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 2021 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 4 weeks Up to 16 weeks Up to 16 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Akin Gump Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
Allen & Overy 1,679 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes (up to $25000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Undisclosed
Alston & Bird Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes ($25000) 401(k) Undisclosed
Arnold & Porter Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Ashurst  Undisclosed 4 weeks 26 weeks 26 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Axinn 1,205 4 weeks 20 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
Baker Botts Undisclosed 3 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
Bracewell Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Brown Rudnick Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks Yes up to (£10000) 401(k) Yes
Cadwalader 1,999 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 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes contributory
Cleary Gottlieb Undisclosed 4 weeks 15 weeks 15 weeks Yes (up to $25000 lifetime for each separately) 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes
Clifford Chance Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Cooley Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks Yes ($10000) Roth 401(k) Undisclosed
Covington & Burling 1,661 4 weeks 18 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Cozen O'Connor 1,776 Unlimited Up to 18 weeks Up to 18 weeks No 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Undisclosed
Cravath Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks  4 weeks; up to 12 weeks (birth parent) No 401(k) Yes contributory 
Crowell & Moring 1,678 Unlimited 18 weeks 18 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Davis Polk & Wardwell Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 18 weeks Up to 12 weeks Yes ($60000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) profit sharing  Yes
Debevoise & Plimpton Undisclosed 4 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Yes ($30000 lifetime) 401(k) Yes contributory 
Dechert Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks Yes ($20000) 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes
DLA Piper 1,927 Unlimited 18 weeks 18 weeks Yes (up to a $25000 lifetime maximum) Undisclosed Undisclosed
Dorsey & Whitney Undisclosed 2-4 weeks Up to 23 weeks Up to 23 weeks Yes (up to$10000/child) 401(k) Undisclosed
Duane Morris Undisclosed 4 weeks 16 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory 
Finnegan Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Fish & Richardson 1,853 Unlimited 18 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes contributory
Foley & Lardner 1,905 Unlimited 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes (up to $5000) 401(k) Yes contributory
Foley Hoag Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 18 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Fox Rothschild 1,583 Flexible 8 to 20 8 to 20 No 401(k) Yes contributory 
Freshfields Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 22 weeks Up to 22 weeks Yes ($60000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes
Fried, Frank Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
Gibson, Dunn Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 18 weeks Yes up to $60000 Undisclosed Undisclosed
Goodwin Undisclosed Discretionary Up to 26 weeks Up to 26 weeks Yes (up to $25000/child) 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Undisclosed
Goulston & Storrs Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks  18 weeks Yes up tp $10000 Personalized financial planning   Yes contributory 
Greenberg Glusker 1,475 3 weels 18 weeks 2 weeks No 401K Undisclosed
Greenberg Traurig Undisclosed 3 Weeks 18 Weeks 6 Weeks No 401K Plan With Auto Enrollment; Also available without auto enrollment 401K After Tax and Roth. Yes
Gunderson Undisclosed Unlimited 22 weeks 10 weeks Yes (up to $40000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes contributory
Haynes and Boone 1,728 2.4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
Hogan Lovells US Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes (up to $5000; $10000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes contributory
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 Up to $10K 401(k) Yes contributory
Hunton Andrews Kurth 1,697 Unlimited 18 weeks 2 weeks Yes (up to $5000/adoption) 401(k) Yes contributory medical non-contributory dental
Irell & Manella Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 8 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Jackson Walker Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks 3 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Jones Day Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 10 weeks Up to 10 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
K&L Gates Undisclosed 3-4 weeks 18 weeks 12 weeks No Undislosed Yes
Kasowitz Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Investment advisors/Financial wellness benefit Yes
