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); smoking cessation reimbursement (Alston & Bird); free private banking (Milbank); a bocce tournament (Venable); a St. Patrick’s Day party (Greenberg Traurig); and baby swaddles (DLA Piper).

 

Vacation


Paid parental: primary caregiver

Paid parental: secondary caregiver

Adoption/
surrogacy fees

Flexible work arrangements

Retirement plan


Medical and dental plans

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks maximum

10 weeks maximum

Yes, up to $12,500

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Allen & Overy LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Alston & Bird LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

8 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Ashurst

             

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Baker Botts LLP

3 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

 

401K

Yes

Bracewell LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

2 weeks

No

Undisclosed

401K

Yes, contributory

Brown Rudnick LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

4 weeks minimum

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

10 weeks

Yes

Yes

Tax Opportunity Plan for Saving

Yes, contributory

Clifford Chance LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

8 weeks maximum

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Cooley LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

10 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Cozen O'Connor

 

10 weeks

10 weeks

No

 

401K

Yes, contributory

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks maximum

12 weeks maximum

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Crowell & Moring LLP

Discretionary

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

4 weeks

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

Discretionary

401K

Yes, contributory

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Yes

20 weeks maximum

12 weeks maximum

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Dechert LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks maximum

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Desiderio, Kaufman & Metz

2.5 weeks

12 weeks

 

No

Discretionary

401K

Yes

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Drinker Biddle & Reath LPP

Unlimited

20 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Duane Morris LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, partial contributory

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Unlimited

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Epstein Becker & Green PC

4 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Fish & Richardson PC

Unlimited

18 weeks

8 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Foley & Lardner LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Foley Hoag LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Fox Rothschild LLP

Flexible

20 weeks

8 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

20 days

12 weeks

4 weeks

Infertility benefits

Yes

401K

Yes

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

12 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Gibbons P.C.

3 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

 

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

10 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Goodwin

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Up to $5,000

Yes

401K

Yes

Goulston & Storrs

4 weeks

18 weeks

18 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

3 weeks

18 weeks

2 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Greenberg Traurig, PA

3 weeks

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigan

Unlimited

22 weeks

10 weeks

NO

Yes

401K

Yes, merit-based

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

4 weeks

16 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Discretionary

17 weeks

3 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Discretionary

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes, contributory

Yes, contributory

Hogan Lovells

Unlimited

20 weeks

12 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Holland & Knight LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

6 weeks minimum

No

Yes 

401K

Yes, contributory

Hunton Andrews Kurth

4 weeks 18 weeks   2 weeks Yes Yes 401K Yes, contributory

Irell & Manella LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Jackson Walker LLP

Discretionary

12 weeks

3 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Jenner & Block LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks maximum

12 weeks maximum

 

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Jones Day

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

K&L Gates

4 weeks

18 weeks

12 weeks

No

Discretionary

401K

Yes, contributory

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes, case by case

401K

Yes, contributory

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Unlimited

20 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

King & Spalding LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Discretionary

Yes

Yes

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

10 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

4 weeks

6 weeks

4 weeks

No

 

401K

Yes, contributory

Latham & Watkins LLP

Unlimited

22 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Linklaters

22 days

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes, case-by-case

401K

Yes

Mayer Brown LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

Discretionary

18 weeks

8 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Morrison & Foerster LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

6 weeks

No

Discretionary

Yes

Yes, contributory

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Unlimited

12 weeks

2 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Nixon Peabody

Discretionary

10 weeks

3 weeks

Yes, up to $13,500

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Norton Rose Fulbright

20 days

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, $7,500

Yes

401K

Yes

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

4 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

3 weeks minimum

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Unlimited

22 weeks (shared)

22 weeks (shared)

Yes

Yes

401K; IRA;

Yes, contributory

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Paul Hastings LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

IRA

Yes, contributory

Perkins Coie LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks maximum

10 weeks minimum

Yes, up to $5,000

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

4 weeks

18-20 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K; Roth 401K

Yes, contributory

Proskauer Rose LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

Yes, case by case

401K

Yes

Reed Smith LLP

3-4 weeks

10 weeks

10 weeks

No

No

401K

Yes, non-contributory

Ropes & Gray LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

8 weeks

Yes, up to $5,000

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Schiff Hardin

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

5 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Yes, contributory

Seward & Kissel LLP

4 weeks

16 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, both

Shearman & Sterling LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

8 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes

Sidley Austin LLP

Discretionary

18 weeks maximum

12 weeks maximum

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

4 weeks

18 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Discretionary

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Squire Patton Boggs

6 weeks

18 weeks

3 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

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

Unlimited

16 weeks

3 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

Yes, up to $7,500

Yes

401K

Yes

Thompson & Knight LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Troutman Sanders LLP

Unlimited

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Vedder Price

4 weeks

16 weeks

6 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Venable LLP

3 weeks

12 weeks

12 weeks

No

No

401K

Yes

Vinson & Elkins LLP

2 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Waller

             

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

4 weeks

20 weeks

10 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

White & Case LLP

Unlimited

12 weeks

12 weeks

Yes

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Wiley Rein LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes, case by case

401K

Yes, contributory

WilmerHale

4 weeks

18 weeks

4 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

4 weeks maximum

20 weeks

12 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

Winston & Strawn LLP

Unlimited

20 weeks

20 weeks

No

Yes

401K

Yes, contributory

 

Where blank, data was not provided by the firm.


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