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.

 

Firm Average number of billable hours per associate in 2020 Vacation Paid parental leave - primary caregiver Paid parental leave - secondary caregiver Adoption or surrogacy-related fees Retirement plan Medical and dental plans
Adam Leitman Bailey 1,800 2.5 weeks 12 weeks 0 weeks No 401(k) Yes, contributory
Akin Gump Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes 401(k) (pretax)  
Allen & Overy 1,570 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes (up to $25,000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes
Alston & Bird Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes ($25,000) 401(k) Yes, contributory
Arnold & Porter Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 8 weeks Yes (up to $10,000, no lifetime maximum)  Undisclosed Undisclosed
Ashurst 1,868 5 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) (Roth) Yes, contributory medical plan, non-contributory dental plan
Axinn 1,482 4 weeks 20 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes, contributory
Baker Botts Undisclosed 3 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Yes
Bracewell Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 2 weeks No Undisclosed Yes, contributory. Dental, noncontributory
Cadwalader 1,737 Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Cahill Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Undisclosed  401(k) Yes, contributory
Choate Hall & Stewart Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Cleary Gottlieb Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 22 weeks Up to 22 weeks Yes (up to $10,000) 401(k) (pretax and Roth) Yes
Clifford Chance Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed  Yes, contributory 
Cooley Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks Yes 401(k) (Roth) Undisclosed
Covington & Burling 1,514 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Cozen O'Connor 1,624 Unlimited Up to 18 weeks Up to 18 weeks No 401(k) (pretax and Roth) Undisclosed
Cravath Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks (birth parent), 12 (non-birth parent) Up to 12 weeks (birth parent), 4 (non-birth parent) No 401(k) (pretax and/or Roth) Yes, contributory
Crowell & Moring 1,720 Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Davis Polk & Wardwell Undisclosed 5 weeks 12 weeks Undisclosed Yes Undisclosed Undisclosed
Debevoise & Plimpton Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks Up to 10 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Dechert Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks (birth parent), 12 (non-birth parent) 12 weeks No 401(k) (pre-tax and Roth) Yes, contributory
DLA Piper 1,837 Unlimited 18 weeks 18 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Dorsey & Whitney Undisclosed Up to 4 weeks Up to 22 weeks Up to 22 weeks Yes (up to $10,000 per child) 401(k) Undisclosed
Duane Morris Undisclosed 4 weeks 16 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Dykema Gossett Undisclosed Unlimited 16 weeks 10 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Finnegan Undisclosed Unlimited 12 weeks (paternity); 18 (maternity) 12 weeks (paternity); 18 (maternity) No 401(k) (pretax or Roth) Yes
Fish & Richardson 1,857 Unlimited 18 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k) (pretax or Roth)  Yes, contributory 
Foley & Lardner 1,770 Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes (up to $5,000) 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Foley Hoag Undisclosed 4 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Fox Rothschild 1,583 Discretionary Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Freshfields Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 week full pay; 12 half pay 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes, contributory. Dental, noncontributory
Fried, Frank 2,076 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Undisclosed Yes 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Gibson, Dunn Undisclosed Unlimited Up to 18 weeks Up to 10 weeks Yes 401(k) (pretax and Roth)  Yes, contributory 
Goodwin Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
Goulston & Storrs Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 18 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Greenberg Glusker 1,475 3 weeks 18 weeks 2 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Greenberg Traurig Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Gunderson 1,904 Unlimited Up to 22 weeks 10 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Harris, Wiltshire Undisclosed Unlimited 17 weeks 17 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Haynes and Boone 1,664 2 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Hogan Lovells US Undisclosed Unlimited 12 weeks Undisclosed Yes (up to $5,000, $10,000 lifetime maximum) Undisclosed Undisclosed
Holland & Knight Undisclosed 4 weeks 16 weeks Up to 10 weeks Undisclosed 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Holwell Shuster Undisclosed 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks Yes (up to $10,000) 401(k), profit-sharing and cash-balance plans  Yes, contributory 
Hunton Andrews Kurth 1,548 Unlimited 18 weeks 2 weeks Yes (up to $5,000 per adoption) 401(k) Yes, contributory. Dental, noncontributory
Irell & Manella Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks Undisclosed No 401(k) Undisclosed