Katten Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 20 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
King & Spalding Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No Cash balance plan partners deferred allocation plan profit sharing Yes
Kirkland & Ellis  Undisclosed Discretionary 18 weeks (associates); 26 weeks (partners) 10 weeks (associates); 26 weeks (partners)  Yes 401(k)/Roth 401(k) diversified investment options  Yes
Kramer Levin 1,583 4 weeks 22 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Latham & Watkins Undisclosed Discretionary Up to 24 weeks Up to 24 weeks Yes (up to $20000/per calendar year; $60000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes contributory
Linklaters Undisclosed 4.5 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Mayer Brown Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
McDermott Undisclosed Unlimited 20 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Milbank Undisclosed Unlimited (LA); 4 weeks (elsewhere) 20 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Undisclosed
Mintz Levin Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 12 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 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 $10k) 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes contributory
Munger, Tolles & Olson Undisclosed 18 weeks 18 weeks No No 401(k) Yes
Nelson Mullins 1,834 Discretionary 16 weeks 2 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Norton Rose Fulbright Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 18 weeks Yes ($7500) 401(k) Undisclosed
O'Melveny & Myers Undisclosed 3-4 weeks Up to 18 weeks Up to 18 weeks Yes 401(k) Yes
Orrick 1,728 Discretionary 16 weeks 16 weeks Yes (up to $20000 $50000 lifetime benefit) 401(k) Yes
Patterson Belknap Undisclosed Unlimited 22 weeks 22 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Paul Hastings Undisclosed 4-5 weeks Up to 22 weeks 14 weeks Undisclosed Defined contribution plan  Undisclosed
Paul, Weiss Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes (up to $25000) 401(k) Yes contributory 
Perkins Coie Undisclosed Unlimited 18 weeks 10 weeks Yes (up to $5000) 401(k) Yes
Pillsbury 1,557 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks Yes 401(k) Cash Balance Plan Yes contributory medical non-contributory dental
Polsinelli 1,805 Undisclosed 14 weeks 4 weeks Undisclosed 401(k)/IRA/Employer contribution Yes
Proskauer Rose Undisclosed Unlimited Undisclosed 12 weeks $7.500/year ($15000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes
Reed Smith 1,923 3-4 weeks 16 weeks 10 weeks No Cash balance plan partners deferred allocation plan profit sharing Undisclosed
Richards, Layton & Finger Undisclosed 4 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed 401(k) profit sharing Undisclosed
Ropes & Gray Undisclosed 4 weeks  Up to 10 weeks 8 weeks (non-birth parent); 10 weeks (birth parent) Yes ($5000) Undisclosed Yes
Schulte Roth & Zabel Undisclosed 5 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes ($25000) Yes Yes contributory
Seward & Kissel 1,684 6 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Seyfarth Shaw 1,738 Unlimited 8 weeks post-partum 10 weeks bonding 10 weeks Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
Shearman & Sterling Undisclosed Discretionary 20 weeks 8 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Sheppard, Mullin 1,776 Unlimited Up to 20 weeks 12 weeks Yes (up to $25000) 401(k) Yes contributory
Sidley Austin Undisclosed Unlimited 14 weeks 14 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Simpson Thacher Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No Yes Yes
Skadden Undisclosed 4 weeks 12 weeks 12 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Sterne, Kessler 1,703 Discretionary Up to 16 weeks Up to 16 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Stroock Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks Up to 20 weeks Yes ($25000 lifetime maximum) Undisclosed Yes contributory
Sullivan & Cromwell Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Yes (up to $7500) 401(k) Yes contributory
Vedder Price Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 10 weeks Up to 10 weeks No Undisclosed Undisclosed
Venable Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 6 weeks No 401(k) Yes
Vinson & Elkins Undisclosed 3-4 weeks 18 weeks Up to 9 weeks No 401(k) Undisclosed
Waller 1,867 2-3 weeks 12 weeks Up to 12 weeks No Variable Annuity Plan for partners only Yes
Weil Undisclosed 4 weeks Up to 20 weeks up to 10 weeks Yes Undisclosed Undisclosed
White & Case 1,771 Unlimited 12 weeks 12 weeks Yes ($30000 lifetime maximum) 401(k) Yes
Wiley Rein 1,942 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
Willkie Farr Undisclosed 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks Undisclosed 401(k) Undisclosed
WilmerHale 1,801 4 weeks 18 weeks 4 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory
Wilson Sonsini 1,792 4 weeks 12 weeks (paternity); 20 weeks (maternity) 12 weeks (paternity); 20 weeks (maternity) Yes (up to $20000) 401(k)/Roth 401(k) Yes contributory
Winston & Strawn 1,895 Discretionary 20 weeks 20 weeks No 401(k) Yes contributory