerber & EisenbergChicago18082000
Dow LohnesDC18162000
Baker BottsDC18222000
Baker Botts (D)Texas18222000
Baker Botts (H)Texas18222000
Cadwalader, Wickersham & TaftNYC18662000
WilmerhaleDC19512000
WilmerhaleBoston19512000
WilmerhaleNYC19512000
Porter Hedges (H)Texas19682050
The following firms did not reveal their minimum billable hours, if any
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (LA)SoCal1*
Herrick, FeinsteinNYC1561*
Kramer LevinNYC1604*
Seward & KisselNYC1694*
Covington & BurlingDC1750*
King & SpaldingDC1847*
Dla Piper UsChicago1857*
Dla Piper Us (SD)SoCal1857*
Dla Piper UsBoston1857*
Dla Piper UsNYC1857*
Dla Piper UsDC1857*
King & SpaldingNYC1908*
King & SpaldingAtlanta2178*
Kirkland & EllisChicago2219*
Kirkland & EllisDC2219*
Kirkland & EllisNYC2219*
Akin GumpDC**
Akin GumpNYC**
Akin Gump (D)Texas**
Alston & BirdNYC**
Alston & BirdAtlanta**
Andrews Kurth (H)Texas**
Bell, Boyd & LloydChicago**
Bingham Mccutchen (SF)NorCal**
Bingham MccutchenBoston**
Bingham MccutchenDC**
Bingham MccutchenNYC**
Blank RomePhil**
Blank RomeNYC**
Buchanan IngersollPhil**
Cahill Gordon & ReindelNYC**
Chadbourne & ParkeNYC**
Cleary GottliebNYC**
Cleary GottliebDC**
Clifford Chance UsNYC**
Covington & BurlingNYC**
Cravath, Swaine & MooreNYC**
Curtis, Mallet-prevostNYC**
Davis Polk & WardwellNYC**
Debevoise & PlimptonNYC**
Epstein Becker & GreenNYC**
Fitzpatrick, CellaNYC**
Fried, FrankDC**
Fried, FrankNYC**
Fulbright & JaworskiNYC**
Fulbright & Jaworski (D)Texas**
Fulbright & Jaworski (H)Texas**
Gibson, Dunn & CrutcherDC**
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (LA)SoCal**
Gibson, Dunn & CrutcherNYC**
Greenberg TraurigChicago**
Greenberg TraurigMiami**
Greenberg TraurigNYC**
Haynes And Boone (H)Texas**
Haynes And Boone (D)Texas**
Hinckley, Allen & SnyderBoston**
Hughes Hubbard & ReedNYC**
Hunton & Williams (D)Texas**
Hunton & WilliamsDC**
Jones Day (D)Texas**
Jones DayChicago**
Jones DayDC**
Jones DayNYC**
Jones DayAtlanta**
K&L Gates (D)Texas**
K&L GatesDC**
K&L GatesBoston**
K&L Gates (S)NW**
Karr Tuttle Campbell (S)NW**
LinklatersNYC**
Mcdermott Will & EmeryChicago**
Mcdermott Will & EmeryNYC**
Mcdermott Will & EmeryBoston**
Mcdermott Will & EmeryDC**
Morgan, Lewis & BockiusNYC**
Morgan, Lewis & BockiusPhil**
Morgan, Lewis & BockiusDC**
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (SF)NorCal**
Morrison & Foerster (SF)NorCal**
Morrison & FoersterNYC**
Morrison & Foerster (SV)NorCal**
Nutter, Mcclennen & FishBoston**
O'Melveny & Myers (LA)SoCal**
O'Melveny & MyersDC**
O'Melveny & MyersNYC**
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (SF)NorCal**
Orrick, Herrington & SutcliffeNYC**
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (SV)NorCal**
Paul, HastingsAtlanta**
Paul, HastingsDC**
Paul, Hastings (LA)SoCal**
Paul, WeissNYC**
Proskauer RoseBoston**
Proskauer RoseNYC**
Quinn EmanuelNYC**
Quinn EmanuelSoCal**
Ropes & GrayBoston**
Ropes & GrayNYC**
Schulte Roth & ZabelNYC**
Shearman & SterlingNYC**
Sidley AustinDC**
Sidley AustinNYC**
Sidley Austin (LA)SoCal**
Sidley AustinChicago**
Simpson ThacherNYC**
Skadden, ArpsDC**
Skadden, ArpsChicago**
Skadden, Arps (LA)SoCal**
Skadden, ArpsNYC**
Stearns WeaverMiami**
Stroock & Stroock & LavanNYC**
Vinson & Elkins (H)Texas**
Vinson & Elkins (D)Texas**
Wachtell, LiptonNYC**
Weil, Gotshal & MangesNYC**
Weinberg WheelerAtlanta**
Williams & ConnollyDC**
Willkie Farr & GallagherNYC**
Wilson Sonsini (SV)NorCal**
Winston & StrawnNYC**
Winston & StrawnChicago**
Winston & StrawnDC**

An asterisk indicates that the firm did not provide this information. We treated missing data as if it were zero.

See How We Did This for more information on our methodology.

Bold denotes the most prestigious law firms in the country, according to vault's 2011 regional rankings