Work/life and Benefits

Most firms offer a suite of fairly standard benefits, like the 401(k) retirement plan, contributions to health and dental plans, and subsidized gym membership. Most also offer reduced or part time schedules of some description, usually for associates who’ve been with the firm for at least a certain period of time. Some of the more unusual or less frequent benefits on offer include pet insurance (Milbank); on-site massage therapy (Hogan Lovells, Alston & Bird); smoking cessation reimbursement (Brown Rudnick, Alston & Bird); transgender benefits (Perkins Coie, Winston & Strawn); free private banking (Milbank); rooftop bocce (Venable); a St. Patrick’s Day party (Gibbons and Greenberg); and a resident dog called Edie (Reed Smith).

Firm

Vacation

Paid parental: primary caregiver

Paid parental: secondary caregiver

Adoption/surrogacy fees

Retirement plan

medical and dental

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

3 weeks minimum

12 weeks

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

401K

Yes, contributory

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks maximum

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Allen & Overy LLP

20 days

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Alston & Bird LLP

Flexible

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $10,000

401K

Yes

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

6 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Baker Botts LLP

3 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Bracewell LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Brown Rudnick LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K; Roth 401K

Yes, contributory

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

5 weeks

No

Tax Opportunity Plan for Saving

Yes

Clifford Chance US LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

8 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes

Cooley LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Cozen O'Connor

Unlimited

18 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks maximum

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Crowell & Moring LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

4 weeks

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K; Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Yes, contributory

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

4 weeks minimum

18 weeks maximum

10 weeks maximum

18 weeks maximum

401K

Yes (contributory)

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes - for partners and counsel

Yes

Dechert LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Discretionary

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Duane Morris LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory (varies by office)

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Unlimited

12 weeks

6 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Epstein Becker & Green PC

4 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Fish & Richardson PC

Unlimited

16 weeks

8 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

4 weeks

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Foley & Lardner LLP

Discretionary

18 weeks

4 weeks minimum

Yes, up to $5,000

401K

Yes

Fox Rothschild LLP

Flexible

20 weeks

8 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

20 days

12 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks

Yes, up to $15,000

401K

Yes

Gibbons P.C.

3 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Goodwin

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Up to $5,000

401K

Yes

Goulston & Storrs

4 weeks

12 weeks

3 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

3 weeks

18 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Greenberg Traurig, PA

Discretionary

18 weeks

Discretionary

No

401K

Yes

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

4 weeks

Yes - undefined

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Unlimited

17 weeks

3 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Haynes and Boone, LLP

10 days minimum

12 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Hogan Lovells

Discretionary

20 weeks

12 weeks

Yes, $5000

Yes

Yes

Holland & Knight LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

6 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

401K

Yes, both; medical contributory

Irell & Manella LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Jackson Walker LLP

Unlimited

12 weeks

Undisclosed

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Jenner & Block LLP

3 weeks

18 weeks

12 weeks maximum

N/A

401K

Yes, contributory

Jones Day

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

K&L Gates

3 weeks minimum

18 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Unlimited

20 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

King & Spalding LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Latham & Watkins LLP

Unlimited

22 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes

Linklaters

22 days

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Mayer Brown LLP

Unlimited

20 weeks maximum

6 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

Flexible

18 weeks

8 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes

Morrison & Foerster LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

6 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

Yes, both

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Unlimited

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K; Roth 401K

Yes, both

Norton Rose Fulbright

4 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

4 weeks

12 weeks minimum

12 weeks minimum

No

401K; Roth 401K

Yes

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

3 weeks minimum

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Unlimited

22 weeks

3 weeks minimum

No

401K; IRA;

Yes, both

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Paul Hastings LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Perkins Coie LLP

Unlimited

26 weeks maximum

4 weeks minimum

Yes

401K

Yes

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks maximum

12 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Proskauer Rose LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

401K

Yes

Reed Smith LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

10 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Ropes & Gray LLP

4 weeks

10 weeks

8 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

401K

Yes

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

5 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Seward & Kissel LLP

4 weeks

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Shearman & Sterling LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

8 weeks

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, $25,000

401K

Yes, contributory

Sidley Austin LLP

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

4 weeks

18 weeks

12 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Unlimited

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Squire Patton Boggs

6 weeks

18 weeks

3 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Case-by-case

12 weeks maximum

2 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $7,500

401K

Yes

Thompson & Knight LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Troutman Sanders LLP

Discretionary

18 weeks

4 weeks

Undisclosed

401K

Yes

Vedder Price

4 weeks

16 weeks

8 weeks maximum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Venable LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Vinson & Elkins LLP

15 days

18 weeks minimum

4 weeks minimum

No

401K

Yes, contributory

Waller

2 weeks minimum

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks

No

401K

Yes

White & Case LLP

Unlimited

22 weeks maximum

12 weeks

Yes

401K

Yes

Wiley Rein LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

WilmerHale

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

401K

Yes

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

4 weeks maximum

20 weeks

12 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

Winston & Strawn LLP

Unlimited

20 weeks

20 weeks

No

401K

Yes, both

 


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