Jackson Walker 1,649 Discretionary 18 weeks 3 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Jenner & Block Undisclosed Unlimited 12 weeks 6 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Jones Day Undisclosed 4 weeks 10 weeks 4 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
K&L Gates Undisclosed Up to 4 weeks 18 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) (pretax and/or Roth)  Yes, contributory 
Katten Undisclosed Unlimited Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
King & Spalding Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Kirkland & Ellis Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 10 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes, contributory
Kramer Levin 1,400 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Latham & Watkins Undisclosed Discretionary 22 weeks 14 weeks Yes (up to $20,000, no lifetime maximum) 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Linklaters Undisclosed 4.4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Mayer Brown Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Yes
McDermott Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) (Roth) Yes
Milbank Undisclosed Unlimited (LA); 4 (all other offices) weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) (pretax and/or Roth) Yes, contributory
Mintz Levin 1,633 Discretionary 18 weeks 8 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Morgan, Lewis Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 22 weeks Up to 12 weeks No Undisclosed Yes
Morrison & Foerster Undisclosed Discretionary 22 weeks 8 weeks Yes (up to $10,000 per child) 401(k) (pretax and Roth) Undisclosed
Munger, Tolles & Olson Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 18 weeks No 401(k) (pretax or Roth), profit-sharing plan Yes, contributory. Dental, no
Nelson Mullins 1,703 2 weeks 16 weeks 2 weeks No Profit-sharing plan Undisclosed
Norton Rose Fulbright Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes (up to $7,500 per child, $15,000 lifetime maxiumum) 401(k) Yes
O'Melveny & Myers Undisclosed Up to 4 weeks Up to 18 weeks Up to 18 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
Orrick 1,853 Discretionary 16 weeks + short-term disability (birth parent), 16 (non-birth parent) 16 weeks + short-term disability (birth parent), 16 (non-birth parent) Yes (up to $20,000 ) 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Patterson Belknap Undisclosed Unlimited 22 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Paul Hastings Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 22 weeks 24 weeks Undisclosed 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Paul, Weiss Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Undisclosed Yes (up to $25,000) 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Perkins Coie Undisclosed Discretionary Up to 18 weeks (birth parent), 10 (non-birth parent) 10 weeks Yes (up to $5,000 per adoption) 401(k) Yes
Pillsbury Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Proskauer Rose Undisclosed Unlimited Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes ($15,000 lifetime maximum) 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Reed Smith 1,853 4 weeks 16 weeks 10 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Ropes & Gray Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Schulte Roth & Zabel Undisclosed 5 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Seward & Kissel 1,611 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Seyfarth Shaw Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 10 weeks Yes Undisclosed Undisclosed
Shearman & Sterling Undisclosed 4 weeks 20 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Sheppard, Mullin 1818 Unlimited Up to 20 weeks (birthparent), 12 weeks (non-birth parent) 12 weeks Up to $25,000 (surrogacy only)  401(k) Yes, contributory
Sidley Austin Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Simpson Thacher Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Skadden Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Undisclosed No Undisclosed  Yes, contributory 
Sterne, Kessler 1,866 Unlimited 16 weeks (birth parent), 8 (non-birth parent)weeks 0 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Sullivan & Cromwell Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks (birth parent), 8 (non-birth parent) 4 weeks Yes (up to $7,500) 401(k) (pretax and Roth)  Yes, contributory 
Thompson & Knight 1,646 Discretionary 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) (pretax or Roth)  Yes, contributory 
Vedder Price Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 10 weeks Up to 10 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Venable 1,778 3 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No Undisclosed Yes, contributory
Vinson & Elkins Undisclosed 3 weeks 18 weeks Up to 9 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Waller 1,087 2 weeks 12 weeks 0 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Weil Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 10 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
White & Case 1,654 Unlimited 12 weeks 12 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes, contributory 
Wiley Rein 1,956 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Willkie Farr Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
WilmerHale 1,761 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory 
Wilson Sonsini Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Winston & Strawn Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 20 weeks No 401(k)  Yes, contributory