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Use exclusive data insights to find the law firm that optimizes your career potential.

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What matters to you?

Our best-in-class data and career counseling enable you to join the firm that most closely aligns with your desired career outcome.
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Promotion Rates

Identify the firms that promote 60%+ of their senior associates to partner, as well as the firms with promotion rates under 10%.

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In-House Options

Leverage the amazing networks within the firms that exit 70%+ of their associates to well-reputed in-house positions.

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Exits to Government

Some groups exit 50% of their associates to government positions. Most exit substantially fewer than 10%. Identify the best and avoid the worst.

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Work/Life Balance

Some firms maintain attrition rates under 10% per year, and a minimum hour requirement of 1,750. The majority of firms experience 3 times that attrition rate.

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Up or Out

Most firms have an up or out structure. Some implement this process in the 6th year, while others routinely allow associates to remain for 10 years and longer.

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Growth/Decay

Certain groups have prospered while others have struggled. Identify the groups that enjoyed steady growth in the past 5 years, along with those that lost headcount.

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Frequently asked questions

What is NavForward?

NavForward is a data-driven legal recruiting company. We believe that a critical step toward optimizing an associate’s career is joining the law firm whose historical track record most closely aligns with his or her desired outcome. Our software ranks law firms according to the metrics most important to associates (i.e., promotion rates, in-house and government exits, attrition, practice focus, etc.). Clients leverage our data to differentiate between seemingly similar law firms to identify the firm(s) that will maximize their career prospects.

What is our process?

We start by understanding your career goals. Based on that information, we perform a granular analysis of the data to identify the firm(s) that offer the best opportunities to realize those goals. About 30% of the time, all things considered, the data suggests that a client’s current firm is the optimal fit. When that is not the case, we help you select the target firm(s) that will optimize your outcome. We then guide you through the process of drafting submission materials, approaching firms, preparing for interviews, negotiating offers, and navigating any other obstacles that appear along the way.

What do our services cost?

We do not charge our clients. Instead, law firms pay us for delivering the talent that best suits their needs. Firms prefer our process because it prioritizes locating the best fit rather than spamming the market with the same application materials. This results in a better match between our clients and their landing firms.

I am not an associate, can I access the data?

Our primary focus is to help associates optimize their careers. We nonetheless recognize that others in the legal industry may benefit from our data. In the past, we have allowed access to certain law firms, legal publications and law schools to satisfy specific needs. Please email our co-founder Neil Aggarwal if you think access to our data would benefit you.



Our Pricing: Free for Associates

Our business model allows us to provide associates with data that would otherwise cost $20k per seat, premium counseling services, and access to our research team. See our FAQ for more information.