Hughes Hubbard was ranked as one of the top 10 firms in The American Lawyer's 2016 Summer Associates Survey. According to the rankings, the firm was one of only 13 to earn a 5 out of 5 in the category rating the firm overall as a good place to work.

The rankings are based on reports from the firm's summer associates in five categories: the overall quality of the workplace; how interesting and "real" the work was; how training and guidance measured up; how often they interacted with partners and associates; and how accurately the firm portrayed itself.