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 pictured left (Reed Smith). 

Name Vacation Paid maternity Paid paternity Adoption/surrocacy fees Flexible work arrangements Retirement plan Medical and dental plans
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. 2 weeks 12 weeks U U U Yes Yes, both
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes Yes 401(k) Yes, both
Allen & Overy LLP 20 days 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Alston & Bird LLP Flexible 18 weeks maximum 18 weeks minmum Yes, up to $10,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 6 weeks Yes, $10,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP 4 weeks 20 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Baker Botts LLP 3 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No U 401K Yes, both
Baker McKenzie Unlimited 18 weeks maximum 18 weeks maximum Yes Yes Yes Yes, both
Bracewell LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Brown Rudnick LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP 3 weeks 3 months 3 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes, both
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 5 weeks No Yes Yes, TOPS Yes, both
Clifford Chance US LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks minimum No U 401K Yes, both
Cooley LLP 4 weeks 20 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Cozen O'Connor Unlimited 8 weeks maximum 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP 4 weeks 20 weeks maximum 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K N/A
Crowell & Moring LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks maximum 10 weeks maximum 18 weeks maximum Yes 401K Yes, both
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Dechert LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
DLA Piper LLP (US) Discretionary 18 4 No Yes 401K Yes, both
Duane Morris LLP 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Dykema Gossett PLLC Unlimited 12 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Epstein Becker & Green PC 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Fish & Richardson PC Unrestricted 16 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto 4 weeks 12 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Foley & Lardner LLP Discretionary 18 weeks 4 weeks minimum $5,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Fox Rothschild LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 20 days 12 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 10 weeks Yes Yes 401K Yes, both
Gibbons P.C. 3 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Goodwin 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks (18 if primary caregiver) $5,000 per adoption Case by case 401K Yes both; contributory
Goulston & Storrs 4 weeks Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes, both.
Greenberg Traurig, PA Discretionary 18 weeks Discretionary No Yes 401K Yes, both
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller 4 weeks Short-term disability 4 weeks No Yes 401(k) Yes, both
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP Case-by-case 17 weeks 3 weeks No Yes 401(k): 13% matching Yes
Haynes and Boone, LLP 10 days minimum 12 weeks 4 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
Hogan Lovells Unlimited 20 weeks Up to 12 weeks Yes Yes Yes Yes
Holland & Knight LLP 4 weeks 16 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Hunton & Williams LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 2 weeks $5,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Irell & Manella LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Jackson Walker LLP Unlimited 12 weeks U Yes Yes 401K Yes, both
Jenner & Block LLP 3 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Jones Day 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
K&L Gates 3 weeks minimum 12 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks None No Yes 401K Yes, both
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Unlimited 14 weeks 14 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 20 days 12 weeks minimum 6 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
King & Spalding LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks minmum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Kirkland & Ellis LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 4 weeks 20 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Latham & Watkins LLP No cap 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Linklaters 22 days 18 weeks 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Mayer Brown LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 6 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
McDermott Will & Emery LLP Unlimited 18 weeks maximum 18 weeks maximum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC 4 weeks 12 weeks 8 weeks No Yes, FWA program 401(k) Yes, contributory
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks minimum Yes Yes 401K Yes, both
Morrison & Foerster LLP 4 weeks 20 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Nixon Peabody LLP Discretionary 16 weeks 4 weeks Up to $7,500 Yes 401K Yes, both
Norton Rose Fulbright Discretionary 14 weeks 20 days Yes, up to $7,500 Yes 401K Yes, both
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks minimum 12 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
O'Melveny & Myers LLP 3 weeks minimum 18 weeks 6 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Unlimited 22 weeks 3 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No No 401K Yes, both
Paul Hastings LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 10 weeks No No 401K Yes, both
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Perkins Coie LLP Discretionary 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes, $5,000 Yes Yes Yes, both
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 12 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Proskauer Rose LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes, $5,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Reed Smith LLP 3 weeks minimum 16 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Ropes & Gray LLP 4 weeks 14 weeks minimum 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Schiff Hardin LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks maximum 18 weeks maximum $5,000 Yes 401K Yes, both
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP 5 weeks 18 weeks 2 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
Sedgwick LLP Discretionary 16 weeks 3 weeks No Yes 401(k) Yes, both
Seward & Kissel LLP 4 weeks 12 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Shearman & Sterling LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Sidley Austin LLP U U U U U U U
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401(k) Yes, both
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates 4 weeks 18 maximum 4 weeks minimum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Snell & Wilmer LLP Unlimited 12 weeks 12 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Squire Patton Boggs 6 weeks 18 weeks 3 weeks No Yes 401(k) Yes, both
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. Unlimited 12 weeks 2 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes, up to $7,500 Yes Yes Yes, both
Thompson & Knight LLP Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Vedder Price 3 weeks 16 weeks 8 weeks maximum No Yes, case-by-case 401K Yes, both
Venable LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes Yes Yes, both
Vinson & Elkins LLP 15 days minimum 18 weeks maximum 18 weeks maximum No Yes 401K Yes, both
Waller 2 weeks minimum 12 weeks 0 No Yes 401K Yes, both
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
White & Case LLP Unlimited 18 weeks minimum 4 weeks Yes Yes 401K Yes, both
Wiley Rein LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
WilmerHale 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Discretionary 18 weeks 10 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both

 

Winston & Strawn LLP

Unlimited 20 weeks 20 weeks No Yes 401K Yes, both

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