Only politicians and estate agents are viewed as more unethical than lawyers in an annual governance poll.
The firm, which is on a global expansion trail, has launched its third office in Australia.
LAW FIRM EXPANSION
The firm has recruited a local team for its seventh office opening this year.
Australian law firms are starting to pay sign-on bonuses as the competition for talent heats up.
American and Japanese bidders are stalking Australian companies as 2017 M&A activity heats up with health, IT and agribusiness predicted to be the future hot areas.
The Australian law firm has nabbed two more EY experts as it continues to build its forensic services practice, an area traditionally the domain of accountancy firms.
There are more women than men practicing law in Australia, co-inciding with a 46 per cent rise in the number of private law firms in the past five years to 15,539.